Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Pillowcases

A few months ago I was visiting my aunt in Hadley where Elaine's Quilty Shoppe is located. While there I acquired instructions for making quick pillowcases. What is nice about this pattern is there are no showing seam allowances, and no hand sewing. The options are endless when designing with different fabrics and trims.

 ...for the Gold Room

 ...for the Spring Suite

 ...for the Lavender Room

and for the Rose Room

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Color

I rescued this flowering cactus last winter from a slow death of dehydration. It had been abandoned in a kitchen sink and it could not hold its own branches up. In the summer I put it outside in the shade. And when the weather gets to 40 degrees I bring it inside to sit it on a cool window sill. I think it likes me.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Meet Popeye and Peanut

Two weeks ago I acquired these two little bundles of Angora from E.
Peanut (7 months) and Popeye (2 yrs)

Popeye (Angora wether)

Peanut (Angora buck)

Friday, December 9, 2011


After accumulating the little sheets of stickers I received in the mail here is my way of using them.

Friday, December 2, 2011