Knit One, Purl Two

I have knitted several cocoons for some babies who will make their way into the world this spring. It has been such a pleasure weaving yarn together to create something beautiful. I love the process of knitting. It satisfies my artistic soul. Often as I work along, I stop to check the progress of my…

Woo Hoo!

Well, this just happened. The devotional study journal, Legacy: Living NOW for Future Generations, I co-authored with three other great Bible teachers (Beckie Lindsey, Nancy Franklin, and Marie Martinat) has been selected as a finalist for the Selah Award. It is humbling and exciting at the same time to be considered for this honor. The…

Peace and Great Joy

I am sometimes the worst . . . when it comes to completing projects. Oh, I start out well but find myself petering out towards the end. Not so with a Christmas tree quilt made I this year. It all started about eighteen months ago when my husband and I traveled up to Hamilton, Missouri…

A Harvest of Beauty

  A friend of mine is moving and part of the process is deciding what is going and what is going if you know what I mean. Denice decided that her stash of fabric had to go, and I became the lucky recipient. Score! When Denice bought the fabric, she fully intended to use it…

The Upcycled Life

I have spent the better part of a week painting objects found at the thrift store, alongside the road, and tucked inside of barns and storage sheds. No longer wanted or needed by their owners, these things have been cast-off and forgotten. But Susan, a volunteer at Liebenzell USA, saw their potential. She has taken…

Building Hope Together

The sound of women’s laughter sang in harmony with the whirl of their sewing machines. At the end of the day, they would go home with a beautiful quilt top they had created with their own hands. But as wonderful as the new creations were, something much more had taken place. You see, these women…

Hey there! Did Ya Miss Me?

Whew! It’s been a while since I have had time to get over here and post. Have you missed me? I have been traveling (That’s what girls on adventure do. Lol!), making a home in Oklahoma, and even doing a little writing. Over the past few weeks, I have been reformatting the Legacy: Living NOW…

So Long 2017, You Have Blessed Me

Blessed: an inner quality unaffected by outward circumstances With the new year underway, just like everyone else, I am compelled to think about things need to change. Dissatisfaction is usually the driving force when it comes to resolutions. Life didn’t measure up somehow. The ‘if onlys’ try to take center stage, but truth be known,…