Saturday, December 27, 2008
We're packing clothes and loading up the car today. Everyone is ready, even Mandy! She follows Bob and I around and, of course, Grace is screaming already! Our Florida neighbors always know when we are in town, when they hear Grace! And they do hear her! So this will be my last post until we get settled in Florida. Be good my little ones! Gram will be posting pics of Jack and Nicki (stuffed animals kids gave me to take to Florida!). See you in the spring!
Friday, December 26, 2008
This is a table topper I made for Kris this year. It's a hand dyed piece I did that was folded and wrapped with rubber bands, dyed and overdyed.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
For this piece I scanned in the large pear mono print I had made, reduced it to smaller size, then printed it on a piece of organza. I sewed the pear onto my background piece, trimmed the pear, then embellished it with beading. Fun to do.
Amber called yesterday morning to tell us she lost a tooth. Actually, she 'removed' it on her own as she said it was bugging her. Darrin or Kris are supposed to take a picture of her so I'm anxious to see our little girl minus a tooth.
It's 8 degrees and gray so today will be a good day to cook, after I meet some friends for coffee that is! Starting to get ready for Christmas Eve with kids and Christmas Day breakfast with Diane & Don (Bob's daughter and hubby). At least we'll eat good before we head to Florida! OK, so we eat REALLY well in Florida and we eat out often! So different then when we are in Michigan. But that's why we feel Florida is like a 3 month vacation. You do things that you don't normally do at home! Five more days and we'll be on vacation!!
Monday, December 22, 2008
I found this saying and thought I'd pass it on. I don't know who wrote it so until I 'google' and find out who it's by we'll just say 'anonymous'.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
We did get over 4 inches of snow so it's back to looking like Christmas here in Michigan! It's only 21 degrees but I don't expect it to get too much warmer. It's my babysitting Wed. with the kids...my last Wed. for 2008. Next Wed. is Christmas Eve and we'll have a wonderful time with presents from Santa. Now I'm getting excited for Christmas or is it Florida!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
No art work yesterday, just a lot of running around doing errands. So here's a partial picture of a panel I did along with five of my fiber friends last spring. We each made a panel of an underwater theme and this is my panel. I'll post the entire quilt tomorrow for all to see. We were lucky enough to be juried into the IQA Festival this past fall in Houston! What a sight to see our quilt hung with quilts from all over the world! Exciting. My panel was made up of painted applique pieces and the turtles were printed using InkAid precoat, then free motion quilted. I love InkAid precoats to use for printing on fabric. Retains the colors of your print so well. Enjoy!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Darrin had to go into work at 5:30 this a.m. Poor kid! I know he was tired last night and I'm sure this a.m. as well. Kris made us a nice breakfast of scrambled egg beaters, turkey bacon and of course we had our stickie buns. They were pretty good. All in all it was a great night with the kids and I had a nice visit with Kris. She's getting ready for a Christmas Party at their house today with friends. She's a great hostess and I know they'll all have a good time. Didn't get to see Dawn this weekend as she's busy with taking pics @ the Salvation Army Camp's Christmas Party. She leaves this afternoon for Baltimore for work. Busy as usual.
It's in the high 30's right now so snow is melting. Supposed to get in the mid to high 40's tomorrow. So I'm off to do some cleaning and work on some more Valentines cards. I'm playing with painted, fused tissue paper and painted fusible webbing. What fun!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
It was 18 degrees this a.m. with high in the 30's today and 40's and rain tomorrow! You just never know with Michigan weather that's for sure. So for some eye candy today, the picture above is a small quilt doilie (it's what I call me small pieces) that I did this fall. I actually cut into my quilted piece then beaded around the cut out circles. Scary to cut into your quilted work but I liked the results. I hope to do more of this type of work in 2009.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
We attended one of Bob's friends installation into the Mason's as the Worshipful Master for 2009. I'm not familiar with organizations like the Mason's but I have to say I was impressed by the 'event'. The installing office, James Williams, was fantastic! This man had the entire presentation/installation memorized! We aren't talking about a 5 min. deal here. His part took over an hour to install all of the officers and he did so with such emotion and elegance. Mr. Williams explained each officers responsibilities and the symbolism associated with their installation. All in all it was a very interesting experience.
I did complete another fiber post card (can't show pics until after Feburary - you never know who might get one!). I'm really on a roll this year with ideas for my Valentines post cards. Too many ideas! So here's another card I made last year. Just so you have a picture to look at!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Finished working on some Christmas quilts yesterday and actually made a small 'doilie' quilt for our neighbors dog! We watch Coty for them and he needed a quilt for his dog crate. He's a hoot and has lots of energy to keep Mandy on the go! Check out the video of them playing! Yep, Mandy does play! I'll be posting pictures of the quilts I finished after Christmas.