Yearly Archives: 2013

21 posts


Have you ever had a dream where you were falling. Who hasn’t right? I think falling can be one of the worst things or one of the best. Falling out of bed. Falling in love. Falling off your bike. Falling into a good opportunity. I want to talk about the last one. It seems like when we talk about falling, it is an involuntary action. If it wasn’t, we would saying we are walking or running. Falling is something we don’t anticipate or necessarily prepare for. It can feel like such a bad thing. We don’t always know how long […]

Dreaming of you.

I realize that it is well into September and the quilt I am blogging about was for August’s theme. But I wanted to wait until today, September 11th to post about this theme and quilt. I am sure you have heard so many “I remember exactly where I was when I heard” stories. But today I wanted to talk about something just a little bit different: how I felt.   I heard the words “World Trade Center” and “Pentagon” and honestly, being the naive 5th grader that I was, had no idea what those words even meant. But being mixed […]


Dreams. This month has been filled with them! I have been drooling and dreaming about the future, in the best way. When I think of all the things I want to accomplish, it keeps me focused on my day to day activities. I never thought I would love losing sleep at night so much. I tend to stay up and just think and dream and ponder about where I want to go in life. Baby steps. The quilt for this month is all centered around dreams. Specifically, trading your literal dreams, or sleep at night, for the dreams of your […]

A passionate month.

I have been quilting so much this month! I love being in the zone. Not only did I create this month’s quilt, but I also started another hand-dyed whole cloth as well as a baby quilt that I will be teaching a class on soon. Some people say that quilting is not a hobby but a lifestyle. I can attest to that. I am sure that other quilter’s will also attest to that. And non-quilters just think I am a psycho. But hey, Some people love to just run for miles and hours on end. Some people love to buy […]


I truly believe that everyone in this world can have a passion for something. I have truly found my passion. I wish it could sum it up in one word. But since I can’t, I feel like the only way to show you is to simply keep showing it. I think one of the greatest things that we can do is share the passions we have with those around us. Play music for someone Dance with someone Plant a garden with someone. Make a quilt for someone. This life has so much to offer. I am so happy that I […]

Kindness is simple.

Growing up, all kids have their fair share of fights. Your best friend decides that she wants to play tether-ball with someone else. You may not like the way a certain teacher assigns homework. You may not agree with the way your boss gives direction. My Mom has a famous saying that is fool proof. “Kill ’em with kindness.” Psh. Way easier said than done… but worth every second of effort. It really is amazing how hard it can be sometimes to do or say the kindest things. And believe you me, I’ll be the first one to tell you […]


For June I chose the theme Kindness. It is amazing how a little kindness can go such a long way. I saw this video about it that I just thought was so awesome… Seriously amazing. I know when people think about trying to do kind things for others, it is easy to think that it has to be this huge expensive gesture. But it doesn’t. And it gets even easier when you choose to show kindness by not doing something. Not talking bad about someone when others are. Not cutting someone off on the freeway because you are late and […]

Appreciate time.

Please forgive me. I know I am a few days late with this post, and it is June now. But I wanted to at least show you May’s quilt… I guess the longer I wait the more irrelevant it becomes. Anyway…. Last time I wrote I talked about appreciating. People, places, things. I have to say that one thing I have really come to appreciate is time. People always say that time is money. And I guess I agree, but I don’t think “time is money” is the most important. I think what is most important is “time is precious.” […]


I have been pondering quite a bit this month about how I wanted to incorporate this month’s theme into the quilt design. (Hence the first blog post for the month being on the 28th.) First things first. Here are the colors that I chose for this month’s quilt Although I don’t think I will actually end up using all 3. And here is the design: I really really like this design. Appreciation is the recognition of quality, value, or significance. Some people appreciate things. Some appreciate places. There are so many good things and places. But what I really want […]

Be optimistic.

Optimism is a funny thing. I love that. Great movie. Sometimes it seems funny how when I make more of an effort to be optimistic, it is easy to point out the downfall to every pro. Kind of defeats the purpose… but at least I am trying. Because once I notice that I am pointing out the weaknesses and flaws I train myself to refocus. Re-center. Re-evaluate. Re-compensate. and re-count-my-blessings. I have found throughout this month that optimism is a gateway. No, not a gateway drug. Unless the kind of narcotics you are thinking of happen to be hope faith […]