Saturday, May 19, 2007

What Tarot Card Are You?

Found this on Sassy Art Goddess' blog, and I love it!

You are The Star

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Star is one of the great cards of faith, dreams realised

The Star is a card that looks to the future. It does not predict any immediate or powerful change, but it does predict hope and healing. This card suggests clarity of vision, spiritual insight. And, most importantly, that unexpected help will be coming, with water to quench your thirst, with a guiding light to the future. They might say you're a dreamer, but you're not the only one.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Only details left..,

The sewing is done. The little poof sleeves gave me more trouble than anything else on this doll. It really isn't the pattern, it's the fabric I chose. Still, I had it stuck in my head, and nothing else would do.

I have to better arrange and secure the boa hair, trim the breasts, put a "jewel" on her left hand (instead of a pin to hold her hand in place), decorate the base, the wrists, and secure the necklace. I'm wondering what she should be holding in her right hand!

I just love this pattern; it has so many possibilities, and is so manageable.Does she look a little pregnant?

Further progress

While Gerry watched the basketball game tonight, I put in a little more time on Judi's pattern. Whew! Faces make me sweat! Still, I'm reasonably pleased with this one. For once, I like the eyes better than I do the mouth!

I think I'll use this feather boa for hair. As you can see, she still is just pinned together, and the poor thing has no breasts, but we're still auditioning parts! Ignore the visible pins and trailing threads, please.

True to form, purple rarely photographs as purple - even with a light cube. Granted, these fabrics have some blues in them, but they lean far more toward purple than anything.

This is a fabulous pattern. Great for all levels, and open to so many interpretations. I've already thought of two more that I want to do with this pattern.

Even just doing this first doll has filled me with ideas! Of course, housework and gardening will probably interfere for a while before I get more done.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Mother's Day

It started like this:

At least I gave Gerry a good laugh. I knew I was a little bleary and weary from all the work we did on our loft remodel the day before. Needless to say, I wear my Crocs for EVERYTHING...painting, slippers, gardening. I wouldn't be without them, but it is nice when they match.

Then we found this in the living room:

I'm going to start a Cosmo count on this blog so we can track his catch and release program for 2007.

We ended the day with this...goodies on the grill (veggies, corn, marinated chicken breasts):

I also received cards from the kids, calls from the kids, and a patio/deck fountain/water garden from my DH. Weekends lately have been tiring, but good.

Testing a pattern - The Stump Sisters

I'm in the process of testing a pattern for Judi W. I've spent the bulk of my time so far reading and re-reading the instructions and being a PITA to Judi. I finally began cutting, layout, and some construction on Saturday evening. Last night I was able to get enough of the body put together that I could stuff while watching "24." This is a view of the front:

These are the views of the side, before I got the bottom fully rounded. Kind of a cute little pointy bottom, no? When I took the photos, the shoulders weren't packed yet, nor was the neck stuffed.

Also, last night, I sewed the head and hands, but have yet to stuff and complete them. And, with this voluptous figure, I have to add an enhanced bosom!

This doll has gone together easily, and even the finely detailed hands have been a pleasure to work with. I can't wait to get back to her this evening. I have already picked up two new tips from Judi's pattern which I will incorporate into future dollmaking.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


I've been tagged by Sherry Goshon, whose blog is here:

Unfortunately, all the bloggers I know have already been tagged! I have no one left to tag, so I'll just fill in my seven random facts here.

The Rules:
Start with 7 random facts/habits about yourself. People who are tagged have to write their 7 things on their blog. Then choose another 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment to tell them they have been tagged and to read your blog ...

Here are my seven random facts:
1. "Life requires flowers" is one of my mottoes. I love flowers, and am never happier than when I can go into the yard and pick a bouquet. I'm especially fond of stargazer lilies, lilacs, lily of the valley and irises.

2. My middle name is Demerice. It was my grandmother's name, and I don't know anyone outside our family that has it. It is now my daughter's middle name, and her daughter's middle name.

3. I went to nine different schools -- my parents moved so much, just because my father wanted to, that on their 16th wedding anniversary, they had moved 16 times.

4. Just the other day I realized that I have been coloring my hair for the last 20 years. I don't even know what my natural color would be any more!

5. I have 50 first cousins. Both of my parents came from large families, obviously.

6. My vehicles have names. My current van is named Lucy. My previous vehicle (Isuzu Rodeo) was named Daphne (because Daphne "smelled like a blue name" -- don't ask me how my brain works), and my Trooper was Lizzie Merlot.

7. Despite my age (56) I still hope to go to college someday and study anthropology.

That's it!