Sunday, August 15, 2010

Hanging out......

Not much going on around here...We went for a couple of motorcycle rides up the Ogden Canyon....I played in a waterfall to cool off. I got some lavender and mandavilla plants on clearance at Loews and planted them this morning...Some of their plants just look terrible, but these are really pretty...The lady that had this house for years planted a lot of chives. You don't see them when you dig, but my hands just reek of onions. I am going to have to use a lemon on my hands when I am done. Soap isnt working.
I heard from my daughter in Portland. She wants to come back...Well, duh. I have'nt got to talk to the little kids at all...I sure miss them. Hopefully things will settle into some kind of routine for them.
I made a "bib statement" necklace that is kind of fun...I used frayed fabric to make rosettes and burned organza to make flowers...Then I filled it in with beads handsewn on....Yes, handsewn....I actually enjoyed doing it. It calmed my mind and my heart...I think the result is fun and I think it would be really pretty with a white button down shirt with it worn on the inside....











This is my first one, a little rough, but fun...I didnt have any glue sticks so I used tacky glue and it is a big giant pain....I did use an adhesive remover to get it off the flowers though and it worked. I just think a glue gun would make the whole process easier.
I also have been making quilt blocks. I won't show them now, but I am doing more sewing...Feels kind of good.




Last of all, I went to a photo editing site, photofunia.com and made a little "rocking out to the sixties" clip......yep that is my face on the body....funny huh?
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14 comments:

Pam said...

Love the necklace. The colors are wonderful. I haven't tried one but they look like fun.

Hope your grandkids get settled soon, I know you must miss them so much.

Nancy said...

I use a combo of dish soap and sugar to get onion smell off of my hands...works every time.

Jenny said...

Hugs.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've been wanting to burn some flowers one of these days, but haven't gotten to it. You are amazing. I can't seem to get anything done, and you are making project after project. Awesome necklace.

Connie said...

What a beautiful necklace! I noticed that you live in Sunset. We lived in Roy for 15 years.

Cool rockin' out picture!

Have a great day!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful necklace! Love the colors.

Patty said...

interesting necklace, sounds like you had a pretty good weekend. Hope the grands get settled soon, it's got to be frustrating for you.

Melinda said...

I really like the necklace! Hopefully your daughter will figure out what she really wants. Can't wait to see what your quilt blocks look like.

joanne lendaro said...

Fun necklace, looks just like you! Can't wait to see the blocks, and hope all falls into place with the kiddo's....

Maria said...

Lovely bright necklace.
Kids no matter how old they are we still worry.
HugzMaria

Jo said...

love the necklace ... i have been practicing making those rolled fabric flowers, they are easier with a glue gun, but really burny ... at least my finger tips think so ... you did a wonderful job with them!

Julie Harward said...

That is funny...and I love your necklace..sounds like you are having fun :D

Holly Loves Art said...

Your necklace is beautiful. So fun to make aren't they?! And I love that site for making funny photos. You look great as a hip 60's singer!
Take care,
Holly

Little Messy Missy said...

Love the necklace!!