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Quiet Reflection Sunday

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To often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile,
a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the
smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential
to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

My Artistic Side

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I just love a bargain, so when a friend brought over these shoes and they were only $2.00, well how could I resist. I knew I would transform them, but with what?

So out came the baskets and suitcases full of lace. Who doesn't have a stash! After much searching
and getting side tracked, I found the perfect piece of lace. I sewed some pearls onto the lace and then
glued the lace to the shoe. I used Jewel-It, it is a great product. You just have to be careful not to put
the glue on to heavy because it will show.

Hope you all will try and re-make a pair of shoes. If you do let me know, I would love to see them.

Sue

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud,
was more painful than the risk it took to bloom.

Ana

The Dye Garden

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This year my garden focus will be on plants to use in dyeing fabric, paper and yarn. I will achieve this goal using specific plants that when added to a dye bath add color. Along the way I will record from beginning to end my results on this blog. I am going to use seeds and plants to make the dye garden. 

As things stand right now I have used plants I've collected from the fields plus all the flowers my neighbors send over. I do not get fresh
bouquets but rather the dyeing bouquet. I love them all.

Hope you stay tuned, or perhaps try it at the same time!

Sue

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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Why fit in when you were born to stand out?

Dr. Seuss

Quiet Reflection Sunday

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The materials of wealth are in the earth,
the seas, and in their natural
and unaided productions.

Daniel Webster