Why I Am Content

“God walks among the pots and pans.” St. Teresa of Avila Two years after converting to the Catholic Church at the age of forty-one I began my journey with an OCDS community in Dallas, Texas. OCDS means literally Order of Carmel Discalced Secular. The Discalced Carmelite Order was founded in the 16th century in SpainContinue reading “Why I Am Content”

Quiet Day, Unseasonable Weather

We spent a quiet day at home for our wedding anniversary, house open, temps in the 70’s and sun shining all day. Tomorrow will be a repeat according to the local weather report. I figure there is cooler weather and moisture headed our way. Brad drove in to get lunch for the both of usContinue reading “Quiet Day, Unseasonable Weather”

Keeping Fit for Fiber Arts

My neck and shoulders have been bothering me lately so I went to see my chiropractor. I was concerned that I was developing arthritis in my shoulders and he gave me an evaluation and tested my range of motion in both arms. His diagnosis is pinched nerves due to poor posture. I’m letting my shouldersContinue reading “Keeping Fit for Fiber Arts”

Weaving With Hand-Spun Yarn

On my first trip to DFW Fiber Fest in 2015 I found some gorgeous dyed fiber that I couldn’t resist. It was a blend of wool and silk and spun like a dream. I ended up with a two-ply lace weight yarn that eventually became a woven scarf. I can’t find my notes so IContinue reading “Weaving With Hand-Spun Yarn”

Mommy, It’s Hoomid Outside!

Got up this morning and started a pot of coffee and decided I should go ahead and open the side doors to the garage and get some fresh air circulating out there only to discover that although the air is somewhat fresh it is absolutely hoomid as our daughter would say when she was aboutContinue reading “Mommy, It’s Hoomid Outside!”