Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Quilting Season


I am often blessed with meeting some of the most wonderful people in my small town.

Mary Lindquist is one of those wonderful people. The moment I stepped in to her shop, The Quilting Season, I knew that it was a special place. Mary informed me that the shop and its patrons did some amazing charitable work for the community. The quilters gather together every month to make wonderful pillow cases, dolls, and preemie quilts that are donated to C.S. Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Mary and her patrons also work with Saline Area Social Services, providing cake mixes and coffee for those in need.

Each August, the shop also holds a craft garage sale, and proceeds from the sale provide backpacks and shoes for children in the area. They also help to pay for sports participation fees (which are pricey!) for those athletes who could not otherwise afford to play.

Mary and her quilting community have such a giving heart.

You can read about it here:

https://annarborfamily.com/parent-profile/bringing-hope-to-hospital-stays/

Monday, May 20, 2019

Spring Cleaning (with the help of a professional!)


Spring is here!  Time to open the windows and let a fresh breeze clear out the house.

Maybe you have looked around the house and thought about spring cleaning. But where to begin?

I spoke with professional home organizer Holly Southerland about how to tidy up. She gave some great tips for bringing calm to the chaos.

Here's a link to the story:

https://annarborfamily.com/online/sparking-joy-with-spring-cleaning/