Hello and welcome to my new space.

This has been a most marvelous Christmas gift from Mike as it seems to have tapped into a new vein of inspiration and creativity. Streamlining and organizing has been helpful for mental clutter as well.  I hope you like the changes as much as I do.

Last night, as we visited with friends, I stumbled on my words while trying to describe what I want this new space to be, when he smiled a knowing smile, and nodded.; “less questions; more answers” he said simply. Yes, in four words, he summed it up more eloquently than I could.  The answers, after all, are right here; at the bottom of my coffee mug; in the branches of ancient trees, rocks and land; on the overflowing bookshelves;  scribbled out on scraps of paper in a forgotten moment of inspiration; in the dirty smiling faces of my children; in the stolen touches.

As you can see, I have {once again} changed the blog name.   I decided to go back to the beginning.  Our tale began with a boy and girl who fell in love and began stitching a little life for themselves; one square at a time.  A boy and his feather; a girl and her anchor.  A sweet balance of stability and whimsy; patience and flight; steady calm and mad fluttering.  We have made magic together {namely Poppy + Silas} and now find it is this blessed little life we’ve been stitching all along is what keeps us warm even on the coldest of nights.

So yes, the name has changed because it helps me honour the beginning; respect the journey and look forward to the path winding ahead of us with soft eyes and a grateful heart.

Yes, I think I shall stay here.  I hope you’ll join me.

Be sure to join me again tomorrow when I announce a festive giveaway!


Until then

go gently + be wonderful



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  1. Posted December 6, 2011 at 2:43 pm by Elle | Permalink

    Congratulations on your new site. It looks terrific and I love the new name! So glad you are back to writing regularly again. I enjoy your blog very much.

    • Posted December 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm by erin | Permalink

      Thank you so much. It means a lot and it feels good to be back on track in a space that is all my own :)

  2. Posted December 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm by Julie Perrault | Permalink

    I like the new site. What a gift indeed. Look forward to taking this journey with you.

    • Posted December 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm by erin | Permalink

      Thank you so much!
      I am glad you’re here with me :)

  3. Posted December 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm by Jordy | Permalink

    Congratulations on your blog re-launch! I’m a first time reader and, I must say, you have an excellent writing style! Easy to read and follow but full of depth and imagery. Can’t wait to read more!

    • Posted December 11, 2011 at 9:14 pm by erin | Permalink

      How wonderful and kind of you!
      Thanks so much.

  4. Posted December 7, 2011 at 12:09 am by Wendy | Permalink

    Wow, it looks lovely, I am looking forward to spending some time here!!

  5. Posted December 7, 2011 at 1:05 am by sarah | Permalink

    It’s beautiful. Captivating. Clean and yet warming. And I love the name and the story behind it.

    • Posted December 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm by erin | Permalink

      Thank you for the warm words :)

  6. Posted December 7, 2011 at 10:33 pm by melanie | Permalink

    It looks lovely and I love the meaning behind it – very inspiring.

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