Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hello Sweet Friends, 

Thank you so much for all of your kind comments regarding the Waldo Canyon Fire here in Colorado.   I am happy to report that as of this evening, 17 days after it began, the fire is 100% contained.  Almost 350 homes were lost, but almost 2700 were saved in one neighborhood alone.  The firefighters from not only our local area, but from all over the western states, battled in unimaginable conditions but they fought hard and did such a fabulous job to keep this fire from spreading.  It is truly a miracle and watching the community come together in support of the families who were affected and the firefighters that worked so hard was so heartwarming.  It still hurts to see photos like this where entire streets were almost completely destroyed, but our town is strong and we will recover.

One week after the firestorm came over the mountains and into Colorado Springs, the rains began.  We had the most beautiful double full rainbow.  How could you not feel hopeful after seeing something like this.

I've been wanting to do some all white crosses for a while now.  My own personal take on the Jeanne d'Arc style, if you will.  After the fire seemed to be getting under control, I just felt like the time had come.  I did a couple all whites (with a little gold) and a very soft shabby chic cross.  I think they turned out lovely and I hope you think so too.  They are headed to the gallery where I have my mosaic work displayed for sale later this week.

On another happy note, I am pleased as punch to let you know that one of my photos was selected for the Miscellany section of the summer edition of Somerset Life.  This is one of the prettiest issues yet and it has features from some of our favorite bloggers, Michelle of Petite Michelle Louise and Susan of Evelyn and Rose.  What a dream come true for me.

Well dear bloggie friends, I see by the old clock on the wall that it is time for this little blogger to go to bed.  I'll be sharing this over at Kathleen's Faded Charm for White Wednesday.  Come by and check out all the dreamy posts for yourself.

Until next time,

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  1. I'm so happy that everything is good with you. So beautiful things you are doing and nice to be in the paper. Have a great day.


  2. Wow, that picture of the aftermath of the fire is just gut wrenching. I am so glad it is contained. We had wildfires all around us here in central Florida during the drought of 1997-1998. I was in the hospital and just had our fourth daughter, and they released me early so they could bring in people from hospitals that were being threatened. I have been praying that they would get them under control.

    And Judy, these crosses are simply stunningly lovely! I love them. You did such a beautiful job on them. A delight to look at!

    I have this issue of Somerset, and your shoes look fabulous. I will be working on submitting some pretties, too. What a thrill it must be to see your creations in print!

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Hi Judy, I'm so glad that they have contained the wildfires, that is so terrible what has happened. On a brighter note I love your crosses, their absolutely beautiful... and a big CONGRATS on being featured in the magazine!!!
    Hugs~~~ Daphne

  4. Judy,
    So glad to see you post.I have been thinking of you and everyone affected by the fire.Glad you are all safe.But my heart and prayers continue to all those that lost there homes in this horrific fire.
    Congratulations on being featured in that awesome magazine.I need to get a copy!Beautiful cross mosaics.

  5. Judy, the crosses are so beautiful, I can imagine that going thru what your city just has, many are feeling so grateful. So glad that you were safe, and happy you're back!! Yay on the photo in Somerset Life!!!

  6. Judy- Those crosses are just gorgeous! They are wonderful! Congrats on the photo in Somerset, too! xo Diana

  7. Thank God! Judy

    This is great news, the fire is completely contained now. Keeping you all in my prayers during this recovery and healing process.

    Your crosses are magnificent! I love them.

    Congratulations! on the photo for Somerset Life. You must be thrilled! Felicitations!

    Thank you! for sharing. Take care and have a great day!

    Blessings & Hugs,

  8. Judy, it is very sobering to see those photos - so glad many, many more homes were saved than lost - I am sure it hurt, but rebuilding folks can support one another - what a wonderful post - beautiful rainbow and your crosses are exquisite - beautifully done.
    I am glad for your photo to be included in Somerset - beautiful shoes.

  9. Judy, so glad everything is settling down in your town. And that rainbow...what a sign of hope from the Lord! Also, congrats on your pics in Somerset Life...Sweet Susan from Evelyn and Rose gifted me with a copy. I just love it.
    Blessings & hugs,

  10. I love your crosses. They sure are beautiful. And how wonderful you made Somerset. You deserve it..Hugs...

  11. your mosaic crosses are BEYOND gorgeous! truly. they took my breath away Judy! lovely!! happy to hear that you are all well and safe in CO. so worried about you all. (LOVED your photo the summer issue....stunning!)

  12. Judy, after watching my beloved Texas burn last year, I feel as though I know what you mean. People, when challenged, amaze me at their resilence.
    Your crosses are perfect to represent what keeps us strong...even in the face of fire.
    Lovely and huge congrats on the magazine.

  13. Judy,

    The beautiful rainbow and crosses made my morning. Thank God the rains came! Your crosses are gorgeous, absolutely breathtakin.


  14. Hi Judy...still keeping your neck of the woods in my thoughts as recovery will take a while.
    So happy for you...can't wait to get my copy!
    Loving your crosses...just beautiful!
    Happy Weekend!

  15. The important thing is that people are safe. We can rebuild homes. We can't get back life's.



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