Room of Requirement – it begins

Room of Requirement - before

I’ve been procrastinating! But I thought if I confessed in front of everyone, maybe it would motivate me to get started on a big project! I need someone to hold me accountable. In the nearly three years since Sweet Hubby went to heaven, I’ve done virtually no quilting. I haven’t really even stepped foot into my studio except to retrieve some odd item or throw something in there for storage. … Continue reading

Article on my sweet hubby

Thumbnail of Pastor Dave article

I am deeply touched and so blessed that Calvary Chapel Magazine just did an article on my late husband, Dave (in their Issue 77, Fall 2018). He was so very special and I miss him so much, but it is nice that he was remembered in this way. I can’t believe it has been nearly three years. Some of you met him when I traveled to speak and teach. I … Continue reading

Tutorial: Painting Birkenstocks with Shiva Paintstiks

The finished product

I still haven’t been doing any quilting, but I’ve been kept busy with a lot of other creative things! Last year, of course, I was busy collaborating with my daughter. She wrote a book called A Mommas Heart: Comfort for Loss Moms. It is a book for mothers who have lost an infant during a pregnancy or soon after. She also did a photograph for each page, and then I … Continue reading

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

Two years later

Today marks two years since my sweet hubby, Dave, left us and went to heaven. I miss his laugh. I miss his hugs. I miss the companionship of my best friend. And still, God has blessed me in so many ways. I’m thankful for my two lovely daughters and their husbands. I’m thankful that I can live with two granddaughters. They are a bright spot every day! I haven’t gone … 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

Memorial Day 2017

Today is the day that the United States honors those who died in active military service. My father was in the Air Force for 31 years, so we were taught to appreciate the sacrifice that these brave men and women made for our country. I do not want to minimize the true meaning of Memorial Day, but today I’ve been thinking of my sweet hubby, Dave. He wasn’t in the … Continue reading

Take the Labeling Pledge

Quilt Alliance is on a mission to get all quilters to label their quilts. According to a survey that they cite, only 58% of quilters regularly label their quilts. They currently have a pledge form you can fill out where you can pledge to label your own quilts. This has been an issue near and dear to my heart. In 1999 I had a quilt that went missing during shipment. … Continue reading