July 16, 2013


Before I get into my 'SEWN' class with May Ann Moss, I want to thank everyone who found me on the "Where Bloggers Create" hop and left such lovely comments. I've been ill with a kidney stone of all things - however, I'm so excited to welcome those of you who are joining me on the journey and I will be coming 'round for a visit as soon as I'm able.

When my blog crashed and couldn't be recovered, I lost so many of you and don't really know how to tell you where I am or how to reach you.  

Before the surprise visit from the Mr. Kidney Stone (must be male to cause you that much pain, right? ha ha), I made a small booklet of the patterned paper I had painted. I left the backsides blank and will try and fill the space with some creative lettering  which I want to practice.

Here's the completed booklet.  Now I will begin filling it with lettering.

Front Cover

First inside pages.  I do think the painting I did on the Mexican bark paper is my favorite. 

Lettering practice will fill the blank spaces.

Last pages.  I did put a couple of pockets in to stash 'stuff'.  Always fun.

I did a little lettering tonight - my first attempt - so be gentle (:i).

Thanks so much for dropping in.  Always my pleasure to get to know you and become part of my life.

“I do believe in fate, Anne-not the blind fate that gives one no freedom of choice, but a fate that sets down a pattern for each of our lives and gives us choices, numerous choices, by which to find that pattern and be happy.”
― Mary Balogh, Simply Love 



  1. Wow, Donna - this is fabulous stuff!! Very fun indeed! I linked to you from the comment you left me and now have a direct link to your site on my phone. So sorry to hear you have been ill..... Hope you are mending quickly and back to your creative self!! Sending big hugs.......

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  3. Your paper booklet is beautiful, and so neatly sewn, oh my! Love the little photo of you on the front cover, so pretty! Hope you soon feel better, hugs, Valerie

  4. beautiful work donna, invigorating & exciting! Thank you for sharing and I so appreciate that. Sorry to hear of Mr Kidney stone -drink lOts of water!! xo lenna

  5. So glad your blog was found Donna. You have such talent! Hopefully, Mr. Kidney Stone knows he's been jilted and will move away.

  6. Loving what you are doing with paper once again! Hope you feel better.

  7. So sorry to hear of health problems. I love your papers. I love the ones especially on the bark paper.

  8. Marvelous book and papers. You are so cute there on the cover. Get well soon.

  9. Gorgeous book Donna. Sorry to hear you are not feeling good. 'I hope they can do something to help you with the kidney stones, poor dear! hugs, ~Diane

  10. I have found you! It shows on my computer that I'm following you but it doesn't show me as a follower on your followers list?!?!

    Love the booklet, Donna. Sorry to hear about the stones, they are a bug_er for sure. Get well soon :)

  11. It's Friday, Donna, and a very Happy Birthday. Hope you are feeling a lot better this morning.

    Love you,

  12. I finally found you but I had to go to my blog and click on your thing-a-ma-jig. I guess that does not make any sense at all. You have a stone and I have a fracture. Lots of family here and yes I took a bad fall and fractured my right leg. It is just a hairline fracture and I am not supposed to put any weight on it.
    Beautiful designs you have created on the fabric. I am sure the book is gorgeous. You certainly have been busy! Your printing looks grand!
    Sorry about you computer problems and hope everything has been sorted out. Especially that kidney stone of yours!!!!!

  13. xxo
    hanging around~ your work is beautiful always!