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A Sudanese ~ Italian Saint for February

Amazing woman filled with the love of God.  Perfect for thinking about in the month of hearts.



December 2013 Friendship Sampler ~ freebie

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!     

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Happy Stitching!


Hi Stitchers,

I’m having major issues with and may not be able to get things straightened out until January. So I tried posting a link to the pattern right in the post itself.  OMG!  Why didn’t I think of this before?  I’m going to post the next few patterns this way and see how it goes.  It should make finding the PDF patterns much easier, yes?  

Happy Stitching!


Dec 2013 Friendship Sampler

Friendship Sampler 2013

Friendship Sampler 2013

Great Quip

“We wanted a President that listens to all Americans   …                    

now we have one.”      

  ~ Jay Leno ~


(Freebie) Power ~ Dr. Mary Bethune : a sampler for Black History Month

Another great quote for Black History Month … set in my current favorite frame!  I like this sampler in the beautiful colors of Sullivan’s Floss.

Happy Stitching!


Power ~ Dr. Mary Bethune

Power ~ Dr. Mary Bethune

Late, but heartfelt link in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

This is a late posting I know, but it’s posted in the spirit, not the letter of.   If I could, I would exist outside of all time.  I’m still not completely ready for last Christmas, which is not unusual, but the anticipation of Christmas is always with me.  The words of MLK Jr. and other wisdom-bearers are always with me also, bringing hope into our sorry, sorry world.


Good Read ~ The Forbidden Rose by Joanna Bourne

The Forbidden Rose is a wonderfully written spy novel and historical romance.   Bourne provides fascinating historical detail about the French Revolution,  its political intrigues, and a rousing good story.

The Forbidden Rose

Great Quote

Politics is just another form of tribalism.

~ P. Lawler

The Finder’s Keepers II : A Great Book ~ Intellectuals & Society by Thomas Sowell

Whether you’re an intellectual,  or just one of the rest of us, this is a great read.  Thomas Sowell writes like a dream.  I could read him just for his sentence structures, not to mention that he explains things as easily as a hot knife goes through butter.   And he cites my all time favorite quote on the second page of his book …  “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting, get understanding.” ~ Proverbs 4:7 American KJV

I love, love, love reading Thomas Sowell.  He and Charles Krauthammer keep me sane!


The Finder’s Keepers

TV: Masterpiece Theatre Mini-Series of  Jane Austen’s Emma ~ begins Sunday January 24th on PBS

Books: Intellectuals and Society by Thomas Sowell   ISBN: 978-0-465-00948-9

Why Are Jews Liberal ? by Norman Podhoretz   ISBN:  10: 0385529198  (free chapter available on


John Taylor Gatto strikes again!  Just found his new book, Weapons of Mass Instruction, in the library.   We homeschooled for 12 wonderful, happy years, and he was one of our heroes!  The man is a mensch.  It’s great to read in print what you know in your heart.  Government, government, government … you gotta love it.  It’s efficient, trustworthy, ethical, always looking out for us,  and educating our children with great new government ideas.  Have any of you read Brave New World, 1984, or Fahrenheit 451?

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“Anyone who fails to go forward begins to go back, and love, I believe, can never be content to stay for long where it is.” —St. Teresa of Avila

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