Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happiness in the Old Year

This will be the last post for the old year 2008. I have truly enjoyed the last part of this year. I have a few treasures I want to share with you. I made a fabric portrait of a very special couple for the renewing of their vows on 10-12-08. All my love went into the gift. I treasure their life together and want to be with them as they set a new course.

I experimented with a new pattern and gave them out at my Bee's to see if they were what I had hoped. I have a hard time lugging my large pin cushion around and decided to try a much smaller pin cushion. The new design is based on a strawberry and is filled with sand. I find that they travel well so far. I have a new design in mind with a bit larger and safer leak proof method. I am still learning as I go.

I look forward to the new year and making new dolls in cloth, clay and new dimensions in forms (this is a teaser until I can find a name for what I am going to try next).

I've set up a permanent village in my dining room. As soon as I discover how to download the camera into the PC I will show the pictures.

Have a safe and wonderful New Year 2009. God Bless.
Thank you for stopping by,

Monday, December 22, 2008

Beatrix has a New Dress

I've been busy with Christmas for my family (2 daughters, son-in-law, 6 grands) plus finishing the dolls. Beatrix was on my last post, but she was dressed in my cami. I need to wear my cami, so I had to actually make her a dress. She wanted to show off her matching boots and Cabaret stockings at the same time.

My daughter (Tambra), grandson (Andrew) and I went to Ft. Lauderdale yesterday to celebrate Stephanie's 12th birthday and exchange Christmas (we usually do this 6 months into the next year, I was determined not to let that happen again). Steph has grown into a beautiful young lady. Tom and Deb's children Chris, Kayla, Meaghan, Steph and Amanda are growing too fast for me to keep up.

We were all sorry that our northern family and friends are having a horrendous winter. The kind of winters we remember all too well all the years we lived in the north. It has been more than 20 years since I've lived in central IL, but I still remember them too vividly.

I am still sewing and creating, trying to keep up. I will put more pictures up as I go.

Thank you for stopping by.

God Bless and keep you all safe,

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2 New Gals in Town

I spent last weekend in St. Augustine. Just about the most beautiful place ever. Our quilt group chose the city for the Christmas light special. The ocean and the 'Charlies' (Pelican squadrons) are beautiful to see. The are mostly a part of northern FL.

The best quilt shop is there too - don't miss the slide tour of the shop. She has the best batiks.

I am not finished with the 2 new gals, but they wanted to go out and party, much to my dismay. Dollies certainly don't have patience. Ballroom Gal has a Tattoo. I don't know, she must have gotten when she was out and about!

So many parties this weekend and too much food. I walk at least a mile and a half every other day. . .but it's not helping.

Every day is a new day. What a blessing. I am so happy to be retired with days so full of good people and happy work and volunteering. God's love is everywhere. May you have happy holidays (Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah).

Thank you for stopping to look in on my latest projects.