Spicy Carrot Soup


Ready to go into the Blender. Blend cooled soup in batches to avoid it spurting out the top.

I am on a vegetarian journey. This is a totally new way of cooking for me. Meat is no longer the focus of the meal. In fact there is no place for meat in my meal now. I am in my 49th year of marriage and that has always been the focus when cooking. That is a great many meals with meat. I consider myself a good cook and my friends and family tell me that I am. But, I am up for learning a new way of creating attractive, nutritious meals minus the meat.

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Happy New Year 2018

Photo credit: Unsplash, Annie Spratt

Happy New Year to one and all. I really do hope this is a joy-filled, healthy, prosperous year for all.

During the past few weeks approaching the new year, I have become self-reflecting. I love to read. I love to write. I love to do needle art. I turn 68 this month. I am not young, however, I am not feeling old either. I realize that I am considered an elder. I need to share what I have learned over the years, some stories, and some experiences.

I am back. This blog has been around for awhile. I have written on it inconsistently in the past. I feel the pull to get back to it.  I write quite frequently but have not posted here. I am sorry for my lack of sharing. So much goes on in life day by day. But, it is the same for all of us. It is easy to make excuses. There really are none. It is probably the idea of sharing that causes me the most problems. Perhaps I feel that what I write is not ready to post yet and then it becomes too late or forgotten about. Continue reading “Happy New Year 2018”

Needlework for the Soul

hand sewn quilt
I have been working on this for months. It is all hand sewn.

“Needlework for the Soul” – Has some form of needle art ever helped you? Do you have a story you can share with us? If you do and it is chosen to add to our book Needlework for the Soul, you will receive a free copy of the book.
We would love to hear your experience. Share what you can. We believe that you might be an inspiration to someone else who might relate and decide to sew, quilt, knit, embroider or whatever. You can include your name, or you can choose to be anonymous. Perhaps use your initials and your state/province/country. Continue reading “Needlework for the Soul”

2017 Update

2017 is upon us, and we are already two months into the year. I am happy to announce that I am earnestly working away on my blog/website and writing every day. It feels good to be working away at it.

Unfortunately, life does not always happen the way we wish.  Life threw some curve balls, and it has taken this long to get back on track. I prefer not to give explanations at this time.

Consequently, I decided to move some of the content from the needlework website over to this one. I feel that it will be easier to maintain only one site as opposed to two. There will be times when I will have limited internet as well because of life’s changes. I will do the best that I can to make regular posts and grow the dictionaries and other content.

So, stay tuned, please check back regularly to see what I have to share.

The Only Constant is Change

hand sewn quilt
I have been working on this project for many months. It is entirely hand sewn!

I am back! Sorry for being gone so long.

I continued hand sewing the pieces together in the quilt above throughout the past several months. However, I have not been here.

When I first started my blog I had great ambition and great ideas about how it should be, how often I would do this and that and every other thing.

Well, sometimes we have a vision and other things happen in our lives that change how we can manage that image.

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Do what is good for your soul.
Do what is good for your soul!

What do You Love to Do?  Be inspired by what you love!

Anyone who is following their heart and doing what is important to them inspires me. I don’t think that it matters what it is that a person does as long as it fills them with joy.

When you have time on your hands, and you want to do something soul fulfilling what do you choose to do? Thinking about this helps you to figure out what is meaningful to you. Find the time to do more of what you love. Continue reading “Inspiration”