Thursday, February 27, 2014

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I appreciate your comments! I would love to be able to reply to you so you see it in your own email account. I can't find on Blogger how to set that up and still have security from spammers. If you have suggestions, I welcome them. Do you get spam?  I also can't figure out why, when I try to post a comment on the blogs I follow, sometimes it works and sometime it doesn't.

Lots to learn.

Photo taken at Keljik's Rug Store in Minneapolis, owned by friends.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This is a sad time. My mother died a few weeks ago. I sewed a quilted "slipcover" for the box containing her cremains, which we will bury in the spring. I embellished it with wide, fine ivory lace and four clear Swarovski crystals in the shape of a cross, one for each of her children. It doesn't seem right to show it here, but I think she would like it very much. It's very "her."

This piece of art is currently on display at the Benedictine Center close to my house:

And here is the artist's statement. (Tap on the photos, if they look fuzzy, for a better look.)

Here is a quote from one of my mother's favorite poets, Mary Oliver:

To live in this world

you must be able
to do three things:
to love what is mortal;
to hold it

against your bones knowing
your own life depends on it;
and, when the time comes to let it go,
to let it go.

From "In Blackwater Woods" by Mary Oliver, in American Primitive.