Wednesday, November 30, 2011

44-cent stamps?

Looking for a 44-cent stamp this morning....I have everything but that and not even a forever. I guess I could combine a couple of these, but as you can tell I hate using the last few of a stamp I know I'll never get again. If I really liked it, I have a full sheet stashed away.
BTW, today is the last day of National Blog Posting Month, NaBloPoMo. I challenged myself and did it. Gonna try to keep going, but not making any promises. xo

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


I never got out to the movies this past weekend, but I did rent a couple of DVDs that I enjoyed. The first was "Beginners" with Ewan MacGregor and Christopher Plummer....a really nice story, well acted, and with the cutest dog. Also saw "Fair Game" with Sean Penn and Naomi Watts...very good. I'm hoping the selection is a lot better at the Island cinemas this weekend.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Block printing.

I had so much fun at class this weekend. I made three simple images and printed them different ways. I really liked printing on the old book pages...they took the ink so well. This green paper was super thin and beautiful and the red looks so amazing on it....may end up being my Christmas card.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Make Art.

I'm off to a block print class at Winslow Art Center to make art today!
Postcard above found in Port Townsend, by Shepard Fairey, 2005.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Best gift you can give a blogger....

.....comments! Hint, hint.

Wishing everyone a peaceful, loving, healthy
and joyous holiday season!
Christmas is a month from today!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scientists invent lightest material on earth.

I'm not really that into's just too mind-boggling for me. But when I see something like this I am just amazed....LATimes article. Of course I still don't understand how the radio and television work...forget about my iPhone. I just love that all these things do work. Thank you to the scientists of the world!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today would have been my mom's 75th birthday....11/22/11. Missing you mom. xo

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving movies.

Usually one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is all the new movies coming out, but I have to say I'm not thrilled about the choices this year. Breaking Dawn, Happy Feet Two, A Dangerous Method, Hugo...none of them grabbing me. Maybe The Descendants and My Week with Marilyn, but on the top of my list this weekend is Eames: The Architect and The Painter.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A good mail day.

Yesterday's mail....
THREE magazines and a postcard from a dear friend in Bhutan!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

An evening walk.

What a gorgeous evening it was! I bundled up and took the dog for a glad I did. It gave me some energy to keep going on my projects : ).

Friday, November 18, 2011

Walking to work.

The fall version of "stopping to smell the roses." Happy Friday everyone!
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Thursday, November 17, 2011


Before and after...

My friend Stuart is moving to New Jersey....boohoo! She's been very busy cleaning out their house because they'll be moving into a smaller place with both the kids gone now. Well, hubby's closet got a downsizing....much to my benefit. He had fabulous shirts just waiting to be made into a quilt. I spent last night cutting off all the collars, cuffs and buttons so I'd have fabric ready to go. Thank you Stuart and David!!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Attention Anglophiles!

Time Out just came out with it's Anglophile's Guide to NYC. Check it out here.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie!

My little sister is 49 today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

New fabric.

I'm loving these three new fabrics I picked up at Esther's here on the Island. The top one is "Savannah" from Clothworks and the second two are from Moda's "Hometown" line. I'm not sure if I'm going to work them into a quilt, or something else, but I like them altogether.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fall table.

The power was threatening to go out on Friday evening during a storm so I lit some candles just before dark. It never went out, but the table looked so pretty, and even though no one was home for dinner, I left them lit and enjoyed the ambiance!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Dottie Angel.

Discovered a new (to me) blog this week and had to share. Gorgeous photography, amazing talent, great craft ideas, funny and wonderful ramblings. Check out Dottie Angel!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 11-11-11!

and thank you to all of our veterans....Happy Veterans Day!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Without a car.

I'm trying to take the bus and walk and not depend on a car so much. Some days are easier than others here in the Pacific Northwest, but it feels really good when it works!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Cranberry turnovers.

I don't think I can wait until I have leftover cranberry sauce to try these....
From the November Country Living magazine, here's the link so you can read it.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Aunt Mickey.

Happy Birthday to my Aunt Mickey, on the left with my mom in a pic from the 60's. She's my dad's youngest sister (of five sisters) and is the only one that ended up on the east coast. We talk on the phone, but I love it when we can get together because she is my kindred spirit...collector and crafter!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Stationery junkie.

I am a stationery junkie. Boxes, drawers, plates all filled with beautiful papers, cards, pens, stamps (rubber and postage), inks, name it, I've got it. So when I see an article like this one from November's Country Living I ogle every little thing!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

David Leaser.

Sorting through recent magazines before putting out the recycling this morning. Came across this from photographer David Leaser from the October issue of Sunset. I love every little detail of a flower and he really captures it! Lots more on his website. Just amazing.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hot chocolate!

I just discovered that Starbucks is selling individual packets of hot chocolate. Izzy and I splurged (and it was a splurge even though they were on sale at Safeway) and so glad we did. It's really good!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fab patchwork!

LOVE these new cards I just found at Paper Products. They're by artist Steph Dekker from Liverpool and her business is Tula Moon.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Good book.

I'm in the middle of a good book for book club this month......long, but very good!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

New seats!

I've had these chairs forever and they've always had a vinyl covered seat....boring. My dear friend Patty was done with this fabulous fabric after she recovered a chair, so I inherited the rest. It was just enough to cover my six chairs. Aren't they fun?!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


For my friends back east....


Looking like fall on Bainbridge Island...