every day should have a moment that simply makes you glad to be alive. grand events and exciting happenings don't count. just a moment that makes you pause and breathe and smile. it's still early and i hope to have a few today. walking among the unused limestone buildings this morning by the lake, seeing the old paned windows trapped with dust and spiderwebs and the light and shadows spread onto the cracked plaster walls....that was my moment. i wonder why i don't go there everyday. and then edgar stopping his sniffing and walking back to me to press against me and get a little neck rub before he went back to exploring. that was another one. and now i'll head to the studio and make journals and quilts with no expectations and nothing to lose because my day is already great.
i feel like quilts are alive. they reflect all the little joys that make life special. they emanate love and warmth. the quilts i make blend a grandmother's ideals with a fresh youthful flair. there is a nostalgia for seasons past combined with hopefulness for a bright full future. you can find me online at www.chasinglightningbugs.com