Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Leaving . . .

RIP, Debbie Reynolds. 

Years and years ago, in 1964, I was a young, "rural Montana kid" working at the Montana Pavillon at the New York World's Fair. Somehow I was fortunate to go with others to the opening of The Unsinkable Molly Brown at Radio City Music Hall that summer. Debbie was there in one of the balconies high above where we were seated. When the lights came on, she stood and had on the red feathered dress she wore in the movie. She plucked off several of the feathers from that dress and let them float down. 

Go with love, Debbie. Hold Carrie in your arms as only a mom can.

Monday, December 26, 2016

2016 is coming to an end. . .

It is December the 26th.  I haven't been blogging for 11 months but feel the time is here to start again. The year has had it's ups and downs.  I will fill you in as I go along.  But I do want to start again.

Walker completed his chemo in October.  His scan is clear and he will have another one later in January.  He is getting stronger each day.  I had a bit of cancer myself in September.  I was diagnosed with rectal cancer.  I had surgery and was blessed that in the colon resection, they were able to get all of the cancer.

I finished several nice pieces of fiber art this past year and I will show and share my work as I go along.  I am glad to be back.

Here is a piece I did call Pansy Morning.  I finished this is April.  I started it at a workshop that was supposed to help me learn machine quilting on my domestic machine - and it sure did.  It seemed more like free hand machine embroidery but it was great fun.  And now I feel I can quilt as well on my domestic machine as my longarm.

Thanks - I will be back more often.