Tag Archives: India Brantley

Give Yourself a Flower Garden and a Vacation and Anything Else on Your Bucket List!

I just returned from a fabulous vacation cruising on the Celebrity Equinox for 11 nights. My gratitude meter is sky high!  I enjoyed great food, interesting ports of call, fabulous fun with my travel mates and uninterrupted Mommy time with … Continue reading

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Italian Inspirations

I am a big believer in vacations. Why? First, because they are educational. I never fail to learn something new on vacation. Second, because they free your mind to re-imagine things. Third, because they increase my gratitude factor. I am … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in Rome

When India and I travel, I try to document the trip with a quilt. That way, we have our mental memories and a tangible memory that we can touch. Last summer, India and I spent a magical weekend in Rome … Continue reading

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Chilling in Charleston, SC

India and I recently spent a delightful weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. The occasion was the Opening Reception of the 9th Annual African American Fiber Art Exhibit. My quilt Strength and Grace was part of the exhibit. India and I … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Labor Today!

  I am spending a joyful day in my quilt studio today. I plan to start a new quilt and finish an old one. The quilt I am sharing with you today is called Inspiration. It was named after a Carnival … Continue reading

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Bon Voyage!

The long-awaited, dreamed about day is finally here! India and I leave from Rome, Italy today aboard the Celebrity Reflection for an 11-day Eastern Mediterranean Cruise. We are celebrating her graduation from the University of Pittsburgh, my 60th birthday, and because we … Continue reading

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The Graduate

I could not close this chapter on our lives without posting a picture. India joyously graduated from the University of Pittsburgh April 27, 2014 with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Emergency Medicine. She is a certified Paramedic, and I am … Continue reading

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What Will Be Your Legacy?

It’s graduation weekend at our house! India graduates from the University of Pittsburgh Sunday with a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medicine. She is happy, and I am proud. Only she and I know the struggles we went through … Continue reading

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Queen of Everything

January always starts with a bang for me. I am a New Year’s baby so it is fun to pretend everyone in the entire world is celebrating my birthday! This year, the bang was bigger than usual. Since it was … Continue reading

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Harvest Season Always Draws Me Back to the Country

India was home from the University of Pittsburgh last weekend for fall break. It was a beautiful weekend so we took a day trip to the Elijay Apple Festival — just the two of us. I love country stuff. We … Continue reading

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