the gift of a heart…

CC License View

I just received this lovely hooked heart pin from one of my favorite  people/blogs…

Mary Stanley at Art Spirit.

( Mary, I promise the heart and house only touched the ground for a nano second

while I snapped the photo. It is so cold nothing stuck to them. lol)

CC License View

It came in this amazing little bag….

CC License View

The little bird was made in Japan…

how cool is that?

Every detail was so amazing to me!

CC License View

there is even the tiniest, softest  feather on the package!

CC License View

There was even a little house ornament included.

It will be displayed year round!

CC License View

Lastly, a cute owl card.

(Owls are a significant symbol for me.)

: )

CC License View

Mary I am so touched by your gift…

You are the “Queen of hearts!”

A heart felt thank you!


Always near

CC License View

There is “time no more”….those we hold dear to our heart are always near us.

No matter how seemingly far away they are.

CC License View

This is a last minute Christmas post card I am working on for someone.

The window in space represents a lot of things…

but the main message is that there is no such thing as time or space that

separates us.

CC License View


CC License View

more stitching…

CC License View

beads and embroidery…

CC License View

the finished postcard.

CC License View

And a surprise too! The Christmas cactus flowers bloomed!

a little joy!


CC License View

I wanted something happy and joy-ful looking! These colorful fabrics were just the thing.

the beads and fabric seem like they were made for one another!


CC License View

a little bead spiral.

joy 2

CC License View

the complete “joy”

little gift 4

CC License View

A little more joy…my daughter, Hannah made the little creature to the left and i was telling her how much i loved it and she said i could have it. (she made it a long time ago)She used printed felt . I  love the colors of her creature and pulled the fabric and thread from my little stash of fabric and put it beside it for inspiration.

completely unrelated to this post, i just wanted to mention i found a really amazing lion picture done in different shades of blue :

bye Gandhi


a gift for a friend who is returning home to India……

I decided to make a small cloth, perhaps for an altar or even a coffee cup…just whatever my friend decides to use it for. Thank you for the conversations revolving around  spirit !   : )