Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Journal

I usually start my new journal for the year on my birthday in March. This year I decided to start it the first of the year. I really like a medium sized journal. I can add my writing and small pictures and it just seems to work the best for me. Here are 3 pictures of the outside and the inside of my new journal.  photo jou1_zps0679a69e.jpg  photo jou2_zps5d6c7661.jpg  photo jou3_zpseb10b153.jpg

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Art Show Pictures

Here are a few pictures from our art show at school. I have the best students ever!  photo 013-3_zps824c17f9.jpg  photo 027-1_zps854d797d.jpg  photo 033-1_zps7ffe3bf3.jpg  photo photo-1_zpsb319999f.jpg  photo photo-1_zps3f4d79b4.png  photo 020-4_zps516daea9.jpg  photo 006-7_zpsd6787a6a.jpg  photo 003-10_zps8348fb84.jpg

Monday, January 21, 2013

Embellished Glove

A parent of one of my students gave me a wonderful box of goodies! In the box was a simple white ladies glove. I embellished it with some lace and such. Pretty, feminine and just my style!  photo glove_zpsbe651012.jpg

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Scrap Bib

If you ever need to make a quick baby shower present, this might be just the thing! I had a vest made of quilted material. I hadn't worn it in some time, but I really liked the material. I cut a bib shape out of the back side of the vest. I zig-zagged stitches around the outside edge, and then used scissor blades to frey the edges. I tore matching fabric strips to make the ties, and attached them to the bib with buttons. Photobucket

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Handkerchief: a small cloth for wiping the nose, face, etc. Don't ask me where my love for old things comes from. I am just drawn to them. Pretty linens, buttons, quilts, and yes, handkerchiefs. The only two people I know that use cloth handkerchiefs all the time are my sister-in-law Julie, and my dad. Actually, my dad has kind of gravitated to paper towels, but we won't mention that I just told everyone that. Anyway, over Christmas break I washed and ironed all of my handkerchiefs. Really I do have a life, but I LOVE crisp, clean ironed fabrics. They just look so pretty! If a tear ever falls, you can count on Julie to reach into her bag and give you a fresh handkerchief to wipe it away. Photobucket

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Arizona, known for it's sunshine and warm weather has turned cold! Freezing cold! My poor flowers, plants and me! I have been down with the bug for days! I usually have a hard time sitting still for an hour and I have slept and fevered away almost 4 days. Enough!! I pulled myself out of bed and finished this pair of mittens. Tomorrow I will go back to school and get ready for our anual art show, which will be held a week from Thusday. I think I can...I think I can.... I think I can!!! Photobucket

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Everything is Going to be Alright!

Yesterday I was leaving the gym and I looked down and saw a beautiful leaf shaped like a heart. I picked it up and looked around and saw more leaves on the path, all facing me, all shaped like hearts. I picked a second one up and took them home. This morning I stamped one heart with the words "I love you", and the second heart I stamped "I love you more". I take this as a sign from my mom that everything is going to be alright. Photobucket

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Conley's Cowboy Quilt

My nephew Conley will be 4 very soon. I started this quilt a couple of years ago and finally decided it was time to get moving on it. It is a twin sized quilt, and is a replica of a quilt my grandma made for my brother when he was a little boy. I finished drawing and coloring the main part of the quilt. Now I just have to add the borders and quilt it. I am putting this on my priority list, so I will post a picture of it, completed, by the end of the month! Photobucket