Friday, May 25, 2012

the road less traveled...

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference. 
Robert Frost

 I have so much going on now............

end of the year activities for the children, work, etc.

lots of change...........

Thursday, May 17, 2012


I am painting word sticks.........
I have been wanting to take out my paints for the longest and this is the perfect project to get started.

Having fun!

Monday, May 14, 2012



I combined hand stitching with a little sewing machine stitching to create this piece.

"Love needs to be based in gratitude, and gratitude needs to be based in love. These two words together create the most important vibration." ~ Dr. Emoto

There are many youtube videos worth watching

 regarding Dr. Emotos work.

I am off stick collecting....

Have a great week.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"You is kind"....

This past week I was on vacation and my sister came to see me. She is one of the kindest people
I know...not because she is my sister. If you met her, you would say the same. In her everyday life she is an emergency room nurse. She is the kind of nurse who holds a hand and shares a caring word to let others know she is there and it will be ok.....
She is the grandmother my children have never known. She adores them as they do her. When they spoke she intently listened to every word. She has a sense of humor that kept us laughing the whole time. There were lots of tears and laughter. I did not get  that many pictures at all because I was more focused on being with her.

We enjoyed the view from the hotel she stayed in....

there is a part of a lake running behind the hotel.

The children enjoyed the indoor pool

by Kathryn Sockett

I watched the movie THE HELP before my sister arrived and I was so touched by it that I decided
to rent the book. I am enjoying the book as much as the movie.  The film is an ensemble piece about a young white woman, Eugenia "skeeter" Phelan and her relationship with two black maids during Civil Rights Era (the early 1960's). Skeeter is a journalist who decides to write a controversial book from the point of view of the maids, exposing the racism they are faced with as they work for white families.
(Information at Wikipedia).

I created this piece in honor of my sister (because she is so kind) and the most touching part of the movie (The Help)....
Aibileen was the Maid/Caregiver of the children and pretty much the "mother-figure" of the children and she would tell them.

"You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important."

She gave the children what their mothers did, nurturing, kindness, caring and self esteem.

Lastly, a gift to myself while I was on my little staycation....the fabulous Mollie Makes magazine.
It came with the crochet hook and thread to make a flower brooch.
So much fun to read and you always get a little crafty something extra with every issue.
Well, it is back to a regular work routine for me....
Have a great week!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

a little bunny

bunny <3

The little bunny is just a little "what not" that can be hung on a wall or put on a shelf. I stitched "kind spirit" on the front.
Easy peasy to make and such a joy.


charm bracelet!

I made these two little crafty pieces for someone I love...
I literally went through my desk drawer searching for whatever charm type things I could find.
I found a miniature picture frame and a matchbox with a Mexican dancer on it. (I knew we would be going to a Mexican restaurant) I cut out the female dancer and put it in the frame.
I found a couple of little bells and a button with a rhinestone.
I added a couple of buttons and a clay face. 
The little bunny and charm bracelet were inspired by the lovely
Julie Arkell. She does not have a website but you can find her work at

Julie Arkell

Have a great weekend....