Friday, October 30, 2009

Happy Halloween

My oldest daughter made up one of these Halloween gems. It's me and my four children! I am the Bride of Frankenstein! Be sure to turn up the sound!!! Have a great Halloween!!! Go here to see the video!!

Stamps Again

I love stamps. I have collected them for years. I have posted some favorites before, but these are new for the 2009 holidays. Look for more here.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Flu Bug Got Me

Sorry I've been neglecting the blog! I've been keeping company with the flu bug... hope to be back to the blog in a day or so. I'm staying tucked under this lovely quilt - handmade by my grandma a very long time ago (probably 20's or 30's).

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Danielle Muller of the The Vintage Dragonfly is hosting an angel paper doll swap and I get to play! There may be a few spots left. Find info on her blog!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Halloween Swap

I received a package from my swap partner, Tangie. Oh, wow. I love Halloween and this goodie bag of treasures didn't disappoint. I haven't photographed everything but here are a few things she sent to me!! First, the way awesome black bag with feather trim and vintage buttons! The orange package contained a fabulous banner that spells B-O-O! Lots of little goodie bags with candy, trims and buttons. And a fun Halloween cat! It's all wonderful, Tangie! Thanks.

Swaps, Round-Robins, etc.

I received a wonderful package from my Journal Round-Robin swap partner, Cynthia. She mailed it in a cigar box! So cool. Here is a photo of her "Steampunk" journal (still in the box). I am working on my part of the journal... i will post photos before i ship it out.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Journal Round Robin

I mentioned in an earlier post that I'm participating in a journal round-robin. My theme is 'inspired by vintage quilts and textiles'. I have sent my journal on to Janet Ghio. Here are a few photos of my pages. The top page shows my cover. The second page I have attached a little quilty piece I received from KC Willis. The third page is a sample of a pieced hexagon quilt I'm making. I have also received the journal from Cynthia Weed. I LOVE hers. Her theme is Steampunk. I am so intrigued by this. Something different for me. I will post photos soon.

Vintage Finds

Went to the local Antique Mall this weekend. I found this great little wooden box with a bunch of little 'pumpkin' seed pods - couldn't resist, plus the lace piece and doilies. I very rarely come out of an antique store without some sort of laces or linens! The bread tins aren't vintage. I found these in the $1.00 bins at Target. They will be perfect for holding threads, laces and little odds and ends in my studio!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Great New Book

I just purchased Sew Sunny Homestyle by Tone Finnanger. I love her books. She is a Swedish designer. Check out her blog here... still trying to figure out how to switch it to English! Can't wait to start some of these projects. She has several other books as well.

Friday, October 09, 2009

Central Asia Institute

"Peace is not something you wish for;
It's something you make,
something you do,
something you are,
and something you give away."
Robert Fulghum

Greg Mortensen, of the Central Asia Institute, was nominated for the recent Nobel Peace Prize. Greg is the author of "Three Cups of Tea" - a book everyone should read. Central Asia Institute is a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan. He has done so much for these folks! Believe it or not, Central Asia Institute is based in my town, Bozeman, MT. Greg and his family live here and his children have gone to my daughter's school. We have met him and get to hear him speak again in November. A good friend of ours works for him. Read more about Central Asia Institute here.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Autumn Collage

Since I didn't get many autumn photos (see previous 'snow' post) I will show this collage full of autumn goodness from Matthew Mead. Check his website for free Halloween downloads!

Monday, October 05, 2009

Blueberry Fields is having a Halloween Giveaway. I love the pumpkins.

Guess What's Happening in My Town???

I know it's October, but I wanted just a little more fall! We barely had a summer... It is pretty, though!

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Common Ground Giveaway

Debra at Common Ground is having a fantastic giveaway. I would love to have the journal! Find out more here.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Floor Cloth Class

On October 10 I get to attend a quilty floor cloth class at Main Street Quilting Co. - my local quilt shop... I am so excited. This book by Ellen Highsmith Silver is a lot of inspiration. I'll be sure and post the finished product in a few weeks.

A little project

I have joined a journal swap with the inthishouseandgarden yahoo group... I'm so excited. 10 of us across the country will participate. My journal theme is "inspiration from vintage quilts/textiles" - part of my journal pages include my newest addiction - hexagon piecing. These are so much fun to make. Here is a sample - still a work in progress!

Joli Paquet Trick or Treat Swap

I'm excited to have joined the Joli Paquet Trick or Treat Swap! My swap partner is Tangie - check out her blog here. Also, please go to the Joli Paquet blog for some great free Halloween projects. First up is Melissa McCobb Hubbell's garland... check it out!