Monday, November 7, 2011

And why does Pam Bono have a BLOG you say - right? Well, I have been working pretty hard as we are getting ready for another Newsletter with some great new designs and a pre Holiday special type of thing with quick and easy things to make for gifts. That is coming in about a week. We have also been trying to film new videos, but our camera decided to be temperamental, so we had to get that straightened out. It seems that there are not enough hours in the day for me, but I am happy. I have my work, and I have the great love of this place called Colorado that just would not stop being a part of me, no matter how hard I tried.

The new design is Robert's "Intersection" which was a twin sized quilt and we have developed it into a king. Its really BEGINNER, and I like it. Hope everyone else does too. I never know, but it's easy and the pattern will have both sizes. Writing directions, Susan and I doing graphics, and tomorrow we film all day again because the first ones did not turn problems that now seem to be solved.

I feel very blessed. I woke up this morning, looked out my bedroom window and saw the beautiful Buck above about 20 feet away from me in the snow. If you have trouble seeing him, he's in the center of the photo with his neck stretched upwards. He was about a 3 point Mule Deer buck, and then there was another right after him. We ran for the camera and were able to get this one shot. I am grateful. What a great way to start my hectic day.

Our first snow was very pretty. About 3" - 4" but a good start. The photo with the sun trying to peek through was taken from our front window. The mountains are obscured by clouds, but look at the beauty in the trees and the sky.

And last but not least is "The Incredible Hulk" himself in what he considers to be HIS YARD! I now remember how much he loved the snow. He was running and jumping and burying his little head in it. He is having a great time. Our adobe home has an adobe wall with mexican tiles in the wall and it surrounds the back yard. Behind the yard is all National Forest land for miles and miles. I am thankful to be here and a part of all of this beauty every day.

I am grateful for my team and their creativity and their caring. I am in love with this house and it's artistic character that brings out the very best in me. I read something the other day that really caught my eye and because of the experiences I am having every single day, I want to share this with all of you:

"A life that manages to link up the beauty inside with the beauty out there, that manages to somehow serve the beauty that is loved, is a life that has found meaning." From Heron Dance Art Studio.

What is the beauty you love? Share it with me.


  1. I feel the same way about Michigan. I love the outdoors. I love the look and beauty of snow but hate to have to drive/travel in it. I love your quilts and I have done some simple ones in the past. I cant settle down to do intricate ones. I have too many other interests but I sure do admire them.

  2. Everyone has their own thing that touches their souls, and each one of us are individuals with different pieces of that beauty around us.
    Thanks for the nice comment Janice! Greatly appreciated.

  3. Home is where the heart is.. Welcome Home Sweet Lady! My male puggle misses the snow, the girl loves the heat..Can't win.
    Just thinking about you and wanted to drop in and say hello!

  4. So glad you are settling back into home. There is nothing better, and no place like home.
    After spending most of the year laid up with 2 protruding discs in my lower back, I am on the recovery road following surgery earlier this month. Couldn't have come at a better time as I can now look at trying out a couple of the gorgeous patterns in the Big Book.... If anyone is contemplating purchasing it now you have more stock, I highly recommend it. It has something for everyone. I can also get my 'teeth' into the easy angler too which I am really looking forward to.
    Really love your patterns Pam, they are just great.