So today I did a "Day in the Life of Me"...over on Instagram ....I have questions all the time... How do you get so much done? Do you sleep? Do you eat? Well....I am a firm believer in "one bite at a time"... I do little bits of lots of different things in one day. (mostly because I can get bored easily...lol!!!) So, for today's post I thought I would show you all a glimpse into my art filled life.
7:45 am- My days always start with poodle snuggles....hehe
8:00am-- Soaking bottle trees in bleach.
8:15am Cleaning cubby
Poodles checking on Mommy....They are confused by me being in the garage...hehe!!!
8:45am trees are coming along
Back to cleaning cubby again.
12:15...in art studio working my collage pile...and organizing it better.
All done!!! 1:00pm
Cleaned up my art desk :O) 1:15pm
Finished my purge from the other day... Boxes headed to trash!! 1;25pm
Checked the mail box..and got fun Happy mail. Bonnie Hunter quilt book and my prize from a give-a-way I entered...fun collage kit!!!
Snuggle and rest time
Back to working on the cubby
2:50 pm back up in art studio getting my swap packages ready...and my give-a-way packs for the contest I ran on Instagram (which is now over)
I gave these away for those who could answer the questions right and first. That was lots of fun!!!
3:55pm I found myself in the quilt studio working on my butterfly mini.
Poodle potty break!!!
4:10pm... Stopping art to cut my nieces hair!!!
5:00pm I stopped to explain the Give a way and stretch my shoulders from quilting.
5:35 finished quilting my butterfly.
5:45pm rinsed and finished my bottle trees. That one in the middle was very stubborn!!! Now they need to dry.
6:00 pm.... I finally finished cleaning the cubby. Now trying to decide if I will paint it....HMMM????
There was a feeding frenzy on IG over this fun giveaway!!! All the followers had to do was go back into my feed and tell me what I was doing at a certain time of the day!
And the first one to give me the right answer ...WON!!!
Daisy was trying sooo hard to be first!!! and she made it on the last photo! She sent me this photo of how she did it....LOL!!!!
She took notes of my day.....LOLOLOLOL!!!! She replied to my question within seconds!!!This made me laugh sooo hard!!!
This was a fun day for me.... and I hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my art life.
Not ever day is like this...some days I stay in my pj's, read, or take nap with my poodles.
But...I do stuff everyday...and eventually stuff gets done...but it looks like I'm getting tons of stuff done..when really I have been working on things over several days.
Today I am showing some of my scrappy happy moments that I have been up to the last few days. I'm also hooking this post up with She Can Quilt...and Scrap Tuesdays........
Above I got back to working on my sewing machine cover. Quilted, bound, and doing its job....Yeah!!!!
There is no pattern. I just made a rectangle quilt...and added ribbon ties on the side. Easy Peasy!!! Love how it turned out. And I used up some scraps!!!!
Then before I got back to the BIG projects I decided to dump my scrap bag (that sits under my desk) and make a mini quilt I have had on my wish list. It's a paper pieced butterfly from Nicole over at Lillyella . You can find her patterns HERE .
All done...it measure 18 inches across. Love it!!!! Now to quilt it and add it to my Quilt Studio wall.
Be sure to check out the other blogs showing off their scrappy projects....HERE.
Health note *
I'm walking!!!! Yeah!! Praise God!!! I can only walk in the house...but I'll take it. I get stronger each day...and one day (hopefully soon) I can drive again!!!
Thanks for all your warm wishes for my recovery...they meant the world to me!!!
I have finally gotten the bug to pull my Glacier Star quilt out of the UFO pile and start working on it again. I went to Montana to the retreat house out there with the Judy Niemeyer crew. Lots of fun ...and the CI Eileen Urbanek was my teacher. She is a pure delight to be around for sure. The country side and lake were just breath taking. Thoroughly enjoyed myself. As I love paper piecing...it was great to get back into the swing of things with this pattern. All the these photos have been my sewing sessions for the last 3 days.
The big section on my board...was done while I was in Montana....But the smaller parts is what I've been working on. Judy Niemeyer quilts are just like puzzles...got a lot of parts to make...then start piecing the parts together to make bigger parts...then before you know it you have a big quilt :0)
Can't wait to see it all put together.
Of course I am surrounded by pups no matter which studio I'm in...poor Bella....LOL!!! The sound of my machine always puts her to sleep.
Thanks for popping in...What have you been up to lately??
PS.... Great news from the Doctor yesterday!!!!! My bones are totally fused !!! YES!!!! This means I can now start to walk on my own two feet!!!! YYYYEEEESSSSSS!!! It has been a really long 16 weeks of no walking, or driving. So...happy to be making baby steps back in my life. Thank you for all your well wishes...much love. S
I am super excited about the new Quiltville Mystery Quilt 2015. Ms. Bonnie released the colors today. Click HERE to find out about this FREE mystery quilt that Bonnie puts out every year the day after Thanksgiving.
I went straight to my stash and pulled all that I had that went. I need a few more blacks. And lots of grey. (that is not my favorite color...so I never have it) Wondering if I replaced this color with green....would my quilt have a Christmas color theme? I think I would like that. Still deciding.
Update on my tumbler quilt. The bottom seven rows need to be pressed and added to the bottom of the quilt. And I am still in the NO WALKING zone....boo-hoo :0(
I got a CT scan ...so hopefully next week the Doc will say...YES??? you may now walk.
I made my Mom a butterfly canvas for her birthday.
She has always had a love for butterflies for as long as I can remember.
She has never really been a fan of animals...I think they just seem to scare her a little to much. (of course you bring out a baby animal...and she melts completely. In her mind this is just a baby and it won't hurt me...so she is always happy to hold and love on infant animals)
It's really funny to watch my poodles over the years try and convince my Mom that they are nice and won't hurt her...but she just shoos them away. My older poodle will lay on the couch about 10 inches away from Mom ....and little by little scoot closer and closer to my Mom. Eventually Zoey will make it right up close to Mom's leg. But as long as she doesn't lick Mom or wiggle to much she is allowed to stay. My younger poodles don't have the patience for that...LOL!!!!
Because of this fear....she has settled her animal love on the butterfly...I think because they are quiet, soft and light...and so very pretty in color that they don't scare her at all. Once she came to see me in Arizona and I took her to a butterfly exhibit and she just smiled the entire time she was there. She sat on a rock and just watched and waited to see if someone would land on her. It made my heart happy to watch her so content in that exhibit.
I recently made 4 small butterfly canvas' for myself ....and decided for her birthday I would make the same type of butterfly for her.
Happy Birthday Mom....Love you bunches.
Thanks for stopping by my blog to see what I'm up to.
As you may recall...I took this journal to the Cayman Islands with me for my week stay. When I left home it was white.
Emily had two photos that I could play with....that were taken from her backyard. I put them on the front and back. Then added paint to the edges.
My goal for this journal is to take it with me every time i go...and add photos, ephemera, and art play in it.
The journal is filled with mixed papers from vintage books to new books. The above sea turtle was done on a atlas page.
Each page will get worked on over time. The above page now has baby sea turtle photos all over it.... with the doodles peeking out. No hurry to finish this journal. I have 3 trips now of photos to add....and more in the future I am sure.