Live in Your Hands

Greetings and Happy September! I always think of September as a second New Year with the start school and the hope of cooler weather. For years I have dreamed of combining my passion for teaching with my love of fiber arts. This fall I have been blessed with the opportunity to make my dream a […]

Write about Us

Each year, my sixth grade students blog.  We start out talking about the history of blogging, terminology, and features of blogs.  Then we move on to viewing several blogs.  I show them a sports blog (whatever seems current) and a food blog (Smitten Kitchen) to appeal to all my learners.  My favorite one to share […]

Roll Down the Window… of Life

At the beginning of July the air conditioner in the car I drive most decided to stop working.  Maybe it quit, maybe it needed a break, or maybe I needed to learn something in the process, but either way no cool air escaped the vents in the car.  Fixing the problem wasn’t an immediate option. […]

Mini-Pink on the Way

Blessings come in many shapes, and sizes and one of mine is a goddaughter, Joanna.  When she was born a couple years ago on my birthday, I made her a quilt for her bed.  Not exactly my colors, but the colors of her room and her mum’s wishes.  It was pretty, and all were pleased. […]

A Gift from the Heart

Today, I gave a gift.  Nothing special really.  Fabric layered, sewn together, cut apart, layers cut back, sewn together again in a new way, and made into a pillow cover.  An insert was placed inside, and it became a pillow for the couch.  The design wasn’t anything original….. just hearts.  It was pretty.  I gave […]

Hope Among the Weeds

Each year the weeds grow abundantly in our yard.  It isn’t that we encourage them, but more that we get busy with life and forget to pull them when they are small.  So each year, sometimes several times a year, I venture out into the yard for a HUGE weed pulling.  As last week was […]

Life as Journey

Loss of a loved one always brings with it a journey.  Sometimes several journeys result from the loss, and either way you find yourself in the midst of process.  A couple weeks ago, I traveled with my family to Montana to grieve the loss of an adopted brother.  My husband was one of the speakers […]

Deep Longing

Each venture starts out with small steps.  The birth of an idea, the promise to try something new, or the offhanded remark to a friend all start you on the path.  Several months ago, I decided to start writing so that I could write beside my students.  A blog offered me a chance to combine writing […]