fountain of joy


Dance like there’s nobody watching
Love like you’ll never get hurt
Sing like there’s nobody listening
Live like it’s heaven on earth
And speak from the heart to be heard.

William W. Purkey


Dixie Chicks and more

found on

from John Eatons blog…Country don’t mean dumb

gold in the river


I took Turquoise out in the sun today to see if she looked more golden. My dad was a gold miner during the summer and spent his free time, mining a creek, near Eagle, Alaska. I wanted to have some reference to gold and this pretty thrifted embroidery thread did the trick. Fur is a tricky thing to try and capture on the other hand. For now I have used small  cotton crochet thread, making many chain stitches everywhere. I wanted the head and shoulders to be “blonder” than the rest of the bear. I am trying to work with what I have…..LOTS of thrifted supplies. She is soft and will be warm.

Little bear “turqouise”

I thought it would be appropriate for this little bear to have a proper introduction to Spirit Cloth……..after all if your birth in inspired by a magical Cloth such as this….introductions are in order. Turqouise will eventually be filled in with fur and appliqued onto the larger body of the quilt…need to get cracking and start putting together the denim for that……..

this is fun……..

If you haven’t seen Jude’s blog yet…GO NOW!!!!!!! you will be happy you did!


Rodrigo Y Gabriela Live!

I discovered this first, blog hopping, way before I had my own blog…..not sure where I originally found it, and then I was reminded by another blog-          

how much I like them. I hope you enjoy..   You can’t help but move to this. They look like they are having fun and have definitely found their true calling.

Star quality

Here is Therly’s picture from our trip to the art museum. She was looking extra glamourous that day. I loved her Cleopatra eyes. Therly wants to act…She would be good at it too, and I even think she has the strength and street smarts to survive the Hollywood lifestyle. She would also be a great Social worker, she has seen much. She would be able to help teens in crisis. I hope that she pursues school, getting a degree.

 The painting below of Gauguin’s was one of her favorites from the museum…

I liked it too. I remember an art history teacher of mine, (Tom Howell, how the heck are you?) telling us about how Gauguin had realized while in Tahiti, that in a way his presence, (and that of the Colonists and Church) had spoiled the purity and innocence that had previous been there. I learned more about Gauguin here,

I had not known that his mother was half Peruvian and that from the ages of 3-7 years old he lived in Peru. What a little Globe trotter..

How about a quote……

That’s what really interests me more and more, the investigation of the human heart.
Jessica Lange

Bloglandia Ball


I made a dress for the Ball over at Be…Dream…Play……..just for sillyness.

The party is happening September 26th……come on over….

I couldn’t find my mocassins so I’m goin’ barefoot….I think it may help with my two left feet…….what do you think about the earrings?

I have fish on the brain…..I haven’t forgotten the Alaska quilt…..working like a crazy person to finish my PIF gift for Tracy ( I hope you like it Tracy!)

………… and then I will go full swing on the quilt….I’m excited!

Esmee Denters and Natasha Bedingfield

Me singing “Unwritten“ by Natasha Bedingfield

More travels on Youtube…Enjoy!

Unexpected beauty


I’m feeling a little like the woman on the right today..fever and achey… fish on the head…although I am thinking about salmon for the quilt for my Dad. We took a trip to the art museum last weekend and captured a few pictures, amongst chasing after small children trying to TOUCH the art……….need a new plan for the art museum.

I thought it ironic that before we made it in the museum I spyed these acorns, aren’t they cool. I hadn’t seen these before.


“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.”

 William Arthur Ward quotes (American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher)

  I couldn’t decide between these quotes, so you get two for the price of one.


  “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

 William Arthur Ward quotes (American dedicated scholar, author, editor, pastor and teacher)


Whatever you are by nature, keep to it; never desert your line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed.
Sydney Smith
English essayist (1771 – 1845)

Thank you for shining your light!

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