Sunday, December 30, 2007

More Books and Artfest Countdown!

Yes, I told you I liked books. I just picked up this one by LK. Ludwig. It reminds me of the art I created when I took a class from her at Artfest in 2004. Can't wait to try some of these ideas! I will be attending Artfest in 2008! 93 days and counting! Woo Hoo! I had to miss last year and I wasn't happy about it! I have classes from Pam Sussman, Shirley Ende-Saxe and Nina Bagley! Can't wait!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Another Gifty

These lovely Valdani threads were under the tree as well! Yummy hand-dyed colors - can't wait to start a new project!

Christmas Goodies

I can never have enough books - and I just added a few to my collection. This one is not a new book and I've wanted it for awhile - Fairie-ality - the link will show you some of Ellwand's Creations... lovely!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Jumping the Gun...

I guess I'm anxious to start the new year...! Christmas tree is down - decorations are boxed up. We did have a wonderful Christmas. Spent the day with the entire family at my sister's. I will upload pictures as soon as I get them off the camera. Went snow-skating, snowmobiling and had great food! Watched a movie - The Illusionist. I had not seen it before. I highly recommend it. More to follow.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This and That

I'm avoiding the piles of work on my desk... I can't seem to get motivated today... so I'm creating snowflakes.... this is really fun - you have to try it!
There have been many BLOG giveaways lately and I've been commenting on several so that I might win something - and guess what? I have won two fantastic items so far... first, on hollydoodledesigns I won a wonderful kit to make this beautiful church! Wow! Lucky me! The second item I was selected for is a mosaic cupcake from the Mosaic Queen ... I can't wait to see this!
I still haven't got the blog thing figured out completely... I didn't want the photos all together and I need to add my list of favorite links, etc. ... tune in....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Autumn (or maybe winter) has arrived in Montana and Madman Across the Water

Well - we actually have snow on the Bridgers! What a great sight, but it can wait awhile longer to get down here to the valley.

Also - I had an opportunity to see Elton John last Saturday - right here in Bozeman! He's never been to Montana - so it was a sell-out crowd and we had excellent seats! What a show. He is a fantastic performer! If you get a chance - go see his show! I've posted this picture of him in his younger days...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

New Reading Material

Well - after trying to decide on which classes to take at Artfest 2008, I came across this book by Laurie Mika and had to have it!! I have been wanting to take one of her classes and this will give me an idea of what it will be like... if I'm lucky enough to get in! I am trying to finish up some 'heart quilties' I've been creating for a swap. I'll try to post pics this weekend before I ship them off! I'm also trying to finish up my little houses for Angela Cartwright's In This House Swap! I think I'll need more than the weekend to get it all done!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Canning Time?

I haven't really been into home canning because I've never really had a garden! But this year we have a wonderful garden. Since I work for the Extension Service I have access to lots of publications on canning, freezing fruits and vegetables, and a multitude of other topics. You can contact your local Extension service (nearly each county in the U.S. has an office) for information for your state or check out this publication from Montana... Making Jams and Jellies At Home or check out the Ball Home Canning website for lots of info!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Rockin' the Rivers

This is where I'm headed in about one hour! Yahoo!!! I'll check 'ya later and let you know how it turned out... You can see the details here
UPDATE - a great time was had by all. Wow. What a lot of people! Managed to get through the mosh pit to the stage!!!

Friday, August 03, 2007

August already?

It's time for the Annual Sweet Pea Festival! If you happen to be in Bozeman, Montana this weekend (or maybe in Yellowstone Park area) the Sweet Pea is great fun with lots of music, food and art! Check it out!

Monday, June 18, 2007

I've been gone so long

Well, I haven't posted in oohhh so long. I've moved, don't have internet at my new house and things have just been crazy. I am getting serious this time - I promise. I have a new camera so I'll be adding some photos very soon. I am spending some serious time in the garden - which is so difficult to do in Montana. We barely have a growing season. But my rhubarb is in full swing. I grabbed a few stalks and made a delicious apple-rhubarb pie last night. Check here for the recipe - I'll have to make another because it didn't last long enough to get a photo!!! I got the idea yesterday afternoon. We went to the Museum of the Rockies and went through an old home they have exhibited - the Tinsley House. The gals are dressed in period costume and they were baking pies, cornbread and various other goodies - I sampled the apple rhubarb pie and knew I had to bake one asap! I have also been working on a few art projects. I had one that was part of the Bird By Bird swap featured in the latest (May/June 2007) Cloth, Paper, Scissors Check it out! Mine is the bottom quiltie on the left.