Wednesday, April 22, 2015

With My Lifelong Love of Nature - Every Day Is Earth Day

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately

My "Avatar" or Identifying Icon - A Crochet Tapestry of Nature on Earth!

So-o-o .............. It's Earth Day!!

Well, I'll tell you - it sure is glad to see that there is Worldwide acknowledgement of the need for support of an "environmental movement" on our planet!

But for me - well!  It is ALWAYS ON MY MIND!!

Yes - we need to take care of our environment - to learn to take it into consideration in all our daily activities - at Home, at Work, at Play.

I LOVE the Nature on this planet - from Pets and Plants at Home - to Trees everywhere - to Mountains, Valleys, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Fields ..... !

One of the reasons I chose the place I live right now is that I can walk outside and Be In Nature - all I have to do is walk out, walk off the porch and starting walking around under Trees and by Bushes, watch the Birds (lots of Ravens live here) - not as great as being in Wilderness - but good enough for "instant Nature"!

I try to live "Green" - Green Commute, Green Economy, Conservation of Water, Energy - Recycling, Re-using - it is a way of LIFE for me!

And I show it in my Arts and Crafts - Photography, Crochet Tapestry, Filet Crochet, Knitting Intarsia -- and here are a few examples of how I Celebrate Nature on Earth!!!

From Giant Sequoias in the Sierra Nevada .......

....To the Bird Feeder with Birds in a Tree outside an apartment I lived in .....

...... to a Scene on a back road in the Santa Monica Mountains ......

.... to fields I walked through in the Antelope Valley!!

..... to making a "Tree Tapestry" Pillow - every stitch my own .....

.... to crocheting in Fine Threads the type of Mountain Cabin scene I love ......

.... to figuring out how to crochet a Bouquet in a Vase, so it looked like the Cabbage Roses I saw on a Walk!!

To a little thing like this Key Chain with Irish Crochet Roses and Leaves!

Well, I have the Nature on Earth Every Day in my life, because I want to - and I share it with others!  Do You???

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Purple and Black Beaded Crocheted Flower in "Passionate For Purple" by On Fire For Handmade

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately
Purple Threads - with Black - and Purple Seed Beads - make this Handmade Multi-Layer Crocheted "Rose" or "Flower"!

On Fire For Handmade decided to do a "Passionate For Purple" Great Finds!!

Well, that is why I crocheted this Purple and Black "Flower" in the photo above - because someone passionate for Purple wanted to see one of these crocheted Flowers in Purple and Black!!

And I guess because of it's "Purple-ness" is why it got put in that Great Finds by On Fire For Handmade!

This Great Finds is running through Sunday night, April 26th - you can VOTE EACH DAY for a favorite.

Are you "Passionate For Purple" - in Decor? - in Jewelry? - in Clothing? - in Accessories?

Then Have a look at the HANDMADE Goodies in this Great Finds !

And if you like my Purple (and Black) Crocheted Flower with Beads - well,  VOTE for it!!  (You can Vote each day!)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Showing Feelings For Mother - Mother's Day - We All Have Different Ways

Ruth Sandra Sperling
RSS Designs In Fiber - Get My Handmade in my Bonanza Booth or my Etsy Shop -- or Privately

 I believe that all of us have different ways of showing our feelings - positive or negative - even though life has its rocky periods, I was fortunate in my life in having wonderful experiences and times with the Mothers in my life.   This is a studio photograph taken when I was 18 months old with my Mother Judy who I have dear, dear memories of - and who I have mentioned periodically, because in my early years, she had quite an effect on me - she was an Artist who studied Fine Art (I have her books and notes she left from her studies) - and I use to like to draw and she helped me at home with my drawing as a little girl - and Colors, as I loved even then working with Colors!!

Here is a Photo (on the right) taken by my Father with Me, My Second Mother, Margret - and Her Mother, Bertha - when we were out driving somewhere (before my 2 brothers were born).

When we celebrated Mother's Day - I, who loved doing Handmade - either made Gifts and Cards (my family saved them LOL) - or found Gifts personally chosen for them and also either made a Card - or, my gosh - especially after I was working, bought one.

But each Mother's Day - thought and care went into whatever we did - and the gifts and cards - for each individual person.

So-o-o, of course, I imagine that everyone else puts thought and care into whatever they do - or buy - for Mother's Day.  For most people, Mothers are special in our imperfect world - at least I hope so!

I have joined up with a group of "Indie Sellers" for this Blog Hop - Gifts For Mothers 2015 - most of who make the items they sell themselves (Handmade) - or have found some special Vintage or Antique items to sell.  What we do is Cross Promote - in other words, we all promote each other - and I feel fortunate that these are Sellers I can trust for quality - and some rather distinctive items!!  Just ideas - but maybe someone in some Mothers' lives will find something especially right for one of the Mothers in their life!

-- Or maybe they will inspire someone to make something themself??????

I'm doing a Pinterest Board to show them off, as well as having it currently on my blog - and here is a taste of what is in this Pinterest Board:

Follow Ruth Sandra Sperling's board For Mothers!! - 2015 on Pinterest.

I hope you all find wonderful ways to share with the Mothers in your life!!