November 30, 2015

My Article is Published in the Winter 2016 Sew Somerset Magazine

I received my complimentary copy of the Winter 2016 Sew Somerset magazine where I have an article published.  Then I saw it at the book store yesterday.  This magazine has been a favorite of mine for several years, and I'm happy to be part of it.

I wrote a how-to article about a series of mixed media cards I created using rusted fabric, vintage lace, buttons and original old photographs.

November 22, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving 2015

We got home this past Tuesday, I got everything unpacked, and my guest room ready for one of my sisters who will stay a few days with me.  Our family gathers at my brother's home for Thanksgiving. I bring the sweet potatoes, and I'm also bringing a bag of Starbucks Thanksgiving Blend coffee beans.

I haven't created anything for the Thanksgiving holiday, so I'm sharing a hand painted card my mother's cousin painted for her.  Gleva painted a number of holiday and birthday cards for my mother over the years, and I'm lucky to have a few of them that I treasure.  This Thanksgiving card isn't dated, but then sending Happy Thanksgiving wishes is timeless.

        Happy Thanksgiving to all of you

November 16, 2015

California Bound

We have been having a nice trip back to California, and had dinner with old friends who live near Dallas.

In Odessa we stopped by the Stonehenge replica. 

We hope to visit the real Stonehenge in England someday. 

A visit to old town Mesilla, NM is always a nice break - and the New Mexico Mexican food is the best!
The Basilica of San Albino is a beautiful church on the Mesilla Plaza. 
The wind came up before we left town, and we are traveling in our first real dust storm - not much traffic except the tumbleweeds.