Slow Making

At the beginning of the year, I indulged in fantasies of hours upon hours of sewing; all sorts of beautiful and handmade items making their way from my sewing machine out into the world; launching my way from hobby status into an actual business that could not only pay for my sewing habit, but perhaps […]

Stillness Found

We had a quiet day at home today. No errands to run, no trips into town. Home. I didn’t get everything done that I thought I would, but I spent a beautiful time pushing my youngest son on the swing as he talked to me and told me stories and ask me questions – his […]

Breathing Peace

(If you follow me on Instagram, you read most of these words last night, but I wanted to share them here as well, and I’ve edited them a bit.) God’s artwork. A soothing and peaceful gift at the end of a day that was a lot harder emotionally than I expected. I watched the dawn […]

Saying Goodbye

About 12 years ago, our family was looking into adopting a dog.  We had previously lived with Golden Retrievers and loved the breed, so we thought we’d try to find one, and while we wanted a puppy, we also wanted to adopt a rescue dog from a shelter.  I spent a lot of time online […]


This past weekend, I happened upon Silas in the back yard, working as hard as his little shovel and four-year-old body would let him.  I asked what he was doing.  “Diggin’” was his reply.  I asked what he was digging for. “Treasures”.  Of course!  And on his way he went. I don’t know if his […]

What do May Showers Bring

Growing up,  I remember being told that April showers bring May flowers (what do Mayflowers bring? Pilgrims!).  But that was in a state a bit south of where we live these days.  And the April showers are more like April snows. The showers come in May (though some of the flowers do too. ) This […]

Making Way

I’ve been sewing a lot this week. Like, more than I have this whole year, a lot (if you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see a few hints of a little of what I’ve been making). And I’ve been loving every second of it. I’ve learned a few things while I’ve been at my task, […]