Regular visitors will notice that I’ve changed the header on this blog. I never intended to become a Catholic blogger because I don’t feel qualified. However, the fact remains that I’m a blogger who has become Catholic. It is such a major factor in my life that I haven’t been able to restrict myself to blogging about the original topics of this blog, i.e. my art and craft. Truth be told, I was never very good at staying on topic but recently it has become more noticeable. Anyway, rather than abandoning my old content to start a whole new blog, I’ve tried to address the issue by stating the expanded scope of the blog in the subtitle. Some people might find “Catholic Content” a bit misleading. All I mean is that there is content written from a Catholic perspective, regardless of the topic, simply because the author is Catholic.
Btw, the header image is a little sombre so I may change it again when I get the chance.
I’d like to introduce you to my friend Sally. She’s not around the Internet much at the moment but I hope she’ll be back soon. She had surgery for cancer in 2011 followed by chemotherapy. During all that, she still managed to create a fantastic sculpture of the poet Raftery; see her website for more details. I admire her tenacity and determination. Unfortunately, she doesn’t really have the energy for such big projects nowadays.
Last year I helped her with the quilt you can see in the photo. She donated it to a group of crafty people in Mulranny, Ireland, called the “Gift of Hands“. Sally and I do a lot of crafting together and sometimes my daughter joins in too. We have so much fun. In my next post I will show you some of the things we made for Christmas 2012.
In order to help her through the dark winter months last year, I helped Sally start a blog. (That’s what got me into blogging. It’s all Sally’s fault. ;))