May Greetings!

“Happiness is in the quiet ordinary things.  A table, a chair, a book with a paper-knife stuck between the pages. And the petal falling from the rose, and the light flickering as we sit silent.”

Virginia Woolf, The Waves

 I know I’ve not released as many designs as usual over the past year. Work and changes I’ve made in my life find me struggling to connect with my creative spirit. I’ve decided, rather than fretting incessantly about not creating, to accept this as a time where I need to be quiet and allow my spirit to recharge at its own pace.  With that in mind, I thought I would share some pretty verses that help me feel centered.  I will get back to stitching. Ideas flit through my head like fireflies.  I just need to mend the net to catch them…

“The true way to live is to enjoy every moment as it passes, and surely it is in the everyday things around us that the beauty of life lies.”

Laura Ingalls Wilder, Farm Journalist: Writings from the Ozarks


“I believe that the nicest and sweetest of days are not those in which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens, but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”

Lucy Maude Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea


 “As the years pass, I am coming more and more to understand that it is the common everyday blessings of our common everyday lives for which we should be particularly grateful. They are the things that fill our lives with comfort and our hearts with gladness…”

 Laura Ingalls Wilder, Writings to Young Women Volume One: On Wisdom and Virtues

  Until next month, my friends, I wish you many pleasant hours and a blessed and happy Mother’s Day! 

As Ever,



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