Friday, April 24, 2009


We are back from our first Cruise. Nassau was just beautiful! The water is such a gorgeous aqua blue. The plants and flowers are so different from what we have. So lush and green. Money worked the same as in the USA so it was very easy to shop. We had a wonderful time and would love to go on another cruise.

Friday, April 10, 2009

We were so lucky, only the backyard burned. A wire got loose from a pole because of the wind and sparked the fire. Lucky for us some neighbors called it in fast and other neighbors hooked up hoses to their own house and sprayed. The firemen got there really fast and sprayed the whole yard down. The only thing that burned is grass, the trees and shrubs are pretty scorched but it could have been so much worse. Thank goodness for good neighbors and firemen. They are the best.


Fire is getting very close to our old house. I heard there was a fire in the back yard so we had to run over there and help put it out. I didn't get to the house thank goodness.

The fire is getting closer to town. The wind is blowing so hard that the firemen are having a hard time keeping it under control. They have been working for hours.

We had a real scary day yesterday. It was very windy and dry and grass fires started kicking up all over. This one started about a mile from our house. This is a picture from the alley.

Monday, April 6, 2009

This is an experiment with Threadpainting. I cut all of the pieces out freehand with no pattern, fused them on and stitched with thread (lots and lots of thread!) to shade everything. Learned a lot doing this. Especially what not to do!
Well, I have to say I'm very happy with how it turned out. I just need to put a binding on. I really need to work more on the face shading next time. I think she will look very nice hanging in the sewing room. I will definitely try this again.
I've got the stitching done now. Doing the face was very hard. Did I say very Hard? I'm happy with how it is coming along for a first try. I'm still a week behind.

Friday, April 3, 2009

I've got the fabric all fused on and now I'm ready to start stitching. I'm going to need to practice first! It is going really well. I was afraid she would turn out ugly but she is kind of cute. I just need a name for her. I think she will hang in the sewing room.

I'm taking a class from . The Class is "Faces on Fabric". We are learning to draw a face of our own and make a wallhanging with it. There are step by step instructions and the class participates in an email group so it works like a regular class but online and you work at home. This has been so much fun and you get to watch the rest of the class work along with you. Best of all you work at your own pace. Which is great for me because I'm going a little slow with this one. I had to stop and practice freemotion some sense I haven't done it in a while. This has been so much fun. It really gets the creative juices going. Now I have dozens of new ideas (just what I need).