Friday, December 30, 2011

dreary winter settling in, just like i like it

doesn't look like much, but it is a meat market, absolutely fabulous: pork loin & roast, 3 inch steaks, handcut, sliced roast beef, ham, cornbeef, huge chicken wings, and cheese galore.  The prices were out of this world, DH and me will be back.  It is about an hour drive north across the border thru lake country.  A Great Road Trip.  This place was such a surprise, we went on a whim when I saw another customer's purchases in a bar one day with the lowest prices and best looking meats I've ever seen. 

love this four square house, note the porches,  I don't know what it is about a central hall, but I love them and feel so at home in them.  

Monday, December 12, 2011

Las Vegas, NV How cool it that!

 circus circus, where we stayed.

malbroire man

 pawn stars

hoover dam bridge.

 paris, no, las vegas. baby.

So, so cool.  I loved this place, mountains, deserts, lake mead,  lights, noise, money. shopping.  No I didn't quilt, but I did crochet while I took my 4 hour flight, getting that scarf done for my grandchild for Christmas.  You just can't imagine.  It is so cool.  

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Peace N Quiet-Love the birds

Great blue huron, fishing. I love when they shrink down and their neck is "S" shape. 
Ospray with fish in his talons often mistaken for eagles.  They are both big birds.  So much fun to watch dive for their supper.

Coots love to dive for supper.  I love watching them.  We have about 400 on the lake right now. funny white beak.
The pictures above were taken from others, but this is a sunset from my lake.  I'm not good at taking pics of flying objects yet. 
So much new waterfowl came to the lake yesterday.  Migration time.  Love it. 
My 'DREAM COME TRUE" location in my new home is just a wonderful peaceful place.  I could watch the water all day without radio, tv, or other noise.  The Ospray has been such a great source of joy.  It flys and climbs high above the lake,, scanning for the small movement of a fish,  flaps his wings and dives straight down and grabs it catch in its talons.  The only bird that does this.  They often are mistaken for eagles, but they have a white underbelly but their nest are made of twigs in high trees like cottonwoods which is just what the eagles do also. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fiber Arts Group of NW Ohio

Yesterday was a great day at STITCH Bernina Shoppe in Toledo, Ohio. It is Allison Fox 2nd shop and it is so much fun.  We have started a new Fiber Arts group that will meet every 2nd Tuesday morning of the month.  So next one will be Oct 11, but before than on Oct 4th we are having a special meeting and will be doing Parfait /Dyeing on Cotton.  Registration is required, please call at 419 517 7092.  These are some of my examples of parfait dyeing.  Enjoy.  I have so many new colors and moods with my new fabrics, Now what should I do with them.  Quilts, Softies, lap quilts, Art quilt??????      I learned this way of dyeing from Shelagh Folgate http://www.shelaghfolgate but there are many books out there that will help you too.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mountain Dew and Imagaination

Long time no post and for good reason,  My dreams have come true.

My new view. 


my blues and purples and pinks

orange, yellow and blues.
My day today was spent in lots of color.  Rainbows of color, dyes, fabric and the wonder of it all.  It is so exciting to see the results of surprise parfair dying.  Do I have a quilt in mind?  Yes, I do, I love the wonder of the lake, seaweed, or should I say Lakeweed, browm muscrats, fish with tinged of blue/green flash, white m\n grey ospray's, brown/green ducks, black n white canadian geese and blue sky and tan sand, lush green trees, lime green weeds and purple flowers.  My DREAM come true!   I am here and this is mine, all mine and paid for!.  Ownership is such a wonderful thing.  Thank you GOD!.  and Thank you Helen and Irene!.   

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I got permission to blog about my fabulously funny son-in-law!

Posted by PicasaHere is my secret to great tomatoes,
1st- get your fabulously funny son-in-law (from now on called FFS) to think he can become a suburban farmer. 
2nd - He plants three kinds of tomatoes, Better Boys, Early Girls and something else!.  They don't grow as fast as he would like (this was back in MARCH) So he throws them away. 
3rd - He gets a grow lamp and sets up a trial heat and lighted room in his spare bedroom.
4th - They now grow too fast and furious!  Yes, like my Mitisbishi Spyder was!
5th - Now what, I said to pinch them.
6th- The science researcher that he is, did his internet research and said I was wrong, You only pinch flowers not tomatoes.  (Well, whatever, I said)
7th - My dear daughter (from now on called DD) starts to worry about the mold that is growning in her spare bedroom next to the baby boy's bedroom (from now on called BB)
8th-FFS thinks maybe DD is right and wants to be a good father to BB, so he moves his suburban growing light contraption to the basement with the heater.
THEY CONTINUE TO GROW- FFS moves the light up
THEY CONTINUE TO GROW -FFS moves the light up again
DD takes them out side!
They all fall down! FFS throws some more plants away.
FFS repots the rest of them and props them up with wire.
He buys some new tomatoes from the nearest nursery.
DD calls me and says"Hurry, come pick up these plants and plant them"
The great mother-in-law that I am, drives over right away and notices that they are so leggy and almost falling over again.  DD says it is the wind! She also says there were more here this morning.  I looked in the garbage can and YEP- FFS threw 4 more plants away.  I crack up.  I pick three she says I can have.
FFS says those were the wrong ones, I put 4 aside for her especially.  They were on the left side.
9th - I plant the three lonely leggy tomatoe plants. I names them Adian, Emma, & Adeline.  And, oh yeah, Joe (my DH) feeds them the right stuff.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

NETTLE HAILFROST- My own fairy name

Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!My fairy name is Nettle Hailfrost
She protects and comforts the lonely.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She can only be seen during the first snow of winter.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves and has cheery turquoise wings like a butterfly.
Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!

Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!My fairy name is Nettle Hailfrost
She protects and comforts the lonely.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She can only be seen during the first snow of winter.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves and has cheery turquoise wings like a butterfly.
Get your own fairy names from The Fairy Name Generator!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where does the time go!

I'm angry at myself.  The days passed so quickly in April and now it is May without much to show for it.  I painted the Living Room "Seattle Grey", changed my draperies to grommett grey drapes, changed the furniture around and added shells in my lantern on the mantle.  My Sewing Studio has been moved to upstairs in the back bedroom because I purchased a brown sofa bed for my mother if she needs it due to her worsening dementia in my old studio/diningroom.  Sounds like I accomplished alot, but mostly have been at the computer playing facebook games-hours on end and it's getting worst.  The weather has been so dreary, cloudy and rainy- I JUST FEEL GREY!  
But it is May now-April Showers bring May Flowers-golden daffadils, ruby red tulips, white star magnolas and the beautiful rose pink magnolas.  Yes, it brightens the little corners they live in, but without the yellow light they just don't shine.  DULLNESS.  Bring on the Sunshine, Bees and Butterflies! Oh it would help if the gas prices came down, presently at $4.19. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

To all my many Friends

A whole day for Art- I snow dyed fabric and  made lollipops for the Smashees Workshop I am taking from Shelagh Folgate from England.  Also I have been painting my Living Room a Light/Medium Grey called Seattle Gray from Benjamin Moore. .  Everyone thinks I am nuts because it is so grey here in Northwest Ohio.  But I love it, It is clean and Contempary looking. 

Lollipops made from Paper Water Soluable sewing and torn paper inked with Tee Juice. I love this look.

Wool Roving on Fabric Water Soluable to be sewn and made into lollipops too. 

I started a new 2011 Art Blog.  This will showcase my art work and Future.  I will continue making my dreams come true a personal blog, but my professional artistic blog will be under the enclosed link.  Please become a friend and always leave comments because I really appreciate them.  
I have had a busy holiday with lots of company, parties, and fabulous grandbabies.  Family is so cool.

Dancing at Loma Linda's