I am back after a long absence from blogging due to what else, but technology problems. I won't go into the reasons, I will just say that I am happy to be back, and wanted to post some new things that I have made with Burlap accents. I love using Burlap!
A rare round frame for some Rhinestone bling
This frame for this beautiful handmade vintage brooch sent to me in one of my blogging swaps
Well I have really done it this time! I used to be an avid blogger. Seems like more and more of my blogging friends aren't doing much with their blogs anymore, including me. I am thinking that social media is the culprit. Maybe even pinterest! But let me tell you why I have done it this time. My college age son had a laptop that wasn't that old that quit on him, so I being the nice mom gave him my laptop to use. I had bought some tablets around Christmas time for my husband and myself, so I felt it would be alright if I gave him the laptop, plus we have our regular computer.
So anyway after giving him my trusty little laptop, with all my pictures on it, he took it off my hands, and then I got the bright idea that I needed to upgrade my smart phone. I had an iphone 4S and liked it but the screen seemed so small compared to all the newer ipones and samsung galaxys etc, that i was jealous. Well I sold the tablets, sold my digital camera, and my iphone all so that I could get a new phone for nothing. Now I am left with a slow computer, and a smart phone that has a good camera, but I don't know how to get the pictures I take onto my old computer, and I can't access this blog on it due to some weird things that happened when I changed some passwords. I have had a month long ordeal, with getting to know how to use a galaxy verses the iphone. Well hopefully I will be able to rectify these little problems of mine. Hopefully you will see more pictures in the future and also more blog posts. I still love blogging, but just have gotten away from it, but would like to start blogging again. Plus, sometimes I am just plain old technologically handicapped.
I got the hidden cottage vintage Christmas craft boutique hosted at my home, then it was onto the quilt I needed to get done for granddaughter Mayley's first birthday. Then there was a blessing dress for our newest grandchild to sew. I was thrilled to get to do this again. These sweet babies are so wonderful. I think that is the 10th one I have made for a granddaughter. (we now have 15 little girls to spoil, and very soon 8 grandsons)
These pictures were taken with my iphone so they are kind of blurry. I have not blogged in so long, I am wanting to get back into it. I am not even sure that very many people are still blogging
I am really getting hooked on the quilting. I am learning more each day about piecing and machine quilting. I have so any other projects to complete. I have craft fairs coming up so I really need to be crafting for the booths, BUT I can't stop planning and thinking about my next quilt! Signed. Someone who is getting a new addiction!!
For the big Where Bloggers Create party, here is my post! There are always changes in the studio from year to year.I think this is my 5th time participating. Some changes, but lots has stayed the same. A few of the images are from last year. Hope you enjoy your visit. So here goes!
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 21 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 35 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!