Thursday, June 30, 2011
My sister and I decided to take a little field trip to Country Loft after spying on their website all the new goodies....so off we went....and no trip to Country Loft is complete without hooking up with Ms. GingerPatches herself Tammy..and Janine who has no blog....
Poor Tammy...look at those fingers:(
And no trip is complete without lunch at Sammys.....yummy gourmet pizzas and salads...we sat there for HOURS gabbing and did not even realize that like 3 hours had gone by!!!!!!
So heres a few pics from Country Loft...such eye candy!!!!
This is Cheri Paynes awesome Folkart gathering.....I have been getting all these patterns over the last year...its sooooo cool!!!
This is a BOM for fall...wonderful...all wool and those yummy nubby linens!
and they had had a trunk show of primitive hooked rugs, makes me want to rughook again....they are beautiful!!!!
POOR Tammy and her sad fingers....now I know why her emails are funny....j/k girlfriend!!!!
All in all..awesome day with awesome friends!!!!
Friday, June 24, 2011
When my sister listed this bag on etsy I had to do a double take.....birds AND peace signs...two of my favorite things...SOOOOOOOOOO....I treated MYSELF!!!!!! after al, a gal cant have too many bags can she??? enlarge the picture and check out the 3 little birds...they are done in wool! and check out that button too....
This one will be fun to take to the Quilt Show that is coming up in July in Long Beach..hopefully I can stuff a lot of fun stuff into it!!!
When my sister started making her bags....I knew she would make great bags,because unlike me she is a perfectionist. BUT omg some of the bags, diaper bags, backpacks and messenger bags she is making are adorable, and most of them have wool touches or stitchery on them to make them one of a kind. She also does custom bags....go on over to her blog and check out all her bags on her side bar and then check out her etsy shop....www.linsueray.blogspot.com
So my friends...have a great weekend........and BE NICE to someone...just for the heck of it...spread some love!!!! It comes back ten fold!!!!!!!!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
OMG I never win anything...but I entered a contest over on facebook and I won this gorgeous wreath by the amazing Amy Fisher. She asked me what I would like for my wreath and I told her how about fall and Halloween??? Isnt is awesome!
there are so many special touches on it...like this cat...
and this cool sign...
and this corn...
and I love this witches boot!!!!
Amy sells her wreaths over on etsy...under the name wreathsndolls....and shes also on facebook! THANKS Amy...now I cant wait til Fall!!!!
Im doing a bit of this...its hard!!!!!
OK who made this mess????????????? Stella???? but she was not here???? wait...what is that black blob of fur in the corner of that picture????
YUP...it was Cookie what made that mess!!!!!
Got my coffee table and end table....trying some different ways to decorate them..
One of these days I will get it all done....
In the meantime...summer has finally arrived here in So Cal....I must say it tooks its time....but now its here with a vengence....and Im not happy about it.
Hopefully its short lived.....
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
My oldest daughter lives in Ct...just across the lake from my bff Glenni.....and when she got some chickens...my bff went over to see them and took these darling pics!!!
Such sweetness and I wish I was there to watch them grow...but at least my bff is :)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
ok so I finally got down to business in my sewing room...organizing it....its not done yet but I promised my friend Darlene that I would put some picture up of my progress...so here goes!
I had the sewing/scrapping table made by a guy on ebay, its made like the pottery barn craft table....
this is where I sew...most of the time...sometimes I sew on my kitchen table tho!
the table has cubbies on each side for storage...its also a nice height, I like to stand when I scrap....
I also keep my collection of annies and other dolls in there....most of them have been made by dear friends....they are all so different....
LOVE this yellow hutch from Ikea.....
Everything is still not where I want it and I dont dare show you the closet...but its a start and at least I can find everything. Half of my scrappy stuff is in another room...I have enough paper to fill an entire store,,,,buts thats a story for another day...
SOOOOO now all I have to do is get busy and SEW!!!!!! I have a stack of patterns ready to go!!!!!
thanks for visiting!!!!!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Went over to my sisters house today to sew for a while.....finished up a couple of wool projects that had been hanging around for a few months.....it was a wonderful day and my sister is a great hostess...she made a wonderful taco salad for lunch and I snacked on yogurt covered almonds, which I had to move to the kitchen or I would still be eating them!!! First I had to walk around her back yard, which is gorgeous!
Her apple tree is ginormous...I remember when they planted it about like 26 years ago or so....she will correct me if Im wrong...and its LOADED with apples. We always enjoy my sisters apple crisp! she has so many apples she even donates them by the box load!
She has an amazing green thumb which I did not inherit:(
So I finished this cute little wool candle mat....I have a plant on it now but maybe in the fall I will put a nice spicy jar candle on it...?
And I finished this table runner...I LOVE it and the colors are nice and prim....
it looks really nice on my buffet....glad its DONE!!!!
Its always more fun to sew with someone...thanks Linda for having me and making lunch! AND letting me enjoy your yard and watching you birds and their antics...fun day!