Monthly Archives: December 2011

Creative Nudge – A Dream Come True

I've just had one of my childhood dreams come true, but not the way it was originally dreamed. When I was 12 years old I dreamt of coming to Florence to study painting and art history. My oldest son has … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Magic of the Holidays

I believe in Magic. I believe in the Magic of the Holiday Season, because for a week or two, we allow ourselves to suspend disbelief and dream about Christmas Miracles, Holiday Wishes Granted, and the Grace of a New Year. … Continue reading

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PANTONE TANGERINE TANGO

Last week Pantone revealed the 2012 Color of the Year – Tangerine Tango – an energetic reddish orange. I posted this on my Facebook pages and range of responses was astonishing.(my FB Friend page is about full, so I am … Continue reading

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My Zero Stress Plan for the Holidays

Every year seems to go by so much faster than the last year, so that finally I have achieved Zero-Stress for the holidays because I just can't believe it is almost the end of the year! How can I get … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – For the Love of Fabric

( 'Woman from Granada', by Hermen Anglada Camarasa, Circa 1914. Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona Spain.) As I write this midweek Creative Nudge, I am appreciating all the great old Broadway shows (whose music I listen to often in … Continue reading

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A Song for Early December

*(Sung to the tune of "Let It Snow") Oh the shopping outside is frightfulBut the fabric is so delightfulAnd until this Log Cabin is built –Let me Quilt! Let me Quilt! Let me Quilt! My frog stitch is loudly rippingBut … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – The Gift of Time

We now have all 6 of our Houston Quilt Festival videos online (thank you Bonnie McCaffery!) and if you've seen Sophie's quilt review video, you saw this striking pictorial art quilt by Nancy Brown. Sophie and I both picked this … Continue reading

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