Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Neither of these two pics show the true color of my fabric, which is a vibrant yellow. This is where I was just sarting to try some different stitches, daisy chain, outline stitch, satin stitch and I forget what the pink one is called.
Then, I added a piece of lace which I attached down on the one side with Cretan stitches (blue), and added white French Knots. And so it goes, continuing to add bits of fabrics, trims, buttons...until you have a lovely artsy collage. This appeals to me. I am keeping it in my purse to pull out whenever I have a few minutes here and there. One thing I found out is that I hate using a hoop...I find it to hard to hold things as I need to, so I just do mine without it.
Otherwise, I am applying for jobs, bringing in all of my heirloom tomatoes which are ripening mostly all at the same time (of course). Tending the house, washing a ton of laundry and playing with grands. Life is full of fun!
Hope to get more posts done a bit more frequently, but we shall see. My desktop computer has been taken over by a gaming nerd, so I have been put back on my HP Mini, which I am actually enjoying! It gives me treedom to move about...mainly to my royal place of Queenliness...the couch!!! LOLOL.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Hello from the Dooz-in-ator!!! She is looking directly at the camera for the first time ever!!! DIL took this shot as she was sitting...I believe she got such a result due to food being involved! Of course.....
Doozey would like to present her Mama's new cleaned and organized screenroom succulent area!
Many were just plain dead, many were used to make the new fairy succulent garden below, and so I had to do some shuffling, throwing away, etc. It was all good though and now it looks so spiffy. It lead to a good cleaning of the whole room, which was SOOOO GOOD!!!
Before I show the fairy garden, there is some other breaking news.....guess who has lost not one, but TWO baby teeth this week???
DONOVAN the magnificent!!!
So here is my new creation today! I had saved all my fairy garden making supplies, so I dragged them out, washed up my large shallow dish, and got some brand spankin new cactus soil. I took a few cuttings from the outside tire gardens as well, and most from the shaded screenroom. I will need to water daily for a while until roots are established.
Here are a few close ups. I love it...makes for a lot of happiness!
I haven't been posting a lot lately...been doing a lot of catch up after quitting my job...house cleaning, doctors appointments, etc. I hope to do better...trying to search for a job too...everything is so time consumming...but as my friend always says "EVER ONWARD..."
Hugs and kisses...Julie
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
In random order...pics from my container garden this morning. Posting from my phone...not sure in which order they will go...but the orangy-colored one is a large Mr.Stripey. Can you see the stripes where I held his bottom side up a bit??? I am loving this winter growing season...just sowed a ton of green (or maybe they were red) pepper seeds this morning, that my husband saved for me. Dried on paper towel on kitchen sink...will put my best shot of them here too...it will be blurry...but they look like tiny snails with a swirled pattern! LOL. Hope you can see it.
On another subject...I am feeling well now following a 10 day cold after leaving my over-the-top stressful job. Am so happy to be enjoying life again!!!
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
I am happy to say these were made from stuff I already had around the house! YES!!!
Mine are the three with hearts...made with leftover "Nanna's Nursery" Baby Girl cardstock, lace, sequins, bows on a string, marker, and cut up white doily bits.
My artist daughter made personalized ones for Emily and Donovan, featuring their favorite characters...My Little Pony theme, and Pikachu, from Pokemon. They will be so pleased...especially with a little candy attached!
I still have more to make...but will do on another day when a few more free minutes present themselves!
X o x o...Julie