Garden Morsels

Come in! Sit down. I’ll put on some Edith Piaf, and we can talk! I just came in from the back garden. Let’s chop up some basil for the pizza. Let’s also gather some pineapple sage, stir it into a pitcher of water. Let’s have summer dinner.    Food is helping me get through summer, […]

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Notes from a Summer Garden

 During the summer, mornings are my favorite time. The light is lovely and buttery, but not harsh yet. The garden has had a nice rest during the night. There is a sense of waking up, unfolding, peace.    It’s no secret around here that I struggle with summer. The heat here in the southern plains […]

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An Ozark Fiber Retreat

   A few weeks ago, I loaded my spinning wheel in the car before the sun was even up and headed to the Ozarks; I was off to my first ever art retreat! And this one was special, because it was all about fiber art!   Hosted by Vicki and Debbie from Fleece ‘N Flax in […]

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A Curious, Homespun Year

   I have always had a deep love for ‘old timey things.’ My grandma used to tell me I was born 100 years too late. I was always your go-to gal if you wanted to look through old photos. I played with many a faceless Amish doll in my mom’s country decor collection, although my […]

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Happy New Year

   Good morning!~    Ah, here we are….a fresh new year. Hello, 2017! It is my hope that this new year is full of unexpected hope and opportunity, with lots of adventures and discoveries and new things to try, and new friends to meet.    I am still in the metamorphosis stage of “Sleightholm Folk […]

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My October Romance

   October gives me all the warm and fuzzy feels. All that is lovely and wonderful is what makes October. Always has, always will.   My first explorations of New England happened at the beginning of October, when the whole place was aflame with gorgeous turning leaves. We got married (12 years this year!) In October, […]

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Small Things With Great Love

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” — Mother Teresa   Sometimes in the morning I go out into the garden, just to look things over. See what seeds have sprouted up. What flowers have waned. Where there is a bare spot that needs something, […]

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