Monday, October 22, 2007

Our hurt baby

Our "son" Gandalf came running up to "Dad" this morning to tell him he got hurt. Of course he had to go the emergency room. The Dr. thinks he got caught in the fan belt of a car. We can't imagine him doing that but it was cold for the first time this morning???? Our big tough guy who usually fights, spits, bites, and screams and has to be restrained just to be examined, when he is at the Dr., didn't make a protest. Just a big shot of antibiotics and some cream for his eyes and he is home again. Can you imagine how much that hurts though!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

OH NO! I've been MEMEd!

I have been meme'd by Jane,

I really don't know anyone else to tag so will have to add some later if I can find anyone that hasn't already been tagged.

Ah! I found one, Susan at

If you want to play, great! If you don't that's great! No obligations here, just trying to have fun, sooooo.....1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.

Now let's see! I think i am supposed to do 7 things you might not know about me or something like that.

No 1
I grew up in the Air Force and have lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Tennessee, Arkansas, New Mexico, Wyoming, on Okinawa, and Colorado. I have lived in 18 different cities that i can remember and have visited 19 States so far.

No 2

My first job was as a soda fountain jerk and I have worked as a waitress, sales clerk, cook, caregiver, housewife, in a chicken factory, restaurant assistant manager, restaurant manager, motel housekeeper, motel desk clerk, motel night auditor, motel accounts receivable secretary, radio station newsman helper, in a pet store, as a college continueing education computer teacher, computer lab technician, and I own a moving company.

No 3
My favorite place I lived was in Arkansas with all the water and trees. My favorite job was motel desk clerk

No 4
My dream is to own and operate a Bed and Breakfast with a Quilt shop as part of it.

No 5

My favorite vacation was a week long trip to Cancun Mexico with my DH, we toured a pyramid, rode in a glass bottom boat, snorkeled, shopped, and just had a great time.

No 6

Sleeping on my back causes me to have nightmares!

No 7
I love to read stories about animals and especially fantasies about dragons, and read lots of fantasy books from the teen section of the library.

Wow! that was kind of hard, made me think!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Another Julie's Round Robin

This week i worked on this Round Robin from an off shoot of the Kaye Woods Quilting Friends group called the Learning Fabric Art's group. This one belongs to another lady named Julie. I decided her traditional style quilt needed some crazy quilting so i did a crazy quilt border on one side and a regular strip of elephant print fabric on the other, after adding a 1 1/4" black border all around.
Here at the top of the strip i added a branch of flowers and leaves, below that is a printed on silk, pic of an elephant and her baby, i added some coconut shell beads at each corner. To the left i added some little metal charms and an elephant button I had.
Below i made some golden yellow yoyo flowers and to the right of that some cascading lily like acrylic flowers down the seam. The elephant print fabric is from a friend in South Africa.
Below the print i used some cool fringe trim and a bead and button cluster featuring an African mask button. Then i used a couple of coconut shell spears with some beads between to do that seam.
Another elephant with some trim around and acrylic flowers framing it. Also a feather stitch seam treatment to the right, and a couple of lazy daisies with bead stems
The bottom is another african type fabric with a black fringy trim and beads above it. i thought this pic of the indian elephants all dressed up was neat so printed it out on silk too and used a gold metallic trim to frame it. made a wooden bead flower in the corner.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Latest Round Robins worked on

This first one is a sewing themed Choose your own theme of "Carole's" Had fun doing this one. I used a piece of a tape measure, some ric rac, a piece of elastic, some seam tape, piping, covered buttons, regular buttons, snaps, ribbons, beads, yo yo flowers, silk ribbon flowers, acrylic flowers, sewing themed charms, and a little cross stitch of a embroidery hoop and work. Plus a few basic sewing stitches like the blanket stitch and a basting stitch, and a couple of embroidery stitches.
This is Flora's kitty kitty block. Such a great colorful block. Had no trouble picking out colors for it. I add the little prissy white kitty with the pink collar among the acrylic flowers at the bottom right. Above that I used her great red grosgrain ribbon with the white stitching, couched it down and added bead flowers and beads and a few paw prints. To the left I did a featherstitch in a pretty variegated thread got in a thread buy from Susan N. and added some purple beads to highlight the stitching. This kitty kitty has been a great Round Robin. Such great stitching and ideas from all the ladies. Got to work on two of Rebecca's kitty kitty blocks, this being the second one. I add the hidden kitty at the bottom among a bunch of acrylic flowers and a little butterfly he is watching. Above that I used a set of kitty buttons that spell out meow. Drilled holes with them to sew them on. Don't they look like they are looking up at the great big kitty in awe?! To the left on that gorgeous piece of fabric in soft aqua with butterflies and silver highlights I added some beads to all the butterflies spots.

A Little About Me

Hi and Welcome! I am 50 years old, married with 2 girls Andrea and Crystal, and 3 grandchildren. A girl, Jesi who is 13 that we are raising and a boy, Christian, who is 6 and, lives with Mom. Andrew James or Peanut is 6months old and brother to Jesi. We live in a house built in 1897 that is not in the best of shape but we are working on it and we love it. It is a 2 story colonial style with big columns and a big wrap around front porch. We also have 6 cats, of which only part of are allowed in the house, and 5 dogs. A Momma dog and 4 puppies. She had 9, we gave one away, then they all came down with parvo. I lost 4 but was able to save 4. A heartrending experience but was just glad to be able to save any. No help from the vet as they want so much money but found some homeopathic remedies that actually worked. I also have a 7 month old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that is my baby. She goes everywhere with me, sleeps under the covers with me, and is just the cutest thing ever.