it just happened...


Hi there.  I really didn't set out to take a month away from just happened.  But I'm back and much the better for my time away.

While I was gone I had a chance to take stock of what about sharing with others brings me joy and what feels less than authentically me.  I am a teacher at heart and in giftedness...a sporadic crafter, a lover of gardens, a budding artist and an amateur photographer so that's what you'll get when you visit here.

I have added a companion blog to this one called Lessons from Lemon Lane that I will use as my teaching blog.  I may only post a tutorial there once a month or I may post once a week, it's kind of a "we'll see how it goes" project for now.  I am hoping to incorporate both written and video tutorials with in depth step by step instructions of my scattered bursts of creativity.

This pretty pink rose is just one of the many bushes that are bursting forth in the garden right now.  While some of you are just getting started, we Southern Californian's are harvesting away.  But take heart, we'll be complaining about the excessive heat in no time at all!

xo, Patty


  1. Wow you have roses already, how nice. I had no idea you started another blog. Good for you :)

  2. I missed you Patty! I have been MIA for the most part for the past month too. Some sad little attempts at blogging, but I am so busy with other things right now I haven't really had time to put anything together. I always think the most authentic blogging comes from not forcing it just because you feel you should post a certain number of times a week. That's what I tell myself anyways ;>)

  3. Good to see you back for a little bit! I'll be looking forward to seeing your posts on your new blog.

  4. Glad to see you back, Patty. Sometimes we need some time away to reassess why we do what we do. That rose is just gorgeous. We don't have anything blooming here yet- xo Diana

  5. Patty,
    Welcome Back, dear freind!!!
    You newest adventure in blogging sounds fasinating!
    Here on the Prairie the rose bushes are just beginning to produce buds!!!
    Mother's Day is usually the earliest we have blossoms.
    Have a wonderful week ahead!

  6. Welcome back with your pretty roses
    Karen x

  7. Nice to have you back again. We all need a respite from time to time. We are in full bloom around here as well and will be joining you in the 90*'s today. Too soon, in my humble opinion.

  8. Taking stock is always good! It's nice to have time away and blog only when your heart is in it. I literally didn't think about it for weeks and then one day I woke up just was in the mood to do it! Your roses are gorgeous! I can't wait to get some color going around here!


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