Tuesday, December 30, 2008

This is the Corvette museum, in Ohio. I missed a lot of unusual sights on this trip, since I kept putting the camera away. The last day, we were focused on getting home, and out of the car. So we drove past many things too quickly to document them. Texas has many beautiful hilly areas, and a lot of flat on the west side. Kentucky is lovely. We were in Loretta Lynns hometown overnight. We saw the Loretta Lynn restaurant, flea market, and trucking company, among other businesses. Our hotel manager rolled her own smokes in between checking people in. And our waitress there had 2 black eyes. Rick supposed she got them fighting off mountain men, since a few were in the dining room.

Here you see Jesus, just rising from the water, or sinking into it. We were quite surprised to see him a little ways north of Cincinnati.

This is a view of Cincinnati, from Covington, Kentucky. It's actually quite pretty. Too bad I had to dig out the camera, and missed the best shot.

I have my states mixed up, I know.

I know now, the T stands for Tennesee. Tennesee is lovely. We drove a long way through Arkansas. It is a lot like west Texas. But there seems to be more poverty. The scenery is not compelling.

We stopped here to get a map.

An amusing name for a Kentucky park.

I think there are 323 things I made this year, at least. The beige knitting you saw last week, was finished into a pair of slippers for Karen. That, and the 2 Guadelupe quilts I did on this trip, make 323.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

A large pyramid, in Memphis. Tonight we are in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. For the first time in 3 days, we wear our coats to walk into dinner. It's been from 80* to 30*s.

A very large Pilgrim head in Pilgrim, Texas.
So sorry, I don't have my photo editing software on this computer! I did these in the car driving from New Mexico, to Texas, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The sideways one needs a bead fringe yet.
Memphis, on the way home. This counts as a mosaic, doesn't it? Too bad I didn't make it.

I hung out with the King for a while.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

A beautiful gate in Old Town. The wall next door was deep purple. Gorgeous with this rust, but in shadows, so it won't show up.
This was carved by a local man, a long time ago.

Karen and Rick in Abq.

A scene from the day before Christmas, in Old Town Albuquerque.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I did a little more on the felt skulls. Today we will spend the day walking around the plaza in Old Town. There are dozens of cute shops I want to see. And we'll do some geocaching while learning about all the haunted places. Fits in with the skulls, huh?

Monday, December 22, 2008

This is a Day of the Dead picture by the school kids of San Felipe de Neri school. It was a nice surprise to find it today, in my daughters' classroom. We went to Old Town in Albuquerque, and saw the plaza, and church gift shop. I found some very cool things too.
I sewed the skulls on a pink background. Nobody could think they look morbid on bright pink. Today we are going to see the church built with money given by Billy the Kid to Sister Blandina.
We met Poki, Karen's dog. He is adorable, and very soft.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

We got here an hour ago. So glad to arrive. I worked on felt skulls in the car. I'll show you tomorrow.

Friday, December 19, 2008

We passed here today. It rained cats and dogs all morning, was about 36 this . a.m. , but went up to 50. Here in Vinita, Oklahoma it's in the 30's tonight.
This is how they look now. My thumb is too sore to sew anymore, for now. Number 318, 319, 1nd 320.

This is the result of looking at the Skull a Day book. Picture 1.
By the way, I was knitting slippers for Karen yesterday. I'll get back to them when my thumb stops being a pain.

This is what I knitted in the car and hotel last night. I'll lay off knitting today, my thumb is very sore. I spent the night in Dayton, Ohio. We left early, to be ahead of the storm. The high here today will be 50*, so not much chance of ice. Heading for St. Louis.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Today I quilted a little bit, and embroidered a bit, but have not completed anything to post yet.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The B side, see below. I have one more large one I'm working on now.

The A side of the dangling discs. There are 14 here, one has a new home.

Monday, December 15, 2008

This is the quilting. I call it one horse, hopping. That's a joke with Gail, the quiltmaker.

This is the quilt for baby Colton. I didn't make it, but I quilted it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Three more circles to dangle. I have to put stiffener in between the layers, and they will be ready to hang. I also quilted a baby quilt, and bound it today. Maybe I'll get a picture tomorrow. Numbers 315, 316 and 317.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Santa has a new reindeer this year, with glowing eyes. His name is Buddy, and he uses the antlers like wings.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A scarf for my grandson, done last night. Number 314.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A new sunflower on ivory. This is number 313, hope to grout it tomorrow. It's small, about 8"by10".

The pink face, grouted. This is 10" by 12".

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Circles on pink, just finished. The applique was done months ago, but the banner was assembled today. Number 312. Since it was a lot of work to sew it together, I think it needs to be counted as a finished piece.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pink face, new today. Still needs grout. Number 311.
You have seen the large skulls before, but the dangles are new. I will count them as one, 310.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

This is number 309, Our Lady of Guadalupe. I do have a fascination with this image, as I'm sure you've noticed. Maybe it's the flames, maybe it's the flying.

Number 308, this is the back for the red and blue skull disc. It will get dangles before it's done.

Friday, December 5, 2008

My first pair of knit slippers. I think they won't be the last. Nice and toasty, number 307.

Two more paisley circles, numbers 305 and 306.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Another sneak peek. numbers 302, 303 and 304.

Sneak Peek!!! Happy little skulls. At my show in January, these will dangle from the ceiling and spin. 300 and 301.

This turquoise bracelet is on memory wire. It's the 7th one, I think. And is number 299. I also have made a few felt skulls, but you have to wait until they're done.

Monday, December 1, 2008

What I did this weekend follows.

This tree is only about 3 to 4 feet tall. I put on the clusters of berries and pinecones, and the white sparkly plants.

Connie decorated her tree. I put on the garland.

green, 298

This mask makes 297 things made.

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