Friday, December 24, 2010


Wishing everyone a joyous Merry Christmas. May you all get to spend it with family and friends and may we all remember the ones that can't be with us in person, we will have them in spirit. I want to thank all my blogging friends for this wonderful year. All of you have made it a SPECIAL year for me. I love all of you and hope Santa blesses you with everything you want. I will be spending Christmas with my son Kent and his family. And this year is going to be special for us. May God bless all of you and I will talk to you next week.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Thought I would share my latest adventures. I've been doing some jewelery for Christmas. I am using chip china chards and the beautiful ends of silverware. I have wanted to do this for quite a while. These are the first two that I have finished and it was a lot of fun.

I have some more chards ready to go, but need to cut off some more spoons. Guess I will do some more later. I am also going to make some mice ornaments, I did a lot of them a few years ago.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Hope everyone is having a wonderful time with family and friends. A beautiful time to be thankful for our precious friends and a time to reflect on the brave men and women that can't be with their family because they are giving their time to protect us. Pray that God will keep them safe. May this be the best holiday season we have ever had and may it bring new things to us in the future.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Thought I would show you the new bag that I finally finished. Really this is the second time I have finished it. After I got it made the first time I didn't like the seam binding that I had on it. It was way to long and too much. So I took it apart and started over. Now it looks like I had meant for it too look. I found a picture of a bird that had been embroidered and in a nest so I made me a bird and transfered it on to muslin and started to embroidery. I added some leaves out of green velvet and embroidered the veins. Then just started adding all kind of yarns and threads to make him look like he was in a tree building a nest. The bird also has a couple of real feathers on him. Then I put the muslin on the bag and added the brown fringe trim around it. It looked to smooth so I held the steam iron above it and messed it up. I thought it looked much better. Then I added the tiger eye and turquoise beads. They matched everything perfect.

My friend Pat Hutchison gave me some of her material for the lining. I took my embroidery to show her and she told me she had the perfect lining. So she shared her material with me. She is such a sweet lady!

And my sweet friend Lisa, Tarnished and Tattered gave me the blue seam binding. It was a perfect match.

Now I am working on another piece of crazy quilting. Hope to finish it soon. Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Look at this sweet smile on this sweet lady. It was so nice to get to meet and visit with Dawn along with Lisa and Lori. The only thing missing was Charlene. We all got to talk about things we are doing and what we are going to do. Listening to Lisa and Dawn telling about the trip they were about to take and now I have had the chance to share in their pleasure by seeing the pictures on their blogs. Blogland is a wonderful place to be and meet such awsome people. What a joy to be with Dawn, the person that got me started blogging and explaining how to do it. She sent me many emails telling me just what to do to get things to work. Thank you, Dawn for always being their when I needed you.

I told you I would post this piece of art when I finished with it. Well I'm a little late, but it is finished. I love the beading on the tree. It is one of my favorite things on this piece.

I will be listing it on my Etsy soon.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Here is one of my new teapot chimes that I made this week. I also made one for my daughter Kim and a little one for my son Kent. This one is a teapot, the one I made for Kim is a coffee pot and Kent's is a child's teapot. So cute. I will show you the others later. I will be working with Rick in the morning. We are repairing the feet on a victorian sofa that I found on the curb. Today I found a shelf, it would make a nice entertainment center, but we are going to paint it and put it in the booth for display. It will hold a lot of items.
Charlene and I went to lunch Tuesday and then went to JoAnn's to shop and play in the fabric. We both had a wonderful afternoon.
Hope everyone has a great Friday.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


A new give away from Shabbyfufu........... Would you love a chance to win a $50.00 gift card from Shabbyfufu, well click here and go to her blog and find out the details. While you are there lust over these beautiful chandeliers that she has made. Just plain yummy!!!!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


This is my latest project that I am working on. When I get the embellishing done I will put it in a gold ornate frame. I still have quite a bit more work before it it finished. Think I like doing these small projects. Soon as I finish I will be starting another lace pillow.

Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday weekend. Guess the holidays have started, now one each month for the next five months. Things are going to get very busy for most of us. Be safe and enjoy!!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010


This is a new giveaway from Gerry Krueger of Older Rose and it is outstanding!!!! She has painted these beautiful mother of pearl buttons with lovely little blue birds. She has two prizes and the first winner can pick the prize.
This exquisit pincushion is the other prize. Can you imagine winning one of these. You must act soon, the deadline is Aug. 31 Pacific Time.

I ran into friends at the mall yesterday. So good seeing you Lori and Dee Dee. Also met some very nice ladies there telling them about our blogs. They are going to check us out. Hope all of you have a nice day, I'm off to my morning walk.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I had a girlfriend and her husband come to visit a few weeks ago. She brought me a few things from Virginia. One of them was a big roll of lace. I had bought a couple of rolls kind of like it a few summers ago. Anyway the past couple of days I have been tea dying all this lace. When I get it packaged up I will be putting some of it on my etsy store. Some of it is wide, some medium and some very small.......

Look at the three crocheted butterflies........

This is only showing half of the scarf......Sure would be pretty on a pillow.

This is the small lace..............

And this is my hat. I don't wear a hat that much, but this one is sooooo pretty I just couldn't pass it up. Also I never spend what I paid for this one. But a girl has to splurge every once in a while. Even if it just sits in my room and I look at it. It will be worth it.

Don't you just love it. The crown is made out of burlap and it has real dried corn flowers on it for decoration. It is really me!!!

Well I'm off to the mall to see if we need to rearange things. I will be working there from 2 to 6 pm tomorrow. The booth belongs to my friend, but she works, so I work her hours in the mall. I don't mind, that way I can meet people and see everything that is in there. Can't think of a better job!!

And you girls in Texas, how about this weather today!!!!! I LOVE IT We finally got that cool spell. I have all the windows open today.............. Isn't it WONDERFUL......... Have a great day!

Friday, August 20, 2010


This is the sister pillow for the one in my last blog. I have it in the Lone Star Antique Mall and this one will join her tomorrow. The lady is embroideried with black and white threads and some black threads on the flower pot. The roses are silk ribbon embroidery. Just that touch of class. A few pearl in her hair and one for her ear.
Hope you enjoyed my pillow and I want to wish everyone a wonderful weekend.
I talked to Charlene a while ago and I want to ask everyone to keep her and Larry in your prayers. Our prayers are working so lets keep them coming.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Don't you just love this image. This is an image that I transfered using freezer paper and muslin. I have fell in love with this method. I have some watercolor pencils and used them on her face. The rest has been embroideried using different threads. The bow on her neck is silk ribbon and little pearls on her hat and one little pearl on her ear. I had so much fun doing her that I have almost finished another lady done in black and white. Here is the pillow completed. I love all the different fabrics showing her off. The back is black. I'll show you the other one when it is completed.

Hope you enjoyed the visit and have a wonderful day.