Friday, August 13, 2010


Much of the world is simmering in the midst of summer heat and we here in Ohio are no exception.  The air in the meadow this morning was so humid it was visible.  

I've been working on a couple of things for patterns that I can't show you yet, but I will as soon as I can.

And I've been experimenting with stitch patterns - those from books and some of my own invention!  Lace, cables, textures, etc.  You will definitely see many of these here too.  

It's been a long week, but as usual, I found some quiet calm in my morning ramblings before jumping into the day.   This requires me to get up in the wee hours of the morning instead of sleeping in, but I almost always find it's worth it. 

As I turned onto a path leading to an ancient Native American historic site, I was struck by the beauty of sunlight streaming through the trees.

Like many Americans, I am of mixed ancestral heritage.  I embrace the variety and character of cultures in my background, including Native American lineage.  In a nod to my Cherokee ancestry, I bring you this thought...

 When you were born, 
you cried and the world rejoiced.  
Live your life so that when you die, 
the world cries and you rejoice.
 A Cherokee expression

Peace and blessings to you today my friends!


  1. I love the early morning hours and look forward to enjoying them again soon.

  2. A peaceful way to at least start the day...