Saturday, November 30, 2013

Pink Water

Friday, November 29, 2013

Gold Streak Sunset

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Wishing You

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunset Watchers

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Monday, November 25, 2013

Pearl Berry Tote

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pearl Berries

Friday, November 22, 2013

Beaded Berries Mini Tote

This is what I ended up making from that experimental beaded quilted piece I posted earlier this week:

I used a very wide length of red grosgrain ribbon to serve as the handle, sides and bottom of the little tote, which I think gave it an interesting look. I'm going to try this again but use colored faux pearls instead of glass beads for the berries.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Cranberry Bliss Cookies

During the holidays I have to stay away from Starbucks so I'm not tempted by their cranberry bliss bars, aka the most fabulous winter treat ever. Then I wondered if I could invent my own version of them, and played around with one of my favorite ginger cookie recipes, adding white chocolate chips and dried cranberries to the dough, which resulted in these:

After tasting this first batch I will admit they're a bit too intense to really match the bars Starbucks makes; this probably due to a combination of lots of ginger + blackstrap molasses in the original recipe. I think I will have to tone down the spices and possibly use less molasses. Also have not figured out how to work in the cream cheese icing in my version. Still, it was a fun (and tasty!) first try.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Batik Tote

I had a bunch of 2-1/2" batik strips left over from a quilt I made last year, so I decided to sew them into a tote:

I didn't have enough of any color to match the sides, but since it was a project just for fun I didn't worry about it.

In the center of each side panel I glued a resin and metal butterfly bezel; these were leftovers from a journaling project:

Even the batting I used was cut from pieces trimmed from other projects, so this tote is a true scrap buster.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bead Berries

Monday, November 18, 2013

My Healthy Lunch

Usually my meals aren't this pretty, but I'm trying to eat healthier/lighter lunches. My guy took me to a neat little coffee shop where they served this simple but tasty Asian veggie salad. Now I want a set of orange salad bowls for my own creations!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Long Weaver

This long-bodied lady set up house in the trees at the back of our property:

Her web wasn't especially large, but what she'd spun was beautifully intricate:

The web with sunlight shining on it:

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hello Calf

The calf that was born in June in the pasture next to our property is growing up fast:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Very Orange

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Landon's Quilt

Friday, November 8, 2013

Believe! X 2

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wren Sachet

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Monday, November 4, 2013

Got List?

Handy way to use a sticky shopping list.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


Saturday, November 2, 2013


Friday, November 1, 2013


The last of my flea market pics: