Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year !

Today is the first day of a New Year. Happy New Year! The weather is cold now. Winter is here on the east coast. The high is about 38F today. I don't mind it ... much. I got a flat tire today. I'll deal with it tomorrow since it was getting dark as I noticed it. Little things like that make me thankful. I'm not glad that my tire is flat! But, I am aware it could have been a blow out or an accident. It happened at the end of my errands and I was able to be safely home.

 May 2015 be filled with Blessings!
Thank-you for visiting.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Up on the block

Needle Felted Baby White Whale Pin Cushion
Needle Felted Bluebird Hopscotching
Sometimes I look at my own art work and smile at what a big child I really am.
Only thing is I have to take care of business!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Needle Felted Owl

When I write on this blog I always wonder who will read it.  I have to believe somebody will stop by and yay -- here you are! Welcome and thank-you.  Ever since my niece talked me into joining facebook it seems the blog has fallen off my list of priorities.  Another one of my old haunts was Ebay .

The other day my sister and I were reminiscing those days gone by and it blew on the embers that were dying  so to speak, which sparked me into creating a listing.  Trying to see if I can get back into the swing again. Then, as one thing leads to another the listing led me to make this new blog entry and voila!

Now... the creation I came up with to auction on ebay is my own artwork. Yes, every poke and stitch is mine. However, I must confess that I once saw the idea on someone else's page and when I saw it I was so inspired I just had to sit right down and make one too.   I did it my own way of course the best way that I could.

In the end I think that Miss Bumbles of ETSY does a way better job. Her little creations are far superior to my own.  This is Ollie Owl. He's such a sweetie!


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother Mary



Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy!
Our life, our sweetness, and our hope!
To thee do we cry, poor banished
children of Eve, to thee do we send
up our sighs, mourning and weeping
in this valley, of tears.
Turn, then, most gracious advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us; and
after this our exile show unto us the
blessed fruit of thy womb Jesus;
O clement, O loving, O sweet virgin Mary.

 Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the
promises of Christ.

      The first public miracle Jesus ever performed
was because His Mother requested it.

The Wedding In Cana - Jesus' First Miracle

John 2:1-1
Having Mother Mary in our corner is always a good thing.




Saturday, March 30, 2013

It's my blog and I'll cry if I want to.....

These are my Rosary beads that don't get used as much as they should.
My Aunt Mary asked me to try and pray at least one decade a day.
That's not very much to ask.
Is it?
Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Home Sweet Home

I moved out of my cute little house and now live in an apartment downtown Hyannis. Crafting is still what relaxes me and I still try to sell things on etsy. Business is slow, life is hard and winter is long. Boo Hoo ---  Anyway, I'm keeping my eyes on the prize and making the best of all that I am.

  I wish you a Happy New Year!   I'll be back.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Labor of Love

I'm always on the look out for pretty vintage buttons that would make awesome halos for my Madonna and Child ornaments. I like to use silver and gold tone and even mother of pearl. I have almost exhausted my household supply.

So, as my own dear Mother taught me, "Neccessity is the mother of invention."

Since all of my efforts at needle felting are basically just doodling with wool and having fun while I create. I've added a splash of color to the halos in this new group of Madonnas. Also I started to add my name tag to the Madonnas now, as well as to all my other little creations. I think the tag gives my fuzzy, unfinished looking artwork a finished look. I could happily concentrate on this Mother and Child theme everyday and not get bored or tired of it. It's a labor of love. My goal is to bring to mind the beautiful, close relationship Jesus has with His Mother (Our Mother) and how it all began. My art is making it's way around the globe like good news!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

O' Holy Night

O holy night!

The stars are brightly shining

It is the night

Of the dear Savior's birth!

Long lay the world in sin and error pining

Till he appear'd and the soul felt His worth

A thrill of hope

The weary world rejoices

For yonder breaks

A new and glorious morn!

Fall on your knees

Oh hear the angel voices

Oh night divine

Oh night when Christ was born

Oh night divine, oh night, oh night divine

........good-night all.

Love you.....Elaine

Friday, December 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Life Lesson

When you love someone, you tell them everything there is to know about you... the good and the bad. And then you let them decide if they will still choose to love you. If they do, then good for them. If not, then good for you."~ Mary Anne E. Delos Santos

Monday, November 28, 2011

Oh Dear...

This is my newest creation. I was inspired by a vintage plastic deer. She's needle felted from 100% pure wool roving. Now I'm working on a pretty little felted Christmas tree. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Antique German Doll Furniture

I'm such a kid at heart.

When I found this antique doll furniture, my heart swooned.
The armoire opens and the table is actually a blanket chest.

I especially love the sweet baby cradle.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Getting Over It...

I'm always glad when Halloween is over with.

Halloween makes me dizzy, much like this video.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Father Mychal Judge, Patron Saint of 9/11/01

I went to church today. It was a commemorative mass for the 10th anniversary of 9/11.
Now in all this time I hadn't heard about Father Mychal Judge.
He is thought to be the first person to die and is indeed the first body to be carried out at Ground Zero, September 11, 2001
A New York priest known for his ability to love.
I can't think of any greater honor.
Our pastor Fr. Mark gave an eloquent homily and in it taught us the prayer of Father Mychal.

Lord, take me where You want me to go.
let me meet who you want me to meet,
tell me what You want me to say,
and keep me out of Your way.
How funny is that? I love it. I can totally relate.
I'm reading up on Father Mychal Judge and have come to learn that he is indeed a saint.

He himself clamed he was the happiest man on earth.
He didn't need a thing in the world.
He felt so blessed because of all the things he had and yet he had nothing.
What's more he also felt so undeserving for having such abundance.
He wasn't counting his blessings of material things...
Father Mychal Judge's cup runneth over with love.

He died doing the Lord's work...he laid down his life for another.
I never met you Father Mychal, but feel your love right through your death.
I love you too. Thank-you.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The 4th of July in Hyannis

Here's a little bit of our 4th.

Better late than never. (wink)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

NO! Don't throw out your broken patio umbrella - fix it with a zip tie!

Use it up, wear it out, make do or do without. This is a good idea that will help you to make do and not have to do without. A strong wind broke the cord inside the pole of my big patio umbrella. The cord is what makes the hand crank operate.

The picture above shows what the snapped cord looks like.


Can you see a zip tie in the picture above? It's just barely showing under the white shaft. I'm holding the broken cord to the left. (This can be cut away now.)

I had to buy a whole bag but really just one is enough. It slides up and down fairly easy.
Maybe it's hard to see from the picture I show above because the shaft of the umbrella falls over most of it. But, it works great.

The bag cost inder $5. and I have used them for other jobs as well.

It could happen to yours.

I hope this post will make somebody happy.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

A pretty palette...

I wish I had the talent to paint these flowers.

They look like blobs when I do.

Maybe someday, I'll share my blobs with you.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pennies from Heaven

When you have only two pennies left in the world,

buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other.

~ Chinese Proverb


( Thank-you Tom and Nora for my flowers. )

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Sampling of Splendor

The white Liliacs out my bedroom window

this warm evening in May,

fill the air with sweet perfume.


A little while earlier I saw...
wild fern tip toe through the periwinkle.

Bully, bossy, Boston Ivy running amuck way out back.


Always welcome Ajuga was standing at attention for my camera.


The blueberry bush all heavy with blossoms,
happy in a bed of blue speedwell.

What is there not to love about spring on Cape Cod?


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wild Comlumbine

3 years ago I was walking into the food market and this little columbine attracted my eye. It looked so lovely to me. It's the small flowering type that I've always known as being called wild columbine. I chose one little pot and put it in my cart. When I got home, I put away my groceries and went right outside to find a home for my new friend. I planted it here and as they say if it isn't the right spot it will at least be a decent burial. As it turned out was the perfect place. I instinctively knew what was just right for this little thing. The soil could be a little bit richer but it seems quite happy the way it is................ All it needed was a place to live.