(Ok, I'm not really a witch, but I probably would have been burned at the stake in 17th century Salem.
I am a big fan of midwifery, pirates, and eating a peck of dirt before you die.)

Friday, February 11, 2011


 Are you ever surrounded by Love?
 I had to make some of these for my son's Valentine's Day at school.
In fact, I Loved making them.
 And I was blessed enough to be able to make this for an old, dear friend.
She's in Love.  And pregnant.
So much Life!
 And, thanks to Liz, I am making this beauty.
I Love how the color squares come alive out of the almost-gray sashing.
 I am even Loving getting better at this, making the points really match,
concentrating, almost meditating, on the technique.
It's a sign that our appreciation for the Craft is worthwhile.
A sign of our Love, perhaps?
And I Love how my cat, "Dude", 
Loves the new quilt, the Stranger Quilt
(and the curious sewing-tool bits).

Love is all around us.  
It is in every fiber, every late night in the studio, 
every ripped out stitch, every long-deliberated fabric purchase on Etsy,
every beast that cuddles up to the new-guy quilt,
every friend who waits ever-so patiently for your "masterpiece",
every husband who lets you wallow in the Love that might not be about him this time,
every child who needs 20 Valentine's cards which you INSIST on making and not buying,
every heart, every new song, every laugh,
every friend who Loves you back.

Feel the Love.  It is there, all around you, us.
Happy Valentine's Day.