Category Archives: Family

MOTHERHOOD, THE FIRST FIVE YEARS

For my daughters’ birthdays this year I made them each a birthday crown.   Made of felted wool and embellished with tiny seed beads, these crowns were stitched of love, a little elbow grease and some tears. As my older … Continue reading

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PLANTING HOPE

To the garden we wander,                             the soil moist with dew.                               We … Continue reading

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NEW BLUE NIGHTIES

For Christmas I made two flannel nightgowns for my four year old.  One was for her, and a matching one was for her rag doll, Charlotte.  Brilliant, I thought, when I came up with the idea.  Sofia has had mostly … Continue reading

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PAPER MACHE LUNA

This year for Halloween my 4 year old daughter said she wanted to be “La Luna” (the moon!).    Since she was able to talk, she has always called the moon “La Luna, My Friend”.  She has had a loving … Continue reading

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THE OLD HOMESTEAD

My great grandmother, Thelma Muskrat Lee, was born and raised in Oklahoma on what is now called the Grand Lake of the Cherokees.  This is where my great grandmother and great grandfather met and lived out their lives.  They lived … Continue reading

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SOFIA’S LOVE QUILT

Almost 4 years after passing out blank quilt squares to family and friends, my daughter’s “baby” quilt is finally finished. Before the birth of my first daughter, I decided that I wanted her to have a community quilt.  I wanted … Continue reading

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A DREAM OF A LIFE

Arriving in the dark night in Rincon, Puerto Rico, I was greeted by the silhouette of two sand palms standing majestically side by side.  My skin soaking up the moist tropical air, I took in a very deep breath.   The … Continue reading

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DEAR SUE

Dear Sue, How you are missed                                        You were like a mama to many of us            with … Continue reading

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THE MAY POLE DANCE

May flower crowns in plaited hair, the young girls watched admiringly as the older children danced around the May Pole.  Ribbons of pink, blue and yellow being woven around the pole ever so skillfully as the warm May sun shone … Continue reading

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SPRING CHILD

A tulip unfolds it’s petals                          The grass is sprinkled with dew                    We watch with hopeful eyes       … Continue reading

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