Sunday, January 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

I am such a lucky girl. I’m so grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people. I have a loving husband who has put up with me for over 20 years…(shouldn't he get a prize or something?), a son who has no choice in the matter (he’s GOT to love his mom and he does!) and lots of family and lots of friends. Thank you all so much for your love and support. I am inspired every day by each one of you. You all make me want to strive for my best. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough time in a day to accomplish all the ideas swirling in my head. I seem to always think about this as I get another year older…tick, tick, tick! Is there enough time left to do all the things I want to do? Geez, I hope so! Thank you all. I promise I’ll have a great day of creating and rolling around in the snow. xoxo

Okay, so here are some of my photos from the day: I did have a great day of creating. I did NOT roll around in the snow. I did walk out to the mail box only to find a check (yeh!) and a birthday card. 

These are some of the fabrics I used in making the Bali Bowl. (Thanks Cindy Lou!) and I'm ironing them...

This is the sewing process. Try not to knot everything up and make a total mess.

The finished piece. More like a Bali Vessel as opposed to a Bali Bowl. Whatever! It's pretty big. Measures 11" in diameter across the bottom.
Here's another shot... 

These are my two donations for Lodi Project for Haiti
Please come out and show your support!

And lastly, these are some buttons/embellishments I worked on yesterday:
These will be added to my bags available at Nicole Kennedy Galley
and ArtSource Gallery, both of Raleigh, NC, once I can get there due to the snow!
So, yes, I am happy and grateful to be another year older.
Life is Good!


  1. Sounds like a loverly b-day, girlie! Congrats on ALL that you do :-) You are a marvel - and I am proud to call you Friend.

  2. Looks like you had a fantastic birthday! Congrats, and best wishes for a creative, prosperous and fun year to come.

  3. Woman, you are so awesome! I am loving all of this!

  4. Yes, Ms. X-tina, you need to come back to play in the studio soon!

  5. Sharon, Happy Belated Birthday to you. The way I see it, your birthday was a wonderful gift to all of us...:) xoxo