Thursday, April 29, 2010

Daisy Blu

The Dolls of Summer - Daisy Blu. I crocheted a flower for the dress I made for her. Her pantaloons have polka dogs and she is reaching out to be held.  Finally, she says, Cold, cold winter!  I have another babe to be dressed and she'll join Daisy Blu unless someone takes her home.  Her big brown eyes are watching and waiting.
Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My First Sewing Machine

I had to take pictures of my sewing room for the ASG newsletter.  So, thought I would share my First sewing machine with you.
I received the sewing machine when I was about 5 years old.  I loved that sewing machine, I do not remember what I made on it. My grandmother had a treadle machine and I do remember sewing on that one too.  I guess this was pre-electricity \o/  Those were the days.  There was an ice man for the refrigerator, no we did not live in the country.  We were a block from the railroad tracks, my grandpa was retired from railroad work.  We had a roundhouse and I remember other than the 3 o'clock shift change whistle, you never wanted to hear it blow . . . meant an accident.  We lived a long way from the roundhouse, but I remember hearing it. I lived in Normal, yep, I am from Normal. Probably the only Normal person in FL. I'll stop with the fun stuff and let you enjoy the machine! By the way, it is soothing to hear a train today because I grew up with them so close.  I miss that.  If you remember, that was one of the things I noticed about Lakeland. Blessings, Janet

Monday, April 26, 2010

Florida Wildlife Cam

My life has been taken up with watching, not only Molly and the Owl Box, but the Florida Wildlife cam. Black bears, boars,  deer and raccoons, flying squirrels.  so fun to see what's in my backyard daily.
Blessings, Janet

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Easter Dinner 2010

OK, I am a bit late. However, this is the family dinner at Tam's house. We all had a great time. You can see by the pictures there was fun and good conversation.  Don't forget to see Foxy, the pups. She is good as gold and a wonderful addition to our family celebration. Blessings, Janet

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Big Doll Project

The Dipsy Doodle Doll group I belong to had a challenge.  We had a doll figure to use, but the rest was up to us.  They were to be "ME" dolls.  I put ME on a background of my Future.  I have a couple of cottage scenes, on the water (notice shell) with a puppy.  I have a scene of Italy or France and grapevines for travel.  My BELIEVE is strong and I am going toward my future in everything I do.  Remember the cottage by the water I painted and posted?  Help me find it and you can visit.  I zigzaged varigated thread on the seams, added lace and ribbon. I also added glitter to flowers and a few grapes, the sand, ocean and sky.  I may not be done with the embellishments. I crocheted my hat and bag (bag has heart charm) and am wearing a thumb ring and polished my nails. . . . no tattoos.  ENJOY!
Blessings, Janet

Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Doll Group

I have an assignment.  It includes making 'ME' as a doll.  I have a background, which at the moment is unfinished, and so am I.  I thought I would show you how I look first thing in the morning, yep that's black satin, red lace trim Pantaloons.  And now you know my favorite Nascar driver.  Bring on the STARBUCKS.  Actually, the shoes are drying.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

I hope this will be a family day for you.  Celebrate and Pray for others as we do daily. I don't know if Lyla my girlfriend will be out of the hospital on Easter.   My family from the 1960s. My grandmother holding Fluffy, my sister Bonnie, my husband Mel, mom Erma and daddy Richard. Only my sister and daddy are here now.  Many Blessings, Janet