Friday, February 10, 2017


As we enter a new month in this controversial and tumultuous year I reflect on the many changes I have been forced to adapt to in the past couple of years.  As creatures of habit many of us do not thrive well when stable ground is hard to find.  I would not say I thrive on change, but I understand it is an necessary evil of growth.  After 6 plus years of others controlling my destiny, I can say that I am in the control of my path.  This long and arduous path has only slowed me down in achieving my goal, but I see the path becoming less taxing and the rewards are starting to come in.

I would be wrong if I did not say that the losses I have encountered during these changes have not saddened me.  I would also be neglectful to not acknowledge that the new additions and accomplishments I have achieved are not amazing and satisfying.   I am starting to see a calm in the storm and a new normal coming to fruition.

I am a big advocate of believing that one grows and learns from mistakes, changes, encounters and chaos.  I have had my fill of these in the past couple of months.  I have had to say goodbye to some close champions and these losses have been very heavy.  It has been hard to have realized that there are people who are only placed in your path for certain events and time frames and then they are not supposed to be there anymore.  This uncoupling can be easy or it can be very painful and raw.  I have realized that as a caterpillar must change to a butterfly, I must metamorphosis to be true to myself and to become the person I strive to become.

Unfortunately without some of my champions shielding me, I have encountered people who think they can criticizing my choices and the changes that I am making.  I am realizing that my new lesson is to rely on myself and to follow my heart and to not let these people push me around and to hit them head on and to cut them down without hesitation.  This is a new role for me.  I am very much one who holds back and promotes all even if they are not on the same page as I am.

Believe it or not this personal commentary leads me to my new release-Sweeney Heart Pin Keep.  It is a simple and sweet pin keep.  The simplicity of the design makes it elegant.  It also is an achievable finish.  The heart is what leads all of our lives.  While logic and thought are what we concentrate on when we look at our lives, the heart plays an important role as we move through life.  You can find details of this release and my other sale items on my Facebook page .  To purchase Sweeney Heart Pin Keep you can visit my Etsy page or after Nashville 2017 Market your local needlework shop.  You can purchase a kit off my Etsy page.  The chart and limited kits will be available from needlework shops after March 2017.

Again, I want to thank all of you for your support.  The success of my business is through you and your purchases of my designs and products.  I am humbled by all of you and your kindness in following me and purchasing my items.

May you take a moment and reflect on what your heart's desires are and then find the path that will lead to the fruition of your life's path.



  1. Blessings and love!

  2. Love you girl! I'm still here just on my journey as well Hugs

  3. I'm glad we are able to support each other as we change and grow! Your words are eloquent and I feel I could have written them for my own path... <3

    1. Thank you so much. I wish you God speed on your journey.

  4. Beautiful post and beautiful work!

  5. Wishing you endless happiness. Your design is beautiful!

  6. Wishing you happiness and success. Sometimes the hardest thing is realizing the path God has for us isn't the one we thought we would be on...

  7. So true my dear. God has his own plan. It always works out...

  8. The things we do in life are never easy. From being a mother to being a business owner, they all require a lot of work and responsibility. You are doing a great job! I must say though, you should look into some help with your online presence. There are companies that help promote and advertise your business, and they're not very expensive. Definitely worth the investment!

    Lindsey @ Nosto

  9. Your work is beautiful and that will always be a riposte to any dumb detractors. I also love ❤️ the Ruby Murrry story and can assure you it is still in current usage. Hugs from my side of the pond.

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