Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Interesting blogs

I'd been away from blogging for so many months.  In the past few weeks that I've been back, I've also had to catch up on my blog reading, and I found some wonderful new blogs to read as well (New to me at least).  In case you aren't aware of these wonderful blogs I thought I would pass them on to you.  The first blog I found was Ray Whitledge's blog at  Ray is such a talented miniaturist, and the fact that he is so kind to share his work online is absolutely phenomenal.  I've been a fan of his work for many years, and hope some day to complete one of his workshops.

Another great blog I found was Cynthia's blog at  Cynthia creates wonderful mini foods and accents.  She also sells her items on Etsy.  Check it out!

And this past weekend I found another wonderful blog.  Simon has been building fabulous miniature houses.  His attention to detail his fantastic.  Check him out at

I've strayed from many other things I was suppose to do, such as housework, because I was reading these wonderful blogs.  I read each of them from beginning to end.

Thank you to all your kind comments after yesterday's posting.  When my dad passed away recently my doctor felt it necessary for me to be tested to ensure that the illness suffered by my dad for many years would not be my destiny as well.  I am happy to report that I sailed through the test, and everything is fine!  Thanks again for caring.

And another shout out to the new followers.  With each new follower I also find many wonderful new blogs to read as well.  Isn't this mini world a wonderful sharing place?

My husband and I are leaving in 6 weeks for a wonderful European vacation, I am hoping to scope out many fabulous miniature sites and shops before I leave.  I've already found out about 3 shops in Barcelona, Spain thanks to Eva at  We will also be travelling to Cannes and Monte Carlo in France, Livorno, Pisa, and Florence, Rome and Naples in Italy, then on to Athens, Greece, Ephesus, Turkey and Santorini.  Yes, if you haven't guessed it's a cruise, but even then I would love to squeeze in some mini shopping and viewing.  But with all the wonderful sites to be seen I am sure I will be inspired with many ideas for future mini projects.  But if you can suggest other wonderful miniature sites I can visit in these cities, please do not hesitate to drop me an email or comment.  I would love it, (my husband, maybe not so man he lets me drag him to all the miniature stores when we travel....he's even started collecting a few items himself, I guess it rubs off after a while!)

Just so  that I don't leave you with a long rambling post without any mini pictures, I had to dig through my picture file and find something to share.  These are several of the other needlepoint rugs and cushions I have completed over the past several years.  They are used in several of the miniature projects I have completed, and still

Until the next time....



Lucille said...

Dear Wanda! I'm so happy that you're okay. That you sailed through the tests. Your rugs are all exquisite as is everything you do. I love that little dressing table you're working on. I used to have one like that in real life. But I had to give it away because I had to downsize when I moved in here. I will always miss it because dressing tables are such a feminine aspect of a woman's room and I love my bedroom to look feminine. I also love how you did the chair and little stool. So cute!

Susan said...

Love your rugs, specially the first one, lovely delicate colours.

otterine said...

I missed your post, but I am glad you are well! :D These are beautiful needlework items. Lovely.

Margaret said...

I am glad to hear you got the all-clear from your test results. Your rugs are beautiful. Bon voyage and good luck finding lots of mini treasures too!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wanda
I'm so pleased you got the all clear, what a releif that must be.
Thanks so much for the very kind mention - too sweet of you.
I adore your rugs, the colours are particularly beautiful.

Fabiola said...

I'm glad you're well.
Your rugs are fabulous!
Bye Faby

Norma said...

They're all so very lovely!

Great news on the test, it must be a great relief, and what better way to celebrate than with a European vacation, how wonderful.

Eva - tatalamaru said...

Que alfombras tan maravillosas haces Wanda, son una preciosidad.
Me alegro mucho de que las pruebas saliesen bien, es un alivio para ti y los tuyos.
Gracias por la mención a los blogs, el de Cintya lo conocía pero los otros dos no y me hice ya seguidora suya, son estupendos, tienes razón.
Gracias también por mencionarme en la entrada, para mi es un placer ayudarte y deseo que tu viaje sea fabuloso y lo paseis genial, a la vuelta nos cuentas, ok?
Por cierto en Florencia hay una tienda pequeñita, muy cerca de la estatua de Miguel Angel, en una gran plaza, que tiene miniaturas, sobre todo de Routter, lo que no sé es el nombre de la calle. Quizás alguien te podría ayudar mejor que yo.
Un beso enorme

Ray W said...

Hello Wanda!
Thank you for the lovely comments about me and for mentioning my humble little blog. That was very thoughtful and much appreciated.
Great news about your test! I hope the two of you have a fantastic time on your trip , but you still have six weeks to dazzle us with more of what you do. Your rugs in this post are exquisite!
With kind regard from Ray

Phyllisa said...

Hello again Wanda. I hear that the St. John's area has been having 80F. weather.WOW!
That was very good news about the test. And a european vacation is just the way to celebrate! I have been to some of the places you mention.I would highly recommend you fit in Venice if you can. It's my favorite because it is unique.
I have no specific mini places for you to visit where you are going, but keep your eyes open at all times. You could be pleasantly surprised!I found a wonderful silver chair in Italy,a Limoges table and chairs set in France, and I have been given pottery jugs from Greece and pottery jars and a beautiful hand-tied silk rug from Turkey.Happy hunting!
Best regards, Phyllisa

Wyrna Christensen said...

I wish you a wonderful tour around the Europe. Hope you get relaxed, even from your miniature life, we ​​are here, when you come back with lots of new inspiration.
wyrna from Europe.

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