In middle age we are apt to reach the horrifying conclusion that all sorrow,
all pain, all passionate regret and loss and bitter disillusionment are self-made.
Seems a bit harsh.
I will take some of the blame but not all of it.
Still finding sleep difficult to come by. I long for the days when I
would turn to my husband and say I going to sleep now and be asleep
before my head hit the pillow.
There is a little something missing probably need a little retail therapy
or online window shopping.
Hunting in an antique shop or bookstores revitalizes my soul.
The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is much anticipated because
Savannah, Georgia is on my wish list for cities to visit and the owners
of the bakery are pure charm. All vintage and happiness.
That's exactly what the doctor
ordered anything overflowing with positive sentiments.
Cheryl and Giff Day make me smile.
I can clearly imagine walking into their bakery, the smell of
pink birthday cake lingering in the air, and old fashioned cupcake
filled display cases. Sweet and savory.
Years ago I started a scrapbook where I would paste pictures of individuals,
mostly women, that inspired me. They are always smiling with a bit of self
satisfaction shining through. Truly genuine. Cheryl Day has one of those faces.
So did Denise E. Allen, Miss Allen was one of the first faces I added to my collection
many years ago prior to the tragic loss of her son on September 11, 2001.
Her personal look and work is more serious now obviously and understandably
tinted with sorrow but I still have the images of her smiling face. The eyes
are supposed to be windows to the soul but a smile is very telling.
There are crocodile smiles and then there are smiles of life lived authentically.
Another genuine woman is Alicia Paulson she is offering a new sampler
in cross stitch this time. I also spied this birdie banner for
spring from Charlotte Lyons.
Another of my favorite smiling women is Shari Elf. The founder
and creative force behind the World Famous Crochet Museum.
No kidding. My darling husband drove me there for a visit.
When I started college my passions where liberal studies, women's
studies and ethnic studies. My friends would joke, "You want fries
with that?" After my divorce, I finished a business degree instead.
Had to feed two growing boys.
The whole indie movement has allowed women to provide for
their families while satisfying their passions. So happy that in a
small way I can support their endeavors.
Thank you for stopping by.