April 28, 2010

Time to Say Good-bye

I guess it is time to close this blog and say good-bye. My husband took a job in another state and we have been in transition for ten months. I have reached the point where all my crafts and heirlooms are packed, so it impossible to continue.

I have really enjoyed meeting you in this interesting world of blogs. I have so enjoyed your blogs and have received many wonderful ideas from you.

I would love to continue to follow your blog. If you are interested, follow me from my family photo blog. It is a closed blog and you will get there only by this invitation. (My original family photo blog quit working so I am starting all over again.) My posts will contain more family pictures, but you can just ignore them! Eventually it will contain more photos of life, places we visit, and things we see. It might have a few recipes and ideas - more like a family blog. It has not been open for comments, but I will open that.

Thanks for all your visits, ideas, comments, embellishments, and chit-chat. What a great way to meet some wonderful people.

Wishing you the very best and many fun years with your own blogs.

March 18, 2010

Spring is Here

Spring is here! I was a little camera happy last night!

I had to laugh when I read a post where one had hurriedly gone to her yard to find flowers because her sister's yard had new blooms. She could not find any and her disappointment deepened - until one day, in her garage, she found her bucket full of last year's bulbs ...

May all your buckets be empty and your flowers be growing!

March 12, 2010

Fabric Bags are the Answer

I t seems that everyone is making fabric purses and carry bags! They are finding out how much fun it is to have softness, wash-ability, and oodles of pockets.

Have you noticed how you can not find cosmetics bags large enough for full size containers and hair blowers? Remember the 'train' case that use to be part of your luggage set? They are hard to find!

Many travel by car and would love to find some way to quickly pack all the 'bathroom paraphernalia' without pouring all the soaps and sprays into tiny travel containers.

Here is the inside of Lois' new travel bag. The blow dryer and the curling iron were left out for the sake of the picture. She is using some of her travel size containers because she had them, but obviously she has some choices.

Can't sew? My daughter went to the baby section of the store and found a really cute diaper bag which had lots of room and large pockets. The bag was not labeled a diaper bag and she certainly could not resist lime green and brown!

February 28, 2010

St Patrick's Day Quilted Wall-hanging

Time to change your theme to St. Patrick's, which of course means another month has come and gone. If you are like me, you are ready for the colors of spring, which include a lot of different shades of green.

For a moment I was ready to panic! Did I have anything in green? Then my pic file revealed this quilt made by Zella. She added a fresh touch that I see every now and then - a border of silver around the main theme. That highlights the shamrock much more than white or green would have done.

February 23, 2010


This framed needle work is quite large, probably almost 24 inches by 36 inches. Every feature and attire of the girl and her doll are done with thin yarn-like thread - very soft to sight and touch.

This is not counted cross-stitch, but a variety of stitches. The hours of work Zella put into this amazes me.

She was smart to put glass over the work as everyone wants to touch. I know they do not recommend covering your needlework with glass, but sometimes you do what you need to do. Notice that the glass is held away from the stitiches (not crushing the thread) by layered matting. The beautiful work is also hung where no direct sun light will bleach and destory the thread.

February 18, 2010

Your Socks Don't Match? No Problem!

Tina shows herself and her daughters in their socks, ready for the day. I smiled and asked to use the pic!

There was a day I would have never mixed my socks - in fact, I guess I haven't. Hallmark sells them this way! Could you do it?