Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bloggy Stuff

Here is a nice blog with some really great information about eStore traffic.  Bloggy Stuff

She also has some really beautiful jewelry in her Artfire studio. Check it out when you get a chance.

AND here is another blog posting about ME!!   Suzanne Medrano.

Here is a my new triple chickadee........................

Happy New Year to You and Yours.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Monday, December 19, 2011

newspaper article

I just found this newspaper article about
and I had to share with everyone.......

I guess it just pays to google yourself once in awhile...................

Happy Holidays......................

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Check out this quilling blog when you get a minute:  Quill Me

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Quilled Earrings

Now for something new in my artfire shop.

I have added quilled earrings on a quilled card. Let me know what you think.

I love these earrings.......they are tiny, about a half inch long and coated to be water resistant. They are placed on a handmade card that has a quilled flower................Let me know what you think of them. I am selling them for $20 which includes the shipping.............

Have a great week...........countdown to Christmas.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things............
and Christmas with family is certainly one of the bigger little things.


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Quilled Christmas Ornaments

Happy Holidays.

Here are my two quilled Christmas ornaments.

The first is my Christmas Cross and the second is my Snowflake.

Today's link is for the blog All Things Paper.  Enjoy the paper ornaments on her site.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Saturday, December 3, 2011

Quilled Treasure Boxes

My shows are over for the year, but here are a few of my new TreasureBoxes.  

These are 6x6 framed pieces which include quilling, paper beads, fancy cut mats, beautiful hand-made papers, pretty threads, and a lot of love. They are a joy to make and keep me thinking about new ideas.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

If you are looking to do your Christmas shopping, check out the following site.

I have a studio there and there are many other handmade and fine art studios. Have fun shopping and check out all the Handmade Gifts.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Christmas is A-Coming

A few of my newest Christmas cards.

Happy Holidays from My House to Yours.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


A new blog to check out:
Hopes and Dreams Studio 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Last Show of the Year

My last craft show of the year is coming up in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Saturday November 26 -- that's the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. It is a Designing Women show. It should be a great day and I look forward to seeing all my Friends before Christmas. I am planning on doing all my Christmas shopping there. Hope to see you!

Here are a few of my new offerings for cards. They are available in my Artfire studio.

Please note that these are packages of three and there are only 1 of each available, but I will be adding more as time goes on.  Packages of three original cards are $18.00 and $3.00 for shipping......with a great shipping discount if you order more..........

Check them out as well as the rest of my Artfire Studio.

Have a great week.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Check out my new Pinterest board.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunapee Fair Booth Pictures

Here they booth pictures for the Sunapee Fair.....what do you think?

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.

Have a great weekend........we had a little snow last night and "they" are talking 6 inches tomorrow night.
Tiz the season..............


Saturday, October 22, 2011


What Fun!!  Check it out!!
All the work is from Artfire.


Have a great Saturday!

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things......

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wonderful Sunapee & New Hampshire Home Magazine


Now that the dust has settled.........The Sunapee Fair was its usual wonderful self. The sales were great and the friends that bought my work again were looking for new designs to add to their collections. And it is always nice to visit with all my craftsman friends. After twenty-five years, you truly develop friendships. Sunapee is a really different show, it is a membership organization and a nice community. We all trade with each other for our Christmas giving and most of what I receive in trade is for me. I have a great collection of handmade work from the best.
My list of next year's designs has grown and I had many people give me new ideas. I can't wait to get started on them. I also arrived home to a pile of wedding invitations and a couple of special projects with poems and pictures. The pictures are below for you to enjoy.

Now you might wonder what all this has to do with New Hampshire Home Magazine.

I received in the mail today the latest copy of New Hampshire Home Magazine. I almost tossed it as I don't subscribe.................but then I remembered Sunapee. And the two ladies that chose a couple of my pieces to maybe be in their magazine......................and there they are!  The Cardinal and the Heron are nicely displayed in the "From the Hand, From the Heart article. Wow! You always have that hope that your work turns up in a magazine, and it has, on occasion...............but a New Hampshire Home Magazine just in time for Christmas shopping!  Made my day..............made my month...........
wonderful Sunapee just got another kudo.   Thanks to New Hampshire Home Magazine. I will add the link here when I find the new issue on the web.

so my link for today is New Hampshire Home Magazine.
And Harry & Wendy Besett's candlesticks and right about them.
another link for you to explore:  Vermont Glass Workshop.

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.


Inspiration is Everything

Sometimes you look around and see something that touches your heart. The Great Blue Herons that we see daily from ice out to ice in on the Merrymeeting River in Alton, New Hampshire, are the creatures that have touched my heart. And once you are touched by something from nature, it opens your eyes to everything else that nature provides.

This is my first Blue Heron design. Just elegant and beautiful.

My second design was the Blue Heron Turned. He is looking over his shoulder at me. I wonder what he is really thinking. Am I in HIS space....

And then I decided that the Great Blue Heron needed to fly. It takes him some major efforts to get out of the water........and I have heard that when he flies up behind you while you are in a  kayak you will remember him. Maybe not kindly, as he truly is bigger than life.

The fourth heron design for me is the Heron Fishing. He was first designed for a large piece standing on the edge of the river with trees and mountains. He then moved to his own piece and here he is.

This year I designed the fifth one...................He is standing and dreaming.........Heron on Watch..

My new one for next year has already been designed. Its my Herons Together.

I wonder what the next heron will be doing..........maybe his head will be in the water!

Take Time to Enjoy the Little Things.