Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Delight in Colorful Fiber and Thread Bowls by Linda A. Miller Designs


I am exceedingly honored that Linda A. Miller has featured my profile in her blog,  Following the Thread.  Check out her page on TAFA for a visual delight of her works.  Her art quilts are luscious and her thread bowls are out of this world beautiful.  I promise that you will also delight in touring her Etsy shop.  Here is just a sampling of one of Linda Miller's over-the-top, gorgeous thread bowls and one of her vibrant art quilts.

Ruffled Thread Bowl with Rust Swirl
Thread Bowl by Linda A. Miller

Art Quilt by Linda A. Miller

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Kindness Chronicles - 1st November Sunday Post

The Kindness Chronicles 
When I stood in a grocery check out line with an overflowing basket, three people behind me had mere hand carried items.  It only made sense to let them go ahead of me.  One of these individuals was rushing a tasty morsel to a friend in the hospital and was ever so relieved not to have to wait until my cart was emptied.

On another occasion, late one evening I helped a fine lady get into her house when she had locked herself out.

During the height of Hurricane Sandy, I learned of a young girl who I did not know and who was worried that her birthday would be put aside because of the storm.  I sent her a note of encouragement and days later received an e-picture of her celebration.  

Somehow these small acts seem insignificant in light of all the people who have lost everything, are braving the cold and the wet,and unanticipated, frightening homelessness.  My donation to the Red Cross pales in comparison to the selflessness of first responders, but I'm still glad that I was able to contribute, even if it is a drop in the big, big bucket.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Prayer Flag Project Update

San Diego artist, Jane LaFazio posted this picture in an article from The Coast News that shows one line of prayer flags at the Oceanside Museum of Art.  It was exciting to see two of my flags in this photo.  The sliver of one at the far left is my "Peace" flag and the 3rd one from the left is my "Honor the Day" flag.  It's grand to see people looking up, not down.  This, in itself, is heartwarming.

 Prayer flags fly at Oceanside Museum of Art

 As a point of reference, here they are up close...
 This project is one that continues to generate good feelings.  I, for one, will continue to make these flags and hang them in my yard.