Thursday, May 24, 2018

More Studio Photos-The Good, The Bad And The Ugly!

Today’s blog is about the Bad, Badder and Baddest!
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A relatively recent photo when I was working on many things.

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My grandsons turned it into a golf course!

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Ken and Barbie are visiting!

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One of the Baddest! Have to get this way to figure out how to reorganize and neaten.

That is enough for you to see in one post. I have some that are even BADDER but I’m not going to share them!

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Studio View, Outside And Inside

I have shown photos of my studio before, but I don’t think I’ve shown one from outside.
The second floor in this photo is my studio.
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This was an addition to our home almost 25 years ago.

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I often refer to it as my studio in the tree tops and this is the view as I sit at the machine and sew. Granny is right there keeping me company.

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Granny loves to invite her girlfriends over to visit.

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This view shares my thread cabinet and the bed area where I store both finished quilts and works in progress.

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Remember the second largest quilt I ever made,  Jubilation? I shared it with you recently? Here it is displayed on the bed.
You can also see In Living Color displayed on my quilting hoop.
Yes, this is my happy place and I spend many wonderful hours creating here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Another Corel Designed Quilt

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I designed Rolling Logs with Corel Draw. 
I printed it on fabric in sections and sewed them together. 
It is 22 inches wide and 18 inches high
I fused fabrics onto the corner squares that were as close to the fills I used to design it.
It is in a private collection inherited by the niece of the original owner.

I can’t find a picture of the actual quilt at this time but it looks just like this!

Monday, May 21, 2018

$1 That's What I've Paid For A Lot Of These

What can you buy for $1?
If you look around this house you will see so many things that have I have paid $1 or less for.
My first love when decorating is colored glass.

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Almost all the bottles on the shelves were $1. Some of my favorites were FREE as you bought a bottle full of Lestoil and got the beautiful bottle.

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My favorite color of glass is RED!

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Then  there is the red souvenir glass.

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Even opaque glass is something I love….especially these sherbets in robins egg blue.

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These black amethyst vases remind me of one that was a family piece that I broke…so I found several more. They look black but when you hold them up to the light they are purple. They are the perfect vases for pansies or Lily of the Valley.

I am only showing you some of my glass. Nothing is of great value but to me it is all priceless.
I hope my family treasures the pieces I’ve passed on to them at Christmas gift givings as much as I do.
Yes, I love it all….old, new….transparent or opaque.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Another Grandchild Graduated From College- Number 7!



My granddaughter Kierstin graduated from University Of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday. When she chose Whitewater as her college she had no idea her Grandpa Jerry got his Masters there.
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These are more of her family.
I’m not sure where she is headed next.


With her 2 youngest brothers who love her very much!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Preparing Patriotic Decorations

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This is my new idea for a holiday decoration for the upcoming patriotic holidays.
I consider using wine bottles to decorate recycling. I do have admit I bought the wine in the red bottle for the bottle!
Although I can turn it on during the daylight hours, it is more effective in a dimly lit room.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Aprons….I Made A Facebook Post About Them


And now it’s time to share some family apron photos!
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Merry Christmas Nick!

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Nick’s pizza party. I made aprons 1,2,3 and 5.


I made several of these.


Mary wears hers while they host the family July 4th party on the lake.
I made many other aprons for gifts for family and friends but I don’t have pictures.
And my favorite apron is one my son Greg made for me when he was 13. I still wear it and it still looks like new.