Monday, February 18, 2013


A busy happy weekend....

Making more of those sweet textile brooches and now I am assembling a mini quilt that I am going to hang in a unique way so stay tuned for another of my creative but slightly wonky ideas!

                                                         LITTLE HEN
                                                         BIRDIE BLUE
                                                        BIRDIE BROWN
I decided to combine fabric and paint to accomplish the effect I wanted. I found I really like working with paint on fabric that way, such a change from canvas! And then being able to embellish it with embroidery thread is quite exciting. 

I hope everyone had a happy weekend? I just wish that Spring would get here as I feel a little worn out with the cold and ice this year. I will be so much happier when I can mover further South and be closer to family and warmth.
Starting this week I would like to borrow a page from other blogger's books and get a little more personal about my self and my life in my posts.
Sometimes it is hard to share details and reveal grubby bits but I don't want anyone to ever get the impression that my life is all sweetness and light. There is struggle and agonizing and all that jazz and I don't want to feel that I have to hide the circumstances of my life and that sharing some of it will cost me friends. 
I care about each person I connect with here and some of you are VERY special to me. I have read your honest posts about your lives and envied your courage and now I feel it is my turn to stand tall and be myself, warts and all!
I treasure you all and hope I get the chance someday to meet you in person and give you a big hug!

Love to all 
Tina xo


  1. You did some lovely sewing and i always love to read your blog!

  2. I care about you, too. We all have 'warts and all' and I find it refreshing to find that being more 'real' about our lives seems to be popping up on blogs now. I find that my art pieces overtake my personal life and have for some time now....thinking that my real life may be a bit boring!
    Oh, well. You and I have connected over the years and that makes me very happy. We like each other 'warts and all'!

  3. how lovely your stitching...just comfortable here

  4. What a lovely post Tina, and so timely for me to be reading it now. I love your little birds - I have also been thinking of painting on canvas and other sturdy fabrics! I was cleaning my room and supplies the other day and found some I had coffee dyed and ripped for book pages and thought it might be fun to do that with them - now I am definitely going to try.
    The other thing that resonated was getting more personal. Lately I haven't been happy with my posts and was wondering what was lacking - it was just that, the personal stuff. I don't mean the baring your soul kind of stuff, but I need to get a little more personal and a little less reserved. Good luck to you in your endeavours, I'll be rooting for you.


Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for leaving a comment. It truly brightens my day to read your thoughtful remarks!
Tina xo