#1770 From Fairy Tale to Fantasy

As an independent, freelance designer, I am fortunate that I am able to vary my designs to my heart’s content. While I do have to (somewhat) follow trends, I have the flexibility of creating not only the type of pattern that I would like to see, but also pick the subject, type of media that…

#1769 Continuing the Fairy Tale . . .

As I awoke this morning and came down the stairs, my cat (Richard) was sitting in my studio room, staring at the floor vent. You all know how cats can be. Just – well – looking . . . (and looking. . .  and looking.)  It kind of creeped me out. The house in which…

#1768 Enjoying the Journey

It is raining today. That is good for us here in Nova Scotia. While it has been a beautiful summer by most people’s standards (mine, anyway!) it has been quite dry and the rain is very much appreciated. I supposed that it is appropriate that the piece “Raindrops” by Chopin just came on my headphones….

#1767 Plays Well With Others

Aristotle said “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” While most of us know that in the literal sense that statement is incorrect, figuratively I think it has a lot of merit. The way that I interpret it is that we accomplish a great deal more working together with others than we…

#1766 Return to Fairyland

Who doesn’t like to daydream sometimes? Who doesn’t like to allow their thoughts to wander to places impossible to visit? As children, we learn to daydream from the many stories and fairy tales we are told and read about. We visit fantastic places, where nothing is impossible and characters are not always human. We hear…

#1765 Busy Hands . . .

The busier that I get, the more I want to do.  Why does it work that way? I never understood the concept of “boredom.” Even at a young age. With an entire world of things to do for work, leisure and fun, I don’t know how anyone could feel that they were bored. I suppose…

#1764 A Rose by a Different Name is Still a Rose

These past couple of days have really been busy. (That is a good thing, right?) I am very pleased at how well-received our new items have been, and as I have been filling orders, Keith has been working to reorganize the site and make it a little easier to navigate. As our little business keeps…

#1763 Things are What We Make Them

It is hard to believe that after such a BUSY day I would have trouble finding something to write about. But that seems to be the case here for me this morning. Yesterday was my birthday. And while I thought that I would kind of treat it like ‘just another day’, I kind of got…

#1762 Working Weekend

I can’t believe how quickly the weekend passed! It was one of those times that it seemed that I blinked my eyes and it was gone. The weather was not that great, as it was muggy and overcast most of the time. We had a little rain at night, and I truly wish we had…

#1761 Spread a Little Kindness

I awoke this morning to a thick cloak of fog. The cars were wet as well, so hopefully that meant we got some rain last night (although I heard nothing outside my window.)  Like so many other places, Nova Scotia is in need of some decent rain. Everything is quite dry and thirsty, and I…

#1760 Almost There . . .

I love creating new patterns. I always have at least a dozen ideas in my head for new things to make. Over the years I have learned to write things down when I have a new idea that I want to implement. That way when I am a bit ‘dry’ or looking for something new…

#1759 Bee Patient

Once again today I will keep my post rather brief. These days it seems that there is much to do and the clock is moving faster than ever. Having a larger place is wonderful, as we are able to spread our wings and do so much more, but it also requires a bit more maintenance….