Patti’s interests are many: Bird-watching, butterfly gardening, photography, inspirational writing, paper and fiber arts–and blogging about them.

She lives in coastal Virginia with her hubby. They have one daughter, aย son-in-law, and seven grandchildren.

One of Patti’s favorite quotes is from Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life I would hope that I would have not a single bit of talent left and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.'”

To God be the glory.

Find her on Facebook as Patti Suzi’sMom Jarrett

91 thoughts on “About

  1. It’s nice to read about you on your about page. I used to birdwatch with my former husband, now deceased. We spent hours of fun hiking and finding photos of the birds we saw. We had a bird feeder that a pair of cardinals visiting everyday for quite some time. Blessings to you, Patti…


    1. Thank you for coming by and leaving a comment. It is truly a blessing to meet other members of the family of Christ through blogging. Who knew? I look forward to getting to know you better.


  2. Hello, Patti! I enjoy your bright, pretty site! I’m a newbie Blogger, still learning how to navigate WordPress! Blessings to you, fellow writer!


  3. Dear Ms. Patti,
    Hello, this is Marantha Jenelle, from here on WordPress. I obtained your link from a post you responded to on “BeKindReWrite’s” blog about the query letters and I think you have also commented on one or two of my own posts. I wanted to meet you and see what you wrote or did, so I clicked on your link on bkrw’s blog. I hope you won’t mind.

    It seems that you also are an artist, as well as a writer and blogger. I myself am sort of new at blogging, but as an artist and writer is where I am a little better. I would be very highly honored if you would contact me directly at words2ponder@gmail.com and perhaps share how your art and writing have enriched your life. I use both of them to help me manage the symptoms of my bi-polar disorder.

    Please write soon. And I checked out both the Art Journal and Card page here on your blog and I must admit that I am both very impressed and, sigh, a little jealous too, you are very talented. I make cards, but I have a sort of unorthodox way of doing it, for I use not only the windows paint program, but open office org as well. I also custom create calendars, fliers, brochures (both half fold and tri-fold), and several other things using open office org. I would be glad to share notes if you would be willing.

    I am currently trying to put together a little teaching thing that will share what I have learned about combining different elements of some of the programs that most people use every day or that they may already have on their computers. I will be making an actual pdf file of the finished results, which will be called “CREATIVE COMPUTING”.

    May heaven richly bless you,



  4. I love that Erma Bombeck quote. She was a very funny woman!
    After reading your ‘About’ page, I see that you are a very creative and busy person. I look forward to checking out more of your blog ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Love your site Patti! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I especially love you header photo. I also quilt and love to watch birds. I have a renewed interest in photography this spring and searching for local wild flowers to photograph. Blessings to you Patti, Jeanne

    PS I love the Erma Bombeck quote!


    1. Thanks for coming by. Someone at writers group last night asked if I was a photographer, told them I was a wannabe. ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like we have a lot in common. Except for the fact that my first flight was only a couple years ago! You must be an amazing woman. I look forward to getting to know you better.


  6. Patti, I just started a new blog and I didn’t know if you knew about it or not. I would be highly honored of you could take a look at my very first post and let me know what you think. And if you like it, could you sort of let any others you might know who you think might like it know about it. It is far more serious than my other three blogs.

    her is the link

    thank you and heaven bless



  7. You are most welcome, Patti, and yes, I feel a tiny bit better, but let’s just say I won’t be doing the Tango or Limbo any time soon!

    Be good, sweet friend, and sending you wishes and prayers for blessings by the boatload!



    1. I have attended some of the Traveling Pen workshops. Sherrie Pilkington is a member of KPC writers group, which I attend monthly. It’s led by Evelyn Wagoner. Are you a member?


    1. Sorry, Kempsville Presbyterian Church, they’ve had a writers group for over seven years. We meet once a month, third Tuesday evening (not in Dec ’11) if you’re interested. No dues.


  8. With how late you’re up at night, I finally got around to reading the “About Me” to see were you were located. I’m thinking. . . oh, maybe Australia.

    Do you know how close you are to me????

    Maybe in February or March (after year end close), we can get together in Williamsburg for lunch one day. Or even further east. My husband and I keep meaning to go back to Norfolk to see the battleship there. That could be another opportunity.



  9. Greetings from the woman at the well, thank you for saying hello on my blog so I could find yours. I have enjoyed your site and your friends seem quite the lovely bunch. Blessings to you friend.-watw


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  11. Hello_____,
    Your writing is an art; itโ€™s beautiful. I think if you keep doing what youโ€™re doing now, you will have good future. So keep it up my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I have a joyful ride in your blog, and now Iโ€™d like to invite you to visit mine. Thank you and have a wonderful day, my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Subhan Zein


  12. This is my first visit, and I’m Wow-ed. I love the Isaiah quote so much, and I love the Erma Bombeck quote as well–I plan to echo it! You are such a lovely sister! God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo


  13. I just happened to get up from a sound sleep at 4:00 a.m. EST and see that you visited/commented on my blog. Thank you for the visit. So I came to visit yours and am very pleasantly surprised by our commonalities. I’ve skimmed over some posts, enough to see that I want to delve more into your blog later in the morning when I actually “get up”. Looking forward to reading “front to back” in a little while. Till then, nighty night again!


  14. What a great quote. Love Erma Bombeck and her humor on life. One of my favorite quotes of hers is, “One day scientist will discover that lettuce has been fattening all along.” LOL. Love your blog. Thanks for visiting mine so I could find yours.


    1. Thank you for coming by to visit. I didn’t remember that quote about the lettuce. She was so entertaining. I have several links to your posts saved in my email. The holidays have kept me busy and I’ve gotten behind. Way behind.


  15. Hi Patti,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Loved that Erma Bombeck quote. I’m going to look around some more next time, kids need me now but I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read so far.

    Warm regards,


  16. That Erma Bombeck quote is terrific. I want to be able to say that at the end of every day! So pleased to see what you’re about here, Patti.


  17. patti, howdy from a ‘voice from the past’. i just composed something at two thirty this morning and since it is about writers and muses, i thought you might enjoy it…


    A very special thing occurred
    When my muse came to me today
    She gifted me with a special child
    Who in my mind began to crawl and play.

    The child at first crawled here and there
    Through the winding corridors of my mind
    Picking up and teething on
    Any idea โ€˜toysโ€™ that it did find.

    The words my muse whispered to me
    Through my mind did ebb and flow
    As my child drank from that magical spring
    It slowly began to grow and grow.

    Now and then my special child
    Would sulk or throw a fit
    Then I would send it to โ€˜time outโ€™
    โ€˜Till it calmed down a bit.

    My precious child grew in fits and bursts
    Till it outgrew the home of my mind
    Then it kindly asked if it could go out
    Adventures for to seek and find.

    โ€˜Twas on that day that I realized
    My precious child had come of age
    So I set it free to run and play
    Upon the screen and page.

    My child shared with me its adventures
    Whispering them day and night
    As my child continued to grow
    Those adventures I did write.

    Then one day my child came to me
    With a solemn look upon its face
    It thanked me for helping it to grow
    As into my hands a gift it did place.

    My child told me that the time had come
    It must its future go to seek
    It gave me a warm loving hug
    Then placed a kiss upon my cheek.

    I sadly watch my child walk away
    Then I remember its gift
    I gaze down at what my hands are holding
    As tears down my cheeks begin to drift.

    A note is placed upon the top
    I open it and take a look
    โ€œDearest mother, Iโ€™ll always be with you
    In the pages of this book.โ€



    wishing you many blessings,



    1. I enjoyed my visit. I wintered several chrysalises in an aquarium in our shed and released probably a dozen black swallowtail butterflies this year. Their life cycle is beyond amazing.


    1. That is so sweet of you. I’ll check them out. I haven’t “done” awards in awhile. It seems there were so many going around when I started blogging, and I didn’t have that many blogs to refer to.


    2. That is so sweet of you. I’ll check them out. I haven’t “done” awards in awhile. It seems there were so many going around when I started blogging, and I didn’t have that many blogs to refer to.


  18. Hello Patti!!! What a lovely, lovely About. You are truly blessed. I am off to see what you are doing, which appears to be lots. Thank you for your visit to my blog, your comment (so true), and the follow. Cheers, Margie


  19. Hi Patti, nice to read about you and your creation. .. loved it… thanx for visiting my space and leaving a wonderful feedback. .. it means a lot and feel blessed… thanx again… ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


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