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December 9, 2021
Showing up For Work from Where Art & Life Meet

I’m not feeling great.  I should probably just end this post right here.  But, no, I’ll soldier on. Not because this post is important, it’s not, but because it represents all the things on my to do list and so much that is just life. No one needs to hear my laundry list of “woes”, […]

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November 30, 2021
Dreaming of My Mother from Where Art & Life Meet

Laughing with Mom – Photo by John Kelly “Have you dreamt about her?” This was a question a number of people asked after my mother died.  But I wasn’t.  I hadn’t.  In fact I couldn’t remember dreaming about anything or anyone, until this past week.  Maybe it was because it was the first Thanksgiving since she […]

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October 19, 2021
Pain, Grief and Showing up Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

So here’s the thing…  I feel a whole lot better when I show up even when I feel awful, even when I feel things are rough and I’m tired, even when I don’t want to.  I’ve also learned that showing up anyway is the single best remedy for not continuing to feel that way. Except […]

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October 14, 2021
This Too Is Grief from Where Art & Life Meet

Stitch, put on the design wall, evaluate, consider, take down, add a new element, stitch, put back up on the design wall, take a photograph, consider, have an idea, take down, thread up a new color, take a chance, take a risk, take a breath, stitch and then the tears arrive.  Not a few drops […]

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October 5, 2021
Remembering My Mother and Stitching Anyway from Where Art & Life Meet

This blog is a reminder of my mother.  She was my biggest supporter and commented over the years more than anyone else. It was through this blog that I often kept in touch with her and towards the end it was the one full proof way I knew I could reach her, especially when my […]

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September 7, 2021
This is Grief, I’m Told from Where Art & Life Meet

There are moments that feel impossible and others that fly by unnoticed. Mostly I’m exhausted almost constantly, as though a perpetual scrim has enveloped me, making everything feel heavier, cloudier, more difficult to sort through. It’s not terrible, just different. This is grief, I’m told. This morning is one of those heavier moments. Maybe it’s […]

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April 17, 2021
An Early and Deep Grief from Quilting Studio Adventures

 

In 1991 I was transferred from Hyde Park High School to Kennedy High School - a welcome change since Kennedy was a much shorter commute.  But it was the first time I ever had white and Latinx students - and this led me to another MA, this one in Multicultural Eduction.  But as is true with every group of students I have ever had, I connected deeply with several despite the change in demographics.  

In order to teach Jane Eyre, which was part of the Brit Lit curriculum with juniors, I piloted a unit using Warrior Woman (Kingston), Caged Bird (Angelou),  Learning ...

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April 5, 2020
Quarantine quilt from Meena Schaldenbrand


Memories
The object of inspiration of this weekly challenge is the tennis shoe.
It is embroidered with cancer ribbons on my late husband's lab coat pocket that shattered our big dreams of the rest of our lives together.

We used to go for hour long walks daily for almost 4 decades to enjoy the fresh air, discuss the day's events and share laughs.
I miss him so much as I now walk alone.

The two combined weekly challenges that inspired this quilt is Textile Artistry week 2, Memories, and

Project QUILTING Quarantine 2020

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April 4, 2020
Progress/Innovation from Nina Paley

I just drew this for myself but it could be a Hundred Dollar Drawing.

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January 27, 2020
Slowly, slowly from Elsie Quilts

I now understand those who quilt for therapy in a loss or pain. These are busy days and I'm having trouble with focus and that "Be still and know that I am God" thing that is so true but often difficult with a million thoughts and memories crowding into my head. I miss my sister yet cannot believe she is gone. I am sad for me and others in our circle of family and friends as she was such a unique and wonderful person, but happy for her as I know she is with Jesus. Put the memories into ...

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January 25, 2020
Grief Postcard from Meena Schaldenbrand



The challenge was to use team colors. Living in Michigan, maize and blue, Go Blue came to mind immediately. In grief, the color blue has a whole different meaning for me now. The blue tragedy mask is for the loss of my best friend of 45 years. The yellow comedy mask is for his fantastic sense of humor that I miss the most and the wonderful, happy memories of our short time together.

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January 24, 2020
Good Day from Allen Quilts

Today was just a good day. I had my two youngest grandsons and they were a blast today. A client dropped off a quilt for me to longarm quilt for her. And, I got a nice squishy in the mail from Missouri Star Quilt Company. In addition to the two lovely quilt backs I bought,… Continue reading Good Day

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January 2, 2020
One Less Bell to Answer, One Less Egg to Fry, One Less Dog to Pick Up After... Saying Goodbye to Otto from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I've been putting this post off for awhile now, but I might as well get it over with.  This post has nothing to do with sewing or quilting and everything to do with why I haven't been sewing or quilting lately.  

The canine love of our lives was a joyful, ball-chasing, howling-and-singing companion full of energy.  He followed along behind Bernie every time he mowed the lawn, as if the two of them were patrolling the yard together.  He slept at the foot of my bed, and I swear his gentle snore was the best sleep machine noise ...

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