And Away I Go...

Lady Agnew of Lochnaw Portrait by John Singer Sargent from 120 Portrait Paintings
by Dover Books

Okay, this is it! I'm finishing up the last minute details on the book before I head out to Denver for my trip to National Jewish tomorrow. I'll be doing the bulk of the writing in my down time, then when I get back it's pack up the supplies for the step by step shoot in August and prep for my appearances at the CHA Show!

A huge thank you to everyone who left such warm and wonderful messages on my post yesterday. I can't tell you how much it means to me to be so loved. Truly. I know the most amazing people.

My aunt Shane Marie Devine is a gifted vocalist and musician and she's been playing music for as long as I can recall. Her husband, Charles Forbes, is a world renowned cellist. Together they recently recorded a lovely duet of Pierce Pettis' St. Paul's Song after performing it at the baby shower for my cousin Ethan and his wife Alexis. They're baby Peregrine was born not long after. I've posted the YouTube video below the links, so check it out! I come from a long line of performers and fine artists on both sides, it was pretty cool to grow up surrounded by so much creativity.

My dear friend Andrew Thornton lost his good friend Amelia Geocos several years ago in a tragic accident. He's auctioning off a stunning piece of jewelry for her memorial scholarship fund. Please go bid!

And now...without further ado, please open wide for this week's hearty serving of TastyLinks from The Crafty Bloggers. We've got glue guns and we're not afraid to use them!

The Crochet Dude
Drew is giving away two copies of the new book "Crochet Prayer Shawls" that features ones of his designs! Just leave a comment on his blog to enter!

The Artful Crafter
Yikes! Eileen learns she can’t doodle.

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
Read a book recommendation (and not just because I am included!) Craft Corps by Vickie Howell.

Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi shares the results of her needle felting experiment.

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
Turn your 'worst' traits into positives, Madge shares how in this post about The Tao of Success.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy has her fourth earrings kit and tutorial up, and it has a lovely vintage feel to it.

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
Over at Craftside there are a bunch of hats from the new book 1,000 Fabulous Knit Hats with a tutorial on how to make recycled sweater giant curly pom poms, a tutorial on how to make a calligraphy award certificate, and a charming twig doll.

Cathie Filian
Cathie shares a template and design ideas for creating snapuit themed baby shower invitations.

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi uses a stencil to silk screen this faux necklace t-shirt.

Aileen's Musings
Aileen is excited to announce 4 new videos uploaded. Stop by and check them out, and share them with your friends!

About Family Crafts
Have even more fun doing painting projects with kids by whipping up one or more batches of paint using free recipes.


Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cooking category today [10 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Jocelyn Sass said...

Have a wonderful, productive trip, Madge! I hope everything goes well for you with your medical testing!

Isabella said...

what a lovely rendition of 2Cor13 just loved it.
only just found your blog while blog hopping

Andrew Thornton said...

Thank you so much for mentioning the auction on my blog. I miss Amelia and this is a way that I can pay tribute to her memory.

Hope they figure everything out and you're asthma disappears!