Sunday, November 30, 2008

Finding balance.

What a wonderful weekend! Good food, good friends, and the whole family together. Now it's Sunday evening on the eve of December and I'm looking for some balance as we head into this month of excess. I like starting every Monday morning feeling organized, but this one being December 1st is especially important. I'm not quite where I want to be on my to do/ta da list. I'm making lots of cards, filling orders, but my own cards are not even started. The gifts are all purchased, but the hand made ones are still waiting for final touches and more! The tree is up with lights only. The plan was to decorate it this weekend before my son went back to college, but we ran out of time and I don't really mind. He was so busy catching up with friends after his first three months away from home. I remind myself to find balance and enjoy the simple joys of life every day!

More love.

More heart rocks found on a wonderful early morning walk with my friend Sally.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Eve.

One of the many things I am thankful for....sunsets from right outside my front door! Here is tonight's beauty. Happy Thanksgiving to all! During this time of economic woes think of all the many blessings we have...from family and friends to simple gifts from Mother Nature. I'm off to see some awesome scenery in "Australia"...the countryside and Hugh Jackman!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tea bag curtain.

I'm sewing a little café curtain out of old tea bag wrappers. The first one is almost done...I'm doing two for the laundry/mud room. I'll show you a picture when they're up (but first I have to clean!).

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Snail love.

This wonderful photo is from one of my favorite blogs....ressurection fern. I only dream of having such talent. I especially love the rocks she dresses...take a peek!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Holiday Cards.

Here are some new holiday cards from Joan of Cards. You can click on the photo for a larger image! If interested email me at for more information and/or samples. Prices vary depending on quantity.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Love rocks.

I cannot come home from a walk on the beach without something in my pocket....beach glass or heart rocks or sometimes trash and recycling. The heart rocks are taking over my window sills!

Monday, November 10, 2008

And more sewing.

I just finished these tonight....patchworked pillows for my mom on her November 22nd birthday. Don't tell! They're 18" x 18" and I designed them myself!

More sewing.

I just sent this quilt off to the wonderful Marybeth @ White Lotus Quilting to be quilted. I finished the top a couple of months ago, but it took me until now to finish the back. I was trying to save money and didn't buy enough fabric for the back and ended up having to piece it. I ended up really liking the result (but didn't get a good picture of it before sending it off). This is my second quilt ever....pretty simple, but I'm learning some good basics.


I just made this fun mail sack from the Pink Chalk Studio pattern collection! I've been wanting to make a bag and I saw one of these made up at Esther's that was gorgeous. Inspired, I bought the pattern and fabrics. I hadn't put in a zipper in years! I sort of remembered how. The directions were great. I'm tempted to keep it for myself of course, but I'm going to give it as a gift.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Finally a President I can respect! And who respects all of us!

Bradley effect? HA! How about the Palin effect?

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Dear Friends, Thanks for saving the bread tabs for me! Here's an up close look at the collage.