The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Craftsy classes on sale! Merry Christmas!

Hey all you crafty folks... ever hear of They specialize in online crafty type classes and workshops. Well here is a wonderful holiday surprise ...

Craftsy Christmas Sale
 Begins today, Dec 22 and ends Monday, Dec 24

All classes are priced between $9.99 - $24.99! 
What fantastic savings!

There are all kinds of great classes like quilting, jewelry making, dyeing fabric, knitting, crocheting, weaving, sewing, cake decorating and home & garden... even online classes to learn how to fit plus sized clothes! There's lots more. . . .  See for yourself.

What's cool is that once you register, the classes never expire, so you can keep going back again and again to retake them at no additional charge. They are interactive, too, so if you have a question, you can post it and wait for the teacher to respond. Cool, huh?

To learn more, find the perfect online class for yourself, or to give a class as a gift this holiday season, just click:

 I couldn't wait, so I signed up for mine already! 

Happy Crafting everyone!


  1. Oh how fun! I think I'll spend the next half hour browsing classes and trying to make a selection! Thanks for the link, and thanks also for visiting my website earlier this week!

    1. You are so welcome on both counts!

      There are SO many very cool classes.. now is the time to enroll, even if you can't take them at the moment. They never expire and may never be discounted this low again! Enjoy!