Thank you for visiting artful embellishments. This is the third year for this blog and I am so happy to keep publishing. I started in 2011 and began with a quilt of the week, this lead to the leaf of the week for my newly designed paper tree that is located on the wall of my garage in 2012.......2013 is going to bring a lot of excitement and positive change. As a personal challenge for 2013, I plan on designing a artist trading card each week to be featured on the blog.
With so many interests, there will be quilting, art quilting, leaves (and more leaves), as well as experiments in thermofax screen printing, fabric dying, and tons of DIY recycle projects. I may even enter that altered fashion scene. To a happy and healthy 2013, may we all find happiness in those things we create....thank you for stoping by artful embellishments.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Give! and then Give some more.

 Those of you who know me well understand my love of animals and rescue! Over the past few years I have learned how to use my embroidery machine to make items for dog rescue. There are 5 rescues that are near and dear to my heart and I try and keep them all stocked with embroidered towels, blankets and accessories. My beloved machine broke this past fall and I did break down to buy a new one. I have taken the challenge to finish a number of projects that I have started. I have finished some fleece jackets, blankets, and towels. The fun is in picking out the thread and fabrics!!!
I find that doing these creative projects is so rewarding. I love to get the emails from the rescues detailing how much money they raised selling these items. I think the saying, "It is better to give than receive" is a perfect one.

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