Showing posts from June, 2012


Wednesday comes quickly.  what a week and now to my worktop.  the first image is the working side of the table and shows Monday's efforts to work with distress inks and improve my stamping.  to the left the tag is made from digital images from 1937 and the other tag uses  Daniel Torrence stamp from Stampotique .  the rubber stamp is an old post card.  the cuff needs repair and if i put it away it will not get done.  The buttons need reattaching with jump rings. 

I made a dress and skirt for Ella last week and finished the embellishments Monday.  Since Tuesday is art day with Deanie nothing was done in my studio it was 103F (39.4C)yesterday by 3pm, when i returned from her home in Boerne.  We spent the morning at the new Joann's in San Antonio.  Lots of lovely fabric and craft items.
here is the other side of my work top where everything was dumped .  that is the tiny purse made to match Ella's dress.

this is the dress with the purse.  the flowers at the neckline were cut with…

WOYWW #159 Moving on

First let me thank each and everyone who commented on my last post about the loss of our precious Spunky.  Your comments eased the loss and helped allay the guilt that follows a decision on life and death. He definitely went to Rainbow Bridge Rainbow Bridge.  Tripper is adjusting to life as an only cat and very demanding about his food.  As you can see I have lost my seat to tripper.  If i sit in the chair he climbs in the back and eventually pushes me out.  The stool is for the work area.  I rarely use it and now it serves me at the computer though not comfortable.

On my workspace today are the projects about almost completed.  A dressand a skirt. for GD Ella and the travel book from our trip to Breaux Bridges. The book was finished right after the trip using 3 brown paper bags,it does need some photos added to the pockets.  This week the cover was finalized.  Cut up some  Bristol board sprayed with Dyan R's Dylusion Sprays.

This week my DH turns 75. Sounds OLD? get this he is now …


This is a sad week as we had to say good bye to Spunky.  The vet kept giving me more pills and finally I had enough.   We went to a new vet to try and find out what was really happening with him as he just would not eat and was not drinking water. The new vet, a woman, Dr Ryan Roberts was wonderful and reviewed the test results and added some more tests., each time ruling out what seemed horrible to come up with even worse news.  Nothing was going to restore him to his former life.  His days would be filled with endless vet visits tubes and other horrors so we made the decision.  So instead of my desk i thought i would recount the story of how our sweet, gourmet, urban cool cat  found us.

About 13 to 14 years ago when we were living in Sugar Land TX, Chris rushed up to my sewing room  and said he had heard meows coming from the engine of his truck  after a 300 mile drive.  We rushed to the garage and listened.  Sure enough tiny meows came from deep inside the truck.  Chris tore out s…


late posting as Spunky had to be taken to the vet today.  we made an appointment yesterday but this morning Chris decided Spunky was worse so rushed him over.  Spunky is drinking water and not eating  The vet is doing blood tests and thinks Spunky may have diabetes.  I find that strange as he is not overeating or drinking nor is he peeing all the time.  He has very dilated pupils and is lethargic.  we are both very worried.

here is my desk after a busy week making invitation for my husband's birthday and trying to make the cat cover only to have my machine jump stitches.It was off to Creations a local quilt shop for Calvin, the wiz mechanic, to fix.  Now returned with a burr found on the whatever catches the thread when the needle comes down.  He made some adjustments and I will see if it works shortly.  i use the hair dryer to dry the inks used for backgrounds on the tags.  Tim Holtz calls it a heat tool.  Also on the table are 4 of the remaining ATCs made for last weeks swap.  I …