You are in control - Monday Mantra

You are in control - Monday Mantra Is it ironic that this week's card reminds us that we are, in fact, in control... and yet my Monday completely got away from me? I laughed when I pulled this card at random from the deck I mentioned last week because I DON'T feel like I'm in control of much. A friend commented on the book of faces that they envy how I hold space for priorities like my relationship, but what you see on the socials, that's not real {Keep Reading}

Be Kind - Monday Mantra

Be Kind - Monday Mantra Yes, I'm aware that it is almost February... but over the weekend I was finally able to connect with a dear friend to exchange Christmas Gifts.  Clearly we like to spread the holiday season out.One of the amazingly thoughtful gifts was a set of Listen B*tch Affirmation Cards At first I laughed and then after removing the shrink wrap and looking through the cards, they really spoke to me.  And, in case anyone else needs to hear these messages, thought I'd share {Keep Reading}

Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

Crossing the Rainbow BridgeAs a responsible pet parent, I think we all know in the back of our mind that our furry loves won't be with us forever.  We also accept the responsibility for helping them when they cannot advocate for themselves, and yes, even guiding them across the rainbow bridge when no other options exist.  Nothing about that knowledge prepared me for the day that I would have to make the gut-wrenching decision for my girl. Truth is, the lifespan of an Old {Keep Reading}

About Birthdays

About Birthdays It's not MY birthday - but it is The Big Guy's birthday and that is a day to celebrate.  It wasn't until we met that I truly understood what was missing from all of the failed relationships of days gone by - connection.  Connection I don't mean the physical connection.  That is fleeting.  It's the whole package.  Like the way we can both just "be" in the house and there is a warmth.  Or the way he'll curl up in my lap {Keep Reading}

Quilting Planner 2023

Quilting Planner 2023 I love Planners.  Really I love most office supplies ... notebooks, pens. and yes, planners.  I really love both the Erin Condren Planners as well as the Tools 4 Wisdom planners. If you need a planner, do check those out... but they are not a Quilting Planner. (and no, these are not affiliate links. I get nothing in return, and purchased from both using my hard earned dollars so just my opinions here) As I embrace my newfound love {Keep Reading}

The Tilda Embroidery Flower Quilt Part 1

Yes, I titled this "The Tilda Embroidery Flower Quilt - Part One" because this quilt is going to take me a minute... but I'm getting ahead of myself. I've started making a list of the projects and quilts I want to tackle... this year may be a bit … [Read more...]

Learning How to Quilt

  Some things you may or may not know about me. I have a genuine love and appreciation for all things Handmade.  The skill and love that goes into each piece is far more than whatever price tag is attached.  My favorite shop here in my … [Read more...]

I made a Quilt

Ok, so in fairness, this was not the first quilt I made.  It's technically my third but it is by far my largest. It was a gift for mom because the first thing she said when I casually mentioned that I had taken up quilting was something along the … [Read more...]

New Year Clean Up – Sewing Space Organization

I do love January.  A new year is a fresh start. A chance to try something new. Let's be honest, after all of the insanity of the last few years, I feel like we could all use a bit of a reboot.   New Year - New Hobby? Towards the end … [Read more...]

Reflecting on the “Before Times” and what’s next…

I don't know if anyone still reads this here blog... I wouldn't blame you if not - I haven't even been here to write!  Each year, as I pay my hosting and domain fees, I find myself wondering if this is the year I should just end the blog entirely, or … [Read more...]