Saturday, October 31, 2009


How could I resist
this awesome
House of Stitches magnet?

It jumped off the counter
right into my shopping basket!

the House of Stitches
corner gauge
caught my eye

and it, too, jumped into
my shopping basket!!

Love them!!!!!

I added some posts on my Stitches of Life II blog
about my punch needle & tatting

Friday, October 30, 2009


My youngest DS
went on a field trip
a couple week-ends ago

The high school group
enjoyed the 2009 Feast of the Hunters' Moon

My son brought back this
interesting metal leaf

(He actually bought two of them
kept one for himself -- he said
some ppl put them on chains like
a necklace)

I put a magnet underneath & it holds needles!

I was given a couple of gift certificats & am finally getting around to mentioning!

I guess my blogging was on back burner for awhile

The tweezers (Uncle Bill's Silver Gripper) are from
Stitches N Things
located in Michigan

I also got some awesome fibers for a punch needle project!!!
(started, doesn't look like much yet)
Many thx GF!

AND ... AND ... I had a Gift Certificate/Card from JoAnn Fabrics
which I used on the
Gingher Designer's Series

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mike & Carol's Internet Store

Having a difficult time finding
Gingher's Designer Scissors?

Check out
Mike & Carol's Internet Store
for excellent service
and prices

Pictured above are
Freedom & Elena
recently added to my collection!

edited: direct link:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage

The Art Institute of Chicago
111 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60603-6404

October 10, 2009–January 3, 2010

This of one of the
Current Exhibition at the
Art Institute of Chicago

I would really like to view this
and am waiting for a NON-rainy day

October 10, 2009–January 31, 2010
Gallery 211

Caravaggio Painting
on loan from
the National Gallery of London


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The last time I visited Chicago
(with my Mom in September)

I went to the Cultural Center's
Art-O-Mat machine
& selected:
It is by
Helen Harris
Pine Art Studio

It looks fantastic with the other painting
I have
by Helen Harris
Pictured Here

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Indiana State Day

Indiana State Day was a success
It was hosted by NANI
The Co-Chair, Committee, Volunteers, put together quite an event

In addition to the awesome project, each participant was given
a stunning beaded scissor fob
made by NANI member Carol J

Mine has a very kewl pink flip flop on the end!!!

If you noticed the stamped index card
with Autumn pumpkin & leaves theme,
they were folded up
perle cotton balls inserted
and secured with ribbon
(the labels attached to ends)
Boxes put together by Mel (w/o Blog)
I just love the Autumn theme!

These perle coton boxes
can be made for two balls
or just one

I've made several
It keeps them from rolling around
and the cats tend to leave them alone!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pink Artists Group

In 2008,
The Pink Artists
raised just over $3,000 for
Susan G Komen and the fight against breast cancer
We are doing it again!

Please consider making a donation
by October 15th

flyer in image above

You may have already
read the article
about the Pink Artist Group
in the Summer 2009
issue of
Art Quilting Studio

In the photograph above,
you can see
the square made & donated by Me!
(upper right)
Which was combined with
other squares to form one square of
a beautiful art quilt.
To see all the squares
in the quilt,
visit The Pink Artists 2009 Quilt
Flikr Account.

In addtion to the
2009 Pink Quilt
there is a
Prize Wheel

The Prize Wheel makes up the art
being offered in 2009
in our art drawing
to raise even more funds for our chosen charity.

Please visit the art blog of Monica Magness
at for more information
and to learn how you too can get involved!

-----To make a donation:

Make out your money order* to
Susan G Komen for the cure
and mail it to:

Monica Magness
PO Box 2206
Madison, AL 35758

*pay pal option available, details
Monica's blog
Girl Gone Thread Wild

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Craft Day

I have participated in Craft Day when it was held in Lake County at the Fairgrounds. I enjoyed the day & if you get the chance, check it out!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4-H Building at the Porter Co Fairgrounds
Valparaiso, IN


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