Finding inspiration

One of my newest treasures is this hand stitched Double Irish Chain scrap quilt made by my aunt. She was 86 at the time. It took her two years, and I believe was the last one she made. I apologize for the cliché, but it truly is a work of art. She had a sewing machine,Continue reading “Finding inspiration”

Hiding from… what?

Ten days ago we celebrated my aunt’s 91st birthday with a small party… cake, presents, flowers and, of course, photos. There are other better ones, but I rather like this photo… a ‘peek-a-boo’ shot of her hiding behind her flowers, taken as a joke by her son. Just a week before the birthday celebration there wasContinue reading “Hiding from… what?”

Judging books by their covers…

Do you judge books by their covers? We’re admonished not to, but I have to admit that’s the first thing that attracts my attention when I’m browsing for a new book to buy. Certain covers instantly catch my attention in either a negative or positive way and I’ll either reach for it, or turn toContinue reading “Judging books by their covers…”

“I sing in the shadow of your wings.”

My eye caught the movement as she flew close to the windows in a wild arc around our L-shaped upper deck. The first few times I was sure she would collide with the glass, but so far she hasn’t. I believe it’s a female House Finch and she may be searching for the birdfeeder thatContinue reading ““I sing in the shadow of your wings.””

The Long Road to Publication

. For the past few months my aunt, Norma McGuire (aka Nonie Vogue), has been working on a special and very personal project – a chapter book for children. It contains bedtime stories that were told by her now deceased husband to their children and grandchildren. Each chapter recounts an adventure of an old fishing boatContinue reading “The Long Road to Publication”