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Needle Work, Quilting and the First Aspect of Joy

June 12th, 2023

By Trina O’Quinn for the NABBW How does needlework and quilting bring me Joy? In several ways: Tactiley — the feel of the cloth and thread in my hand and fingers brings me a sense of calm. Audibly — the sound of the pop of the cloth as the needle pierces the material from the other side. Audibly –the sound of the swish of the thread as it is pulled through to the top side of the piece where the picture is being created. Visually — watching the different stitches build the picture. These small steps are a process of creation that brings me great joy. When I quiet... Read More

When All That’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter’s Story of Letting Go

March 16th, 2012

When All That\’s Left of Me Is Love: A Daughter\’s Story of Letting Go Author: Linda Campanella Website: http://lindacampanella.tateauthor.com Reviewed By: Anne Holmes for the NABBW Linda Campanella calls herself an “accidental author.” No doubt this is because her book would never have been written had her mother, Nancy Sachsse, not died a year and a day after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, and Campanella not felt a deep need to come to terms with the pain of her loss. She wrote the book as a tribute to her mother and a gift to her father. The rest of the world... Read More

Life\’s Next Chapter

August 12th, 2011

Life\’s Next Chapter By Judith Geiger Be in Love Again Coach This morning enjoying my coffee outside, as I do all summer, the birds were noticeably absent. Oh I saw one or two fly by, but the majority of the birds that I had watched all summer had essentially vanished. “This is still summer!” I thought…pondering what was going on I recalled the mother robin that each morning was busy collecting worms for her babies. And the killdeer who squawked endlessly to let us know we were too near her young ones, as they scurried across the yard and horse pasture. Then I realized, the... Read More