Monday, January 31, 2011

Quick Trip South

From this...
 to this....
 and back to this....
 in just 4 short days. 

Helping a friend put her condo back together after a major renovation in Longboat Key, FL.  It was great to feel the warmth if it was only for a few days.

We discovered this most amazing store, with the largest collection of nautical stuff I've ever seen, called the Sea Hag.  It was fun just looking around.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Needle Novices

This is the second time this group has come together to learn some techniques that are new to them.  Tonight we did dimensional felting by making hearts.

Of course, it's really more about being together and having good times!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Creative Blog Challenge

I love mixed media and had so much fun doing this month's challenge.  I've always mixed needlework techniques together, but this time added paper and glue.  Inspired by a couple of pieces Jenny Rupp did last year and what Maria has been doing.

I used an 8x10 canvas as my base, decoupaged paper and words, then glued on the hooked heart.  The hooked heart is a mixture of the sari ribbon and pink nylon we were given, then added wool and yarn to complete it.  I love the random look of this!  I used the beads we were given, strung them on wire, shaped them into a heart and glued them on the canvas.  The lace was coffee stained and glued to the outside edge of the canvas.  Then I wired the felted heart and hung it from the lace.

Without a doubt I will be doing more of this.  Now, looking forward to next installment of "stuff" for February 20th.  Stay tuned.

Be sure to check the other blogs to see their finished projects: Maria's, Alice's & Kris's

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hooking Club

Love getting together with these ladies, they always have something going.

Evelyn is binding a chair pad for a new grandchild,

Bev has put her hooking aside and knitting hats and fingerless gloves,

Jo has finished her turkey from the 3-in-1 Create Workshop and a piece from Maggie's book

and Barb is working on "Give Thanks" from spruce ridge studio.  I love her log cabin

Thursday, January 6, 2011


My two grandsons, Zachary and Cooper love playing cowboys. So this year for Christmas I made them each vests and chaps. Just now getting the photo up since we were passing around the stomach flu during the holidays. I love that they still like to play make believe and I can help encourage it.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Winter Calendar

The winter calendar has been set & posted!

Would love to have you stop by or sign up for a class!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Needle Night

Since doing the blog challenge with Maria, Alice and Kris,I decided to challenge the ladies tonite by giving them a few things to make a Valentine that we will exchange next month. I'll post the results after we meet. Think about trying this with a couple of friends,or craft group. It really is fun.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Workt By Hand 2011

2011 Workt By Hand

It's time again to sign up for one of the most creative and most fun workshops you'll ever be apart of!

Click here for all the information and registration forms

Hope to see you there!

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Don't start the new year expecting happiness...bring it with you.