Monday, December 29, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Fluffy White

No matter how old you are, you still enjoy a Snow Day. It's the unexpected.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Remember as a kid, it was always The Big Wait till Santa arrived. The anticipation and the excitement of the unknown gifts, the Christmas Tree lights. As an adult, this year, I'm marveled by the lit Christmas Tree and grateful....just grateful for life.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

She's a beauty. Hope to the world!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Oh the beauty of the simple things.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Ever Green

For 35 years I bought into the Artificial Way-A FAKE TREE. I can't really remember why I continued on that path for 35 years-what was I thinking? 2008 is a real Balsam Fir and does it smell wonderful. Got it myself today, carried it in and here it proudly stands at 8' tall. Just room enough for The Angel. I'm grateful.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Plain walls

There is nothing pretty about a plain wall. I wanted to frame quilt art, but didn't have the heart to cut into a 'cutter' quilt. Instead I found some already cut into pieces on ebay.... and took a hand at framing. Thoughts? A unique table where the flip up leaves are tucked into the table. Also works well because the width is only 12" wide. Now, all I need to find is a primitive Coffee Table.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Wreath of Cheer! This was a recycled I think it falls within the 'Going Green' category--reuse. Get the snow shovel out, it has begun.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A great find at an antique store - I bought it as a cutter, but cannot cut into this beauty. Trying to think outside the box to arrange a wall cutout. Using antique tool boxes to hang small quilt projects from the handles.

Temporarily not mindful of my presence. Sharing a painting project--a 1971 graduation gift that's gone mod. A table has followed and a chair will soon too. Who can't love Fall. Some recent shots at Durward's Glen.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Moving is such a human insterest story - you get to relive so much of your life. And, you see your worldly possessions packed in the inside of a 24' truck. Well the story has been written and I'm happy. A bit of rearranging and decorating yet to come, but here is...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yesterday's Prized Possessions

Finding unusual 'yesterday's furniture' has quickly become a fever with me. I'm intrigued this 'Tobacco Stand" can become an end table. Although I don't care for smoking, this table struck me as conversational. A tad of refinishing will have it looking great.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fence Posts in your Life

Ever truly look at fence posts --how they strongly determine where the lines attach to. You can always go back to the cornerstone and find your way again if you're lost. I love fence posts -- next time you're driving in the country, pause a while and study them for their beauty.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vivid Memories

After a long awaited event, like a vacation, it sometimes seems like it too quickly becomes a vivid memory. Which it should be. But the time passes oh so quickly as it's happening. Such was the case at a recent quilt retreat. The fun, laughter, relaxing spirits in the room were much needed by everyone. The fast paced lives we lead justify taking more and more time for one's self. I can certainly say with gratitude, I'm glad for the sisterhood.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sometimes you just gotta dance like no body's watching!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Anticipation of Retreat

In anticipation of an upcoming retreat--my totes are packed and ready to roll. I have high hopes for accomplishing much--maybe more in spirit.

Monday, July 14, 2008

A Project Has Been Finished

This (finally) completed quilt is done. Not my proudest piece of work, but done. Not realizing that I chose the wrong navy fabric-it was more broadcloth than quilting cotton - I had already cut and sewn the thing together. So, pretending the pioneer spirit took hold, I finished it and will use it. Cricket, my cat has taken a likin to it, since it's been folded and sitting in the sewing room for a bit too long. Cat hair off-it's getting it's first wash to 'pucker' it up. Here's the thing - stitches are way way too distant; somewhat even in their long length, but not a Blue Ribbon Beauty. From a distance, not bad.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

County Fair

A trip to the County Fair certainly brought back vivid childhood memories of 45 years ago. Can this really be the building we exhibited the Blue Ribbon Muffins?