Monday, September 9, 2013


Well, it's been 5 years since my left knee went bad.  I was hit by a car at 14 years of age, fell on both knees and tore them up.  Then numerous falls and bangs, so many, I can't count them.  3 years ago I fell down 3 steps onto cement, on my left knee.  Since then it's been terrible.
2 years later it was so bad that I finally decided to see a surgeon.
1 year later I began planning for a knee replacement.  I should have had it done then, but, I wanted to be with the grand kids in the swimming pool.  I thought that would help me too!
I did, it was a great summer, painful-but great.  We had 21 swim/picnic days and I also got my blog up and running again.  Thank you Carly!
So --- today I've treated myself to an amazing house cleaner lady. It's the last thing on my list except for: having my eyebrows waxed, doing my nails and shaving my legs.
I look pretty calm in this picture - but I'm not. I'm a nervous wreck.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


I have just had the most wonderful visit with my very cutest niece named Carly.  She has rescued my pictures and retaught me how to down load and blog.

My most favorite hobby is quilting, so I think I'll share with you some beautiful quilts I saw while visiting a quilt show in Navooh.  I will fill you in on what has been going on.  Please, make yourselves at home and help yourself to a German Chocolate Cupcake.

Last spring we sold our home and we bought a smaller home in a darling community, in the same city.
This community is very close to where my husband work.  It's also close to the grocery store that I shop at, the gym, the doctors and dentists I go too and the fabric store and all my favorite restaurants and shops.
I had a bad knee before we moved and I joined a zumba class and hired a trainer while I was packing up to move and then making the move.  After we were settled I was in a great deal of pain.  I finally went to a surgeon.  I got 3 shots in my knee, one every 3 months.  He said that it was in pretty bad shape.  I decided to have a total knee replacement after the summer so I could swim with my grand kids.  It was so much fun and believe it or not, I strengthened my legs.  I will be having the surgery one week from today.  Life just has to get better then this!
I posted a little about my new, I like to call it, contemporary cottage.  Then I lost my camera and my hubby bought me a new lap top. And I quit walking up and down my stairs to blog.
Well, I decided that I couldn't have that, so, I took the furniture out of the reading room, up stairs and I am bringing my studio, sewing, office, up stairs.  Now that I'm up and running again I will post about this, very charming, warm and loving contemporary cottage of mine.
How was that cupcake?  Mine was great. Today is my hubby's birthday and I forgot to wish him happy birthday before he left for work this morning.  Then he came home for lunch and I forgot again.  So I went to the cupcake place and got some really good cupcakes.  I surprised him at his office.
Well, I hope you'll come again. One of these days I'll show you the quilts I'm making.  I have two started and one that needs to be done before Christmas.  Hugs to every body!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


You will see a small cone with feathers in it. This was made by a wonderful blogging friend.

This altered picture is made up of: A darling vintage girl I found at Graphics Fairy. I just love Karen for all that she makes available. My burlap and chenille I purchased before Christmas. A doily that my mother made, an antique button, cream feathers, shells and a special key. Oh, and special lace and pearls from Canada.

Monday, January 10, 2011


I am joining Graphics Fairy today for Brag Monday using one of her graphics. I love her castle's. This is a Gothic castle I used on the pocket of a cream and black bag, made with a hounds tooth and corduroy material. 4 Antique buttons that I brought back from Montreal Canada are sown on the corners of the pocket. A black silk bow and a jeweled letter "C", for Cindy (he he) are on the upper left corner.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Does it suprise you that I made this bag first? I've been in the bag business for 39 years - everything begins with a bag. I have an interesting calling in my ward. Sister Friendly, I modivate the children to read the "Chirldren's Friend" magazine. This month my story "in the magazine" is about chocolet chip cookies. My bag matches the cookies. (he,he,he).

I have a couple of other ideas next. Check back!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I'm spending a few hours in Studio 58 today. Christmas is all put away - it will be stored in my memory and the memory of all those that shared it with me. My heart is full of the understanding that God lives and he directs us if we listen. I have enjoyed visiting your blogs and seeing your celebrations. Now I am enjoying seeing how you prepare for the new year. If your like me, you have to clean closets and storage places and organize everything.

But today, I'm simply blogging and dreaming of my first project for the new year.

I am inspired by the several yards of burlap that I bought before Christmas. I've never used it, but it's time. There is a very peaceful filling when I gather other natural colors to join it.

White milk glass, laces, ribbon, flowers.


I want to make this year simple and beautiful. I want it to be the best one yet!
I have always been happiest among natural color, however, I love lime green and plum. But mostly I love the colors of nature.

There is something vintage in me always trying to get out. I'm trying.

I hope that all of you will find time during this next year to visit your special place and find inspiration. Magical things are waiting for all of us! May our hands be blessed to create good things.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I have been tucked away in my garage alot this last month. You see, Santa and I had some business to attend too. I am creating a new toy room for my grandchildren. Hey, it's Christmas and Christmas is meant to children. The room is Tan/White, Black/White and Brown/Pink. The window has 3 inch wood blinds and a dark brown sheer hanging from a brown metal rod. They puddle on the floor and I will probebly puff them up a bit. I changed two cubboard doors into pink chalk boards. I also found this vinyl picture of a charm braclet saying "It's a Charmed Life". I haven't heard that saying for a very long time.

We all live such a charmed life. We are so very blessed.

Had to have a coat rack, painted brown. However, coats get taken off at the door, we will probably make aprons to hang on it.

We are honored to be able to use Uncle Dallin's toy box (1980). We will have to give it back to him at some point though.

A peek into the room from the door.

This is the childs hutch I found at a yard sale this summer, (1950's) I love how it painted up. I'm still hanging the doors. The dishes are new.

A new crystel pink drawer pull.

I found this 1930's doll high chair in California this summer. It's perfect for sweet Estelle.

This cradle (1930's) came from the same antique store in California.

I've showed you this table and chairs before, they have a new look, dark brown, with the same table top as my father put on there in the 1950"s.

Wicker is so comforting. I got this at Aunt Elsie's it's probably in the 1980's. It was lavendar, now it's pink.

Everyone should have an inspiration board, don't you think? I finally made a couple.

I wanted one of these for my Hudson (18 months). Found it at Michaels.

Oh, do you have to leave? Be sure and come an play again some day.

The first initial of my 8 grandchildren's names are on the door.