Our first snowfall arrived late yesterday and since I haven't hooked up the heat in my studio, the weather provided me with a perfect opportunity to begin to sew some of the Skinny Pages I've been working on digitally and blogging about. I've also started to work on an Eleanor art pillow, or is it a wall hanging, or a quilt? She hasn't told me yet which it will be. Despite the cool temperatures, the sun shone in, and the variety of textile textures, colors of sepia, aqua and varying shades of green inspired me to capture a few photos to share along with a reminder of how good life is. I also captured a couple of snapshots of my latest acquisition - a skunk skull. It is a treasure.... though I may be among a small group of people who might consider it so. Try to say skunk skull out loud 3 times in a row. I did, and I ended up sounding like what I imagine a skunk may snort like! Go ahead, try it....you know you want to! Boo-ha. Fun wasn't it? This latest project has also given me just cause to finally work with several hand dyed doilies and one of a kind pieces of fabric designed by Lorraine of Creative Daily. She surprised me with these for my birthday and I've been looking forward to figuring out a way to use them. The aquas, greens and turquoises as well as the black and white cotton fabrics of letters and clocks and beautiful script are all Lorraine's. I am hoping she will soon open up a shop of some sort so I might buy more...and more.