Monday, July 30, 2012

Items Working On

Hi guys.

Just did a quick video to show you some of the things I have been working on.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for stopping...bye!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Hi, guys!!!

Don't know where this summer is going, but it is almost gone!!!!  I guess it's because I keep extremely busy!!!

I just wanted to drop in and share with you some of the things I have been working on.  Fair warning -- it is across the board!!! I have made cards, embroidered, crocheted, and done some photography.

Now, where to start...

Went on a photography shoot with the Ladies at the PPCC.  We went to Long Vue Gardens.

Getting ready... go.

Here's a few of my shots at the Gardens.

I like this shot through the doors of one of the patios.

Hot day -- relaxing.
Shot of one of the fountains.

One of the roses in my garden.
Another shot from my garden.

I picked up my quilling tool to make the flower on this card for a dear friend's birthday.

The Ladies at the PPCC wanted to start scrapbooking, so I'm leading a class and we are making a toilet paper mini album to start.  Looks like it's going to take a few classes.

Embroidered some burp cloths for a newborn. Then made the little card and the box to present it.  Colors were pink and yellow.

Got to meet Big Daddy from the Food Network Channel for a cookout (also got an autographed photo for myself and my daughter, yay me!!!!) and met the famous embroiderer, Mr. Walter Floriani, during an embroidery class.  Thoroughly enjoyed both outings!!!!!!

Big Daddy

Walter Floriani

I also got to crochet four purses, a coin purse, three pairs of earrings, and a cap.  Didn't get pictures of all of them before they went out. 

Made two of these, one for each daughter.

A gray and white checkerboard clutch.

 This is a first, I also got to crochet a black purse just for me.

Not the best shot, but you get the idea.
It has a fleur-de-lis lining and pockets.

Whew!!! Think that's enough for now.  I am presently about to start on a black and gray crochet baseball cap for the hubby and a couple of crochet earrings for the daughters and grands.

Hope you guys enjoyed!  Feel free to leave me any comments.

Thanks for stopping...bye.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gardening News

Big Boy tomatoes are coming in.

The kumquats have been ripening new batches for a while now.

The lemons are getting better and some are trying to ripen.

The oranges are also trying to ripe.

Can't wait for the grapes to be ready to be picked.

And, if that is not enough, my son gave me a bonsai for Mother's Day!!

I'm Back -- Again

Hi all!! Wow, I cannot believe it has been four months.  Where has the time gone??!!

Catch up time.

I am taking a photography course to better my picture taking.  It has been awesome.  The picture above was taken at Long Vue Gardens.  The place is breathtaking!!!

It the midst of it all, I am still crafting!!!  Have been doing a lot of cardmaking and am getting ready for scrapbooking with my ladies at the Senior Center.  We will be doing toilet paper mini albums.  Some may even scrap the pictures they took at the Gardens last week.

Here are just a few of the cards I've made since I last blogged.

Front of sympathy card

Inside of sympathy card

Explosion box 1.

Inside of box - For a 70th birthday

Explosion box 2

Inside of box 2 - for a 20 something birthday

Explosion box 3

Inside of box 3 - for a first Mother's Day

Here are three explosion boxes I made.