A Friend, Cancer, Health Care and Slow Medicine

A Friend, Cancer, Health Care and Slow Medicine

Karen loving me, “the baby” of the family. I know that I am a small sewing business and love to share all my creations with you.  I am also a daughter, a wife, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a friend. Today, I need to share some things because writing...
Special Memory Pillows

Special Memory Pillows

A customer reached out to me recently about making some memory pillows. The shirts belonged to her son. He passed away sixteen years ago. She thought she could make the pillows, but simply can’t do it. So I told her we would work together to make this happen. It...
Memorial Day – A Letter from a Brother

Memorial Day – A Letter from a Brother

My daughter is applying for a scholarship and needed a copy of my dad’s discharge papers. My mom was surprised to find this letter from my uncle to my dad. It was written at anchor from Tokyo Bay where Japan’s surrender was signed. (More information here.)...
Holiday Recap and a few Handmade Gifts

Holiday Recap and a few Handmade Gifts

My daughter and I enjoyed Larkrise to Candleford. I concluded that she is a bit like Dorcus Lane – strong, independent, kind-hearted and a wee bit meddling… Dorcas recognizes that she has “one weakness”…when she actually has many. I used...
Gift of an Ordinary Day – Part 1

Gift of an Ordinary Day – Part 1

“This eloquent book is subtitled “A Mother’s Memoir” but that’s not giving Kenison’s chronicle of her sons’ increasing independence its full due. It’s also about longing and fulfillment, taking stock of failures and achievements, a search for the elusive...