Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

More cards, Dexter, dyeables....

A few more cards that are or will be for sale at Grand Valley Books.

Dexter sometimes sits with his front feet between his back feet.
Lace and trims that I dyed recently. They all started out white, and through the magic of alcohol inks, have been transformed.

And five more cards. Someone needs to teach me how to move photos around on Blogger. I used to be able to do it easily, but since they  "improved" it, I haven't figured it out.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


We actually ate 3 cherry tomatoes a few days ago. There are two more almost ripe and one large tomato, too.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

More cards for the bookstore

Two more cards for sale at Grand Valley Books.

And two hearts sent off for a swap on CQ for Newbies.

Just try it....

....just try getting out the back door.

But first you'll have to fight your way into the front door.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2015, part 2

I am woefully behind on this project, but still plugging away. I originally pieced the first 3 blocks for January, February, and March at the same time, and thought I was so smart to be ahead of the game. So far I've only embellished 2 of them and part of the 3rd, but I'm happy with them.
I love the silkies I bought to use, and while the blocks may not all get a "saying" on them, I hope to do the little thread sketch for each. We'll see how that pans out.

Green thumb?

I'm the first to admit I don't have one. But the things in my yard that I mostly leave alone and just provide water do okay, like these red hot pokers. They are more plentiful and more intensely colored this year than ever. They always bloom around my birthday; a little early this year, but that's okay.
I'm not sure if the camera captured it or not, but the first of the moon flowers have had a distinctly lavender tinge to their outer edges.
These pansies seeded themselves from a hanging pot I had last fall. They bloomed into early December and started up again in February.
 More pansies. This year I bought orange and purple violas and an orange variety called "whiskers".
I have great hopes for these two tomato plants. One is a husky red and the other is husky cherry tomato. I've had good luck with the yellow pear tomatoes in the past, but my family doesn't think they're as flavorful as the red ones.
Zack, Corbin, and Dozer with the red hot pokers.