Saturday, May 29, 2010


Eddie has been on a flower planting frenzy. I wanted to share some of the pictures that I took this afternoon. I have some more, but for some reason Blogger wouldn't load up the last few. So, here are some of them. I'll try to post some more tomorrow.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Audrey Hepburn

I've been thinking about Audrey Hepburn today. I love her movies and recently watched Roman Holiday and Breakfast at Tiffany's on Turner Classic Movies. I have Breakfast at Tiffany's in my collection, but it was on and I just watched it anyway. I can never watch these movies too many times. I never get tired of them.

I went to Youtube and found this series of interviews with her son, Sean Hepburn Ferrer. He has also written a book that I would love to read titled Audrey Hepburn, an Elegant Spirit. Here are the links to the Youtube interviews:

Thursday, May 20, 2010


I wanted to share some pictures of what I've been working on lately. I've been making pillowcases. These are so easy and so much fun. What got me started was the American Patchwork and Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge. This web site has all the information and some patterns too. What I didn't like was the fact that the pillowcases have raw edges on the inside, so I found a Youtube video of how to make one with nice, finished edges on the inside.

For more detailed written instructions for how to do this, go to Robin Gallagher's website.

The only thing I did differently was to sew a decorative stitch along the edges of the small trim. I think that little extra touch adds a certain elegance to the pillowcase. I wanted to make some pillowcases to give to two of my nieces for Christmas. The first one is a cute flower and butterfly print.

The next one is a cute Tinkerbell print.

And the last two are from some fabric I found in the discount fabric bin at my Hobby Lobby. I'm thinking that I might keep these two for myself.

I also bought some pretty cowgirl and cowboy fabric. Those are going to be really cute too. Then I bought some more floral fabric to make some more. I'll post more pictures when I finish those. I think I'm hooked. For now, anyway, until my next obsession.

Monday, May 03, 2010

Spring Beauties

I wanted to share some pictures of the spring beauties that are blooming in my yard. I used the free tool Picnik to soften the edges of this pretty pink iris.

My peonies are also getting ready to bloom.

And, oh joy! My hydrangeas look like they are getting ready to bloom this year for the first time in about 2 years! This year I fertilized my plant and put lime around the bottom hoping to get a pink flower. It'll be interesting to see what color they are.

Oh my, I want a white hydrangea so badly. They are so pretty. We used to call them snowball bushes when I was growing up.