{ three on thursday } paper and thread

“The truth is that our finest moments are likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy or unfulfilled.

For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.”

{ m scott peck }

May 9, 2013 - 11:45 am

rachel - Whew, deep. And just what i needed today. I left my ‘cush’ job last month for a new one which is demanding and uncomfortable… and is really testing my physical and emotional stamina. And yet I feel compelled to stay… and have never slept better at night. Through it all, I’ve found an inner strength I never knew I had, and each day I feel deeply satisfied knowing I endured.

May 14, 2013 - 11:33 pm

Amy in Texas - Love the stitches on the middle piece.

{ wednesday workshop } butterfly garland

A simple and summery project today.  A paper garland made from some scraps of paper and a butterfly paper punch.

Here are the easy steps…

Punch as many shapes as you’d like for your garland (I used this punch).

Then cut around the silhouette pieces as shown…

Then stitch the pieces along the tops, leaving some space between each piece…

Stitch along until it’s the length you’d like.  Make sure you let it trail as you stitch so the garland won’t get tangled as you stitch…

Loop the ends and hang it up!  I tried mine in the kitchen window, then decided it was more fun hanging from a light fixture…

What to do with the actual butterfly shapes you punched?  Make another garland like this one…

“I only ask to be free.  The butterflies are free.”

{ charles dickens }

May 8, 2013 - 12:02 pm

lauradodson - Oh. Love this! Gonna put it in my ‘summer school’ folder.

May 8, 2013 - 12:25 pm

Bobbie Lynn Duran - Wonderful way to use up scraps or use your favorite papers. Thanks!

May 8, 2013 - 2:35 pm

Sheila R - What great projects to use up a stash of papers. Gorgeous.

May 9, 2013 - 4:39 am

pattisj - Love those butterflies!

May 9, 2013 - 11:34 am

rachel - Lovely, thanks for sharing.

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome to my new home on the web!

I’ve given much thought to what might be the best approach to my new site, both for you and for my own life and routine.  And something to help me be a little more faithful in keeping a schedule and sharing with you what’s going on in my world.  There will always be creative projects and ideas shared here, but I also receive a lot of feedback from you asking for more of what I’ve offered in the past beyond the art and craft…specifically words of inspiration and encouragement, and more glimpses into life here on our little hobby farm.

So, here’s the general plan.  Keeping in mind that I cannot post every day, I thought it might be helpful to you if I categorized topics so you can choose the categories that interest you.  Breaking those down by days of the week seemed to make the most sense…


Monday Moodboard:  Mondays will be the day where you can find one of the moodboards that I love to create, usually centered around a specific theme.  A visual inspiration.

Together on Tuesday:  On Tuesdays, you are invited to gather at my table, so to speak, and we will share some table talk.  Which means talk will center around anything at all–from my studio to my home and farm to the world…anything.

Wednesday Workshop:  On Wednesdays the focus will always be on something creative.  Whether it’s a stepped-out tutorial on an art project or photos of something I’m working on.

Three on Thursday:  Three photos with a common theme or material.  Mostly art & craft with a little home and farm now and then.

For You on Friday:  If I’m going to offer a free downloadable pattern, host a giveaway, or share a recipe…it will be on a Friday.  Something for you, from me.

Saturday Scrapbook:  A page layout for my scrapbooking friends…all of them from many years ago.

The Soul of Sunday:  Some words of faith to encourage, comfort and meditate upon


Let me know what you think.  Hope you visit again.





May 6, 2013 - 11:18 pm

Suzanne Duda - Your new website is lovely Rebecca, and I look forward to all that you will share. You are always an inspiration to me! xo

May 6, 2013 - 11:27 pm

Amy in Texas - I think you plan is wonderful. Thanks for inviting us in.

May 6, 2013 - 11:34 pm

paige - perfectly lovely. welcome to your new spot

May 6, 2013 - 11:48 pm

donnalee - congrats on the new website….looking forward to it all! blest be ;D

May 7, 2013 - 12:09 am

lauradodson - Very nice idea.

May 7, 2013 - 1:13 am

shelley in sc - Congratulations on your new spot!! Looks like I’ll be exploring. Love your “days of the week” plan. Looking forward to visiting here!!

May 7, 2013 - 1:29 am

Kelly - Sounds absolutely lovely, Rebecca! All the best to you in this new endeavor. 🙂

May 7, 2013 - 1:51 am

Dagmar Leuenberger-Swift - So glad to see your new website, have it book marked all ready..it will be wonderful to follow you more closely.
One thing I would love to hear about is your trips to Haiti and how your ladies are doing and what if anything we can do to help.
much love and joy

May 7, 2013 - 2:08 am

Adrienne Keith - Your schedule sounds wonderful. Looking forward to joining you! (I’ve been enjoying your photos on Instagram. I’m Fairyarium on Insta…).

May 7, 2013 - 2:32 am

Sherry Jane - How great that we’ll be hearing more from you! I’m excited! Your work is always wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

May 7, 2013 - 2:34 am

dede warren - I LOVe this Rebecca, and think you have lots you’re planning to share/do; all of which sound great to me! I’ll be following along, so thanks for sharing.

May 7, 2013 - 3:46 am

Sheila R - Love your new spot! Can’t wait!!!

May 7, 2013 - 4:07 am

Colette - It all sounds lovely, and I look forward to it.
Colette xo

May 7, 2013 - 4:59 am

Mia - Sounds wonderful! So nice to have met up with you again!

May 7, 2013 - 5:09 am

Karen Baruth - I love your plan! Anything that helps you and enables us to have a peek into your creativity is fine by me. You know you’re my fav. 🙂

May 7, 2013 - 6:46 am

myriamMG - love this new blog ! Sure, I will gon on following you and your amazing works !
have a nice day

May 7, 2013 - 6:52 am

Lynn Holland - Hello Rebecca I’m looking forward to following your new blog. Hope you are not over stretching yourself with all those blog day ideas. I would be happy with whatever is happening for you rather than you deliberately having to work at it.
Good luck.
Lynn x

May 7, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Bobbie Lynn Duran - I will be following your new blog. : )

Bobbie Lynn

May 7, 2013 - 1:04 pm

Sue - I am looking forward to your posts…you are always an inspiration.

May 7, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Leah C - Sounds absolutely wonderful!! Your new website is lovely:)

May 7, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Dawn - Love your new place, Rebecca!
I will look forward to your posts…whenever you have time to share with us.
It is always a pleasure to peek in to see what you are creating.

Dawn xo

May 7, 2013 - 6:07 pm

lori jolley - I am so excited. I have missed your little thoughts and pieces of what you are working on so, so much! Bless you!

May 7, 2013 - 8:07 pm

Mel H - So excited for your new blog..I’m always excited to see your postings, whether they’re projects, patterns or photos!

May 7, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Lorrie - I think it all sounds wonderful. I love reading your posts and seeing your creative works.

May 8, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Jayne - You new site is lovely!

May 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Yvonne Welty - Love the new web site. Will look forward to more posts. I always enjoy them so much!

May 9, 2013 - 11:33 am

rachel - I am EXCITED about this news! Your new site is fabulous 🙂

May 12, 2013 - 1:25 am

Beth Fye - Love the new web home, new style, and new format. All neat and organized.

Wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day!

May 14, 2013 - 5:05 am

Janell - Your new website is so great! Love all of the categories.

I secretly hope that someday you’ll design some new scrapbook lines (maybe even incorporating some lovely quotes and inspirational pieces!), and some new layouts!

You’re an amazing talent and lovely person inside and out!

May 11, 2014 - 1:04 pm

Wendy Doyle - Hi Rebecca,
I love your work, you are an inspiration. I especially like the way you incorporate positivity into your work with sayings and your photographs are exceptionally clear and beautiful. I look forward to reading more of your posts.
x Wendy

May 11, 2014 - 1:10 pm

Wendy Doyle - Hi Rebecca,

My blog website is the one listed here not the one I mistakenly added to the previous post.

x Wendy