Wednesday, January 25, 2017


Happy Wednesday, dear friends! 

It's a chilly one here in Arizona, but the sun is shining
 and that makes it a good day for me!!

Hope it is a good day where you are!!!


Normally, I try to keep things neat and tidy around here and as a rule
 I do love order and neatness,
with ONE EXCEPTION..........

When I CREATE!!!

This is what my dining room table looks like at the moment.....


Hand drawn patterns of strawberries!

All different shapes and sizes!

Fabric choices! Love this paisley!

Red velvet hearts waiting to be stitched and stuffed!

A lone drumstick, chop sticks, and a ruler are trusty tools! 

Lovely clutter to get those creative wheels turning!

A notebook filled with all my creations for reference!

A BEAUTIFUL DISASTER to make my heart flutter (and my husband shudder!)

(Actually he is very good about my "Creative Chaos" and understands how I work!
It also helps that he has his own office space where he can work in peace!!!)


I know that out of this MESS will come BEAUTY, 
 so I happily play among the clutter
 and dream of what will be!!

This is My Creative Style!


What is Your creative style?  

What is your creative space like?  Does it look like mine, or do you have to be neat and organized?

Which ever way you might choose,

 if it WORKS for you, then it is RIGHT for you!!!

So get out those patterns, drawings, and fabric, and GET CREATIVE!!!

Organized OR Chaotic, it will bring you JOY!!

Now WHERE did I put that spool of red thread.........???


Wishing you a day filled with the beauty and joy of creativity, my friends~


Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Hello, dear friends!! 

Today it is sunny and 68 degrees here in Peoria, Arizona!!

I know that many of you reading this right now are wondering if you read that right!!!! 

Yes, you did!!  I'm truly sorry!!!!

 Please don't hate me because it is warmer than where you are!!!
That is what winter is like here!!! 

 Believe me when I say I wish I could box  up some sunshine and send it to each of you who are dealing with frigid temperatures!!!!  Truly, I do!!!!! 

Just know that I am sending along warm hugs and warm thoughts! 

I also wanted to have a little sale of some of my Christmas/Winter items as a way of trying to brighten your day!!

The sale begins tomorrow, Wednesday, January 11th, at 9 AM, EST and will go through Friday, January 13th till 11 PM, EST on my Picture Trail Selling Shoppe!

I am offering 20% off of the items in my Christmas Goodes album only, and each item has already had 20% deducted, so you don't have to try to figure that out!!

You can go directly to the sale album on Wednesday by visiting my Picture Trail!

Thank you so much for your continued interest in my work and in what I share on my blog!!  Your kind words and encouragement is always a balm to me!!!

Wishing you the warmth of hearth and home, my friends~