Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Do you have your latest copy of CPS? Issue 23?
Well, run and get it!
I was reading through my copy
(it's one of the three magazines that I read every word of)
and got to the "popping the question" section on page 12.
I had forgotten all about responding to this question a while back
and was very surprised to see my answer on page 13!
I have just written an article about using Kimwipes
in the Fibre&Stitch online magazine.
I use them in a lot of my mixed media pieces.
(and on our lettuce leaves in the spring!)
I sell them in my etsy shop, very reasonable price
for a very versatile product.
This is another great magazine (one of the ones that I read every word of!).
I was so sad to read that Sue & Terri (Two Creative Studios)will not be offering the zine
after the next issue.
It's so understandable, since they are both so incredibly busy
with a ton of other creative endeavors.
But I sure will miss it!
You could run over to the web site and purchase the issue though.
It is packed with all kinds of great articles
by a host of creative people.
The past two weeks seem to have surrounded me,
enveloped me and drew me away from the rest of the world.
I have been hanging out with my husband and son...
journaling and drawing some.
You know, when I first tried to journal about my mom,
I couldn't find the words.
I suppose that I was just overwhelmed with grief at the time.
So instead of writing, I just drew in my journal.
I doodled and made marks.
I'm feeling better now but that
grief is still clinging to my skin...
and I suppose that it will be my constant companion for a while yet.
Thank you to all of my wonderful friends that
sent me condolences, virtual hugs
and said a prayer for my family.
There are no words worthy of the thanks that I feel in my heart.
So I just say a simple
"Thank you so much for being there for me"
Thursday, February 19, 2009
or really felt like it.
My mom was taken to the hospital last Tuesday,
unconscious and near death.
She had emphysema and COPD.
She had just recently caught a cold or virus or
something like that...
and within 4 days she was
in the ICU, so very ill.
Her lung health was so poor
the past year that she just couldn't
fight one more illness
and I am so sad to say,
that after 6 days in the ICU,
she passed away on Monday.
What a sad day for my family...
Her memorial service was today.
My mom kept a journal, off and on.
At the service today, the pastor
read excerpts from it.
I'll post them in a few days when I get it back from my sister.
What an awesome legacy the journal left to us!
To actually read about the faith, the firmness of belief that
your loved one had...
we knew this, that my mom was a faith filled woman
but to have it in her own words to share with others...
what a measure of grace for us.
So, please join me in raising a toast
to my precious mom...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I've been playing with the new camera here at home.
These are "candid shots"
This silly old bear came to live with my family
several years ago, after being created by loving hands
at my old sewing machine.
I had a stack of fluffy brown fabric
that I "inherited" from my grandmother
that was constantly bugging me
to take shape...
this silly bear is the shape it took.
Gotta love a silly old bear with the floppy head...
and a heart for a nose...
Monday, February 9, 2009
I don't usually do hand stitching but this piece insisted on it.
I found that I really liked it too...
kinda like a kitty "making bread", the stitching is a calming, stress free activity for me.
I'm sure I'll be adding more to my work.
Here is the small mixed media heart on the lower right hand side.
It is gilded with a gold pen.
Behind it is a piece of the paper fabric that I made
with the word "believe" adhered to it.
The fabric behind that was sent to me
from Pokey Bolten.
I won a blog give away and have
been hoarding the fabric
for just the right project.
This happened to be one of the
This is a vintage doily that we rusted and I
did some hand beading on.
And yes, I sewed a bead at each little
intersection of the doily.
From a distance, it looks like there is
just some type of shimmer...
but when you get closer,
you are rewarded with
a slew of teeny tiny seed beads!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
The last one that Jane did raised $500.00 for the local Senior Center!
Wow, what an awesome effort from everyone!
I took my page up to the shop yesterday and forgot to take pictures
(even though I have a NEW CAMERA!!!)
(I am SO excited about that!)
so I snagged pictures from Jane's blog.