Sunday, April 15, 2012


In between all the momming moments, 
I was able to eke out a time to sew this week!

Ahhh...finished at last! 

A quilted postcard 
for a very dear friend who had surgery and waits to hear if she has cancer.
The writing on the sign is a line from a Grateful Dead song,
"Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile."

Here's this week's "litle".

What if I was 
one with love?

It's in me,
I am in it.
It's radiating.
I am smiling.
I am dancing.

How wonderful 

Saw these basking turtles at Green Lake.
The 3 mile path around Green Lake is such a treat!
Happy exercising people, dogs, kids, all oozing great energy!

The turtle’s whole life is one of steadfastness, effort, and patience. 
It lives a slow and steady life of “non-doing.” 
There is a saying, 
“Home is where the heart is” — the turtle is always at home within itself. 

I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for more than a decade. 
I love going to the beach 
and have visited it at least three hundred times.
Before today,
I had never seen a whale.
So many times people would tell me how we "just missed them."
Once, we just missed a mom nursing it's baby!
Today, when we first arrived at the beach,
a lady said, 
"Oh, we saw a pod of Orcas about an hour ago."

with no expectations,
we saw a fin...
and a spouting of water!

a Gray Whale!

 The whale urges you to step into using the wisest, most profound, most creative and spiritual aspects of yourself in your daily life

We would do well to follow the example of these creatures, and live as if we have no limits.

OK, back to sewing...
One of my favorite lines of fabric is Jennifer Sampou's Color Rhythm.

A while back,
I used what I had of that line 
and made these blocks 
after being inspired by -

Today, after the beach,
I put them up on my design wall and thought, 
"now what?"

The line has some solid-like pieces 
(remember the "modern" movement?)
so I am beginning to play! 
Like the whale!!

Without limits!

How do you like to play?


  1. Wow, you have been busy. I love the sweet little postcard, hope everything goes well for your friend!

  2. busy, busy, busy! what wonderful treasures!! i love all the brilliant color and celebration in your pieces!

  3. Saw two whales on vacation last week, the first time I have ever seen them. My mom emailed me your turtle picture earlier today, I have two turtles, and love to watch them stretch out their necks and bask in the sunshine.