The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Friday, December 08, 2017

Redwork Embroidery

A redwork embroidery piece by my late friend Maxine...

A mutual friend who was helping the family sort through Maxine's
 work thought of me and sent me this piece.

Love the details...
~Thank you Mary~

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Be Kind To Elephants

Founded in 1977 The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is the most successful
elephant orphan rescue and rehabilitation program in the wild.
Located in East Africa, they have helped saved the lives of orphaned elephants
and rhinos through their Orphan Fostering program.
This is my foster Emoli when he was first found alone..
collapsed from dehydration from the extreme
drought conditions.
This is Emoli now...
Watch the amazing video of his rescue...

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that
compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife.
These include anti-poaching and safe guarding the natural
environment at a time when elephants
 and other wildlife are threatened on a daily basis.

Visit their website to see more videos and photos
of their amazing work.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Bird Dance

This is where I left off on Bird Dance
back in April...
has it been that long.

I am finally adding the stems and embellishments to
 each berry and there are 96 of them.

I decided to use just one embellishment stitch,
the Fly Stitch on each berry.
The stems are stitched with the Palestrina Knot
using a Razzle embellishment thread.
Razzle threads have a silky hand
and a beautiful natural sheen.
The thread is not always easy to work with,
 but definitely worth the effort.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Bighorn Sheep

After a recent heavy snow the Bighorn Sheep are back.

A beautiful, healthy Ram.

And he knows it.

Two large Rams in this herd.

Lots of little ones and their moms.

I adore these creatures.
Check out those horns.


They watch out over their herd.

The Rams are in their rut so...

I guess they like to show off...

Thursday, October 26, 2017



really bored.
Seriously bored....

Bored to tears...

Bored to death...

Bored senseless...

Bored silly...
No...just watching over his stash of seed,
covered by pines cones and
pieces of antler bones.
He's very serious about his seed...