Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ok - so Becky sent me a picture of three cute kids...

I just checked my email and saw a picture of my other three grandchildren - not in costume - but just cute anyway....

I love them lots too! Now I just need to get those other pictures off the camera....

Halloween 2010

Halloween has come and gone - we had a good time. I have pictures of Becky and the kids on my camera - which I still have to down load but Alex sent me a picture of Zachary that I can just put here - creepy! Becky and company will be added soon - another group to creep us out...except for Kibbles - who was just the cutest furry pirate going - better than Johnny Depp me thinks!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy Independence Day after!

The weather has been so beautiful that I think we are all in heaven! (A little humid today - but that's better than cold and raining.) I wanted to catch up on my gallery exhibits with my guilds and things from last month. Believe it or not - I did sell a doll! Happy dance here and Garden Imp has found a new, happy home! I am so happy - I know that Ted would have been saying I told you so - he always had faith in me.

I had two of my dragon bookmarks at City Hall in Glens Falls - they didn't sell, but I bought a beautiful photo of two deer in winter while I was there - so I'm happy dancing for that too. Sometimes things just work out right.

Yesterday I went over to my uncle's and we had a fourth of July picnic. It was nice to sit and visit and EAT! Down side was that my Aunt was in the hospital - but she is doing better and that is a happy thing - we visited her a couple of times and she looked good by the time I headed for home.

I'm working on some stuff for a craft show in North Creek, NY in August. I'm hoping to get a few pendants done and maybe some more of the Viking Knit chain too. Thinking, Thinking, Thinking. Miniature food items might be fun too. You never know where my mind and clay will go.

Well, have a good night - back to work tomorrow.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010

Well, this is turning into a very busy month for me. I went out to Rome, NY last weekend where my Central New York Doll as Art Guild has a show of dolls running for the month. June 4th was the opening day. The place is beautiful and the dolls all look stunning. I have a few of mine out there and they fit right in. Maybe someone will want to take one home? You never know. Grandfather Cloud walker is out there and looking as wise as ever. A couple of pictures of the ladies and some dolls...

I've been taking an on line course about viking knitting from Adele Sciortino. She does amazing work and has a wonderful online magazine that she publishes quarterly - just for joining her site you can subscribe. I love Viking Knit (it creates the chain for the necklace) and the beading is wonderful. I've included a few pictures of my piece.

This Friday, I go to Camp of the Woods in Speculator, NY for a church convention. I'm only staying one night I think and am looking forward to it. I'll try and take a few pictures. Speculator is beautiful and Lake Pleasant is gorgeous. There is a true paradox where Lake Pleasant and Paradox Lake join. The water meets and creates a small whirlpool that goes counter clockwise. I saw it years ago when I was canoeing on the lake. Don't tell anyone but back then I went snowmobiling on the lakes and in the woods of Speculator too. Not sure I would do that now in my wiser years. (But you never know....) :0)

Have a lovely - I know if I don't start my Patriotic Prim Doll soon I will miss the challenge dead line and that would not be nice - so think good thoughts for me that I get it done. More later -

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Long time since the last doll

It's been a long, long time since I worked on any dolls and it's been a long time since I've blogged about it. I am almost finished with a challenge doll for my guild in central New York - CYNDAG. (Central NY Doll as Art Guild) It's a fairy challenge. We used a fairy name generator and are making a doll for a challenge using these names. My is Hex Elffilter. She's interesting. I have to do a write up on her and am struggling. I can't post a picture yet because I need to do something about her face - just isn't right yet.

I'm also going to try doing a challenge on CDA, (Cloth Doll Artistry) for the Primitive Americana Patriotic doll that I have a link at the end of this paragraph for more information. The challenge is open to anyone who wants to join in - click the button and check it out - the more the merrier. (and there will be prizes...)

In the meantime - I am having a garage built for my car - this last winter was my undoing and I just want to put the car away and know it's okay and not snow covered or ice encrusted. Anyway - here are some pictures of the progress.

(hole for the Alaskan slab and curbing)

(Dave's back hoe that dug the hole...)

(Fred doesn't have anything to do with the garage - he's just my cutie)

When I get done with my doll I will post some more pictures - hopefully of the doll and maybe the cat again. Take care and have a great Wednesday evening. I'm going to have another cup of tea. K

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Happy Saturday

The sun is out and it's supposed to go to the 70s today! Only March - but spring may be here? Wow (officially yes I know - but almost unheard of reality in upstate NY.) I'm spending the day in Greenwich at a meeting for Vestry members at CTK. The place is beautiful and the people are friendly so it's a very nice type of meeting. I hope to post more later and show some of the progress on my fairy. (Although - as usual - she is not a pretty fairy - more of an impish one...) Have a wonderful Day!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March 13 - Happy Saturday

This is a gray day - but not a bad day. I am in the last day of dog sitting for Becky. She and Jacquelyn, Cian and Samantha are returning from a road trip to Florida for fun and frolic. The dogs are no trouble and they have kept me company - not to mention making me go outside....

I have been working on some polymer clay stuff - I've even started a new doll for the Central NY Doll is Art Guild I belong to. I will be taking her out to Syracuse in May for our annual meeting. Can't wait to see how she turns out and what everyone else has come up with.

In my last post (January, I'm embarrassed to say); I mentioned having a new front door put on the house. That was accomplished and since then I've also had the two hemlock trees trimmed down as well as the box shrubs trimmed "up". LOL.

not too bad is it?

My next and probably last house project is having a garage put in where I took out the old brown (falling down) shed. It's something that I look forward to for bad weather - no more having to clean off the car in the ice and snow - yay!

This is a faux leather technique that we worked on last weekend at the Adirondack Mountain Clay Guild meeting - we meet just off exit 18 of the Northway at Carl R's Cafe. Shelley taught the technique and mine came out far better than I ever expected it to. Thanks Shelley!

I've been dragging out all my craft stuff and I've even been buying new stuff (shhh, trying not to think about it....)and just wish I could focus on one thing. I'm looking forward to maybe doing a couple of craft shows this year and maybe work up to more in the next couple of years. Hey - you never know!

On a more solemn note, the family has continued to lose loving and wonderful members, all of them were cherished and precious. I was especially saddened by the sudden death of my dear cousin, David Leichenauer. He had a fatal heart attack on March 4th. He would have been 52 on March 6th. So very sad and unexpected. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

I can't wait for Becky and the Kids to get back today. I'm sure they had a wonderful time and will tell me all about it. Until my next post - when I might even have a doll picture or two to share - stay happy and enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New Front Door!

Good morning! I am having a new front door put in at the front of my house - they are here installing now! May be draft free shortly~at least I had better be! I'll post pictures when it's finished too.

This is a door entrance that we don't use - well - didn't use - who knows what will happen. Anyway, today I am looking at doll stuff on line and feeling the bug. Have to clean first though - and Friday I leave for San Antonio for a few days. If I finish the little baby doll I'm working on though I will post pictures.

Have a great day!

About Me

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I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years.  I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories.  I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent.  I am very blessed. I live with five frisky cats, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish.  Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over 18 years.  There is also a five year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now.  My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls.  Who could ask for more than that?