Thursday, January 22, 2015

A New Book


I don't know where I got this image. If you know, please tell me and I will give credit.

January is like a new book, isn't it!?
I've just disappeared and I think it's because (okay, I KNOW) I'm trying to
figure out what I'm doing art wise these days and if I really want to keep blogging.
I'm not blogging enough really to even consider it as something I do!

I always read in January. 

I started How to Breathe Underwater by Julie Orringer
(I look at college freshmen reading lists)

 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 
(I try to read the classics occasionally)

 and
 A Tide Too High by my QB5 friend Carole Brungar.

Those are JUST the fiction books I'm reading.

I'm also trying to decide what I want to do this year "art-wise".

I did an incredible class by Misty Mawn last year (Full Circle) that was my most favorite ever!

And I did some Mary Ann Moss classes and some Christy Tomlinson/Junelle Jacobson.

I've been obsessed with Mindy Lacefield's art for months now!!!

And I think I'm going to sign up for her new class...
it's a year long....
  Permission to Play.

It starts the first of February and it will be up online forever....
so you can take the rest of your life to do it! (me)

Are you taking any classes or reading any books?




Friday, December 26, 2014

Christmas 2014



Hope you had a great Christmas! I spent mine with the cutest people ever!





A good time was had by all!  


Saturday, December 13, 2014

December - First Half!



It's almost the middle of December!
I must tell you that I got most of my shopping done early!
And I decorated the house the end of November!
I wanted December to be unrushed....


The photo above was taken by my friend, Cathy Giffhorn, as she left my
neighborhood a week ago.  Some of our sweet "girls" like to hang out
at the gates in the early evening and eat acorns lately!
It's like they are greeting residents as they arrive home!
I thought you would like the picture as well.


Hope you are feeling God's peace and enjoying the beauty of the season.
Prepare your hearts to celebrate the birth of our Lord.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Paper Cross



Made a cross for a fundraiser last week...

May need to make myself one.
Have you made these? I had made a wreath this way, but this time I did the lily fold.

Friday, October 31, 2014

International Quilt Festival 2014


Made it down to the International Quilt Festival yesterday.... lots of beauty to be found!





I loved these red quilts!

But there were others..... I only took a few pictures this year....




.....and this one I took especially for Patty........ 
she would've loved this.... 
another winner!







Go here to see all the winners!


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Texas Antiques Week Fall 2014



I'm really behind in blogging.
I keep thinking I'll stop.....

but, until I do.... here is a little update.

Went to Texas Antiques Week
(lovingly called Roundtop)
a few weeks ago....

I bought this table!!!!!  Love it! It's in my master bedroom! 
I got rid of my dresser!
Had to go back to Round Top the next day in husband's pickup to get it. 
I bought it from Pascal Home out of Atlanta.
They always set up in Blue Hills (if you go to Round Top/Warrenton).
(I always stop there... it's a fave.... that's where the Methodist men bbq...)

The purses below were at Blue Hills, too.....



Now we have moved down the road to Warrenton....... we just have to go there every time....
you never know what you will find........



Need a door?




And then we stopped at Junk Gypsy on our way back to Brenham.........





And...one last stop............ Leftovers in Brenham, Texas...

We hadn't stopped there before.......... such a great shop!!!
I know we'll stop again...... and they are always there... go anytime of the year!

Okay,,,,, that was my Fall Antiques Week!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Fall!



I gave in to the images I saw on Pinterest and did a stack!!!