And Further...!

Oh yes, I should show you what my buddies are up to...

Pat at Quiltersmuse

Vikki at Hand-Dyed Fibers

Arlee at Albedo Design Journal

Jenny at Jenny's Australian Needleart Journey

Be aware! Be imaginative! And I'll be back!!

Anniversary/ies Addendum

I do have to say a huge thank you to some wonderful folks who said, when all the curveballs were being thrown at me, that they hoped I'd be like a Phoenix, get up and go on. My friends have believed in me, and I am of the firm opinion that without their support I would not have made it as far as I have. So, huge hugs and humble thank-yous to Pat, Vikki, Arlee, Jenny, and everyone else -- you all are wonderful and made my life the richer for knowing you!

Be grateful for the good in your life...and be enriched by the joy of living! And, I WILL be back!

P.S. I can't find the darn link for the firebird image, but I'll post it here soon!


Yesterday was a double anniversary for me!

First, it's been a year now since my life took a ninety-degree curveball. This will be the only time I recognize the date for this particular event. However, I'm pleased with how things are turning out. It has not been easy, nor has it been fun a lot of the time, but I've learned a lot of confidence and self-belief in me as a woman and as an artist. So overall, it's been a good thing.

My daughter has moved back to Maryland to be with her sister and her father's family. This is a good thing, too -- Amber has an adorable four-month-old little girl, and my Treasure is pregnant with a future Little Treasure! There are more and better resources there for her, so I'm pleased for her.

AND, saving the best for last, it was my Third Blogiversary!! Lordy, I can't believe it's been three years now, time flies! I'm looking forward to another magical year filled with positive learning experiences, a few less Life Slams (*grin*), and lots of fun and laughter along the way!

Be strong! Be joyful! And I'll be back!


Butterfly Project for the Houston Holocaust Museum

I picked this up off the QuiltArt list from a recent post -- thanks to Fulvia Luciano who mentioned it. The Butterfly Project for the Houston Holocaust Museum is an effort to remember the 1,500,000 innocent children who perished in the Holocaust. The Museum is collecting 1,500,000 handmade butterflies, which will be exhibited in a show slated at the moment for Spring 2012. Please follow the above link to see the guidelines as to size, medium and restrictions. As of Summer 2008, the Museum has collected 400,000 handmade butterflies. Let's all pitch in as our time allows and help raise that number!

Be caring! Be aware! And I'll be back!


A Peach of Bird

Different bird, different silk, same sheer. In the upper right, you can see white flowers behind the sheer...that's a completely different fabric that happened to be underneath when I took the pic. So you can see how sheer the sheer actually is! I do need to work on my camera skills...the bird's tail is a row of chain stitch, and the bird is outlined in backstitch. The whole thing is the size of your thumb.

Be different! Be adventurous! And I'll be back!


Birds for the Flowers

Yes, the rose petal project is still coming along, but I need a set of these red eyelet birds...so here's the first. Thread, used a singled strand at a time, is "Dragon Blood" silk by Vikki Clayton of Hand-dyed Fibers.