Sunday, March 27, 2011

Rusty Rooster Giveaway

If you have not visited the Rusty Rooster yet now is the time! A beautiful blog with great ideas and Vicki is very generous and sharing. So head over there and take a look she is starting a huge giveaway in April.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

4.95 Swap

I am a member of crafster and am just finishing up the fill a flat rate box/envelope swap. If you have never swapped before this is the place to start. They have tons of different swaps going at once. You fill out your questionnaire and are assigned a partner(s) and the fun begins. I have two partners that I sent and received from. This is box number one.

This is the entire box. The idea is to find what your partners is interested in and cram as much as you can in a flat rate box or envelope. You can get alot of stuff in a flat rate box!The bundle of floss is from France and my favorite color-white. Cute little folding scissors

Beads in my second favorite color-green.

I am looking forward to my second box!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Bird Quilt

I finally have pictures of my most recent quilt. The fussy cut centers are from Alexander Henry's Bird fabric. The fabric that surrounds the center is from various makers; Alexander Henry,Michael Miller,Joel Dewberry etc.....
I had it machine quilted with a "double bubble" pattern. I will be listing it in my etsy store-

Monday, March 21, 2011

Murphy's Law and Welcome

Well,you all know about the accident with the dog and the car. Seems like these things travel in threes. In November we were rear ended, then the dog accident and Saturday I was in yet another accident. Everyone is fine but my car is looking pretty rough. I picked up a rental this evening-not rear lights on mine so it is in the repair shop. Hopefully coming home next week. Now the dishwasher is acting weird. What next????
Wanted to say welcome to all the new followers and hope we can chat and exchange ideas.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Link Party

Check out my spoons on Debbiedoos link party. I think I am #9 or #10.
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Monday, March 14, 2011

Link Party

Be sure to check out the newbie blog party at I am # 69.                      
 Debbiedoo’s blogging and blabbing

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Prayers for a dog

I am calling on all my blog friends to pray,send positive thought  or whatever you do for a hurt dog this evening. We were on our way home in the dark and it was snowy and sleeting. Going down the highway at the speed limit with a semi on my right and a partial concrete medium to my left when a dog runs from in front of the semi and crosses in front of me. I hit the brakes and slowed as much as I could in the time that I had and clipped him. No way to completely stop the road was to slick and I was afraid of rolling,hitting the concrete or running into the semi. How the semi missed him I do not know. I called 911 and turned around at the next exit but we did not see him on the road,in the medium or on the other side. I have to trust that St. Francis is looking out for him.  My hope is that he got to one of the houses off the highway or that he did not suffer long.
It is an area where dogs do get dumped. It makes me angry to think that someone might have dumped him. If you do not want the dog or can no longer care for it do the humane thing and take it to a shelter where it has a change to be adopted out and loved.
I feel terrible that it happened and what's worse, my daughter was in the car with me. Huge animal lover. She is a vegetarian and wants to help animals in anyway that she can. It was devastating for her.
So, I am calling on all the animal loving people to say a prayer.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Newbie Party

Happy Monday! 
Check out my posting on Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. Lots of other great ideas to see there also.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Art Journaling with Pam Carriker

If you have not seen Pam Carriker's new book,Art at the Speed of Life,go have a look. Great eye candy and do-able projects and techniques. Her web site has a few more videos and she did a workshop series Strathmore web site.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

Oh my,I am so excited! Terri from sent me The Versatile Blogger Award. Me? A newbie. Thanks so much Terri.
Here are the rules.
1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these blog owners and tell them about the award and let the giver know you accept the award.

1. My favorite color is green.

2. My favorite pig-out foo would have to be french onion dip and potato chips. Yum!

3 .In my next life I want to be tall,thin and blond. Okay,not blond just tall and thin........ maybe just thin.

4. We adopted a greyhound,Rummy,that lived with us for 6 great years. He broke his leg and had to be put down. I still miss him everyday. If you are thinking of adopting a dog please look at your local greyhound rescue. With all the track closings the need is greater than ever.

5. If I could live anywhere in the world it would be a coin toss between Ireland and India. I have been to both and they are both beautiful and magical.

6. I am not really a morning person. If I could get up around 8:00 a.m. everyday I think I would be happy. I do like to stay up late but only when I can sleep in the next day.

7. I think a law should be passed requiring everyone to take a 20 min. nap,daily. It would make for a happier world:)

Okay, I am passing this award on to the following bloggers. Go check out their work. Amazing!