Saturday, February 21, 2015

Today I am sharing with you some way back when pictures. The one above was taken in 1967. it is a picture of me and one of my bosses after I returned to work afteri a CWA strike. I  worked at Indiana Bell/Ameritech for 30 years.And then there is a picture from my high school days.I am on the left, we were going to a school dance, My date was taking the picture. Next is a picture of my beautifil parents. They met in the service during WW2. Mom was a Marine and Dad was in theNavy. This was taken right after they got married.Dad passed away the same year they had their 60th anniversary.
I just recently came across these and thought some of my friendswould like to see them.

Monday, February 02, 2015

A New Year

Wow..I cannot believe it is 2015 already! I have dedicated this year to weight loss and getting in better shape to reduce my pain levels. I joined Weight Watchers in December of 2014 and to date I have lost 20 lbs. I have a lot more to go but I am on my way.

In November 2014 my doll club, The Indy Cloth Dollmakers, held out annual show and sale. It was a very productive day and we hit our record of visitors. So much so that we have out grown our venue. We will be moving our sale to avenue close to where we have had it for the past several years. I will post info when the time for the show arrives.

Ii am so excited about attending a retreat in March at Threads of Time in Danville Il. I will be working on a small civil war quilt this time.It has been ages since I have made a quilt, I sure hope it turns out decent! Lol...Last time I attended a retreat at Threads Of Time I finished up a little woodland elf.
Well, that;s about all I have to share today! More later!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wow what a summer I am having. It has been great!Went to a wonderful retreat at Threads Of time in Danville IL . It is so inspiring to get together with wonderful friends and work on what ever you want to work on and just chat away! What fun. Have also made a couple of trips to Nashville Indiana and visited some great shops and ate lunch at the Hob Knob. Also have been to Madison Indiana where Our doll club had a joint meeting with the River City Doll Club. We had great fellowship and shared our many creations. This is a yearly meeting that we all enjoy.
I have a few things to share today. First is a doll I made from a pattern by Barbara Schoenoff  called January Girl. She was a fun to make. Her head and arms and legs were Gessoed several times and then painted. Then a varnish was added to give the doll a porcelain look.

Next is a doll I made from a Sherry Goshon pattern. The pattern is called Jelly Bean a Confection fairy. 
My doll decided she did not want to be a fairy but just a regular girl. What fun!!!
The last thing today is a penny rug I made just for fun. It is made from wool blend felt.

Monday, July 02, 2012

New Doll

WOW!! The weather here in Indy has been HOT HOT HOT!!! Too hot to spend much time outdoors so I decided to get creative and make a new doll. I chose to make a pattern by Barbara Willis. It looked fun and quick! I went to my fabric stash and auditioned several selections but decided on a black, red and white combo with gold accents.I have not used this combo in some time and thought I'd break out of my normal color addiction of something purple!So here is My version of Emily. I hope that you enjoy viewing her.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Our Little Cutie Patootie

Hello to all my friends and family! I cannot believe that Jan. is almost over! We have had a very busy new year so far.And I have not had a lot of time to do much sewing or artwork but a new doll is screaming to get out of my head so hopefully time will free up soon. In the mean time I have a living doll to share with you! She is our Great Granddaughter Alaina. She is now 2 1/2 years old. My how time flies!!! She is still living with us and brings us much joy. I hope that you all are having a great New Year so far!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Meet Fidel

Meet Fidel. I created him from a pattern by Sylvia Schorr.
Fidel was created for a doll club challenge. We have a challenge every fall and for the challenge this year we had a member pick a fabric and we were challenged to make a doll using the fabric. Fidel's torso and sleeves are made from the fabric. He is a little jester, just about 12 1/2 inches tall
when seated. His hat and vest are made from felt and embellished with beads. His pantallons are blue velvet with a black tulle overlay.Otherwise he is all cotton. His shoes are painted on with silver metallic paint.
Fidel is having a great time entertaining all the other dolls in my studio.
He is quite the ham!