Friday, March 30, 2012

Spring ...

Thanks for sharing these "spring" photos with me and for stopping by.

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread 
with one, and a lily with the other.  ~Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Assisi embroidery vs. Aunt Martha...

I recently offered a bunch of vintage embroidery patterns free for the taking. I was thrilled when Tizana ( voiced an interest. I boxed up the embroidery patterns, which included a lot of Aunt Martha's patterns, and shipped them off to Italy. In return, Tizana generously send me these handmade linen gifts from Italy. This first piece is known as Assisi embroidery which is a form of counted-thread embroidery...I think this is just lovely! (
This next piece is a wonderful hand-crochet (by Tizanna) and linen pillow top that coordinates perfectly with the colors in our bedroom. It's almost like she knew what color we painted our walls! How fun!
The last bit of my gift was a beautiful vintage pillow cover with an inset of filet crochet.
Thank you again, Tizana! Again, that was a very generous and very special gift.

...women are the fruit of creation...

Art in a box...

Have always loved the art of Joseph Cornell. Just finished my own art box. It's an anniversary gift for the hubby... the theme is all about Jim Croce's song Time in a Bottle
Front: found objects, old leather bound book cover, watch parts, etc. I collect old dictionaries and books that can be used in collages...this is a page on "chronicle to chronoscope".
Close up of inside: more watch|clock parts. I have been collecting old watches for quite a the intricacies these tiny machines.
Close up of right-hand side: small glass vials contain antique watch parts I found on-line, Croce's song is hand-written on continuous velum strip inside large bottle.
Now, should I sit it somewhere or hang it on the wall?
"Women's real value comes with: self knowledge, self acceptance and self delivery"