Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Thursday, June 11, 2015

reading and stitching in june

That was the way mauma had lived her whole life.
She used to say, you got to figure out which end of
the needle you're gon be, the one that's fastened to the
thread or the end that pierces the cloth.

from The Invention of Wings
by Sue Monk Kidd
(a very wonderful read)

P.S. Submitting my laurel wreath applique to the umbrellaprints 
trimmings challenge was tricky business for me, requiring courage.
I was surprised and quite tickled to discover that it scored an
honorable mention from the judge.
You may read about it here.


  1. Ahh Karen. I was NOT surprised. Congratulations on both the entry and the honor.

  2. So, so exciting, Karen. And well deserved. :)

    Thanks for the book recommendation, too!