Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Sean Bloom, a friend and dear member of our little church
community, passed away last Monday after an intense battle 
against intestinal cancer. He was only 39 years old. I have
been overcome by waves of sorrow re: losing him and over the 
loss his wife and four young children will bear. I also feel 
relief that he is free from the pain he endured and that his family 
can move out of the holding pattern they were in and 
back to some sort of life-giving rhythm. It's a strange ambivalence.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

crocheted hearts

I've been crocheting hearts this week, 
following this pattern at Little Birdie Secrets
To be honest, my first attempt turned into a hat.
My second attempt was even less useful. 
More like an anatomically correct heart, perhaps?
I finally got the hang of it, though, and pumped these
little guys out at 6 minutes apiece. I used them to 
cover up a sewing repair on the back of one of
Ashton's brand new shirts which she had cut holes 
in (gasp) before even wearing it (sigh)! 
The shirt is cuter than ever, though, so we're good to go!