The Power of Seventy

Seventy is made of two perfect numbers, seven- representing perfection and ten- representing the ten commandments and the completeness of The Holy One’s law, symbolizing perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. Midrash: The Holy One, Who has seventy Names, gave the Torah, which has seventy names, to Israel, which has seventy names (NumbersContinue reading “The Power of Seventy”

Life Is The Practice

Do not do a spiritual practice as if your life depended on it. Practice as if it is your life. Let it be empty. Let it be light. Let it be sweet. Let each moment be a mystery that brings you to the next moment. Empty means without preconception. Without preconception means you are freeContinue reading “Life Is The Practice”

It Takes A Life Time

The big question that I am getting lately is- How long does it take you to make that? Oh my, what a loaded question. There are so many factors that go into each and every quilt: the purpose, the budget, the materials, and the use to name the most basic. That requires a face-to-face meetingContinue reading “It Takes A Life Time”

One Happy Customer

to: Louise Silkdate: Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 1:01 PMsubject: Thank youLouise,My mom and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The quilts are just so wonderful, special and so very, very comforting.What a very special person you to use your talent in such a heartwarming way. We are very blessedContinue reading “One Happy Customer”

Make Room For More Happiness

When it comes to finding happiness, there is help with Rick Hanson’s new book, Hardwiring Happiness. Our brains hold negativity making us more efficient at learning from negative experience and less adept to learn from positive ones. But our brains are constantly changing in structure, so if we learn to concentrate on the good, weContinue reading “Make Room For More Happiness”

Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom

I began this blog in November of 2010. I have posted 430 times and received 51,620 views. Bubbe Wisdom: Why call it Bubbe Wisdom? Bubbe is Yiddish for grandmother. When I was growing up a Bubbe was an old woman whose domain was her kitchen. She was known for her “bubbe-meises” old wives’ tales basedContinue reading “Happy Anniversary, Bubbe Wisdom”

The Cost of A Gallbladder

For the record, the bills for my emergency gallbladder surgery this past December keep coming. To date of the total $7906.11 billed, my Highmark insurance paid 75% leaving me with an outstanding bill of $1989.86. With this recent unexpected surgery expense, I was very eager to read Stephen Brill’s comprehensive article about our healthcare problems:Continue reading “The Cost of A Gallbladder”

Everyone Has A Story

The book world is changing. When I wrote my first proposal for a book back in the turn of the century (That sounds way too old!) I hunted likely publishers, drove myself crazy writing the perfectly compelling proposal, and in the end received countless rejections and no means of putting the book to paper. ItContinue reading “Everyone Has A Story”

Jacob’s Memory Lives

Louise,You created a quilt in remembrance of my six year old son, Jacob. With his 18th birthday coming up, I thought you should know how much your beautiful work of art has comforted me each and every day since then. My wonderful memories of Jacob will never go away and with his quilt hanging inContinue reading “Jacob’s Memory Lives”