Friday, April 30, 2010


This is a wooden sculpture that I found at a local resale shop. It was carved by someone in Kenya. I fell in love with her the minute I saw her. I put her in my kitchen window. She is known as The Goddess of the Kitchen. I wish I knew more about African art and what she really stands for.

Monday, April 26, 2010


On my list of errands today I must renew my driver's license after 10 years. I hate standing in line at the DMV office. DON'T YOU???? Of course the first item on my list is the dentist at 10:00. Even though it is only for a teeth cleaning, it isn't my favorite place to go either! Maybe I should book a massage for myself to round out the day! Ha...
I am still continuing to bead my Quincennera piece. I hope they will let me send in a new image of it for the 15 x 15 challenge.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

HUMMINGBIRDS, MAGIC IN THE AIR This is a PBS documentary video of behind the scenes filming hummingbirds. They soon discovered that they are not "angel like creatures" but are VERY fierce and strong birds. You know how much I love hummingbirds and this was such an interesting video about camera usage and lenses that were used. What they captured was amazing!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


The other day I decided to give Zoey a bath. I am lucky because right outside my kitchen window is a hose, drain, and a crate to sit on. The only one NOT HAPPY is Zoey! Notice Yogi is keeping his distance. He got lucky that day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


  1. Name the one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends.
  2. What famous North American landmark is constantly moving backward?
  3. Of all vegetables, only two can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons. All other vegetables must be replanted every year. What are the only two perennial vegetables?
  4. What fruit has its seeds on the outside?
  5. In many liquor stores, you can buy pear brandy, with a real pear inside the bottle.. The pear is whole and ripe, and the bottle is genuine; it hasn't been cut in any way. How did the pear get inside the bottle?
  6. Only three words in standard English begin with the letters ' dw' and they are all common words. Name two of them.
  7. There are 14 punctuation marks in English grammar. Can you name at least half of them?
  8. Name the only vegetable or fruit that is never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form except fresh.
  9. Name 6 or more things that you can wear on your feet beginning with the letter 'S.'
Answers To Quiz: 1... The one sport in which neither the spectators nor the participants know the score or the leader until the contest ends: Boxing. 2. North American landmark constantly moving backward: Niagara Falls. (The rim is worn down about two and a half feet each year because of the millions of gallons of water that rush over it every minute.) 3. Only two vegetables that can live to produce on their own for several growing seasons: Asparagus and rhubarb. 4. The fruit with its seeds on the outside: Strawberry. 5. How did the pear get inside the brandy bottle? It grew inside the bottle. The bottles are placed over pear buds when they are small, and are wired in place on the tree. The bottle is left in place for the entire growing season. When the pears are ripe, they are snipped off at the stems. 6. Three English words beginning with dw: Dwarf, dwell and dwindle... 7. Fourteen punctuation marks in English grammar: Period, comma, colon, semicolon, dash, hyphen, apostrophe,question mark, exclamation point, quotation mark, brackets, parenthesis, braces, and ellipses. 8. The only vegetable or fruit never sold frozen, canned, processed, cooked, or in any other form but fresh: Lettuce. 9. Six or more things you can wear on your feet beginning with 'S': Shoes, socks, sandals, sneakers, slippers, skis, skates, snowshoes, stockings, stilts.

Friday, April 16, 2010


My friend Judy sent me an e mail full of egg art. It was so funny that I wanted to share it here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


My sister in law, Bonnie and I just returned from attending Susan Shie's Turtle Camp.
It is held in Wooster, Ohio in her home studio. It was six days of fun, creating some fabulous art quilts!! We learned different techniques on how to use an air pen and perfect our writing skills. We also tried airbrushing which isn't as easy as you think. What I enjoyed the most was painting with Jaquard paints on cloth. I think I found something I really enjoyed. Now I have a way to transfer all those journal pages I am creating and turn them into quilts. (i have lots of time and now subjects to get me started) Marsha came from Georgia and was full of interesting stories of how she grew up. Here I am with Susan in front of all the art we created during the week.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


How do you spell E*X*C*I*T*E*M*E*N*T? Let me count the ways! Tomorrow I start my first adventure away from home to attend a quilt camp. Not just any quilt camp but a TURTLE CAMP. Yep, I am going to study with Susan Shie. Here is a link to where I will be going:
Anyone who is a quilter knows this fabulous artist! I first started to correspond with Susan after we became members of THE OBAMA QUILTERS GROUP that showed for the inauguration for President Obama. The exhibit was called
Before I leave I just wanted to share a photo of my courtyard. I have been really busy planting all my flowers in pots since I don't have a yard anymore. Zoey and Yogi have helped, too!