I love this word. I found it last fall when I was in the midst of a Crohn's flare up. The word “abide” carries the idea of continuing, enduring, awaiting, dwelling, and withstanding – firm and immovable without yielding. Abide is both a call and a command. Psalm 91:1 He who dwells in the … [Read more...]

And the winner is…

Thank you so much for entering this drawing to win Steffany Woolsey's, Jane Austen Devotional. We drew the name and the winner is... Cari! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered! Merry Christmas, Jill … [Read more...]

Give Away

This morning my mom and I were wrapping gifts when we heard a knock at the door. Fed Ex had just left a package on the front porch. Upon opening the box I realized Steffany Woolsey's new book, A Jane Austen Devotional, had arrived! Here is what people are saying: A beautiful devotional, … [Read more...]

Yesterday and today

Yesterday as I wished my friend, Bea, Happy Birthday, it hit me...one year ago I left my second grade classroom in Bea's capable hands, and I never came back. Leaving the students, my team, my principal, Amy, it almost broke me. As I recounted these things to Rich he said, you should write about … [Read more...]

Interesting finds

I LOVE working with fabrics that have texture. While 100% cotton fabrics are necessary and almost always a part of a banner, texture is what makes them special. So last week I spent an hour digging through a bin at one of my favorite stores in Santa Barbara. I found linen, upholstery, indoor/outdoor … [Read more...]

Things I Am Learning

So this weekend my hands were pretty much pain free and I was able to cut out eight banners and sew them. I love putting colors together and working with different textured fabrics. I was so excited about these as Karen is coming over tomorrow to look at some Joy banners and I wanted to have a … [Read more...]