Dick and I have made some big changes for the year to come!! We are downsizing to free us up to do the things we have always wanted to do ..... that is.... free to travel, spend more time together, follow His lead for new adventures, no more retail store after 27 years, more time with kids, but still MORE ART and probably some sewing classes for girls ..... that is a dream right now ..... but the ART won't stop, it will be here on the blog as soon as we finish remodeling our NEW/OLD smaller home about 20 miles away. SO STAY TUNED ... we'll be having a big sale and beautiful house and property SALE in the SUMMER!! MORE FREEDOM ON IT'S WAY!!! WooHoo!!! And THANKS for all your support the last twenty seven years in my shop!!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012


Our newest ballerina....

Our seasoned beautiful ballerina...

Our artist painting a cement pot at Mimi's

Grand daughter's (6yrs) SPECIAL art for a new room at their house!!!

Learning how to pin layers together before sewing....

These old quilt squares were from Miss Annie's garage sale and they became pillows for grand daughter's bed....after pinning she sat on my lap and machine sewed the quilted lines....can't find the finished pictures and also a picture of her adorable little suitcase we decoupaged!!

Other Mother's were busy at my house this summer too!!

Where did time go?! He used to fit in this pool a few years back at age two!!!  They all did!!!

Vacation Bible School.....she said it was tooo fun and this year Grand Dad even got involved...I wonder why?....ha....airplanes??? maybe???

I gave her her first hoop and started embroidery....she had her own design in mind!!!

An old bird house got re painted by grand daughter number two....and home it went with her!!

Probably our last 4th at this big ole house....it was a really nice day and they couldn't wait for the parade and all that candy and necklaces!!!

"We are ready!!!

SILLYness.....AND FUN!!



Grand Dad, daughter and mini daughter!!

Swim lessons....now that the ear tubes are gone!!!!

Our local boys carrying the banner and flag....sweet!

ABE!!?....we've gone greyhaired!!!

Grandson....bright eyed and bushy tailed!!!  Handsome! He is our baseball player!!!

My forever zinnias....

more zinnias from the garden...

Top garden fence railing almost installed on the loft....all pipe railing is done and the fence will be put on the outside.....you like it?

ART STUDIO....YAY...almost done!!! This WAS a two car garage.....Dick is ok with it too! Our carpenter Danny designed the railing and is finishing the details in the Studio...we love it!!

She wants American Girl doll "Kaya" for Christmas, who looks just like her!!! So she painted this blanket for the doll.  The pillow is his dog...Luke...

How did that mule get those britches on?!?!...and those socks!!!

ZigZag stitching around pillow...

OK...., these were gleaned from PB pillows and we only borrowed the design for the kids room and they did almost all the work!

We used black magic marker and acrylic paints!...on muslin....he really looks like Luke!!

Is he not the cutest dog?!  You can get yours, a little different, at Pottery Barn Kids....we made ours....took one hour and $3.00!

Our precious and loved grandkids from out of town.....

The cat we borrowed too from PB....but we painted ours to match Sunny (Sonshine) the cat!!!

Thanks for looking....have a happy day!!! More projects to come when my Studio is complete!!!
I KNOW....it's been too long....but we HAVE been busy .... and havin some fun!!! Maybe when school starts I can get back to "OTHER" things.....ha. My "Title" WAS going to be "He's Moving, but I'm Not" ....which would refer to a wonderful story of me putting off something God had in mind......and HE MOVED ON IT....., when I wasn't,.....and I had to change my tune!!!  GOD IS SO GOOD! I will share about it closer to September.....all you girls keep an eye out!!! It will have to do with SHOES!!!!  NOW back to Summer around here..... I am just going to POST a bunch of Summer Fun and projects at CAMP MIMI'S....I am missing a few projects like the redo of a cute suitcase from Miss Annie's garage sale for Peyton.....but here is all the rest!!! Miss you all and BOY DO I MISS MY ART AND STUDIO!!! Still in storage and the Studio in La Grange is coming along.....it will get "WIRED" one of these days!! ENJOY....and many Sweet BLESSINGS to you all!!!