Thursday, September 25, 2008

A few Fall things...

A tiny peek at the Sweet and Sinister swap I am working on, almost done...

Do not miss reading this post by Sandra Evertson.
This corset is just too beautiful to miss...

Beautiful new banner and a warm fall welcome at...

Saw this on Janet's blog...

Your Autumn Test Results

You are a playful, spirited person. You have a limitless imagination and amazing creative talents.

When you are happiest, you are calm. You appreciate tradition and family. You enjoy feeling cozy.

You tend to be afraid of change. You are never ready for things to be different.

You find love to be the most comforting thing in the world. You feel at peace when you're with your loved ones.

Your ideal day is active and full. You like to keep busy with your favorite things, and you appreciate a routine.

You tend to live in the moment. You enjoy whatever is going on, and you don't obsess over the past or future.

that is almost me....lets say 90%...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Tag your it......

I have been tagged by The Story Board

1. What are your nicknames?
Lulu, it was giving to me in junior high and it stuck…
My husband never calls me Louise it is always Lulu…

2. What game show and/or reality show would you like to be on? America's next top Model……just kidding…..

3. What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?
Oh my that was many years ago, I am embarrassed to say……… I don’t remember!

4. What is your favorite scent? fresh picked mint....

5. If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it?
Travel….travel …….

6. What one place have you visited that you can't forget and want to go back to?
My family's farm, it is all houses now…..I know that is not what this question is about, but that was the first thing that came to my mind when I read the question….

7. Do you trust easily? I use to, but now take warning from my mistakes…

8. Do you think before you act, or act before you think? As I get older I think to much,
And act to late…..

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days? A friend just lost her husband, two cousins that are very ill…
I have shed tears for each…..

10. Do you have a good body image? …..LOL…..

11. What is your favorite fruit? watermelon…..strawberries…..

12. What websites do you visit daily? ……Ebay…..

13. What have you been seriously addicted to lately? art work and crafts , it funny I stopped doing anything for a long time , blogging has helped me to get back to it, in fact I cleaned out tons of supplies and dumped some and put the rest in a tag sale... then a few months later I found some art blogs …..I kick myself all the time because I had great stuff.

14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is?
Creative, I love her drawings….. the Story Board ..

15. What's the last song that got stuck in your head?
I Love a Flower Girl….by the Cowsills ( the singers of “Hair“ the 60‘s was all about the hair) …. Penny of lavenderhillstudio had it playing one day on her blog and I sang it for days after…. my husband use to sing this to me when we were dating....

16. What's your favorite item of clothing? My jean jacket…..

17. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy? Yes, that is why I have a LOL body image…

18. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
I would try to find the person who dropped it….I remember years ago my husband found a check book that had a bit of money in it, he called the women that it belonged to, she was so happy, that was all the money she had for the month….
She was on the way to the bank to make a deposit when she lost it…

19. What items could you not go without during the day? Coffee, coffee, COFFEE, did I say


20. What should you be doing right now? cleaning the kitchen and doing laundry….

How to play: If you've been tagged, post your own answers to the questions on your blog. Tag eight other people, and add links to the blogs of the person who tagged you and the people you tagged.

THis is the hard part because so many have been tagged it hard to find someone who has not, been ,,,,, so if I tag you and you have been tagged before I am sorry...

Janet just had a birthday...

Lili M. a sweet blog friend......

Becky I wonder what wonderful answers she will have......

Penny the lady that I sing along with everyday......

Kristina I always look forward to what she has to say........

Lynn has a delightful blog to visit..........

Happy Fall!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

New fall banner & Somerset LIfe

I love my new fall banner…
I was the lucky winner of Deena's …Can I be pretty in pink's give-away.
She had a give-away In celebration of her chemotherapy & radiation treatments being completed.
I am delighted to have won this BANNER and celebrate this wonderful news…!!!
At the end of Deena‘s post she always list her joys…
So to celebrate with her I thought I would end my post the same…
The banner IS by Mary of

Thank you Deena I love it…..

Click here for update on Deena and please pray for her…

This came in the mail today ….
… I am so excited , I am in it....

I have to thank Karla of karlascottage for this …“THANK YOU KARLA” she was published in the spring issue of Somerset Life and showed her art kits on her blog.
I picked up the spring issue to read about her kits and fell in love with the Somerset Life magazine. I ordered the two
back issues. read more about the art kits and said to myself “I do this all the time”. Looked around my workroom and had a few almost done, just needed to find a box and add a few more things.

Here are a few of my pictures that I took before sending out the box kit
entitled ...

Emma's Dream

I was a little disappointed because the kit must have gotten
jostled during shipping..

Sent them off and really was not sure what to expect…

I was so surprise to get an Email saying we are publishing your kit…
I was so delighted that I giggled out loud…
And what is even more exciting is that a few of my very favorite blog friends are in this

issue as well...

Nancy from Fete et Fleur with her wonderful shoes….

Clarice from Story Book Woods talks about her home and blog....

Here are my Joys. What are yours???

Deena is feeling better and her hair is growing back..
My new banner
Being published in Somerset life.
The colors of fall

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Last September my granddaughter Emma and I set up this fairy door for the fall fairies to come and play.

This is what I found this morning at the same spot …

"Many people don't believe in faeries,
but if you look real close they're always there."

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I have been cleaning out some old magazines and came across this Better Homes and Garden, 100's of Needlework & Craft Ideas spring 1980..

I loved this apron and planned on making it but somehow 28 years flew by.....

and it never got done..

Victoria magazine Oct. 1990

had this wonderful article on bookplates..

Decided I would spend more time in old bookstores to try to find some..

18 years go by .....

I had trouble finding the time to go to Borders then, what was I thinking my kids were little...

I did take the time this morning to read the article again and it inspired me today as much as it did back then....
so bookplates go back on the list....

I enjoy going through my old magazines…
Have not made much progress as to throwing any out ..
I find them to be like a journal, a keeper of things I love….

pillow from the 1980 magazine

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wonders of the World Wednesday

Becky of Wonders Never Cease is having a wonder day and invited all to play along..
She is the wonder queen by far but I decided to give it a try..

my daughter Allie (on the right) and her friend Angela …

My wonder for today is Bubbles. I can honestly say that I have not been without a jar
of bubbles since my teenage years.
The why will be for another day.

There is Magic in these soapy air filled rainbow things…

Picture by Nicole Pearce

We all have tried to make the big bubble
For this we need a

bubble recipe…

1 part ultra-Joy brand

8 parts pure water (I use distilled)

1/4 part glycerin

picture by Miss Shari

And then there is the bubble wand,
all shapes and sizes….

picture by Ephemeron

We must not forget bubble gum

picture by McBomb

and bubble gum pink.

picture by ( Krikit )

'Who doesn’t love a
Bubble bath
and Shakespeare’s "Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble."
what about Grandmother’s bubbling stew.

picture by Velo Steve
Champagne bubbles to toast the bride and groom.

picture by snoonan_711

And bubble wrap, this is taking being green a little too far.

and take a look at this
a little bubble play...

(turn off my music on the side bar)

Dolphin Play Bubble Rings -

One last thing

A bubble carries your wishes to the fairies….and when it pops the fairies hear your heart’s desires…




Have a wonder---full day!