Sunday, January 29, 2012


Dear Friend

It's nice to have a friend like you
Someone who alwarys brings
A special touch of caring
To the ordinary things.
Who sees beneath the surface
To the workings of the heart
Can meet with truth and counterfit
And tell the two apart.

However many yeears we live,
We never do outgrow
A need for friends to light the way
Each one of us must go.
No one knows all the answers,
Or where the pathway leads,
But faithful friends have always been
What everybody needs.
Grace E. Easley

My thanks to everyone that has helped me these last few months.  I cannot thank you enough.  Just hope that I can help you in the future.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Finished at last!
I loved doing this piece, designed by
Edythe O'Neill

I wish I could have gotten a better picture of him
but maybe the close-ups will do it.

Since he is king of the jungle I have embellished
his mane with a "diamond" studd.
In this picture the mane loo9ks lavender but it is
really a soft ecru with darker brown accents.
I alove the curve of his tale.  It is almost "sexy"
I have hooked it with the same materials as the mane.
These leaves border the whole piece.  I used just
what greens I found in my scrap bag.  All of them
are soft and muted.
I wanted you to see the background material that
I used.  It is Woolrich's blue wool over dyed with
blue and abrashed with green and lavender.
This material was dyed by Helen Connelly Howe
and is the most beautiful piece of abrashed material 
I have ever seen.  You should see it
when the sun shines on it!

Lots of things have been happening in my
life since I last posted.  I have had another birthday -
and I am still wondering where the time has gone.
Lucky person that I am, the kids all got together and I
got a Kindle Fire for a gift.  Now! if only I 
could figure the thing out!!!!

I have had nother bout with broncitis and
this one was much worst then the first one.
However, the Dr. gave me a clean bill of health 
last Friday and I must say it is wonderful
to feel well.

Eloise and I continue to hang out together,
She seems to do a lot of sleeping in this cold 
weather.  She is strictly an "under cover" girl.

I am still unable to respond to your blogs but I am still
reading about all of you and of course I 
remain interested in all of your activies.
Please don't give up on me.  I will try to update more often in the
Until next time be safe, stay warm and
count your blessings.