Saturday, May 28, 2016

Organized Threads & Flosses...

Today is a beautiful day.  Saturday of Memorial Weekend.  It is easy to get caught up in the idea of having a long weekend...for projects and fun and entertaining and BBQing...however I am reminded of the great sacrifices our service people and animals have made for us.  We have FREEDOM because of all they have done for us through the years.  I am humbled by the gratitude owed to so many who gave so much to keep us free.  Thank you all for your service.

I am thankful that during our recent Winter months I spent a lot of time organizing my threads and flosses for embroidery.  Have you ever purchased a skein of embroidery thread just because?  And then realized that you already had that color?

Now I am happy to find just the color I need or should buy next time I feel the urge to obtain a skein.


I still have other threads however they are more for crochet and crafts and are on their own larger sized ball skeins.  I have them located in a nice large tub on my shelves in the studio.
When I find a wayward skein that may or may not be with a forgotten project I now wind it and place it with it's cousins...all ready to party.
Blessings on this Memorial Weekend Holiday.  Safe Travels.  Embracing Creative Bliss...

Saturday, May 21, 2016

15,000 Tulips Outing...

In mid-April Mr. C and I went on an outing to see 15,000 tulips.  We merely needed to drive about 45 minutes from our home.  This is an annual event and yet we had never attended.  I am so thankful we did this year.  If you want more information just click this link.
I will let the photos speak for themselves.  I took these on my Canon Elph digital and never retouched them so you can imagine the glorious sight to behold in person.  Please enjoy as I will remain quiet.  If you click on a photo it will appear in a larger format to see the beauty more clearly.

Now you want to plant some tulips don't you!  This was such a beautiful outing and couldn't have been a more serene setting...even with lots of other visitors enjoying the tulips.
Our weather turned back to Winter and it is cold, rainy and even hailed yesterday.  Lots of fresh snow higher up in ski country Tahoe. 
I am busy catching up from another trip Mr. C and I recently took and I shall share that very soon.
Embracing Creative Bliss even though I have not spent any time creating anything.  Blessings...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Needle Tatting Envy...

Here are some amazing gifts I received from my "Sister" blogging friend Suztats.  I am so in love with tatting...both needle and shuttle.  Some day I will learn how to tat.  Of course when my Grandma and her friends tatted I never took the time to learn and now I am even more determined to know how to do this wonderful craft.  Suz does Needle Tatting and she has ever so generously made some and gifted them to me.  This first photo shows a Gelli Tag Suz created.  And two fabric ATC's.

I am in complete awe of this fabulous piece.  It is a very small ring that has been tatted with an edging.  In the center is the most beautiful and amazing Tree of French Knots to form the flowers.

Do you see the fabulous tatted Seahorse Suz created for me?  It is so amazing and reminds me of the time I was able to actually pet real Seahorses.  Of course you already know how I love the color blue!

This ATC is very tactile with all the fiber background and then the tatted floral bouquet complete with beaded centers.  How will I ever learn to create such wonderful tattings myself?  I do have a recently found source for Needle Tatting lessons and they will hopefully happen in June.  Yes, I have tried to learn to tat from DVD's, Books, and YouTube and all with no good results.  I am the type of person who needs to have someone show me in person and then hopefully I get the idea of how to do it myself.  Please visit Suztats in the link above to see her Creative Bliss.  Thank you so very much Suz Dear.  I shall cherish these pieces forever.
I know I said I would share a little outing Mr. C and I took, however I have not uploaded or edited any of the photos and the outing was all about the photos of what we saw.  Maybe next time I will have my act together. 
May is upon us and time is not standing still.  The days are running together faster and faster.  My little jobette at the Chamber is done for now but may have a few more days of helping and training later this month.  I already miss not being there everyday. 
The Sun is shining and the flowers are blooming and life is good.  I am Embracing Creative Bliss even though I have spent zero time in my studio or sewing room.  Soon I hope. 
Prayers for the Canadian fires to go out and allow rebirth and healing to so many who have endured unimaginable devastation. 
Do today what you really want to do and never put it off...