red, black and white wrap dress

 Marilyn of vyphuisdesigns.etsy.com I sew because I love to and because I love fabrics....more

2009

2009 It's the first Sunday of a brand new year....to me it feels old already.  My 12 and 13 year old are late for church as usual, there's a ton of breakfast dishes in the sink, my desk and adjoining table are piled high with paper, mostly bills and the dog is looking at me like I'm supposed to know what she's thinking. ...more

I can sympathize with what seems like a very hectic life for you.  I have a 4 year old son ...more

2009

It's the first Sunday of a brand new year....to me it feels old already. My 12 and 13 year old are late for church as usual, there's a ton of breakfast dishes in the sink, my desk and adjoining table are piled high with paper, mostly bills and the dog is looking at me like I'm supposed to know what she's thinking. In recent days I've endured the frenzy of Christmas, a birthday, new years and all its hoopla whilst feeling unwell, not quite sick. So today I'm forcing myself to take stock and get ready for my return to my 9 to 5 bright and early tomorrow. ...more

kwanzaa

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friendship and business

I'm forever amazed and replenished by the capacity of women to take care of each other, even when they have been perfect strangers for all their lives. A case in point - yesterday's (December 6th, 2008) fund-raising holiday bazaar for the School of International Justice here in Brooklyn, NY.  As a vendor, I arrived frazzaled from a cab ride that should have been 15 minutes, but took 40 and covered places completely off track. My trusted van has been in the repair shop for the past 3 weeks, but that's another blog....  ...more

Nice story, so true. Women flex that compassion as if it were natural.

Perhaps we ...more

BHS reunion

We were some 600 women gathered for a weekend of celebration in Toronto, Canada. Our common bond was that we all attended Bishops' High School in Georgetown, Guyana. Women of all ages and of every hue who had at one time or another sat at those desks, learned that latin, french or math and moved on to our various stations in life. ...more