Wanting more…

If you’ve stumbled upon my blog I’m looking for more writers to help me on my quest to encourage others to craft a meaningful life.  I’ve had so many visions for this blog – I love science, music, history and most of all making things. I have to focus on my crochet work right now […]

Commitments

And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to […]

The Perfect Stitch

I’ve been experimenting with stitches that give my work more elasticity. This is the arduous process of design.  More often than not things don’t pan out. I think in some weird way that’s why I enjoy it. When I do have that occasional “Eureka!” moment it makes me smile and keeps me going.

Facing Your Fears

Sometimes you have to admit something isn’t working before you can choose to do it differently.  Burning the candle at both ends is no sustainable way to live.  I’ve been working hard, frustrated, but I meant what I said about health being one of the pillars on which all my other projects are based. There’s a […]

The Creator’s Delimma

See over there A created Splendor Made by one individual From things residual -Patrick Kavanagh I was listening to Liz Gilbert’s podcast and this poem she read just jumped out at me. “YES!” I exclaimed – this is exactly how I feel about my process… I want to take bits of pieces of everything I’m […]

All In

Sacraficing what makes your heart sing for what feels safe or what others think of you is a mistake. Today I took a big leap forward with my business. I encourage you to do the same. No step is too small. It’s the small steps that lead us to where we want to go.

Noticing Things

More than anything I want my boys to notice things. They don’t have to notice the same things that I do or even be interested when I point something out to them. I want them to notice the things others miss. There’s value in that. In a world where most of the people are half […]

Sunday

Today we are going to our first memorial service as a family. Papaw (my husband’s grandfather) died. My granddaddy died when I was in middle school. I remember it clearly. I remember how much it hurt. I know it’s one of the many experiences that made me who I am today. I’ve talked about grief […]

Writer’s Block

I’m not the pipeline! I’m a mule, and the way that I have to work is I have to get up at the same time every day, and sweat and labor and barrel through it really awkwardly. But even I, in my mulishness, even I have brushed up against that thing, at times. And I […]