Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Here's to a 'GLORIOUS' new year! I am looking forward to all things wonderful... Here's a recent Christmas photo of my four kids. It was early morning so they will say they look a bit 'haggard'... i couldn't get them all to 'behave' at once, so all of the 20+ photos I took of them look kind of goofy~ I am fortunate that I had them all here for Christmas!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Snow Lady!

I neglected to highlight the Snow Lady gifty from Cindy. She made this beautiful doll that was tucked into my stocking package and I absolutely love it. Though Christmas is over, I plan to keep my stocking and snow lady displayed all year long. They are just so wonderful to look at ~

Monday, December 27, 2010

Stocking Swap from Cindy

I was so excited for this swap and it didn't disappoint! Cindy, you have
outdone yourself. My goodness! Thank you so much, new friend~

 First, I get this really fabulous vintage stocking which Cindy trimmed with lace and old jingle bells!


There is an assortment of wonderful goodies - vingtage childrens books, wooden spools, Christmas tissues,
lovely little tags and two really beautiful vintage dolls! I love the dolls so much.

Close-up of the dolls... I'm contemplating names for them at this point!

More awesome goodies - she knows I love lace and textiles!  Plus Cindy sent vintage Christmas cards, icicyles for the tree, more tags, pearl trim, Chrismas hankie and cherry decor!

As if all that wasn't enough, some gorgeous vintage linen napkins, a lacy little baby bonnet and some lovely bird/nature-inspired fabric!

Still more.... some old dolly clothes -

and lastly, an absolutely exquisite baby dress to add to my collection! Wow. This truly made my Christmas!
Check out Cindy's blog for more photos!  

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! Photo shows the stocking swap I received from my new friend, Cindy! I am just thrilled with this. I'll share more later!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Snow Angels

It's nice to have my oldest home for a Christmas visit (from Michigan) and she's having a blast with her sister (the youngest). The two boys spend enough time working in the snow so I rarely catch them playing in it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Helper

I'm getting help decorating the tree whether i want it or not! Our cat loves it!

I also got a lovely little coffee mug in trade from my friend/superb artist, Carl Sheehan. Carl was the resident potter at Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone Park for many years. Check out his beautiful pottery here!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I'm So Lucky!

I just found out that I won a copy of Sandy's new book - Artful Adventures. I'm so excited because I've wanted to do an art retreat/workshop here in Bozeman for quite awhile. This book will help me make it happen! I'm so happy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Into the Christmas Spirit!

My college final is complete - classes are over for the semester! Now I'll have a little more spare time!? Today I received the most gorgeous Christmas Inchie Swap  - a lovely little tree made by Marylin for our Christmas Inchies! I love it. Everyone is so creative!

I also started making a hexagon-pieced banner to string across something -- I don't have a fireplace!

I found this cute little 'homespun' ornament - I think I'll try to figure out how to make a few more of these!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Too Cold

This is the time of year when I decide that I'm moving to Arizona! The snow is lovely, but the bitter cold is getting on my nerves. Supposed to be temps of negative 15 degrees by mid-week!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Stop the (Vintage Textiles) Madness!

Here I go again! More vintage treasures from the local Senior Center Boutique! I found these two cloth thread holders. I have never seen these before! I'm not even sure how the thread got into these tiny little spaces! Does anyone know how these work? The thread is Royal Society which was manufactured by a company in New York from the 1890's to 1930's. Very cool.

I also found more great doilies, lace, and this great coral-color grosgrain ribbon! Can't get enough!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Facebook | Montana Christmas Wreaths

My friend Erica and I are making beautiful "Montana" Christmas wreaths for sale! We can deliver locally or let us know if you need us to ship out of area! These are the real deal! Check out our Facebook page for more information!  Click on link below!

Facebook Montana Christmas Wreaths: "Montana Christmas Wreaths"

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Winter Preview

No snow on the ground yet! It was 65 degrees today! I'm happy about that but I know it will be here soon. So I purchased a few wintery fat quarters the other day! Love the silver colorway! Maybe a tablerunner or mini quilt? I haven't decided yet. These are from Anna Griffin for Windham Fabrics.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Embroidery Projects

I recently purchased (online download) Charlotte Lyon's cute little stitch book ... can't wait to make this! And I am getting ready to buy Rebecca's latest stitch sampler - chain stitches! I really like that she's having them screenprinted on different colors of fabric. Really awesome! (photos by Rebecca Ringquist and Charlotte Lyons)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween is Almost Here!

I remember that 12 years ago, on October 31st, I got a little Halloween 'treat' - Child #4 - Olivia! I love this time of year!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Halloween Inchies

I belong to the Fiber Inchies Yahoo Group and we recently had a Halloween Inchie Swap. I just received mine today! I love them all! Gigi came up with a great idea to put them on a length of spider web ribbon! I couldn't get a great photo of them all but you get the idea!  A great way to showcase these little works of art! We're having a Christmas Inchie Swap as well.