Hi Summer, you have come to the right place.  Here I am riding my bike down at the beach. Now you will  have a bike to ride when you visit.
I hope you are having fun. I love and miss you. Talk to you soon.


Santas Elf

One of Santa's Elf's sent me a package in the mail. Her name is Susan her blog is "Brokenheartart." Susan is my blogging buddy. We get into some very interesting conversations.  I am blessed to know her as a friend.  Susan is a talented and authentic artist. She says whats on her mind, and I love that about her
The book I recieved is awesome, and I'm having so much fun with it. I have made two small projects using some of the techniques. Thank you Suz, you are the best.  Here they are.


Fabric Collage

This is a  new fabric collage I made. Hope you like it. I didn't get started on the cousin quilt, but I worked on this yesterday on the way to Santa Cruz. Went for a 2 mile hike in the rain, from the bluff over looking the Pacific ocean down to the wharf. It was wild, thunder lightning. I had a blast.
Off to dinner at some neighbors house.
Have a great week.



Cousins quilt

Several years ago my cousin Linda who lives in Okla. got the cousins together for a reunion. In my family I have 40 cousins. Not all showed up, which was sad. Some of us had not seen each other in over 30 years. It was a very special time. Anyway I made this quilt, that i promised to hand over to my cousin Linda for all her efforts, and because I love her. It has been sitting in my studio for 4+  years now. Today I'm going to finish it and send it to her for Christmas. You can't see but the cousins that attended signed their names and birthdates around the tree.,
Have a happy day




This is called "gracefully surrender". I know some things about surrender. Most people think it is an act of defeat. To me it is an act of courage.
In my life I have had to surrender some things that were hurting me. It took courage to let go.
I am struggling to gracefully surrender my adult son. It's been many years of holding on with all my might, trying to control the outcome. Years of therapy trying to figure out why. I know why.....love. But sometimes love isn't enough, so I have to surrender.
This is to Jason. Fly son.




Here is a quick canvas I put together yesterday. The angel is a Christmas ornament made from bamboo, or something like it. I painted her and mounted her on the canvas.


Buttons and canvas

A storm is a brewing. It could even snow. It has turned cold and grey, with chance of rain, the temps have been quite cool. So that's the weather report from Paso Robles California. Hey we get excited about the weather here, cause it hardly ever changes. Not that I'm complaining. I really do love a good storm. In fact, it is a fantasy of mine to be a tornado chaser. It's the wild in me.
Anyhoo, here is another canvas inspired by Rebecca Sower. Primitive stitch is right up my alley. Hope you all are doing well.
I heard from a dear friend Deborah today, it did my heart good. I'm sending out special and warm thoughts to you Deborah and looking forward to hearing from you soon. Deborah and I started blogging about the same time. But you Deborah have come along ways. Can't wait to see what you've been up to.
Have a good week everyone.



Hey its me beth

Here is my latest creation. I just love the soft colors of white and tan. Inspired by Rebecca Sowers article in Somerset Studio.  I'm busy working in the studio. We are expecting some rain this week, we may even get some snow. Short lived, but oh so Christmas feeling. Don't you just love the season. I'm getting out the Christmas decorations today. I always love seeing the tree decorations from years past when my boys were small.
Sorry that I haven't blogged much lately. Busy with stuff, busy with life.

blessings to all
Hope you are all doing well.


Garden angel

Garden angel