Saturday, October 31, 2015

Self Portrait Week 39: A-Haunting!

What's that noise? Why's the refrigerator rattling?

Peek inside ...

Do you see what I do?



I found this idea on Pinterest
 Inspired by mikeasaurus from Instructables

Monday, October 26, 2015

Well, Would Ya Lookie Here!

Guess who dug into her patterns, fabric, and floss?
I've been away from my embroidery needles for far too long.
I've kitted up a couple very small projects to make a little somethin' somethin' for a friend.

Yes, Susan. One of them is a heart design!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

How Does Your Pine Cone Grow?

Mine grows up from the branch
out over the water
and reaches for the sun.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Gradual Shifts

The thing about Autumn ...
it comes on slowly.
The warm days shift to chilly mornings.
Our short sleeves grow long.
The skies shift from blue to grey.
And the leaves ...
oooo, they have a shift all their own.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Brown that Glows

The waning sun makes Autumn's dying leaves magical. It's good to be alone in the woods to witness the wonder. I think I saw a wood nymph out of the corner of my eye.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thursday, October 15, 2015


On the road to Moscow, Idaho during harvest on the Palouse.
I like that the barn is ready for Christmas.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015


On emotionally taxing days like today
I long for a respite by the river

Monday, October 12, 2015

A Little Late, but Still Happy

Last month, life got in the way of celebrations
My Julie turned 29 years old
She received a phone call with birthday songs and wishes
Then attention returned elsewhere

Today, Dale and I took a vacation day
Top down on the convertible
Elton John on the air waves
Down to Moscow we flew
For THIS girl

Julie's 1st Birthday
Happy 29th, Julie!
We love you dearly!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Happy Birthday, Dear Old Friend

One of my long-time friends had a birthday last month. I decided to take some time in my Studio to play and make him a card. I found an adorable card on Pinterest that I used as inspiration.

I printed out the bird design, then layered it on a blank card with a bit of scrapbooking paper and a privacy design from the inside of an envelope. Then I embellished the birds, making them fuzzy by trimming the pile off red and yellow pom poms and glueing it to the birds' bodies. For fun, I added the google eyes. I was able to use the grid of the scrapbook paper to keep my lettering even.

I finished off the card by printing a birthday greeting and gluing it inside the card, adding a sparkly sticker just for fun. It's a good thing this friend has a good sense of humor.


Card inspired by Nan Cee of Split Coast Stampers

Saturday, October 10, 2015

At the River's Edge

The river is quiet now as it flows by the park
broken only by the wake of a boat
surging over rocks

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Harvest on the Palouse

The scene I encountered on my drive to Moscow, Idaho last weekend.

I love the patterns covering the rolling hills.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Alien Dead Thing

So ... what is that thing?

Not sure ... but I like the shape and texture!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Sisters, Sisters

Jeanne, Dale and I drove down to Moscow to spend some time with our newlyweds, Julie and Jeff.

When these two get together ...

it's like they were little girls. Oh! The laughter!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Welcome Home

My sweetheart was away on an extended business trip for the last two weeks.

I baked a homemade treat to welcome him back.