Friday, February 28, 2014

You've Got Mail - Layer Cake Friendly Quilt Project

Back on Valentine's Day I did a post about my friend, Betty, and I going up to Hamilton, MO to the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  We sat in the audience while they filmed her new DVD.  We didn't realize that NBC news was there also taping and she was on the news last Friday evening.  Betty and I didn't make the cut.  It was such a great day and I'm now addicted to quilting.  They are one of the fastest growing companies in the US and they are located in a small farming community.  Her family has remodeled an old building downtown where she holds quilting retreats.  Between the retreat center and the shop they are putting in a new restaurant because there isn't much in town besides a Subway shop.  
If you love quilting you probably already know about Jenny's online store and her online tutorials, but just in case you haven't heard of her you can click on the video below to enjoy her great instructions and her fun personality.  
Yesterday was a very, very big birthday for me.  I mean that number is really big this year!  So, to make myself feel better I ordered my birthday gift and purchased some new quilting supplies.  I'm feeling a little better about that number now.  
Please check out the Missouri Star Quilt Company website and let me know what you think.
Also, check out my friend, Teri's blog, The Hummingbird Thread, to see the quilt that I'm making following her tutorial.  I'm using the same fabric that she used.  

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

New Retro Red Velvet Cupcake Original Painting

Hot off my paint table is this new little 6 inch x 6 inch Red Velvet Cupcake painting.  I must admit that I haven't painted any cupcakes in quite some time.  I also have a new folk art scene started and will be working on it tomorrow.  Hopefully I can try out Rick's new camera soon while I'm painting, but he'll have to be here to help me with it.  

I listed this new painting on Etsy today if you would like to purchase it for your home.  It's ready and willing to travel through snow, sleet, or whatever your weather might be and arrive on your doorstep handed over by your cheery postal worker.

This yummy Red Velvet Cupcake is decorated in retro colors of red and aqua. The paper cupcake liner is painted with red roses and aqua sprinkles dot the creamy white frosting. 

Remember, Spring is just around the corner and we'll soon be mowing, digging in the dirt, weeding, and cleaning the gutters!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

February Snow Storm

I gave my poor brain a workout today trying to edit Rick's first Go Pro Camera video and then trying to figure out how to get it to transferred to YouTube.  I love how his shadow is the star of the show as he creeps around to the front yard with the camera attached to his forehead and tries to find the sidewalk that runs in front of our house.  
We got this snow at the first of February and today it is finally melting.  It's so hard to believe it can go from all this snow to 60 degrees in a matter of a couple weeks.

Do you think I should hook his camera on my head as I paint?  

Friday, February 14, 2014

Be Mine Valentine!

Today my neighbor, Betty, and I are headed to Hamilton, MO to the Missouri Star Quilt Company.  If you quilt, you've probably heard of them.  They are filming a new DVD and needed audience members.  They are one of the fastest growing businesses in the midwest and they are smack dab in the middle of a tiny farming community.  I'll keep you posted on our little trip when we return.

"Happy Valentine's Day!"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Burrowing in During the Storm

Last night as the wind howled and the snow fell and covered the earth with a large white glittering blanket, Rick kept watch over the fire in the stove while I knitted.   The scent of beef stew simmering on the stove helped to ward off the chill too.  We woke up this morning to a good 12" of snow.

Poor Rick is outside shoveling and cleaning everything off.  He's got his new GoPro camera attached to his head so I'll see if I can load a video for you tomorrow.  He's pretty new at this camera, so I won't make any promises.
I spent the better part of yesterday and today changing up my blog and learning how to put my artwork into the background.  
Hope I can remember how to do this the next time I want to make a change!
Did you get snow yesterday or are you from one of the few lucky states that missed this storm?