It was a lovely evening - the temperature in the low 70s, a breeze blowing. I sat on a bench in the shade and watched people passing me by and children play. Suddenly pain and grief came over me again, like a big ocean wave. As I was trying to
On March 29th of this year, I very suddenly and unexpectedly lost my husband of 40 yrs. He was my best friend, my greatest fan, my support and the love of my life. Life has been difficult since his passing and I often wonder how I can go on without
Most likely you have heard it said "Bloom and grow where you are planted", right? Well, this pumpkin volunteer plant has certainly taken that verse to heart. :) Look at it: Squeezed in from all sides, it continues to put on a beautiful show.
You might know that we have two autistic grandchildren. Our grandson, Sid (almost 14) and granddaughter, Eliana (almost 9). Eliana stayed with us yesterday afternoon and night. It's always a special time with her. Last night was no
I have been busy for a few days with making receiving blankets. Our church has a special tradition on Mother's Day: new babies are dedicated to the Lord and prayed over by our Pastor and the church on Mother's Day. As a symbol of God's all
As I was in my garden today trying to get rid of Quack grass and invasive Goldenrod, I noticed our granddaughter, Eliana, kneeling next to some tulips. She cupped the beautiful flower petals in her hands and could not get over the size and
Many months ago a dear friend from "Down Under" suggested I make a tote to carry a mug in. I have been thinking about it a lot and finally decided to see if I couldn't do it by sort of "challenging" the 6x10 hoop. I am so pleased that I have been
Well, look what we found in our garden this morning.... underneath our turned over wheelbarrow. I suppose we won't be using our wheelbarrow for a while! :)
Tomorrow is Good Friday. It indeed is a "Good" Friday for all those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The graphics for this cross were purchased from www.mygrafico.com (Cupcake Cutiees). While it is a reminder of Christ's sacrifice
There appears to be a connection between gluten intolerance and autism. Eliana, one of our autistic grandchildren, has Celiac's disease and cannot tolerate gluten, not even traces of it. She misses "regular" foods terribly and when she is with me
It's Spring break at Eliana's school for autistic children and she has been with me during the day. We have had fun. Yesterday she wanted to learn how to sew a little dress for her American girl doll. I still wanted to get my daily 2 mile walk in
This past Sunday, our daughter Kristy, whom you may have read about in earlier post, ran her first full marathon. That may not mean much to many folks but to us, her parents, this is a HUGE accomplishment. Please allow me to share Kristy's account
Have you ever wondered what goes into making an in the hoop design? I can't talk for other digitizers, but I can tell you that it's a lengthy process, even if the project looks easy to the purchaser. See this little tea pocket? Cute, isn't
As I was cutting my grass this morning, I noticed how the sunlight highlighted a little hidden corner in my garden. I thought it was so precious and wanted to share it with you.
Have you been wondering what I do when I am not digitizing or watching grandchildren? Well, another favorite pas ttime of mine is flower gardening. Although I must admit that with advancing age, it seems to become more difficult to manage all those
I had intended to write this entry around Mother's Day but then life happened and got in the way of my good intentions. As I am working on a design with the scripture "There is no greater joy than to hear that your children walk in the truth"
I look at my autistic grandson - he is so ruggedly handsome - his hair tossled, a piece of flowery silk fabric wrapped around his neck, his beautiful big blue eyes with long eye lashes looking sad and semi pleading. On the one hand he hates
Just quickly wanted to share with you something I have been working on: A set of labels for twins. These are sooo cute. There are 10 designs in this set and I made them with burp pads, bibs, and blankets in mind. What do you think? I have also
I haven't written in a while - life gets so busy, doesn't it? Today I want to share with you about a very special family. Krista and Josh Carson have 4 children of their own, one of which was born with Down Syndrome. The Carsons
When I grew up in Germany, the 4 weeks before Christmas, Advent were special. For those 4 weeks we gathered on Sundays to work on Christmas projects, listen to Christmas music, eat Christmas cookies, and hear my Dad read Christmas stories to us.