Monday, February 6, 2012

My 'Pages and Memories' altered book

Yes, I know it's been quite some time since I've blogged. I think sometimes I'm just too busy or just forget. Recently, I've been working on an altered book. Kinda fun and lot's going on with it. It has lots of vintage pages and pages with foreign language, children book pages, map pages, ledger pages...I guess you get the picture. I've lots of folded pages and places to write or hide secret things to find. I've tucked away a little love note from my husband in one. On that page, I put an index tab with the word "special" on it. That way I can find it easily. I've still things to put in it, but is a very fun little book that I've got going on.

This is the front of my little book. Notice that I have put in some fibers with danglies to make a permanent bookmark in the spine of the book. I don't want to lose my place!

This is the book opened all the way up...

Here is the spine, done with a pamphlet stitch.

The handles are made from recycled chicken feed bags. One is in the front and another is in the back.

Lastly, my danglies. A pair of sewing scissors, handmade bead and a crucifix with 3 beads from a recycled rosary.

Now, off to add memories to my little treasure!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Man In The Spoon

Well, it has been some time since I have blogged on here and I need to start back up again. In the past, I have done some altered cutlery. Recently, at a private art site, I am hosting an altered cutlery swap. I have posted pics of some of my pieces and mentioned one in particular with no photo. The spoon is of adult nature, so as to not offend someone I didn't post a picture of the piece on the site. Some have been wondering what my spoon looks like. For them, here he is,'The Man In The Spoon'. Now you know where the title came from...

Friday, June 18, 2010

Weston Is Home

After losing Hannah in December, we knew we wanted another German Shepherd Dog. I found a breeder in New Hampshire whose lines I wanted to purchase a puppy from. After a bit of time and the flight Gods with me, I have him home. On Wednesday I flew out of Atlanta at 10:25 am, then to Philly, then on to Manchester, NH. I had about 40 minutes to get off of the plane, go down stairs, collect the puppy, check him in, go through security and then back on the plane. As luck would have it, all planes were on time and I flew back to Philly and then home to Atlanta and arrived a little before 5:00 pm, with an hour and a half drive home. I flew him under the seat in the cabin with me and he was really quite good, I do have to say.

The puppy's name is Weston and he has adopted me as HIS human. He follows me everywhere and is just as precious and loving as he can be. He was definitely worth my wait.

He won't fit under the furniture much longer!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Chicken and Broccoli

Odd title isn't it? At first you think it is something that is going to be cooked. NOT! Poor June's eggs didn't hatch for whatever reasons. I tried to find some Bantam peeps to put under her at night and take the eggs away so she would have babies to raise, but couldn't find any peeps in my area. Had to take her eggs away from her. She was M-A-D!!!

Now, Harriet has been laying and I've left her eggs alone. She has 11 eggs under her and is setting again. Some will be too old to hatch, so we will see how it goes. Should have peeps around June 2nd if all goes well.

Now for the broccoli. I started a straw bale garden this spring. I now have broccoli that is about ready to eat. So very cool to do! Raise your own food. I also have lettuce in the bales that I have been harvesting for salads, but the birds have had their way with my strawberries. Need to do something about that. For the meantime, here is my first head of broccoli...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Flat As A Pancake and Motherbound

I'm on the edge of my seat. Waiting for June to hatch a couple of eggs. Any time now I should be hearing little peeps from under her. She is a Buff Japanese Black-tailed Bantam, so she is small. Hopefully I can catch her and the little ones to bring them inside until the peeps are big enough to meet the rest of the chickens. June is a bit flighty, so it should be a challenge. She really doesn't appreciate me popping in and looking at her sitting on her eggs. Just keeping my fingers crossed here!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Enjoying Children and Books

Pia sure does love children and loves books and being read to. Can you tell?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Paper Trail

You know, sometimes you should be mad over things, but sometimes you just have to laugh! I left my sewing room door open yesterday when I went to do something in the other part of the house. I know better than to do that! When I walked back into the bedroom, I found that a culprit had gone into my sewing room and had stolen my paper towels. Hmmmmm....wonder who?

All I could do was laugh. When Pia steals things, she likes to bring them and hide them in Darla's bed. No hiding this time!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And The Winner Is...

I had fun with my give-a-way. I wrote all names on sheets of paper, folded them, put them on my ironing board, looked at the ceiling, mixed them up and mixed them up and finally pulled out a sheet of paper. Sharon is the name of my winner! Congratulations Sharon and thanks for participating. I'll be sending your pin along shortly.

Thanks also to everyone who participated, I do appreciate it!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Altered Key Giveaway

I want to celebrate something with you, my blog readers. A friend of mine, Mar (you can check out her blog on my side bar), designed a blog page for me with my work on it. I love my new blog look. To celebrate my new look, I am hosting a give-a-way, the first I have done. For those who respond to this post, I'll put your name in a bowl and pull a name as the winner. What are you giving away you ask? Well this altered key pin of course. It is titled 'Adore' and I think it is appropriate because I adore my new look.

Deadline to respond is February 28. I will pull a name on March 1 and post the winner.

Oh, and make sure I have your email addy so I can contact you for your mailing addy if you win!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Westminster Kennel Club Show

Pia and I were talking about going to the garden. I told her she had to be an AKC Champion of record to enter and participate. I also told her it would be a long trip from Georgia and it would probably be a lot of fun. Do you know what she said to me?

"Yes, I know I could go..."

"But you know what? I think I'd prefer to lie on the couch..."

"And take a nice nap..."

Oh well, I guess she knows where she has it good! We'll just sit on the couch together and watch it on TV...that is if she lets me have a spot!