Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Lucked Out at Goodwill

What can I say? I'm in love with "Fabric"! 

Unfinished Tablecloth in the Foreground
Lots of Home Decor Remnants
Some Sparkly Fabrics!
(all for the grand total of $5.99 + tax, of course!) Some of these pieces I will keep to use for tote bags, or small reupholstery projects, etc. - but many will go into my Listia.com auctions

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tangerine Tango

The frames for this Cathedral Windows piece were made and assembled last year, and I was waiting for the right fabric for the insets.  A bit on the wild side, but here it is!
"Cathedral Windows Tabletopper"
"Hand & Machine Stitched"
"Measures: 41" L. x 14" W."

"Cotton Fabrics, and Cotton Blend Fabrics & Batting"
The person I was last year would not have thought of using this fabric combination...fortunately, we DO change and take some risks!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Jury Duty Summons and Voir Dire

New page published....jury duty summons - not my schtick.


It's time for women to (as they say in the courtroom) "Voir Dire", a French term for Speak the Truth. 


Next time I get a jury duty summons a copy of my page/letter will be included in my mail-in request to be excused. If that doesn't do it then that letter is going with me to the courthouse - several copies, in fact. One for each attorney, one for the judge, and one for the court clerk.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Black and Cream with Polka Dots Pillow

"Cathedral Windows Pillow"

"Classic Black and Cream w. Polka Dots"

"Cathedral Windows Wall Art - Spring Colors"

Baked Apples Dish Recipe

Baked Apples

How to Make:
OK! This is about as simple as it gets! Wash the apples. Here I used about 7-8 large apples - using several different varieties of baking apples. Cut the apples in half, and core them. Cut each half into quarters on a cutting board. Throw them into a glass baking pan. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Bake until soft at 350 degrees. Cool, and add dried cranberries and walnuts.  Since I am  currently in "losing weight" mode I'm not going to top a serving with a dollop of real whipped cream or the fake kind, but that would sure look and taste reeeeally good!

P.S. For "thee" absolutely best sweetest and moistest dried Cranberry source look no further than this delightful etsy shoppe called  tootsytwo . The cranberries are homegrown on their Bandon, Oregon farm.

Vintage Dining Room Chairs

Link to a recently added page...


The First Lady

I don't know whom to credit for this photo, but it sure is a beautiful as well as  heart-warming photo!

The Sophisticated "First Lady". True Class

This morning it occurred to me to ask the question of whether we believe our body/mind to be an asset or a liability? Friend or foe? And why? Or, why not? It is what it is, and it's what we've got for the duration. 

The First Lady obviously knows something about and for herself that not every woman knows for and about herself.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Red and the Element of Fire

I've been reading a book as well as online sites about Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the Five Elements. I have come to the conclusion that a bit more red ( the fire element) could be beneficial in my life/surroundings. 

"Cathedral Windows Pillow"

"Upcycled Tea Lamp & Fortune Pig"
I'm sure I posted about the Tea Lamp earlier. I did add red ribbons to that too for a bit more "heat or warmth".

The little pig with a penny on it's back is a Fortune Pig that came to me by some (as of now) unremembered route. In Germany they say that if you own a Fortune Pig you will always have good fortune. This one has a Canadian penny. That bothers me a little. I'm working on it. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wood and Leather

Flora Wooden Necklace by designer  LoeweStamm
This beautiful necklace was a gift to me from an Ireland woman, and much as I love wood and leather I just simply do not like to wear much of anything around my neck.

For more information about the necklace see the artist webpage here... kvkdesigns

Click here for my Listia auction of this necklace... flora-wooden-necklace-by-designer-brand

Friday, January 13, 2012

I Saw Red

A Little Color Goes a Long Way on a Wintry Day

Eckhart Tolle Quote

                                                                         Wall Photos
                         ‎"I am the hole on the flute that Gods breath flows through." ~ Eckhart Tolle

A Mother's Love is Forever

Just saw a small thumbnail size treasury on another blog and thought I would see how I like this size. The larger size takes too long to upload - especially if several treasuries are posted consecutively.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Who Likes Coffee [Mugs]? I Do!

The following three coffee mugs selections came from members of the TT Team shoppes on etsy.com. Be sure to follow the links to see more beautiful handiwork by etsy artisans!

"Ceramic Mug"
Photo and Mug  belongs to

"Dragonfly Coffee Cup"

Photo and Mug belongs to BlueSkyPotteryCo

"Tree Frog Mugs"
Photo and Mugs belong to MiriHardyPottery

Friday, January 6, 2012

First Friday Art Walk on etsy this weekend!

Really! The month rolls around pret-ty quickly when you mark it with an event like a First Friday Art Walk. To see over 6000 items included in the virtual Art Walk click here ---> First Friday Art Walk . As we are fond of saying....let your fingers do the walking!  Here are a few items that caught my eye pretty quickly!

Ship's Wheel Pillow
Photo copyright belongs to  crabby chris
Rustic Wooden Door
Photo copyright belongs to  Anna Delores
Gold Leaf Earrings
Photo copyright belongs to   Leigh Luna

 So, for this month's First Friday Art Walk I am offering 10% off on all the items in SarahsQuiltsnCrafts, and the coupon code to use at checkout is FFAWWEEKENDTAKE10 . 

And, btw, the FFAW event has been extended from Friday throughout Sunday! 

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What does handmade mean to you?

"To me, handmade is all about care. When someone crafts, they put a bit of themselves into their work. Handmade doesn’t come from a place of icy factories and anonymous workers, but from a place of warmth and attention. I try to make sure my customers feel taken care of. I’m so grateful to be received by a community that supports handmade."

excerpted from:  2012/featured-seller-etsy blog

Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012...taking it One Day at a Time

Cats are great Zen teachers of being in the moment...

Paying Attention

Resident Zen Master

As You Are...

Here's wishing you many zen moments in the coming days and months!