Monday, February 28, 2011

Pink Owl

He's a little pink!
I finally sat down and made him.
He's so easy.... and I plan to make more.
The only part you really should do on the machine is his body and that's really just an oval form.
The rest can be assembled in your lap while you are watching tv.
I tend... especially with the first one I make of something like this...
to just grab what's close and use it...
no planning.
(oh..... I also reduced the pattern by he's a little owl!)

But my next one will be more planned.....

and I will show you...


P.S. For those that have asked.... he's 6" tall from the top of his ears.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Things I Think We Should Make!

She has a FREE tutorial! Go see!

and then there are these adorable owls...

I bought the pattern.... just need to get it made.... watch this space!

Go to Mimi Kirchner's for the owl pattern!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Clear and Crisp

Today is beautiful in South Texas.
I'm thinking we'll have one more freeze this season... just one night...
and then I can REPLANT!
But I came across some snow shots that just brought me such joy...
I thought I'd share...
I feel a need for joy right now..
The sleigh picture above was taken by me several years ago
in Winter Park, Colorado.
Above was taken behind my house last year when snow was just beginning to fall. I love this child.... found on a news site a few months ago. If you have a better credit for it, please let me know.
This image is from here. (Marie Claire)
печаль These two are gorgeous and you can find their links by clicking on them. Snow Day at the Garden
Have a good day....
say a prayer for our friends in New Zealand...
specifically in Christchurch.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Begonia, begonia, begonia....

Do you know what kind of begonia this is? I've had it for several years.... a friend gave me a cutting. I've repotted it once.
Patty says I need to repot it again (perhaps).
Although I also told her it was an Angelwing... it's not.
The PROBLEM is that it's N E V E R bloomed.
Yes, I've fed it. Perhaps not enough?
I've hauled it in and out of the house all winter for years avoiding the freezes...
I want it to BLOOM.
Well...we are going to watch it and see how it does this spring.
I'm open to suggestions....

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Paper Angels... How I LOVE Them!

The paper angels are still arriving at my house for the swap I'm hosting (see Feb 11 post).
I ADORE these.... they are by Terri Bush.
Exodus 23:20 ....
“See, I am sending an angel ahead of you to guard you along the way and to bring you to the place I have prepared.

Monday, February 14, 2011


I didn't make any valentines this year.... no hearts stitched... nada.

But I did make this last year!

Have a sweet day.... I hope you feel loved.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Angels are Gathering

Angels continue to gather on my dining room table....
many, many more still scheduled to arrive by next Friday!!!
These are just a sampling of the angels from four of the participants
in the Paper Angel Swap
I'm hosting on Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group
as referenced here.

I'm struggling to make Valentines this year.

I just can't seem to get going on that.

I think it's too late actually.

So if you are thinking I might send you one..... just know I'm not.


So I was just looking back at my blog in February of the last few years...

I think I've made enough Valentines to be able to skip this year.

I'll be sharing prior years' work in the next few days. I'm resting on my laurels....

Now you go make some Valentines tho....don't be like me!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I Heart Bunnies

A few weeks ago I spotted this sweet bunny creation on Sandy's Creations!
(Sandy is always making dolls and other wonderful goodies!)
I told her
that I hoped she was putting it in her Etsy shop
so I could buy it...
or doing a giveaway
so I would have a chance to win it!
Well.... my sweet Silver Bella friend sold it to me!
Here she is sitting in my dining room...
she's holding a felt cookie heart that
Sandy sent along with her, and
there is a sweet Valentine for me
behind her from Sandy!!!
(not to mention...chocolates!)
Don't you LOVE those eyes!

Don't you love her!

(Sandy, the bunny..... blogland!)

I'll dress her sooooon!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Paper Angels

I'm hosting a paper angel swap
These are my angels. Katie sent me an angel....
and I loved it and thought it would be a great swap for the yahoo group (which she is also in)! The angels are starting to arrive at my house and they are SOOO lovely...
I will show them to you later when they are all here.
They are each so very different!
Of course, I am heavily influenced by the one I got from Katie!!!
And I love brown paper and l a c e !

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


Happy February!
January is such a month of organization....
it's a relief it's over!
But I'm a HUGE list keeper...
and that does fall into organizational obsessions....
BFF Virginia and I went to an estate sale on this past New Year's Eve.
One of the books I found there was a book filled with pages of listings of books the woman who had lived there had read. I'm sure there was an earlier list...but I couldn't find it. But above is a glimpse. She wrote detailed critiques (I think she was a librarian).
I loved this find - because - yes, I used to do the same.
Only my lists do not reflect any literary education.... I either liked it or I didn't!!! ha!
I reached a place a few years ago where I was mostly reading non-fiction and I stopped keeping the list. I think I need to get back to it. One day someone at my estate sale will be so happy to have it. Right?
and then there is the list of quilts and other sewing projects I made... Once I got into paper art.... well, you know that is IMPOSSIBLE to list!
And there are things in this sewing list that I do NOT remember making.
I can't believe I made a vest for my mother!!!!
And where is it?
Did I find it in her stuff when we were cleaning out and wonder where she got that tacky thing?
So now I have a blog...which is my latest version of a list!
Do you have any old lists you want to divulge?