Monday, November 23, 2009

This is my latest crazy quilt pouch. I am well on my way on another one, I am getting quicker with them and really enjoying the creative process. The one I am working on now is the last of the patches I have sewn together so I get to choose some new colours and textures for the next bunch. I am limited with my silk ribbon and wish I could dye my own to match the colours of the quilt pieces - maybe someday in the future. Still a problem having to buy them on-line from the U.S. with exchange and everything Canadians tend to get a bit ripped off I think. I wish I could buy it here in Vancouver.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


I have searched the garden everywhere to find the Tender One who rounds the tiny buds to bursting beads along the branch, who shapes the lady slipper for a fairy foot in Easter woods, and colours baby-blue-eyes like the sky. I have hunted under rhubarb leaves, around the roots of cedar trees and even walked the paths at night by chance I might surprise some artisan at work beneath the stars.
But nothing, I find no one out there tending to the essences of the garden, deciding why the rose is red, the lily white or ordering the quiet round of seasons. The spirit of this earth and all her creatures lies within and not without, a holiness, a power and a mystery beyond our finest reasons.

Thelma Palmer

Monday, November 2, 2009

Connection with gardens, even small ones, even potted plants, can become windows to the inner life. The simple act of stopping and looking at the beauty around us can be prayer.

Patricia R Barrett

I spent about three hours at RubyDogs Art House yesterday chatting with Leanne and browsing. I found a really nice book called In This Garden, Explorations in Mixed-Media Visual Narrative by Angela Cartwright and Sarah Fishburn. It contains the artwork of ten different artists, lots of quotes and poems. It really is quite lovely.

I am close to finishing my next bag so hope to post it some time this week.