Sunday, May 27, 2007

This is Myrtle . . . she just needs a few accessories . . . some treasures to hold. She was a fun doll to make - a little bigger than some of my other recent dolls. Myrtle is for the Country Loft workshop on August 3 - I hope some of you will be able to join me.

I thought Waitress was an entertaining movie but Bob gave it a thumbs down . . . hmmm perhaps he was still under the spell of Percocet or maybe it was just too much of a chick flick! The main character is Jenna played by Keri Russell. Jenna's journaling is really funny - especially humorous for those of you who keep journals. If you are a Keri Russell fan and you want some mindless entertainment - my review is Waitress rocks!
xoxx, Renée

Friday, May 25, 2007

This is Mz. Gorgeous, a really cool paper doll made for me by my friend, Olivia Thomas! She is 18" tall . . . and looks very nice on my little cupboard.
Here are Pixie Fairy, made by Lucy Lee, and Linda Dee's Raucous Boy, my other two awesome paper dolls . . . all three of them are jointed so their arms and legs move . . . sounds like some fun play time to me! Just wanted to share some of my artist friend's inspiring work! I named all three of them . . . I hope Linda, Lucy and Olivia will enjoy and approve of their names - LOL! Don't you just love them?
My husband, Bob, had an emergency appendectomy last Thursday night. I just brought him home today . . . it was a whirlwind three days of ER & hospital fun . . . He is up for a movie this afternoon for a first outing - so we are off to see Waitress - a nice way to spend a hot afternoon in Scottsdale, AZ. We were supposed to go on a trail ride (riding Bob's horses) on Monday with some of his horse buddies . . . the first time in hmmmm about 28 years for me to ride a horse . . . surprising at what lengths Bob would go to in order to keep me off one of his horses!

Myrtle, a new doll for the Country Loft in August, will get her photo taken to post this afternoon or tomorrow before she leaves the nest.

xoxx, Renée

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Home again, Home again, Jiggety Jig!

This is how the cargo van looked right before we started to unpack it. We did a pretty good job packing - it was just like a jigsaw puzzle. Cindy and I each bought a dolly - you can see them at the back of the van. They made loading & moving stuff so much easier - I highly recommend one if you are moving stuff around. Thank you for all your nice comments - I tried to take lots of photos but it just didn't happen - the week was a whirlwind! Today is the first day to feel a little less stressed . . . YAHOO!

This is Clara - she is one of the three classes I will be teaching at the Quilter's Station event Primitives of the Midwest in MO next month. She is leaving for MO tomorrow - I was sooooo late getting her done and Rita the owner of Quilter's Station was so understanding . . . that is not the way I normally operate. My new motto is "Be Prepared" perhaps I should join the girl scouts to keep on track . . . probably a little too late in life for that but I love the motto and I am definitely going with it!
xoxx, Renée

Thursday, May 03, 2007

The booth is ready . . . the show opens in the morning!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

On the Road in Utah . . . we stopped at a great antique mall in Springville - lots of fun and a few treasures for our booths.

all my stuff in the booth - ready to set it all up at the Salt Palace

I will post some photos tomorrow with the progress during set up and what it looks like once it is ready for opening day Friday
xoxx, Renée

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Off to SLC for Quilt Market

This is our the empty rented Enterprise Cargo Van . . . ready to load all the stuff!

These are my Utility Aprons to wear during market!

Phew . . . packed and ready to roll -next post will be from the road!
xoxx, Renée