Thursday, June 24, 2010

Scenes from the Street Breakfast (Sorry you missed it) 263/365

Chute 9

Zebra Legged Mule!

Mayor Rivera

Color Guard

My Boots

The End

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Flight of the Phoenix 262/365

We got an order for a staff with a phoenix theme. I found a graphic online and adapted it for what I needed. As luck would have it we found a phoenix charm at Hobby Lobby too.

ETA on the finished product...Saturday

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Name that Plant 261/365

Farmers and people from Illinois can't play.

The building behind me is where I have been swimming, MacKenzie Place

Monday, June 21, 2010

Another Doofy Hat DONE! 260/365

Been meaning to make this one for a couple of years. Now I done did it! Yay me (rolls eyes at ego)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Wrought Iron Becky 258/365

Did I tell you I used to work for some Italian guy in Chicago who is a blacksmith/fabricator? Well I did. I liked it except for the huge Italian egos floating around everywhere. This stuff at Territory Days brought it all back.

Here  is one of the designs I did for Michael:

Like I said, it was fun but would I want to do it again? Nah.

Friday, June 18, 2010

CQ Canvas Tutorial 257/365

Today I am sharing how I make my CQ canvases. They make stunning wall art!

Start with an 8x10 canvas or size of your choice. I got two for $3.59 at Michaels last week. I have used 11x14 in the past too.

You now need a CQ block that will cover the sides of the canvas. Mine was 10 1/2" x 12 1/2 "

Pick your trims

Embellish to your heart's content

Now you need to take a leap of faith! Spread some glossy Mod Podge on the canvas and center your block. Press down and start brushing glue on the top. It will dry clear. You must trust me on this!

Trim off excess fabric and added more layers of Mod Podge until it is as shiny as you want. Let dry between coats.

Hang it on the wall for all the world to admire!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Internet Woes :( 256/365

Fighting with either my modem or internet service. If I disappear for a few days that's why

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Filling Leslie's Shoes 255/365

I filled in for Leslie at quilt guild today. We got a total of 6 blocks, including hers (I forgot mine of course).

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

One Among Many 254/365

Got this book at the library recently. It's one among about 20 I have by my chair and bed. I have been known to have as many as 50ish at any given time. Gotta love the blessed public library!

On another note... Dakota came home unexpectedly today. I am trying not to stress out about it. Only two months until school starts right?

Monday, June 14, 2010

For lack of anything better 253/365

My meal at Red Lobster last weekend. Jack got a gift card from Mypoints so we splurged. Cheryl says her brother, Jimmy, calls it Dead Lobster.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

New Blog Look 252/365

Blogger offered me some new layouts so I took one. Gotta shake things up now and then, eh?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Yard Sales with Cheryl 250/365

Cheryl called me last night to see if we wanted to come up and shop the Glen Eagle neighborhood yard sales...uh YEAH! I did a little better this time, got some tops and some cool vintage fabrics among other things. Jack got some camping dishes (new in box for $3) and a toaster lol.

Of course I got some pictures:

 This guy was caught in a hail storm...OUCH!

Awe's a Becky paper doll set!

And last but not least...Becky in the Alice in Wonderland chair...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Diary Colorado Style 249/365

There's a certain phenomenon out here that either freaks you out or fascinates you. I even saw it on "If Walls Could Talk" on HGTV once. It's the carving of names, dates and so on in the bark of aspen. It scars overs leaving a permanent message. A couple of days ago I found this tree.

I cropped it a bit and am using this bit to tell friends and family how I feel...

Here are some other examples I have gathered over the years 

Wondering how I will tie in my 365 pic? The bulls on this tree is me. The top symbol stands for my friend Jaine from England who visited us in July 2007
I go back every fall to check on it

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yeah It's a What? 248/365

Saw this rock up in the mountains yesterday.

You can't really appreciate it until you add a little ME for perspective LOL!