One Plus One Doubles Work

Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement One Plus One Doubles Work They are beautiful, sweet, and tiny. How delightful to meet the first set of twins born into our family. Those little girls give us twice as much to enjoy and rejoice over—and twice as many diapers and feedings! It seems as if the parents

Details Matter

Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Details Matter We laughed when we entered our motel room. Of all the little touches to greet a customer, we had never before been treated to a tissue rose formed with the end of the paper roll in a bathroom. Some creative person went the extra mile to make

Pick Yourself Up

  Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Pick Yourself Up The one year old was just learning to walk several steps at a time when she visited the beach. There the sand shifted under her little feet, and she plopped down over and over again.  But because of the delight of independent mobility she pushed

Footprints in the Sand

  Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Footprints in the Sand Tiny little footprints, waffle soles of sporting shoes, delicate three pronged bird tracks. What an interesting variety of footprints I saw in the sand on my early morning walk down the beach. For a short time a long footprint, deeply imprinted in the packed

Priceless Document

Mary’s Monday Musings To Quilt Encouragement Priceless Document 1716. That’s a long time ago. Three centuries plus one year to be exact. We had the privilege to attend a wedding held outside a tavern built in that year. The old Inn exuded charm. Located near Philadelphia, the staff enjoyed telling us that George Washington stayed

Celebrate Freedom

  Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Cause to Celebrate Green grassy fields and foliage beckoned us toward the attractive brick plantation. In colonial days, this house sheltered a large collection of books about every kind of government system ever tried. Montpelier was James Madison’s home where he studied about the strengths and weaknesses of


  Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Toothy The zoo attendant held three great tiger teeth in her hands. Each tooth was an inch or more wide and at least four inches long, including an extensive root. In case anyone ever had any doubt those teeth confirmed what we already knew. Huge teeth combined with


  Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt encouragement Wonderment   The children gathered close to watch their mother light the candles on their Dad’s birthday cake.  The almost one year old was safely ensconced in her high chair beyond reach of the cake. When the candle’s were lit, she chortled and flung her arms wide. A


Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Swirling Children never fail to stand fascinated, watching a penny whirl around the circular basin of the Spiral Wishing Well. Spinning faster and faster as the circle grows smaller and smaller, it disappears into the vortex of the bowl, leaving the children begging for another penny to watch it’s


Mary’s Monday Musings to Quilt Encouragement Bullies Go away, you big bully!  The evidence is clear. Our beautiful blue bird who nested in our bird house has been replaced by a nest stealing brown bird. The gorgeous blue feathers accessorized with a splash of red on the bird’s breast no longer dart in and out