Prayers, please…

I swore I’d never use my blogs to raise money…but that was then…and this is now. My beloved son-in-law was in a tragic accident last weekend.

The picture is of Roy and Sophie, his just-turned-one-year-old granddaughter.

We ask for your positive thoughts and prayers for his recovery. Thank you.

Roy Carpenter Fund via @gofundme


In Case You Were Wondering . . .

why I’ve posted so little here lately….here’s the scoop!

I was busy making pincushions for my new Etsy shop The Queen’s Pincushion. (it’s listed as thequeenspincushion — all one word — at

I have written about it on The Purple Sweater and my newest blog….The Queen’s Pincushion (of course!), so I won’t go into details here….but I will share a few of my favorite pincushions with you!

Blue Belle

Blue Belle

Wild & Wonky

Wild & Wonky

Cotton first sale!!

Cotton Candy…my first sale!!

I’ll be making new pincushions and posting them weekly….and my daughter’s wedding is coming up, so I’ll share a few of the decorations I’m working on for her…and whatever other manner of wonderfulness that I come across on my adventures surfing the internet.  See you soon!


Mother of the Bride…

Since this is about My Favorite Things…I simply had to share this.  Wedding dress shopping is a Rite of Passage for the mother of the bride (MOTB)….Something we mothers of daughters look forward to from the instant of their birth (oh, yes, we do!)


"Isn't she lovely..." (thank you Stevie Wonder"

“Isn’t she lovely…” (thank you Stevie Wonder”)

I think I’ve tagged just about every (positive) emotion there is…and I ran the gamut! At the end of the day I was exhausted, but not as tired as she was after trying on gown after gown…and all of them are so heavy. She went home and took a nap…I went home and downloaded all the pictures I’d taken…and happily re-lived every moment as I looked at each of them (something like 75 total….yes, I did go overboard…and I’m glad!)  ;o)

Happy MOTB

Happy MOTB

Friday Finally

Today I’m thinking out loud about the Reddit US Troops Gift Exchange.  I just tried to sign up for it, but they already have more people signed up to give gifts than troops to send them to.  I think that situation will be remedied as soon as the news gets out that troops should sign up.  This weekend it is especially appropriate to do something tangible to express our support of the men and women who are “over there” supporting our freedom with the commitment to give their lives if necessary.

Memorial Day is in honor of our military who have died fighting for the rest of us who “also stand and wait.”    I ask all of you to stop for a moment and give thanks to whatever Higher Power you might believe in for the freedom we enjoy because of the military who make sure we have it.  Prayers for the welfare of those in far and near places protecting our country are appropriate any time.

If you don’t believe in a Higher Power that is okay too….I personally believe that a thought generated anywhere in the world becomes part of the universal conscious and, like the butterfly effect, eventually circles the earth and does make a difference as it passes through the ether.  So, I ask that you take a moment to give a thought of gratitude that we have the freedom to have and express our own beliefs and…please generate a thought for the safety of our troops.

This weekend and always I am proud to be an American.