Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Learning something new.

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Angel of God, my guardian dear,
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day be at my side
To light to guard to rule and to guide.

Happy feast day of our guardian angels.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Looks like fun

This looks like fun

21 different techniques and if the artists are anywhere near as talented as Kelly Warren, happy shack designs, it should provide a wealth of knowledge!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

new fun

I was so intrigued with this idea of repurposing a man's shirt into an apron.
I took the class from Barb Mc Keon on Sunday at Starry NIght Hollow

It's not nearly as easy as it looks, but the results are way cool!
I can't wait to try another one. Rod has many available on his side of the closet.

The tedious part was making bias binding, but here are some other options which I've already ordered for my next one:

with many others to be found.

Patti Digh is Amazing!

I first became acquainted with Patti when I discovered her blog, 37 days.
The premise is based o the idea that if you knew you only had 37 days left to live how would you spend them.
Her blog continually celebrates life and the concept of treasuring each day we have.

I've subsequently come to know her better since being her Facebook friend. I've delighted in her posts on such varied topics as sending her daughter off to college, the joys and woes of kindergarten, the challenge of learning to knit, the trials of frequent travel and her obsession with Johnny Depp.

I savored her first book, Life is a Verb

and preordered 4 Word Self Help the minute I heard about it.

Actually 4 Word Self Help, Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives, is the reason for this post.

It is simple, but it's simplicity is part of its charm.
Open at random to any page and you'll be greeted by a 4 word phrase that will be good advice. After reading it in its entirety I found myself reducing my communication to 4 words and it's quite fun, not to mention energy saving.
The 4 word phrases are intriguing, but what's even more enticing to me is the accompanying art work. Before publishing Patti sends out invitations to artists to submit art to illustrate her words. I love the idea of giving artists, some well-known, others not so much, an opportunity to be published.
My dear friend, Davi's Princess Magpie work will be included in Patti's next book, Creative is a Verb.

Needless to say, I've already placed an order.

I do hope you join me in the pleasure to be derived from reading Patti's books.
Perhaps one day I'll be fortunate to have a piece in one of them.

Monday, September 6, 2010

It really is an endless summer

It's been three years plus since I've retired and there hasn't been a day go by that I haven't enjoyed (well, except for those couple of awful months in the winter...)
You may have noticed I've been much too busy having fun to blog. There's much I wish to write about and share and, oh so many pictures of the grands and America and friends and family to publish, but not right now.

I'm in the throes of enjoying myself too much to spend time on the computer.
Just one little short note:

I just ordered this book

because, even if I never ever bake a cake pop, they're just too cute to look at.