Monday, April 14, 2014

books ...

I am enjoying this book by Betsy Franco.  It is, so far about a college student, Jesse, touching Rodin's sculpture, Meditation ... and, Camille Claudel comes to life!   This was a win from Goodreads.    It is easy to read and so far - very interesting.   

Visited 2nd hand book store ... and picked up:
as it had photograph of Camille and information about how her presence changed the way he looked at women.   Per this book.

Of course, while browsing shelves - found this book about Virginia Gautreau, the woman in John Singer Sargent's portrait.  it is on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 

Madame X (Madame Pierre Gautreau).


Oh, and I found Francine Prose!   I had  read a book review about this + was happy to get this hardcover one for $3.50.

What is your current book-in-hand?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Additions to the ....


GF, Beth, gifted this pattern.   So delighted to have it.   I may change a couple letters/words, but this is so lovely.   Called Valentine Sampler by Vinniey P. S. Tan

And, from the local Quilt Show [past week-end]:
I thought this was beautiful fabric.   So pretty, I'd like to pin it on the wall - as is!!!   This is from Stitch 'N Time Fabrics located in South Bend, IN.       FB link HERE.

And from the SAL Boutique:
snap bag

Tissue package covers [w/tissue].   Gifts.


Lavender Sachets [.50/each].   Gifts.

Misc craft items from the flea market:

Monday, February 17, 2014

Our pets are not allowed on the furniture .....

Honey Bunny

Mr. Katt aka Simon

Jasper Johns
[I use his full name when he is in trouble]


Thursday, February 13, 2014

It is a HE kind of stitching

Designed by Sandra Sullivan
Homespun Elegance, Ltd.

I chose different fibers.    I used GAST Dried Thyme, Week's Baked Apple; Needle Necessities 1342; Week's Onyx; and Simply Shaker Sampler Threads Cidermill Brown.    There is another motif in the pattern folder that I'd like to stitch ... and change the colors ; )    The HE patterns are wonderful to stitch while gathering with good friends.    

 And new bead stash ... to string or tat ... meanwhile, 
they decorate the desk!

Friday, February 07, 2014

Find the kitty

I had run the sweeper and couldn't find our female cat, Honey Bunny.    Opened the bathroom door & there she was:
She is still sleeping there.   Warmest place in the house.

Wednesday, aside from the snow storm, I had won a pass to The Monuments Men.
I picked up our daughter, Tori, and we enjoyed the movie

The drive back on Thursday was more enjoyable.   Very cold, very sunny, and blue sky.    
Indiana is a boring state to drive thru.   I had the road to myself most of the time.
The highlight of the drive was when a hawk flew over the vehicle! {no photo}

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Shadows ....

Link to Pattern

Will the groundhog see a shadow, six more weeks of winter?    Will the sky be overcast, and the groundhog not see a shadow, early spring?

Direct link to pattern:


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