Blog


You Never Know What a Day Will Bring

You Never Know What a Day Will Bring

…or what is right around the bend.  Autumn Brilliance right down the way from Niagara Falls from the beauty of the Canadian side – Nov 2017

 

“Love after loss is a profound experience.”

That sentence came to me as the preface to our engagement announcement this summer.

I use it again today as...

Read more
Reflections on the Seasons of Life

Reflections on the Seasons of Life

“The horizon leans forward,

Offering you space to place new steps of change.

Here, on the pulse of this fine day

You may have the courage

To look up …

 

Here on the pulse of this new day

You may have the grace to look up and out …

And say simply

Very simply

With hope

Good morning.”

 

Maya...

Read more
Longer Than I Expected

Longer Than I Expected

LONGER THAN I EXPECTED – Subtitled: EVERYTHING IN ITS RIGHT TIME

“Hofstadter’s Law: It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” ―Douglas Hofstadter, American professor of cognitive science

Hofstadter’s law was a part of Douglas Hofstadter’s 1979...

Read more
Daddy’s Ties – Loving Legacy Pillows – Free Tutorial

Daddy’s Ties – Loving Legacy Pillows – Free Tutorial

7-1/2 years and one month; from Thanksgiving to the Winter Solstice.

That is my answer when asked:

Wow … how long did it take you to make these meaningful custom legacy pillows, Gayle?

It has been seven and one-half years since my loving husband passed away. We’ve moved several times since then,...

Read more
In Loving Memoriam

In Loving Memoriam

I’m stunned, sad and grieving.

Again.

Our 11-year-old friend, Mermaid Rachel, passed peacefully two weeks ago after her valiant battle with brain cancer. Kids shouldn’t get cancer. Nobody should get cancer. #cancersucks #SU2C #livestrong   Rachel was a light on earth to all who knew her.  Her...

Read more
I Love October

I Love October

I love October.

It is my favorite month.

I love everything about it …

The change in the air –

The cooler temps and less humidity –

The vibrant autumn color palette of reds, oranges and golds –

The leaves transforming in all their glory before our eyes –

The fall holidays –

The scents and flavors...

Read more
Chosen Family

Chosen Family

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. – Edna Buchanan

Travel does the heart and soul good.  And when that travel has the added bonus of including a summer holiday visit with chosen family north of the border, all the better.

I had never been to Toronto before.  I have explored many...

Read more
Which Way Should I Go?

Which Way Should I Go?

If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress.” – President Barack Obama

Dear friends had us over for family dinner last week.  A summer BBQ with blended chosen families, young adults, teens, a few young-at-hearts and a special...

Read more
Living Legacy

Living Legacy

Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute today while you’re here that then happens to live on.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

In the moment you are in the thick of them, you never know why certain life events have happened or why we perceive...

Read more
Teaching from My HeART

Teaching from My HeART

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Last week, I taught my “Spring in the Abstract Art Quilt Class” in the new, light-filled classroom at Happy Apple Quilts, a wonderful and welcoming Tampa Bay full-service quilt shop. The...

Read more