Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mary Beth Dressed

This doll is from a workshop I had the privilege to attend a few years ago. The Pattern is Called Mary Beth. It is a Sherry Goshen pattern and, of course, Sherry taught the class. It was a wonderful class and I learned a lot.

I dressed her today. Now she hasn't been naked all this time. She just didn't like what she was wearing. You know how girls are. I was watching TV today and Saw a doll maker altering fabric. Using lots of fibers and free motion quilting techniques. Now I have tried this before. And messed up my sewing machine really bad. Since, that was quite a while ago.... And I didn't remember how painful it was to be without my beloved machine for a while. I decided to try it again. You will see the results in her cape.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

before of the Kitchen right side

I am still dragging today...but I got a little sleep last night. OK, it wasn't last night. It was early this morning. Here are a couple of more shots of the kitchen. The right side, with the cabinets, is about to change. I am taking the doors off the upper cabinets. (one door is already taken off) Installing another shelf at the top of the cabinets and putting up curtains instead of doors. On the tops shelves (which the curtains will not cover) I am putting blue and white enamel ware. I am looking for blue, white and yellow plaid curtains or fabric. Wish me luck. So far I have not been able to find what I want. Oh, and a valance for the window over the sink.

Sometime or other there will be after pictures. It depends on finding the right curtains.....

Saturday, January 20, 2007

kitchen after

I have very, very tired. But it is done. The kitchen the back hallway and the main hallway are painted. Furniture is back in place. My Sweet, Wonderful, Intelligent, hard working daughter,
Tonya, is amazing. She worked harded than I did. I would never have gotten all of this done in one day without her.

Friday, January 19, 2007


This is my kitchen ceiling...the before shot...before I sold 51 pieces of enamel ware.

This is my kitchen wall...the way it looks tonight. Hopefully, by tomorrow night it will be a beautiful yellow. I've moved a lot of furniture today. Washed this one long wall and taped off the woodwork. One more back wall to do tonight. Then on to the hallway.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Gift from Kai

I received a wonderful Christmas gift from a Great Gal. Thank you Kai. I will hang this from the hardward on my purse. And I will take a little bit of you with me where ever I go.

Knitting...I can't stop

I have a love of purses and lately a love of knitting. Here is an almost finished purse...needs lining etc. And one with just the body of the purse knitted. The instructions came form the Knitty Gritty show. The designers name is Barry. For those of you that knit, the pattern is similar to making a dish cloth. They are knitted starting with only 3 knit stiches. And 2 different yarns.