Thursday, September 30, 2010

Kelsa Kitty

The latest in the sweater animals..... they get better as they go. But then they should, or at least I should get better as I go. I had someone ask me why I made the faces cockeyed, one eye larger, and a little off center. Symmetry is so boring! Don't you think so?

Monday, September 27, 2010

Meghan Is Engaged!

Robert took Meg to the Washington Memorial, arranged to have someone snap a photo, and then dropped to one knee and opened a little black box... Meg's expression kinda says it all! Very classy, Robert, well done indeed. Gil and I have been turning blue holding our breaths on this one... we knew it was going to happen, just not exactly when. It will be a long engagement, I think, has been a long courtship. That's okay, life is good. One day at a time, eh?

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A New Products Weekend

I love to use products that aren't the norm... and in a couple weeks will show some folks at G Street Fabrics how to use a few that many non-artists aren't very familiar with.... so this weekend I played around some. I have lots of technical samples but needed to have a sample to whet some appetites. This is what I made. I am certainly not a Quilter, but I love to make little quilties to try out and show off techniques and products. This stars Lutradur, and uses Tyvek, Angelina, beading, foiling and patinating as well as photo transfering. Love them all. I will also show Bubble Jetset, but not everything has to go on one sample!

Friday, September 24, 2010

The Muppet Show - In the Navy

A friend of mine posted a Muppets video on Facebook and I spent way too much time looking at the little guys and decided I had to share this one in honor of my husband's and my Naval service.... and of course my interest in the dark ages! Love Vikings! (Especially porcine Vikings.)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Autumnal Equinox

And now comes my favorite part of the year! Sunny days, cool nights, clear skies and moons that fill the heavens!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cute, eh?

I think the top one may possibly be the cutest stuffie I have made yet. The cat I like too. The sheep.... well, I think he is very homely, but I am hoping someone likes him! He certainly has a classy Aran sweater! I really think I need to make more of the birdy ducky whatever though.... maybe I will call him Kyle. Don't ask me why!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never Forget

Nine years ago today almost three thousand people were killed in a terrorist attack on America. Muslims worldwide celebrated. Today, I will light a candle.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Hornet trouble

I have a problem. A fairly big problem. Here's a picture. It is a European Hornet. They are getting into my house in multiples. One or two nearly every night. We figure they are coming in with the cats or when we open the door to put out the torches or check the coals or whatever, though we never actually see them come into the house. I hope that is what is happening. I hope they don't have another way in that is just an open door for them. Their own personal entry into our abode. Now, you entymologists out there can tell me how gentle these guys are, how unaggressive unless threatened (what threatens them?) and how unlikely they are to sting unless provoked, but you see, I am allergic. Very allergic. I get stung, I die. That kind of allergic. So, just pretending they aren't there is not really an option for me. Last night one came in and then between my calling for my dh and his arriving, it disappeared.... and he couldn't find it. He waited up until almost 0100, but no sign. Now, I know it was there, it was a good big one, hovering by the door about knee high. Looking menacing. I didn't sleep so well, I can tell you. This is really not very good. Did you know the European Hornet hunts at night? I didn't know any stinging waspy type critter did. In fact, I thought that was a safe time for most bees and wasps. Ha! Silly me. Turns out these guys actually fling themselves against windows trying to get to lights, hurl themselves into glass. Now, if they like light, for heaven's sake, why don't they hunt diurnally and sleep at night like a normal bee! I am not a happy person right now.