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Success: It’s Not Always What We Think It Means

Why do you think some people are successful in life and others are not? When I read this question, my first thought is, I question this question. I think the answer depends on an individual’s definition of success. Is success measured by riches–money, possessions, demographic–or recognition–fame, acceptance, affirmation–or reward–achievements, expertise, […]

Heirlooms: What We Share

As I’ve studied my genealogy, I’ve learned more than the names and dates of births, weddings, and deaths. Certainly, I’ve heard about relational ties between individuals, which will be a future topic to explore. More intriguing to me are the contributions my ancestors have made and how those skills have […]

How I Spend a Lazy Day

On Labor Day, the writing prompt in my journal was “What is your favorite way to spend a lazy day?” I smiled because it was a good opportunity to write about what I had done so far on a non-routine, unscheduled day. Who let the dogs out?: Well, I did. […]

Casting Off by Nicole R. Dickson

Five Stars If you are looking for a good yarn that weaves characters from across seas and generations on a Ireland coastline or if you are inspired by anything related to knitting, you will love this book. The character development is well-structured and all the stories are bound together by […]

A Unique Quilting Technique

I discovered a surprisingly unique quilting technique that makes quilting affordable and easy for any novice. There a several steps, but if followed, the result will be a quilt you will treasure for years to come. 1. Join your mother on her next trip to the quilting shop. Her enthusiasm […]

I am thankful for…

…my mom. She is the epitome of organization, efficiency, and calm. She knows when to speak and when to listen. Her hostess skills make all feel at home. Her patience puts Job to shame. My favorite times with her are when we visit about books while knitting and drinking coffee. When […]