This new little piece of technology has arrived and now I just have to figure out how to use it. Scary thought! I am assured, from various sources, that I will love it. Wonder how long it will take for me to get to that point?!!
I haven't mumbled for a little while and have come across a few things that might be of interest.
- There's a tutorial HERE for making a beautiful folded ribbon rose.
- How about a cute little crocheted heart for your Valentine? It's HERE.
- I absolutely adore this little yo yo dog!!
- There's a really cute baby blankie tutorial HERE, using that really super soft fabric - they call it 'Cuddle Plush' but I've also seen it called 'Minkie'.
- For those of you who are enjoying the current adult coloring rage, there are links here to over a hundred free pages.
- Pam Kellogg has kindly shared three really pretty seam treatment designs for crazy quilting and you can find those HERE.
Further in the little series of old photos, here's another one. Please feel free to use in your art work (but I would really love to see what you do!).
This one is also my grandmother (on the right)
and her friend.
and her friend.
As I've been sorting through these old papers and documents, I stumbled across a poem my mother wrote, dated 1940 (which would have been when she was hospitalized with TB)....
White caps set on a stormy lake
Beneath a sky of grey
A seagull stirred by the moving wind
Sails smoothly across the bay.
A sail boat set by a cool green shore
Rocks heavily in the breeze
And the bright red hues of autumn leaves
Are showing in the trees.
While here I lie on a bed so dull
But in my heart a ray
I dream of the day when my love and I
In our ship of dreams sail away.
I know the ship will sometimes toss
As the waters roughly roll
But I'll feel secure with the one I love
And hold within my soul.
- Evelyn Webster, 1940