Monday, October 30, 2006

Could You Buy Some Bigger Shoes?

Madeline is one year old now and her top weight is 7 lbs. Not bad for the way she entered the world (teeny, tiny, and very sick due to her having to stay in the animal pound from birth). I looked and looked for her yesterday and couldn't find her until I spotted this silliness. All 7 pounds of Madeline squeezed into this little shoe box. Apparently to her it was a comfortable spot for an afternoon nap.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Round Robin Continues

Here's some work I did on one of the round robin blocks. This is a Vest from Linda in Texas (hi Linda!). Her theme is also Mardi Gras (my favorite). I embellished this patch by giving one of the ladies a fancier headdress with beads. The other lady has blue flurry stuff and a heart crystal-like bead on her headdress. I hope she doesn't look too much like a Vegas show girl - LOL. I also outlined the patch with chain stitch in a purple silk thread. I was only the second person to work on this vest. My own block (which is also Mardi Gras) is making its rounds still.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

My Round Robin Block

Here's a pic of some work that's been done on my RR Mardi Gras block. This was done by Kate (and if I'm not mistaken, Kate is a newbie to the world of CQ). This RR is from my group, CQForNewbies. We had several themes to pick for this RR and I chose Mardi Gras. If you look back in the archives, you will see the "naked" block as it started its journey.

Kate took the jester and added a collar, beads and check out the bows on his shoes! Too cute!

Monday, October 23, 2006


Whew! Took 2 days (yes, I'm a little slow), but I managed to get the link to my Etsy shop working (again). Don't know why it quit. But the first "Click Here for My Etsy Shop" link is working. I'm afraid to delete the second one because I just KNOW I will delete the wrong one -- LOL.

I've been absolutely swamped with work and back to back to back to back craft shows. I hope to have some pictures for you later this week. Now I'm working on Christmas things and hope to have pictures of the round robin CQ I am in. I have Linda's Mardi Gras vest and it is so pretty. So stay tuned -- I haven't dropped out of the blogging world -- just very pressed for time.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Pillows, Pillows and More Pillows

Been a crazy couple of weeks doing craft shows and getting ready for more craft shows. Here are some of my newest pillows. I sell lots and lots of pillows. I find it hard to do the same thing over and over again (which is why I will never be a mass producer - ha ha), so most of my pillows are "one of a kind items."

The witch legs are cross stitch. The rest are regular hand embroidery, with crayon tinting.

Madeline's little friend, Reznick is back for a week. She didn't recognize him at first and there were a few hissy fits. He's has grown so much in just a few weeks. He is now as big as Madeline so there's lots of rough tumbling and a few growls. For those of you wondering about the name (and if you're a 20-something, you know what the name means), Reznick was named after the lead singer of the Goo-Goo Dolls. Seems somewhere out in cyperspace there's a whole message board of people who have Reznick the cat as the mascot of the board. So I guess we are housing a "celebrity" this week. And here Madeline thought SHE was the celebrity - LOL.