Monday, July 10, 2017

Summer Vacation

Its time for me to take a little vacation from my blog.

A series of events, both medical and clerical have bombarded me lately and I need some quiet time.  Time to move slowly and do what I have to do, time to recover from the vagaries of life, if you will.

I thank you in advance for your patience and for all the lovely friendships I've made through this blog.  I hope to be back at it this coming Fall.  Have a wonderfully creative Summer.

A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it. - Robert Orben  

Monday, July 3, 2017

A Challenge

Recently our "Inspired Arts" group took on a challenge.  We were given a piece of this fabric (although it was white with black printing when it was passed out I quickly stuck it in a cup of tea) *smile*.

Our instructions were to use some or all of this fabric and to use it in some form that you usually work in.  Uh-0h!!  Because I was deeply involved in "The Owl Project" I didn't want to stop that, plus I had no idea how this fabric could be used with punch needle.

As I read the words on the fabric, an idea came to me.  And so I fashioned "A Box of Good Intentions" using the fabric attached to paper tags that I made.  


"We shall act with good intentions, but at times we will be wrong.  When we are, let us admit it and try to right the situation." - Joe Peterno

Monday, June 26, 2017


This past week has not been such a good one for me -- no details but I just want all of you to know that I might not get back to your comments right away.  

I have another owl partly finished but its been sitting there untouched for a week now...  again my energy level isn't quite where it needs to be.

Please don't worry -- I have several postings already prepared to share over the coming weeks and I hope to be back to my regular 'peppy' self soon. 

Love you all!

"A calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health." - Dalai Lamal 

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Wise Old Owl

Looking so thoughtful and somewhat solemn this creature joins me in the garden.

One loop at time he took shape and form.

I'm so happy to have him in my mini-menagerie.  He will sit on a shelf above my laptop and I suspect we will have many long discussions about life and patience.

"Observe and reflect, become a little wiser every day." - Anonymous

Monday, June 12, 2017

Getting Started

Beginning any project is always exciting.  There are all sorts of possibilities ahead.

And then reality sets in.  This owl is going to be stuffed so I'll need to make a front and back.  This owl is going to 'loosely represent' the "Great Horned Owl".  This owl needs to have thread colors blended.  This owl will require punching from front to back and back to front and constant attention.  At least he'll only be 5-1/2" tall when completed.

This owl  is proving to me that I can be happy while quietly (or not so quietly) driving myself crazy. *smile*

"Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." - Napolean Hill


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