Monday, May 30, 2011


I have disappointed a few people by not getting dressed for the RenFest yesterday. I was unaware that my non participation in clothing would upset people. My Humblest appologies! I will strive to not let it happen again!  :)

My Buppies got baths today....Pixie likes being clean but hates taking a bath. Whereas Roxxy, can't wait to get in the tub. When you see their pictures you will understand why that doesn't bother me.......LOL!!

Pixie I just pick up and plop in the tub...Roxxy, on the other hand, makes things very difficult if she doesn't want to do it. Thank the lord that she likes her bath!  :)

And now for something total different....
I was struck by the "Halloween bug" today! I have a new project. Here's a couple of photos....betcha can't guess what I'm making.

Stay tuned to find out....
Same Bat Time, Same Bat Channel!
If you know what that means you're as old as I am! HA HA!!


Monday, Monday...

This Memorial Day remember all the ones you love. Today is for reflecting on the past and reinstilling the lesson that they have taught! Remember all those who have touched our lives and brought us joy! Thank you for everything you have done!

As promised here is a of photo of the sword from yesterday's's a big one.

Had to sneak in a pic of my pumpkin plants too. They are really getting big. They seem to like this corner...



Sunday, May 29, 2011


Went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival today...Had a blast! I didn't get dressed for it though. My boots weren't ready and I had nothing else I could wear with my garb.

Opening the gates...

The Village Idiot...
he did a good job but last years idiot was much more verbal...

And the Pickly Guys (my daughter, Jenifer,  LOVES pickles, this ones for her. Wish you were here!)...

We saw Dead Bob (very amusing) and Hey, Nunny Nunny (hysterical)...

And in the midst of all the dressed up fair goers...were these two. The outfits (leather crafted by them) were unbelievable. The photos look great but seeing them up close was breath taking. Simply Magic!...
and they were the friendliest people!!

We watched Barely Balanced's fire finale (always a good show, always)...

And then Sally and Connie watched the Tortuga Twins while I went to see a pirate about a sword (hence, no photos of the Tortuga's)....
Captain Matt and his crew at the Pirate Ship always do a give away. Free stuff that he throws out, Free stuff that he draws numbers for, an auction and a crowd favorite "Trust the Pirate"... Which got me a REALLY NICE SWORD (I'll post pics of it as soon as I take some).....

And at the end of the day (the only time you see this guy) is the ent (treeman).....

All in all it was a wonderful, if a bit hot - 90 some degrees, day. And Sally has stopped given me crap about her dressing up and has actually started looking at some really gorgeous dresses. She likes red who knows, maybe next year we will both be dressed for the fair. And maybe it will only be in the 80's. HA! I can dream, can't I?

and yes I am well aware of what a geek/dork I am! :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

State Park...

Went to the state park today. Sweetwater Creek. Had a blast. I haven't been there in 15 years or so...
Got to see the old mill. Got some ok pictures from outside the can only go in during a guided tour. I mean, I understand, but it still sucked! Oh well, next time I'll know. We saw (have photos of) frogs, snakes and dragonflies. And of course the water....

Did really well was (guessing) about 2 1/2 to 3 miles. The red trail was rocky and full of roots. The blue trail was fairly smooth, though it was up and down (way up, way down).

Hopefully some of the photos I will be able to use for a painting or two. I have one of  the mill ruins that I think will work out great. I'll keep you posted on that.

Off to the Georgia Ren Fest tomorrow. YAY! Unfortunately, my boots aren't done so I won't be getting dressed for it this year. Next time! Or maybe a different one (another state) this fall. Maybe Texas? That one is supposed to be really big. Who knows....only time will tell.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ding Dong..Ding Dong...

Those were wedding bells! My son and his fiance (now wife) got married yesterday (Wed. 5/25/2011). Hooray! After many false starts they are finally Mr and Mrs!! Only a couple of they are with 2 of the 3 children. :)
Congratulation you two! Love ya both!!

Then after the wife talked me into going to a dealership to "look" at cars....guess what she went home with?? Did you guess a new car? WOW! You're good!!  LOL 
She left (after 4 hours and they wonder why people hate going to car dealerships) with a 2011 Chevy Malibu. LOOK! she bought a Halloween-ie car and didn't even know it - get it? MaliBOO! HaHa!!
It's a really pretty's Navy Blue. I'll have to post pics when I get them. I was gonna take some today but it's raining.

Tuesday I screwed up and sewed the wrong side of my Grandbaby's skirt....couldn't find my seam ripper so had to go and get another one.
Wednesday night I proceeded to remove the seam and in the process managed to rip the material in an unfixable location. I was not a happy camper.  :(
Fortunately I had enough spare material to cut another tonight I got the skirt sewed together......

see how big the skirt is compared to the top? has pleats. I've only done pleats once, many eons ago. I'm hopin' an prayin' this won't turn out like a Frankenstein dress.

In the plant pumpkins (and ivy, red twig dogwood and roses too) are doing very well. At least until it stormed. I took this photos 10 minutes before the wind blew everything all over my porch and yard. My poor pumpkins just look defeated now....I'm sure they will bounce back as soon as the sun comes out again. This is 15 days in the pots!  :)

I also managed to restretch a painting for a friend. It was a self portrait that he did a really nice job with. He was happy with the restretch.

Well, I do believe that's all for this time....


Monday, May 23, 2011

Half Way...

Made a little progress tonight....after setting up my little work area...I managed to get half a Dora dress completed (well, sewn, anyway). Sew far, Sew good! :)

and I noticed last night, while letting out my Buppies (no, thats not mispelled)....
that my pumpkin plants had gotten taller and were reaching upward. It was really quite astounding.....

They were even larger when I got home from work today. They really seem to like the Georgia sunshine. I really hope I get pumpkins this year. Halloween is my favorite time of the year and I would really like to be able to say I grew my own pumpkins. Keep your fingers crossed! LOL

Have a great night!


Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sew-Sew Progress....

I've gotten one pattern cut out. Only two more to go. I have also made a trip to the store for everything I forgot to get yesterday....ribbon (yellow and pink), thread (yellow, pink and olive) and pearl snaps for the closures. In the process of digging thru my misc collection of junk, I came across something that made me stop and mother's pinking shears. I think I'll use them to cut out the next two patterns. Maybe I can channel my mother thru the sewing machine! :) Here's a peek...

In other news.....
My pumpkins are doing great! this is day 11 outside in the containers. They are really getting big. They have thick stems (that's a good sign) and large leaves, considering they've only been out there a short time. I thought we were going to have issues because the temp went from 90/60 to 60/40 for five days. They didn't seem to like the cold. But now it's back in the 90's again here in good ol' Georgia.

The Cactus is doing great as well, lots of beautiful blooms. They are the brightest yellow. My neighbor, Amy, got them planted in the hole that I dug for them. I've got my fingers crossed (eyes and toes, too) that they will make it in their new home....Amy is looking for rocks to create a bed for them as well.

I guess that's all for now. I'll post more as I get more done. Have a great day!


Saturday, May 21, 2011


Well, I finally got facebook to accept the link to my blog....for some reason it wouldn't let me post an update.
It simply said 'can not upload this post'. What kind of garbage is that? I finally got it to if you're here from FB, thanks for stopping by.

I just realized I have my first 'Follower' on my blog!! I'm so excited! I've never been followed! at least not in a good way. HA!

Just wanted to say "Thanks" to all those who have taken an interest. Hopefully the ride won't be too bumpy.



Well, looks like next weekend is when we will be going to the RenFest.....I'M NOT READY!!
I've been working on my boots. They still aren't finished. Ho-hum. I have six whole days to complete them.
wish me luck!
I did however, learn a valuable lesson - Leather Needles Are Extremely Sharp! :) LOL!!
here's how they look so far.....

While I'm dilegently working on my boots I have another project that requires my attention with a deadline.
I am going to be making 3 summer dresses for my 2 year old grandaughter's trip to visit family in Michigan.
Those have to be done in aproximately 3 weeks. They are simple upper/lower dresses. So she has something cool to wear. This is the materials I will be using to make her dresses.....

and yes, she's a Dora fanatic!
The butterflies didn't come out like the material actually looks...they are more of a gold (this picture looks green for some reason). I will have to make another trip to the store again, I forgot to get ribbon for the waist line....and thread...and a closure (I'd forget my head if it wasn't attached sometimes).

that's about it for this post. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.


Monday, May 16, 2011

What a Weekend....

This has been a CRAZY weekend...
My daughter came in from California on thursday night.....her plane was delayed by an hour. So she didn't get in until 1:15....AM. It was 2:40 by the time we finally got home. Eat, Chit-Chat, Bed.

Friday she and her mother ran all over the place. Dropped off our grandson and picked up our grandaughter and youngest grandson. Mad house! cartoons all day long....

Saturday was a day of misinformation all the way get together at my sons, no wait, my house, no wait, my sons house. Some of the guest couldn't make it due to illness and some family couldn't come because of work son didn't know any one else was coming....even though he made enough food to feed a small nation. :) it was good! chicken balls! LOL

My daughter spend part of sunday at her boyfriend's parent's house. She had a good time visiting. From there she went to her brothers and stayed the night.

In the meantime, my son, who was supposed to get married on monday, has managed to lose both his birth certificate and his social security card...
so the wedding that was going to take place monday has been postponed (again).

today we spent some time at my sons with my daughter then took her to lunch and to the airport.
As I watched her disappear through the gates towards her plane it occured to me how she has turned into quite the young lady.....I miss her already.

and to top everything else off....a co-worker was killed in an accident on the job.

Hopefully the rest of the week won't be so hectic and sad.


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Pumpkins for 2011......

Well here it is May - and I already have Octorber on the brain. Halloween to be specific!
I planted my pumpkin seeds in 'jiffy pots' about 3 weeks ago...I moved them to planters on the 11th since
they were growing so fast. Here they are so far. Day 1, Day 2 and Day 4.
Last year I tried a raised garden approach to pumpkins but got absolutely nothing. The year before I tried a 'hill' as suggested and got a lil' tiny pumpkin.
So this time I'm going to simply try planters on the back deck (which they seem to like so far).
Wish me luck - third times a charm? LOL  I certainly hope so!


Cactus' - Cacti - Pokey Plants...

I got some cuttings from my job site so that I could plant them at home.....
the plant at work has been there for at least 10 years (probably longer).
I cut 3 "leaves" with blooms. This is what they looked like when I brought
them home on thursday...

Two days later and much to my surprise....

A beautiful flower appeared. The cuttings have been dipped
in rooting powder and now they just have to be planted. :)

How do they do that?

Hey Everybody!
I've changed my site's look....
new background, new header....and a good swift kick in the butt!
I promised myself I wouldn't let my blog get behind again. Guess what? that didn't work. LOL
I just realized that it's been almost a year to the day since i updated this blog.
I've also come to the realization as to why...Everything I've seen / read says you have to keep
your blog focused. Well, with everything I do that would require me to have 20 different blogs (I
have issues with one).

So I have decided that my blog will encompass my life.....rants, raves, good times, bad times and
of course MY ART. I have never been the type to do just one thing. I paint, sculpt, draw, craft, sew
and many, many more! So in the coming days you can expect to see a lil' of everything.

That being said.....I promise to do my utmost to keep my blog up to date. Hopefully, the mish-mosh
that is my life won't make you run away screaming in terror! :)

til next time....TTFN