Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Play Day

Just popping in to say.............

Badly in need of a play day so I headed to my button box. I have so many memories of playing in my mother and grandmother's button boxes. Found some great TEXTURES. Click on the pictures to see the details.


 What texture treasures do you have in your button box?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thought for Today

I see this angel on my walk every morning. If I were a thief this is what I would steal. She is so beautiful. Especially in the early morning light. She has great TEXTURE from being exposed to the elements for so long. She's old--not some new creation made in China that you can  buy at WalMart. I guess she's what you call architectural salvage. Anyway, I usually stop and take her in on my walk. The neighbors probably think I am a stalker. Too bad, I have to have time with her. What is she looking at? Does she see the same things that I see? Is she longing for spring and something new to gaze at? Is she happy and content with her plot in life?  Here's to hoping that everyone has something beautiful to look at as they go about their day.

Friday, February 11, 2011


My stitching this week has focused on hearts--the hearts in my present life, the hearts that have gone before me, hearts yet to meet, and most of all, the hearts of the Egyptian people striving for their freedom. In this world we are all connected.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tuesday Texture

A little Valentine's Day texture.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Mermaid's Treasure

Deep in the turquoise blue ocean, mermaids spend their days scavenging the ocean floor for lovelies to adorn themselves and their hidden caves. Bronze, gold and silver missed by pirates, velvets and silk ribbons cast at sea by ladies heading to foreign lands, crystals and beads found in the vaults of shipwrecks and pearls offered up by their friends, the oysters. The mermaid's life is a dreamy one. I'm sure she dreams of someday wearing a bracelet created from her treasures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


The caption reads--what we see is a reflection of how we see. So true. And I don't  know what I like better--the TEXTURAL interest of the old building or the reflection in the window.

photo taken from Country Living magazine