Thursday, August 29, 2013


Slowly getting back to stitching after a long hiatus.  I just completed this cell phone case for a friend at work. I had made her one several months ago, and she asked me to make one for her mother too.  So I am delivering this one today.  Her mother loves butterflies so I tried to get in as many as I could.  The back of the case also has a little pocket with a butterfly attached.

Now I have to get to work on a baby quilt for our 5th grandchild, a girl due in less than 2 months.   I pulled out some blocks I had started for her big brother 3-1/2 years ago when I decided what I was doing was "too girly" even though it involved frogs and a princess kissing a frog.  I just need to embroider the princess and the frog, and make the center section and I can start putting it together.

Today is off to work again, and I am working the Labor Day Holiday all day.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Recent Classes

The past several months I have participated in several classes on Artful Gatherings.  I was thrilled to be able to participated in an Artful Photoshop class with Pamela Huntington in June and July, and also The Spoken Soul with Mary Jane Chadbourne.

I had always wanted to learn more about Photoshop, and the Artful Photoshop with Pamela Huntington went beyond my expectations.  I look forward to doing more collages using the techniques I learned in class.  This was a card for my son-in-law Jeffrey, who happens to own a used car lot.

In The Spoken Soul Class with Mary Jane Chadbourne we altered playing cards, by painting, adding graphics, and quotes.  I haven't finished up many of my cards yet but these are a few.  I used my granddaughter's Halloween picture as a fairy in the last one.

In session 2, I took Lovely Sea Maiden with Judy Johnson, in which I am still needle-felting a mermaid. Class is just about over and I will have to finish this one up this fall.

I also took House of Cards with Mary Jane Chadbourne, where we decorated houses to put our cards in.  I had wanted to do one with an Alice-in-Wonderland theme for my granddaughter Kyleigh's 13th birthday.  

This was actually the first house I made.  This started out as the Alice house, but by the time I got through
collaging, painting, and crackling the outside of the house it had turned dark, and looked like a fall house.

I had a great time with all of these classes, and have so much more I want to do.  Today is daughter Katie's BD so I actually got a Saturday off to take her to lunch.  I also have a commissioned cell-phone case I need to work on so am going to take advantage of the time I have this morning to work on that a bit.