Sunday, September 30, 2007


Do you know how I like things to flow from one to the next?

And when it's all done, I think back and remember...nothing ever happens before it is time.

I know. I know. I keep telling you that but do you think about it? Really think about it?

Nothing ever happens before it is time. It gives understanding to your daily life.
So here is what I am working on this weekend. I thought you would like to see. I am participating in a Skinny Book Swap and it was time to create my page.

A lot of things just flowed into this page. The obvious, of course, is the cropped print from my painting last week. Another is the stenciled lace in the background as well as the green tulle that is stitched down.

Susan and I split a huge roll of the tulle and lace that we found last weekend at Antique Alley. I was so anxious to try it as a stencil but at the time, did not have a clue on what.

I also very recently ordered some Adirondack Color Wash in Butterscotch color and that is what I used to stencil with.

The actual first layers of the background were done in August when I first signed up for the swap. And then it sat waiting because...

Nothing ever happens before it is time.

More later,



  1. I love it Sharon! The last time I used lace for a stencil was in the 70's. I put lace stripes on my Mom's car.If I can find an old photo, I'll send it to you.

  2. When I first saw the skinny book swap, I was drawn to it but declined to enter! Now I realize that I should have done it because you would have been there to guide me!!! Alas!

  3. This is stunning, Pet..I know what you mean about when it makes me smile to recall the feeling and to see a piece here that speaks of the flow for you. Beautiful.

    xox Rella

  4. This is building into another fabulous work of art, look forward to seeing the progression.

  5. And it was so very worth the wait...OMG, this piece is absolutely gorgeous! Your swap recipients are so very lucky!!! smiles...

  6. I am doing another chunky book and this post came back to me this morning because all of a sudden, I knew just what I wanted to start with!

  7. I lurk at your blog all the time. I just am so fanscinated with your women and now I have one of my own. Thanks ever so much for swapping - AA Skinny Book Swap. Bonnie


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