Friday, August 28, 2009

Pieces of Nine Challenge!!"Home sweet Home challenge and Grandparents, both for PID group.

This is a "Pieces of Nine " challenge on K C willis collage camp. 9 inch by 9 inch, 9 different fabrics, 9 embellishments, a saying with 9 words. The saying says "You can't beat the person that never gives up" A saying by Babe Ruth.the bat says "Darling" cause that is what the babe called his bat.
the Home sweet home challenge is a thatched roof cottage in Ireland and the saying is"There is no fireplace like your own fireplace. also in Gaelic. It is a handmade paper covered journal with about 20 pages. This Is a PID yahoo group challenge for Sept. PID blog challenge--Arlene's tutorial. "Gone Fishing"

"Pieces of Nine challenge!!

The Pieces of nine challenge on KC willis Collage camp. 9 inch by 9 inch, 69 pieces of fabric, 9 embellishments, a saying with 9 words--Here is mine!!

Brown Bag challenge!!

This is a brown bag challenge on PID yahoo group, one is misc. and the other is ATC sized.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Rain in Summer!!!

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

Across the window-pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sept. Art Challenge!!

This is an art challenge that I am hosting on the Vintage Bliss group. I will send the blank chipboard hand mirror to the sign up people and they will do their magic. This is my conception of this piece front and back and the blanks and vintage picture. Think it will be fun.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Wanna talk about picnics??? And a new pillow

This is a pillow I made for my sunroom. Fun to do and absolutely love the picture of these 4 pioneer young women. It is my favorite vintage looking picture. On to today's topic:
************ Picnics!! I love a picnic , not a barbeque in the back yard or patio, a real honest to goodness picnic ,pack it up and go to a wonderful park where there is play equipment for the children, lovely grassy slopes to lay out your abundance and people everywhere. The weather is beautiful , you and your family are well prepared, there is hot dogs , potato salad , watermelon , chcoolate cake with marshmallow frosting. Lemonade and Iced tea and lots of chairs and pull together the picnic tables, light the grill and have a real picnic. When I was a young woman, that is what we did, it was fun and lighthearted and at the end of the beautiful day you felt that you had been on a wonderful day long vacation. Everyones"s faces were flushed from the sun and the wind , conversation was flowing,chairs gathered round for a lively discussion. The children playing and again we hear "Watch me" "Watch me" Blankets under the trees in the shade for the little ones to nap.This brought together the old and the young , everyone loved the picnic and loved to get ready for it. Late in the afternoon as the sun was waning, dappled sunshine and shade through the trees. Go On a picnic and see what I mean, it is different than throwing some hamburgers on the grill and inviting the neighbors. It is a summer treat and one that if you haven't done it for a long time will be richly rewarded by this experience.Invite me, I love a picnic.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Just a few thoughts today!!!Northern Exposure!!!

*I have had a headache all day from the minute I stepped out to now. Done everything I could think of, head-on- tylenol, chamomile tea, a nap. Nothing worked. Wanted to make a pillow and couldn't find my transfer paper to put a picture on fabric. Just bought 25 sheets and had to reorder it, Just gone!!!
*Finally decided to watch TV and have just bought the entire 6 seasons of Northern Exposure, so me and the man of the hour watched 2 of the series. Really good TV, if you haven't seen it, it is great. Here is another Movie to watch"Lars and the real girl", a touching movie about a young man and human nature. So sweet, I cried several times and then watched it again the next day. Have you seen Pelham 123? WOW what a flick. John Travolta and Denzell--Great movie.
* Am redecorating my sunroom and will put up pics when it is finished. It is a tribute room to the classes I took a while back with KC Willis. Looking great- really proud of the job we did. OK got to go get a drink and watch something. G'nite

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

New work!!!

The copper secret garden is for a metal swap on PID. outside and inside. The little box is also a metal challenge, misc. Faux gold leaf and decoupage papers. The "Annie Oakley" piece is 20 x 30 and insed an altars frame tha my man built and I stained with old paint brush water. The inside bottom of the picture is a crazy quilt heart and a boot.

Friday, August 14, 2009

A Powder Puff swap!!!

This is the pieces I received from a Powder puff swap in the "Marie" group. This is the most stunning piece I have ever seen and never have had anyone make something for me that is this lovely. Take time to look at the beautiful flowers and embrodery pieces on the top of the box and the powder puff itself. Thankyou Terri for this gift.There are better pictures too.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Bird challenge for PID

Here is my piece for the bird misc. challenge on the PID Yahoo group. Hope you like it. Reminds me of that movie--"The Birds"

Friday, August 7, 2009

Altars and Shrines workshop(First Piece)

This is my first piece for the altars and shrines workshop-KC Willis- this is my granparents with 4 of their 6 children- and the framed picture on the bottom is me when I was a baby. This was a fun project and one that I shall treasure and pass on to one of my children or granchildren.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

New work!!!

Top picture is a doll for an art doll challenge at Vintage Bliss group, next picture is tags for charm bracelet swap at the Marie group, cover for tag book for bracelet swap, next is tags, Rainbow challenge at paper imagery designs, art doll again, deco for vintage bliss group-"Marie" the Queen is the theme of this deco. will write more when I have time. Also the wstarter bracelet is there for the RR charm bracelet swap at the Marie group. There are two school days , one misc. one ATC, and a ATC "nature" for a jackpot challenge for August. All for Paper imagery designs yahoo group.