Monday, February 27, 2012


I wish I could say that I was so organized but when the weeks are flying by and I am working all the time piles begin to appear on my desk and other spots. I am pretty sure a little black kitten found my
thread along the way and quietly jumbled some of it. : /


With my little bit of time in between taking children places I managed to light a candle and let the ceremony of "organize" begin....

I pulled out my thread boxes and sharpie and began winding thread on bits of plastic card...
I know, I know...eeeuuk! But I bought the boxes years ago and today I would not invest in
plastic. Since I have it now I figure I will make use of it, right? Better not to throw it away.

This picture is deceiving because the bowl of thread is almost a foot across...Have I confessed I have a thread addiction? It is like candy to me, especially the variegated kind. 

Lastly, I found some thread as I was going through all of it that will work perfectly for this
little project....I did not know I had so many options! lol! Have a great day : )


Monday, February 20, 2012

This and that!

This is a piece of embroidery I completed today. I have been working on it for a while. It is a gift, so I am not showing the whole thing. It is not that it is so complicated it was just a matter of finding the time to focus. (My word for the year!)

A closeup of "weathered heart".
I wanted to add beading but did not have the right color beads so I did what any penny saving girl would do....I made up my own "beads" by doing french knots in the color I wanted : )
There is always a way around things when you are creating. That is what I love about stitching, embroidery, etc. You can make do with what you have.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Full moon, postcards and fabrics

Gift arrives...

gorgeous silks and wool...

and this lovely postcard which is: Portrait De Jeune Fille by Van Dongen Kees

and this postcard which is: Woman sewing by lamplight, 1870-72
Jean-Francois Miller (1814-1875) The Frick Collection, New York.
These were sent by my dear friend Isabelle:

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This afternoon/evening I have worked on a few things that I can not share because they are gifts, but this one I can share because i wanted to participate in creating full moon art:
This piece is called "she moon"

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the front of "she moon"
The fabric under the moon is a piece of wool from Isabelle...thank you again Isabelle : )

Lastly, this is another wonderful postcard I received from Marrakech this week from:
Thank you so much Jeanne <3
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I feel like I have traveled to far away lands when I receive these lovely cards and it makes me feel deep gratitude for each of you.
I treasure each postcard.
A heartfelt thanks!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Long and winding road...

A lovely old cape cod style home...

There are some mornings when I just feel the need to take a long winding scenic road to work.
I had my camera with me and thought I would share some of what I see. The day is sunny but
about 17 degrees outside so all these pictures are taken from my car.

Look at this rambling old farm house...huge!

This tree reminds me of a bird tree!

this is a bird/puppet from a movie by Jim Henson
I think that tree looks just like this. What do you think?


beautiful trees and snow!

I have lots of goodies to share with you tomorrow. 
Have a great day!