Friday, March 28, 2008

New Look and ATC

Can you believe that March will soon be gone. I swear I don’t know where the time goes.

Well I know that Ati has received the ATC that I sent to her so I will now show it here in case you didn’t see it on her blog. The background is wool roving needle felted. I crocheted the flower in free form style.





















You may have noticed that I have changed the look of my blog. I am still working on it as some of the things in my side bar do not want to co-operate with me, so don’t be surprised to see it changed the next few times you visit.

Speaking of visiting, once again I just want to say thank you to everyone. I have been in a bit of a funk ever since I got sick and I am still trying to find my creative muse and get back in to creating. Hopefully this won’t last much longer.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Mail

A while back when I was on Flickr looking around, I saw an ATC that Ati had made and I just decided I had to have it. It was still available and we agreed to a swap.

This is Ati’s ATC. Isn’t it just beautiful.





















She also included these lovely fibers.




















I am holding off showing the one I sent her until after she gets it as I just sent it yesterday.

I want to thank everyone who has been here and left comments and those of you who visited but didn’t comment. It really means so much. I usually try to email those of you who leave your comments, but here lately I have been lax in that department. I am sorry, but I really, really appreciate each and every one of you.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

She's Back

I added more to the mermaid piece. I knew it needed more, so I added additional hand stitches across the bottom around the seashells. I also added some beads. If you want to see how I left this piece before, just click on "She's Done" in the sidebar under previous posts.


















bottom left corner
















bottom middle section
















bottom right corner















I also did some tea dying last week. Here is the result of that. I dyed some small pieces of muslin, a piece of PFD fabric, some cheesecloth and a couple of small doilies.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Got Snow?

This is what it looks like here from all the snow we received yesterday and this morning.














































These next two are where my large flower bed with the little pond is supposed to be.

















This is looking across towards our neighbor.














Our deck.















These next ones are from 2 weeks ago when I was sick with the flu and didn’t get to show them. This is what some of our pine trees looked like from an ice storm we had.














We lost a lot of branches off of this tree.


















































Right now the sun is shining brightly but the temperature is only 27 with a wind chill of 15 degrees!
(**note—that was earlier, but blogger wouldn’t let me publish then!)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

In The Mail

A couple of weeks or so ago, Andrea held a little give away on her blog. This was right before I came down with the flu. As it so happens I was one of three winners and she emailed me to let me know. Well these came in the mail yesterday.

First off is this little Paris souvenir.





I also received one of Andrea’s very own original Miss Doodle art pieces.





















It’s a charming piece and brightened my day.

Thank you Andrea.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Thanks to All

First off, thank you everyone for the concern and well wishes. I am starting to feel better. Still not doing anything creative as of yet, but hopefully soon.










Now, to thank Rebecca over at Crafting-Ritual for giving me the “You Make My Day” award. I recently discovered her blog and she does some really beautiful beaded jewelry and art dolls. Take a minute to go look at her art. I am supposed to pass this on to 5 more people but there are so many people who deserve this that it is impossible to choose. I feel that everyone whose blog I read “Makes my Day”.