Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
During the next 60 days we must all experience: the beginning of fall sports in school (basketball, swimming, and league volleyball), Thanksgiving, the biggest shopping day of the year, decorating for Christmas, multi events and parties, Christmas, traveling for the relatives and we are taking a vacation during the holidays. Whew!!! I had every right to panic...actually it should have been a full blown seizure.
I have many things to do....goals to reach....and fun to have...but, it must come with organization. Today...will be a large calendar day...determine what has to be done, when to do it, and who is going to do what. My day runner is smoking! Consider this blog a little nudge to begin the process of enjoying the last 60 Days of the year! Think it through and organize....just 60 days!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Yes, this is a fantastic green suitcase. I painted these pumpkins on this a few years ago, and has now become a standard decoration on our front porch. For the Christmas season...I just turn it around and there is a snowman scene on the other side. You will get to see that later.... All my porch pillows are tied with seasonal colored ribbons...just a simple little decorating touch to remind us of the season.
Hope you stop be and see all the Fall/Halloween photos at http://www.thefancifultwist.typepad/. Much inspiration to be found! Enjoy!
Friday, October 17, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
-Martin LutherThis is the latest creation of my offspring. My affection for buttons has woven its way into my daughter. She can spend much television time pouring through my jars of buttons...begging to have certain ones...and now sewing them to hair clips. A recent day at a craft fair with a friend proved to be a great test market for her endeavor. She is taking the oath of "giving handmade" this Christmas. Much discussion has been vented about Christmas this year. The stock market and our economy being in such disarray...we have all agreed to officially make Christmas gift giving about "handmade". This will be the treats for her friends. Spread the word give 'handmade'!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Gladys the red pear that was featured in this months issue of Cloth, Paper Scissors has a sister...her name is Bertha. Yes, Bertha became my entree' into creating again. How strange is it for former blips of time and people to surface when you most need them? Gladys was in my life approximately three hours...and I reflect on her more times than you can imagine. It only seemed natural for her to have a sister.This quote was exactly reminiscent of Gladys! "Distinction is the consequence
never the object of a great mind."
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
I chose this quote, "be not merely good; be good for something" because it seems to express my current situation. Sitting and doing nothing "bad"...could easily justify the first four words...but the last four words are clearly my weak point. I'm not much good for anything right now. I am sooooooo high maintenance. Most everything I do requires assistance.... I hate feeling dependent. Even I am dependent on my creative way of doing things. I've learned something interesting about my own creative process...it does not include sitting. I must stand the whole time I'm working....never noticed until now. So, sitting has included me picking up a needle and incorporating it into the process...the piece above is the first efforts of my new found creative experience. My needlework is somewhat primitive...but, oddly a pleasing catharses.
The wounded foot, I must now thank for making me create in a different way. Who would have thought it?