Friday, March 27, 2009

Doll Face Class


I have added a site Cloth Doll Artists that I have joined with a very talented group. Their dolls are a work of art. Their friendship is a treasure. I have signed up for Santa's Studio to make a Christmas in July Santa. This is going to be a lot of fun.

Last week I was able to join my Dipsy Doodle Doll group for a doll head class with Marcia Acker-Missell as the teacher. She was patient, thorough, extremely talented and imparted that talent and her wisdom to us. We had the best time with her and each other. Growing by learning how to make the doll into our own design is a lot of work, sharing through friendships, and a lot of fun. We learned to dye our doll head, in addition to color and sculpt her. We completed the doll face in one day. Ms. Acker-Missell is available to us as we complete the other two doll heads.

I will let you enjoy the pictures and please see her website as she will be back in West Palm Beach to teach Fairykins in January.

I will be attending the quilt guild meeting tomorrow and we will be having fat quarter bingo after the meeting.
Thank you for reading. God Bless

Monday, March 23, 2009

Muggins the Skylord


After the computer was fixed, the Internet went out. . .but I believe everything is OK at this point. Muggins, the Skylord was a pattern winner for naming him. Two of us won, I named the little guy Muggins and Lady Rice named him The Skylord. You can purchase the pattern at Kat's Designs. She is a fantastic doll designer. See previous post for picture of Muggins, the Skylord.

Off-line I did keep busy, crocheting many tiny dresses and flowers. They will be used, specifically I put the on my tote. The larger flowers were used as pins
for the Quilt show - identifiers to keep us all together.

The Ft. Lauderdale quilt show was great and the artistic nature of the quilts are amazing. The portraits always mystify me and the butterfly quilt was awesome. I always enjoy the vendors.
On the way back home, the driver, Katy, took us down A1A along the ocean almost all the way. I do live in Paradise. I was pretty tired, my first all day outing since the surgery.

There was a doll class last week. I will show pictures next time.

Thank you for reading, God Bless
(((HUGGINS)))) Jan

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I Won Muggins


I named the new baby dinosar pattern on Kat's blog. He is the cutest little guy and I can't wait to make him. She sells the pattern on her webpage.

"MUGGINS" the SkyLord Pattern

Take a look and buy the pattern so that you too can have a little Muggins. I am so proud to have him.

My computer was finally fixed by Microsoft and my wonderful grandson, who has to have all the patience in the world. We were all up until 4 a.m. setting it back up. However, I had to be up and out the door at 9:00 a.m. for the Ft. Lauderdale quilt trip. I made it, but was dragging by 1:30 p.m. I can't do anything on 4 hours of sleep anymore. We came back home via A1A with the ocean out our windows almost the whole way home. I truly live in Paradise.

More pictures later.

Thank you for your patience.
God Bless.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Still No Computer Update


Bad news, Microsoft said I'm the only one in the world who has ever gotten this error!!!!! Good news Microsoft is staying on the line and fixing it no matter how long it takes???!!!!! It took more than a week to find out about this information.

If the error is unfixable!! I won't have email, but I will have everything else!!!!

Please have patience, I will be back with pictures.

God Bless.
Thank you for reading,

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Still Without Computer


This (fixing the computer) is going to take awhile. Microsoft is having quite a time figuring out what is wrong, so I guess I'll just have to cope and in the meantime read some of the books I have let linger. I finished reading Diana Athill's new book "Somewhere Towards the End" A memoir. She wrote this at age 89. She gives me hope that the upward years can be just as good, albeit a bit slower. She is a bright and positive example that 'older' can be good -- provided there is a dog and a garden in the picture -- exactly what my next projects are anyway. I'm glad to see I'm on the right track for enjoying the next stage of life. The next book I am in the midst of reading is Robert J. Wagner. . .my generation. What a smooth and interesting book. Smooth for the way it reads and interesting for the people and friendships he mentions.

I have been busy crocheting. I have made 5 (2 pink, 1 dk green, 1 lavendar and 1 gold) 3 inch dresses. Yesterday I picked up turquoise for another dress. They are adorable. I have put them on my tote and sent one to my grand for her birthday. She's going to put the shoulders of the little dress through a cord and wear it as a necklace. (The red one I made in Feb. for heart month, the pink is breast cancer, dk green is St. Patrick's day, lavendar is because I am older, and the turquoise is for ovarian cancer, the gold is because I am.) Sorry no computer, no pictures. I have also been crocheting flowers for trimmings, but they are too thick in yarn, so I have purchased perle and floss specifically to see if I can make the flowers flatter for trim.

I am enjoying reading (blogs) what everyone else is doing and their pictures. I will be traveling to Ft. Lauderdale for their quilt show on Sunday. I'll take pictures.

God Bless

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Computer not working

I am on a loaner with none of my 'stuff' so I am unable to post or receive email at the other address. I had a power outage on Thursday evening and it was too late to save the computer. It had to be left on just another 24 hours to be reconfigured for a new server. However, my power company decided to turn my lights out. I will be back soon (I hope, even Microsoft is having a hard time with this one) with exciting news with pictures. MUGGINS is mine, YEA!
Thank for your patience and God Bless.