Friday, December 23, 2011

Happy Holidayz!!

Wishing  everyone Happy and safe Holidays!

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Harley had his vet appointment today.
He was not a happy camper kitty.

Have an artful day!

Monday, December 5, 2011


I cannot believe it's December already!

 All the leaves are gone.
I snapped this bare tree at the beach last week.

And at the airport a cab came over and forced us to collide with the airport shuttle.
My sweet car was hurt. And the taxi driver never stopped so now it's our fault.
On the upside I went to the quilt store and bought the new Bernina 830 LE. I get it this Friday and I can't wait!

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

bad blogger

I have been so busy lately I just haven't had the time to catch up.
Last weekend I, along with my daughter painted my Grandson's bedroom.
He chose the colors and wanted it painted like a sea and sky scape.

 the real ocean....

....and my ocean.

He loved it!
I sent a pic of it on my phone to a friend and she thought I was at the beach.
That's a pretty nice compliment.

Have a great and artful weekend!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

anniversary fun

Celebrating 30 years of marriage with a trip to NYC!

 We had a very nice lunch at Mario's place....Eataly. Also a fun place to shop.

 Exciting to see RENT again. This time from the second row.We cried along with the cast.

 This building kind of makes me dizzy. It looks as though it could just blow over with a stiff wind.

 And our worst fear happened when we headed to Times Square to dine at Bubba Gump's. Yep, ran right into the protestors. We didn't realize until it was too late.
It was scary but we made it thru and was able to exit thru the rear of the restaurant.

A cool create sign at the theatre.

Looking forward to the next 30!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

weekend update

Our Quilt show started yesterday and runs thru today.
The donation quilt in my last post had a couple bids and sold.
I was thrilled!

 Also sold my bags at the Country Store at the show.
Front (above)


I also put some of my angel dolls in for sale.
A very nice show.
A joint effort with three guilds.

I am off to tidy up the studio and start some new projects.

Have a great weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

way behind....

I didn't realize that it had been so long since my last post.
Time is flying by!
This is a snippet of my donation quilt for the up coming quilt show.

I used a different technique. I had all the squares finished and using random machine stitches I sewed them onto a black/gray fabric panel. It's wack-a-do and I love it. I hope someone else likes it too and bids on it. If not I'll be happy to have it back.

Friday, September 30, 2011

beach friday

This is my favorite time of year to visit the beach. It's cooler, less crowded and the parking meters are gone.

 I love the colors and texture of these leaves.
Going to play around with that one on Photoshop.

 I love the muted shades in this shot.

 I must be hungry because this makes me think of icing on a cookie.

See the lone Sandpiper?
I love watching them.
There was a group of four.
After the wave comes up they run and chase it back to the ocean scooping up whatever it is they eat. Then when the next wave comes up they run from it like they don't want to get their feet wet. If the wave touches their feet they fly away.
Fun stuff.

Have a "fun stuff" weekend!

Friday, September 23, 2011

random friday

Not much going wise.
Cleaning the house....yawn.
But look out for next week!

The weather here can't make up its mind.
But it will rain for sure...Art Fest is this weekend in OC.

Have an artful weekend!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


OK I have been here a year now and still need to get stuff unpacked.

It's time!
It's cooler now so I am able to get into the garage.
I had it organized back in the fall of last year. I had 5 or 6 bins with the stuff I needed to go in the studio. There are about 30 or more  bins out in the garage.
I placed the 6 I needed by the door and would bring them in...until DH decides to rearrange the garage and he put them "somewhere" and he doesn't know where.
I have seached all the wrong bins.
I want my favorite rubber stamps!!

I hope you can find everything you are looking for today!

Friday, September 16, 2011

random friday.....

Does cake cure all?
 It helps!
Had a huge let down today....
...after waiting a year and a half to finally sell our house in OK...
Had everything ready to go.
House cleaned....
....yard done...
utilities switched...Everything!
Settlement day and no settlement.
Someone at the bank forgot to put someones loan thru.

Hopefully they will be ready to go in a week or two....sigh!

Keeping our chins up!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


 I am sooo ready to get back in the studio and get creative.

Whilst in Oklahoma I stocked up on a ton of new fabrics, some very amazing new stamps and a few new "Tim" things.

Can't wait to get crack-a-lackin' with my new toys!


Friday, September 9, 2011

bear love

If a natural disaster comes your way...beside thinking of your safety, what one thing would you grab?
I grabbed this little guy when hurricane Irene blew into town. I have had him for 54 years. He is my first Steiff bear.
His mohair body is worn from love.
But his cute little expression is far better than the newer bears of today.
His name is Dee.
And I have his parents too along with cousins, ect.

(yes, people think I'm weird....I don't care!)

Do it!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

still summer

Things I'll miss about summer....

 pink flamingo's
(and the purple ones in Baltimore)

last but not least....watermelon!
I crave it all winter.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

hearting art

 I forgot I made these art hearts a while back.
I found them whilst browsing thru the old computer.
I wonder where they are?
Still not unpacked at the new house.

I had plans for these....guess I'll have to make some more.

I had a great lunch today with my OK buds.

Hope you had an heARTful day!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

forgotten quilt

I stayed at my nieces house and this quilt was on my bed.
I had forgtten I had made it a few years ago.

 It's a cheery quilt in yummy pink fabric's!

And the backing fabric is where I found my inspiration.

Find some inspiration today and make something fun!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day greetings

Happy Labor Day!
As summer is winding down I am still enjoying the beauty of the morning glories and clematis.

 I think the purples are my favs.

I hope you have the day off today so you can be creative and make some art!

XO suZe

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

flash card fun

Irene came and left....I did great. The power was lost for a few hours and I used the last bit of day light to make some flash card art. I sanded the cards as it got dark.

The next day the fun began as I added color and stamped images.
I plan to make my business cards with these.

My handy hanging dryer came from IKEA.

I hope everyone is safe and dry now.
We had the weather trifecta here....

Have an artful week!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


This was the beautiful sunset from last night here in lower Delaware. The calm before the storm.
I have been getting some sew time in on a new quilt before we lose power. Rain and winds are picking up.
This may be my last post for a while if we lose power for days. There are also tornado watches....I thought I had left those behind in Oklahoma.

StaY saFe!

Friday, August 26, 2011

random friday

I forgot to get back to you with the artist of the paper from my last post. This is another page of her art. She is Donna Estabrooks and the papers are from the Colorful Life stack by DCWV.
I printed this on fabric then cut pieces up and rearranged and stitched them. I am going to add some more to it. It's the back page of the fabric journal.

Well, we are supposed to evacuate the area and I, along with friends and neighbors have decided to ride out the hurricane at home. DH is keeping an eye on the weather and giving me updates as they happen. I don't want to leave my kitties and they seem to know that something is up.
Keep your fingers crossed for me!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

weather or not

It seems that I have traded the heat and tornadoes of Oklahoma for earthquakes and hurricanes.
I was in a store yesterday when everything hanging on the wall started to jiggle and clink. I looked up and the aisle signs were swaying back and forth. I looked at the sales clerk and asked her why was everything moving? Then a man ran up another aisle and yelled "what's going on?"

a little beach quilt for August.

So now we are preparing for a possible hit from Irene. They are predicting heavy rains and 100 mph winds.
I was supposed to go to the Oriole's game for my grandson's birthday....we'll see.

StaY SaFe!

Monday, August 22, 2011

journal update

Our little art group met again and we worked some more on our fabric journals.

This is a memorial page for one of my favorite cats from the past...Chet.

Added a pic of my Mom when she was very young.

I haven't found the photo yet for this page. I copied an art paper from....I forgot the name of the company....I will print it tomorrow along with another page where I used the same process of printing on fabric. This was really fun to free motion stitch on.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

quilt envy

At our last Quilt Guild meeting Cyndi Souder was the featured speaker. She put on a fun display of quilts with writing on them. I love art with the written word.

She designed and made this crayon quilt. She changed the names of the colors and wrote them on the crayons with free motion stitching. If you click on the photo you can see it better.
You know me and gave me an idea to make a box of crayons in various shades of pink of course. And put Pink Crayon Studio on the box.
I'm putting that on my to do wish list.
Cyndi recieved permission from Binney and Smith to use the Crayola helped that Mrs. Binney is also a quilter.

Friday, August 12, 2011

random friday

Here is another fantastic quilt from the Hershey show. It's a little blurry but I

think you get the point.

My Grandson Kasey drew me some dolphins and I thought they were so cute I painted them on the tops of my kitchen stools. I couldn't decide what to put on them for about a year and once he gave me his drawings I knew that was it!

Have a great weekend!