Saturday, January 26, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Page From My Sketchbook

I haven't posted very much lately, but it is not because I haven't been busy. It is because I have been working and working on
Karen Ruane's Alchemy class!
The new piece is coming along and so is the sketchbook that goes with it. I was not happy with any of the paper in my various sketchbooks, but then I remembered I had "made" some papers from layers of magazine pages, stitched, gessoed and painted. I got those out and they are just right for this project. Then of course, I had to make some more pages......
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Storage Container

Isn't this cool? I read about using these bamboo steamers for storage containers in Martha Stewart's Living. I bought this one new, but I think I will look around for them in the thrift stores. I meant to use it for projects as I like to have all the things for a given project together in a tray or a basket, but the Pearl Cotton fit in there so nicely. The next one will be for projects.....
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Thursday, January 3, 2013


Hanging Pockets
A way for me to use my extra embroidered pieces!
An idea I liked from Linda and Laura Kemshall's web site. 
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The first and hopefully the last.....

If you follow me on Facebook, you have already read about this exciting New Years' day event, so just move on to something else. I won't mind.

I am sorry to say, I have done it again. Late New Year's day, I took some towels out to the garage and the mat by the door slipped out from under me. I landed on the concrete garage floor, with my head just inches from bumper of the pick up truck. I slammed my head on the floor and my tailbone. A grapefruit sized lump popped up on the back of my head and I felt a bit woozy so we went to the ER. A surprisingly quick trip. No serious damage, but I have to stay close to home and rest. No problem there. I hurt all over! It has been two years since I broke my neck. I was almost getting cocky! What a way to start the New Year......but perhaps I have had my accident for the year---early!

Happy New Year. You all stay safe and happy!!!