Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Winter Wishes Theatre

Have you always hoped that someday you would be able to take a class from Colleen Moody, too?  I found one that I loved, and I couldn't find a single reason not to go . . .
I can't believe it!  I finally did it!  Above is the beautiful project, originally designed by Colleen Moody and Iva Wilcox {this day Iva couldn't make it to teach}.  Such a shame, but Colleen, I think can do anything she turns her hand to . . . it was a wonderful, if intense day long class . . .
This is not my doll, but the model that I'm working from . . . don't you just love it?  Colleen is such a uniquely talented doll atelier . . .
and if I wasn't aware before, after I had the opportunity to observe her talented and capable hands form a lump of clay into a beautiful doll face, I certainly am aware now!

Colleen's sweet little snow lady . . .

And mine!  Only partially finished . . . but maybe tonight her skirt will happen . . . 


My lighted theatre was a only slightly more complete than this, the last photo I took of it before leaving it in Dede's tender care.  :)  I flew . . .  didn't even try to get that on the plane, Dede Warren is shipping it to me.  Bless her sweet heart!  Thank you, Dede! 
The completed theatre made by Colleen Moody and Iva Wilcox . . .
Mine only dreams of being so lovely someday!
Hopefully before Christmas!

I had a sweet little visitor the day that my package arrived . . . Thank you, Dede. 
Now I really can't wait to finish it.   

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

A New Heart for Tammy

When I think of all the times in my life that I have uttered the words, "Bless your heart" . . . 

This is a wonderful photograph of my beautiful friend, Tammy Lumpkins.  Tammy made history today.  She is the first person on the West Coast to leave the hospital with an artificial heart. {And one of only 22 people in the country.}

Tammy and Dale

  I have been posting prayer requests {on Facebook} for Tammy and her family, especially for Tammy, for months now . . . isn't it beautiful to see the fulfillment!? 
Thank you, Keck Hospital USC, and Dr. Michael Bowdish, {a cardiothoracic surgeon at Keck Hospital} for caring enough to do something about it.
I couldn't tell her story better than Anna Gorman, Los Angeles Times has:  An artificial heart offers a real chance - latimes.com

Photos Borrowed from LA Times Article above ~
(Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times / November 8, 2011)
Please continue to remember Tammy in your prayers.
~Much love!~

Another terrific article from the Hospital's website: 
Home is Where the Heart is.

This article from the local CBS news includes video . . .
Tammy leaving the hospital