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Monday, October 28, 2013


I'm driving to my daughter, Laura's home in Georgia...staying overnight at a motel in Alabama.....entertaining myself with the iPad camera, watercolor pencils, paints and sketch pad.

So why not try a self portrait!?!

Snap a photo in the bathroom mirror here in the motel....

Then play with different effects and filters....I like this one...sort of a blue haze....

Now, looking at the iPad screen,........try a watercolor sketch......

Once the sketch is here in the blog, I can see it even better....I know what's wrong...but we are shooting for an impression....not a photograph ( we already have that!) ...for one thing, there is no way could I paint that shiny nose!!! LOL!

As I sit here with paints and cup of water and cup of guessed it, the paint brush dips into the decaf by why not paint a little coffee into the picture, with coffee on the brush. OOOps!

Tomorrow, the grandkids!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Latest projects

A quilt for the the aqua and red! and the striped binding! I will take it when I go visit next week!


Just finished knitting this "Effortless Cardigan" for my niece, Erin!
She said that she already had a red cardigan, so purple is what we decided upon!
This one is knitted from the top down, in a washable wool heather.

This shows how the cardigan hangs when worn! ( I didn't knit this one!) the instructions are available on Ravelry!

I just started casting on a crimson/ purple Madelinetosh DK yarn to make one for to knit these!


Kaffe Fassett was in our region this week. I went to his lecture and slide show on Monday night!

It went along with reading his autobiography, "Dreaming in Color", which was very enjoyable! At the lecture I was drawn to this quilt, by Liza Lucy. Kaffe advocates the use of greys to let the other colors shine. Perhaps because of the pearly quality of the light in London where he lives....

Now however, I am loving this quilt, also by Liza ...


I may have to get the kit for this one, SO PRETTY!


Saturday, October 12, 2013


My daughter rowing on the lake behind their house.....

A funny eggplant "face"!

Enjoying lunch outside at a Lebanese cafe!

Planning to sew a Halloween costume.....or Octoberfest????

Cooler weather and rain have encouraged flowers to finally bloom now that summer is over!

Looking better than they did in July, August and September! Too bad frost will soon put an end to this!

Brilliant yellow colors!

Finished flower wheel wall hanging is a Bohemian delight! Frost will not damage these brights!


Sunday, October 06, 2013

Pumpkin spice drop cookies...EASY!

Start with a box and a can!

The recipe link:

Combine thoroughly in a bowl....I added walnuts and chocolate chips!

Here they are after coming out of the 350 degree oven for about 11 minutes....

Now on a plate...except for the one I sampled!


Today, also, I'm enjoying my flower wheel quilts, more are being made....bigger blocks and more wedges (scrappy "petals")!!!!!


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