Friday, May 16, 2014


I have to say if you do not get excited about babies, you may have a problem. :D

Here is a baby quilt I made for a baby shower this month. I impressed myself because I started it the Saturday before the shower, which was on Friday. It took me about 4 maybe 5 hours from start to finish. Hand sewing the binding took me the longest I think.

 I am very happy with the finished result and so is the momma and daddy and baby I am sure soon too!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day

I had the time to make a quick check in. I have had to go out of state for a funeral. Had two deaths in the last week actually, my aunt and my husband's grandfather. Hopefully the next one will not be too close to my heart. Since they say they come in threes and all. I hope this post finds everyone else well!

School is going OK. I still have a decent GPA that I am hoping to hold on to since my math classes are coming up in about 3 months. :S But my art class has proven more difficult than I thought, ahah, but the challenge is good, makes you think. But over school, definitely! So will be glad when I am finished and can focus on more art to make and creative play. It is hard to squeeze in the time I want to. I am slowly getting back to normal I think. I am less tired and trying to manage time better.

I also have a vacation coming up again soon. I am going to the Quilt Symposium in North Carolina, so that will be super creative fun. I have class though at the same time, so gotta get on it and get stuff done early so I can be able to enjoy my vacation and classes I will be taking while down there.

Stay Safe on this St Patty's Day

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Winter Blues it Seems

I had hoped that doing the 31 days of Backgrounds would help me not have the winter blues this year. But it sadly has not, really, sort of. I have gotten WAY behind on them due to being sick and other things. I am being harder on myself than I should but still it sucks. I still plan to continue. I was a lot sicker than I had thought, I am still recovering, I am not 100 percent. I am not even sure I was 100 percent before! Since my husband lost his job we have no insurance and so I have no more migraine medicine, it is about 800 bucks for 12 pills, so cannot afford that. It has been worse than I thought so far and it is only January! I am again looking into natural remedies as well as trying to redo my diet to try and prevent them

ANYWAY on to better things, it is February! I have some art projects to work on. I have homework to do always, finals this Sunday, two major papers due and  then new classes on Monday!

BUT October is right around then I will be done! Pray for me!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Down with the sickness

I have been very sick this past week with a serious cold and sinus infection. I even missed a day of work, and well you know it is serious when that happens.

I have more backgrounds coming, and there will be 31 of them. Sadly I am not able to make them consecutively, but that is OK!

2014 is about not feeling bad for what I do not get done and being thrilled with what I am able to do!

So hoping I get this cold kicked for good back to normal by Monday! Tired of sounding like either a little girl on helium or a zombie!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Bear with me, I will get there!

Day 6 is coming for backgrounds, 31 days...sigh!

Work is always hectic, we are down some office staff, but it willbe OK!

School, busy busy and annoying and I am upset about one of my grades...but it will be OK!

On a positive note, I have been creating, just not had time to edit videos.

And my birthday was last Friday and I enjoyed i! :D

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Forgive me..

I knew school and work would leave me to get behind, I just had hoped not so soon, but it has. BUT it will be OK! Here is Day 5!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day Five Postponed

due to weather, well not really the weather but all the caregivers calling out because the weather, which is NOT really that bad...sigh

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day Four

Day Four just posted! Enjoy!

Day Three - late but posted!

Day Three just posted.  Sorry issues all around tonight! I had three epic fails and finally just gave up and decided to paint a piece of 22x30 Fabriano so I could make a 16 page journal following Teesha Moore's instructions. I like this style of journaling. Fabriano Hot Press is also my favorite watercolor paper so far although I do use other kinds and I will be using different materials in the next few videos.

I will show you at the end of the month the journal I end up with. My plan is to use this for a journal for this month and see how that goes, no promises on that though, but regardless of what is done i will show you it at the end of the month. :D

Yes I misspelled Fabriano at the beginning of the video, I am tired! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day Two

DAY TWO just got posted to YouTube!

It did not go as planned and I am still looking for the right camera angle I can work with and make happen. This was not it, so I learned that lesson!

I did not like the crayon I used, I am not sure if it is because it was cheap or if I just needed to be more aggressive with it and use more pressure.

It is all a process and the more I paint, the more I have and the more I learn, so that is what it is all about!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Day One of 31 days of Backgrounds!

Days One just got posted over on YouTube, check it out at DAY ONE.

Thank you and Happy New Year!!!