Friday, December 26, 2008
Some Embroidered Bits
The day after Christmas. It's "funny" outdoors....feels as if we are going to have a storm. One is predicted. How weird has the weather been this year anyway? So, I suppose a thunder storm would just fit right in. I have been out in the Nest nearly all day and gotten precious little accomplished other than making one of my "famous" lists. Hopefully in the coming year I'll be able to cross some of the listed items off. O Happy Day when that happens!
Meantime, I am looking forward to a New Year...while looking back at this one. 2008 has been particularly trying here and I will be quite happy to cheer in a new one in a few days.
One of the good things that happened this year was when, in February, I decided to begin a blog. I barely knew what blogs were when, there I was....sending words out into the blogosphere for who knows who to read...if anyone. It was a stretch for me, but I did it and although I wonder if it makes sense...I'm still doing it and loving it. I have a list of Favorite Blogs...see it over on the right and go "visit" some of them. There you will find a wonderfully diverse, fascinating bunch of bloggers who keep me entertained and interested in everything they write about. I've been told that some enjoy mine and I love hearing from my "readers."
Finding things to include in a post isn't easy. So, mostly, I just choose some photos and go for it. I get some helpful comments and I DO love them. I like that connection with people out there I would have never heard from otherwise. And, I like that somebody, somewhere is seeing what I do and responding to it. How great is that?
It's now the end of this awful, but interesting, year and I wanted to just look back a little by showing you some "bits" of photos previously shown. Some of my favorite parts of some of my favorite works.
An embroidered basket made into a button and added to a pincushion. A tree embroidered on an appliqued sampler quilt.
A section of an embroidered silk ribbon crazy quilt. A black, square "wreath" embroidered on a nine patch quilt. And, finally,
some embroidered flowers with an appliqued house on a quilted postcard.
It's seemed like a long year from my vantage point, but when I look at these little bits of my work that I've shown you on this blog...then I realize that a whole year DID actually FLY by!!!! Take care, Pat