Review of 2016 and 2017

Ah, so much has happened and yet, in many ways, it seems as if time has stood still. By necessity, my priorities changed. My focus changed. My world changed. After my sweet hubby passed away in October 2015, other things besides quilting captured my attention. I know it will not be permanent. It’s just a season. I know I will return to quilting in time. Until then, this has kept … Continue reading

A Momma’s Heart – cover reveal

So excited! Here is the front cover of my daughter’s up-coming book, A Momma’s Heart: Comfort for Loss Moms. This is the project that’s been keeping me busy since January. Bethany and I are collaborating on the illustrations, combining her beautiful black and white photographs with my line drawings to create a unique reflective journal/coloring book for moms who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. A Momma’s Heart: Comfort for … Continue reading

Four years… In Memory of…

Today our family remembers two very special people. My grandson, sweet little Amalya Nathaniel, was born and passed away on September 10, 2012. God used him in such amazing ways. We were blessed that he lived for one hour and twenty minutes, but he’ll be in our hearts forever. My quilt, Surrender, was made as a memorial to Amalya’s brief but very meaningful life. Just a week before Amalya was … Continue reading

Introducing Aliza Hope!

I’m very happy to announce the arrival of the newest member of our family, little Aliza Hope! Aliza made her appearance this morning, February 18 at 8:18 AM. She was 6 lbs 1 oz and measured 19-1/4″ long. Aliza is Hebrew for “Joyful.” Hope was added from the verse Romans 12:12, “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” The Romans 12 was a passage selected as a … Continue reading

Review of 2015

For the last few years, I’ve posted brief summaries of the year as it ended. I haven’t been posting much lately, and with the loss of my sweet hubby, I was hesitant to do a review this year, but I thought I would try a mini review. But, forever in my mind, 2015 will always be remembered as the year I said goodbye to my best friend. … Continue reading

Donate Life float

DD#2 was chosen to ride on the Donate Life float in the Rose Parade on January 1, in honor of her son, Amalya Nathaniel. She and her sweet hubby are in Pasadena right now decorating the float. Here are a few pictures. Be sure to watch for her on January 1! … Continue reading

Getting back in to the swing

I’m busy getting back in the swing of things! The first good news to share is that two of my secret quilts (ones I can’t show you yet) have been juried into a special exhibit called Circular Abstractions that Nancy Crow is putting together! My experimental quilt shown to the left was the first in this series, so it is similar in some ways, but these two new quilts pushed … Continue reading