"Don't wish me happiness I don't expect to be happy all the time....It's gotten beyond that somehow. Wish me courage and strength and a sense of humor. I will need them all." Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Tapestry bookmark

This sampler bookmark measures 7 1/2" long ( excluding the beaded fringe) and 2 3/8" wide. I wove it from thread and floss. It has a liner that I sewed on the backside made from repurposed silk fabric and the fringe is finished with seed glass beads. I've put it in my summer reading, an old copy of the "Encyclopedia of Needlework" by T. Dillmont. 

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Sunday, 3 June 2018


I found this rufous hummingbird nest in a blackberry vine on the edge of the forest where I work. It was close enough to the ground to make it easy to look into and each visit brought joy to my heart. At first the two downy young were snuggled down into the nest sleeping. Than they spent their days eyes wide open watching the world around them. On the final visit which was today, the last remaining young made her first flight. In this miracle I see God sustaining the tiniest of things. Do I trust Him with the big things and the little details of my life?

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