Thursday, October 14, 2010

Catching Up

It has been a while since I posted on this blog.  Writing for me is not easy.  There has been a lot going on in my life since I last blogged.  I have made some great creations and now I am winding down and getting ready for a much needed vacation.  I am so excited about it because my husband and I are going to be traveling to California on the train.  I have traveled by train before but this will be the first time we will be riding in one of those roomettes. We are going to Georgia first the visit daughter Renee then traveling to Iowa to visit son, Buster and daughter, Tee, daughter Melissa and various other relatives.  Then on to Mt. Pleasant to get on the train. I am going to blog about it along the way. I am expecting a very exciting trip.  Pray for us.

Here are some pictures of some of the stuff that I have made since I last blogged.
This vest with matching bag.

Pear Jam yummy.Great on wheat toast

I made this outfit. I think it is cuter on the hanger. LOL

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Ojore' Gets His Quilt

I have to say that I feel so good today. Finally finishing the quilt that I made for my grandson and also getting it sent to him. He received the quilt on March 24, 2 weeks before his birthday! I told his mom to go ahead and let him open the package because Granmommy could not wait to see him with it. Thank God for modern technology! Being able to see the pictures right away is truly a blessing. He said "I can lay on it and look up at the clouds" He also recognized all the trucks he told his mom "I think I see a excavator" to tell you the truth I did not know that I put one one the quilt. I thought they were all trucks. LOL He is so smart. It took about a year to make this quilt and to think with 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grands, Granmommy has a lot of work to do.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Stormee at the Artists Co-op in Martin, TN

Today was our day to man the gallery. So Bobby and I packed our lunch and headed for Martin, Tennessee open the gallery and receive customers. It was a good day and it was nice to be in the environment of artists and their work. Martin is an interesting town and because it has so very talented artists also. We will be traveling to Martin at least a couple times a month. But it is not that far from Paris.

It is always so nice to see your own artwork displayed in a gallery along with other artists. Just to think that someone is walking up to your work and trying to understand it. While there several people came in and looked around and said how happy they was to have an artists co-op in Martin.
Here is the display of my jackets.

This is one of my favorite pieces by Peggy King of Martin

I love this birdbath

My handsome husband who is so supportive of me and my art. He is my biggest fan.

The best part of the day was when my dear friend Minister Joan Blackman came over from Union City, TN to spend part of the day with us. We always have a grand time.

This co-op is such and interesting place with a lot of surprises and interesting spaces.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Cloth Basket

This is a basket I made out of clothesline rope. I know that you have seen these where you wrap the fabric around the rope and zigzag stitch it on. Then you assemble the basket with a zigzag stitch. It is pretty big. I was really happy with it. Although I wish I had found a more neutral thread to sew it together with. I used white thread (ha ha). Next time I will not make it so big.
Well I was so excited about making this that I got out one of my scrap bags and cut all the scraps into 2" strips. I am going to make another string quilt. I really enjoyed the last one I made. It was so much fun.

As you can see, I have a lot of scraps. This basket makes a great display for them.
I also made this jacket that is on display in my Etsy Shop
You can read the details when you go to my shop. You can look around while you are in there.

I love the button

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Good Start In January

It is a shame to invite folks to your blog (through Entrecard,Facebook,or Twitter) and not have been there that much myself. I vow to post more. The thing is, I just don't have a lot to say. But I want to thank all that have visited and left a comment. It helps.

I was reading someone's blog the other day and she was talking about that very thing and I realized that I am guilty of that same thing. It is like inviting someone to your house and not being home.

Today I thought I would post the latest quilt I have been working on. To start,the members of our quilt guild are required to make at least 4 cuddle quilts a year (these we donate to the Le Bonhuer) So anyway this is my first one for the year.
This was such a simple and fun quilt to make. I got the pattern from the Quiltville blog. If you ever want to learn how to do a certain block you can find it there with very easy instructions. Anyway once I made the first block, I could not stop until the quilt was finished. It is a small quilt only 48"X 48".
This is what one square looks like. I made 16 squares.

My quilting sister Mildred Puckett came over and showed me how to tie the quilt. Boy that saved a lot of time for me and I like the way it looks. I tied it with pink cotton crochet thread.

Now I know you will love this chenile pillow also. It will be listed for sale in my Etsy shop very soon. I will tell you that it is nice and big and fluffy. It is one of those pillows that you will want to hug when your (significant other) is not around.

I am trying to figure out what to do with this bag I made, I had some of the chenille leftover from the pillow so I decided to make this bag. This is as far as I got and now I don't know how I will do the handles. The ends are finished so I don't know what I am going to do with it so I am going to put it aside and do something else. Any suggestions?

This is one of the blocks for the quilt I am making for my granddaughter, it is a wonderful quilt that will look like a four story house when (whenever) I get done with it. But you can enjoy some of it now.

If you recognize what rooms these are, let me know then I will know that I am on the right track. Ha Ha.
Until next time, happy blogging!