Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Animal Wednesday - At the Park

We had our first snow yesterday. It came on top of 3.5 inches of rain the past couple of days. The snow didn't last long. It hasn't been cold enough here to make conditions right to freeze the snow. It is always exciting to get the first snow.
Happy Animal Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Animal Wednesday - Lamby Luna

I was just wondering if any other animals have to go through the most undignified process of "The Holiday Bath" like I do??  Mim did mention that Scruffy has to go through this process.  I feel your pain Scruffy.
It is bad enough that I have to get into the tub and be scrubbed. Then Dad calls me lamby pie because my fur clumps up and I look all lambified.
Please enough pictures already. 
This might be worth it if I can score a turkey dinner.
Happy Animal Wednesday. I hope you and yours have a great Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Saturday Tangle

Today I was reminded by Teri that it was Saturday Tangle. It is difficult to keep track of days when you don't work full time. Ha... Anyway I thought I would show you the Tangle I have done to put on my son's quilt. It is his birthday celebration number. I had it done all in black and white but eveyrone was having trouble "seeing the number. So I enhanced it with some blue.  I think now everyone can see the number.
I did this with fabric markers directly onto a pice of fabric. Now I will sew it on.
Teri is another quilter that has inspired me to do some quilting. She is a quilter that paints, or maybe you could say she is a painter that quilts. Either way she is an inspiration both ways.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Home With Turret

This is a house that I see every day I go to work. I have always admired this place. It used to be derelict. The roof was tiled but the new owners obviously couldn't afford to purchase tiles to repair the roof. They had regular black shingles put on. It didn't hurt the integrity of the house much. It has so much more going  for it. I particularly like the turret section of the house. I have always wanted a turret on my house. It is so castle-like to have a turret.
I hope you all have a great weekend.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Quilt Project

My muse was kick started in a new direction when I saw a project on Lynn's blog. Lynn is a quilter/artist. One of her projects that she did simply didn't leave my mind. It was an art quilt with pictures of a poignant time in her life. You can see it here. Thank you so much Lynn for sharing all of your many talents with the blog world. You have been an inspiration.
Below you can see that I am set up in the dining room. We are having Thanksgiving dinner in here. I better get busy.
Needless to say I am not duplicating her work by a long shot. Her project just set my mind working. My son is turning 40 in January and I hope to have a quilt made with pictures from his life worked into/on  it. I wanted to do something special for him. I think he will like it. IF I can get it finished. So if you don't here from me for awhile you will know I am all covered up. (pun intended. :))
I hope that everyone has a good week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Window Box

I can't tell you how happy I am with the simple planting of Wax Begonias and Sweet Potato Vine in the window box just outside my office window. I had other flowers in with them but this summer was so brutally hot and dry that only the hardy survived.   Even after a few frosts they are holding their own and will do so until it gets cold and stays cold.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Giving Thanks This November - Animal Wednesday

I was pleasantly surprised when I finished a sketchbook the last day of October. I even used all of the pages in that book. I am notorious for leaving one or two pages at the end of a book empty.
I was so inspired by this month of November. Such beautiful fall weather. Sun shining, light breeze to ease one through the day. This lovely weather has made me think about how thankful I am for all my many blessings. I decided to make a sketchbook/thankful journal. I am going to write every day what I am thankful for and do a sketch.
My first page I used stamps to set the theme. 
I must admit I have had this little tree frog on my mind lately.  He escaped from the plant he had been accidently brought into the house on.
I am happy to say he came out looking for dinner last night. I got to put him outside where he will more likely to survive the winter. I am most thankful for this. Please wish our little house guest well. If you want to read more about him click here and here.
HAW to you all.