Saturday, May 20, 2017

Peace mandala




I had this nice silk ribbon but the colors weren't quite right so I dyed them with my inktense blocks. Fun!










Thursday, May 18, 2017

Ranger oxide class

 Had a great time at the class. Here are my samples.


 So excited to play with my new stuff but I forgot my heat gun at the store so have to wait...

In the meantime I am so happy that Lucy and Riki finally had a play together. Only problem it was "THE YARN" they decided to have fun with! I only have one skein and bought it years ago.  I'm using it in my mandala project.

The ocd in me had to fix it.

Miss Lucy



I did not take any before pictures of Lucy. We were too busy trying to get her cleaned up and cutting mouse size mattes off of her. Someone else sent these to my husband today. This is the moment that she chose my husband as her human. She walked by everyone out there and laid right on his boot. I would say she is a good judge of character, all dogs are. I am so happy to say that she is now adjusting with the little black dog well.
 Riki is not real thrilled about sharing but he will get used to her. She is teaching him how to be a dog.
She has a bad earache, but no heartworms and going to have a small hernia and to be spayed tomorrow. They will clean her ear up while she is asleep, this little girl needs no more pain. She is the fattest stray but that is because she has the sit up and beg perfected! She is so sweet.
Poor sweetie had her operation. Tried to keep the cone off and look, she licked herself! I am a bad nurse! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Peace mandala

 Started working on the peace mandala. You would think I had never picked up a needle. Slow start, I only had a tiny bit of the shiny pink and wish I would have waited to use it until I was a little further along. When my friend suggested I use the peace sign idea with the lace it helped me over the hurdle. Wanted to use both but thought it was two different coat ideas. Thank you Susan.


 I was really trying to get to bed the other night when this gal insisted on popping in. I just love my Edgar Cayce doodles. :) You have to be really old to catch that joke.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

zentangle mandala


Had some more fun with the rapidograph pen and parchment paper I found at that sale a few weeks ago. It is a mic but seems more interesting on it's side. Should I color it?

Jean jacket mandala




I think I'm going with this doily I crocheted years ago. It should be a good base for embroidering a mandala on it with the flannel colors. Going to hit walmart for the hoop and some more turquoise thread. I will be able to utilize more of the lace I bought last week if I go this way.

I really like the layered look with the hankie and dyed doily but I want to keep the coat a little more neutral so I can wear it with more outfits.

I may line the cuffs and color with the hankies. TOO MANY IDEAS!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Riki and Lucy


This little white dog found her way to my husband at work yesterday. She is a stray and needed a good home!

I'm very excited but as you can see it is going to take Riki a while to get used to sharing...I thought things were going really well and then they had a couple scraps today. She wants to chase Riki and he is afraid. Silly dog, he has been trying to get me to chase him for three years and I'm just too old.

I am exhausted trying to create a pack. Where is that dog whisperer when you need him?

She passed her heart worm test and going to get fixed next week and her infected ear cleaned while under. She is the quite chunky, the guys at the plant have been feeding her scraps for weeks.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

I have all my ducks in a row


 It was a great day in the back yard today. I helped my husband open the pool and my job was to turn the pump on and off.  Lookie what I spied in the fence gate! Sweet tiny little bird nest. Much better experience than last year, I got stung by a wasp.














My poppies look much better when the water is blue...it was looking much better by the end of the day.
 The yard is so beautiful. Something blooming everyday and the shade garden is at it's peak. Daylily, Japanese painted fern and blue elegance hosta in this shot. I was so excited that my moss is going to seed on my patio! When I figure out how to share on my phone I will.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers - Don't Come Around Here No More

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jean jacket refashion

 I love you tube, you can watch a couple five minute videos and learn how to applique. I ironed and basted the piece as suggested before sewing.
 Pressed the seams and pulled the basting out and I think it looks great.
Love that this set of earrings I bought in Austria will work with my color palette! I have been saving them for something special.
 So many choices, I'm just taking it one idea at a time. Finished the plackets so got to wear it with the blue t shirt in the next picture. I like that color so much I am going to try to keep the coat matching the turquoise and purples.








I have an idea of using the doily as a base of a embroidered mandala on top the the antique hankie. One good thing about this idea is I can make it and pin it on and if I don't like it I won't be wasting all that sewing time. It will also be easier to sew through that thin cotton rather than the heavy denim. 

Or I might just use the hankies to line the collar and cuffs. So many good ideas! Fun.