Saturday, September 09, 2006

Butterflies and Birds




Butterflies and birds. Color out of the black, colorful threads of life, things with wings.

Living free.... searching always... giving thanks.

Life is what you make it.

We went to our new home yesterday evening and sat on the back porch; looked out over the grass and neighboring community, and steeped in the country air. It was relaxing and revealing. We are ready mentally for the move. Almost ready physically - we have 18 days left and still packing, and still need to make all the arrangements with the utilities and internet and etc. I would like to go out with the camera today and take a few more shots of my yard and flowers and views that I will leave behind.

15 comments:

Colette said...

Welcome back!!!

Much happiness in your new home.

xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy, glad to see you have a few minutes to keep everyone up to date on your move and show us your fantastic art work. Just imagine all the flowers and shrubs you can plant when Spring arrives next year. With your creative and artistic talent it will be a beauty to behold. ( Don't forget the sweetpea chair) Maybe you can take cuttings from your favorite plants and carry them with you - they should have good roots by next Spring. I think of you often and hope your have a very smooth and happy move. Hugs, Joy

vicci said...

I have been missin you!!!! Not too long to go yet on the move!!! I can't wait to see OLD and NEW pics!!! I know you will LOVE your new home....and make it beautiful!

Jo in NZ said...

Good to hear from you Cat. Great to see you have still been managing to create some beautiful art whil you wait for the move.

pinar said...

I thought.. maybe you should make a before and after artwork..with photos of your new and old houses and gardens.
just memory cards.. inthis beautiful style you have..
I moved 5 times in 17 years.. now I'm in my dream home..hope don't have to move again.. but each time I moved I sensed a slightly sad nostalgia.. against all the projects..hope and happiness I had because of the new home.. do I sense the same in you??

miss*R said...

searching always ~ ahh that is me.
missing you lots xoso glad that you are looking forward to life in your new home ~ those flowers and views in your old home will remain forever with you ~ in your memories xo

Maryellen said...

Nice to get an update. When I sold my house it was all the yard projects in progress that I missed when I left. But the young man who bought it said he'd finish each project. I choose to believe him and view the finished project in my head often. I really like the message of your butterfly and bird cards. Quite nice.

Naturegirl said...

A beautiful way to express an important message... Yes life is what you make it and you will make another inspirational garden in the country it sounds like!

Micki said...

These are great, as always Cat. Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Matisse piece.

Debbie R. said...

So nice, as always! :-) Your stitching is so inspirational!

Anonymous said...

glad to see you back!
ktj

One Crabapple said...

Just checkin in

I love these new cards you have been doing...

This is a test...this is only a test!

(laughing - hopefully I won't "disappear" this time?)

xo-L/S

Beth said...

I just love your little quilt pieces,,they are so pretty!! Sounds like your ready to move,,but kind of regretting leaving too. I would feel the same way. I want to move now,,I want leaving my house,,but very much hate to leave my yard and flowers. I can't wait to see your new place!

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the patchwork you have here speak of bittersweetness, the black background of saying goodbye, and the burst of color thread the beginnings of your new adventure...

Becky said...

I am just nuts about anything "birds" and your stitchery is fabulous!