Monday, March 31, 2008

Out like a lion, too....

March 1 started with lots of snow and March 31 is ending with lots of snow. Guess that's the way it goes here in Montana. Last I checked it was 24 degrees... I'm so over it! I have several projects in the works - first, a paperdoll swap with Tammie Moore. Then I signed up for a "Gypsy Caravan" swap with Red Dog Scott. I'm sure I don't know what I've gotten myself into, but I've always wanted my own Gypsy Wagon or Sheep Wagon to put in my back yard as a studio!! Here's a photo of a sheep wagon I'd love to have. Doesn't that look fun? I'm sure it's not for everyone but I'm an outdoor, camping sort of girl, so this really appeals to me!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

View from my backyard

We've had some brilliant sunsets lately. This is the view off my deck in the backyard - the Bridger Mountains in the background...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring in Montana?

Though Spring is a few weeks away I am surprised at the tulip blossoms pushing their way out of the ground ... I know we have much more snowfall due before June but the sight of green is making me very happy! Here is a picture of the tiny buds and also a picture of a few flowers I grew last year!

Something Else You Might Like

This is a photo of a vintage beaded 'flapper' dress from the 1920's. It belonged to my grandmother, Helen. I keep it on a dress form in my studio. I have four different dresses which belonged to my grandma and I like to rotate them to show them off instead of leaving them to collect moths in an old trunk! I think I want to name the mannequin as someone had mentioned on another blog (I'll find that post and link to it...). That person had named it after some relatives. I think if I named mine it would be Ruby Malinda Beatrice Nell after my four great-grandmothers. What do you think?

Banner Swap Photos

Wow! I participated in a Banner Swap hosted by Sara from The Fabric of Meditation awhile ago and I just got them back! What a treat. They are all so awesome. I really can't get a close-up photo of them all so I'm showing them in sections.