Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Working on a name for the new future mouser

Thank you Tyler, Jackson, and Lindsey - we will love our new addition to the family!

Friday, December 12, 2014

A quilt, a coffee cup pegboard and 4 potted plants....

And the question is:  what did-ya do today?

Ran to the Ozark office to drop off this long overdue future keepsake.  King and then some sized to hang way over the bed.  Made with Kansas Troubles Cakes (thanks Pam) and the D-9 pattern.
Not bragging but my friend/co-worker loves it !!!

Narrowed the coffee cup collection down to 72!  Subject to revision.  Everything that didn't make the wall (or the kitchen collections- lol) will be gifted or  sold at the next yard sale.  It was fun revisiting many old favorites.  All these have been used over the years and made it to 'favorite' status and now retired to the wall in my glass/mosaic room.

Every time I visit Connie in Aurora I leave with something.  4 large pots of plants will be re-gifted to my girls as soon as I can divide and replant them.  Connie put the golf balls in the cactus to keep her cats from digging in there.  I don't have cats or play golf.

Monday, August 4, 2014

LEGO Lamp Shade wip

Lamp has been re-done to make the base more stable.  I also go to use up more Legos!

My attempt at melting small pieces for the shade.  Hubby didn't like the 'smell' so these came out of the oven early,  For some reason I like them better wonky!  Now to work on the frame and see if my idea will work before I melt the rest,

Took an old lamp shade and striped it.  Then sewed wire mesh to make a new base.  Look all over for my box of bias binding to use as an accent,  Even Connie did not know where I had put it for safe keeping.

On my hunt for binding I came across a pom-pom trim.  Wouldn't you know half of it already has the balls cut off.

Time to make another batch.

Trim is on and I used clothes pins to hold it tight at the top and bottom.  Jumped ahead and started gluing on the Lego globs  So far, so good.

Yes I will most likely add the pom-poms to the bottom and maybe even the top.!  I have always wondered why I have the red trim in my stash--lol

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A little creative-s from this week

Mosaic 15" scrap glass.  

LEGO lamp, I have always wanted to make one of these.  I might take it apart and stagger the base different.

mini blinds in the kids room, didn't really make a dent in the small toys at my house-lol

Monday, July 7, 2014

Lane's B-day/take to Camp Quilt 2014

Kelly helped pick out fabrics she thought Lane would like.  The blue, green, orange and yellow were all pulled from Stash.  Originally I was going to cut up the Spiderman fabric and make D-9patch blocks.  Plans are always subject to change.
 Piano keys are a fast and fun way to use up strips and add focus colors around a center panel.  I added a narrow white inner border as a siggy strip.  Now campers can write well wishes to the quilt as a keepsake from summer camp.
I have enough strips leftover to make the trim on a pillow case. (or two?)  Maybe a rug for his room?  Maybe another project needs to be added to my growing TO DO list!

Friday, June 27, 2014

McAurther Park and future bird feeder

WHO Left the Cake out in the RAIN?

Ceramic find at the thrift shop!  I clear caulked the top to the base (I hope it dries clear!)
Makes me wish I had a strawberry garden to set this in the middle of.

Any guesses on 'who' this will be re-gifted too?

Future Bird-feeder from a re-purposed hanging light.  I was concerned the birds would mess up the deck so good friend Deb H. suggest I have it  hang 'out over' the side.  

Purchasing bird seed is on my list of TO DO's
Not filling with bird seed might solve that problem too.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

B-day quilt for Becka

Grandkids are spending the weekend.  Last night they reminded me that a school friend is having a b-day party tonight.  Can we make her a quilt?  Of course!  You pick out fabric and help cut it into sqs.

 Every B-day needs a pinata, even if it just in the border.
Karlee picked out this pink daisy sheet for the back of the quilt.  I hope Becka likes her new snuggle under from the Willis kids----  cw

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Still Working on Yard part 2

Grand kids were over today and we found several bags of decorative stones and bobbles that needed a special place to go.  The ceramic ducks just keep getting added to the flowers.  I have so many ducks left I may have to come up with a different way to use them.  Too many yard sales over the years were getting rid of collections by the box full--lol
Now I have ducks on the back deck and the front yard and I don't even 'collect' them!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

What? Still working on the yard?

Cement mushrooms have new glass globs glued on.  I can't wait to see if they get sparkly when the caulking dries.

 Connie gave me a wagon she didn't need anymore.  Flower Time!
 Wheel Barrow is an old one another friend shared when she moved,.  It didn't sell at the yardsale.  The white rocks are from Hubbies mom's flower garden.  I hope they will help hold the soil down when it rains.  I would hate to lose it all so early in the season.
 Wheelbarrow looks more like a rock garden then a flower garden--oh well.
 My bear that friends in KS gave us when they moved.  He will stand guard over the wagon.
 A reclaimed milk jug filled with broken pots and rocks.  I hope it enjoys a new life hosting flowers.
This new TO DO's is in an area that is hard to mow. It is a triangle area between the carport and a row of trees.  We usually just let it over grow and mow it down a couple times a year. Connie gave me a trailer full of large rocks that made a very nice base.  Hubby brought in a load of to full in.  I think after they get a chance to settle I will add a couple of more larger accent rocks to the area.

That's all the eye candy from today.  Special Thanks to the kiddos that helped move stuff around.  I hope to enjoy NOT mowing our new area.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Low Priority, Non-sensible projects- DONE!

None of these things are like the others, lol

I enjoy thrift shops.  'Found' this light a year ago and thought it would look great in my sewing room.  Check it off the low priority list.  The room looks fit for the queen of sewing to take her throne!  And I shall someday.

Not low priority but a work in progress, a quilt top for a friend.  Hold me to showing it off soon.

Ceramic nicknacks and clear caulking, set on an old microwave plate and a lazy susan.  Work in progress- little but spooky with the candles lit and the lights out!

What TO DO with the box of  holiday houses I found?  Make a city and set it in the center of a kiddo pool.  A couple of packets of wild flowers should over take it by summer.  I smile every time I see more starting to grow.

Not from my TO DO list but daughter Sarah has been waiting to get this tattoo drawing of her boys done for awhile.   She showed it off yesterday and asked 'what do you think?'  I think it is a nice drawing for a coloring book-  not into body art. - Her brother Jess did a good job capturing the kids personalities..

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Shelby's graduation quilt 2014

Not quite what I had pictured.  I die cut the diamonds with an 8 pt star in mind.  Of course I didn't double check the angles and ended up with a 6 point one!
Shelby wanted off set, which is harder to do with six sides.
Her siggy strips arrived Thursday which should have given me time to finish this top and quilt it before her graduation on Saturday--NOT.

Fingers crossed I can run down to Ar this week and let her pick out a back fabric that she likes.  Let's not hold our breath till it gets finished, I have several months before she goes off to college--lol

Congrats to all your graduates this year!   -cw

Friday, May 16, 2014

Our yard in progress 2014

Hubby didn't want the bird baths set up until he had time to level and secure them.  I decided they are safer on the ground where the kids/wind/etc can't knock them over.  The pedestals make nice perches. Tipping problem solved.

Sponge Bob fish tank decorations give the birds company.

Every birdbath needs a sand castle- right?

I have seen more birds on/in the wagon.  None would sign the release to get photographed today.  Maybe next time.

Little Bunny Foo Foo's house -  Thanks Connie!

Another reclaimed piece, this one just needed a couple coats of clear sealer.  Ready to go for another couple of seasons.

Ceramic Roosters claimed the other two posts.

Girl and bench from my mom's place.  Kelly has dibs, I am just not ready to let her have it just yet.

My rose bush didn't make it through the winter, This is a walmart transplant, I did purchase another rose to keep in the house.  Maybe I can do better with it indoors.

Yard Sale, Thrift Shop, Friends cleaning their kids rooms.  My pole is getting populated!

high enough up we are starting to need a ladder

This one needs cleaned up, didn't want to disturb while he is sleeping.

Another nice set from my mom's yard.  So sweet!

large tree-  I have a couple of TO DO's in mind- stay tuned

Another TO DO pile-  I see flower logs in the future.
Special Thanks to everyone that knows I love your re-gifting!