Lucky 2

It's no surprise that I’m feeling like documenting some of the things I am grateful for in my life. My friendship with my baby bro certainly qualifies! We have developed an awful lot in common over our lives together and always find something to … [Continue reading]

Using patterned paper strips to create a colorful silhouetted wall hanging

The tutorial What I think is so great about this project is that it allows you to use scraps of paper that you love in a completely new way, but it doesn’t use very much of it so you still have lots left for making cards, … [Continue reading]

Three of my many blessings

Friends are such a blessing. I met these women when I became an officer in the Ladies' Club at church last year. Luanne, Debbie and Janet are just the nicest, most loving people, and I'm happy to count them as friends. Product/technique … [Continue reading]

You may have the universe if I may have Italy

My paternal grandmother was a first-generation American born to Italian parents, and my grandfather (her second husband) was born in Italy. So it was a very big deal when, in August 1967, they took a long-awaited trip to Italy together. They saw … [Continue reading]

A perfect autumn day

In Austin, Texas, there are often whole autumn seasons that are rather colorless. We don't have a lot of the types of trees that change color in a bold way. Add to that the fact that many of our summers are too dry to offer the right conditions for … [Continue reading]