Today is Bake’s birthday! Happy Birthday, dear Bake! I do hope her package reaches her today because this time I actually mailed it before the date. She get’s today off posting so you’re stuck with me.
I have no crafting to share even though I’ve been busy, really, I swear. I have 3 separate projects going on at this moment. And I’m not finished with any of them so I can’t blog about them….So I have a bit of fantasy wish list to share instead. We all do this ( don’t we?) Make up lists of things we love and wish we had but are too impractical, expensive, or weird to admit to or ever purchase? Well, here is a little snippet of mine.
Craft’s Wanty List
- Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold sewing machine. BEAUTIFUL. No other words, none.
- Chaise lounges. I love them. The fancier, the better. Like this one:
- Sweet little beach cottages. Not too fancy, just big enough for two and right on the sand. Heaven.
- A crafting room of my own. Anything with a door on it would be great but something like this would be awesome.
- Roses. Specifically, roses that grow like trees and smell really good. I have a few small roses around but nothing as lush as this.
There you have it. A peek into the mind of Craft as seen through a sampling of the things she desires. Have a good day!
I would be perfectly happy if winter would magically disappear at 12:01 on January 2nd but the sad truth is that in Milwaukee, we’re looking at another 3 months…at least.
‘We still have a long way to go.”
If I don’t book a vacation soon I may slip into a deep state of seasonal depression that no amount of chocolate could snap me out of.
Until then, I guess I’ll just set my new iPad (rockin Xmas gift from the husband) on a slide show of amazing beach pictures in an attempt of self-hypnosis…And maybe a pitcher or two of margaritas would help.
Hello again! I happen to quilt a bit now and then. It’s actually what started me sewing at all. Today I thought I would share with you the type of quilting that I seriously ENVY.
Landscape quilting. I love it. Some are, of course, better than others but even the cheesy ones make me see green. Why, you ask? Well, that would be because I am utterly hopeless at applying perspective (in the drawing sense of the word). I can’t seem to even draw a cube correctly. I also have a problem understanding shading and highlighting and all those other tricky little things that provide depth to a painting or drawing. This means making landscape quilts is nigh impossible for me. Not that I haven’t tried. Ye Gods (!) have I tried. But alas to date my efforts have been somewhat lacking to say the least…. So here is a little gallery of landscape quilts I envy. Enjoy (sob).
p.s. I’m too lazy to link to all these pictures. I just googled landscape quilts and these come up in the images.
Isn’t she a beauty? Currently I do all my mixing, blending, combining, incorporating, beating etc. with a hand mixer or even more shocking, a spatula. Sad, I know. Since baking is a relatively new obsession of mine, I think I need to prove to the husband that this is something I’m going to stick with before I go demanding a $600 stand mixer. I am accepting donations, however. Just in case any of you are feeling extra charitable this Holiday Season.