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Friday, June 27, 2008

It Really is in the Air

Maybe Spring cleaning has just hit me really late this year. It really does seem that a lot of people are in flux this year. Hilary Johnson of Designing Hilary

said she had been feeling that same way I have been feeling. But to her good stead, it looks like she has been working, creating new luscious items for us to drool over, along with the rest of that stuff we call life.

For me - instead of getting to work - I decided to start redoing my floor in the main part of my house ( uh - mobile - euphemism for easy to tear apart and recreate all by myself). I did about 1/3 of it because that is all I can afford right now. I will have to add the rest as money will allow. And I went green - if you remember Lily of Tulip's Treasure challenge of a week ago. I went with bamboo flooring - a renewable material. I really like it and per square footage was the best price for a quality product. Man, I sound like a salesperson. But also the other big deciding factor for me was that I could install it all by myself. There is no gluing or nailing involved. Right up my alley - because I can use a table saw to cut pieces and then they just sort of snap into place.

So evidently I haven't been sewing those quilts. I have been working on charity quilts for my quilt guild and I just received a commission for a baby quilt - which I will post once it is made - its all about the surf board - I think the idea is so much fun.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Still Catching Up

For the month of June, for that past 5 or 6 years I have been hired to paint and help co-ordinate the look of the sets for the Tulare Office of Education's summer theatre program. This year we are doing Le Miserable (spelling?). This is part of what I am working on. It's not finished yet - but I am pretty pleased with it so far. I think that it still needs toning back up on the top, but its getting there. The bottom is obviously just started. Here are some other examples of the process I am doing.

It's quite a process but really fun, and I work with middle school and high school students who seem to really enjoy being a part of it.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's been Awhile

Well I haven't written anything for awhile. Between being busy and tired and my computer finally calling it a day, I haven't been much interested in keeping up with just about anything. New things in my life is, of course a new computer. Wow - it is just beautiful and is sooooooo fast and smooth. But I have also acquired a new family member - another dachshunds.
Sounds crazy - I know - but it's one of the things I do. I love animals. And this little guy (Not really - he is the largest doxie I have ever had), came along right at the same time that I lost my beloved Fiona. Now I am 5 and 5 - Five kitties and five doxies. It is like kindergarten is always in session and there is rarely a dull a moment.
Although everyone seems to know when Mom - me - wants quiet time.
Here is Sadie (Sarah) - my little old lady at nine and half

And this is Hilliard - one of Sadie's sons and he is just about to turn eight.
This is Steifel - Fiona's brother in his new favorite position and look on his face.
This is Peanut - the newbie at five years old