I spend a good deal of my time sewing, so I see the world a little differently than most people. Everything is full of lines and colors, problems and patterns — and good planning in the beginning usually helps everything to work out in the end.
My friend Pat White sent me a box of fabrics to make a quilt for a charity we both support, Mothers Fighting for Others, and this is the end result. When I first saw the fabrics, the sweet calico prints made me think of Little House on the Prairie. Since the aim is to raise […]
Just like many others all across the country, I’ve been frustrated over the lack of flu vaccines in my area.Â My daughters and I usually get seasonal flu vaccines each year free from my husband’s employer.Â This year their seasonal flu shot clinic was postponed and then canceled for family members.Â They were finally able […]
I tend to make a lot of the gifts we give at the holidays, so it’s already time for me to prepare.Â I wanted a unique gift for someone I taught to knit, and while searching online I stumbled across Napalese silk yarn.Â This yarn is made by a co-op of women in Nepal who […]
Earlier this week I listened as Jeff Turner interviewed Shelley Seale, author of The Weight of Silence: The Invisible Children of India.Â I was following their conversation while I worked and know that I missed a lot, but Shelley mentioned “volunteer vacations” and the phrase really stuck in my mind. I looked around a little […]