Saturday, October 30, 2010

a halloween ditty...

the scraps
make the...
the best little discovery
sarah and i
whipped this up today
using just the scraps
from our tiny treat bags
made for our
at the store
sometimes the
make the greatest meal
i love her first attempt
at free motion quilting
looks a lot like
the jumbo
rick rack

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the eensy weensy...

around my...
table topper
love that striped spider fabric
from sanae
just the slightest touch
cleverly designed by terry atkinson
in the
itsy bitsy size

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

pots and pans...

what does this
have to do with
creativity you ask
absolutely nothing
i just wanted to
document the extraordinary find
i headed out last night
after getting my daughters
erratic breathing under control
to get some hooks for a towel rod
and i came upon this
box on clearance
the best part
dishwasher safe
after twenty four plus years
the wedding gifts
are starting to fall apart
as on the floor
when the handle breaks off
in mid flight
to the sink
full of boiling water
not good
i'd never let a sewing machine
go that long
without an update

Sunday, October 24, 2010

switching gears...

i have been having so much fun...
... with fabric and the store
i have not had much time
for stampin'
i was so behind in the
birthday club
i belong to
sorry gals
i needed to do a quick
catch up
in the interest of time
i chose one of my favorite designs
utilizing new colors
i love the 2011 in colors
poppy parade
peach parfait
and pear pizzazz
sounds like a lucious drink
it's always a relaxing night
when i can create with paper and ink

Friday, October 22, 2010

a haunted purple...

for some reason
it's feeling...
like deja vu
have i before seen
a haunted purple mansion
must only be
in my dreams
and my
funky festive
pattern courtesy of
the talents behind
ruby blue studio
by sanae for moda

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

kristen's light...

is shinning
upon us all...
i've been trying to write this post
all evening
between the joy
between the tears
between trying to understand
how a mom goes on
without her girl
i had my family
at the dinner table tonight
all five of them
and we talked
about the power
of reaching out
to help others
how it will make your life
so much more enjoyable
and how the blessings
will come back
the feelings in my heart tonight
are bittersweet
i know my friend polly
has a broken heart
yet such a kind and thoughtful one
to be reaching out to help others
in her own time of need
i am so grateful i
have been able to be involved
in a tiny way
simply by sharing fabric
so her light will always shine

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

which witch...

over the years
i have come to
really enjoy...
the orange and black
a little green
and then all of a sudden
came onto the scene
and now for sure
it is one of my
favorite holidays
love this fabric
by sanae for moda
there is nothing
and the cute
cute, cute, cute
which witch

Sunday, October 17, 2010

minky and me...

in my last post
i declared
my love...
for minky
i know there were a few
of you
if i had lost
my mind
and i'll confess for a short time
i did
i was just so thrilled
with the feel
it's heavenly to work with
when your manikin
is a three ring binder
that's right
the spine
the curves
the just right fit
what am i doing you wonder
just another part of our divine
connections i tell ya
last may
at the chamber of commerce
business to business exhibit
i met brea
and she developed this wonder product
called the story of me
a few months later
she asked me if my workers
at the store
might be able to help
stitch the fabric covers for her
and so sarah and i have been
sewing up a storm
please go to brea's website
you may just want to order
a book or two
especially knowing
the hands now involved

Saturday, October 16, 2010

my newest love...

the first time
i saw your
i was nervous
not sure how you would
treat the machine
it was magical
i needn't have worried
you responded with the ease
of melted butter
sliding thru my fingertips
with the gentle help of idt
you responded so evenly
you enveloped the mannequin
paint on a canvas
wrapping delicately
yet tightly
around the spine
taking the corners
with gentle ease
oh minky
how i love thee...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

ribbons and bows...

brings a smile
to my face
like pictures of my girl
twenty years ago today
hand me down overalls
from her brother
now adorned
with embellishments
of ribbons and bows

Sunday, October 10, 2010

sixty seconds...

how long
it lasted
for just sixty
it was 10 10 10 10 10
i wonder how many
mommas said
hello little one
how many families said
their final goodbyes
how many lovers
kissed for the first time
i wonder how many life decisions
were made that will
bear that moment in time
how many
memories were captured
for eternity
the good and
the not so good
as i remember those sixty short seconds
i hope to remind myself
that life
can be changed
life can be altered
in that tiny amount of time

Friday, October 8, 2010

nearly failed...

geometry again
all these years...
thanks to polly & laurie
otherwise known as
i loved
the minute i saw it
orange, black and a spooky green
yet it was the purple
that got me of course
i thought i would give a try to
treats not tricks
a festive apron they designed
until i looked closer
84 triangles
times two
there were a few times i wished
to rename the pattern
putting tricks before treats
so i bribed myself with some
and kept at it
paying closer attention to the angles
until mission accomplished
so many comments lately
i decided to make up some kits
available in the store
while supplies last
you may even spot me wearing it
out and about

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

it just tastes better...

...there are days
then there are days...
and i
seem to have had a lot
of the later lately
ups and downs
highs and lows
emotional beyond measure
i'm afraid i have not been
weathering the storm
as well as i used to
maybe it's my age
lack of sleep
over two businesses
three kids
a husband
just life in general
i think
it's a whip cream kind of day
with a sprinkle
of nutmeg
and cinnamon too
in the starbucks mug
it just tastes better that way

Sunday, October 3, 2010

i lied...

...a little
i mentioned...
i was heading
to my southern playland
that might have lead
you to believe
i was heading somewhere
and sunny
like closer to the equator
when really
i was heading down
into my creative corner
the basement
it has been so neglected lately
the store has consumed
all my time
that great cutting counter
is now covered
by junk mail
and probably bills
but i wouldn't know it
as i have been throwing
down there
and ignoring it
not anymore
stay tuned...

Saturday, October 2, 2010

my emotional sundae...

October 02, 2010
Capricorn (12/22-1/19)

Anxiety may be the topping on your current emotional sundae, but you can refuse to partake in this dish even when it's served to you on a platter. Postpone any definitive decisions for a few days, or you could make some rash decisions that you'll live to regret. Instead, ground yourself with yoga, meditation or physical activity of some kind. Not only will it take the edge off your anxiety, it'll give you more energy to deal with this situation.
Another yahoo horoscope so spot on it's frightening. I'm off grounding myself in my southern playland. See you next week.