Sunday, August 29, 2010

weekend retreat...

AFTER.............................Weekend retreat from the Cottage. 3 rd year... fun as always.... went to the "nunnery" I call it. A BEAUTIFUL little place in Temecula, couldn't even tell you the name, GORGEOUS scenery, GREAT food, gained 5 pds! Sign me up for next year! Includes 3 days, 2 nights, unlimited food, plus a mystery kit to make. Finished mine Saturday afternoon. Picture above was taken right before I connected the rows. Gotta go, catch up on my sleep, 3 hrs in 2 nights...eeekkk... I am bushed!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Here are the curtains I did for the staff lounge. Makes it look a little bit more homey. Now all they have to do is decorate... hang a couple of pictures and fill the hutch up.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

work project..

This is a before and after project that I did for my works staff lounge.
My work asked me to snazzy up our staff lounge and so I did. I got this hutch donated to our school and then painted it. The previous owner had told me it belonged to his mom's, mom. It needed a lot of TLC so I didn't feel bad when I thought about painting it. I gave it new life. I also made and hung up valances over the windows and table toppers for the 6 tables. Forgot to take a picture of those, oops! tomorrow.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

another block of the month..

This is my first attempt at embroidering by hand. NO machine to help me this time. I'm kinda liking it. I have an awesome teacher that showed me the do's and don'ts. Love it!This is a block of the month from a little shop near San Diego. It is only half way done, still like 6 months to go so this is the top half of the quilt.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

quilt along.. had a quilt along that started in March and this is the finished quilt top product. Can't wait till I quilt it. That will be a while. I have at least a dozen that need my attention before it and I start back to work on Monday. Boo-Hoo! It has been one awesome summer, had the most perfect weather the whole time!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Bought these little outfits in an antique store and decided to frame them. They now hang in my bedroom. Couldn't find 3 of them so I took a doily (sp)?? and filled the 3rd frame.
Couldn't get a picture without the window glare. Sorry.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary...

29 years ago I married a wonderful man! Happy Anniversary Mark!

29 long stem red roses were delivered 1st thing this morning. Tradition. Every year, I get a rose added on.