Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Just take a look at these note cards and you will see why I am smiling.
These note cards are made by Gene Black If you click on his name it will take you to his blog and tell you a little bit about him.

I have known Gene for about 3 years now. I have even met him in person. He is family, he would fit right in right down to the southern accent. No...I don't have an accent but most of my family do.
He is crazy, down to earth, and just great to talk to. One time I was talking to my husband about Gene....all of a sudden he looks up and says in a strong voice "Who is this Gene you speak of?"  I had to laugh and then explain.  I think my husband just assumes he is family now.

Don't you just love his note cards? He sells them on etsy.

I can't get enough of them. I plan to frame them. I do have one piece of his framed but it is packed away or I would show you.

Just simply spectacular...so much so that his tulips (the first picture) has it's own fabric line.  How cool is that?  Yep...I would say he is a true artist.
If you have a minutes, go by and check out his blog or his store. 

 Now there is another reason I am smiling....(my sons will kill me if they knew I was posting this). I have two sons that will hug me in front of the others but I have two (which are here now) that will come to me when I am in a room all alone and just squeeze the life out of me. I got one such hug last night and well....it just warms my heart.


  1. What talent! I so wish I could paint! Maybe some day. I'm always in awe of those who can and who have put in the time to become good at what they do!

  2. Gene is definitely a talented artist as well as quilter , the note cards are lovely!!Take all the hugs you can get from your sons , that is special:-)

  3. My sons are all huggers. It is sweet. My daughter is the one that is not much of a hugger.

  4. i received one of Gene's cards recently, when he sent me get well wishes. he is a fabulous artist.

  5. You are so right....Gene is a great person, friend and artist. Love those cards and your "hug" story is truly wonderful.

  6. I am just sitting here grinning.

  7. Everyone loves Gene! I hope to meet him in person one of these days when I go home to a quilting retreat.

  8. Beautiful cards and definitely should be framed. Hugs from sons are just wonderful, I have one who I don't see enough of but when I do he is great with the hugs.

  9. Gene is so very talented. Beautiful cards.Lucky you.

    And, I think it is so sweet that you shared how some of your sons will share a hug vs the others. Hugs are good. Hugs are very good.


  10. Now Barb ... how did you luck out in meeting Gene in person?! And you're right, his cards and his work are both wonderful! :)

  11. The cards are gorgeous. Gene does an amazing job.

    Enjoy those hugs, Barb. Merry Christmas to you and the "guys".

  12. Those are just beautiful!! He really is very talented.
    My one son is very affectionate too. He even hugs his father and grandfather in public and doesn't care who sees. It's a wonderful thing to see.
    Merry Christmas and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!!


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