Friday, April 17, 2009

Clay Cloth and Clover and Mother's Nature Beauty

This posting is dedicated to "A Special Friend," Sherry!!

Many years ago, Sherry became my "Friend"!! . I consider Sherry one of my "Real" friends. Friend I've gone through things with. Friends who've been there in the good times and the bad times. For them, I'd do anything, at any time. Sherry Friendship is rooted fast, it is a plant no storm can blast.

For many years, Sherry has been an "Art Teacher". She has taught many students the art of pottery and countless other forms of art. Sherry lives in the Panhandle of Texas, many miles from me. I truly admire Sherry's artistic talents. Actually Sherry and I have never met but the barrier of miles have not stopped us for becoming the best of friends.

Many years ago we wrote "Old Fashion" letters to each other and now it is the internet and lovely phone calls. Several years ago Sherry sent me some of her lovely buttons she created, and painted by hand. I am now very pleased to say Sherry has created her own blog called. "Clay, Cloth and Clover" and has also open her own Etsy shop. I hope you all will have a look at her lovely handmade painted buttons.


My Favorite weather is "bird-chirping weather"!!! Oh, how I love Spring In Michigan. Life is not about accumulating things; its about accumulating experiences. Next to sharing our-selves through love and work, appreciating the achievements of others, experimenting with our creativity, and most of all connecting with nature are some of the most satisfying ways of making the most of our time here.

My sweetie and I will be heading south for a wee vacation soon. I look forward to enjoying "Mother's Nature Beauty" along the way and spending some quality time with dear friends. I will chat again soon.


Hugs,

15 comments:

Heather said...

these are so so sweet!
true friendship is a thing to treasure. How nice to have friendships that span years and years!~

Miss 376 said...

What delightful buttons. Enjoy your break

Michele said...

Oh those buttons are adorable... I'm off to check those out and have a wonderful trip! Be safe.
Hugs♥

Heather said...

I wish your friend much success in her new venture... her buttons are so cute! Have a lovely holiday.... all your blogging friends will miss you while you are gone. See you soon!

TattingChic said...

Your friend is very talented! What a darling set of buttons!

The bird photo is so sweet!

SHERRY ZEHNER said...

Hi Judy! What a nice surprise you had for me! I am blessed to have you as a friend. Many thanks for your tutorials for setting up my blog (even though you are a very early bird!) I was delighted to see my buttons on your blog! Love ya, Sherry

Liz Schaffner said...

Judy, enjoy your wee vacation, while some of us have to stay home and do fun stuff like laundry, cooking and cleaning ..LOL
Do you think I wish to come with you ?? You bet ! LOL
Have fun !
Hugs, Liz

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Heather, Thanks sooo much for visiting and leaving your lovely message. You are sooo correct. True Friendships are a gift to treasure forever. Hugs Judy

Hello Jane, Sherry buttons are very special indeed. Hugs Judy

Hello Michele, Thanks sooo much for visiting my blog. Greatly appreciated. Thanks for the good wishes for our trip. It was a joy visiting your blog. Hugs Judy

Hello Heather, I will most definitely miss all my blogging friends. Please take care while I am gone.

Hello Tatting Chic, Yes, Sherry is a very talented artist and her buttons are very pretty. Hugs Judy

Hello Sherry, I is always a pleasure to surprise a friend. Your buttons are wonderful and I reckon they needed to be promoted a wee bit. VBG Yes, I forget about the time changes when I called to give you the wee tutorial, glad I could help.

Hello Liz, I would love to tuck you in the back seat and have you come along. I am sure we would have heaps of fun shopping. I will do some extra shopping in your name. LOL Hugs Judy

Dragonfly said...

Thanks Judy, for your kind words. I so love, love, love your work! I am quite envious, in the good way though. I just watched an episode on the History channel about the seven deadly sins, and surely don't want to indulge in the bad envy. (chuckles) I suppose I need to just learn to enjoy what others do (so well) instead of always trying to do it too, then feeling like a failure when it is not as good. Blessings to you.
Beauty Is Yours, Tammy

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Dragonfly,Thank you also for your very kind words about my creativity endevours. Your work is also very lovely as is your blog. I also struggle with inspiration overload and try to to to much and then feel fustration at my lack of abilities. I am glad I am not alone. LOL Hugs Judy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Judy,
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit ad saying such sweet things about my mosaics! It is a pleasure to meet you.

What a lovely friendship you have with Sherry. Her buttons are adorable!

I grew up in Michigan! And you are right, it is beautiful in the spring. Have a great vacation.
Penny

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Judy, The buttons are all so cute.

And I love the picture of the cedar waxwings. I think they are such a pretty bird.

Happy Spring!

Maureen said...

Love those buttons and the birds - what are they??

Genie said...

Have a wonderful holiday Judy.
Love your friends buttons and the photo of the birds is beautiful

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Pennie, I think your blogs are wonderful as is your mosaics. Thanks for stopping by.

Hello Carol, Happy Spring to you too. I have been on vacation sooo I am a bit behind. I will catch up soon.

Hello Maureen, the bird is a cedar waxwings and they are truly beautiful.

Hello Jean, Yes, Sherry buttons are very lovely and she is a very talented pottery artist.

I am back from vacation with lots of things to talk about. Chat with you all soon. Hugs Judy

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