my simple religion

Dalai Lama-

This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.


Alaska uncensored

I got the photo for the Alaska quilt, thank you for your patience, if you were waiting to see it. There are spots I’d do over agian if I made another. I felt like it is more important that my dad get to use the quilt and know I think of him, rather than make it “perfect”.

I can’t wait to see your Colorado quilt Cathie! Hope all of you are well, and I hope to get a chance to blog hop over the weekend and see what is happening with you. Happy Weekend everyone!


Hello! I am SO happy! Have you ever had a day that just sang….that made a lousy week just melt away, or reminded you why life is incredibly wonderful, full of possibilities and the reason you want to just belt out in song? My family is here visiting from far away….California and Utah. My son has gotten to put faces to names and he loves them as much as me. Gonna cry……

ok…I’m composed now…

My sister played Hi Ho Cherry-O with my son, giggling and wise-cracking their way through cherry picking. My mom has given my son a new nick name, “hot shot”, which he loves, and we all spent the day at a craft store, then on to a giant rummage sale and then yummy food. Bliss, I tell you bliss.

            he was even cheaper than his tag says……he fit into a “fill this paper bag up as full as you can for $5” bag.


I shared my blog and Jude’s with my sister and she really likes Jude’s blog, how could she not, it’s amazing….she wants to go home now and make her own spiritcloth. We are off to another day of adventure. My son gets to KNOW where I came from…happy, happy I am.

p.s. I promise as soon as I can I will post photos of the Alaska quilt as a whole for Cathie and Andrea. I have about 2 more days to enjoy my family and then I can get another post about the quilt up. Have wonderful, happy days!

p.s.s. Thank you everyone for commenting on the last post. I promise I will properly visit or email you when I have more time. Once again, hope all of you have incredibly groovy weekends!


Alaska quilted


The Alaska quilt has been ironed, washed and tumbled dry. It will be on it’s way tomorrow. I thought I’d share some of my favorite parts. Thank you everyone, for your encouragement and kindness along the way. I have had a lot of fun with this piece and realize that in the process of sharing, my creativity was boosted. 


traveling together

“We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on it’s vulnerable reserves of air and soil, all committed, for our safety, to it’s security and peace. Preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.”

 Adlai E. Stevenson quotes (American Politician. Governor of Illinois (1949-53) and Ambassador to the United Nations (1961-65). 19001965)

 Julia Nunes
just love this artist, so do many others. She brings a little sunshine into the world.
Kudos Julia.

watermelon patch and patchwork

Yeah! My little garden patch is growing. I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, onions and nasturtiums . All this rain we have had for early summer, has helped with the watering. I am most excited about the watermelons!

interesting info found online about watermelon-

Watermelon: Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione which helps boost our immune system. They are also a key source of lycopene – the cancer fighting oxidant. Other nutrients found in watermelon are Vitamin C & Potassium.  Watermelon also has natural substances [natural SPF sources] that keep our skin healthy, protecting our skin from UV rays.

 Doing a little patchwork by hand…not yet sure what this will be……possibly a tote. I saw a really cute patchwork tote yesterday.

Hope all of you are well, enjoying some sunshine, and a relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Where has the time gone?

I am sorry it’s taken me so long to post, I’ve been a little down in the mouth, as they say. Sometimes when I feel like that, I’m not sure what I have to say…so I had to wait to feel a little more cheery. Nothing major going on, just regular life stuff. Feeling a little Thelma and Louise….if that makes any sense……

 I found an article and photo of work by an architect, Nader Khalili , who builds eco friendly kiln fired homes. I have known of his work, from my friend Darlene. She read a book about his work many years ago, and admired his vision. I like these homes, always loved ceramics, the idea of living in a giant earthen sculpture intrigues me.  I’m not sure what would be cooler,  a tree house or kiln fired home….. what do you think?

a beautiful excerp from Khalili’s book  Racing Alone