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!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Thank you bloggers.. and the winner is...

This was my first attempt at a blog hop....what fun! and so glad my first was celebrating Michele's 5th anniversary of the Quilting Gallery Blog.

I am so happy that a few hoppers like my blog enough to hop on board and follow along with me. It gives me a warm fuzzy. I feel validated.. and that's why we do this, right?? I hoped when I started, that I would touch a nerve with my experiences and observations. I hoped that maybe I might even make a difference in someone's life. You just never know where your lifeline will come from. For me, the wonderful comments left for me have meant so much. They have given me the strength and encouragement to keep peeling back the layers and let you see who I am and what I do.

So thank you Michele for the opportunity to celebrate with you, grow as a blogger, a quilter, a mixed media artist, and a person. . . . and to meet some really wonderful people that I am sure I will get to know better. With this experience, I have found blogs of interest that I never would have found any other way, met people I never would have, been shown kindness and appreciation from people I never thought I'd meet.. I am honored that you all want to be part of my crazy life...

And now, the moment you've all been waiting for ...... the winner of the 2 patterns .... drum roll . . . is: Sandra (please be sure to respond to your email Sandra)


  1. Parabéns a Sandra.E a você :tenha um Natal Feliz e cheio de amor.Beijos do Brasil.

  2. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to win your 2 patterns. I left you an email with my address on it. I really liked those patterns and still cannot believe that I actually became a winner. Happy Holiday.

    Sandi Timmons