Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More mixed media

Rain, snow, and sleet did not dampen my day!  I had a great day today!  Worked downstairs in my studio and had tea and a great visit with Becky and her sister, Carol.  Carol is an artist and does lovely paintings.   You can see her art at www.caroljansson.com. Take a look.  Becky is a weaver and sells her work at the farmers market...both are very nice talented gals!  It made my day!

I enjoy mailing things to my family members as surprises!  

My grandchildren and 85 year old mother love to receive the chocolate bars that I send them so this time I am putting the candy bars in these decorated brown envelopes that I found at Hobby Lobby and I decorated them.

Moms...Grandma Cooper had hens, my favorite thing to do at her house was gather the eggs.  
Mom also loves the chocolate bars.  I sent one in her Valentines card and she told me she ate the candy bar before she read the card!  She is so funny!

Brandon's because he loves the super heroes.  He is my handsome blue eyed hero.  I did not think Brandon would want the fufu of flowers and ribbon so I stuck with Superman!  He loves the chocolate bars that I send him!   

Lexi turns 16 this week..now tell me where all those days went!  

Lexi 's ...she loved the sheep when we were on the farm!

Wyatt 's. Wyatt and I went fishing one day at the farm.  I think the only thing we caught was a sun burn but we spent time together.   Wyatt is at MU and studying hard...soon will be 20!  My grandchildren are the beautiful Rays of light in my life.  

The chocolate bar fits just right.
Do you love color?  I sure do.  When I ask Evan what his favorite color is, he always tells me, "I like em all." 

I may have to buy more chocolate bars so I can make more envelopes to send them in...

If you ever get a chance to watch Les Feldick teach on the Bible, sit down with a cup of tea and your Bible.  He explains it so well, and helps me to understand The Word.  He is preaching on Revelations right now.  I have always had so many questions about the tribulations.  Les is breaking it down for me.   I record his show because I often rewatch his shows.  

I hope you were blessed with a great day!  
God Bless

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Mixed Media Tags



I have been messing with tags for 3-4 years now.  I attached them to skeins of my home spun yarns.  I added as gift tags.  I just like making tags..another one of my quirks!  

It has been so stinking cold outside, I went to my studio and sat down to make the tiny paper flowers that Ang cut out for me on her silhouette  machine.  I have been watching YouTube on making mixed media tags so I gave it a try!

RESULTS!

I enjoyed the process and like the results but something in me still loves the simple tag that has the job of identifying an object!
Ii got this on Facebook..I need to remind myself that God is in control and I should not worry...

Celebrating another year

Angie and Evan brought a cake for my 63rd birthday.  Evan loves to bake and decorate cakes...he lives to decorate cakes!  

Let the decorating begin!


A little blue food glitter here...looks so good that he just turned the whole bottle up and poured it out!  I tell you, he is very creative!

It is about done!
Taste delicious!

Light the candles!
And when papa and Evan and I blew out the candles, the blue glitter blew all over the place!  
Pretty good cake!  

Evan takes his dish washing very serious!
Neighbors, Dick ans Sue surprised me with flowers and Evan gave me a new farmers market bucket and this beautiful glass rooster..note we changed the table cloth!
Thank you Lord!  You have blessed me with another year!  
I have faith...I know Jesus died on the cross for me and after 3 days he was resurrected and walked on this earth.  He died for my sins and your sins so that we can have everlasting life!

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Surviving The Cold and Snow

Feb. 17, 2015  Tuesday   Hello Everyone,
How are you all?  I pray for you all daily that you will be 
blessed with good health, peace, joy, love, and prosperity.
I feel very blessed to have you as friends and family. I just had to tell you.


We have had snow and very cold temps...below zero!  I know many
of you have had some nasty stuff too, but we must remember,
Spring will be here soon...awwwww! walking around my flower beds and garden early in the morning with coffee cup in hand.
Sitting on the patio with Danny making plans for the day.
(I am having trouble imagining this scene, the snow coming down when I look out the window!)

With this cold, I have wanted to bake and cook, and clean.
I was craving a rich chocolate cake so I took a white cake mix..
I didn't have a chocolate cake mix...so I added a couple tablespoons of cocoa, a box of chocolate pudding mix, 2 eggs, some of the tiny dark chocolate chips, cup of coffee, 1/2 stick of butter....oh my, delicious!  
Then Danny wanted an angel food cake so I made one from scratch.  Made me think of Grandma, she made angel food cakes often but they are not my cup of tea.  Danny was very happy with it.  I also made a loaf of yougart lemon poppy seed bread..ummmmm! So many egg yolks so made homemade noodles, froze some and made chicken noodle soup.

I made an apron Sunday afternoon...like a smock and of course I had to move my studio around, Danny put up a new light and some more wood trim around the floor.  I moved the looms to the area in the back and my sewing machine up by my desk.  I also moved my art stainless steel desk up front and started organizing my art supplies that lead to going though pictures and that lead to some scrapbooking and framing some pictures that lead ...you getting the picture? do you think I might be ADHD?   I was so tired last night.  I also done our laundry and vacuumed the carpets...that is what I do on Mondays.  I always feel so good when I get a bunch done but it seems like I have a tendency to get sick or have my heart to become irregular!  I went to the Affordable Health Care Market place and I can get a better insurance plan for about the same price that I was paying with better coverage and my out of pocket and deductible is now low enough that I am not afraid that we would lose our home if I had a major illness...say what you want   about the affordable health care act but I have been just putting a bandaid on some of my health issues.

I feel so blessed.  God Bless Each of you.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Starting February out in white!

Snowed all day yesterday until early this morning about 15-16 inches.  Danny was up and at them in the 5 degrees cold snow blowing and shoveling.  They took out his PICC line that we have used to run his IV antibiotics for the last 6 weeks last Tuesday at Ann Arbor.  Due to restrictions he has been limited on what he could do...saying and I quote..." When this PICC is out I want a foot of snow and use my snow blower".  Well the big boy got his wish!  
The little birds came out of the big pine in the front yard...not happy.  The snow and winds flocked the beautiful pine but Danny is putting the finishing touches!

How was your Superball Sunday or Downtown Abbey Night?  The suspense was almost to much for this old gal!  God bless you all in your coming and going!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

More work in my studio

I have been going through some old records and weaving books and magazine.  I am in awe of all the things I need to know.
I made a mold of Evan's feet and then wet felted a pair of house boots from some of my wool roving.
I have not been working very hard on this woven rug...I have been getting Big Bertha warped and tyed up...I think I tell Danny everyday that I am too old to be on the floor tying her up...I would love to trade her for a smaller loom.
I have been spinning some too.
I just added pictures of some of my knitting needles..just because I love my collection.
Just makes me want to knit...just as soon as I make my pattern and sew up some new mocks.
I hinted to Angie that I would like this Bible verse..thinking she would just make a small desk top sign.  But not Angie, she spent hours making this beautiful framed art.  She says "go big or go home"!
Angie also needle felted this sweet little mouse in this beautiful cup.  

Are you enjoying your winter?  Danny had surgery on his face and they found he had infection in the bone just below the eye...we have been running IVs here at home...after his surgery and 5 days in the hospital.  He is doing so much better now!  Thank you for the prayers from those that knew what was going on...we so feared that he had cancer.
God bless each of you!