That's a reminder to myself. I spend so much time looking down at the garden that I need to remember to look up to the sky, too. To the beautiful sky at sunset, when the warm colors make the black silhouettes of the trees into art.
To the clouds backlit by the sun, giving them depths that I could examine until my neck ached.
Driving home with friends from Mindie's house after a day making sauerkraut. My friends notice a rainbow. I find a place to pull over and I'm so excited I take several pictures. And then, as I turn to get back in the car, I see the other end of the rainbow! Brighter than the one that had delighted me!
And I notice where that rainbow ends. It's gold, alright. At least it's likely gold to the folks that call it home. Just as our new home has become to us. A place of solace, refuge, joy, comfort and sharing. I wondered, do they know they have the gold at the end of the rainbow?
Age/Gender: Old enough to know better, still a child at heart;
Creativity is rooted deeply within me. I find many simple ways to be creative, whether it's creating a warm and inviting space for friends and family, cooking a delicious meal, or making up new songs for my chickens. My favorite way to get creative, though, is with the use of color and fiber. I have far more ideas and plans than time will ever allow me to bring to fruition but that's alright by me. I love to sew. For years that sewing mostly involved garments and home decor. Then I discovered quilting and my sewing passions were renewed. From planning to piecing to free-motion quilting and setting the binding - I get completely jazzed about the endless possibilities of design and color that lay before me. My blog, my Etsy shop, and really, my whole life, feed off of that need to be creative every day. My dreams are big - to someday see original designs published and have my own long-arm quilting machine. I believe our dreams help keep us young and our hard work keeps us grounded. So I'll keep working hard at turning out beautiful, well-made and useful creations and move a little closer to my dreams.