Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone near and far a blessed and happy New Year filled with love, laughter, health and prosperity. I am believing for a year of continued healing.


 Guided by Raven, Dragon led the way into the new year, 
all under the watchful eye of the moon.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Winter in Vermont

Days like this remind me of why I love winter in Vermont. Sunny with crisp fresh air, but not too cold, and tons of beautiful snow. The only sound on my walk were a few chickadees, a woodpecker, the "poofhhh" sound of snow falling from evergreens and the haunting call of a distant train on it's way through Westminster to Bellows Falls. I actually got teary for a moment on the way back home for the shear beauty of it all. 

Here are my latest "Fiber in the Forest" photos

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Elves and Snowmen

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I  have been having a 30% off holiday sale in my Etsy shop and below is a photo of Don putting a bunch of orders into the mail box. We felt like Christmas elves shipping off all these hand made items to people far and wide. 

Below is a little snowman I stitched with Valdani threads. I took him out in the snow to photograph him for my Fiber in the forest series. 

Some of my little stitched pieces decorating my tree.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Love Letters

I stitched this little heart on top of a piece of cloth with words written in script that I dyed to make it look aged. Hence the title "Love Letters". Not much else to say, low on energy today so just leaving you with photos and some words from poet David Whyte 

"There is a faith in loving fiercely the one who is rightfully yours, especially if you have waited years and especially if part of you never believed you could deserve this loved and beckoning hand held out to you this way." 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Memories Stitched in Thread

 It is a grey November morning and the atmosphere is heavy with fog and mist. I don't think I will get out to take any photos today. Instead I'm content to sit by the fire and stitch fragments of memories into tiny bits of cloth. There is a shiver in my bones today brought on by the damp chill in the air so I think I will put the kettle on the wood stove  and make some tea.

 A solitary star shines bright in November's bleak woods

 I remember the Christmas trees on the green in the town where I grew up. My Dad, and after his death my Step Father, along with the Methodist Men's group would put up and decorate the trees. Traveling  home one night, from some long ago forgotten event, I remember seeing the illuminated trees under the full moon. There was magic in the air, a palpable sense of the Sacred and some ancient connection stirred in my young soul.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Sale in My Etsy Shop


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I have been going through my studio and adding things to my Etsy shop for a big holiday sale. There are a few Devore velvet scarves, some hand dyed silk ties, some crocheted neck purses for carrying cell phones or eye glasses etc... and of course there are lots of my Limited Edition Prints of my paintings on silk.   Click this link to go to my shop:   Link to My Etsy Shop

After the holidays I am thinking of radically redoing my shop and possibly only selling my hand dyed and stitched items there so the limited edition prints may no longer be available after New Years.  We'll see, still pondering.

Remember to use the coupon code: HOLIDAYSALE

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Hand Stitched "WIld" Turkey

I wasn't feeling well on Thanksgiving so I didn't cook  a huge meal but I did cook an organic turkey breast that was raised on a Vermont farm. While the real bird was in the oven I stitched up this "Wild" Turkey. Wasn't sure where I was going with it when I started out but I had fun with it. He was created using a mixture of eco dyed, commercial and repurposed fabric.  

Yesterday I signed up for Jude Hill's  "Patchwork Beasts" online class. I have been taking her "Spirit Cloth 101" class and loving it. It will be fun to see where that leads me. You can view her classes on her website: http://spiritcloth.typepad.com