Sunday, May 29, 2011

What Do You See Finis

Over the last few months, I did a swap with the QB5 girls and
Carole finally (she lives a long way from us)
got all of her hoops back that she had sent out to us.
Above is what she sent us to work with. So now I can show you what I made for her....
Using what she sent (first photo) and adding some of my things...
I wanted to tell a story. I wanted to use it all.
I wanted this to be like a scrapbook.
So using her fabric and some of mine, I made a little book.
The girl in my story went to Paris with her friends for the opening
of the Eiffel Tower.
They had a great weekend, but she had a falling out with her boyfriend.
I added a vintage photo of some relative of mine with a group of friends... and
I scratched one of the men out.... you know how girls do that!
She found some stuff on the streets of Paris and added that in to her little scrapbook.

I added a heart of French Knots first...

Below is a cigarette card and a doily from the weekend... Here you can see the photo with "you know who" scratched out, some buttons and beads and a fleur de lis I added (it's a brad)... also some lace and a millinery flower... Below she scribbled on a ticket that she lost an earring that weekend. I added a page of felt and made a felt heart into a pocket to hold the note. I wish I had tea dyed the felt first.... but I didn't, so I just tried to distress it abit. I used the earring she didn't lose ... on the front of the book. I sewed some fake pearls on to fasten the book together and stitched my name under the book. Go to Carole's and see what everyone else's "take" on it was...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Much loved....

My beloved father-in-law passed away last Sunday at the age of 92.
He was a treasure and much loved by all who knew him.
A World War II veteran....
That's lipstick on his cheek above....
We were so blessed that he was able to attend both of my children's weddings.
Above he's with my husband and my son.
Below is a picture of him with some of his grandchildren one Thanksgiving not too long ago...
He will be greatly missed.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I'm going to a few parties over the next few days.....

most have to do with my niece's wedding...

so I will be blog-absent awhile...

The last two years (at least)....

I've shown you what Anthropologie sends you for your birthday

if you are signed up as a "special customer" (which you KNOW I am!!!)!!!!

Here is this year's....

a nice blue linen envie...

It's buttoned with a star and then inside...

I love Anthropologie!!!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Spent almost 5 full days in Wimberley, Texas relaxing....
Texture in top photo from Kim Klassen.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's Dry in Wimberley

Heading to Wimberley, TX for a few days..... we are having a major drought in Texas -
so not sure there will be much water in the Blanco River.....
1. Wimberly, Texas, 2. Wimberly, 3. Backyard Armadillo, 4. Blanco river, Wimberley, TX, 5. Wimberly - Weir, 6. Wimberly Deer

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

A Lightbulb Moment!

I just had to show you this.
Isn't this sad!?
I'm not going to tell you where I saw this...
but I found it appalling.
I should've left a note.... there was no one to tell that had any authority.
Have you witnessed such an atrocity?

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's May!

Yes....finally it's May!
May is my birthday month... it's actually the beginning of many days set aside for me to receive gifts. Mother's Day is in May and then in early June is my wedding anniversary!
Such a great time of year.
My sweeeet friend, Natalea, sent me a birthday package!
Yes, she is so organized and it's birthday is the 2nd half of the month...
but she likes to celebrate things for extended periods!
(we hit it off as soon as we met at Silver Bella oh so many years ago!)

above is the back of the bird bookmark/hanging that says Friend on it.

I have those specimen cards and would've never thought to use them this way! So much wonderfulness in my package!

Thank you, Natalea! You are a treasured friend!