Friday, July 17, 2015

Zipper pouches

I love zipper pouches.. In any shape, size, or color.. These two are probably my favorite yet...

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Hello... Hello.. Are you all there??? I am still here!! For the last 5 weeks I have been experiencing the hot sun, sparkling brown eyes, sweet smiles and bumpy roads of Haiti!

I have had brown hands clinging to my skirt, sweet voices wondering what my name is! I have sat in their mud huts, eaten their food (and loved it), chased chickens out of the yard, taken cold showers, sat in their church services and clapped along to their French and Creole songs! I held babies and asked the children "what is that in Creole". I shook work hardened hands, I went shopping in their markets (and held my nose), learned to watched out for cycles on the packed streets. I discovered that you greet people when you are walking, that the mangos here in the states are a poor imitation of the haitian ones, same with the coke! I realized that while I wanted a nice tan and a few pounds lost, the ladies there wanted lighter skin and a few pounds gained. I learned to sleep through market trucks honking, goats bleating, children crying, ladies calling across the valley to each other, the clanking of water buckets all at 5:30 in the morning. And through it all I realized they are a proud people in need of a Lord and Saviour.. just like us Americans! We really aren't that much different! Us privileged Americans just have a higher standard of living, that doesn't mean we are happier then most Haitians!

I flew into Columbus last night and my family was there to pick me up.. so I come home.. walk into our carpeted house!!!!! I am exhausted, crawl into my nice soft bed, snuggle underneath covers, cause its freezing here!!! Prepared to sleep until way late this morning.. and discovered I couldn't sleep.. it was tooooo quiet:) Oh now to get used to a new normal!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Home is where.. is!!!

I used this saying on a pillow recently then I made it smaller an embroidered it in white on black it looks like chalk art:) needless to say it turned out very cute:) I put it on my shelf above the sewing machine an the other day a lady comes into the shop an wondered where I bought that:) I told her I made it an she didn't believe it till I got it down an showed her it was embroidered! She promptly ordered a couple for herself:) Here is the original with the unframed ones...

Thursday, April 16, 2015

First campfire of the season

After a long winter it seems spring is finally here...we went to a friends house last night an spend the evening around the fire ring... What fun!!!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Of spring & quilts

Here are some pics I took with my phone, I have been very bad at updating this blog so better phone pics then none... Right?? 

A gorgeous quilt I was working on..

After a spring rain..

Thursday, March 5, 2015

What I am doing...

The Home an Garden show is on in Dalton, OH for the next 2 days, I am currently sitting in my booth tired but happy!!! The show closed in 10 minutes an I am more the ready for a hot shower n bed:)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Pink and Red

It was minus 8 this morning when I woke up an it hasn't warmed up a lot since!! But, I am staying warm inside with a cuppa coffee an a fun quilt project;)