Tuesday, November 26, 2013


"Things don't have to last forever to be perfect"

-Daydream Nation

Have fun on Thanksgiving
Enjoy the moments


Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Unlike one of my cats,  I have been feeling a bit overstimulated lately,
Hard to settle down.
So this past weekend I unplugged my phone,
turned off the computer and said no to movies.

I read magazines, an entire book,
and sewed, sewed, sewed.

Yesterday, at a lovely impromptu sew gathering,
I watched how to make an awesome covered button

made this child's apron with a velcro
closure for little busy hands.

Whew, I feel much better.

Back in the noise today,
 I am determined to return to center as quickly as I get knocked off.

Just have to create that quiet -
Not always easy.

Be good to yourselves!

Saturday, November 9, 2013


Many of us speak about the artistry of hand made,
the power of supporting individual artists and
the inspiration shared by others beautiful work

 I experienced all of those things
so profoundly yesterday, that I feel the need to share

Following the suggestion of 
Chris Leith, owner and artist of Eggemoggin Textile Studio
I took some time out of my day to

The first booth that drew me in was FX Dressed
- handmade dresses -
at a very reasonable price.

I bought two thank you very much
from Jessi, the lovely woman who makes them
(and want to look like that in my garden next year)

I then came upon this appliqu├ęd tea towel
which, for obvious reasons, I could not pass up
(Unfortunately I can't find the girl's card who made it)

As I rounded the bend to Chris's booth
the energy coming from Circle Stone Designs
 across the way was incredible

The stone and hand hammered silver
jewelry by Anita Roelz really struck a cord,
I found just the right things to go with my new dresses!

Just when I think I can't have anymore fun,
Chris tells me that her pin cushion caddy has been
the topic of much conversation in her booth today
-and it is the one I made!!

"yes, I would be happy to send you one,
what colors do you like?"

Feeling giddy, Chris and I mosey down to Jody Meredith's
booth, Hard Boiled Designs, and start trying on hats.
Of course she found the perfect one for me

What do you think?!

I drove home so full of love and light.

I met new friends and felt like each one
had made something especially for me.
Plus, the money I spent went right into supporting
the lives of people
 creating beautiful things from their hearts.

How cool is that -

Here's hoping we can all keep it real this holiday season.

Enjoy your weekend!