"Now they tell us that we are too awake
for too long. Exhausted, we are always half asleep:
Red Bull, espresso, energy pills,
contstant fight or flight, 24/7 internet and
a thousand channels with made-up news."
Glorious Hugs is introducing super soft, fun pillowcases sewn by Mary Kay Wayland to encourage sleep and dreaming. The four patterns on the pillowcase cuffs of leaves, spectacular cities, dogs in sweaters and Peanuts characters enjoying the outdoors were each carefully selected to appeal to a wide range of interests. The white cotton is the absolute softest I could find (and good enough for my daughters to sleep on).
Mary Kay's bio: Mary Kay Wyland, Sole Proprietor of Mary Kay's Custom Sewing and Alterations, in White Bear Lake, Minnesota has been sewing her entire life. Her specialties include pillows, cushions, window treatments, and alterations. She also teaches sewing classes for adults and children in various local venues and privately in your home or her home. You can reach her at MKWyland@hotmail.com.
"Greeting the dawn with prayer and meditation,
coffee or cocoa or tea in hand, looking out for sunshine,
we rise up refreshed and renewed,
to learn a new thing, read and talk,
sing and play, hug someone and smile.
Last, we relax into the arc of evening, into quiet,
to be well, to heal and prepare to rise."
-poetry from "Balancing" by Phyllis Ballata, 2015 for Glorious Hugs