Wednesday, April 18

I was checking out a few blogs recently and saw these beautiful bookmarks. Well I just had to have one for my sister. So I worked out a custom order in a color I thought she would like and when I got this it was so beautiful I just had to have more. These are made by Gene Black you can visit his blog here. It's great by the way, or go to his Etsy shop here

This last one was a gift just for me. 
Thanks so much Gene I love it and it's going in 
a brand new book I'm cracking open tonight. 

Now I'm wondering if any of you are great organizers, if so
Oh my gosh I have a workbench full of little boxes and bins
and it's making me crazy. Any ideas on how to organize a ton
of little bits of this and that? Please let me know if you have
some great ideas. As you can see it's a mess and I just
can't be productive with all this clutter surrounding me. 

A few days ago I received the Liebster Award from my good friend BJ 
who is continually supportive of my art and life in general. 
BJ is a wonderful positive person and very creative. 
One of her art quilts hangs on the wall near my computer
where I can enjoy it every day. Thanks so much BJ!
You can check out her blog at

 The Liebster is given to blogs that deserve to be recognized,
but have less than 200 followers. 
And of course, the Award comes with just a few "rules", which are:
  1. Post about your win on your blog
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented you with the award
  3. Copy and paste the award to your blog
  4. Present the award to 5 blogs that have less than 200 followers that you think deserve to be recognized
  5. Let them know by leaving a comment their blog. 
Here are the 5 I know you will love to check out. 
My Sister, My Friend, 2 Ladies who Inspire me, and our quilt guild.
Five good places for some good reading and beautiful art

My sister, a wonderful person and a great photographer,
her work can be seen here

My good friend Stefanie a quilter, a designer and
one talented lady - check out her blog here

As I've wandered around in blogville I have stumbled upon
one person who's interests are varied like mine
and I really enjoy her art - check out her blog here

An art quilter I've admired greatly and draw
much inspiration from - her art quilts are amazing
and you can see them here

And last is the quilt guild I belong to
a wonderful group of very 
talented ladies working together
to share and grow their love of quilting


MissMary said...

I just won this award, too, and you've taken several of the folks I was going to award! Great minds...

Gene Black said...

I am so happy that you are pleased with the bookmarks. I wish I was good at organizing and could help you, but I am more a stack it up and dig thru to find it later kind of creative spirit.

B J Elder said...

I've been thinking a lot about your organizing. I think those shelves can be used more efficiently, allowing you to get more off the workspace. I think if they were a bit deeper you could use some stacking drawers so you just have to pull out a drawer and not move the stack of boxes to get into the one you need. Also, labeling the boxes, drawers, tubs, etc. really is a great time saver. Wish I lived near by -- I'd love to come over and help re-organize. Check out the Studio magazine as I bet they'd have great ideas for you.
Thanks for the oh so kind words. ♥

Cynthia Eloise said...

wow, thank you. it's funny when i found your site i thought the same about you. i love seeing the varied arts you create. i've always wanted to try everything. thank you for the recognition.