Monday, December 22, 2014
I went to the studio and picked it up, came home and started working on it a few days a week. At that time Ricky and I were spending 3 days week going back and forth to therapy for his hands, legs and neck. I stuck with it and was able to get it completed.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
I have finally started working on my quilts again and it really makes me feel like I am doing something worthwhile. I have finished the blocks on a sampler of the month called "A Chocolate Sampler". I added about 12 extra blocks on the outside to make it big enough for our bed.
I have also, just this morning, finished quilting my "Tennessee Country" quilt made from Bonnie Hunter's "Blue Ridge Beauty" pattern. You can find it in her Adventures with leaders and Enders book. I originally wanted to use variegated thread and quilt it with a Baptist Fan panto graph, but kept having problems with skipped stitches. After ripping out stitches twice, I really became frustrated so I just used Superior Bottom Line on both top and bottom.
It's nice to be back on the blogging scene. I have been reading most of my blogs but don't make comments very often. Now that life on the farm is getting back to some normalcy I should be able to be more active with everyone. I wish you all a wonderful day.
Monday, October 27, 2014
I also finished all the blocks from a block of the month video on Craftsy.com. I did purchase the fabric for this one, but I couldn't help it. I just fell in love with the colors.
I will pick another project to work on tomorrow and will be posting about that later on. Enjoy your day.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Actually, I have stopped almost everything. My husband had an accident that injured his spinal cord and the majority of my time has been spent taking care of him. He is steadily improving and is now able to be left alone so I am slowly making my way back out to my studio to have a little play time.
Saturday we decided to update our wi-fi router and I purchased a new laptop. I finally got the router set up yesterday afternoon and I will now be able to have the same access to the internet in my studio that I do in my house. THIS MAKES ME VERY HAPPY!!!!!!!!
This morning I am trying to learn as much as I can about this new laptop. It has windows 8 and tiles, which I am not familiar with. I do have an Ipad but using the tiles on a laptop is new to me. I'm from the old school and it is definitely a learning curve. I hope to be up and running soon so I can get back into the swing of posting again as well as reading the blogs that I follow. I have missed being in touch with everyone and being able to make comments on your posts. If you have any advice or tips about the HP Envy Touchsmart and Windows 8 I would welcome your comments.
Thanks and have a great day!
Friday, June 27, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
This morning I came out and looked at my art table and thought about the mess it was in,
I have been doing some sewing lately and will post about that later this week. Right now, I've got to get that table cleaned so I can play around with some art journals. I'm having withdrawals!
Have a blessed day and keep smiling!
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Monday, May 12, 2014
Beadshop.Com. They have a great video channel and some patterns are free to print from their website. I watched their videos and decided I wanted to try a different style. More shopping! Came home, set up my Ipad so I could watch and work at the same time. Came up with these bracelets.
Ricks Beading Loom with no warp threads when you are finish. It was a little difficult in the beginning but I came home with this bracelet.
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Mother has been gone now for 2 years and there are days I still wake up thinking I need to visit mom today. Well, in a way, I do visit mom and it's not just in my dreams. My visits come through my thoughts during the day. They come through something said during a conversation and especially looking and talking to my daughter. She spent so many years around mom that she picked up a lot of her traits that I am beginning to see as Amanda gets older. When mom passed, she left her flame of life here on earth and that flame continues in her family that remains and it will continue until we are gone.
Saturday, May 10, 2014
The rain is coming. I can hear it beginning to hit our tin roof. Lightly as it starts then louder and louder until it's a downpour. I love listening to the rain but I don't like storms. Our pets aren't that crazy about them either. The dogs are laying close by, the cats are hiding under the furniture and my little horses are huddled under the tree.
Sent from my iPad
Friday, May 9, 2014
When Amanda gave this to me I thought of all the beads I had sitting in containers just waiting for something to be done with them. I started looking through You Tube and found several channels about making jewelry. That started the journey and I will show you what I have done in the next post. Stay tuned.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Anyway, that doesn't have a thing to do with the title of the post, but this does.
Monday, May 5, 2014
My middle brother Patrick, is in the light shirt. When he was in the Navy he came home on leave and while my mom and I were out he dyed his blonde hair and eyebrows black. When we got home he stuck his head out the door and my mom said, "Well, you Terry Newman looking thing". Terry was her brother and she was right Pat looked just like him. He had dye all over the bathroom but all we could do was laugh.
When I got old enough to go into night clubs, my oldest brother Michael decided I could go with him one night. He had this red Volkswagen, pin striped black with chrome wheels. We were in Nashville and he was trying to get through all the traffic so he decided to drive on the sidewalk. I gotta tell ya, it scared the ..... out of me. I just knew we would get stopped and arrested, but all Mike did was laugh at me.
Memories of Sunday dinners, lots of laughter, disagreements of course and love. That's what I'm remembering today.
Monday, February 3, 2014
was built way back when and the attic had very little, if any, insulation in it. When they came to give us an estimate, they told us we would have to cut a hole in the ceiling in order to reach all of the areas of the attic. Okay, we went with it and had them come but we ended up with two holes in the ceiling. Ricky wanted me to paint a couple of barn quilts of wood and that is what we used to cover the holes.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
I recently signed up for a new block of the month class on Craftsy.com and just had to have the fabric. I mean, just look at it, so bright and cheery, how could I resist.
I'm still working on this oil painting for our church. It seems like every time I start working on it I have these conversations with Jesus and Mary about how it looks and what how I should add this or fix that. It's just another way of staying close to God during the process.
Last but not least, I just finished my new art journal. I am proud to say I made paper beads to use and I'm very happy with how they turned out. Now all I need to do is start filling the pages with my mixed media art work.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you leave a comment. Have a blessed day!
Monday, January 13, 2014
He then started music and we worked on the background until the music stopped and we moved to the next table. The music started and we worked on that painting until he said stop. It's kinda like musical chairs but no one is eliminated. After we made our way around the room and back to our painting they were 99% complete. What a joyful time we had and the paintings were fantastic.