Jodi Lea Stewart

Loving and Writing About the Southwest and the South

The plethora of hearts, chocolate and stuffed animals the size of toll booths igniting the air and the airwaves the past month drove me into thoughtful consideration *and into making a  list* of the things I truly love. Criteria for My List  I limited my truly love list to five items. Since my spouse, family…

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” ~ Albert Einstein  Did early Americans invent embroidery to make samplers and decorate hope-chest items for hopeful young ladies waiting to become wives and mothers? Hardly! The art of embroidery started in China thousands of years ago. China began to weave silk from silkworm cocoon fibers about 5,000 years…

  Dressing, aka stuffing, is both personal and emotional. Why? Because it embodies place, race, family tradition, memories and more. Whatchacallit  The best I can find out, the term stuffing didn’t fit the decorum of the Victorian upper class, so they started calling it dressing. Today, it depends on where you live or from where you originally…