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How to love a hobby and not be a perfectionist.

You don’t have to be a perfectionist to sew.  I promise.

A while back, I talked about sewing a ‘Greyt’ dog bandana in this post. … 1,113 more words


Introduction to digital personal storytelling (aka scrapbooking)

What is this class all about? Everyone has a a story to tell. The DIY hobby of personal storytelling can be anything from scribbles on bits of colorful paper combined with photos or as sophisticated as photo quilting. 386 more words


On Barb's Bookshelf: Getting Past Perfect

I found Kate Wicker’s book on perfectionism, Getting Past Perfect (Ave Maria Press, 2017) to be a book of surprises, beginning with the fact that a “seasoned” mom like me, with kids age 15 to 25, can learn important lessons from a mom whose oldest child is younger than my youngest. 499 more words


Day 15/365: Pressure(d)

Every day I sit down to write this blog and I search my mind for the day’s events, what happened and how I feel about it. 298 more words

Imperfection and Beauty

There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.

– Leonard Cohen, Anthem

That opening quote is from a (recently deceased) legendary singer-songwriter-artist-poet-novelist…

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Why "Trying Too Hard" isn't necessarily a bad thing

When I was in seventh grade, we had to write sentences with our spelling words as part of our weekly homework.

I hated it. Not because I can’t spell (I’m not… 881 more words



Mindset is more than the title of a great book (Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck) it’s also a way of looking at life. 328 more words