Thursday, December 22, 2011
This is Mike. We recently had a Brown Bag auction at our home and Mike was the winner of this gigantic sock monkey. Interestingly enough Mike tells a story about when he was younger and his mother was sick, he stayed with some people who had a sock monkey but he was never allowed to take it home. Now he has his own sock monkey. Nice story Mike. You look so content.
Posted by joan brierly at Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I have seen slide shows on other people's so I thought I'd try it--we took a day trip to Floyd Virginia which is always beautiful. They have a three-floor fabric shop which is in a huge brick building that was once a school. It was a beautiful day with my good hearted husband, Fred.
Some of the items they have there are extremely less than that other fabric store "Joanxxxxxx's" probably because they buy in bulk. Picked up a few more wire rings to make the pine cone wreaths (for an unbelievable $1.29) I was asked to make a Thanksgiving Wreath for someone and it's my first one. Sorry to bore you with another picture of that but---not that sorry not to post it.
I finally learned that if you want to punch something "more expertly" you should stamp it first and then punch--I was always punching and then stamping--wasted a lot of paper that way. I learn a lot from my Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers!!
Monday, November 14, 2011
Visit The Vintage Moth for use of their vintage art. These would make great card fronts and probably require very little embellishment and from what I understand they are public domain. I love the generosity of public domain! www.thevintagemoth.blogspot.com
Posted by joan brierly at Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Last week our Church had VBS and the theme was Panda mania. Apparently Panda-mania is the VBS favorite this summer. One of the decorating projects was attaching paper flowers to tree limbs. My favorite. I was hoping someone would be inspired to get married in the hallway...it just looked so inviting.
My husband was Mr. Zookeeper. All I had to work with were two small panda iron-ons. Keepsake Fabrics had one panda fabric. No patches. Lots of Monkeys though. I made the patches by cutting squares around the pandas, stitching them and then sewing them on the sleeves.
VBS was a blast, can't seem to get those songs out of my head.
Posted by joan brierly at Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Is it too much to ask for, one's very own greenhouse? Not a Quonset hut but a greenhouse. My Mother's day gift was a trip to Blithe Gardens in Bristol, RI with my son, daughter-in-law and grand baby now I want a greenhouse.
I will settle for a New England bamboo forest, just a small one.
Maybe a crab apple tree?
Of course the most beautiful in the Garden,
Posted by joan brierly at Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I made this card for a friend who did a very special deed for someone who needed a helping hand. This kind woman has her own little flower shop so not to use a flower in it would almost be a crime. Sometimes the simple cards are the most fun to make.
Posted by joan brierly at Thursday, January 13, 2011