Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I have been going through cupboards and boxes and any place else I have stashed stuff away for the Christmas show! I have so much stuff I don't know where to start! The book will go on hold until after the Holidays because I just can't focus on it right now! I just found out that my Mom will be having a knee replacement in the next month (keep in mind it is for me a 14 hour drive) I have a new grand baby due in a few weeks in Dallas, another one due, in Iowa, November 29th, the Christmas show, Thanksgiving and Christmas!!!!!! I just have to take this one day at a time and get done what I can!

I had some paper mache houses sitting around so I painted a couple of those yesterday, I am going to do those as primitive gingerbread houses, it will be a fun project! I like to try and make them all one of a kind but I am sure they will all turn out very similar! I will try and show photos as I go along!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I am home and it really is time to go to work! I hated to give my grandson back to his mom , he is so much fun to have around!!!! This Fall will be crazy with two more grand babies on the way, trying to work on a book, new patterns, a Christmas show and now my Mom may be will be having knee surgery!!!YIKES!!! I don't think there are enough hours in a day! The next couple of days will be spent pulling out stuff that I have been collecting for the show and trying to get my thoughts and ideas organized. Once I have my ideas I can move forward with them and get to work! I am going to try and use as much of my stuff up as possible, my nice work room seems to be shrinking!!! I have some things that I bought five years ago and still haven't used but I will come up with something!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

As you can tell I haven't been able to work as much this week, I have been so busy with my grandson, Thomas. What a joy he is! I am so glad to have this time with him! They start to grow up and get busy and then these times are few and far between! The work can wait! We will be taking him to our favorite resort this weekend where him and Papa can try out the new golf clubs! They tried to go a little last night but when it is 103 with a heat index of 120 trust me they weren't gone long! I am going to continue to work on the book but in the next couple of weeks I have to also get started on the Christmas show! I will be showing what and how to make some of the things I make for the show, I usually make everything "one of a kind" I will be doing photos and step by step with some of the things! This will be a very busy Fall!!!! Don't forget to watch for my sister's quilt on the cover of Fons and Porter magazine!!!! Julie of Prairie Star Quilts!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I went yesterday to meet my daughter half way to pick up my grand son! He decided he wanted to come to Nana and Papa's one more time before school started! Papa bought him a new set of golf clubs so I know what they will be doing! On one of my hunting trips I ran across a bag of old gloves! There was a pair of black leather, brown leather and a couple of pairs of white gloves! You know there will have to be a project with those! I am hoping there will be some sales today! Mr Thomas loves to go to garage sales!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I am working on another project today! I was lucky enough to find both a white wool blanket and a brown wool blanket so allot of my projects will be done with these two colors! I love the combinations of white, creams and brown. It is very rich looking but a little prim too! I found both of these blankets at antique malls (really more flea) one had a booth with military items, I found the white one in there and the brown tweedish one in another shop! You can expect to pay anywhere from $15.00 to $25.00 for white wool ones, if you find one for less than that you really have found a bargain! These military blankets are a great find, the wool is wonderful and there is allot of it! I just come home and throw it in the washer (hot water) and then in the dryer! I also found a great pillow (the cover wasn't wonderful) I took the cover off, sprayed it with Lysol then through it in the dryer with one of those dry cleaning sheets (no one is going to lay their head on it). Anyway, If you are starting on your own hunt-one pillow form 13"x15" (doesn't have to be exact) creams, white and brown wool! Happy Hunting!