Thursday, October 23, 2014

Now to the Saga of my Studio!



 After 25 years of teaching, 
doing artwork for Somerset Studio, 
artwork for Masala Card Co.,
 artwork for Recycled Rose
 and just painting................
it was time.....NO it was way past time 
for a thorough studio cleaning.

I drug out 65 bags of stuff.....
not little bags, but big black bags!!!
I had to rid myself of things I have looked at 
for years, 
but haven't used.
It was time to stop kidding myself...
there was so much I would never get to!
I FEEL REBORN....
ha ha ha
That might be a bit dramatic, but it does feel good!

I cleaned off my cutting table 
which hasn't been cleaned since I brought it into the house.
Out of necessity
I need a surface to cut on when sewing.
It has become uncomfortable to get down on the
floor where I used to cut out all my fabric.
Oh, this is so much better!
Rog even went out and purchased 5 now lights
for my studio which he hung yesterday :)




Because we used to smoke in the basement................I needed to wash EVERY drawer and container in the studio! 
No easy challenge.....but I got it done!

The last thing I still need to do is paint and clean out my flat file.
My sis gave it to me years ago...and it was GREEN!
Actually it still is....but that is going to change soon!




There is the file ready for cleaning and painting.....
and I will be done!
Now it is time to get down to some serious artwork!!!!!

A little more decor :^)


Best Decor around!!!!




 Our mums were breath-taking this year!



Playing with Picassa.





Saturday, October 18, 2014

Back in the Saddle Again...........


Milly is learning so much at Baskin Farms!  

So proud of her......and so happy I get to watch :^)






Friday, October 03, 2014

Riding again!



Our sweet little girl 
is riding again and loving it!
 Milly loves horses and loves riding. 
Always the good student, following direction to the 'T"
.....she is learning so fast!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A Touch of Fall..........


My precious little neighbor, Sawyer! 
I made him a Halloween Shirt and he came over
to show me how he loved it!

I made a couple little Halloween shirts for 
Grace and Kate....my nieces once removed?  
Not sure
 what our connection would be called :) 



 Our Fall and Halloween decor!



The kids came out for bar-b-q last Sunday!
This weather is habit forming!




Friday, September 26, 2014

WE CELEBRATED!


Yesterday was a really big day!
Chris and Sheila closed on the new location of
DIGITAL STRIKE!
We surprised him with a champagne toast
and
then dinner at the 360 restaurant
on the top of the Hilton!
Fabulous day all of the way around!
Congrats Chris!













Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall yard is a beautiful thing!


I always get sad when the days get shorter 
and the nights get cooler............
it means that winter is around the corner! 
The joy of flowers 
and summer plantings make my day
....everyday!



Our fountain 
makes the most beautiful music.....
We have it going 
from morning to night :)



and the Zinnias................OMG the Zinnias!
I don't think I will ever be
 without Zinnias again!
Where have I been?






The deer managed to eat most of my Clematis
but this lone late bloomer opened yesterday :^)





Our outdoor room where I spend a lot of my time :)




We were just about ready to get rid of this concrete fountain bowl.
It broke some years ago and I usually put a fern there!
It broke in a way that couldn't be fixed.
This year.....Rog drilled holes in the bottom of it...
and needless to say, that was a chore!
The holes made it possible to plant in it....thus the mums! 



I will be looking at these pics as the winter winds blow...
but for now, I get to enjoy the real thing!