Monday, December 27, 2010

Deep Thoughts

 have the power
to both destroy and heal.
When words
are both true and kind,
they can change our world.


Xmas Present For My Son And His Family

This was made per their request to go above a mantel...I will not ever make anything this big with handwork  again!  However, it got done, mailed off, and received...and they loved it!
48  1/4"  x  35"

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Long Winter's Nap (details)

Hand appliqued, embroidered, and beaded

First Snow Of Winter!

The temperature here dropped like a stone last night...and continues to fall.  Snow has been blowing and billowing, twirling up, and then swooping down.  My windchimes are positively singing in the wind as I watch the snow.  The first snow is always the best...

Long Winter's Nap
10  1/4"  x  9  1/4"

I kept track of the time it took to make this:   151 hours

Friday, December 10, 2010


11  1/2"  x  14"

                                                                                        "Enchantment" is a piece from several years ago.
Background is strip pieced and the tree is embroidered
in chain stitch.  Then beads are sewn over the entire image. 
It's the stuff of myths and fairy tales...wood nymphs, tree
spirits, imprisoned wise women and princesses...dreams,
songs, memories out of time...and deep, deep sleep.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Deep Thoughts

No need to hurry.
No need to sparkle.
No need to be anybody
but oneself.

Virginia Woolf