Thursday, November 30, 2006

Beta Blogger

Hello All
I just updated to the beta version. This is SO much easier than before.I am also getting a new Dell from the hubby for Christmas and it should be here any day, so I will be all set.
What do you think of the updates?


Lazy, Lazy, Lazy

Hello All,

I know I have been remiss in my blogging. I just haven't felt like doing ANYTHING lately.

So I guess I need to give myself a swift kick in the A$$ and get moving. So in that spirit I will post the last of my CQ that I have pics of. Hopefully I won't duplicate.

And I WILL do some stitching today if it kills me. Before I go to work which makes me want to kill myself.

I work in the local JOANN's. I just started a month ago. They decided about 9 months ago to shut it down. So they let it downhill . I mean they REALLY let it go downhill. The floors hadn't been swept in months and they just put new notion stock that came in wherever they felt like. So no items were in the correct place, no prices are on anything and half the fabric stock drug on the floor. And the customers get ticked off when they can't find a price or it is 3 times as much as they thought. I don't blame them it ticks me off too, but we are the ones who get yelled at. I hate retail. Always have. It's the reason to go to college! I don't need this job my husband makes a pretty good income. I just did it for the discount and to get out of the house once in awhile.

Anyway, I digress....

But then they decided to keep this store open and build us a new one within 2 years. We live in a small city on the Western Slope of Colorado and other than our store there is one other fabric store plus 2 quilting stores ,a Walmart and Hobby Lobby so we really needed this store here. Now suffice it to say we have to get this place back up to snuff and fast. So clean up 9 months of neglect in 1 month. It ain't easy. So hence the disgust with work . AAARRRGGGGGGHHHHH

So take a look at the pics, the last ones I have so better get going so I can show you something. Please keep in mind that some of these are blocks that are just pieced not finished ones. LOL

Maybe I'll go play with my new Rainbow Dyes from RibbonSmyth



Thursday, November 16, 2006

I Knew it!!!

You are The Devil

Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession

The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.

Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Hello All,

Why am I not surprised?

If you really knew me you wouldn't be.

Not much new here no motivation. So maybe later


Thursday, November 09, 2006

I Guess Not

I guess no pics right now. Blogger keeps saying that they are loaded but they don't show on the post. So I guess I'll try later. Blogger is getting very frustrating

Bit the Bullet

Hello All,
Well after the debacle with the kool aid dye I bit the bullet and bought a whole bunch of Rainbow dyes from RibbonSmyth and hopefully it will go better. The hassle of the other wasn't worth it.
Today if the printer will cooperate I will print out a bunch of vintage images to use for CQ. I found a bunch at Art-E-Zine They ask for a donation of $10 a year which I will pay tomorrow after payday. LOL
I am having a hard time getting myself to work much on my wallhanging. Maybe it's because it's so large and the end isn't in sight. So I have decided to do some smaller projects like pouches, pillows and some boxes. I got some cigar boxes from eBay. Maybe getting something accomplished will motivate me to finish the wallhanging.
I was going to post some pics of the ribbons I dyed, but husband used the little doohickey thingie that I put my memory card into to load them onto the computer, and of course I can't find it now! Wow that was quite a run on sentence wasn't it? If my high school English teacher saw that I would be in SO much trouble. Of course talking in capitals and and with so many punctuation marks is so much better!
What was I saying? Oh yeah, the pics. I guess you'll just have to muddle through with some of the last of the ones of my wallhanging.
Off to help Mother Nature along. Restoring my hair to it's natural reddish beauty. I had 8 inches cut off of it the other day and had it layered too. My daughters were in shock I haven't had anyone else cut it since their brother was little and he is 15!


Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Hello All,
I've spent all morning trying to kool aid dye some lace. What a pain in the a$$. My white velvet ribbons came out great. Really bright but good. Some of the other lace, not so good. I got some really obnoxious reddish hues. They are alright just not the colors I usually use. All the pinks, greens and purple I tried came out muddy or faded when I rinsed them out. End of story I put away about 30 pieces of lace until I can figure out how to dye them the way I want, without costing a fortune.

I've included more motifs from some of the other blocks. I am almost out of pics of my work so I guess I better get working on some more huh?

Time to go pick up kiddos from school. Sometimes I wish I had put them in public school so they could ride the bus.


Monday, November 06, 2006

I Need Help Here

Hello All,

Here's the block I was talking about. I've come to a stall on it. I have some seams done but I am not sure what to do with dyed lace I have up in upper portion. I know I had a plan when I first pieced the block but what it may have been has completely slipped my mind. I am too stubborn to take it out. So I have to figure a solution.
The lace is lavender and aqua and the piece it is sewn into is shiny silver velvet. The whole block is somewhat of a sea theme. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Onto another CQ dilemma. Am I the only one who has found that viewing others' blogs is taking a huge chunk of time out of the day? After I check my email ,yahoo groups, international newspapers and CQ blogs I find it has taken almost 2 hours out of my day.
But I really like to see what everyone else is doing! Maybe I'll divide the blogs into 2 separate folders in my Favorite folders and check each blog every other day.
But that wouldn't be as much fun.
What will I do? What will I do?


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Back on Topic

Here are some more Cq things to look at. Just more of the pink block. There is quite a bit of beading on this one. You always need more beads in my opinion. As I said before I think this one is my favorite so far. I think next time I will show the one I am working on now. There is a piece of lace that isn't working so I'll post it to get your suggestions

My new CQ friend in town and I went downtown Friday. I actually behaved and only spent about $65. Not bad for me. I bought up a lot of perle cotton #8 and just 4 pieces of fabric. I also purchased another one of my favorite thimbles. It is a round disc with the dimples on it, that sticks to your finger. I've used it for hours at a time and it stays on.
Now normally I can't use thimbles as they are so uncomfortable but I had to do something because the callous on my middle fingers were black and grossed people out. These work great.

Now it's time for my Sunday afternoon nap so .....................


Friday, November 03, 2006

Quick Note

Hello All,

Just to remind you don't forget to check out my Flikr site . I uploaded a few new pics. The link is in the sidebar. Also check out my post about the Art MEME.
More later after my playdate with fellow CQ'er , Janet, in beautiful downtown Grand Junction.
Actually it is quite pretty and you won't get run over there, Very turn of the century


Thursday, November 02, 2006

Those @*&)!#%^^&** Halloween Costumes

Hello All,

Would you believe I got these done with a day to spare and managed to get in another costume also?
Tomorrow I am going CQ shopping with Janet who I met thru one of the Yahoo CQ sites. I think we are probably the only 2 people in Grand Junction with this hobby. So we have to stick together. My husband noticed we had very similar personalities so he said we couldn't play together anymore because it wouldn't be safe for us or anyone who came in contact with us. So Janet threatened to embroider, embellish and bead him.
So I guess my credit cards better get ready for a workout!


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Blog Complications

Hello All,

Blogger seems to be having problems downloading for several days. I can't get any pics to load.
On the bright side I got the costumes done with time to spare for a last minute emergency costume.
I'll post some pics when Blogger gets fixed


Something Different

Hello All,

I finally got blogger to post my pics. I thought that I would show you some of my drawings today. A few are originals and couple are my I copies I did from other artists' work.
The one of the beach is my 3 youngest kids and me 6 years ago. Now 2 of them tower over me and the baby is only 6 inches shorter than me. Time Flies!

I think the mermaid is the best I have ever done.But the Unicorn Eye is my favorite.

I really enjoy drawing but for me it is much more time consuming. Much more demanding. Therefore I don't do it as much as I would like.

CQ is so portable. You can take it anywhere! Thus one of it's dozen appealing traits.