Let every heart prepare him room. Some years, preparing room is as simple as changing the sheets in the guest room. Other years, the room has been renovated. But this is a year that requires an empty space. The tree is decorated. Presents are wrapped. Packages are shipped. I need this empty little stable with its one … Continue reading Advent Interlude 3
Be still. Dark, still, afraid. Breath held. Glimmers of light. Paused in wonder. Air sucked in and slowly exhaled. Be still. Photograph of Advent stole made in 2014, sold at first touch to a dear friend.
Bare branches define short day skies. Bring a lamp. Be prepared for dark nights. Advent stole made on speculation and available for purchase at fibergig.
Joy in the universe, and keen curiosity about it all -- that has been my religion. -- John Burroughs As a child I marveled over the shape of plants. They continue to hold me in wonder.
Silence is not the absence of sound. Silence allows many sounds to reach awareness that otherwise would go unheard -- the sounds of birds, water, wind, trees, frogs, insects, and chipmunks, as well as conscience, daydreams, intuitions, and wishes. -- Thomas Moore
We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is awaiting us....The old skin has to be shed before the new one is to come. -- Joseph Campbell I collected this quotation many years ago. Spring cleaning away yard debris and winter's film on windows … Continue reading A Year of Listening: Week 14
Fibergig, our Etsy shop, invites conversation about our products. This week Sarah admired a linen pillow, but it didn't match her needs. "I want it to be easy to wash and larger, perhaps a square." I agreed to play within those parameters and present several possibilities. The original pillow is in the lower right of … Continue reading Bunny business
The request came: will you make my wedding gown into a christening outfit? I photographed the gown and then gently deconstructed it. I cleaned part of the lace and fabric to see if it was safe and if it made a difference. The Christening outfit, boxed and ready for delivery, was debuted in late December. … Continue reading Gown of Generations
I like to cooperate with the weather instead of resisting it. It's the farm girl in me. It's the sensible mom in me. It's the "be present" mystic in me. Snow and frigid cold is a gift of time for design and prototype development in the studio this week. Fingerless gloves knit by my daughter … Continue reading Working With the Weather
I like shoveling snow when no one else is stirring, except the snow plow coming up the highway. Everything is muffled, except the scrapping of the shovel against asphalt, worked out in a rhythm that mirrors the movement of arms, feet, lungs. I am hoping not to fuel up the snow blower this year, but … Continue reading 2014, A Year of Listening