Monday, December 31, 2007
I said I was not going to take any classes but I have to take Nyla Morrison's new class called Fancy That at quiltuniversity.com.. it looks wonderful. Just hope I can do something like this, it out of my norm. lol but love it. I am taking another class but was already committed to it since Nov. so I will be doing one in Jan and one in Feb. I guess one a month isn't going to be that bad..lol Nyla class will be my 121 class with QU. lol I keep on taking them.. They have two new teachers so I more than likely be taking them too, I always take new classes with new teachers if it is not traditional stuff..I think Nyla is not sure. We will working with wedges..how fun.
Yes, I am up but went to bed at 930 after watching my DVD of Jack Sparrow's new movie, it was so good and funny again..I do hope he does another one, it seems like they left it where they can be one..not like Harry Potter..he is done with..maybe..lol
Sunday, December 30, 2007
Here is a view from the back. This from a class by Martine House called Silk Ridicule..you learn ribbon embroidery and of course making the purse as you go along.
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Here is a side view were I think the problem is. as you can see I use a safety pin as the plastics what you might call it for thread to guide it to the front of the machine..The threader broke the very first week I had it..so maybe they can fix it too, if not it will become an embellisher..lol
Another view..He did this all this in a shop so of course my sister did not know about..I love surprises too..lol
Here is a photo of him on the web cam. they received it from his daughter, Tara and sil, Mike, for Christmas..of course I am having problems getting into the web cam, using hot mail.. so yahoo it is for now till I figure out what to do..
Friday, December 28, 2007
These two photos if of a purse I did in a class many years ago and never did put it together..it is from Silk Ridicule..my ribbon embroidery on the bottom.
This is a dragon trace on water solvy..sp I am trying to finished my son's Viewpoint quilt. I have two dragons on top facing each other and they will have flames blowing to the middle and going up into the binding.. I will show progress as I go.
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
This is Jason and Jamie and dog, no name..lol Jamie gave this to me yesterday and was so thrilled to receive it..thank you both.
Kendra with her hamster. just received this in an email.
Katie and Hailey playing with each other. Leah with Gwen. How wonderful, mother and daughter..
The Strohkirch's gang with Leah..lol Terrance, Leah, me Pauline Mike and Terry.
The Lausterer gang, Terrance, Bill, Leah, with Hailey, Jamie with Katie, Mom and Jason..
second row: Christ, Tracy with lil Gwendolyn, me, Mike Terry.
A gathering with Leah, back to us, Gwen, mom and John David.
Another gathering but to watch lil Gwendolyn play with her gift from Aunt Lorraine..lol I bought her one of those musical, with a water scene with fish, and monkey on a branch, that lights up when the buttons are push while she is up and than it plays music so she can sleep. She just love it and played with it.
Me, with Tracey and lil Gwendolyn playing with her new toy..she just loved it..love that cute bow on her head. lol
My dil, Pauline, had picked my name and she bought me this Julio Iglesias Romantic Classics. It is a very soothing listen to music. Not his style that I like but I love anything Julio does. I remember him coming to Hawaii when he did his very first year in 1980 and my girlfriend, Chermain, and I wanted to go to his concert, of course it was on the island of Oahu, by the time we decided to go..tickets where sold out..the next time the same thing happen but Chermain's mother got to see him in person. Well, I got to see him 2 times here at the casino for his show and his a great entertainer..I just love the way he puts his hand over his heart and says his music comes from his heart. I listen to 5 of his CD every day and every night for the last 7 year..we already went through a 5 disk changer last year it lasted 5 years. lol that is how much I play him, lol
My son Terrance surprised me with this gift for my dh and me..I was so surprised as it was to be only one gift, we have never done one gift before. so I only bought one gift for him as I picked his name..lol and of course for my mom..We have loaded it up and downloaded anything and can not wait. I love photos, as that is our history telling for later on in our lives and those that follow us..I am into photos big time.
My mom gave me this but not for Christmas but since I received it from her on Christmas day I will put it up in my blog, it is a beautiful basket and of course it will find its way to my studio..lol more pretty fabric will be displayed in this one.
Monday, December 24, 2007
We took a lot of photos of this afternoon so they will be here in the next 24 hours. Merry Christmas every one.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
This is a close up. some I just added metallic, holographic thread play and some I put some fibers on them..so easy and fast to make. I did most of them from what D'Arcy-Jean Milne from the QA mag, winter issue did. but than I did my own thing with the backs..I do not like any sewing showing whether in the inside or not..so using cotton batting it does stay in place after straight and zig zag stitching the outside. some are the size of her pattern and some a little larger.. I now have a new refrigerator, yes it went out, the 3rd thing in 5 days..so now I have a new stereo and fridge..but now I have a bit of mess in my kitchen to clean up and will wait till I can get around it..if I was having Christmas dinner here, I probably would not have been able to "play" in the last couple of days..lol But it will be held at my youngest son, Terrance's home like Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas to you all, love and hugs, Lorraine
Friday, December 21, 2007
Well, yesterday my double door refrigerator went. It is not getting cold at all. The other day my 5 cd player went and Sat morning the awning fell down..well, hoping this is all that will happened before Christmas..they say it comes in threes..all in less in 5 days. We did buy a new stereo when we did our Christmas shopping on Wednesday night..
The insurance will pay for a construction company to fix the roof area but not to put up our awning, they will give us money for the awning and we have to buy it and put it up..I do not understand this as it was attached to the house, reason for damages..
The refrigerator will have to wait, as I like the ice and water dispenser in the front of the door, glad we a small fridge in the kiln room so that is our back up for now..bad thing is it does have an ice maker so ice has to be made.. I won't..I do not use ice in anything I drink..so if dh wants ice he can make it for himself..this is the dark ages for me..lol We will get one after the holidays.
My new glasses did not come in as the people who makes them took time off for Christmas, 3 weeks..so I will not see them till late next week..so what else can go wrong..if it will, it will.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Her facial photo.
Her back side..wonderful work, Betty. thank you again.
Monday, December 17, 2007
This tree is a tall 3 feet skinny tree for my studio..all that is missing is the charms that I have not got around to putting ribbons on to hang from here..will take another with the charms..lights up really nice too.
This is in my dinning room my antique side board..I usually have it decorated different but humbly, I used what I had to work with..not the norm for me..to me it is plain..I usually also have my large nativity set out but not this year, none of the 5 sets that I own are out..I will have to figure out what to do next year if I have to hire someone..lol
This is the top of my entertainment center in the living room, this is usually where my snow baby scene with a snow village and lots of trees on and very pretty. it is nice and it will do..
Oh, you have to met Ducky Wa-ckky..this is his name, he usually greets everyone on my answering service but everyone hates him..so I receive very little calls or was left message last year..I have done this since 1993 when I bought him..the ups man told me what he delivered, he kept on hearing something on the back of the truck and did not know what it was..so when he brought it to the door and handed it to me, it quack!! and we had a good laugh..He quacks Christmas songs..kids love him..guess what I going to put on my message again..what the heck, lol I love him too..lol quack quack..lol
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Snow still falling and this is another wonderful photo of the snow..you did great Donny!!
This would make a great fabric post card..lol
This is my brother, youngest of 5..Donald Lausterer..hey bro, we are getting older are we not!! love the beard and mustache..looking good!!!
This is his wife, Kathy..thanks for sending photos..I did elf you all ..these are Kendra's parents from 3 or 4 pages ago..
This must be their dog..wow that is a lot of snow..we would be snow bound and everything for sure would be closed down with one inch of snow here in Memphis..This I guess would be considered a blizzard..right?