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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
E53J_PoppinPopcorn.jpg Popcorn-Yum by LouiseSilk
I haven’t found very many reasons to go out to the movies of late. The last time we went, there were only three of us in the theater and the price, not to mention the flavor, of the popcorn was sho...
8DNL_bird_oil_spill.jpg Out Of Sight Out Of Mind by LouiseSilk
I am back from New Jersey where the gas prices are significantly cheaper- sometimes even under $3.00. We mistakenly take this as good news- less money out of our pockets- but it’s one of those age-...
JT09_Bubbe_s_Child_Tent.jpg The Excitement of Working Life by LouiseSilk
There is so much going on in my studio these days: it's hard to know where to look. There are the quilts being developed for my show this January at the American Jewish Museum , including a tent fo...
ENHF_Run_the_day.jpg Never Go Back by LouiseSilk
I’m known for the fact that I hate to backtrack. It is an intuitive thing for me- it simply seems like a waste of time. Well, I finally found the book that explains the why behind the idea: Never G...
H5P8_Have_it_all.jpeg Tools To Elevate Mind and Spirit by LouiseSilk
Exercise Regularly to release endorphins, strengthen your immune system and give yourself a general sense of physical confidence and wellbeing. Meditate- Take a few minutes to sit still, listen to ...
HNVU_Under_The_Stars.JPG Ushpizin by LouiseSilk
My favorite aspect of Sukkot is inviting ushpizin, imaginary honored guests into the Sukkah , much like we invite Elijah at Passover.  Jewish Feminists (who have also added Miriam to the Seder tabl...
9FC0_Louise_Silk_artist.jpg Celebrating The Mature Phase Of One’s Career by LouiseSilk
I used to be very proud to state that I have over thirty years of quilting experience but as I was recently forced to realize that I’ve been a professional for over forty years, the feeling of prid...
41O7_embroidered_hamsa.jpg Return by LouiseSilk
Hashiveinu - Return Us Shared by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit Return us to ourselves Return us to each other Return us to the earth Return us to our Land: the land beneath our feet Return us to This Mo...
KYW3_Morning_Ritual.jpg Work Rituals by LouiseSilk
I never could have done what I have done without the habits of punctuality, order, and diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. Charles Dickens Mason Cur...