Tuesday, September 09, 2014


Oh my... it has been so very long since I have stopped in to say hi to you all. It has been a whirlwind of activity around here for the past month. Concerts in the park, the first day of school, harvesting of fruits and veggies, stockpiling firewood, sittin' on the back deck enjoying the cool late Summer evenings, and folding hundreds and hundreds of copies of His Eye is on the Sparrow (Wow!).

I've recovered from my adrenal relapse. It took most of the month of August, but I'm finally back to full fettle. My kids started their third week of school yesterday, and we are getting settled into the new routine. I'll be volunteering at the school two full days a week this year, and will reserve the other three days for errands and housework.

Oh, and that little designing job I have going on the side too...

The three days a week I have all by my lonesome feel strange. I haven't had this much me time in almost 9 years. I miss my kids dearly while they are gone, but I can certainly get a lot accomplished when interruptions are minimized.

All of the following photos were taken in the latter half of August. I still haven't even uploaded those from this month. All in good time...

Blueberry Vodka :: Primping Goldfinch :: Concert in the Park :: White Wings :: Twining Beans :: Bee Balm :: Taters :: Looking for Strawberries :: They Come Running Every Time :: Dove :: Fresh :: Morning Mist :: Green Beans :: Cuddly :: Black-Eyed Susans :: Pattern Production :: Float :: Tall :: Cousin Birthday Party :: Spirea :: Pearly Everlasting :: Back to School (First and Third Grades!) :: Blackberries :: A New Toy :: Best Friends Forever

Thursday, September 04, 2014

This Guy

For fifteen years, this guy has been the provider of bear hugs and greenhouses and firewood and the bulk of our living income. He has made a four-posted bed, roads in the woods with his machete and bulldozer, mountains of the best crepes you will ever eat, and two of the sweetest kids (well, I helped make them too). He is hard working, loyal, committed, rugged in all the right ways, and can still melt this girl's heart with his amazing blue-green eyes.

That new love back then feels like nothing next to what we have now.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Missing Page

It has come to my attention that some of you are missing page 6 in your His Eye is on the Sparrow chart. I know of 38 so far, and suspect that a batch of 100 of them were printed wrong. That leaves 62 more unaccounted for.

If you could, please check your chart to see if you're missing a page (there should be 12), and contact me via email if you are. I have a pdf that I can email to you. If you are missing that page, and purchased your chart from a shop, would you please make sure they know of the problem so that you can help me hunt down all 100? Thank you ever so much, and I'm so sorry for the hassle!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Free Downloadable Alphabet for His Eye is on the Sparrow

Hi everyone. Wow... you've really taken me by surprise with all of your orders for His Eye is on the Sparrow! I figured there would be a lot of you that would admire it, but to actually buy the pattern, with the intention of tackling such a large project? Or maybe you don't intend to stitch it, you just want to have it in your collection? Either way, thank you so very much for all of your support and enthusiasm. I'm getting a little tired of folding patterns with 12 inserts though, so any time you want to give me a break...

Just kidding... Keep those orders coming. Every single one blesses my heart.

I finally have an alphabet available so that you can customize it with your own initials and the year you complete the pattern. It will continue to be available by clicking the link in my sidebar under "2014 Pattern Releases", or you can contact me via email to ask for a pdf file sent to your email. The downloadable one will have some issues with the header font, so it won't be as pretty, but it will be quick and easy to get, and you won't have to wait on me to answer your email.

Click these words to be re-directed to the download.

I also have a DMC conversion ready now, and have sent it to all of you that asked. Any others that want to get their hands on it, contact me any time via email.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Catnap :: Daisies :: Moon :: Red Plums :: Swordfern :: Growing Up Too Fast :: Girlie :: Hard Work :: Red Plum Sauce :: Yellow Butterfly Bush :: Heirloom Tomatoes :: Looking In :: Overgrown :: Feathers :: Picking Blueberries (photo by the 8 year old) :: Canning :: Watermelon and a Tutu