Thursday, November 29, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

Do you ever get to old to ride? Maybe you do. Like when your Grandson has to help you on the horse. This is Cody's new horse. She is a 3 yr. old Quarter Horse. She is a sweetie and Cute too. He almost threw me over her back when he was helping me up. I guess I could blame my inability to jump up on her back to the big Thanksgiving dinner I had just eaten.. Yep, I'll blame it on that.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Cherie's RR recipe journal

One more finished. Cherie you have a fun book to work on. Jan this book will be on its way to you soon.

Friday, November 16, 2007

A big Surprise

Look what I got! Jacque makes the most unique dolls. Isn't she wonderful. Jacque and the doll!!!! She has Real Style! A look all her own! And I love this doll.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Ella Grace

I should not have left Ella Grace out. She didn't get to go to the Halloween party. Her Mom said she was too little. The people of Central Asia don't celebrate Halloween. But the Americans there did. This was taken before the party. And there is Angela in the picture too...She is the biggest one. Oh can't you just see the mischief in Ella's half closed eyes?


I now have made a total of 40 charms. Here are just the latest ones. And I think these are the ones that are going to Alaska.

Lady Bug

I am so proud of my son in law, Brian. He made Jadon's Halloween costume.

Monday, October 29, 2007


Shelbyville Art Guild sponsored an Art Walk through downtown last Friday night. I was hosted by Mr. Tim Crawford, Lawyer. He made me feel right at home. Thank you Mr. Crawford.

The crowd was light. The weather was a little wet. Not really a great atmosphere for taking a walk. But, the people that braved the weather were friendly and fun to talk with.

I had some note cards made from one of my paintings "Penn's Grocery." This is one of the cards.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Izzy and Bella

Izzy has put on a little weight since we brought her home. Which is a good thing. She loves playing with Bella. And Bella loves playing with her. Bella is over 10 years old..but she acts like a puppy since she got her new friend. We have tried to teach Bella to fetch for at least 8 years. With no luck. I guess Izzy showed her what it was all about. Now Bella will fetch most anything you throw. I guess we couldn't teach an old dog new tricks, but Izzy could.

This is a picture of the girls at play.

Fall and ThanksGiving

This is my one creation for fall and ThanksGiving. The pumpkin is from know the one they advertise as carve-able. I did have fun doing this. Table center piece? Maybe? It will get moved around the house until I think it has found a temporary home.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Christmas Ornaments

More bad pictures. But it will give you an idea of what kind of ornaments I have made lately. Sold quite a few back to making more. I do love to make them. So it will be a labor of love.

Buffalo Festival

That is where I have been today. Here it is October..should be cool, beautiful, weather. Instead it was in the 90s. We baked. Maybe even burned a little. But it was a good day. This festival is held in Stamping Ground, Kentucky. That is where I lived most of my life. It was like old home week. Ran into lots of old friends and many relatives. Sold a few ornaments and made a little money at the same time.

An old Friend of mine, Sue Wash, and some other friends of hers make quilts for charity. They have made 100 quilts in two years. They raffled off a quilt today in order to make money to buy more fabric for more quilts. A lady named Debbie won. I tried to convince her that that was my name...but no luck.

One more craft show and one more art show to go. Then I can start to think about a November birthday and Christmas.. Oh My!

Here are a few pictures taken today. My daughter and her son Cody. My son in law, Patrick and my Mom. We had 4 generations represented today.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Painting finished and another one

I finished the old barn. The other painting is one I taught in class last month. It is of Jackson Lake in Wyoming. I wish I had taken a picture of my students work. It was really good.

Painting in Progress

I'm working to get ready for ARTraction of Shelbyville. I will be sitting a display of art work up at one of the local shops in Shelbyville, KY. As of this moment I do not know which shop or what kind of space I will be given. The event is scheduled for October 26. So, I thought I would share what I am working on today. This barn is on HWY 395 not far from my house.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Kai's RR recipe journal

Oh My! I didn't realize I hadn't posted anything since August. September did go by in a whirl. I was busy, very busy. If I would get better organized and take pictures I could show you what I have been up to. Mostly, up to my neck in Christmas Ornaments.

But this is about Kai's RR journal. I did a less is more on her page. And I like the way it turned out.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Little things

I've been playing with Shrinky Dink. I think the product is geared toward children. But then I am a kid at heart. I used my Big Shot to cut out the tags. Then stamped and embossed and just generally played.

Monday, August 20, 2007

rr Recipe Journal

The Saga of the traveling Round Robin Recipe journals continues. These ladies are going to have lots of wonderful recipes and Art. I think they are going to love their journals
Here is the recipe page I created for Shashi. The recipe is for a Hot Brown. A yummy Hot Sandwich that is pure Kentucky.
These two pages are the pages I created for Christie. A wonderful.. filled will calories Pie. Called a Derby Pie.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Sock

I did it. I knitted a Sock. First I bought a really good book. "Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd" If you have never knitted a sock or want a bunch of cute sock patterns, buy this book. Now, it needs a mate or maybe not. This was a see if I can do it Sock. So now I am ready to start on a pair of socks knit with pretty soft yarn.


I put this doll up before she got her now she is finished. Thanks Jacque Uetz for a wonderful doll pattern. And thanks Jean Bernard for a wonderful wing class.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

The never ending Yard Sale

Things I learned at the HWY 127 Yard Sale. AKA Country Wisdom.

1. Never try to teach a Pig to sing. It is a waste of time and annoys the Pig.

2. Don't even try to have a battle of wits with and an unarmed person.

3. Give the potential buyer a price...then look them in the eye for 10 seconds (10 seconds is a long time). The next move is theirs.

4. Make prices high enough that buyers think they are buying something really nice or rare. Too cheap they put it down and wonder what is wrong with it.

5. 4 lb Yorkies make Great Greeters.

6. Don't park next to someone that has a singing Deer Head mounted on their RV. (the same thing goes for singing fish)

7. Keep an empty chair next to your outdoor fan. Some really nice people need to sit, rest and cool off.

8. If you are 60 years or older, take young healthy adults with you to help with all that work.

9. Be prepared to get up at 3:00 am. Because high winds and rain can make a real mess of your Show Room.

10. If you don't have an RV. Have really good friends you can borrow one form. (Thanks Linda and Bill) Oh and Tables too.

11. Last but not least. When you are loading the goodies that you bought into your trunk, make sure your daughter has her head out of the way before shutting the trunk lid. Sorry Tonya!!! Mother loves you.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Trip down memory lane

I was doing a little surfing tonight. And came upon some pictures taken in New Mexico in 2002 at a doll conference. And there was a doll I had made "Enos." I sold this doll many moons ago. I don't think I ever took a picture of her. So here she is... a little blurry but good enough to bring back memories of what a good time I had at that conference.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


The pictures are backwards...or maybe the signs.. anyway the spring I think is the one at the bottom and the geyser is the picture at the top. The colors were magnificent. Oranges and More wonders of the master! The water in the picture above was actually boiling. Running down the side of a hill and into a river. When you walked around this work of art first hot moist air would hit you then cold air. It was a sensation I have never felt before. These two things were together...the first picture and then around 3 sides was the shallow water with all the wonderful colors.
I did a really bad job of explaining this...I guess you just need to go to Yellowstone National Park and experience it.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Old Faithful and Majestic Sky

We were facing the western sky waiting for old Faithful to erupt. The sun was very bright. We considered moving around on the other side to get the sun out of our eyes But there was a huge cloud about to pass in front of the sun. We waited. I was praying the cloud would arrive in front of the sun before Old Faithful did its thing. Wow, the cloud moved just in time for me to snap this photo. God is Good.

Friday, July 13, 2007


I am home from vacation. And reflecting on the awesome works God created. If I had to pick a favorite of all the things I saw. I believe it would be this wonderful sunset. There was a storm off in the distance toward the western sky. The result was a purple sky edged it the most brilliant color red I have ever seen. Needless to say, the photo does not do it justice.

Friday, June 29, 2007

Messenger bag purse

I stopped all the vacation preparation in the middle of the morning. Because My muse would not leave me along. I made this purse about a year ago...but it needed something. So, today it got something. It could still use more. But, I have got to finish everything up; packing, taking the animals to the kennel, making a dessert. We have a cookout to go to tonight...yikes. I better get really busy. The rest of the bling on the purse will have to wait.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Elizabeth aka Izzy

She has a name. Elizabeth...but that is a big name for a little dog. So, we call her Izzy and little bit, and sweetie and lizzy and itsy....well she just comes to any name. But she seems to like Izzy the best. So Izzy it is. We asked Jadon which name she liked best Scarlet (which was what Jadon thought we should call her at first) or Izzy. She decided she likes Izzy best.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Angel without wings

My little angel has yet to get her wings. She is almost finished...but other things must be she will wait. This is a Jacque Uetz Pattern. I love it. But it is a lot of work..

Monday, June 18, 2007

Newest Member of the Family

Fathers day was a fun filled day. First We got a call from our youngest daughter. Then the oldest daughter and her hubby came and went to church with us. The four of us went out for lunch. Then to the Flea market. That is where things got interesting. I fell in love with a little black dog.
Now we are getting ready to go on vacation. So, was this a good time to take in another family member? No...but I did it anyway. I told the love of my life I was buying her for his Fathers day present. Did he believe that...probably not. But, She has already stolen his heart as well as mine. And the Good thing is Bella, our other dog, and Lariat our cat have accepted her too. I wasn't worried about Bella...she is a sweet old thing and loves all other animals. Lariat, I was really worried about..but last night they both slept with me.
Her first owner called her Dog. Her second owner (which were the people that run a pet shop) called her Mona Lisa. So far she hasn't told me what her real name is. but I am sure it isn't a name she has already had.
She is about 2 years old. She does well on a leash, she is house broken, and loves to chase a ball. Cries when either of us leave her sight. Very loving and a real cuddle bug.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Travel Journal

We are getting ready to go on vacation. I always make lots and lots of lists...which I usually miss place. You when does the dog need to get her bordatella(sp) shots before going to the kennel. What day did I make the appointment to take her to the groomer. What all am I going to put in the little cosmetic bag?

This is a road trip. So, a list of things that need to be in the car in case of any emergency. Well, you more than get the idea at this point.

In my attempt to be organized. I have created a travel journal. Complete with a page for what I need to do and pack before the trip begins...well maybe multiple pages.

I purchased a spiral bound book with flowers on it. Spiral bound because I have learned from doing rr journals that is the easiest to work with. I will take it with me on vacation along with scissors, glue stick and pens. So I can do a little journaling each day of the vacation.

I guess you noticed it no longer has flowers on it.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Fairy again

I think she is finished. Labor pains were hard...but like most labor pains I have almost forgotten how painful this birth was. So, even though she didn't turn out "pretty" I may just try again. Because I learned a lot this time. Again bad photographs...

Downed trees

The insurance adjuster was just here. Hummmm wonder what it will cost to fix the roof??? Oh here are a couple of pictures of one of the trees that went down.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


We just had a storm with 80 mile an hour winds and hail the size of quarters. That white stuff is hail. That pitiful looking plant was a beautiful Hosta. We have a lot of metal off of our roof too. We have trees down. Now that the sun is out I'm off to take pictures of the downed trees.

Some births are harder than other.

And all babies/dolls are not pretty. Her eyes need a lot of work. But instead of finishing the face, I decided to give hers some clothes. I didn't smooth her skin nearly enough. So, I must cover up as much body as possible. This fairy may be a first and last. Oh I do have a 2 1/2 inch fairy that needs to be painted. I'll put pictures of her up when she is finished.

We were talking to our daughter and Jadon this morning. David decided to show Jadon the doll via the Web Cam. big big mistake. She cried she wanted the doll. At 18 months old she doesn't understand the distance between us. She wanted her "Pa" to bring the doll to her. We went to great lengths to try and make her understand that we would mail the doll to her. Now her poor Mother will have to listen to her ask about the doll until it arrives. Which will be at least 3 weeks. I never dreamed she would even be interested in the doll.

I haven't exactly made her to be appropriate for a child this age....hummm...better glue the clothes on.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Labor pains continue

She had hands. Still more smoothing to be done. I should cut my nails. Everytime I get one area almost smooth I stick my nail in some other part...woe is me.