Sunday, November 27, 2011

Postmark'd Art



Two lovely things have been occurring for me recently.  Last year I joined an online group titled Postmark'd Art.  http://postmarkdart.com/  Members hail from all over the U.S. and Australia and New Zealand, and we exchange our small works of art by "snail mail."  Recently the website was beautifully revamped and if you visit, you will see some of my postcards.

The other lovely occurrence is that my son seems to be responding well to one of the new drugs for melanoma.  We know it's not a cure, but his improvement makes it so much easier to be hopeful.

Happy Pomegranates and Persimmons!!!!!

Postmark'd Art

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Therapy



When my husband drove up here to Tacoma a couple of weeks ago, he brought my sewing machine.  He said it was calling my name pitifully.  I'm using a ping pong table for cutting and lay out.  It's down in a basement with no natural light but plenty of space.  My ironing board is on a Beer Pong table (no idea) and fortunately, my SewEasy table came with my machine.  So here's my warm up sewing.  I know, I know--no focal point.

We have a long, long road to get my son to wellness.  He'll be going on a new FDA approved drug for melanoma which is a temporary fix but we hope will make him feel better.  I grab my sewing moments when our granddaughter naps.   Comments and suggestions for how to make the above into something good would be greatly appreciated:-)





Sunday, November 6, 2011

Comfort Knitting



Any knitter is familiar with the question, "what are you making?'  My answer these days is, "a rectangle."
I bought this beautiful hand dyed yarn in Ashland, Oregon on our vacation trip up to Tacoma a month ago.  Now it feels like a lifetime ago.  I love yarn as much as I love fabric, and knitting is better than comfort food.  My best friend brought me the gorgeous bag from Guatemala.

We await determination of the proper treatment of my son's melanoma.  We know it will be a long and difficult journey but are keeping our focus on his healing.  This may be a very long rectangle.