Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Quilting and UFO's

This quilt (wall-hanging) is one that I started before 2000. It is a Thimbleberries design. Marie Henry had a shop in Little Rock called Stitches and she gave some awesome classes. This quilt was one of them and I really want to finish it. All that is left is two brick borders and the binding. The quilt will just not "leave" me alone.
Maybe if I do something on it everyday the progress will encourage me to keep going and get other things done. Inertia is not a virtue.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Snow Effects

This little snowman was the first one that Gianni built the day it snowed. Since that day things have really gotten behind and full of the extras in life that we cannot plan for and know of in advance.
Yesterday I came into my sewing room and pulled all the cards to catch up. What was funny was the one I pulled for yesterday was "Play With Kids". Well that is a no-brainer for me. I had the pleasure of spending the day with my grandson Will. He keeps me busy and on my toes because Mawmaw is his favorite "toy". We play Wii, well he plays I watch. You know those games are just too hard for me to move fast enough. But one thing he loves to do more than anything is ART. Drawing is his favorite. I am trying to get a box of just stuff for us to use to make ART when he is here (or when Gianni is here) so we can play. That is another sorting job for me.
Last night I went to a surprise birthday party for a friend who turns 80 next Friday. She has 7 children and they live in AZ, IND, NJ, FL and AR. All came but one DIL and a few of the grandkids could not make it. One of the DIL's organized the whole event and invited Bobbie's friends. We were the surprise, she knew about the kids. It was so much fun to meet such a neat, caring family and share in the joy of Bobbie turning 80. By the way she looks more like 60 than 80. Her plans for her birthday on Friday is to be at a place in Florida that serves $10 all you can eat lobster on Friday nights. Wish I could be with her. She and I love seafood.
Today I get to work at the antique mall, sorry to say there is no time to shop, but it is fun working there and being around people. Just no time for creativity today. Someone out there be really creative for me. God does want us to use our creativity, he gave it to us.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow and Snow Angels

You know that Arkansas does not usually get such a beautiful snow like we got yesterday. We had to close Blue Suede Shoes Antique Mall early and by the time we did the driving conditions were already bad. Luckily my daugther lives in Bryant where it is located and I had packed a bag to stay with her in case of an emergency. This was an emergency. By the time I drove over the overpass and into her neighborhood I was totally washed out. All of the mall employees got home safe, which we can be thankful for that.
Gianni went out to make a snow angel and play. Mama and Daddy joined her. This is Gianni making her snow angel and her and Tonya together.
This morning it looks like we had about 6 inches and she is out to play some more. I believe that the house is the place for me. Old bones you know!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


This year I have been talking about Choice Cards. What they are is a pack of 52 cards from Lynn Gordon entitled "52 Ways to Nurture Your Creativity". Well my really needs nurturing or a "foot in the behind". So each day I have chosen a card to share with you too. Maybe this will help your creativity as well as mine.

Yesterday the card was "Do It Wrong". Well that isn't a problem. Wrong is the usual way I end up doing it, but I refer to it as improvising. Doesn't that sound better? Usually I can envision a project, but somehow it never reaches my idea, is that doing it wrong? Well the best thing is "keep trying" and quit being my own worst critic.

Today my card was "Live Dangerously" - oh my!! I thought I was too old for that????

Not sure how to fulfill this card unless I paint in an unventilated room, which is not what I want to do for sure.
Anyway I am having fun seeing which card I pick each day. It may not be very creative, but it is making me think.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

God is Good

Today God was so good to our family. This darling is my granddaughter Gianni. Her and her Daddy were in a rollover accident this afternoon. They both came out of this accident with very little injury. Gianni got a bump on her head and they may both be sore, but what a miracle that God gave us today.
My choice card today was "Step Back". I am stepping back and thinking how blessed that I am.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Hard Choice

My choice card today is such a hard one. "BE DISCIPLINED" . Now there is just something wrong with that being me. Discipling my kids was hard, even harder for me to discipline my grandkids. Can't you see why? Now my goal is to discipline MYSELF!!! Well maybe this is the year to really give it a try. The choice card is telling me to have a rigid schedule - come on guys I am a Gemini. No way. But since I would really like to get some things done, then maybe this will work. Well the year has just started. Let's see what happens. Any pointers will be helpful.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! My first two days of choices are "ASPIRE" . It is good to have a healthy ego, not a huge one, but a healthy one.
Today's thought is "Have a Fan Club". Okay ya'll are it. Maybe I can make us proud this year and really, actually do something and not just "THINK" about it. Wish me luck!