Could It Be?

Could it be, in these small un-arted hours, beauty is wrought? Could it be, in dishes and diapers, laundry and lunches, heaven is laid out? Could it be, in lack and leanness, provision is lavished? Could it be, in faces - not fancies - that fullness is found? Could it be, as I embrace the … Continue reading Could It Be?

What I Really Want for Christmas

The month of December is filled with distractions.  I'm moving from here to there to yonder with increased speed. Lights and tinsel pulling my eyes from where my feet are planted. To-do lists lengthening with each passing day. Longings abound for more provision, more peace, and an ability to make just the right holiday celebration … Continue reading What I Really Want for Christmas

Kork Nisses Discovered and Designed

Every now and then I discover something that sparks a flurry of creativity. Perhaps "flurry" isn't the word...more like a snowstorm! Over the Thanksgiving holiday I found these little cuties and rushed to click on the Free Pattern links. But when I did, there was no pattern to be found. Not even the website. For … Continue reading Kork Nisses Discovered and Designed


It's that moment just before it all happens. That moment much like when the Millennium Falcon prepares to bolt into warp speed. It's that space where the lines are all squiggly just before they pixelate into a zillion dots and we are propelled into something new, something different. It is Christmas Eve and most, if … Continue reading WAIT!!

Macy’s Merry Wish

You may be wondering who Macy is, from a couple of posts ago with her crocheted Christmas trees. If you'd like a Christmas treat, put the kettle on and sip some tea while you read about Macy and her making heart. Begin here, then here, then end here. These three "chapters" about Macy will be … Continue reading Macy’s Merry Wish

Merry Days!

From my heARTh to yours... ...the MERRIEST of days as you celebrate Emmanuel! May love, joy and peace brim to overflowing as you experience family and friends in the coming days.


I can't believe it's December! Can you? We decorated our home yesterday, putting up the Frasier Fir and my little white studio tree. I love hanging favorite ornaments from years gone by. The above drawing was made a couple of years ago when I got this lovely sparkly bird that clips onto a branch. I … Continue reading December!

Packing Christmas

Before we packed away our Christmas tree and decorations yesterday, I wanted to make a drawing of our creche. It was lovely to sit and slowly follow the contours of this little nativity scene we've had for over twenty years. I bought it from a Piece Goods store we had in Winston-Salem, the next-door town … Continue reading Packing Christmas

Macy’s Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, Not a creature was stirring, except Macy the Mouse. She stuffed all the stockings with things she had made— Lovely gifts for her friends, yet few pennies she paid. When out of the window a rosy glow revealed, Not a sleigh, but a manger and … Continue reading Macy’s Christmas

Christmas Mugs

A MutinyThe cupboard cannot hold them these merry mugs of cheer. For sweetly drinking Christmas, Out of boxes pulled each year.I cannot fit them with the rest so tumbled out I’ll leave them, spilling Christmas nog and joy with every chance I see them.They wink as I drink my morning cuppa And froth piping hot … Continue reading Christmas Mugs