Friday, April 30, 2010

In stitches

As you know........ I had foot surgery two weeks ago yesterday.
Today I get my stitches out!!!
Next week I get x-rays
and hopefully news that I can put weight on my left foot.
Until then I just keep stitching...
the problem is I have no creative juices!
I did remember that I hadn't shown you this piece...
my big tea towel that I just stitch stuff randomly on.
I have two of BFF Virginia's pieces on here....
that bottom heart in the 2nd picture and the fabric bird
in the other one.
I've been working on a piece for the QB5ers....
but I'm going to rip out some of it shortly...
will share soon.......

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Stitching books....

I told you I'm in a stitching round robin
with some friends on Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group.
This is a little booklet I made to travel with my piece,
so they can all sign in!
I was inspired by wonderful Viv of Hen's Teeth.
I'm still in the healing process following my foot surgery.
Keep praying I can bear weight at 3 weeks....

Monday, April 19, 2010

In case you wondered...

Here are some favorites of mine on Flickr that I thought you may have not seen.
You should check the art of these women out!
My foot surgery on the 15th went well.
Was abit more involved than expected...but all is well.
Just have to be off my foot for 3 weeks minimum.
Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.... keep em coming.
Just want to heal well and...of course... quickly!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Birds in thread

I'm in an embroidery round robin
We are just getting started.
This is mine that I'm sending out.
It's based on Geninne's bird art... she gives us embroidery patterns occasionally.
This is based on one of her rubber stamps.... I think..... anyway I drew it off and
added the words....

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

My April Embroidery Fragment

Okay.... so I couldn't give BFF Virginia (BFFV) this right away cause if I did it would reveal her birthday present. So I waited as long as I could. This image is from Pam Garrison's new rubber stamp line. I bought BFFV that set of Pam Garrison rubber stamps for her birthday, hoping she hadn't seen them. Of course.... BFFV had ALREADY bought it for herself. You know what that means... there will be a Give-Away soon.... Meantime... I'm having foot surgery tomorrow. So I'll be away abit. I hope to schedule a post or two for ya.... we'll see what I get done.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Dress Shopping

Friday I went shopping for a dress to wear to my daughter's wedding
in July.
I found NOTHING!
Thought I'd go to Flickr and see what Mothers of the Bride
are really wearing..... see above!
The dragon lady that helped me at the most upscale store in Houston
told me that the dress below was too low-cut for me to wear
to my daughter's wedding.

I think she's crazy... but I'm not going back to get it anyway.

It's silk on top and chiffon on the bottom.

And, it's not's navy like the bridesmaids dresses.

I think I need to keep in mind how will I appear on Flickr!

Have you bought a MOB dress lately?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Winding Flowers

I know that you know that
tutorials for these flowers are
all over the blog world!
Have you made any?
I really love them and they are so addictive, if not a little messy!
And.......if you would love to see some realllllly great photos about
Texas Antique Week (Warrenton, Round Top, Marburger Farms, etc.)
you should look at Heather Bullard's blog this week. might as well get a load of Chippy's while you are at it.
If you haven't been to Lauri's blog... prepare yourself.... least I know where the doll heads were!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April embroidery....

BFF Virginia has been at work... 15 squares for me!
I especially love the bird!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Warrenton Experience

A familiar sign in "these parts"!
We do love our George Strait!
My shopping buddies and I crammed into a local phone booth at Clutter. I have on Margaret's brooch. You know we love a good banner! That's Henry, my son's dog. He's staying with us this week. He doesn't like me sitting at the computer. He's going to have to get used to it. What we see as we drive to Warrenton from Houston. If you like some mounted heads...
I loved the sign below....
seemed conflicted to me...
Below was one of about 5 displays like this
in Clutter..
a fave shop ...
last time I bought ALL THOSE bottles there!
I do like my booths color coordinated, don't you?
Last July I combed Canton for a simple metal frog.
None to be found.
I mean it...
Apparently word got out that that was
a hot item...
They were EVERYWHERE in Warrenton!
Carole.... looks like something we could
do with those cute bottle tops you send to us ...
or Nathalie or Patty could
make this if you ship em!
If the shoppers get rowdy...
there IS control....
Below is what I bought.
Not much...but it was stuff I needed!!!
I'll do a post about my collection of
little figurines with accordions
one day!
Yes, it's a sad, sad addiction!
So did you buy any good stuff recently?
Tomorrow we shall return to embroidery!
Yep, Virginia delivered for April!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

It's Easter in Texas

I pray you have a blessed Easter!
I hope you have a beautiful day wherever you are
and that you have your loved ones around
you in physical presence
Gather some of your pretty things...
And wear something you feel happy in...

I will show you MORE Warrenton pictures on Monday!

Praise the Lord!
He is Risen!