Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Stormy weather

     I do not like storms.  I am fearful of them even though I try very hard to be brave.  I am not.  They (the weather people) are saying that there is a very good likelihood we will have severe storms in our area this evening and tonight.  My stomach has already knotted up.  Since I won't finish this post til tomorrow, I will let you know how it went.  Hopefully nothing to report!
     Joey's challenge was to use the tangle coil.  I like this one a lot and need to remember to use it more.  That is one of the things I like about challenges, they remind me of tangles I had once used and put on the shelf.  Thought I would play with the hollibaugh effect with this tangle.  The center tangle is krokus.

     My heart has been filled with a lot of sadness this week.  You may have possibly heard that Tripp Halstead passed away.  He was a little boy who captured the hearts of thousands when a tree limb fell on him at his daycare.  I followed the family on FB and became quite attached to them.  I had prayed so hard he would make at least a semi recovery.  But five years after the accident he simply could not battle any longer.  I feel so sorry for that precious family.  I feel as though I know them even though I don't really.
      Every Inchie Monday's country this week was Russia.  My first thought were those gorgeous onion dome buildings!  I love them. I had my inchie all done and realized that I had the colors of the flag in the wrong order - arghh!  So I had to redo the whole thing.  I should pay more attention.

      Diva's challenge was to use our name as a string.  I have recently fallen in love with the tangle feathering so I decided to fill this tile with feathers.  I love the flowing and ease of this tangle.  It definitely defines zen to me.

       Weather update:  We had one slight storm, but nothing else.  No high winds or hail!  No tornados!  There were some areas around us that had some major problems, but we were blessed!  I am so thankful.
      Some days getting on my bike is hard work.  Today was not one of them.  I finished my Road to Hana race - 59.5 miles!!  I hopefully will get my shirt and medal this week!  Now I am off to the California Redwood forest for a journey through the woods!
      My coloring book focus this past week was from Beautiful Flowers and Arrangements by Creative Haven.   I was able to do quite a few because they are really quite simple.  Very relaxing and fun.  Hope you don't mind if I share this past week's work.

      Thank you for dropping by and leaving me some sunshine.  Have a great week!  Hugs!


  1. Such a beautiful post. Your name is lovely but so are all of your flowers!

  2. That's so sad about the young man. I'm sorry to see it. On a more cheerful note, I'm glad the storm wasn't bad where you are. It hit us fairly hard, but we never lost power, so I was a happy girl.

    Your tangles are great, as always, and I really love the feathering. Mine doesn't look as neat as that.

    Your coloring pages are exquisite. The fourth one from the top has detailing in the leaves that is just amazing, as is the day lily with it, as well. I also love the very last one, stunning!! Are you going to frame and hang any of these? I think I would if I had done them.


  3. Beautiful post, Cathy. Your name tile is wonderful. I can see why you love the Feathering tangle! It is gorgeous! Your coloring pages are lovely this week too, especially the irises.

  4. So much beautiful art. I really love the coloring pages. You have so much more patience then myself! Glad the weather was good for you. I also love how you did your name, and the inchie is great. We both had the same idea

  5. I can't believe how much you did. Although the flowers are lovely, my heart is always drawn to the tangles. Your name tile is gorgeous.

  6. All your tiles, although the flowers, are so lovely. I like the Hollybaugh effect on Joey's tile.

  7. Oh so SAD about Tripp! I only heard about him about two weeks ago and have been praying for him. I agree with you, coil is a fun tangle...I love playing with it. but my favorite is your name tile. Good work!

  8. A lovely long post Cathy, and lovely work. I am trying to practice more with my colouring, you are right, I find it very relaxing also...your domes and spires are very evocative, Dx

  9. The tile with your name is beautiful.

  10. lovely challenge tiles and I especially love how you did those feathers;-)


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