Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

crazy days off!

Monday Andy and I drove to lake Malone in Kentucky to see my old friend from HS, Jennifer.

It was a superb day on the lake, with lots of adorable babies and catching up.

Next Monday is not only Freddy's b-day but also my bff Kristie's. She has taken to knitting with the most clinical enthusiasm and so I have created for her an organizational system for her ever growing needle collection.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

16 years ago....

We made a fantastic decision!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

day off!

A test of the skull cherry design and the atomic napkins my BFF Betty is taking to comicon for the cast of Big Bang Theory to autograph for us a la Lenard Nemoy.

The back of the new chair covering is complete. Zach promised to do the removal of the old uppolstery for me, so perhaps this weekend I can put it together.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


We spent the day doing all things bowling.

Rachel and I schooled the youngsters. Then William and I hit the thrifts and purchased him a new old bowling bag. With a little scrubbing and artistic embellishment he's ready to get his game on.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


The bathroom is finally finished. Just in time considering how busy we are about to be.

We hit the thrifts and yard sales yesterday in our non bathroom completion time. It would seem yesterday was all about light. $2 for the fantastic once hung in a church chandelier. I put a lamp inside it. It make the warmest glow. $6 for the pair of wood and ceramic lovelies for the living room. I'm still unsure about the shade, but we'll see what else shows itself.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

the new bathroom

Last Friday we gutted the bathroom. We are now entering our second week and the end is in sight.

The chaos was all encompassing, with the den as staging area and the living room as the closet refugee camp.

Divi did his part as quality control.

Then the geometric retard cut and installed the trim.

Tonight we install the sink and the rest of the plumbing. We are so close.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Andy has now graduated High school with the cherry on top of her oppressed experience being that she was not allowed to walk with her class due to her hair color. This is actually a shot of the wig she wore to cover the offensive hair that was then deemed an unnatural color also. She has already moved on to college where pink hair is admired.

Now that Zach is out of class for a few weeks I have time off during the week. I have chosen to use my time to try out some things I have found interesting lately. Double Drunkards path and the addition of ric rac in the binding. The pieces are not very even because I was making up the pattern and chose to use my "test" blocks in the final piece. The resulting blocks all have the same size band. I'm thinking of doing this on a larger scale.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


Andy's senior prom was last night.
She rocked the fishtail dress and the beehive.
She was lovely!

Monday, April 27, 2009


After a busy weekend of art openings, high school musicals, antique shows, Yart, and local band CD release parties we were all so ready for Sunday. The weather was so summer like that we busted out the Kool Aide. I finished fitting Andy's prom dress (more on that next week) and Zach fired up the grill.

We ate a wonderful meal with the Ellis'. After dinner Zach started teaching Margo about his favorite childhood hobby, taking things appart.
They were actaully tightening a loose screw. Margo's dexterity with a screw driver is rather amazing.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


We really enjoyed Easter at Geoff and Rachel's. The kids all played and had so much fun. The grown ups ate, relaxed and hung out.
All in all it was a lovely week end. We are all looking forward to many more of these.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

for the boys

This is Zach's new bike stereo set up.
Stick shift Timmy's got nothing on my guy!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

machine hand work

One of my favorite blogs is a dress a day. The author is a witty wordsmith and she writes about sewing. That is a lovely combo in my book. They have designed t shirts for the site and rather than silk screen the image I have chosen to stay within my element and create a machine embroidery for it. I'm not sure what to put it on (perhaps a fabric pattern envelope), but it was good practice to hone my new digitizing skills.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

AbyssCo. art/birthday party

Last night I opened a solo show at Fangirl's AbyssCo. in Evansville. This kick ass store is owned by my best friend and second biggest fan, Kristie (Zach being the biggest, of course). We combined it with my birthday party since I will be 39 on monday. The response was overwhelming and heartwarming.We had a blast and got to see lots of folks we haven't seen in forever. Rachel C. and her gang drove down from Bloomington a day early just for the occasion, and the Bousemans and the Zetas made delicious cakes. The kids ran and laughed to their hearts content. It was great.

My new piece was recived with all the interest and hilarity I could wish for.