Friday, December 19, 2008

Totes For Christmas

I made the two totes..One is a simple patchwork with lining and the other is from a pair of recycled jeans..I think they came out pretty good!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Another gift

A Travel Sewing Kit and a Tissue Holder to match..

What an honor to be given this award. A very sweet, creative Nettie gifted me with this "treasure" and I can't even begin to tell you how it makes me feel..I'm flying high with full of smiles..

Now, I'm to pass it on to 8 blogs and trust me, I know so many wonderful caring creative people that it will be a difficult journey to choose. The following is a text which accompanies the award on each blog, needing to be passed on.

"These blogs invest and believe in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers, who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Now, I will be thinking about this for the next day or two and making my selection soon..Thank you again Nettie for bestowing such an honor..

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

My Brother's Wolf

Here is a picture for my brother who collects "Wolves"...Two years ago I did a cross stitch piece and so I couldn't figure out what to do until I saw this wall hanging..I had a pattern but I adapting a few extra things...I'm pretty proud of this and I do hope he will be as well..

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Emma's Tree

I made this tree for my mom who lives in a trailer during the winter season in Arizona...We always shared a tree at Christmas but alas, with miles apart, I thought making this tree would make us feel together during this season...The pattern is designed by a woman named "Miriam"..I think it's beautiful don't you? Thank you Miriam for such a lovely pattern...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Some Little Christmas Gifts

Just a couple of small extra Christmas gifts..
The doily is crochet for my SIL's new dressing room..I have a couple more to get completed by the next couple of days but they do go pretty fast.

The coasters are so much fun to make...If you are interested in a tutorial for these please check out "Allsorts" Instructions are easy to follow and I think they are quite cute..

Ok, off to bed and tomorrow I plan to finish up a little "Wolf" wall hanging for my brother..He loves wolves.. Hopefully I can get a couple of things worked out...

Friday, December 5, 2008

4th Ornament for the Christmas Ornament Exchange

Here is the 4th ornament of my Christmas Ornament Swap..As you can see they are all similar and yet a bit different. I think they came out pretty nice, hopefully the receiver's will. I've learned a couple new stitches and found out I need better needles for sewing on beads ..I have holes in my fingers (ok, so my grandmother told me to start wearing a thimble some 40 years ago) but I completed my project and feel pretty good. Thank you for all you has made comments on the other three..

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A Game of Tag

Pallas, a creative and artistic friend tagged me today, now how cool is that? I recommend checking out her site. Her love of vintage fabrics, buttons, laces and etc. is interesting and her work: Fantastic!

The Tag rules are a simple few so lets get started:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag two of your other online art friends.

Six quirky things about me:

1. I still believe in Santa Clause.
2. I love snow!
3. I have a passion for herbs and I love growing them..Already planning out my garden for next summer.
4. I have 1 brother, 3 children and 5 grandchildren
5. I love fabrics, buttons, laces, threads, yarns....
6. My husband, Lee, is my best friend and together we are raising, 1 German Sheppard (Strider), 1 Cocker Spaniel (Lindy) and 2 cats (Tigger and LaBella)..I'm proud to say we are expecting another addition to our home at Christmas. A kitten who will be 7 weeks and her name is "Noel".

Tag You're It - I choose my friend Nancy who started me into this quilting art world and Flischa, a talented fiber artist..

What a surprise I had when I discovered I hadn't made any blog entries since October and yet I have made some accomplishments. Guess I better make sure to take pictures asap before I send them off from here on end.

I am in a Christmas Ornament Swap and for weeks I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do..Then I saw a wonderful tutorial on using CD's..They weren't Christmas ornaments but I knew immediately it was perfect..So, I have now recycled 8 cd's that were of no value, and along with learning some Crazy Quilting Stitches, have made my ornaments. They are far from perfect and with only the limited amount of supplies I had on hand, I think, all in all, they came out pretty good...

Now, I'm back to the sewing machine..

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Two New Postcards

I created, with fabric given in a challenge, two new postcards. Still have more learning to do, but I think they came out pretty good....It was a challenge called "Swap Your Challenge" and it was alot of fun, with each month different fabrics to work with..Alas, this is the last month but it was a blast..Looking forward to new challenges and more art in fabric.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Finished Halloween Piece

Finally I put a finish to my little witch..I think she came out adorable for not even knowing where I was taking her..

WaterFall Quilted Wall Hanging

Well, atleast it will be quilted once I can find a spot to lay this out ..I purchased this waterfall scene at the Kalispell Quilt Show thinking I was going to put it into my bathroom...Alas, it's a bit too big so I'll find another perfect spot. I need to pick up some batting this week although I do have the back already cut and ready to do..So here's the top of my waterfall.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My First Bing Cherry Freezer Jam

Well, I know this isn't probably in the ways of being creative but I think it is.....Prior to going to my daughter's home, I asked my husband to bring me some Flathead County Bing Cherries so that I could make some freezer jam...I haven't heard of anyone really making jam out of cherries but ohhhhh, the Flathead County Cherries are to die for..So, he brought me a flat and while I was at my daughter's we made this incredible jam..I left her with half and I think she told me she's having to use it everyday as the kids are really loving it...My daughter feels it's a bit sour but my tastebuds say sweet with a bit of tartness..Anyway, here is a picture...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beginning Stage of Halloween

This is a picture of a SanMan piece called One Size Fit's All!...I have an idea to do a few Halloween pics and then putting them into a small wallhanging...I love Halloween but out here in the country, it is doubtful I'll even hear a child let alone see one but I can still enjoy it myself..So, here's the first square..

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Addie's Pillow Case

I embroidered this pillow case for my granddaughter Addie. It was suppose to be finished by
Christmas, which is when I finished Gracie's but alas, slow that I am she's getting it for her birthday...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A dear sweet person, Dawn, gifted me this award today. You can't imagine how honored I am to recieve it. I've seen a couple of these circulate and thought how awesome they were, but never in a million years did I ever think I would be a recipient. Thank you Dawn!!
So here are the rules when receiving
Here are the rules when you select your people for the award:
1) Put the logo on your blog;
2) Add a link to the person who awarded you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4) Add links to those blogs on yours
5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs

I do need to pick 7 other people for this people this was very, very difficult for me to do as I'm so fortunate to know so many that are soooooooo creative...

1 - Nancy
2 - LaRinda
3 - Cathryn
4 - Pamela
5 - Pallas
6 - Dianne
7- Janice

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Addie's BD Gift

This was something I made for my granddaughter's 9th birthday...I did have a pattern but ended up changing it and adding a few emblishments...It needs a little pressing, but I have to wait for the fabric clue to dry..

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Garden Bag

A friend gave me fabric panels of a garden bag about 18 months ago..I may be slow but I do get things done , well, ok sometimes..Anyway, I worked on this today and it came out pretty good..

Friday, July 11, 2008

Addie's BDcard

I love creating art. I can't say my talents are of a true artist, but my heart sure thinks it is. Anyway, I've been working on a quilt, doing some cross stitching and will continue to write but still I feel as though I need to create "art"..So, with my adorable granddaughter's birthday coming, I put all aside and tried to create an "altered" art card...Anyway, here it is...I wish you all a wonderful weekend...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Few Sites Where I Live

My Week

As promised my daughter, I'm working on a quilt for her. It's my first sort of..Well, actually my second attempt..When I first started I wasn't happy so I tore it out and redid the pattern..The picture I am posting is nearly the half way point but thought I would show what I've managed to accomplish this week..

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Summer Pictures of My Yard

Here is some pictures that I just took of my yard...If you look closely, you'll see a deer watching me do it in one of them...Which one????

Looking Out Into My Garden

Here is a little mini quilt...Can't remember what the original name should be but I call it "Looking Out Into My Garden"..


I can't believe it's been so long since I've added anything to my blog...I will posting a pic of a small miniature piece later this day but haven't done all that I wanted.

For Mother's Day this year, my sweet daughter purchased for me an adorable 4 mo old Cocker Spaniel. She is black with the exception of a small piece on her chest which is white with a bit of black spotting and a little tiny spot under her lip...She is feisty, energetic, stubborn and as sweet as they come...To be honest, she is my baby..

Unfortunately, last Friday evening at around 10:15 pm, Lindy was playing with our German Sheppard under the table and one scream came out of her...Within a few seconds she was bounding back for more play when I suddenly noticed her eye...Needless to say within minutes we had managed to call a wonderful country vet who took her right in...Her eye popped out of its socket. Most times the eye can be popped back in but Lindy's is severe enough that she actually may either loose her eye entirely, her eyesight or she can come out of it unmarked...We'll know in a few days what the results will be.

Anyway, for now, I'll give this spot to Lindy..I'll place two pictures of her, one prior to the accident and one the day after.

Lindy feels this world is one big playground..What a philosophy to have, maybe something we all ought to experience.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

"Swap Your Fabric" Challenge for March

These are three pieces that I put together for the "Swap Your Fabric" Challenge...They are not as original as much as I would like but I know if I keep pushing deeper and farther, that artist will appear one day....

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Out My Window - Spring has Sprung

A little piece I designed with the season of spring on its way.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentine Post Card Swap

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valentine heartswap lma 2008

I've signed up for a Valentine Post Card Swap, here are my two cards..They are made with fabric, paper, beads, ribbon and flowers...

It's been awhile since I posted but with Christmas and then a January full of other situations, my time just magically disappeared..I plan to visit more often with more creations this year...