The Joy of Freedom...

With summer in full swing, temperatures are rising and vacations are happening. And as a nation we celebrate the 4th of July. A date chosen for us to recognize the freedom Americans fought for from the colonial days to now.  In all our flaws we still have freedoms many countries don't enjoy.

The 4th of July is an extra special time in our household. It is my husband's birthday. To hear Doug tell it, he was at least 6 years old before he figured out the entire town was not just celebrating his birthday. And this year...he hits the big 6 0!

This summer there are lots of changes here in the world of Never Bored Creations. Having spent many years in his field and half with the current company, Doug will be celebrating a new freedom.. he gets to retire!

Now don't get confused, I'm not retiring...yet. (LOL) So why changes for Never Bored Creations? Because all I have worked for these past five years will pay off. I wanted to start my own business for my freedom.

As I became passionate about sharing this wonderful world of paper filigree with everyone, I knew it would be a portable business. A lap tray for twirling paper on and a laptop for computer work and viola! I have freedom to take my business anywhere my retired husband wants to be.

Whether it's in my studio in Ste. Genevieve, working from our soon-to-be shouse on our acreage back in Springfield, Missouri, or in the cab of the truck on our way to our next travel adventure, Never Bored Creations is my freedom.

As we celebrate this 4th of July, I encourage you to think of freedoms you have every day. They may not be big like running your own portable business, but I'm sure you have many. Then rejoice in those freedoms. Be thankful for the freedoms we all have because we live in our flawed, goofy, amazing United States of America.

Until next time, twirl buddies, let your freedom ring!

Your do-wheels-remind-you-of-closed-circles? twirl buddy!

Early American Life

I am honored to announce that I have been chosen for the Early American Life Traditional Crafts Directory this year! Early American Life is focused on pre-Civil War trades. From furniture makers to paper filigree artists! Visit them on-line at The 2018 list should be up soon.

I went through an antique quilling book filled with pictures of pieces from the 17th and 18th centuries and designed my entry.

The judges are made up of museum curators and from other historic areas. The nine judge comments I received prepared me for next year's application and some of them even boosted my confidence! I know I've worked hard for this honor; however, it is still quite humbling to know that I've made it unto the list of the best traditional craftsman in the county.

I've added my list of accomplishments since I've started quilling over on The Story page.

Well, thanks for letting me share. I've more exciting news in the works....but that, my sweet friends, will be saved for later.

Keep those papers rollin'!!!

Lisa, your "do I have too much on my plate, yet?" twirlin' zealot