Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014 WOW!

I know some people look behind to review what they have accomplished last year.  And that is nice, it gives you a nice pat on the back of all you have accomplished.  But I really like to looking ahead and this year is going to be so much fun; full of adventure, additions to our family and a change in lifestyle.
Such a Exciting year ahead. *******
 1.  The baby of the family is getting married, He finally proposed and she said yes.  No date yet but this summer I think.  We love her and think God has certainly blessed them already and He brought a great couple together.  So I need to plan the Rehearsal Dinner-something fancy.  I need to lose weight to look great for the wedding pictures.
  2. New week the kitchen redo is going to get started and hopefully finished by Feb. We are getting new cabinets, counter-tops , tearing out the desk area and putting in a grand buffet serving area. We are keeping the same floor , same foot print to keep cost down.  But I am redoing the fireplace area  to match the tile of the buffet and back-splash.  
3.  After all these years, 30 to be exact, my hubby will be retiring from Teamsters.  He worked for Pepsi 15 years and Cassen's Transport for 15 years.  He has worked so hard in putting food on our table, roof over our head, cars that work and gas to put in them,  Private Christian Education and help with College Education.  He has been a very hard working husband and has done a fantastic job in helping raise our family BUT- now our very own personal adventure begins.  That means to me- Getting to really know each other again, Time to learn new things together, Going new places to experience, Letting God lead us!    I can't wait!
4. We are also getting another grandbaby that will be here in June.  We hope it is a boy with the name of Joseph G. Haines IV   but momma wants something different for a name.  We will see,  maybe by next month we will know the sex.    We are also praying for another son and his wife to conceive.
5.  Fiber Artist for me.  I really need to step up my quilting Projects.  I am planning on 24 quilts this year.  2 a month.  Some will be bed size and the majority will be for Contemporary Art Display - 3 D, textural, embellishments.   I also plan on Display at several Art Fairs and Quilt Festival.  I plan on 2 classes with Fiber Artists that I respect to learn new techniques and pay particular attention to my quality.  I want to get my Art "out there" and maybe make some money for my hobby which I want to turn into a business.  I want to spend less time on time wasters.

Here is to a great year to you and yours.  Happy New Year: 2014.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

a new way to put a pic into my blog

 Here is my finished "Danger" Fiber Art. 
I am still working on how to do this picture thing! 
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I have been working a some fun fiber art.  The 1st is my deer picture called 'Danger'. The challenge of my Fiber Art Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/237798473026812/ was picking a thread color out of a bag, I got a grey blue color thread.   I didn't have any grey blue fabric in my stash so I went to the quilt store and picked 5 blue grey colors, light to dark.  Of course, I fell in love with the Batiks.  They were pricey but it was well worth it.  It really turned out great.  This is the beginning set up.  I used a pattern for the deer at Bernina's We all Sew (Luke Haynes) website. http://weallsew.com/2013/09/23/deer-quilt-sew-along-with-luke-haynes-week-one/  After I placed the deer, danger seemed to be lurking around every winter dark corner.  Run Deer Run.  The wolves are hungry.  
Here is the finished quilt 
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I have been working on getting my pictures from phone to dropbox to my blog and this is how I have to do it?  I am stilling working on getting it from my phone to my blog directly.  This is becoming so confusing and if I die will anyone know where all the pictures are?    If anyone can give me any ideas on how to make this easier, please let me know.  maybe I will just have to go back to my phone and it's little chip.  It was much easier.
I also made my mother who is 89 and has Alzheimer's.  She loves matching shirts with her jackets because she is always cold.  We use to be able to purchase them in Shipsewana, Ind.  But I can't find where to purchase them anymore except thru a catologue so I made her a set with snowflakes.  She loves her pockets for all her Kleenex.