That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.The whirlwind is the life I have created and like any ride, it is exhilarating, exciting and fast paced. I thrive on it and am always ready for more. But I am going to try to balance the amusement park part of my life with more down time - I will wait to write that third book, not accept so many teaching opportunities and just take more walks.
This Fragment has one of my favorite photos on it. It is one of the new ones I have posted on my WEBSITE ~ a whole new Gallery of Fragments, the first in two years! I was so surprised that it had been two whole years since I had any Fragments for sale online. I fell in love with making them again this summer...over 100 of them. It is one of my favorite things to do, to choose a photo, find just the right quote and marry them with fabrics that sing. They are like my daily sketches done in fiber and stitch instead of pen and ink. The weird thing is, no matter how many I make, or how much fabric I use, the pile just keeps growing. I have found some beautiful fabrics recently, especially the hand-dyed and rusted fabric I used in this Fragment, from Charlene Phinney.
After my weekend at Valley Ridge, I will be off to the American Sewing Expo in Novi, MI, Art & Soul in Portland, OR, and a full week at the Quilt Festival in Houston. I will be on the hunt for fabric, friends (old & new), and fun in all three places. I hope our paths will cross. If you see me, please remind me to slow down and relax!
OH! One last thing. I am excited to be the featured artist in the Paper Scissors Crop section of the Oct/Nov issue Mary Engelbreit Home Companion magazine. I haven't received my copy yet, but it is arriving in mailboxes and on newsstands as we speak. Another one of my dreams come true. I hope yours do to.