A Time to Write

November is National Novel Writing Month. This year, I think I’m ready. I’ve blogged about my quilts in the past. I love the puzzle of putting them together and creating something wonderful, albeit not always aligning exactly. It’s another part of my creative side. During my last quilting retreat (2 of 2), I wrote a…

College Applications

‘Tis the season for College Application results to come in. I think my high school senior is taking it better than I am. She has a logical mind, which will serve her well in life and engineering. She is realistically expecting NOT to get in to all the top colleges she applied to. She has…

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Creativity Comes in Many Shapes and Works

Quilts on Display at MidAtlantic Quilt Festival MidAtlantic Quilt Festival was this weekend in Hampton, VA. I was overwhelmed with the creativity and talent of the many quilts on display. I’m so motivated to try new patterns and color combinations. I could easily spend the rest of the year holed up in my sewing room.…

Giver, Taker, or Matcher: Which Are You?

Giver, Taker, Matcher–which one are you? On Ted Talks (www.Ted.com), Organizational Psychologist Adam Grant gave a talk about Givers, Takers, and Matchers in the work environment. Givers are the type of people that spend so much time helping others that their work may suffer. Takers take–obviously–and that can hurt an organizational greatly by making the…