Three years later

Three years ago my world changed. My sweet hubby unexpectedly left this earth and went to heaven. What an awful day. So much changed that day. Some changes were expected. A lot of changes took me by surprise. Yes, it still hurts, and I miss him something dreadful. He was my closest friend: the one who stuck by me no matter what, the one who cheered me on, the one … Continue reading

Room of Requirement Day 1

Kona Cotton cupboard before

Last night I had just an hour or two to get started on tackling the Room of Requirement. I was able clear away enough stuff that I could actually step foot in the room! Woohoo! I felt that was a great accomplishment. Then I got overwhelmed and went on an adventure instead! This year DD#2, Bethany, is going to start homeschooling 4-year-old Hazel, and 2-year-old Aliza is sure to tag … 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

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

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

A visit with Lee Anna Paylor

Yesterday I had a delightful visit with Lee Anna Paylor of Not Afraid of Color. Her husband was in town on a business trip and she and her poodle, Cole, came along. It turns out to be a win-win situation because he has a traveling partner and she gets to sample all the local quilt shops. I directed her to my favorite, Fabric Shack, which, of course, she loved, too! … Continue reading