What a wonderful Christmas! We spent time with family and friends, ate lots of food, cried and missed my mom, and drove a lot!

Here are a few fuzzy cell phone shots:
Mama and Fern
Keenan Duffy girls
(this one is from a couple of days before Christmas)

I posted a couple of new items to my Etsy site, namely a super cute plaid baby cycling cap. I am almost to my 30 sale mark through my Rebourne Etsy Site!!


These Girls

I am enjoying these days with the girls. I feel my mom's spirit in me now more than ever, helping me be here, now.
Lots of tears still. She is not coming back.


Hat in Shop

The last of the recent batch of wool hats is up in the shop. Get it while you can!! Order today and I will get it in the mail tomorrow in time for Christmas!


at school

I am at school today, trying to finish up some last minute stuff. Here is a picture of me sitting at the computer in the computer lab, with a funny magnet message up on the white board behind me.

I have been cutting a LOT lately at Fabric Horse. Carrie is going to the Renegade Craft Fair in San Fran this weekend, so hopefully if you're out there you can check out the awesome gear the girls have been stitching up!

Tray has been at home with the girls all day, everyday. He is a trooper! He's also been working his butt off on the house, getting the girls moved into the little room, and moving my stuff into the new studio. Pictures to come soon I hope.



Laura Margaret Doyle-Brewster, 56, of Glenside, PA, died suddenly from H1N1 complications Wednesday shortly  after returning from her dream adventure in China.

Born in Auburn, NY to the musical Doyle family, she was an adventurous woman with many interests and talents.  During her college years in Auburn, NY, and Fairbanks, AK,  she found time to hitchhike through Europe, do factory work for Columbian Rope, drive a biffy truck for Alaska Airlines, and work in remote sites on the Alaska Pipeline on drilling and pipe-bending crews.  She loved to cross-country ski under the Northern Lights and became involved in gymnastics and dogsledding. 

Laura returned to upstate New York to marry and start a family, but soon she was off to  Athens, GA, working in a marine biology lab while nurturing her growing brood.  Upon her husband's graduation, the family moved to Midland, MI, and added another son.  Laura loved her years in MI, becoming an avid biker, cross-country skier, swimmer, runner and swim instructor.

In 1992, the family moved to Glenside, PA and she became more immersed in the aquatic world as pool manager, swim instructor, stroke and turn judge, scuba diver, and proud parent of four competitive swimmers. She was convinced that she could do anything she set her mind to, and became a self-taught plumber, painter, electrician, carpenter, barber, gardener, amateur private investigator (of her children’s illicit activities), teller of inappropriate jokes, and undertaker for exotic pets.  Laura's family was always her first priority, and she loved to return to her hometown every year for the Doyle Family reunion on Lake Owasco.

Like the grandchildren she loved so much, she was spunky and a little naughty and never thought twice about being herself. She loved music and having fun and prided herself on being hip to the latest music and fashion. She insisted that her children have integrity, generosity, good manners, a strong sense of independence, and the opportunity to express their creativity and always follow their dreams. Perhaps the most admirable achievement in Laura’s life was overcoming her personal struggles and fears. Despite her small stature, she was never afraid to take on anyone or anything, A humble teacher, she led many support groups and was always willing to share her stories and experiences or just listen in hopes of helping others.

Laura is survived by her husband Jeffrey; her children Damien, Patrick, Marni Duffy, and Kevin; her grandchildren Ilana, Sage, Yeshia, Fern, and Jaden; her mother Jean Doyle, and siblings  Mark (Liz) Doyle, Brendan (Mitsuko) Doyle, Michael (Heather) Doyle; and seven sisters: Lisa Doyle, Beth (Jack) Curran, Gretchen (John) Doyle, Susi (Bruce) Doyle Larson, Jeanne (Gary) Buckels, Tara (Bill) Simmonds, Amy (Bibi) Doyle; and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father, Robert Doyle, and brothers Robert Jr. and William. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Welcome Center, 2111 Samson St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 in care of Pastor Violet Little.

A memorial service will be held at Holy Family Church in Auburn, NY at 4:00 on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009.  Visitation will be held at William R. May Funeral Home, 354 Easton Rd., Glenside, PA on Friday, Dec. 11, 2009 from 7 to 9 PM.  A funeral mass will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 109 Price St., Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday Dec. 12, 2009 at 1 PM.  Reception to follow at a location to be announced.


she's in the world!

Goodbye, Mama.
You were such an immense person. You have taught us so much, loved us beyond belief, given so much of yourself to everyone you knew.
Heaven is lucky to have you. We know you've started a rumpus like they've never seen.
We miss you so incredibly much.