Saturday, January 15, 2011

It seems this is the month for Daydreaming. As soon as I get to work on something I start thinking about painting, quilt design and all that fun stuff.
I have developed Daydreams 2, cartes de couture (which are sewing cards) for the Camelot projects with the help of Home Ec in Iowa City, and printed a new pattern which will work for Daydreams 1 or 2. I really had some fun making a Wildwood quilt using metallic organza overlay and wools. So it has been a wonderful start to the new year.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


This morning I woke up late. I mean late... I didn't want to get out of bed and greet this new year which will bring all of the chaos and creativity of the last year. I think about how exhausting it is and pull the covers over my head in my mind. The Holidays are such a whirlwind, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Liam's Birthday and New Year's Eve and Day- I mustered the courage, went downstairs, made my coffee and squeezed my Liam and he looked at me and asked "Mom Can we make a homecake?"
"A homecake? What's a homecake?" I asked. He said "You know Mom, a yummy cake with sprinkles and at home." He was referring to his birthday cake I made him last week. It wasn't fancy just a mix and some homemade frosting dyed blue with sprinkles all over it- But to him it was the best, the perfect cake. It was a lovely reminder that the simplest things we do make a difference. And we can face everything with love in our lives. Happy New Year everyone!