Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.

I love thee to the level of everyday's
Most quiet need, by sun and candlelight.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Just a quick reminder...tonight is the update for the Mercantile gallery. I hope you get a chance to take a peek at all the wonderful new offerings tonight. I have been having so much fun designing some new Springtime offerings for you.

I wish you and your family a Happy Valentine's Day full of love and friendship!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Groundhog Day

Okay..I'm a day behind, but the outcome is the same...six more weeks of winter! That Phil...doesn't he know we are all ready for spring already?!?! :-) Well, there's one great benefit to having all this chilly weather...I want to stay in and play around in my nice warm studio!!

I've had fun getting back into the swing of things and have picked up my embroidery needle again! It's been a while since I've sat still long enough to be able to do any stitchin' so this has been fun. I created some very sweet redwork Valentine hearts for the Humble Arts Gallery update on the 1st. Then I stitched some sentiments on my flying hearts...I just love the way they turned can peek at them over there --------------------------------------------------> to the right of this chit chat.

I also just finished and listed this sweet little gal on Ebay tonight. I haven't made a round head dollie in a while, so she was a lot of fun!

I'm working on a sweet bunny that I hope to have ready to offer to you by the end of the week this week. She is looking so darned cute...I can hardly wait to share her with you.

Until next time...I hope you are staying safe and warm...I'll chat with you again soon...Susan