Sunday, December 23, 2012

All That's Sweet, Delicious and Calling

Embroidered ornament pattern from Bird Brain Designs
A sweet message from Martha Beck:

"Winnie the Pooh. There's a scene in which he, Piglet, and Rabbit get lost. Rabbit, the frantic intellectual, keeps steering them in circles. Then he leaves, and Pooh tells Piglet: 'Let's go home.' 'But, Pooh,' cries Piglet, 'do you know the way?' 'No,' says Pooh. 'But there are 12 pots of honey in my cupboard, and they've been calling to me for hours. I couldn't hear them properly before, because Rabbit would talk, but if nobody says anything...I shall know where they're calling from.' All I ever do is help people quiet their Rabbit minds until they hear the pots of honey speaking to their tummies. That's the way to our destinies: Follow what's sweet, delicious, and calling."
                                                                           —Martha Beck

Choir of Angels hand pieced and quilted. Pattern by Pat Gaska

Aren't we all lost, wandering and suffering from rabbit minds? 

May you find what's sweet, delicious and calling you this holiday season.



Thursday, December 13, 2012

Treasures in the Stash

While digging in my stash for border fabrics, I found this panel...long ago bought and buried.  I then proceeded to dig for a border for the panel, but nothing seemed to make it "dance".  Finally, I stitched a string border for the piece and now it's hanging on my door (instead of hiding in my stash)!

We had our first snow....just a few inches...but enough to pretty things up.

I love the way the snow decorated the trees and bushes...much better than I could.  What do you think?

I hope you find many treasures in your stash and that mother nature decorates your home this holiday season.


Saturday, December 1, 2012


Angels can fly…….
. . . because they take themselves lightly.
                               - GK Chesterton

It is difficult to fly when we take ourselves so seriously that:
- we feel we must be on "top" of everything,
- we have to have "all" the answers,
- we must provide a "perfect" Christmas,
- we have to "do it all" ourselves,
- we must be "in charge,"
- we have to "fit" it all into our calendars.
May we take ourselves a little more lightly this
Holiday Season
- knowing that God loves us
and understands what it is like to be human.