Sunday, April 10, 2011

Small Prayers

Still gray here in Portland, so I needed a burst of color. I had all these scraps sitting around and decided to make small prayer flags out of them. They are about 3x4", just tiny bursts of color on the balcony.

I don't know why it thrills me so much to use up tiny little bits and pieces. A strong frugal thread in me I guess. Lots of these bits were headed for the trash before I came to my senses.

I am going to be gone for several weeks. I'm spending a week in New York City, one of my favorite places of all, and then traveling up to New England for another week. I've never been north of NYC, so I'm really looking forward to exploring that part of the country.

I made this journal to take with me.

And I finally did some spring cleaning on my blog. I've updated my favorites to add some wonderful ones that I've long neglected. I'm sure I've overlooked others, so I'll be adding more as they occur to me. See you in a few weeks.

Sunday, April 3, 2011


Finished this one--that's a phrase I haven't used in a while.

I was in a fragile state myself this week with a cold and skin treatment that left me not wanting to show my face in public, so a fragile piece suited me. I put together some of my most delicate fabrics, no backing, just frayed bits held together with a thread.

Found a home for a few baubles:

Some bits were gifts and some from the bins:

I am really happy with my fringe at the bottom. I did a little funky crochet and added some torn and knotted organza behind it: