Monday, March 26, 2012

Hello everyone, as you can see I am making great progress on The Fisherman.  This is a beautiful piece and I like the way the colors are blending in.  I had to convert SB (Susan Bates) threads over to match DMC threads.  This gentleman reminds me of the Gorton's fisherman.  Plus, I love the smell of pipes' tobacco.  At RJ Reynolds in Smithfield, there is a section that sells cigarettes and pipes and whenever I visit that store I always go to that section just to smell the tobacco that goes inside the pipes.  My opinion, there is totally a different smell when smoking a pipe compared to smoking a cigarette. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Trayvon Martin

I am asking everyone that reads my blog to post the link and a picture of Trayvon Martin on your homepages, blogs, websites, just post it.
Everytime I see this beautiful picture, it rips out my heart.  The reason is because this young man should be alive today, smiling today and with his family today.  Instead he is dead, due to the foolishness of the killer, George Zimmerman, a 28 year old man.  From what I have seen on the news, this young boy was minding his own business, went to the store to get a snack and was confronted "not confronted", but PURSUED by his killer, because the killer felt this young man should not have been in his community.  What the hell?  Who has given George Zimmerman the right to say who can and should walk in his community?  It just sickens me that a grown tail man (because I do not want to cuss) pursued and killed this young boy that wasn't doing nothing but minding his own business, talking on his cell phone to his girlfriend and returning home to family.  The way I see this is that George Zimmerman provoked this young man (just like if it was you or me, we would have been provoked by an overgrown big tail man), yeah maybe a fight did ensure or words were exchanged..... but whose fault is that?  I guarantee you it wasn't the fault of Trayvon Martin, because he was 1) talking on the cell phone and even mentioned to the person on the cell phone that he was being followed by some guy.  My Lord, and you people tell me "where is the justice when someone can shoot another person, not get arrested, and go home like nothing has happened?"  Where is that justice people?  I do not care if Florida has that Stand Your Ground law.  George Zimmerman took this law out of context.  Now it is time to show George Zimmerman that justice will be served.  Not only show George Zimmerman, but it is time to revamp the police chief and get a new police chief that will follow through, not turn the other cheek.  Suppose it was their child?  Trust me, they would not be taking this laying down. 

The link under Trayvon Martin's picture is where you can go and sign the petition to bring justice for Trayvon.  I signed it yesterday and it was under 900,000 signatures now it is getting close to the 1,000,000 mark.  If you feel that you do not want to sign this petition or that you will turn the other cheek, guess what...., I hope this never happens to your child or grandchildren.  Think about it!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The cross stitch you are viewing was stitched and framed by me.  This piece is called Susie.  Isn't she just gorgeous?  I love her eyes, such a cute face and the dress is just too cute.  Reminds me of a dress I used to wear as a little girl. 

This piece was the very first cross stitch I entered in the NC State Fair in 2008. 

Friday, March 2, 2012

TGIF everyone!  I have framed The Soldiers.  If you reside in the Wake/Durham/Franklin/Clayton, and surrounding areas, please come to the East Regional Library in Knightdale, North Carolina.  Sharon and I will be displaying our cross stitches inside of the library's display window from March 4 - 31.  The two soldiers will be featured in the attractions.  Aren't they gorgeous?  Yes, I do praise my needlework, because this is a talent that was taught to me from my mom, and with all talents I was told they come from the one on the throne, his majesty The Lord.