Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New Baby Clothes

These clothes were hand crafted for my new granddaughter Jude Avery. She lives in Alaska so she can wear them in the summer with pants and shirt, or, when it's really warm, just as a dress with leggings (until she grows out of them, of course!). I also have a quilted winter bonnet I'm working on that will keep her head warm in those icy winds in Alaska.

Monday, April 28, 2008

More Custom Jewelry!

These sets are the custom hard to get, but fun stuff. I especially love my Zebra set! Many thanks to ArtByRetta for the photographs and layouts.

Custom Made One-Of-A-Kind Earrings

These are a sample of some earrings I've put together for this up-coming season. I don't very often repeat the same thing, but these 3 have been favorites of my friends. I only have available what's in stock at any one time, but will sometimes take a limited number of orders.
Always Made With Love,

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The Victorian Quilt Sampler

My mother told me to always practice a new technique before creating a new piece. So, before making a new Victorian Quilt as a keepsake for my new granddaughter, Jude Avery, I made the sampler quilt block for practice. It's 21"x21" and almost finished. I pieced it together with invisible thread first, then began stitching the embroidery. The hardest part for me is deciding which stitches to put where to show variety. I'll add close-ups (if my camera allows) so you can see more detail soon.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Made With Love

I have traveled many places,
While my fingers danced across the strings
Of my companion - my viola -
How I loved to hear it sing!

Then one day the dancing stopped...
My fingers stilled in crushing pain.
I sat in darkness, never moving,
What was I worth? I cried in vain.

Then I met a remarkable lady...
Blind - needing clothes - who used to sew.
She woke my fingers to their fullest potential...
She challenged me to learn to "know".

"Know" when I could and when I couldn't,
But best of all... at least to try.
Now I sew and bead and quilt...
And I don't sit around and cry.

The time I have is now a gift,
With angels watching on above...
To make a smile on someone's face -
Creating freely and made with love.


Always Made With Love,