31 January 2012


On a favorite blog I follow, Jeanne often posts three things for which she is grateful. I enjoy her entries and would like to do the same. I also hope this means I'll post more often because even if I don't have anything newsy, I always count myself grateful.

She also posts a stash report. I don't see that happening too soon.  ;-)

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1. A fantastic brownie recipe from a friend.
2. Tears of joy from another friend.
3. How well the colors orange and turquoise go together.

18 January 2012


Just wanted to get these posted so I could link to them on Pinterest. I started these in May 2010. The first ones were made from red and yellow Post-it Notes. From there, I pretty much just stuck with variations on the theme. I bought a bunch of artificial 'silk' poppies and used some of their leaves and reproductive parts. I had lots of fun with these. I still want to make some with organza and tulle.

I suspect I started these back when Gwen was creating some pretty special azalea blossoms. She's always such inspiration! Okay, friends, I scoured through her blogs and found I was inspired to make paper flowers by the one on 23 April 2010. Thinking back, I think this was a time I knew of Gwen, and remembered Naomi from a few years back, but before we got reacquainted later in 2010. Wow! Sometimes you think you've known friends forever and then you realize it's only been weeks or months or years. I treasure my bouquet of friends, always!