Thursday, April 15, 2010

Luk at 3 1/2 months...



This is a photo of Luk taken before his grooming session...He is doing very good with all he has learned. I show him 1 time and that is all it takes for him to remember what to do...So I better not forget myself!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Luk


Our Luk's 1 st. Scrapbook page so far!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Patrick's Quilt...


This was a fun quilt to work on...as I don't usually work with black but love it now... I will upload a photo of the back as the one I have looks blurry...this one fits a king size bed...I also did a meandering stitch with my quilting machine...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Where Women Create...



Check this out...On Newstands Feb. 1, 2010!!!

What Style are You...


Mountain Lodge Style
You love nature! And really, how could you not? The more exposed wood (be it in log form or paneling) the better. And having natural stone in your home is a must! Especially at the fireplace, but stone top tables work too. If you could clad all the furniture in wood and stone you would, but splinters aren't fun and stone is cold! So when you need a place to sit (or recline in!), it should be comfortable and warm. Bigger is better when it comes to your favorite chair for watching TV or reading the newspaper. Leather is great (go natural!), but soft fabrics in warm tones also suit you well.
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Materials
You prefer the simple things in life and you want natural materials over man-made whenever possible. The key feeling your space should invoke is warm and cozy. Whenever possible you let the furniture reflect the item it was built from - so come on, bring on the logs! But hey, where the full log isn't possible, at least expose the wood... the key here is to let it remain rustic when it should because nature isn't about being perfect, it's about being real! You enjoy patterns that highlight our natural surroundings such as plants, trees and animals. Because really - if you can't be outside, bring the outside in! Pieces should be large and sturdy, and encourage the whole family and all the friends to join in the fun.
Colors
When it comes to color you follow the same rules that apply to all other elements in the home: stay true to what is found in nature. You love earth tones, warm browns and reds that mimic trees and wooded forests, greens that reflect the leaves and grasses and dark blues that mirror the dark of sky and the deep blue of lakes and ponds. Colors that are dark and saturated are very appealing to you as they mimic the feelings of being in a heavily wooded area.
Space Planning
When it comes to arranging rooms, it's all about cozy! Combine a comfortable sofa with chairs that rock and/or recline and accessories that highlight the activities you love (fishing, hunting, hiking... you name it). You do not like ornate or frilly, and you avoid cluttering up spaces with items that are not necessary or do not remind you of the nature you love.

Our New Puppy...


Just an update on our new puppy ( Bouvier Des Flanders) at 5 weeks of age...I am so excited to go and pick him up, but I know that it is not time yet...but when that time comes...look out! I am on my way! We have a few toys so far and waiting to here what puppy food I need to buy and any other items needed...It's been awhile since we had a puppy and I know the toys we have are for older dogs...so puppy toys I will be buying...Check out these puppies- they are so adorable!!!

The Modern Quilt Guild

The Modern Quilt Guild: "The Modern Quilt Guild"

I have just come across this site from Alissa @ Handmade by Alissa ...a wonderful place to visit. Thought this would be great to start in the Pittsburgh area. I did not see any listing close to me, but hope there will be one soon. It is nice to quilt with others doing the same thing as you are...I know that I get inspired by other comments and another way of thinking and looking at what I am doing and glad for the change in viewing the quilt that I am working on...So click on the above link and check it out for one in your area ...Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Quilts that I am working on...






The photos are of quilts that I am working on to finish ...they have been in my UFO's for sometime, but I feel I need to get caught up on these. They were made from a group of quilting freinds as a BOM exchange...As you can see the wide arrange of colors give a 1 of a kind look...I find this special every time I look at them and hold them...Just fun to quilt and design with a group of freinds...Enjoy and Happy Quilting!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

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Check out this site I found while searching through blogs and getting inspired this morning...I just love looking, meeting new bloggers and sparking ideas in my head.
So stop by and enjoy your visit...Happy Quilting.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Blogs to Visit...






Winter Time Mini Quilt Swap
Weekly Themed Quilt Contests

I found this site and wanted to share with all of you quilters...Sometimes we do the same thing over and over in quilting...but I like to challenge myself for new opportunity's...learning new quilting techniques...new tools...so sit back and enjoy blogging your way through these sites...

FOR TODAY... from Karlene’s Daybook

Outside my window...dark, windy and rain for today…
I am thinking...it is time to start cleaning out my pantry…
I am thankful for... my family, good health, God’s Love…
I am wearing...black t-top, blue jeans and bare foot…
I am remembering...how wonderful it was to talk to all of my family this weekend several times…
I am going... to start the laundry and get the beds changed…
I am currently reading... a book sent from our daughter and son-in-law called: Weird Arizona…
I am hoping... to get to the bottom of my magazine pile by week's end
On my mind... waiting to hear how our youngest granddaughter is with her fever…
Noticing that... time is going so fast and hoping I didn’t forget something that was important to do…
Pondering these words... Enjoy each and every day…

From the kitchen... having a cup of coffee…thinking of making white chili for dinner…perfect for a rainy day…
Around the house... I am getting the fabrics together for another quilt I want to make…hoping I have all that is needed…

One of my favorite things…Looking thru our photo albums remembering the time spent together…
From my picture journalOne of these puppies will be ours in 8 weeks...

Monday, January 18, 2010

~The Simple Woman's Daybook~


January 18,2010



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FOR TODAY... from Karlene's Daybook

Outside my window... the clouds are here and the fog has lifted...hope we get to have some sunshine today...

I am thinking...about my MRI results, I didn't realize that my docotrs office was closed today.

I am thankful for... for every Blessing that I and others have received from God today and every day...and so much more.

I am wearing... jeans with a jogging top and socks...with today being wash day, I need to get caught, then I will look better dressed!

I am remembering... family members that have passed on...I see there photos in hopes of making a record for our family heritage...I have also adde some stories to some of them that I remember...

I am going...load a quilt top to my quilting machine today and work on it as I have time...just enjoy the process...

I am currently reading... Debbie Macomber " Angels at Christmas"... still reading this one...

I am hoping... for my family to enjoy the memories that we share together and to have a lot more...

On my mind...is what to get my husband for his birthday! He is a hard one to buy for when he always says he needs nothing...

Noticing that...I need to go thru my recipes and get them on my computer and print out in a book for everyone in our family...

Pondering these words...God's Will...



From the kitchen... I am roasting a chicken in the oven with seasonings all over it...I love how the kitchen smells when something is in the oven...

Around the house...Seeing the snow melting outside, pool is filled with snow, and its time for a new mailbox...

One of my favorite things~Family, Photos, Love shared between us... This what our next dog will be... Now we need to get a name:




January 18,2010

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