Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shabby Fabric Pin

And the winner of the
Shabby Fabric Pin
made from some denim scraps and
 some silk that I won from the GYBP...  
Please email me your addie and I will get it out to you right away!

Also,  to my 100th follower...Nancy C. of A Rural Journal...
you will get one, too!!!

Thanks to Nancy and Lisa for hosting the 
Valentine's Day Blog Party!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine Blog Party

Thinkin' Spring

Couldn't resist this photo of tulips from a group of children who visit me at work.  Yes, I love my job and I am thankful!  

As part of the 1st Annual Boost My Blog Valentine's Day Party, I will be giving away one of my Shabby Fabric Pins made from some of the silk fabric I won at the

Photo not yet available of pin, because it is not yet it will be a surprise.  I will post the pin when winner is announced!

To enter, it's easy...
become a follower...and post a comment!
Be sure your comment is linked so I can notify you... 

I will draw a name on Thursday Feb. 21
(gotta be in it to win it...) 

thanks for stopping by...continue on with the  
Boost My Blog Party here... 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fabric Surprise

Fabric Surpise Package
Well, what a wonderful surprise to receive my package from Linie Cat @ Large for the

Pretty pretty fabrics
What a wonderful selection of silk fabric pieces to use in some of my 
upcoming projects.  The pretty fabric on the left is no doubt going to become part of my 
 the very cool geometrical shapes will be part of the ATC's that will 
be on their way to Jo Murray in Australia...I think I will share the purple print one 
with Nina for her PURPLE PARTY. 
Possibilities are endless...wish I had more "creative" time.  
However, 3rd kid going off to college, so can't quit the day job...just yet!

Thank you to VICKI at 2 Bags Full for hosting the GYBP.  It is still going strong, so click the link above if you want to check out all the participants!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Art Journal Goodies

This is the stash of goodies I received from Lisa at Priti Studio.  Her group of talented friends collaborated on a JOY IN THE POST BLOG PARTY with AB FAB (absolutely fabulous) results.  Visiting all the participants to see and hear their points of view about working on a traveling Art Journal was an inspiration, and has surely lit a fire in me to get started on my own Art Journal "HOP" with my group of talented chics of the ARTY TEA PARTY.

A very special THANK YOU to Lisa D, Kat, Angie, Lisa W, Maggie, Tammy, Kim and Stephanie for sharing your wonderful art journal journey and for the terrific prize to get me started, and congratulations to Jo Murray. She was the other lucky winner, and I can hardly wait to see how her journal journey comes out!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

GYBP Going Strong

Many thanks to Vicki at 2 Bags Full for hosting such a
wonderful International Blog Event!  
I have met so many wonderful people from all over the world, from the comfort of my home in Upstate New York...where there is snow on the ground and I am warmed by the fire and kind words of new blog friends.   It's nice to see such creative minded individuals sharing their lives and their loves!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Knitting for Winter Warmth

A few knit projects
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Infinity Scarf
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Headband or Neckwarmer w/ Crochet Flower & Vintage Button
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During the winter months here in the northeast United States, I always have to knit something up to keep the cold at bay.  Of course while sitting in front of the piping hot woodstove.  In the past, it has always been long scarves to wrap and wrap...well they are actually verrrryyy long scarves, complete with long fringe, and you can wrap and wrap and wrap yourself up like a mummy they are soooo long.  I did say winter warmth, right?

When a friend asked me to try a cowl type or infinity scarf, a tubular job, for her son's girlfriend, I just couldn't stop.   She got one, the son's girlfriend got one, another friend is getting the one above for a surprise for her birthday...hope she isn't reading this before Sunday when the surprise party is...

The Headband is copied from one that my daughter bought in NYC some time ago.  She always looks so good in any type of head gear, so I thought I would give it a try.  It came out great, and you can actually wear it as a headband or pull down over your neck for a neckwarmer or cowl type scarf.  

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This one still on the knitting needles, is going to be mine all mine!