Saturday, February 26


Greetings, dear readers!

Sorry still so silent...the plague remains a force to be reckoned with here in the Clouse House. I am going on week 2 of being nearly literally bedfast...ack! Would someone just SHOOT ME and put me out of my misery?!? Seriously, I am a far better nurse than patient, as my long suffering Nightingale (aka Hubby Dear) will atest.

However, although I am without camera and proper technology, I was able to scan the wonderful fabric collage sent to me from the amazing Michelle Cummings...behold the red and aqua goodness:

I just love the sweet little winged moon face! And the texture and words and vintage buttons are all so wonderfully wonderful! It put a smile on this fevered face...and for that I am grateful! 

I have been vicariously traveling with the lovely Julie Campbell to Carmel-by-the-Sea and adoring the fairy cottages. They put me in mind of the cottages found in England...I had the privilege of traveling there in 1998 and visiting virtually every historical town on the island. I have see Anne Hathaway's cottage at Stratford Upon Avon:

The gardens were amazing...I just loved the thatched roof! I have more pics of the inside of her home, Shakespeare's home and lots more...I'll dig them out and get them scanned for your viewing fun and pleasure!
Meanwhile, please say a prayer for puny paula clare...I am utterly sick of being sick!


Jane said...

Gorgeous collage! Oh, don't you love England! It's been years since I've been there, but such great memories of walking in all those footsteps!
Hope you're totally well soon, Paula!

She'sSewPretty said...

Poor Paula!! I hope you're feeling better soon. It is just no fun to be sick!!
Carmel is beautiful. If you ever make it out to California you should definitely visit Carmel. I'd even drive over and take you to lunch!

Michelle Cummings said...

Disregard the e-mail I sent, I'm glad you received my mini quilts alright and that you like it! Get well soon and have a wonderful March!