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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Finished Choker




After making 8 rows of peyote stiches on my choker and tried it against my neck I had to take them all apart. Having a short thick neck because of my weight, a wide choker is a no-no as it makes ones neck looking shorter and looks almost no neck is there at all. I would say this choker came out looking fabulous. I had beaded a button and made a loop for the closure and it works very well.




Saturday, November 14, 2009

Something I'm Working On




Just creating, using different colors and beads.
I like this one the best.




Beaded Branch Fringe Chokers




I have been beading chokers in a fringe branch style. I like them very much.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Train Demolishes Truck


Right off i want to say no one was hurt, no property damge was done besides the truck. Friday September 2nd 2009 my husband took the bobcat to his sons house and was on his way home. After crossing over the railroad track his 1970 Dodge shuts off going up a small incline. After calling for a tow and sitting there for a while, directing traffic around the truck, it starts to rain and he decides to let the truck roll down the incline to get it out of the way. After rolling to the tracks it stops right over the tracks and another man came to help push it down a little more, the whistle blows, the rails comes down and they take off running and the train hits the truck. The Dodge is demolished, my husband is not hurt and is alright but I am thinking he is sick about what happened as he keeps talking about the mistakes he made, what he should have done or not done. I have pictures up in my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/11504745@N06/

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Anniversary


September 30, 2009 we will be married 21 years.

I had made a couple of wedding samplers over the years that are a little bit fancy http://debbiesreflectionsofmyself.blogspot.com/2009/08/sre-wedding-announcements.html, this year i decided to have some fun and used Aunt Martha's hot iron transfer using the Hillbilly Doin's transfer. I hope my husband likes it as much as I do. I had fun making this one and it took me all of yesterday, only about 16 hours to start and finish with some breaks in between.
Looks like I'm getting a good booted kick in the caboose, doesn't it?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Crazyquilt in progress


I'm working on a crazyquilt piece I will make into a bag. On the left side will be a swarovski crystal piece taken off a handbeaded bracelet i am recycling.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Redo


I didnt like the SRE pincushion, it looks like an egg so I redone it. I took it all apart and made it totaly different but I do like it this way best.
Will redo the photos in my Etsy shop and reactivate the listing, then will probably renew the listing.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Silk Ribbon Embroidery







Made this little pin cushion, I thought I was making a bottlecap pin cushion but it came out a bit larger than i wanted so I put it on a candlestick. Tomorrow when I take better pictures I will add it to my Etsy shop.





Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Mermaid Fabric Collage


Hand painted China silk and felt. Measures 12" x 8".

I heat and bond the silk onto peltex, hand painted the silk then cut my shape out and collaged them together.


Victorian Crazy Quilt Postcard


In one of my groups I hosted a postcard swap my partner received her postcard so I can post it now.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery Teddy Bear




I don't think I ever posted my silk ribbon embroidered teddy bear.


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ice Scream, U Scream










A trio of Raggedy Anne friends having a hot summer afternoon treat. Oh no one lost her ice cream cone.............

The Ice Cream, U scream doll pattern is made by Maureen Mills of SweetMeadowsFarm. Little did I know what I was getting myself into.........

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Victorian CrazyQuilt Panel


I haven't touched this for years but decided in my mind to do some more work on it (I will believe it when I see it, LOL!). I used lots of hand dyed laces and silk ribbons I dyed myself.

Monday, August 31, 2009

SRE Wedding Announcements




Silk ribbon embroidered wedding announcements, made years apart. My husband really loves them as they help him remember our anniversary.




Monday, August 17, 2009

Free Prim Annie Pattern
















I got an email from De of http://ohsewdollin.com/ sharing a free Annie pattern with all her followers. You can get this free pattern for yourself by clicking on the link I provided. I love how cute her dolls are when they are made up.





Friday, July 3, 2009

Artist Trading Cards for Soldiers




Artist Trading Cards ( ATC's) for Soldiers, maybe they would like to carry around the stuff sent from home? 2 1/2 in by 3 1/3 in.
http://threadsforsoldiers.blogspot.com/

Postcards for Soldiers







Made some postcards with the crazy quilting batiks, vibrant, bright, beautiful colors. Made a couple more of the crosses but used a bright decorative thread for the seam treatmnets and finishing the edge. 6 in by 4 in

Friday, June 26, 2009

More Crosses for Soldiers


3 more made differently than the others, these has more fabric pieces (used the same amount as the others)which I like the variety.


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Crosses for Soldiers



To learn more about the Crosses for Soldiers go to Gabriela's blog and scroll to the bottom.

http://threadheadsanonymous.blogspot.com/

Undersea Doll Swap Finished.




I have finished the doll for the Undersea swap. I hope Eva likes her.


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009


Check out the preview of all the collages donated for the American Cancer Society Fundraiser. Gorgeous mini artworks can be had for a direct donation to ACS, first day minimum of $80, 2nd and 3rd day a minimum of $40.00. Don't be fooled to wait for the 2nd or 3rd day to own one fo these 8"x10" artwork, all are very highly coveted and some are planning og grabbing them the first day.




mine is on page 16 if you want to view it with others.


Monday, April 20, 2009

Venus Midnight Bloom 3 (finished)


I might as well keep going since I am on a roll. For some reason this might be what I am destined to create, who knows? So far I have made ATC's, postcards, 4x6", 5x7'" and 8x10"s. Maybe I will venture into a larger size. The only problem I see in working in a larger size is the peltex being too stiff to do the free motion stitching I am so fond of doing on my pieces.

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