Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas and Let Us Have a Joyous New Year

This beautiful photo of an angel in the sky reminds me of why I created this blog. It's because of our beloved gypsy sister Renee.... Who was taken from us way too soon, but while she was here on this earth she gave so much to all that knew her.

Dear Renee, I miss you ever single day. I remember all your wisdom, love and laughter. I've taken it into my heart and try to live each day to it's fullest. I do that in part because of what you taught me~

This holiday season has been especially hard for me and knowing that you are all out there traveling with me helps a great deal...

Happy New Year 2011

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Autumn.... Is a Time When I Reflect

It's a time for peace, sadness, melancholy, looking back...
Staying inside being safe and warm. Hot chocolate, spiced cider...
Remembering our good friends and family...
I'm remembering Renee today.
Her beauty, softness, her laugh and even sometimes her "foul" language which I loved.... She was so giving in her own distress. I can't even know how many people she saved and helped... I know I was one of them.
She sent me a card once that said:
Dear Pattee,
I am thankful that you are here. I am thankful that we have met. You have a difference in the world and I love your dear Pattee.
Love Renee xoxo

So my Gypsy Sister's here a glass to our dear friend... that is the reason I even started this blog.
For you that have just joined the Traveling Gypsy Caravann... Here are some past photo's of our little clan and camp.... enjoy!
 A caravan for the summer..
 A nice place for a nap with a cup of tea.

 Wouldn't you love to sleep here?
 Outside we light candles.

 Or maybe here is your gypsy caravan

We love our troupe of traveling gypsies....

We are so coy....

And sweet...
And our horses are powerful...

I hope everyone has a great week-end... and do a tiny bit of traveling... it's good for the soul!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I Have Nothing at the Moment

Dear Gypsy Sisters~
A heart and a payer to you all....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sorry Gypsy Sisters... I've Been Traveling

Not like a gypsy : ( no this is by plane and automobile... not caravan's and horses. But I hope something like that will be in my future. I'll look into the crystal ball...
Do I see a caravan? A trailer? A Westfalia?
I went to NIADA this year in Chicago... The doll is the one I made with the Russian doll maker Olga Roehl... I know it's not gypsy "stuff" just thought I'd share anyway....

I'm off to San Diego on Thursday.... See you all the middle of August.... Could I please have a Westfalia to drive home!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Are You Still There Gyspy Sister's?

Look into my eyes... I dare you!

It's been a strange first 6th months of this year... but only to get better~ I'm thinking about traveling... and one thing my VWBug can pull is a teardrop trailer...
Can you imagine this all dressed up?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Does This Not Look Like a Fabulous Time?

I know this isn't about Gypsy life....
But I just have to share that this is where I'm going on my Birthday this Saturday! I'm so excited! I'ts wild, crazy fun!!! I can't wait! I need a little wild, crazy fun in my life!

Part circus, part dinner theatre, Teatro ZinZanni is a big night out unlike any other, a three and a half hour whirlwind of international cirque, comedy and cabaret artists all served up with a five-course feast designed by celebrated Northwest chef Tom Douglas.

An ensemble cast of aerialists, comics and crooners make every night at Teatro ZinZanni a unique experience.

An ever-evolving and constantly changing production, Teatro ZinZanni combines improv comedy, vaudeville revue, music, dance, cirque and sensuality into a dizzying and colorful new form that is never quite the same from evening to evening. The fast-paced action of the show unfolds above, around and even alongside the audience as they dine on a gourmet meal. Teatro ZinZanni is guaranteed to

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Can You Just Not LOVE This Woman

I wish she were my grandmother, weaving wool and stories.... Or maybe that someday I will be like her... weaving tales of long ago. Hoping my friends stop to talk around the campfire. Look into the heavens and see Renee and all the ones we loved. I definitely want her shoes..

Hope all of you gypsy sisters that I call my own are well and doing "just" what you are supposed to be doing right now!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hello Gypsy Traveller's

 I'm still so far away from this blog and my main blog....

I've had to take a break from my "art dolls" and also just the sameness of life..
This is a photo that I have by my computer screen... It's a card from Renee that I love and cherish deeply. I read it everyday many times a day~
I am thinking of all you ~

Sunday, May 30, 2010

So Sorry to be Away From The Gypsy Sisters

This has been a challenging month to say the least and I am sorry for being so remiss... as this Blog is dedicated to Renee, our sister that has flown above us... far from the earthly plane.. watching over us and her blessed family.. She is within all of us....  her heart beats in us....
Renee you are missed....

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day~

I know our beautiful Renee is here with us looking down with all her love, and  I know her family is greatly missing her today.
So lets sit by the fire and enjoy the company... of us here and those that we wish were here.
Light some candles and have healing hearts.
This is our virtual home but sometimes feels so real.
Renee was our fortune teller... I wonder what she would tell us now?
I am going to have a glass of wine while we sit around the fire with stories. Care to join me?
Your hostess and gypsy sister..

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Let's Have Some Fun

I thought maybe this week-end we should dance~ Eat some soup~drink some wine~ tell stories~laugh.
Bring our tambourines. 

Gypsy Soup

3-4 tbs. Olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cloves crushed garlic

2 cups chopped, peeled sweet potatoes or winter squash

1/2 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped, fresh or canned tomatoes

3/4 cup chopped sweet peppers

1 1/2cups cooked chickpeas

3 cups stock or water

2 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. tumeric

1 tsp. basil

1 tsp. salt

dash of cinnamon

dash of cayenne

1 bay leaf

1 tbsp. tamari

Cook the chickpeas (after checking) for a few hours before you use them in the soup.  In a soup kettle filled with water/stock, throw in onions, garlic, celery, sweet potatoes and seasonings.  Simmer, covered, fifteen minutes.  Add remaining vegetables and chickpeas, simmer another 30 minutes or so - until all the vegetables are as tender as you like them.
And of course red wine...

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Did I Tell You Gyspy Sisters?

That I have 7 baby chicks that will be traveling with me now... and maybe even some Gouldian finches and Indian Runner ducks!

Yes it's true~ and when I take off this summer I'm going to either leave them home with my husband a great care taker or take a couple with me...

Did I tell you that I'm planning a trip this summer ... across America. From small little Bellingham Washington to Crowhaven Farms in Pennsylvania...

If you'd like a visit from me I will see if it can be added to my trip! I would love to see you!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Look what I Found at Trader Joe's!

It's perfect for our Gypsy Travels!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


What a beautiful face....
We are beautiful women living a beautiful life...
Power... Strength...
A beautiful child...
Until the next time gypsy sisters...

Friday, April 9, 2010

A Beautiful Eulogy for Renee

There's a beautiful eulogy on Renee's blog. Her dear and one of her oldest friends, Heidi, wrote this for her.
Again the tears flowed when I read it... It's so beautiful and so Renee!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Let's Light Some Lanterns

Let's pour some red wine... since I've been so ill I've not had any and today Easter Day seems like a good day for a toast. Anyone?
Lets have a feast on this Easter Sunday...
My beloved hen died in my arms today. She was only a year and a half. She went to bed healthy last night... I will miss her deeply.