Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Princess and I

Another awesome find in my archives. We loved testing the Patterns for Pirates Summer Kimono!

I made the Creative Princess' out of a light sweater knit.

And mine from a fabric my aunt brought me back from Indonesia. It is so light and lovely...

The pattern is easy to sew up and does not take very long. It's a relaxed fit and is super cozy. My mother loved it so much, she tried to get away with mine!


Monday, May 22, 2017

Choosing my Path

This week's work challenge was 8 adults ages 18 to well, me! living together in one gorgeous, 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in Paris Ontario. After working with the Youth Coordinator team last week, I had some idea of what to expect. But not really.

This would be our opportunity to really create our own community. To expose our roots and lift each other up. Working with The GO! Project isn't just about running programs, it's about holding each other up and helping each other shine. Being awesome together.

I loved being in Paris with the team. It is such an overwhelmingly gorgeous town. Filled with century homes, near the Grand River packed with history and community.  Heading out on this gorgeous path laid out in front of us...

With hurdles to climb...

Paths to choose...

And so much to look forward to.

 A summer that each of us was called to, in our own way. A summer of discernment for all of us as we continue our journeys.

Each week, I struggle. I struggle to leave home then I struggle to leave my new home, my GO family.
Each week, new ties are made and bonds become stronger.

So excited.
So overwhelmed.
So blessed.

Much love,

Friday, May 19, 2017

Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me...

I am on the most incredible journey...this week, while visiting Paris, we visited Clovercroft Farm. What an amazing place! They have bees, chickens and grow a full compliment of vegetables. I was in awe as we toured the farm, we held chicks and learned about chicken behaviour. Did you know that chickens are highly social? They followed us around as we walked around their pen!
And the eggs...sigh the eggs. They are so beautiful in their complex simplicity.
I feel so full after such an amazing week but I am also exhausted. It is time to go home for the weekend to rest and to replenish my spirit. 
 So maybe...just today, the sun can go down so I can be still and know my God.

Here I am in Paris Ontario.
So empty.
So full.
So blessed.

Much love,