Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas cactus

this is a photo of my Christmas cactus in bloom last year. the color is almost indescribable so a photo really helps. my husband's mom gave me a cutting and that cutting has been shared with other gardeners. i went to a party at one of those green thumbers homes and hers had become much grander than any i have seen!

this last weekend i held my 12th annual home show featuring some of my fabric art finished (and some unfinished it turns out as i have painted fabric for folks to cut up and create with ), available as well as my ornaments and larger items. this show turned out to the best one attended and shopped, ever. it is a positive note to the makers and shares of art that the real handmade gift still gives !

also, each year i have a surprise drawing to sign up for that day and the surprise is i haven't a clue as to what it is as i haven't designed it yet so it will surprise me as well ! my muse always come through for me on this project as i unwind from the sales part of my work and go to the true gifting part of this holiday season. i am thankful that i can share my art! i am thankful daily for all the folks that support me with their enthusiasm and purchases through the years and that my hands and my eyes still work and that the muse dances with me . i am thankful and happy to meet new folks each year and make new connections with cloth and paint and imagination moments. those bright moments of what if , that sometime just around the corner is good and coming our way!
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now to begin to go fill a few orders before i sleep, perchance to dream.
i know i am an elf because of this love of workshop and making something out of a thought or dream and paint and fabric, mostly, and because of the shape of my ears.....
thank you to all the came up Saturday (and in the past ) and shared with me!
Most happy holidays to all ! Sonja