Friday, January 29, 2010

snow day

Still here...
Still have power...

...view from the back

...those are little morning glory seed pods turned into ice marbles.

...view out the front.

Now we have snow on top of the ice.
I went out in this twice to refill the bird feeders.
They are having a feeding frenzy!
It's really coming down...
...and I am toasty by the fireplace.
Painting and sewing today.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

stormy weather

It's here...
the nasty freezing rain and ice covered everything!

I have food prepared that can be heated on the grill if we should lose power or should I say when we lose power. Shopping at the commissary yesterday was just plain nuts! We have the gas fireplace on and plenty of food. We can't even see out of any of the windows...they are ice covered. All 77 counties in Oklahoma are under a state of emergency.

So, DH is home and working from his laptop and I am up in the studio sewing up a storm so I will have something to do when we lose power. I hate wasting time. So I am up here with Ethel Merman and several other Broadway babies.

Remember my stash of selvedges? This is a little bag I made (I taught a class back in MD.)using the selvedge edges and dryer sheets. Easy peasy to make. Alex Anderson was coming to the quilt shop where I taught and the girls made her a bag like this using her line of fabric's. When I was at the Quilt Festival in Houston a few years back I saw Alex and she saw my bag and came up to me and said "I have one of those!" I smiled and said I know you do. That was so cool. I miss her TV show....I always learned something or got a new idea or two.

Thanks, girls for your comments...I appreciate them all!
I wish I had mentioned the dental stuff before going thru with the procedures. Oh well.

I will return tomorrow if I am able.

Have a safe and happy Thursday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

hope ditty bags

We are making Hope ditty bags for the children in Haiti.
For more information please go here.
Come's easy's fun..
...and you will feel good.


...waiting for their hair and makeup.

Happy Australia Day to my Aussie friends!

I underwent a funky root canal thru my crown yesterday.
After all the pain and money...
...they tell me I need a new crown as soon as possible.
What the??
Makes no sense to me...or my purse.

Good news is my kidney function is back up...YAY!

So I am busy making a new batch of dolls and a line of Art dolls.

Expecting a huge, dangerous storm on Thursday.
They are calling for snow...sleet...
Oh My!!
Keeping fingers crossed for keeping the power on.

Friday, January 22, 2010

friday stuff

First of blogger buddy Sharon is having an online workshop showing how she creates her fabulous can check her out here.

It's the end of quilt week here on my blog. are two more favorites of mine.

It's also time to announce the winner of my "guess what it is"?contest.
First of's what they are being used for...

...cupcake papers of course!
You know how I love my cupcakes.

And the winner is....

...and she really put her heart into it.
Thanks for not giving up.
She takes the cake...
...the cupcake in this pic.
Thanks to everyone who played!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

last chance

To really appreciate the beauty of this need to see it in person.
From a distance and close up.
I thought it should have won an award.
Once again I apologise for not acknowledging the quilt artist.
I need to start taking a photo of the names to go with the quilts.
Anyway it looks lacy and it looks that way because...
It is stitched all over with white thread.
And I do mean all over!
This is the back of the quilt.
I wish I had a dollar for every stitch in that quilt!

Now back to my contest.
It's your last chance to guess what these are.
Hint: They are smaller than 2x3 inches.
Tomorrow you will see what I am doing with them.
Hope your Thursday is going well!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


I love the spiky quilts!
Also on my to-do list.

...I have the patterns...
...have the templates..
...the fabric and the books.
Just need more time...
...just need to wake up one day and
DO IT!!!

This is one intense quilt...I love it!
I should have included the makers names...sorry ladies.

Posting late today as I had to take DH to the hospital for a procedure. All is good so far.
Working on some new projects...will share when I get everything together.

It's Idol night!
More tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday update

The quilt show was....
...a little scant on quilts this year.
But great for shopping.
Heard that someone new took it over.
I saw this quilt from across the room and thought ahhhh.
Looks like Ruth McDowell.

And yes, she used Ruth's book Pieced Flowers.
I have that book somewhere....
...on my ever growing to-do list.

I thought of Spring, my favorite season.
And now we are having spring like temps all week.
In the 60's!
Love it.

I will show some more favorite quilts this week.

And I have not forgotten our little contest with those
yellow ish
post it note looking
not square potato chip
thingies from last week.
I will give one more clue and draw a name on Friday...
....when you will find out what the heck they are.

Have a good tuesday!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

the sweetest thing

Not the song...

....not the movie.. sweet little helper!
She has to always be by my side...but sewing with her...
is impossible! latest bag's Elvis!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

fun gift

I love this!
Found it in a magazine months before Christmas...

...showed it to DH.
He remembered and gifted it to me at Christmas!

Hint update on yesterday's contest.
They are made of fabric...
...and will be used in an art quilt.

Keep guessing...there will be a winner.

Have a great Wednesday!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tuesday stuff

Still here....
...happily back on my old computer.
Lost the cord for downloading photo's.
Looked for it all day...
DH found it...right where I left it....duh!
So the last couple days I have been printing my own fabric.
It's so much fun but I have other things I need to attend to.

I printed these up for a project...
....the first person to tell me what they are will win a prize.
Hint: they are not square potato chips.

...tomorrow I will show you what this is.
It's one of my favorite gifts.
American Idol starts tonight!

Monday, January 11, 2010

a new bag

Yay! I'm back complete with my pictures.

Here is the Earth....don't spend it all at once.

This is my first "green" bag.

Made with recycle fabric's.

Forgot to photograph the inside.

It was skull fabric.

It's a new year so I am back purchasing yummy fabric's again.

I will share those with you later.

Quilt show this weekend!!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

hanging in there

My blog feels so naked without any photo's.
I downloaded some pic's and now I can't find them.
This weekend I will be able to go back to my old computer.
Things will be normal again.
I know things are supposed to be better with the new one.
Change is not always the best thing for me.
It is freaking cold here today!!!
It's 13 degrees.
That should be illegal.
I know there are people laughing at me from some of the colder states.
I lived in upstate NY for 7 years and got used to the cold.
But I don't care for the ice.
Last night after bowling we had to drive 25 miles home...
...on a solid sheet of ice!
It took nearly an hour....not my idea of fun.
And you have the nutballs that are driving like it's everyday traffic.
They nearly spun us out.
Today I am thankful to have power...
...and be in my warm home.
Not whining....just telling it like it is.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Hello and Happy artful new year to all!
I am back from our Christmas trip back East.
We drove this year from Oklahoma to Maryland.
We needed to avoid getting the dreaded swine flu on a plane.
Anyway...we got a new computer and our old one is now up in the studio.
It's not hooked up to the internet yet....needs some kind of thingy to get it going. photo's :(
I have lots to show but I am learning the new Windows 7 on the new computer.
I have friends and family that check in on me thru my blog.... just letting y'all know we are OK .
Sorry for the boring first blog post of the year.... will get better.