Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day 2019!

Happy Mother's Day!
Love is Patient, Love is Kind
1 Corinthians 13:4

Gourds I grew in my garden last year and harvested them in September or October. It takes 6 months for them to dry out. My husband just cleaned the mold off them today. Should have taken a before photo. They sure looked gross!
Now I get to get them ready for making a bird house.
I was looking through my favorite books the other day and ran across a Gooseberry book I have and they had a idea for making bird houses. Posted on their website is some of what they show in the book, but a different photo on their website. Nice to see some cute ideas. I had no idea how I was going to do this. I am so excited to make the birdhouses. 

Check out the Gooseberry website for some ideas.

I have been making some cards again and messing around with watercolor. I really love the water coloring using the dies and stamps. So much fun!
I made my mom this card.
Butterfly Card for Mom

Mom is 86 years old now! just amazing. I pray to God I have her good genes.

I used the Floating Butterfly Frame by Memory Box. This was a very expensive die.

I have a lot of expensive ones. I buy them here and there.

Here is another watercolor I made using the stamp from Penny Black.

It turned out cute. I had to go back in and add some more color to the edges of the card. I am not really into the grunge look. I was just messing around. Next time I want the edges a lot more bright or maybe no edge water painting for the clean look.

I'm working on a table runner I got the pattern from Lori Holt, it's called "Yes You Can"

I can't wait to get it finished. I am doing it so slowly. I've only made one quilt this year, which is crazy. Last year I made like 8 or 10. Tons of table toppers I sold on Etsy and a ton of other things. I am mostly doing a lot of embroidery on my embroidery machine. Mostly free standing. I made quite a few free standing Lace (FSL) Dreamcatchers, they are just so dreamy. I posted them for sale on my Etsy site because I made so many. I also am learning to make them the regular way. Pretty easy. I made one for Rylan my grandson.

I'll post a link to the ones I made and for sale on Etsy later. Right now I have my shop on vacation mode, we are going clamping.

I don't think it's exactly correct, but it's ok for the first try.

Have a Dreamy Blessed Mother's Day!

1 comment:

  1. I love those Gourd bird houses, a place we went to in Missouri had a whole bunch of them and they were so neat to see how people colored them. Your cards are gorgeous, love the watercolored background, great for your butterflies and the spring boots with the flowers is so pretty, great coloring!


Have a wonderful day! ~Kat