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Saturday, December 4, 2010
Another Christmas thought
Every Year the Service Organization of the Sierras, S.O.S. for short, puts on their Christmas Boutique, luncheon and raffle. The Room is filled with chatting ladies, and I can not leave out the brave men, lots of donated raffle gifts and Christmas Cheer. I love having these Yule logs on my table, these ladies make much better bows than I could. S.O.S, makes items all year long in preparation for this event.
Monies are used for Scholarships, Teacher Mini Grants, Heartland, Malco Adult Literacy, the local Library, Hospice, and many other groups that need assistance with funds. Near St. Patrick's Day, the group has another fund Raiser, with a Bingo Bash..
Living in a small rural area, you really notice that it is the community and people that have to take care of each other. Coming from a larger city area, I sure feel like people make a real difference. Caring does not get lost with the glitter of the season.
I am a mixed media fiber/quilt artist who loves to work with gourds,and jewelry. I am easily distracted with the next project, and have many going at one time. I have been teaching Fabric Dyeing and Beginning gourd art for many years. I am blessed with my own home studio. We live in the rolling hills near Yosemite National Park, in central Calif. U.S.A. This is a place of Inspiration, Blue Skies and Great Friends. I volunteer with several organizations,and have memberships in P.E.O., Coarsegold Historical So., Sierra Art Trails, Madera Circle Gallery, Yosemite Western Artist, Timberline Gallery and Sierra Mountain Quilters. I teach at my home studio and at local quilt gatherings.
My web site is: www.vivianhelena.com,