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  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

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  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Wednesday, 26 May 2010


Judith McCarthy

OHHHH! This is great!!!Love those colours. We are in the end of Autumn here, so the trees are covered in yellows and orange!!This beading is sensational!!

Judy Edmonds

Love it! I normally HATE orange but this is wonderful. Makes my tired heart sing :)


Another absolute BEAUTY! I think, besides the gorgeous design of your beading, my favorite thing is the lil' surprise 'pop' of the purple beads on that one edge! Anita, you are REALLLLLLLLLY good at these! LOVE THEM! The one you sent me is displayed in a shadow box because I treasure it! (Note: Did you ever receive that skein of yarn? LOL!)

Robin Atkins

Wow and bigger WOW!!!! Poppies are one of my totally favorite flowers and look at this!!!! You've captured the delicate beauty and colors of the poppy so completely. Everything about this is happy for me... I've saved the picture in my MOST FAVORITE BEADING file! You and Flora Poppaea rock!

Robin A.


I have to say I wasn't a big fan of bright orange and yellow in previous years, since letting myself play more with my crafts and art projects I've found there isn't one color I don't like any more... they all have merit, some I just like more. LOL.
That said... this piece is just wonderful. I love the way you used the colors with the purple on the side it all just pops, love the little details you used like the flowers, glass rings, and loop fringe around the face. What a fun, joyful work for the month!

Margaret Sutherland

Oh yum...i love orange and this piece just sings with that color. Lovely, lovely!


I love your beaded journal pieces they are awesome.

Pam Snow

Your bead work is stunning. I've been lax on checking your blog and I'm enjoying my visit today. Beautiful garden. I envy you. Nothing grows here in the summer. Temperature was 109 today. I'm hoping to keep a few plants watered and in the shade. Hoping they will survive.

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