Just Being Here Now

Being where I am, and not being where I’m not – that’s my recipe for living. You could call it mindfulness, total meditation or Zen. Whatever you call it, for me it is the only way I can function. And it isn’t easy, paying attention. It doesn’t matter whether I’m depressed, angry, ecstatically happy or…

Spring Plans

The Shepherd earned points today. He drove me all the way to Caribou to pick up my new to me Bernette for Bernina 009dcc Coverlock/Coverstitch machine. I used to have a serger. I didn’t particularly care for it although it did make knit t-shirts a breeze. I think this is better than a serger. It…

April 1

This mess has been straightened out. I am within 5% of finishing my jacket. Only the grunt work is left to do and I’m not sure when I will get around to it. The important part of doing this jacket has been completed. I wanted to see if I could do it. I can. Done….

Old Photos and Memories

My mother was great for saving things. She had old quilt blocks from my Great Grandmother Mary Eleanor and her two daughters stored in the attic since 1958. I got them in 1987. And did I use them! At first, I was so worried they would disintegrate in water, I could barely stand to wash…

Is is the time change?

I don’t know what’s going on, but I do think time is telescoping or something. I get up every morning at 6 something. I have my coffee, read The Writer’s Journal by Thoreau and, before you know it, it’s 10 am and I haven’t done a thing. How can anyone sit for 4 hours with…

March 18 Two Days Until Spring!

Oh the days are getting soft! What a beautiful start to spring here in the woods of Southern Aroostook County we are having! Lest we get too excited, I have to remind The Shepherd of our last two end of winters. Everything was beautiful and green. In 2019 we set out my seedlings so they…

Creating …………….

I wish I could remember how long ago I bought this fabric. It’s been at least 3 years – I think. Finally, I’m using it. I would show you what I’m using it on, except I can’t get my picture to upload. I’ll work on it. This new iPhone is almost beyond me. I traded…

Magpie Moments

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only one like me. I seem to spend 1/2 of each year uninspired, bored, tired of doing what I do, mildly pissed off at myself and then BOOM, my enthusiasm for life returns. Those months that I spend uninspired usually have a cause, or a beginning at least. I…

Time is Money

I go from absolutely no inspiration, complete despondency, total disinterest in life and living to the energizing, inspiring, thrilling and adventurous moods of a creator. I can’t live in anyone else’s head, but there are times when I would love to get out of mine. This isn’t one of those times. I am inspired by…

Art, Stars, Sheep, and CHEESE?

The art and the star part of this journal is getting short shrift. I promise to make it up in the near future. You might want to just relax until the 11th. There are some annoying aspects flying around up there now and after the 11th we should have a much easier time of it!…