dear sarah, goodbye sweet friend

dear sarah, goodbye sweet friend

You came into my life as a sixth grader and I, a high school senior. Your class had to write individual members of my class and we read them during our senior retreat. You wrote the sweetest letter. I wrote you back, and we soon became pen pals. Our letters and...
Letters, Cold Calls, Butt Dials and Funerals

Letters, Cold Calls, Butt Dials and Funerals

Some things collided this year to propel me to ponder the meaning of friendship and to reconnect with friends of the past. One of those things was pulling my box of college letters out of the attic. I’ve dug through them in the past, collected letters from friends,...
2020 in Review

2020 in Review

It’s been quite a year. When I was looking to see if I wrote a 2019 year in review, I realized there was very little that I wrote in the later half of last year. That’s because our dear friend Karen was well into her battle with cancer. She was in and out...
Grandmas are Holy

Grandmas are Holy

I had the opportunity to create these special memory pillows for a beloved mother and grandmother. It gave me time to reflect on what grandmothers mean to us. I recall being at a funeral years ago and the priest gave a beautiful homily about grandmas being holy. That...
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...