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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Gratitude - Need to Remember it Every Day

What makes me so grateful 
that I must share ?~!

  • My husband of over thirty years.
  • My nearby daughter.
  • My faraway daughter and her beloved family.
  • My sisters-of-other-mothers across the world.
  • My home and neighbors.
  • My Littles and their amazing families.
  • My health care team.
  • Our Internets-without them I would be so incredibly bored and not nearly as smart.
What are you thankful for in your life ?~? 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Spring Arrives with a Sunny Smile

A quadruple rainbow by Amanda Curtis. 

Remarkable, don't you think ?~!

Sun coming thru the atmosphere on Pluto;

think how far away this photo was taken !~!

Our first sunset on Mars

incredible, isn't it ?~!

Thanks NASA.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Finished Weaving Hangs in Hallway

Finished and hanging. What do you think? 

First time I fringed; for a new technique it was much easier than I had expected. I think it turned out well.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Karen Taylor and I last August at her home in Cape Coral Florida.

Some of what I am being inspired by these days
as I build potholders and placemats.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Slow Time of Year

The months fly by even when it feels like just last week that I was doing the retrospective of some of my stuff. Wow and here it is late February already.

I've been doing lots of kid wrangling and potholder/placemat stitching. My friend bought another ten pieces a couple weeks ago and I have enjoyed using new African prints for making placemats and mug rugs with the potholders. Playing in the fabrics stirs creativity-sewing strips together to "make fabric" from which I will make smaller items is the most fun. Putting strips together with no real end product in mind allows freedom to do whatever strikes me at the moment.

And still to come are the future pieces made from this "created fabric".

Looking into the future of my sewing, I see Australian Aboriginal paintings as the basis for my next batch of items. I purchased a small painting and a box of coasters with Aboriginal Artwork and I love them. The designs are unique and unusual for one who has grown up with no exposure to such magnificent art.

Have a great week, my friends,
I hope that all you do leads to peace and harmony.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Pretty Creations for the Eyes

The need to see what I have created over these last years
has overtaken my good sense !~!
Let's take a gander down memory lane...

In Memory of my Late Father

my Aqua Balloon Throw 

my Daughter's Spoils

Lots of other pieces and a Baby Pic for Fun 

Thanks for taking this journey with me.

Happy New Year

May each step we take Lead to Peace

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Busy, Anyone ?~!

Wow !~! Nearly a month has passed since I posted that photo of the Keys. So many years spent on or near those waters left indelible marks.

Memories of carrying our fresh water supply in brand new four-gallon gas cans still accompany me some nights when I'm feeling nostalgic and lying awake.

Water whispering against the hull, so unlike any other sound, lulled me to sleep year after year. Rowing each day kept my arms in remarkable shape.

Big birds, herons and egrets, landed on the roof to roost in the breaking dawn. Creaking oarlocks echoed across the still water as early shift workers rowed to shore to begin their days.

Teaching Iris to sail and row, to fish and grow filled the weeks and months and before we realized it she was in school and we needed to relocate.

I still miss experiences of those days but then we all do, don't we ?~! Our early lives when we didn't know how good we had it just seem to fall away and the future arrives while we are not looking. All our kids are over thirty; we've got great-grandkids; how'd it happen !~!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Memories of Lifestyles We No Longer Live

In 1992, we lived on a houseboat moored at Houseboat Row off Key West Florida. Our daughter was nearly seven. The day looks sunny and peaceful.

Hurricane Andrew was hellbent for leather and coming straight at us.

A picture taken by the late Dale McDonald shows us tied to the side of the Gale's. I'm squatting on their traveling dock, pulling  myself out to the house. I still wear the pink camisole top and a hat just like that one.

My dinghy is the long dark green one; the Lynda-boat is tied to the side of Lipsnatcher with the Yamaha 10hp tipped up. A couple more dinghies are dangling about in what appears to be a pretty calm tidal situation.

We were lucky, Andrew missed us and our family in Sarasota County at the time. Not so lucky--the Homestead and Everglades areas which sustained incredible amounts of damage. It took more than a decade before the place was back to what resembled normal.

Any memories of big storms you'd like to share with us ?~! Cita ?~!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité

 Standing in solidarity with justice and Paris in the aftermath of the attacks.

San Francisco City Hall

Sending Love and Prwayers to Paris vy @ borcikshop

Friday, November 6, 2015

Red is Everywhere

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So it's technically Orange, but for today's purposes we're going with
Our Warriors are Champs and we are proud.
Thanks for a great season, guys.

( this is two years of fabric-what shall I do with it ?~! )

Linking with NTT at My Quilt Infatuation.