Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Haiku 4 U

open the windows
fresh breezes blow lace curtains
birdsong floats on air

© Lydia Lowe 4/09/2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

"Today I Will Create Something Beautiful . . ." Project

     I saw this on the Internet.  I'm afraid I don't remember who originally created this, but she created a series of these fabric "sheets of paper" and then embroidered phrases on them.  This was the one shown on her blog. 

     She "framed" them on decorated clipboards.  I thought this was a unique way to display them.  I used scrapbooking paper and modpodged it onto a chipboard clipboard.  Then just inserted the design under the clip.

     Originally, I had framed this piece, but the frame clearly didn't do it justice.  So, I decided to frame it the way she had done it and clearly this was the right choice.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

"Love is patient, love is kind, it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs."

1 Corinthians 13:4-5

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Lydia Lowe wins 3rd Place Cow Creek book Festival

Poetry Reading

     During the month of April, (National Poetry Month) the Hutchinson Public Library sponsored a variety of different activities.  The month kicked off on Sunday, April 1 with a reading by the poets from the book, "Begin Again".  On Friday, April 13 the editor of "Begin Again", Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, the Poet Laureate of the state of Kansas, gave a talk and read some of her poetry at the Hutchinson Art Center.  Then on Sunday, April 22 those who entered the 100 word short fiction/poetry contest gave a reading at the Hutchinson Public Library and the winners were announced.   I entered three poems and three short fictions pieces, and was invited to be part of the reading this past Sunday afternoon. 

      I read my poems: "World Within a World", "One Hundred Years", and "A Poem".  I also read my short fiction: "Irony", "Love Hurts", and "For Sale".  Writing a complete story in 100 words is quite a challenge.  Everyone who entered and read their pieces were terrific.  I heard some amazing things and began to wonder how in the world this contest could ever be judged.  The works presented were all top of the line.  

     The results are in and prizes were awarded:
               Adelyn Dean Emery - 1st Place  - Summer of 1934
                                                 - 2nd Place - High Prices
               Lydia Lowe               - 3rd Place - World Within a World
               Debbie Jerauld          - 1st Place   - Catherine
               Sonia Hayse              - 2nd Place  - Flutter
               Kay Towle                - 3rd Place   - Routine
    The winning entries will be posted on the library's website through the month of May 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012


Check out the post "Just For Fun" from Friday, April 6 to see some exciting news!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

How Writer's Tell Time

From the KAC Facebook page

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Haiku 4 U

Today's it 4 for U!  Spring storms and the day after . . .

storms and tornadoes
three times through the area
sirens blast, stay safe

© Lydia Lowe 4/16/2012

low rumble of thunder
lightening flash, big fat raindrops
sudden cold breeze, hail

© Lydia Lowe 4/16/2012

open the window
rain fresh, crisp, cool, breezes flow
far off a bird sings

© Lydia Lowe 4/16/2012

I wake slow, sleepy
it's a morning in April
I stretch, breathe, relax

© Lydia Lowe 4/16/2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Each moment is a place you've never been.      

- Mark Strand

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday's Top-PIX

Photo By AP Photo/Orlin Wagner Sun, Apr 15, 2012

Sandra J. Milburn/The Hutchinson News

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Haiku 4 U

spring was not summer
after all, it was just hot
then came April snow

© Lydia Lowe 4/03/2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

It's Friday the 13th!

It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.

-George Orwell

Happy Friday the 13th!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book.      

-Stéphane Mallarmé

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Haiku 4 U

blooms three weeks early
eighty degrees for days now
the middle of March

© Lydia Lowe 4/03/2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

Just For Fun!

UPDATE!  This post was mentioned on the "Delilah" show on B98FM, on Sunday, April 22, 2012.

The sign says: "We're So Excited For Spring. . . "  (it's a bit hard to read)

HA!!!   ENJOY!!!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.      

- Gabriel García Márquez

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

More Exciting News!

Last week, I participated in a blog hop for the roll out of a new quilt book on the C & T Publishing website.  Here's the link: Time for a Blog Hop.  This was to celebrate the release of: "Traditional Fat Quarter Quilts" by Monique Dillard.  There was a giveaway sponsored where you could win the book, the ruler, or both.  I won one of the books.  How exciting!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012