Friday, September 21, 2012

Crazy Ass Adventure

My Birthday is coming up. October 1.  For those of you who know me, I hate celebrating my birthday.  Yes, I want you to remember me, maybe get me a handmade gift, but no party for me.  I really don't know why. I'm not afraid of growing old, I don't want to, but that's another story and I love parties. But  I guess I love giving parties but not being the center of the party. 

But this year I want to celebrate and have a Crazy Ass Adventure.  So I thought.  A Plane Trip to somewhere exotic.    An Elf house in Ireland?

A Trip to the West.  Arizonia, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah   ?

East to The Sea,  Maine, South Carolina, Florida? 
Or maybe right here in my own backyard?
With friends, family and grandkids?
With food, of course!
Something simple, Taco fixings. Or maybe something fancy like lobster tails.
Maybe a boat ride. 
 I had a hayride one year given to me by surprise by a good friend.  We had a great time with people from high school.  Or Maybe I should get a tatoo, (fake or real) like this friend?
Well, you can see I have given this some thought.  I guess I am leaning towards family, friends, grandkids, food, drink and a  hay boat ride right in my backyard.  I will let you know.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ramblings by a Libra

Colors to push your artistic limits.  All the above pictures were taken off the interenet.  I am sorry that I can not give credit to the persons who took these photos,  But I posted them for the visual of my favorite color combination right now.  Orange and Blue.   In all it's shades, in any form, this colorization excites me.  Oh course, for those of you who know color, it is complimentary- Meaning it is opposite on the color wheel.  Excite yourself!
Today is dark, foggy and deary along with light rain.  A cold front has come in so a perfect day to celebrate the coming autumn. 
September is Sewing Month, and I am making a quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter, Adeline
 Here is her colors I picked out for her new bedroom.  Her favorite color is pink, pink, pink,  but she is not a girly girl.  She is rough and tumble and full of giggles.  I have been spying this print with woodland deer, bears, owls, raccoons, and foxes.  So I am going to attemp free hand machine embrodiered with those hand drawn animals on a white background in 8 inch squares and pinwheels.  I am making up the pattern as I go.  That is how I work,  It can be alittle frustration when it doesn't come together like I would like it, but I lay it out on the floor at night, usually the cats scramble the fabric during the night, and I wake up to a new shuffle that will give me new ideas.