Friday, November 29, 2013

so inspiring…….

i've shared this before but i often revisit her….
she's such an inspiration…...

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanks Given…..

yes…..she did.
Have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


always listen to your heart…...

Monday, November 25, 2013

Helen Godfrey makes me swoon…….

Helen Godfrey wire sculptures…..

and on a different note…

i want to sit in front of this fireplace with
a good cup of coffee and get lost in the

C[__]  C[__] C[__]

(photo by Catherine Maddox)

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My World Thru Blue…….

the view out my kitchen window…..
so blessed to wake to this each morning.
don't know why there are no birds on the 
feeder…they normally greet me here.

beautiful day….
beautiful life….

Friday, November 22, 2013

'Tis the season…...

I've been in my studio tonight painting cloth to make a cuff
bracelet for my daughter.

She's my youngest daughter…and loves
that funky green color. I was thinking I would cut
squares from each one and sew them together to
make the cuff.

I played around with my grans pictures in Photoshop
until I got the look I wanted…taped some cloth to
a sheet of paper…and printed a strip with their pics.
My plan is to put the strip down the center of the
cuff and if there's enough room maybe add some

This is the mock up. I think I'm going to use a button on
one end and elastic loop on the other instead of a
snap or tie….not sure…maybe a snap would be
better since she's still carrying around the little one.

Now….if my nemesis….the DREADED

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Fabulous Fashionistas

Fabulous doesn't do these ladies justice!
I want to be just like them when I grow up!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Today finds my Space Cowboy much on my mind….
I feel his presence as I write this post….a blessing.

Still missing you…
still listening…

Stephen Hill Hefner
November 18, 1985

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Goat Boat Woman

I saw this picture on Graces blog…Windthread…and fell in 
love with the image. I used to raise fainting goats and have 
always had a special place in my heart for goats. Someone
had sent her the picture but no one knew the story behind it.
I "googled" woman in boat with goats" and found this:

Pilottown, LA – Miss Hazel Brown of Pilottown, Louisiana is about to attempt the unattemptable. Miss Brown (Miss is short for Mississippi) has been preparing to navigate all 2,320 miles of the Mississippi River in a simple wooden boat, with only one paddle, and she will be taking her goats along with her for company. Her hometown friends and neighbors have started calling her the “Goat Boat Woman”.
At 88 years young, Miss(issippi) Brown worked as a high school guidance counselor for 50 years where she guided students down the river of life. Her avocation has always been studying maps, as both of her parents were professional cartographers.
When asked how she decided to do this, she said: “T’was always our plan to do this ever since I was younger, but we seem to’ve procrastinated it a bit now, haven’t we? Well, better late than never, as they always say!”
Hazel’s journey will take her and her caprine (goat-like) friends along or through 10 different states and 128 towns. “As a long-time map lover, I know the route very well.”
The Goat Boat will begins its trip at the river’s source which is Lake Itasca, Minnesota, where the elevation is 1,475 feet above the Gulf of Mexico.
As an amateur cartographer, Hazel knows the first town they will pass by in each of the 10 states:
1. Bemidji, Minnesota
2. Prescott, Wisconsin
3. Lansing, Iowa
4. Galena, Illinois
5. Hannibal, Missouri
6. Wickliffe, Kentucky
7. Tiptonville, Tennessee
8. Osceloa, Arkansas
9. Tunica, Mississippi
10. Waterproof, Louisiana
Their big adventure will hopefully culminate with a big celebration at the mouth of the Mississippi, which is her hometown of Pilottown, Louisiana in Plaquemines Parish at elevation zero.
When asked about dams, Hazel said there’s no need to swear. (Apparently, her three sons will coordinate the portaging of Hazel’s Goat Boat around any dangerous dam-type situations.)
When asked what they will eat, Hazel is hoping that local riverside church groups that she has contacted will bring her small cardboard boxes with some “surprises” in them. For the goats, she says they pretty much eat anything, including broad-leafed plants, any parts of trees, and of course, they love cardboard boxes.
WOW…..88 yrs young…..Marvelous! 
I haven't been able to find out how her trip went but would love to know!!!
She's my new Hero!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Rainbow Eucalyptus Trees….

 Rainbow Eucalyptus tree….
Supposedly only grows in zone 9 but
I've read some success stories in zone 7-8.
I want these all over my yard!!!