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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Lots of Words Under the Bridge

Good morning to you all. Today I  have been a happy little blogger for 4 years. Yes Blogaversary! I  started out with such trepidation but now couldn't imagine my life without my online journal and wonderful friends I have made along the way. You are all a constant source of inspiration to me. I love that we can share our thoughts, ups and downs, daily lives and our creative passions.  So thank you for receiving my words with such kindness and interest xxx
I never make new year resolutions...nor do I  often make lists! I often think perhaps I should, but as "should" is one of my least favourite words, I avoid it lol! More of a meandering Mary, me! What did John Lennon say " Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans "
I have begun the year with packing up Santa's sleigh until next time and restoring the old favs.
A little bit of stitching has taken place...a new pattern in the works..I really love CGT Mistletoe and decided why should I just use it for Christmas stitching,  especially when I have pretty fabric that will match beautifully.
I will share more as I go along....it is quite sweet and I think you will like it.
Now it wouldn't be a blog post from me if I didn't waffle a little. So why should 2016 be any different *wink
My DD was a beautiful ballet dancer and danced into her early twenties. She has an Associate Degree in dance as well as her Degree in Education.  She is a born teacher but her dance background has enchanced her students experience on many occasions.  Often affording disadvantaged students an introduction to the joy of dancing. When she finally hung up her ballet shoes I managed to keep her last pair of pointe shoes....as you can see she and they worked very hard...boy did I hand darn the toes of heaps of these over the years! Would make you cry to see what happened everytime to all your hard work lol!
I had always wanted to draw them....unadorned, hoping to depict the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in pursuit of their art.
DD is quite chuffed with my efforts...
 I like that I managed the "totally worn in and worn out" experience of being a dancer.....didn't want "pretty".
I must away....still a few things Santa forgot to pack on the sleigh.
Namaste and Blessings,
Michelle xxx

35 comments:

  1. congrats on 4 years......just think if you didn't blog we would never have crossed paths.....glad you did......
    lovely ballet memory you did a good job.......

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  2. Congratulations on 4 years! I love visiting your blog....a very happy and creative place. Love watching your drawing evolve too, this ones another beauty.

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  3. Happy New Year to you and happy Blogaversary
    Always enjoy your posts xx

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  4. happy bloggy birthday! Fabulous painting of your daughters ballet slippers.A real keepsake.

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  5. Happy blog birthday Michelle, love your painting, it looks gorgeous.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  6. Happy 4th Blogaversary, Michelle. Those ballet shoes look amazing. Hugs, Christine xx

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  7. Happy 4th anniversary Michelle. I love your ballet shoe artwork. Seeing the well used ballet pointes brought back lots of memories. Like you my daughter did dance through to degree level. I still have her last pair of very battered pointe shoes, darned goodness knows how many times!

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  8. great to get some sweet stitching done and your ballet shoes drawing is lovely.... tells a good story
    Hugz

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  9. Happy blogaversery Michelle!! Love the ballet shoes drawing, it really does show the work they do. I always enjoy your posts too.

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  10. Happy blog anniversary Michelle ... your stitching & your painting is just beautiful as always.

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  11. Happy Blogaversary...so glad you decided to jump into the bloggy world :) Great drawing of your daughter's pointe shoes...

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  12. Well done withbyor blog...congrats
    Do so love receiving them.
    Love the ballet shoes. Believe it or not I had a pair like that too.
    Oh have finished my alphabet. Just have to decide how to put it together. Hehe. Xx

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  13. Well done withbyor blog...congrats
    Do so love receiving them.
    Love the ballet shoes. Believe it or not I had a pair like that too.
    Oh have finished my alphabet. Just have to decide how to put it together. Hehe. Xx

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  14. I love your ballet slippers and your drawing is really taking off, just stunning. Our combined pattern will be in Homespun in March, looking forward to sharing that with you.

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  15. Hi Michelle,love the ballet slippers,happy blogaversary my friend xx

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  16. I love those ballet slippers both in real life and your beautiful drawing. They certainly depict hard work , lots of energy and self discipline. Your stitchery is looking rather inviting. Happy blog birthday girl!

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  17. Happy blog anniversary Michelle, love all your work and gorgeous paintings.

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  18. Sew nice to have visited you over the past four years and enjoy your creative designs along the way...
    Look forward to seeing the new one.
    You captured the ballet slippers perfectly

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  19. Congratulations on your Blogaversary Michelle. Great picture of the shoes. xx

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  20. Well done on 4 years of blogging. I have enjoyed following along.
    Lovely work with the ballet slippers. That is a special memento.
    And good luck with the final Christmas pack up!

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  21. Happy Anniversary and look forward to seeing all the beautiful things that the 5th year will bring.

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  22. Congratulations! I started just after you but have not kept your momentum. Well done xxx

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  23. Wonderful rendering of the point shoes Michelle, just beautiful... & well done on your blogging milestone, I love to pop by & see what's going on with you xx

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  24. Happy New Year Michelle. I so love seeing your stitching so beautiful. Your painting is gorgeous my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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  25. Happy New Year Michelle. I so love seeing your stitching so beautiful. Your painting is gorgeous my dear.
    Hugs
    donna

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  26. Happy blogiversary! I love the ballet slippers, lovely work as always!

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  27. happy Blogversary Michelle, I can see why your daughter is so chuffed with your depiction of her old ballet slippers. Hoping you have a happy and fun filled, safe 2016 :) Barb.

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  28. Happy Blogaversary. Love the Mistletoe thread. I've used it in few of my projects. The ballet slipper drawing is gorgeous. Hugs,xx

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  29. Happy blogaversary Michelle so glad you share your lovely crafts and drawing skills with us and also the snippets of your life .
    Hope there are many more years of blogging to come
    X

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  31. Trying this again , blogger misbehaved . Happy Blogaversary Michelle , I have sure enjoyed the years I have been visiting . Love the shoes and understand why your daughter is so pleased .

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  32. Happy New Year and Happy Blogger Anniversary too. 4 years is quite an achievement, as blogging definately takes commitment, and time too of course.
    Love your blog, love your patterns too, and I've been diligently stitching away on my Christmas ABC blocks. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  33. Can see why DD is so pleased with the shoes drawing. It's up to your usual standard.Well done on 4 years.

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  34. I'm going to enjoy my Christmas goodies for another week or so Michelle. Love your drawing of those well worn and well loved ballet slippers. Happy blog anniversary

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  35. A fabulous story of your DD. I love the drawing/painting Michelle. You are such a wonderful artist..

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