• Welcome to My Creative Year!

    Thanks so much for coming to see what I've been up to. I'm in the midst of a self-challenge to *create* for a year straight. I needed something to fill a weird void I was feeling, and exploring different styles of art and creativity seems to fit the bill! So, Welcome! I'm glad you've come for a visit...
  • Heartfelt Thanks

    I don't always have a chance to thank everyone who leaves such lovely comments on my projects. I just want to express my appreciation for your encouragement and compliments on my creative journey. You are all greatly appreciated!
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  • 2010 Creative Goals

    *Make more aprons
    *Make a coffee cup cozy for me!
    *Make a mug cozy
    *Alter a book – completely, with highlights from each month of 2010.
    *Journal more.
    *Pin Cushions!
    *A needle keeper too.
    *Produce bags.
    *Muslin sacks for bulk items like seeds and nuts and rice and such, too.
    *Re-usable sandwich wraps.
    *Budget envelopes.
    *Learn to crochet and knit.
    *Continue embroidering and get better at it.
    *Take more pictures.
    *Learning to sprout wheat
    *Learn to make my own bread with sprouted grain
    *Learn to make mead and wine
    *Learn to make cheese and yogurt from scratch.
    *Experiment with grinding my own grains
    *Do more canning

  • Though Shalt Not Steal

On Being Thank-Full…

Sometimes, when we get caught up in the daily news, and the hub-bub of daily life, we forget that there’s still so much to be thankful for. News reports of wars, job loss, famine, hunger, violence, personal greed – it all seems too much sometimes.

But today is the day to put it all aside, understanding that it’s all still there, but taking a day to be still and focus on all the good around us. All the things we’re full of thanks for.

Here’s my list:

  • * I’m thankful for my Dad and my Sister, and the memory of my Mom.
  • * I’m thankful for a few absolutely wonderful friends who decorate my life like tinsel on a tree.
  • * I’m thankful for my lovely logger man and the gruff love he shares.
  • * I’m thankful for my health.
  • * I’m thankful for this beautiful place I live.
  • * I’m thankful for knowing Yahweh and his grace.
  • * I’m thankful to be warm and fed and employed when so many are not.
  • * I’m thankful for all the animals, wild and domestic, that grace my every day.
  • * I’m thankful for a cabinet full of tea, and a kitchen full of healthy food.
  • * I’m thankful for my daily gratitude journal that’s provided me with 8 months of daily thankfulness.
  • * I’m thankful for my crazy dog who keeps me laughing and in the present moment.
  • * I’m thankful for this beautiful foggy morning and the filtered light that’s easing me into the day.
  • * I’m thankful for learning so many new things this year.
  • * I’m thankful for my yearning to learn even more.
  • * I’m thankful that I don’t have to travel anywhere for the holidays this year.
  • * I’m thankful for ski season starting this weekend.
  • * I’m thankful for knowing there’s so much more to be thankful for.

I hope you have much to be Thank-Full for this year as well.

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