Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Texture Tuesday!!


Offered by Kim Klassen! Thought it would be a fun project! Taking a photo and using textures offered by Kim to alter them.  Kim says for this Tuesday.....

Let's talk the next TT theme.

Let's make it free & easy....shall we?

Your image must contain at least one layer of any of my textures. That's it... nice and easy.

So hear is my image!!

Now off to link up!!  Enjoy!!

Have a magical and blessed day
Hugging you

Random Tuesday....You've got to be kidding me??

Would you believe last Thursday, I woke up to 5 inches of snow??  Ack!!!  Snow!!  And you know how I love snow!!  Heavy....wet...snow!!!  And cold...brrrrrrrrr!!!

Thought I would at least have some fun with the snow pics!!

Going on a short trip this week...,taking off to Tucson, Az.  I am leaving Thursday, bright and early with my BFF Cheri.  Also joining us is Ramona and Tamarah!  Going to have a blast!!  We are attending  bead and jewelry shows.  Time to stock up!  Won't be back until Tuesday!!  I am going to try to post using my phone.  So we will see if that will work!  Ha!!  If you don't hear from me, you will know it wasn't possible!!

Beautiful Tucson!!  Hopefully I will be enjoying warmer weather as well!!  Sigh!!

I am pretty much healed from my surgeries!  Just one sore spot!  I am so glad I did it!  Feeling great!!  Just saying...!!

Been walking again...erratically..but it's a beginning.  It is just so cold and the wind cuts right through ya.  And it is January 31st!!  Woot!  Spring is just around the corner!!  2miles!!  That is how far I go right now.  Working up to 5!

I have been organizing and storing several items in the house.  Like blankets and pillows that were all out during the holidays!  Also the inflatable beds!  Having company is a lot of work!  Ha! 

Also working in the studio, getting ready to start a new painting.  This one will be 48 inches by 60 inches!!  I am excited!  The idea is in my head...need to see it in actuality.  I will keep you posted.

Still haven't decorated for Valentine's Day yet...hopefully today I can get to it.  That head cold really set me back!  Feeling much better now!  Whew!!

I am making peanut butter fudge for Valentine's!  It is an old family recipe!  Couldn't find my called mom!  Yummiest fudge you'll ever taste!!

3 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of light corn syrup
3/4 cup of milk
1 1/2 tbs. of butter
1 cup of peanut butter ( I use Jiff)
2 tsp. of vanilla
Optional:  1/2 cup of chopped nuts
I use pecans

Mix sugar, syrup, milk and butter in medium saucepan
Cook over medium heat
Boil 5 minutes; stir occasionally
(soft ball stage)
Remove from heat
Add peanut butter and vanilla
Beat until thick and smooth
Pour onto wax paper or you can pour into greased dish
You will love it!!  I prefer it without nuts.  So creamy!!

You know what time it is...Randomizing Time!!  Go on over to Stacy's at Stacy UnCorked and check out the other Randomizers!!  I am sure they have some great tales to tell!!  Also, go and nudge Keely of TheUnMom 
and tell her we miss her heading up Random Tuesday!!


Next time you hear from me...will be from Tucson...I hope!   Though I do have a few poems to I may post on my other blog, Suddenly Speaking!! 

Have a magical and blessed week!!
Hugging you

Sunday, January 29, 2012

New Project!!

A self portrait every month!!!  Sounds fun and pushing my photographical self!!  Ha!!  It is being hosted by Urban Muser.

In The Picture

I am excited to get started and hope some of you will join in!!  It started this month and will continue every month for one year!!  Here is mine....

Enjoy and hope you join in!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Ninety-Three!!!

 Let us play in the early morning light....

 Let us dance in the time after night...

Twirl and spin....

Dawn's early light takes you in....

 Stretch out your arms and touch the sky....

....celebrate as you hear Him sigh !

Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Work in Progress ~ Week One!!!

Well, piece is finished!!  Woot!!  I decided to enter two pieces into the art are some pics!!

Here are some details....

In the last three details you can see how I used 11mm seed beads as grout for the tiles.  I also used 8mm seed beads; those are in yellow! 

Hope you enjoyed this piece.  Now to play with some filters...Ha!!

What fun!!  I used filters from a site called  .  I was using Picnik but they are closing so I was led to the BeFunky site.  Fun place to go and play with photos!! 

Have a magical and blessed day!'
Hugging you

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Random Tuesday.....Is it spring yet???

I know it is only January 24th, but I am ready for spring!!  Sigh!  Just saying.....!  Snow is slowly melting and sun has been shining most I am hopeful!! 

Saturday night was the annual Holiday Party for John's company.  We dressed to the nines and off we went.  My son, Lee and his wife were attending as well. And they brought our third oldest granddaughter,Emma!  It was so great to be able to spend some time with them.  John sang Karaoke and Emma danced!!   It was a fun evening!  Here are some must forgive to the party and pulled out my camera.  Took the first pic and camera spoke to me.  Battery exhausted!!  Ack!!  You have got to be kidding!!  Dam!!  So had to use my phone and therefore, pics aren't that great!  Sorry.....

Remember, a few weeks back...I got the idea to create a shoe hanging storage area in my bedroom!?  Well, we finished it up and I have some photos of the new area....

moulding installed

hanging hooks

coat hooks installed

shoe storage bag installed on hooks

shoe storage

storage disappears behind door

Ta Da!!!!!!
Simple but effective shoe storage!  I definitely love me my shoes!!!  Now I can see some of them and they are not all over the floor!!

This week I am doing Valentine decor...will keep you posted!!  I have some garland I purchased from ETSY and it is adorable.  So I can't wait to get started!!

I have a terrible head cold this week!!  Feeling yucky for sure.  Stuffy, runny nose...scratchy throat....fever...the typical stuff.  Went to the party and a couple of martinis were the best medicine ever!!  Ha!!  Still, we came home early and I went to bed.  So much for being a party queen!  Feeling somewhat better today...sigh!  I hate colds!!  It ranks right up there with snow and high winds!!  Yuck!!

Got the nails and toes done this week and they looked party ready!!!

Don, the nail tech did a wonderful job!! My normal tech, Jessica, is out on maternity leave.  She had a 6lb. 8oz. baby girl!!!  Woot!!  Mother and baby are doing great!!  Jessica's mother is here for six months from Vietnam.  So she has plenty of help!!  But I  miss her that is for sure!!

Oh!  By the way!  Dr. John brought this head cold home from the office.  Thank you Dr. John!!!  NOT!!!

Well, I am going back to bed.  This cold is dragging me down.  Work in progress photos will be posted on Thursday.  It is looking good if I do say so myself!  Ha!! 

And now for the advertisement... go and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked to see what the other Randomizers are up too!!  One just never knows where any of us will go!!  Ha!!  Also, go and nudge Keely of The is high time she return to Random Tuesday...I mean she was the Queen!!! 

So good of you all to visit!!!  Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Silent Saturday ~ Ninety-Two!!!

Spectacular sunrises....

We begin....

And we enjoy the day....

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you