Saturday, October 27, 2012

In the summer time when the weather is fine...

Reflections of a yesterday....

The summer was hot and dry.  Our drilled well almost ran dry in late July.
It was the driest summer yet.

My field crops suffered in the heat of the summer, we waited for rain.

It started out dreamy, but then the weeds came, the varmints followed.
I think I bit off more than I could chew. 
So I chewed, and I chewed...

We pickled peppers.

We made grape jelly.

We went to farmer's markets.




at life!


I think to myself...

What a

Wonderful World!!!

Within these reflections
I dared to peer around the corner of myself, 
to get a glimpse of what I could be.

The light reflected off of  
a truth so beautifully revealed
I forgave myself for existing. 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My latest creation...

I took apart two old pillow cases and a purse to make this "new" swing bag. I have never created such a structured purse before, and I am very happy with the results. I didn't follow a pattern, I dreamt it up one day. Not that it is oh so original, but it felt good to think up the construction method myself.

The fabric is from vintage Indian pieces patched together. The previous purse was just too baggy for me and I rarely used it.

I LOVE the fabric and thought I would create a more updated look with a vintage feel.

What fun.
My two girlfriends cheered me on via Skype
from distant shores and here it is....

I used a deep red liner with a magnetic closure, new for me. I also added a pocket for my glasses, one for my keys, cell phone, and a small skinny one for my pens.

Finishing up half done projects and dreaming up new ones?
What a way to start the new year!!