Thursday, March 15, 2012


Tonight some of the lovely young women from my church youth group came to my home for papermaking and printing. It was so fun. They each printed beautiful thank you note cards and Emily taught the fine art of papermaking... so fun to have them here! The theme for the youth this year is arise and shine forth. I am so proud to associate with these great young women.

Last night and this afternoon Jay worked and worked to put up a light over the press. What had seemed to be a simple task became a great challenge because of the placement of the light over a monster press would not budge. Thank you Jay... I love the light!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day 3.14

Today we celebrated pi day with shepherd's pie and apple pie. YUM! I snapped a couple of pics with my phone... I love the leaf crust on the apple! Leaves are beginning to pop out all around here in Virginia. I spent the afternoon printing (and will soon reprint after discovering a little typo after completing the project). Then watching Emily ice skate -delightful... grabbed a chance to read between being wowed by her grace on the ice. I am rereading the Kite Runner. I loved it the first time although it is so sad in parts. Matthew is going to read it for his English class and I wanted to be ready to share the experience of this book with him. Tonight Jay worked on a hanging light over the press -so exciting!!! Hooray for pi day!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

An Update!!!

It was brought to my attention that I have not blogged in over a YEAR! I am afraid that I have fallen in to the trap of having missed so many wonderful amazing events that it is difficult to know where to start, and so I merely chose not to. My daughter gave me some great advice... just start with today. And so I do, I start with wonderful today... an ordinary day of trying to grow and learn and serve and do. Nothing really to report except that life is full and rich and wonderful. I spent a good part of the day in the garage organizing type and puttering in the want-to-be letterpress studio. I will take some pictures and share that sometime soon. I am basking in the glow of being part of a wonderful family. Some highlights of this week that I actually documented with photos are: the fourth grade Colonial Day! I got to slip into my mop cap (which was actually an old bonnet we had around that I cut the ties off of and wore backwards with the brim tucked in) and a long skirt and volunteer for the day at this wonderful festivity. I got to outline many many shadows of childrens profile's to make silloettes, watch fantastic dancing... Emily's dancing partner for the Virginia Reel is a sweet little girl in her class that has downs syndrome. Emily loves Hannah and Hannah loves Emily. The sheer joy on Hannah's face as they doe-se-doed is an image I hope to keep in my heart. I will include a pic of Em in her fabulous Colonial outfit that a kind friend loaned to us. I will also include a photo of Friday night papermaking with Emily and her friend Stephanie. They made some beautiful paper! It was a fun night. Well, cheers to blogging... to ordinary days made wonderful with the love of people and experience and to the highlights that bless us along the way!