Saturday, July 31, 2010

Stores have Halloween

I bought a metal witch with a wiggly hat that doesn't stop moving.  The cat is a candle holder -- when it is lit, his face lights up: eyes, nose, mouth.  Teamed with the Haunted House, this should be a good centerpiece.  Blessings, Janet

Happy 94 Today Daddy

I cannot imagine being 94, with a wit that is wonderful for all who are around him, and the stamina to go out to breakfast with my sis and her hubby. Daddy is one heck of a guy.  His mama would be proud - she is the first one in the picture, then me (my daughter Deb in front) my sister, Bonnie, mom and grandma Bender.  The clock picture is me in Clinton, IL where daddy was born.  You all have a Blessed day. Janet


Monday, July 26, 2010

Halloween Apron

Not too early to think of holidays.  I have been anxious to use this panel and finally found the right setting for it.  A Halloween Apron.  This will give it more use and its a different design.  I love to design around fabric panels.  Sometimes I have them what seems like forever, but finally something else will come along that fits it perfectly and calls out to me exactly what it should be. Enjoy.  Blessings, Janet

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Working on it

As they say on NCIS.  I have a new baby that has been commissioned.  She is not quite done, but you get a sneak peek.  I need to get her done so I can play.  This weekend there is a craft show in Ft. Lauderdale and you know what is close by . . . Galleria mall and the Ocean.  Can't beat that.  It's been awhile since I've been out, so I am looking forward to it.  Are you all still looking for my cottage by the water?  I'll have to paint more pictures to remind me and you.  Thank you.  Blessings, Janet

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Two more Cottage on the Water scenes

Once started, I cannot stop dreaming of a cottage on the water.  Here are two more ideas. It's a nice warm 92 degrees today.  Toasty.  Southerly breeze. FIFA is not over yet.  Neither team is scoring!!??  They have had chances, ABC.  Blessings, Janet

Friday, July 9, 2010

Another Owl and Owlet

I love to crochet these little creatures.  I love to watch them on the Internet too.  I found that they eat different kinds of foods in the UK than they do here. I don't know if it is because of the scarcity of the food or if they have never tried it.  I will look for the link to the FAQ.  Enjoy.  Blessings, Janet

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Across the Street

I decided to give my imagination another go round.  This is a picture of across from the yellow cottage. They have their garden in and it is producing tomatoes, herbs and flowers.  Since I don't have my cottage yet, I have to go into the market and purchase my fresh veggies, fruits and herbs.  Blessings, Janet

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Baby Owlet for Mom

I love to experiment and make new patterns.  I made the great-horned owl and now she has a baby owlet.  The owlet would have fuzzies if it was a new baby, so this is an older chick.  I do almost have a barn/barred owlet completed.  The baby still has work to be done on it.  Meantime back to FUN!  Blessings, Janet

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Big Thank you for a Thoughtful Gift

Everyone knows I live in paradise, that I like (my home birds) Flamingos, and that I'm a happy gal.  My Best girlfriend since 3rd grade, Jeanine, saw a Flamingo while she was out running errands and thought of me.  Look at that face, those eyes, OK, I see a bit of devilment there - I think she's going to be into everything, but that's OK, she's beautiful, and cute, and cuddly.  I'll keep her.  Thanks so much Jeanine, you are a shining example and a champion in my life. Thank you for always, always being there for me.
Many Blessings,

Monday, July 5, 2010

Yellow Cottage

I am still looking for my yellow cottage.  I definitely need a porch swing and an orchid would be nice. The scarf is for my hair - there is always a breeze by the water.  Blessings, Janet

Saturday, July 3, 2010

New Great Horned Owl

My newest creation.  .  . guess I will have to work on her owlets. This has been a fun project. She is a Great Horned owl. Her tufts or feathers are where the ears are located. They assist in camouflaging the owl or in the open field silently being able to communicate with each other or to let their families know where they are.  They can be raised up or down depending on these circumstances. When in a tree the color of their ears and their concealment posture blends them in with the tree bark making them almost impossible to identify.  Blessings, Janet

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day

Our friends in Canada, Happy Canada Day.
The NPBC-ASG shop hop went well yesterday. They loved the crocheted Sunflower badges I made. The stores and customers noted them and were impressed with the idea of the camaraderie of it.  That and when we went into a restaurant, we told them, whomever has a flower, they belong to our table, as one by one they straggled back to eat lunch.  The sky looked threatening, but we were blessed with a great day and a good shopping trip.  I love being with the ladies and discovering new things and places. Blessings, Janet