Sunday, February 22, 2009

Penny's disturbing day.

I always get a kick out of funny dog pics. Here are 3 of our Yorkie ENJOY!
Hi I'm Penny. Am I cute or what???
Today I get to go to the groomer! I don't know what that is but I bet it will be fun!

I promise, I don't know where it went. I woke up and it was GONE!
I SAID stop looking at me.....

Friday, February 20, 2009

Everybody's TELLING it.

Twenty five random things about me.

1. I still remember my first childhood phone #(and I'm almost 50)

2. I love dogs. My favorite pet was a toy poodle named Shalimar.

3. My first car was my Grandma and Grandpa's old car. The car was passed down from my sisters, after K . hit the phone pole I got it. (No the giant dent was never fixed!)

4. In high school, I had a early morning music class. Late as usual, I jumped out of my car and locked the door.I heard music playing ...yes it was my radio. I had locked the car still running! I had to tell my teacher and get one of the guys in class to break into it so I could turn the car off.

5. I married my soul mate at the age of 17. Thirty two years later I love him even more!

6. I am a MIMI to 3 year old Connor Joe and I love it.

7. I graduated in May, got married in July and turned 18 in Aug. All the same year.

8. I learned how to use a snow blower this year! (I figured it out all by myself !)

9. My favorite ice cream flavor is Bonnie Doone peppermint chip.

10. Since July 1977, I have lived in 15 different homes and lived in 3 different states, including Indiana, Arkansas, and Kentucky.

11. Most of the rooms in my house are decorated in earth tones.

12. I like to be creative and teach others what I know, so they too can experience the joy of creativity.

13. I went snow shoeing and cross country skiing for the first time all in the same weekend,at the age of 49+, and lived to tell it! I also have pictures to prove it! mostly on my butt, but anyway...

14. I could eat peanut butter and banana or grape jelly sandwiches every day and not get tired of it. I would, however, be the size of a blimp!

15. I just learned about blogging and made my account only a few weeks ago, and I'm hooked!
Thanks Sis!

16. I not only have two wonderful children, but an awesome son- and daughter-in -law too.

17. This past year has been life changing.

18. I could lock myself in my craft room for a year and not get through all the stuff in there!

19. It's hard for me to pass up a good "DEAL".

20. I love to read out loud to my husband and have him read to me.

21. I try to drink at least 100 ounces of water a day.

22. I rarely keep any of the things I make. I like to pass them on.

23. My bed time is 9:00pm.

24. I can't eat lettuce!!!... Think salad shooter!

25. I voted for Obama!

Make it GREEN

I love creating things from discarded items. I have a few pics of some of my first creations.

Recycled Sweaters Lap Blanket

When my daughter left for college she also left a bag of wool sweaters! What to do??

Well I decided to felt them all. (To "felt" a wool sweater: Put sweater and a drop of dawn in zippered pillow case. Fill the washing machine with hot water and wash for about 5 min. Lay on a thick towel and roll it up to soak up the water. Put sweater in dryer.) Felting keeps the pieces from raveling when cut.
After all the sweaters were felted, I cut them in 4x4 in squares, randomly sewed them together with wool yarn in a contrasting color, and then backed it with a huge duster sweater that was cut and sewn into a rectangle and hand sewn to the top. I saved the buttons from the sweaters and used them to hold the two together.

From Tank to Handbag

An old tank top turned into a fun summer handbag. What was great about this was the buttons that went down the back, have become the front side of the purse! Because the shirt was lined, I didn't have to line the purse.The empire waist made it nice. I simply took the tie that went around the rib cage and put it up in the hem line at the top. The shoulder straps became (you guessed it) the purse handles. (This idea was my daughter's. She said she saw it on the bed and thought...hmm that looks like a purse!) Well now it is!


Hand Towel Heating Pad

From hand towel and a canvas bag (note the handles cut from the bag) to heat pad. I sewed the handles to the ends of the towel, folded it length wise right sides together, then sewed it to make a tube. I then turned it right side out ,added rice and stitched up the end. Just heat in the microwave for about 2 min. for moist heat.

From Wrapskirt to Table Cloth

A wrap skirt from the '90s made a nice tablecloth for this bistro table .

Salvaged Fabric, Great Reupholstered Chair

Discarded fabric (my husband scored this great find on "move out day" at the college where he is employed) gave this 1970s Herman Miller piece a face lift... I loved the retro fabric and colors which were much better than the sun-faded, ugly red it used to be.

my 6 word memoir

much confusion; very sad. with JOY!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I went to a neat site called onemotion.
It's a drawing program and it's free! Gotta love that! Try it.This is a quick drawing that I did of my yorkie Penny.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


I took this picture early spring 2006.
He looks so serious doesn't he?
It always makes me smile

photo by Suzan