Frosty the Fungus!

Frosty the Fungus!
See the art everywhere - even in a pack of mushrooms!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wenesday Re-Group Myself...






...need to really regroup today. I have been away too long and a lot of great things have happened.

My youngest graduated college in Virginia on May 15th. I seemed to be waiting forever for that day and now it's almost a month behind
me. Makes me wonder how my time is spent when I 1) Have so many unfinished projects and 2) never seem to sit idle? Could it be I have 'too many irons in the fire' as my dear Mom used to say?

Yes, perhaps...but the flip side is what? Nothing to do? Boredom? I can truthfully say, I do not ever recall saying to anyone in my entire 52 years that I am bored. Always doing, planning, thinking, (even sometimes plotting hehe) something. Mostly new design ideas in several areas.

Quilting has become my newest passion over the past 2 years. I have evolved and progressed...I am proud of both accomplishments. I have the ideas and I have the fabric stash...so why not? There really is no way to do this ancient craft wrong. Your idea + your fabric = your OOAK quilt!

I also am constantly pondering new home decor ideas in this gray matter of mine. These days, as my tastes have changed over the years, I have come to love the shabby look and presence. Old and rusted become white and embellished. Some glam mixed with some rustic...roses, lace, chipped and peeling paint married with crystals...endless possibilities! As long as you keep with the basic decorating rules of balance and scale...you are there!

My 3rd passion is gardening. I am fortunate to have over an acre of land. I have recently found my designing techniques inside the 4 walls has overflowed to my outdoor summer living space. Being on a tight budget but also getting sheer pleasure from resurrecting old throw aways and treasures...I have made a nice place to unwind in the solitude of my yard. I am now in the process of building a stacked stone wall around my patio beds. A large undertaking for me, myself and I but the exhilaration of DIY cannot be matched!

So now you see...my time away has been spent very wisely...

I hope to visit you, my readers and lovers of the design following, more frequently. My custom sewing for the home business has started to really take off so I will be sharing my new and improved ideas and designs with you.

Have a terrific day!