meet the artists

stop by here for encouragement, motivation, to find a new friend and see what’s happening in and about my small town. there is creativity and beauty and talent everywhere we look. from a quilter to a gardener, a cook to a jeweler, it’s all about just making an effort. getting started is the hardest part. what and where are your unfinished projects? do you WANT to finish them? start a conversation with yourself about the WHY. and be gentle.

meet careen…

NOTE: when i first met careen she was working at Sportsman’s Warehouse stringing bows, as in…. hunting equipment. i scratched my head at why they would put this cute girl with the bright lipstick in that department, instead of shoes. and then i kicked myself in the shins (twice) for even thinking that….. Hi! My name is Careen , and I live in Malad, Idaho with my charming little family. My husband is a bonafide rocket scientist at Northrup Grumman, and we have 2 (almost 3 kids together), Claire (3) andContinue reading “meet careen…”

meet jude.

i met Jude in her front yard circa 2013 when i moved in next door and invited myself into her quilt club AND her life. she didn’t skip a beat as she welcomed me to the next meeting the third tuesday of the following month. she probably never guessed i’d still be showing up 8 years later. we’ve come a long way and Jude and her 13 year-old granddaughter Emma (!) have become some of my very best friends! read my interview with her below and then check out her InstagramContinue reading “meet jude.”