Friday, May 28, 2010

random friday

I'm in shock....took second place with my little ragged quilt.
Coming in second behind the fabulous Lola Jenkins is an honor.
Lola is going to be on Alex Anderson's show....I'm so happy for her.
I have met Alex twice and she is a real sweetheart.
...and it was on my Mom's birthday.
She is the one who inspired me to sew and make quilts.
And the one I blame for my fabriholic condition.
I have gone almost a month now with no new fabric purchases...yay!
It's off to the Paseo Arts Festival this weekend...'s going to be 90 degrees...ouch!
Have a great and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


It's done...
This is my piece for the President's Challenge.
The only rules for this were that you had to use what you already had on hand.
No purchasing anything new to create.
Anyone that knows me...knows I could make at least 10 full size quilts with what I have in my stash.
These are whack-a-do blocks with one side a floral print and the other is a leaf print.
You can click on the photo to enlarge and see a little closer.
That is the only rhyme or reason here.

The back is all selvages.
DH likes the back better.
Not sure about putting a label on it.
And the edges are a nice frayed finish.
I am into frayed raw edges these days...
...wonder how many people will gasp at that and say it's not finished.
Tonight is the guild meeting...
...I know I won't win anything...but it was a real challenge to me with all that is going on right now with building, packing and trying to sell a house.
And I had fun....made myself do it...and I like it.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


Well...I had my quilt for the President's challenge laid out on the floor in the order that looked best... stepped away for a few minutes to take a phone call.

Harley had other plans...guess he wasn't pleased with the arrangement. He took it upon himself to rearrange my blocks.

I threw in the towel!
He was happy.
Have a happy Wednesday!
(tune in tomorrow to see if I get the darned thing done!)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


I had the best birthday ever last weekend.
Thanks to everyone who made sure it was special!
I have the best family and friends!
Now back to the studio (still packing)
...that project that is due on Thursday.
Happy Tuesday!

Friday, May 21, 2010

random friday

Well, today is the day.
Putting our home on the market.
I'm thinking it will probably take a year to sell with the market the way it is.
We'll see.
This is Diamond....
She's a feisty girl and I left her hanging....
...sort fogging out the background.
She will be one of my new Delaware neighbors.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday check in

Just checking in before hitting the studio for the last day...has to be done today...yikes!

feetz at the beach

Dolles at Rehoboth

they make the best salt water taffy
Wishing you a sweet (salt water taffy) day!


I tried to post earlier today....yesterday?
My computer was not cooperating.
So here I am shutting down the computer for the day.
I always say better late than never.
This looks like some abstract art... it's the dressing room floor at Nordstrom's.
I altered it a bit of course.

Then there are the pansies on my niece's porch....

...a dramatic change.

More funky OK weather tonight...hope everyone is OK.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

late tuesday

art time?
I wish!
Making progress....
...cleared the art table so I wouldn't be tempted.
Packing as I go....
...going nuts!
I get to break out tomorrow for a quick lunch.
Weather permitting...getting ready for another round of wicked weather.

Monday, May 17, 2010

hello monday....

We have decided to put our house on the market this Friday... you know what I am doing all week.
I am doing well with the art studio.
As I clean it up I am also packing so I can kill two birds with one stone.
Back to my altered photo's.
This was in the storefront window of Anthropologie in Annapolis.
I liked it....
...and I turned it into this.
From hot to cool.
Of course I like it cool.
Hope you have a cool Monday!

Friday, May 14, 2010

random friday

Hello all!
Another day of severe weather here in OK.
It's thundering and the house is rocking....
...DH on his way home from Boston.
Yep, once again I weathered the storms without him.
As I said earlier in the week I have a new app on my iphone that allows me to alter photo's.
This was as creative as I could be...being away from my studio.
My Grandson's race bikes and I caught my youngest sitting under a tree waiting for his turn.

So for fun I reversed the color's on this one.
Gave him a pink bike.

Then went back to the original colors and added some fog.
It really makes all the wheels stand out.
Hope you have a creative weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Back again!

And what a welcome I received from Mother Nature and Oklahoma. Yesterday was a complete loss in more ways than one. I survived the wrath of tornadoes...spent some time in my little shelter getting reacquainted with my two cats. A pretty wild friend lost their house.
On a happier note about houses, I went back to the East coast and bought a new home! The above pic is the lot I picked out and the home is going to be built. It is about 10 miles from my favorite beach. This will be our retirement house.
So now I am busy cleaning out the studio and packing up the excess so that we can put the house on the market next week.
Once I get it done I will be able to make some art and most of it will be sewing bear with me.
Meanwhile I took a bunch of interesting photo's and had some fun altering them, so I will show those to you.
Happy Tuesday!