Sunday, November 12, 2017

View from a Cowpath - 64 and Sliding in to home.: Another pleasant Sunday...

View from a Cowpath - 64 and Sliding in to home.: Another pleasant Sunday...: Spending time with my Mother on Saturdays is so special. Many people my age do not have their mothers any more and I am so blessed to be ab...

Another pleasant Sunday...

Spending time with my Mother on Saturdays is so special. Many people my age do not have their mothers any more and I am so blessed to be able to be with her and my dad regularly. They are inspiring, a legacy, bossy, opinionated, precious, and generous. If you follow their work/life philosophy you will live a long a happy life.
Mother and I usually go out for breakfast, and my Dad teases us about getting back dark and that he is going to go buy a combine and few hundred acres while we are gone.
Yesterday we got an electric log heater for my fireplace. After a chimney fire a few years ago, I have been reluctant to burn wood or gas. Since my electricity has not been off for any length of time since 1979, remember the blizzard, I decided to go electric.  And as far as that goes, I can always take it out in an emergency and use real wood. See, it even crackles:

My new project that I am working on is reverse applique. I was browsing and came across this idea from Alabama Chanin, using cotton knit and making a slow stitch (no sewing machine allowed) skirt.
I purchased all natural color FoxFibre, and a stencil from Joann's to make my own design. First, stitch around the design, then cut away fabric to reveal the contrasting color beneath. After failing at eco- dying, and wanting to make something from the FoxFibre for years, and embracing the slow stitch movement, this was my solution.

I would also mention my progress on doTerra Essential Oils. I start my day with Slim and Sassy, 1 drop in a bit of water, Deep Blue on the old back pain spot, which is practically non-existant now, Copaiba on the tootsies, Lavender on the wrists and Balance in the diffuser. Perfect for a Sunday after noon. See Annie Patrick Buechlein on Facebook to get in on free trials and information about essential oils. I am working on a cooling spray concoction, so I will update when that is perfected.

So a happy Sunday to you all and remember to be kind.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Lovely Labor Day. The last one that will actually be a day off from IU. My re-invetion-ment is creeping up soon and I am counting the days. My time in admissions has been joyful,stressful, lovely and wicked. I have a student, an employee, and a student once again. How fortunate to live so near.

And so fortunate to spend more time with my grandboys. They are a challenge and a joy. My cup runneth over.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Just finished this top for a customer and sent it to the quilter.

This little lavender pillow is for Aunt who just had an anniversary.  Im having a great summer.

Friday, May 1, 2015

News Flash!!!!

I am now officially a 10 month employee at Indiana University. That means I will be able to play with my grandson Memphis, farm and make art for 2 fulls months this summer.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Newest Project
Slow quilting. I prefer doing my stitching sitting comfortably with my feet. Can't do that with a machine.
This was pieced by hand, freehand embroidery and then I will hand quilt the project. This is easy and fun. I used a mini charm pack and bought 2 fat quarters for binding and backing.
It is the perfect size for the center of the table or basket topper for picnic.
Who else loves slow quilting?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Trashion Refashion Show April 27th

It's that time again for the Trashion Refashion Show. Locals come up with amazing works of refashioned clothing and a quirky use for trash. It is a fun time for all and inspiring to others. "Why didn't I think of that?" is a common comment! Here is a slight hint.

 Memphis had Fairy Tale book report day. Memphis did Rumplestiltzskin.
What a ham.
Spring also means hunting mushrooms, planting gardens, cleaning up yards and new calves in the field. Discing and planting, fertilizing and pruning is a common activity in town and country. Just as we get the windows open and the heat turned off, we have a prediction of snow showers. I love the spring, as it is never boring. I am planting red raspberries this year and pruning the blueberries. Hopefully, I do it correctly.
The birds always eat all of them. We are going to cover them with netting but they are too tall right now.