sitting here with my first cup of coffee
and thinking about my mother.
It was four years ago today that my mom passed away, but,
I am not sitting here crying....
she has put a smile on my face as I think of her.
The Heart In Hand Threadholder & Pincushion is a
VERY special piece to me! The pattern was made from a tracing I did
of my mother's hand many years ago.
At the time I told her that I would make a piece to honor her
once I had found the courage to follow my dreams.
She passed away before I started on this journey but she remains
a huge part of making my dreams become a reality.
I remember she said, "Oh sweetie, I think I'd like that!"
when I told her about the tattoo I wanted to have done to honor her.
"In Memory of Mom" and it even has her signature at the bottom.
There is nothing to be sad about on this day. She was an amazing gift
to me. I could not have been blessed with better parents.
And I continue to be blessed with a loving and supportive husband who
believes in my art and in ME!
Making my Tramp Art is my way of celebrating the craftsmen
who came before me. Staying as true to my craft and being as authentic
as possible. It nourishes my heart, mind, body and soul.
This is the first Heart In Hand I made along side a most precious
Hand that was made and given to me by my dear friend
Stacey Williams Mead a.k.a. The Goode Wife of Washington County.
Now, back to TRAMPland and creating as many new and
exciting pieces as I can....oh, and it is snowing again so there will be
some shoveling time today too.