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A morning surprise

From the book of Ruth: 3 One day Ruth’s mother-in-law Naomi said to her, “My daughter, I must find a home[a] for you, where you will be well provided for. 2 Now Boaz, with whose women you have worked, is a relative of ours. Tonight he

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Open Studio!

This Saturday, a number of Ames area artists are opening their doors to the public to share their art, their process, and environment.  Come out and check it out! I will be participating.  I will have some metal pieces to

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Display ideas

As I mentioned earlier this week, it’s been more than 4 years since I’ve done a craft show.  The Reiman Gardens show allowed applicants to pick an indoor or an outdoor booth.  I chose indoor!  I won’t have to worry

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Garden Art Fair

For the first time in several years, I’m going to do a retail art fair again.  If you are in town, come see me on Sunday July 13 at Reiman Gardens on the Iowa State Campus. Hope to see you

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Lent and Christmas entwined

NOTE:  I first wrote this post several years ago.  It has become my tradition to re-post it for Holy Week each year.  I hope you enjoy it! The feast of the Annunciation fell on a Sunday this year.  (March 25) 

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the sweater project

Some of my close friends and my family know that I have an annual tradition of making my husband a handmade sweater every year for Christmas.  It’s been going on for quite a while and word has even gotten out

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tuscany

This year my husband and I celebrated our 25th Anniversary.  And we did it in Italy!! My husband had been to Rome twice in the last 6 months and the first time, it nearly killed me that he saw the

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