Monday, December 29, 2008
If it is warm enough I may just have to jump in the Lake LOL! The gulf. It would be a custom to start ever year To take a leap of Faith. I have a friend that walks on hot coals Ummm. I like my feet.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
3/4 c whole almonds or pistachios
1/2 c each finely chopped dried figs, dates, apricots
3 TB orange liqueur or orange juice
2 tsp grated orange zest
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves
Combine the ingredients in a food processor and pulse til the nuts are about the size of peppercorns and it begins to stick together. *
Form into 3 cm (1 inch) compact balls ~ around 32.
Place about 1/3 c sugar in a small bowl. Roll the sugarplums in the sugar, place on a piece of waxed paper. Chill til firm, then store in a container. Keeps 1 week at room temp., and two in the fridge.
An excellent and delicious post-run energy snack.
2 Sugarplums = 100 cal
I was plundering around and found this on Craftzine
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The ribbon bird I learned to made when I was about 15 year old. A sweet Japanese lady show me how. I wish I could remember her name. I can't believe I payed attention enough to learn how. I have been making them every year sense. the one below is made with a hazel nut for the head, pine cone for the body, and leaves from my yard. The two in middle I made my first Christmas away from home out of stuff I had . My tree was a plant I had in my Apartment . The bird feeder one my dear friend Gween made I thought it was clever I am no much on plastic canvas but these are cool the little cups are from Sacrament from a church with bird feed inside. .
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Friday, December 05, 2008
going on. I am sewing the seems down to frame the picture in the fabric. And embroidery around I am looking for B- C etc.. may be a balloon, cat. I did not like the ones I had more later..
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
So far I have stitched 7 circles across and 7 down I may have to add more later after I put the fabric inserts
in the center of each circle and sew down the seems.
My right to vote
A nice drawing pen
A smiling face
A comfortable chair after standing two hours to vote
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
1. A nice hot bubble bath
2. My 3 kids
3 my husbands patients with me
4 .art supplies
5. pretty fabric
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I have been looking around at some cool sites on the web, All the creative people in the world inspire me to get with it working. I let things , people get in the way as theyDo. One of the many i have enjoyed is .http://spiritcloth.typepad.com/spirit_cloth/ I love her work .
I have a lot of projects waiting for my attention I have a quilt cut out for my grand daughter. My daughters quilt waiting to be finished, Paintings to work on, Dolls to make, furniture to paint, mosaics to work on ,now I am working on an inherited empordery quilt block kit, from Grandma Wright. She did a lot of quilting, embordery, knitting,. She was very taletied in the needle arts. I sure miss her.
It is hard to do much when attended to my 3 year old energetic Grand Daughter visiting for a while. Having to get used to a little one has wore me out . been a long time. She is a Joy.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Reading a good book The Power of Now A guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, By Eckhart Tolle
I am having a lot of AAHAA moments, I hope stick In my brain. I know I will read it again and again. One being The one thing I can do now.
" When you create a problem, you create pain. All it takes is a simple choice, a simple decision: no matter what happens, I will create no more pain for myself I will create no more problems. it is a simple choice. You won't make that choice unless you are truly fed up with suffering unless you have truly had enough. And you won't be able to go through with it unless you access the power of the now If you create no more pain for yourself then you create no more pain for others. You no longer contaminate the beautiful Earth, your inner space, and the collective human psyche with the negativity of problem- making."
There is so much in this book to awaken you. In this life with so much negative energy flowing around. If we can only grasp it. I am trying to live in the now. Everyday a little putting the past to rest, It is gone and no more, not to worry so much about the future It is not yet. and to work towards what it is important NOW. Try to find the positive energy that I know is deep in me some where. Love to All, Paularay
Friday, July 18, 2008
We can often surprise ourself when we are in creative mode, I thought I would try to do a painting of my daughter from a picture of her hiding behind the Popcorn tree. I did it in sepia tones , My kids always played Hide and seek at night. I So miss those days
I Call This
HIDE AND SEEK
I came up with this painting from a doodle of the Popcorn tree that is in my front yard. Then came the Mocking Bird, because I was reading To Kill a Mocking Bird at the time. It could be me or my Daughter in the tree. One of my painting buddies said I should be careful of the placement of elements in my painting ( the hole in the tree.) From that the name became-
THEM YOUR EGGS OR MINE?
We got a good laugh I need to work on my picture taking skills as I cut the birds tail off
Monday, June 23, 2008
He had a Keen since of humor, always telling jokes and rhymes to everyones name. He was always helping those in need, he would go with out to help others. I Love you Dad.
Paula- ma wallah ma tee legged Mala
Tee legged tye legged, bow legged Paula
And Thats the way it Goes, First Your Money then your cloths!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I am getting a very late start on a garden. I hope to work on that this weekend. with the price of gas and food and just every thing it is a good excuse to stay home and work on the neglected everything. hope to get back to blogging once again I have been working on some things as soon as I can get, them finished , Pictures taken and loaded.