Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye to 2010...A Strange Year Indeed

Wow what a year. Seriously.

I spent most of the year is a feast or famine situation. How come I'm not skinnier since it mostly tipped over to the famine side? Only good thing about being poor was the Medicade. I got to the DR more times than I have since I was pregnant.

At least I got to travel. Ft Collins, Denver several times, Dallas, Tennessee, Illinois, Indiana.

Jack got a great job and my business is steady and seems to be growing.

Now the Great Stash/ De-stash. Bring it on 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


It's almost here. It's so close I can taste it.

I am so looking forward to this challenge. I need the room.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Sneak Peak for 2011 Challenge

A little teaser for upcoming stash busting challenge. Example #1 is how I pull yarns together for a OOAK scarf or Hat and scarf set. I used an eyelash/fur type of yarn in teal/black/purple/gold and pulled colors to match from giant box of stash yarns (have more tucked away but gonna work from this box first) Not enough here for a hat but maybe another scarf.

In this pile we have more than enough blues for a whole set. I even have more of the soft fuzzy stuff at the top. This could be one for me lol.

More for me. Lace shawl or scarf in baby alpaca. OK one for me one to sell/gift.

Got beads, sequins and charms? Damn skippy I do! I am thinking this could be a  very productive year...geesh I didn't even touch on the fabrics!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

RIP Blues Blaster I miss you already

Just got word a friend passed....sad day for  us in the Acoustic Pond

Scott is the big guy on the right

here's the video I did for him a couple of years ago coz he liked this song

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vintage Xmas Winner

OMG what day is it?

It can't be Sunday again already! Good grief what's the actual date? DEC 5!?!!! I gotta do my give away.

The winner is...Carol in Clarmont. Hit me up with your address GF!

Random Ideas and Thoughts

So I have been looking at a lot of 365 ideas (Thank you for tweeting about that zombie 365 thing Noah Scalin of Skull a Day and other cool endeavors) and I came up with one that might help me in my quest to get rid of creatively use up some of my stash. How about I document a new 100 thing challenge?

Actually, I might post more than once a day (I just read about doing that on another blog)...... And I  might make way more than 100 things.

Hey, what if the challenge consisted of tallying up how many things I actually make instead of counting to a set number? Of course the real challenge will be taking pictures of these things and posting on here. OMG I could give away a lot of the things I make! I am on a ROLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

I accept this challenge!

Start date Jan 1, 2011. Please follow and cheer me on. I need your support.

Here's the reason for this challenge, lol. My goal get it under CONTROL!

I am still making up the "I get to buy stuff for custom orders" and "If I need actual sewing thread I can buy that" or "If Leslie gives me a bag of goodies I won't turn it down".

 What about "I will do a give away once a week" or "I will sell 2/3 on etsy and give the rest to friends and/or charities"?

Ohhhhh I love a new challenge, one I might be able to stick with!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Totally Random Coincidence

I just took a survey about beer. Remembered my dad drove a Shlitz truck for awhile. Wrote down Shiltz as a brand I knew. Finished Survey. Opened next email. Saw this picture in an Etsy advertisement.

Here's the link to the painting if you are interested...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Vintage Xmas Giveaway

Up for grabs...a passel of hand beaded felt Christmas motifs that look like 60s era to me and two hand strung garlands made from acrylic beads from the 80's. Drawing will be held Dec 5. Leave a comment to join the FUN!

The garlands are about 10 ft long. Some of the felt thingys are not completed.

Please check out  for more awesome giveaways!!!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

2012 Crazy Quilt Challenge- The Beginning

My Yahoo crazy quilt group is doing a CQ by 2012 challenge. I need to get mine done by July 2011 so it can be in my quilt guild's quilt show at the World Arena here in Colorado Springs. at first I thought about doing burgundy/green/gold but then I decided on the teal/aqua/turquoise/gold blocks I had tried to sell earlier this year. I got some brown satin for the border so some of my embellishments will be brown. I am going to try to tone down the gold a little too. Should be spectacular if I don't say so myself.

 When I was downtown Tuesday I went to Holly Berry and bought some silk thread and some other stuff....$12.17 or so...odd because I already had a massive pile of threads and ribbons lol! I just can't stop adding to it can I?

So far I have about 5 hours in piecing the blocks and 1 hour in gathering beads and trims. I will try to keep track of embellishing hours by watching tv and working during certain shows. Sound like a I just need some bad weather to keep me home and in front of the TV.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Long Goodbye 365/365

365 days have come and gone, with only a few bumps along the way. I give you one last picture and a long goodbye........... I will return when I have figured out what I am going to do next.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pretty baby 363/365

I don't know if I used this one already but even if I did it's so cute it deserves a replay!

I'm trying to decide what to do for my next 365 challenge. Art everyday? Quilts? Knitting? What? Help!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Staying at the Renaissance 362/365

As I said earlier I went up to Denver for a couple of days...oh the joys of a luxury hotel!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Don't Start on Me about this Halloween Crap 361/365

You know how I feel about it. If you don't please refer to this POST

But now to scare my little sister anyway....

Saturday, October 30, 2010