Yes, I am alive and creating. Here are some of the finished papers from the Stitch Alchemy group on Yahoo Mixed Media Art Friends. We finished up the book study and are stitching up projects like love dolls, good fortune birds and bookmarks. These papers were done with the basic techniques from the book--cloth base, glue and paper, then finished with a variety of coloring, stamping, embossing, journaling and stitching. It's always hard for me to cut them up for projects because they're so beautiful!