oh~so~elegant gray and white snowflakes ~ and christmas tidings to you!

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oh goodness ~  and happy monday! today, a snowstorm is blowing’ ~ and yes, it’s cold outside~ and i so love being retired… and staying off the streets, content to be at home on a snowy, blowy, wintery, cooooollllish day doing what i love ~ designing, quilting, and enjoying the Christmas season!  but i’m keeping nice and cozy!  to help celebrate the …

a rocky mountain goat dressed in his winter blues ~ special sale and bonus

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hi there everyone ~  i have so enjoyed interpreting a few of my favorite collage animal patterns, into christmas scenes! once again, aspen trees as a background, and… beautiful red cardinals, too, pretty in the branches. fused and cut from the hoffman international fabric i wrote about a few days ago, here. so ~ instead of going with the original …

izaak ~ the bloomin’ bighorn sheep ~ christmas meadows

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hello ~ yup.  izaak is enjoying a the mountain views from his “christmas meadow!”inspired by this lovely gray and white background, is a fabric design, “winterberry” by kate and birdie paper co., for moda fabrics. {i loved creating with this fabric line so much, and i’ve begun cutting my classic round placemats and will soon be listing them with the lots …

christmas collage a’peel ~ and classes!

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hello ~boy have we enjoyed the relief of blessed rain these past few weeks, and it’s also been a great motive to dive into… yes… christmas!  now i’m not anxious to bring on the season, but after seeing a few really charming christmas quilts hanging at the sewing palace in helena, i was inspired to start thinking about it ~and …

crafty goodness ~ christmas snow doodled glass ~

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hi y’all!   here’s a little crafty tutorial that is sooo dang simple to do.  it does require a bit of a steady hand, perhaps… {perhaps not!}  that is to say, no matter what you do ~ this white painty pen and glass doodling tutorial is a fun project, wavy lines… or not! even younger kids {supervised} will love this too, …

A Christmas Ornament with a Sharpie ~

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I have to say it was so fun to be a part of Jennifer’s CREATIVE CHRISTMAS post yesterday.  In addition, today I want to show you all another aspect of this fun project!    This glass ornament ~ a colored one ~ perfect for this technique!  {you may even have some already on the tree ~ “blank” and ready to decorate!} I …

Country Roads & a Cowboy ~

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We had such a wonderful drive home from my Dad’s home, several weekend’s ago.  We chose to go home via a different route than our usual one. It takes longer, but I relish the idea of taking in the vistas that this road offers.  So ~ I’m excited to share a few shots of some of our stops, and wonderful back-road views, beginning with the Graves …