Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!!


Above is my disgruntled and non-photogenic cat, Jet.
She is still strugling with getting used to a new dog in the house and seems to be wigging out a bit. If Jet doesn't run then Annie doesn't chase... now to get Jet to understand that!

Seeking artistic direction in 2008.
I've been playing with some fabrics I received in the mail, color wonderful color... I painted the base fabric then ironed on the shapes, then am embroidering by hand. I will NOT recommend embroidering onto painted fabric unless you like to use needlenose pliers to pull the needle thru! Don't they make sewing machines that do all these stitches???
I hope all your dreams become reality in 2008!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Million Diamonds

First, a flashback to Christmas 2003;
Blue getting ready to aggressively open his present.
It's a blue Christmas without you....
And now (with the spot on the other side)...
Is Annie in true JRT fashion...
ready to open her very first Christmas present.
Ta Da!

And what did I get....

A million diamonds.

Click to enlarge and just look at all the diamonds in the snow!!!

I hope you all have a Blessed Christmas too.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Tuckered Out for Christmas

Finally done and whew are we tired!
Now it's time to sit back and relax for the rest of the Holiday week.
I hope everyone else is at this point by now too.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas...

You may have noticed that I have not been stitching for a while now... Yep, I haven't. But I did machine sew up a wine gift bag. It was way easy and will make a good gifter.

Then this week I found some wine labels on ebay and bought a batch of them. The seller is Inkpainter and that link should go to tons of labels of all kinds that he has listed.

These could be used in paper collage arts or printed onto fabric... I thought they'd be cool printed out on fabric and incorporated into a fabric collage wine bag.

Here are 4 of my favorites...

And... yes, I love wine. I can hardly wait to taste the wine that Jesus makes.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Tag, I'm it.

The 4 things.... I got tagged to do the 4 things meme by ALLIE. Check out her blog, she is one talented crazy quilter. Here goes… but I just couldn’t think of 4 things on all of them… and well… none on one of them.

4 Jobs I had...
1. Electrical design/drafter. 2. Built F-16 cables. 3. Seismograph – Oil exploration. 4. Retail Sales.

4 films I can watch over and over…
1. The World’s fastest Indian 2. My Dog Skip 3. 4.

4 Tv-shows I watch...
1. House 2. News 3. 4.

4 Places I have lived...
1. Utah 2. Oregon 3. California 4. On the Road for 8 years.

4 Favorite foods...
1. Tomato 2. Nacho’s 3. Chili 4. Beer (can be a food)

4 Favorite colours...
1. all reds 2. sea foam blue 3. salmon 4. mint green

4 Places I would love to be right now...
1. On the Oregon Coast. 2. 3. 4.

4 Names that I love but would not use for my own children...
1. 2. 3. 4.

4 People I would love to tag with this Meme...


Sunday, December 09, 2007

Annie got Mail!

A package came in the mail to "Annie"!
It was sent by a very nice lady who makes doggie sweaters and
other crochet item and sells them on etsy.
Here is a link to her shop: Crochet Cabin
She also has Jack Russell Terriers.
Here is Annie modeling her new sweater.
It slips over the neck and has a buttoning strap that goes under the chest.
Very easy to put on and Annie seems to like it a lot.
It has an adorable hood on it too.
Annie thought she try it out for a roll in the snow.
Yep.... kept very warm!

Now it's time to go try on Santa's hat.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

The Little Pill

I needed something for depression when Blue died.
I got this little pill.

At first when I took it, it had reverse effects.
I missed Blue worse.
Then it sent me on an emotional roller-coaster.
I almost took it back.
But then I had a break-thru and realized she wouldn't "replace" Blue but that I would love her for her own personality and ... yes she is a little joy.
She is a 4 month old Jack Russell with long legs and rough coat.
We named her ANNIE.