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Yearly Archives: 2011

Wearing pajamas until noon… or later. Rolling yarn into balls… round and round… quietly and quickly.  Making crochet hats in different sizes. Visiting a scenic mountain side.  Flying airplanes while thick clouds roll in. Snapping pictures of this amazing place.  Noticing how the mist changes everything.  Feeling romantic and inspired. Wanting desperately to be able […]

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With my return to work, I’ve had to exist in another side of my brain for a while.  In the hospital I’m valued for my ability to think and act quickly, to remember a host of illnesses and treatments, to calculate dosages and to document well.  Organization and efficiency are my allies as I hop […]

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One of the things I absolutely love about this time of year is the glow of Christmas lights.  With the house decked out like this there are many opportunities to take a sparkly photo here and there.  These taken with the Lensbaby star aperture and modified with a sepia setting.  Looking at the current Lensbaby apertures, […]

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I’m about to tell you about a gift I’m making for my daughter for Christmas.  I’m fairly certain I can keep this one a secret… oh, she will be thrilled.  Now Shelby is our third child and like other third-borns that I know, she sometimes gets a little less than what the other two get. […]

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I’m really impressed with “Art Quilting Studio” magazine.  Not only is it FULL of interesting artists and eye candy, it’s printed on “heavy-ish” paper making it’s feel in your hands delightful!  For someone who thinks they haven’t contributed too much to the world of art quilting lately, I’ve managed to get published in here again. […]

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One of the great things about writing a blog is you meet talented like-minded people.  One of which is the one-and-only Deborah Boschert who is about to embark on a six-month journey via STITCHED!  What exactly is STICHED you ask, well  it’s a collection of 20 online video workshops by 20 talented fabric artists.  For […]

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I am humbled to speak to you today about a dear blog friend and fellow fabric enthusiast Candy Glendening!  She’s asked me to review and write about her new DVD “Dyeing to Stitch” released just a couple of months ago by Interweave.  I met her a few years ago online and have followed her work […]

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Thanksgiving weekend has for many years now been my favorite time of year.  When else are we as a people focused on gathering and giving thanks?  Somehow tho, between the food, celebrations, work in the ER and early Christmas shopping I’ve lost my center ever so slightly.  Chaos creeps in; mindfulness evaporates. To my rescue […]

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On Friday, my “girls” Vanessa and Angie helped me make eight Macadamia Nut wreaths, a “Gilligan’s Isle” stand to put them on and a couple of branch trees to hang ornaments.  It took us all day but the wreaths turned out fabulous!  Mac nut wreaths are great because they are full and they last a […]

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Finally!  I made this video about a month ago after listening to Tristan Prettyman’s song “Simple as It Should Be.”  I’m happy to report that via her manager we worked out a little “deal” and now I’m able to use her song here.  I had a blast making this video and I hope you like […]

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I have something exciting to share with you… finally after a month of anticipation, you’ll get to see it this weekend. For now, this will have to do: Available in my shop today, another little painting finished last night.  I’m simply LOVING painting with oils! Haleakala Hillside 2.5″ x 3.5″

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I took another trip up the mountain yesterday to pick greenery for the Pacific Cancer Foundation event which is scheduled for this Saturday.  Taking my time, I also was sure to get in a few shots of this majestic place.  Ooh how I wish I could take all of you here… the cool air… the […]

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“I could have been in a funk with dinner not planned and yet another trip to school to pick up a stranded child, but no, it was simply too beautiful for that.”

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