Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mom's Surprise Birthday Party October 16, 2010

I did it again, but it has been awhile since I have put so many photos in here, they are in the wrong order but it was a wonderful party my mother will never forget.
This photo is Mike, Leah, Chris, Terrance and Jason.
This with Grandma in the middle with her 3 great granddaughters in front of her. I called this photo the "The Future Generations" what a gorgeous photo of them all.
The rest is about the party done through my printmaster so I would not pages and pages here to view them all.. Please click on them to see a larger version.. I hope you all enjoy them. I do some photos missing as my camera was acting up and a lot of black photos..first time for me, camera is old about 6-7 years old, time for a new one..



















































Friday, September 24, 2010

Mr and Mrs Terrance W Strohkirch Jr

They were married in Las Vegas on September 4, 2010.
This is all I have for now and found it on fb.. till later, hugs, Lorraine

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Welcome to the World, Jensen Lausterer

This is a closeup of Jensen in Mom's lap..great grandmother to Jensen on the Lausterer side..lol
Great Grandma Will holding Jensen Sept 15 2010 He was born yesterday after 5pm..not sure of the exact time..He weight in at 6 lb 14 oz..His hair is like his daddy, always sticking up in the air..but a very good looking man he is..my nephew Jason..Jensen is a true Lausterer here but as they get older their looks will change...oh sisters, I check he has the Lausterer ear lobes..lol

Jason, Jenna and Jensen Lausterer..Welcome you beautiful baby, love and lots of kisses, (great) Aunt Lorraine boy does that make feel really old..lol

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Twiste Ribbons class

I had forgottent to add the 4th fabric..I had misplaced my lesson when picking out fabric and when I found them it said four fabrics..this is for me to play with making a sample for my quilt bedspread..there are yummy..if worst comes to worst, I can always dye my fabric..the green is all I had and it is one of my dyed fabric.. the second one would a be a challenge as it a batik and I have and love to do batik dyeing but not sure on this one..lol Now I will send to my teacher..hugs and have a good day..
I had my 3rd injection yesterday and it always gives me the flu symtoms..so I took some benedryl last night and this morning and seems to working and not making every bone in my body ache..so now I will lay down and than practice ont his later..Lorraine

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Michelle and kids when visiting me in July 2010

LOL Nathan and his smile for us..He starts or have already started kindergarden..I hope you love it Nathan..love Aunt Lorraine
Michelle and Abby..took Abby a long time to even give me a big hard hug but she did before she left..beautiful little girl..can't wait to see you all again..love Aunt Lorraine

Now this is picture perfect, lovely photo, thank you Michelle and kids..Nathan and Josh the bear, Michelle and Abby Stonebarger..July 2010..love you all, Aunt Lorraine


Twisted Ribboin scraps I will pratice with

These are the 3 fabrics I chose to practice with for lesson 1 A..it is suppose to be a long cabin so I hope I can do this..haven't done one yet..I probably will regret using these colors as I love them and won't, not even close, to have enough of these fabrics to make this bedspread..lol but might be able to make maybe a small art quilt and do something on afterwards..what do you think of the colors..thank goodness the bedroom is not painted yet..have a great day, hugs, Lorraine

Monday, August 9, 2010

Twisted Ribbons with Ruth Blanchet

This is the class I am taking right now with Ruth Blanchet..her website icon is on the lower left on this page..check out the classes she is offering.
I am having a hard time finding my fabrics for this as I am going to try and make my second queen size quilt for our master bedroom. We are painting the room a lavender color..to the the truth these colors are perfect for them but do not want to copy Ruth's color theme... The last queen size quilt I made in 2003 for my late Fr. Rick and my very first quilt to beat..lol it was hard and it took me like 7 months to make..it is a memory quilt, when I find a photo of it I will put it up.
I am also involved in acrylic painting and have quite a few canvases to gesso before I can start and will put photos up later on..just an update. have a great day every one and hugs, Lorraine

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

I am back I hope sorry for not posting here in long time

Hi everyone,
So sorry for not posting in a long time but nothing new or creative is happening and hoping that this will change with the jell injections I am getting in my knees.
I was emailed that I was missed a QU student lounge as I used to go there and chat with the girls a lot too..so I will try and keep things at least updated
Both of my son's were out of work..but youngest is starting a new job on august 30th..thank you God..My oldest is moving to Mississippi and going to be living (not sleeping) with a woman and her 2 daughters to help each other out..It is below Archer Bulters Lake and it is a farm house in the boonies..but has a wonderful lake..I am excited to see this place as it sounds like a place I would love to live away from the world that I am in now..lol There is suppose be a place opening up and hiring people so he is hoping he can get a job down there.keeping fingers cross for him and he will be missed in my household knowing he can't just visit me..but that is life.
That picture of the dog in the last posting is not my dog..we woke up one morning and the neighbors took all 3 dogs with them..so it had to belong to one of them..but they sure did not feed them..he was cutie pie but a bad dogie for tearing up my screen in gazebo..lol.
Well this will be it till next time..hugs to all and please keep cool..hugs, Lorraine

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My poor gazebo..the snow got it and snowy photos

It was about 630 when these were taken so they are kinda dark but did the best I could..Here is my dh, Terry, scraping off snow on his poor sick truck..lol
My neighbor's trees, not looking forward to those gumballs when they start falling it seems we get more than they do...not fair..lol but pretty

Snowy yard..


I took another one of my gazebo at a 8 am so it was light outside..it has collapsed from the weight of the snow and ice..now all dh had to was take it off after work but he not that type of guy, now he has to buy me another one and if don't I will and it will be larger this one...for sure I will..He said if metal bars aren't bent too much he might be able to fix it..but he doesn't get the snow of it tonight it just might collapsed..I would do it but I can't even reach it and of course I don't want to end in bed the rest of the year either..lol
A bit of chat here:
Was so excited I got to watch Pierce Brosnan on the late late night show with host Craig Ferguson..he still looks as handsome as he did with Remington Steele and with the touch of gray..like fine wine..ages very well, I use to say that about Cary Grant ooooooh.lol ok enough
I am doing so well without the pain but it takes so long for me to do anything as I haven't done any of this but in spurts over the last few years..yes my dh did not dust we did dust before my sister came up and it was ridiculous too..he vacuums when he pleases and I am always using my feet to clean the floor in the kitchen and bathroom as could not bend because of the pain..but I am happy that I can do this slowly..I can stand and cook for about a half hour and have to sit..my calves gives in on me, not enough exercises but I am working on them.so I am happy to have my life back.but still haven't sewn a stitch or anything in the creative world that I love..
I still play a few games on fb..but don't know how long, Fb has a new page and it is just horrible to work and a person put something up and I think she is right..with fb acting up and not getting around very well, it is a message to get of the computer and do some sewing but I will be dyeing or painting, as Marjie has discovered a way to paint with our dyes...smart lady she it and a lot of fun..but going at slowly as the studio 2 is very very cold and that itty bitty heater is not keeping me warm..I put on sweats but I think I am allergic to them because when I take them off I have a rash all over my body, very tiny, it doesn't itch but makes one wonder.. I do not normally wear sweats at all..
Anything else going with you all..oh we are celebrating 37 years of marriage on Valentine's day, i have for the last 2 years been saying 38...lol must mean something too long with one person..when I was younger and did not know any better I always told my friends that I was going to get married every 5 years to a different man..by now I would have broken Liz Taylor's record.lol something to ponder though.lol
FB people just ignore this as this is for my friends and family who do not have fb..or a blog and like to keep in touch with me..I will one day revamp this blog...it needs something different..lol lots of hugs and have a great evening and week..Lorraine
Click on the photos and it will be bit larger..Thank you for visitng my blog, sorry I am not here enough and I do miss it..


Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow and Ice storm..Jan 29 2010

Right now it is sleeting and has been for about 35 minutes..the snow is already crunchy, as Suzie had to go out and decided to take a couple of photos..memories, lol..anyway, underneath is snow than some sleet and snow and now sleet again..Already saw two cars doing their sliding and slipping in front of my house...I am pretty sure they getting off work early trying to beat it before it gets really bad..so far the trees are not all iced up..that is what happen in 2003 in Feb..awful..so hoping this is not a repeat..
Wanted to show my gazebo...dh did not take the screen down and you can see ice on it...probably ruin for sure..I know one thing Suzie did her business and came a running in..lol usually she likes to prance around like a queen..lol
All have a safe day and stay warm, hugs Lorraine
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

How long will it take me to get these two rooms done?

This is where the computer area is in Studio one..which is my sewing and computer..printing and scanning stuff for my art before being laid up.. The second photo below is my sewing areas..
The far let is my new Janome, I bought about a year and half ago and still has not been used..I know but was laid up and I did try a couple of times...but being my right knee it just did not work out..on the same desk to extreme left is all the classes I have taken stacked up and that needs to be put in spiral binders, about a foot tall..but have to have help as I do not want to bring on my bursitis back..you know the machine you have to push down to make the holds..and make it into binders..why I wait for such a huge pile every time I do not know, I keep telling myself to do it after each class..anyway..one the back wall is my designing wall with about 7 quilts to be finished..and when I looked at the first is my son's from 5 years ago..I do believe before getting into anything else I will work on that one and the one below...my zodiac class with Ruth Blanchet at QU..I love that one..and on the little table is my Husky Star Embellisher, brought it in here about 2 months ago when son did not know what to do with his HUGE TV..so it went in Studio two on my cutting table...now that it is gone it will go back in there as all the stuff I used for this machine is in Studio two..

This is Studio two, I call it my wet and dry one because I let my dyed fabric dry in here and do gluing, painting, heat gun and such in there..as you see my Embellisher can come back in here..Also you will notice when dh did not know where to put stuff it ended up in here because I am not using it...trim, the last one for this room..


My dh also has stored wood under my table that I keep my quilts that are ready to be quilted, they were covered but I went in here the other day to see what I had to do..putting them away for another day...ufo..lol..boxes and such but not too bad..so this is my plan for the week...If I wanted to push it I could get it done in a few days, but l will pay good attention to my Dr and take it easy..it will be there for the next day..lol So this is my agenda for next week..not tomorrow as we going running around but not for 10 hours either..
Chat:
Got out of the hot tub about a half hour ago and believe it or not, I fell asleep in there and dh came out with my hot tea..ain't' he doll, I had a bottle of water with me..but he did not know this..I would not have drowned because of the way I had myself positioned..was in there for about 40 minutes and now I am rearing to go...but will check out some games first, crops always needs to be tended too...lol I quilt most of the games but the ones that I have done pack on how to do it and not take so much time either...except when I decide to redo it than that could take hours..not today..lol
I have search the Internet for my Egyptian art that I want to do..and found some awesome information and readings on it..also different ideas of what i really want to do..some wonder art...so I probably will change my mind about what I have chosen..we will see..I have done a King tut and Nefertiti in gold leafing, ceramics..and when in Canada bought a medal art of both of them together, a hefty 285 for it but it was worth it.so this will be so right above my shelves with both of them..When you walk into my home you can not miss them..right in front of you..lol
I will let every one know that I am doing so well on Celebrex right now I just can not believe it..I have no pain except for the exercises that I do and you all know that is a good kinda pain..goes away with more..I did my figure 8 hula with knees bent for about 2 minutes and it felt great..so hopefully I will doing my 30 minutes exercises in a few months for more..I am not going to push it to hard..I have time now..Thank you for all your support through my ordeal and I could not have asked for better friends that I meet online and my faithful followers here on my blog..I hope all your dreams and wishes come true for this new year..lots of hugs, Lorraine



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I'm Back on track again-new books and new art to make

This is the art I am going to do, I want to do it on fabric and I know I can but it is going to take a lot of designing to get it larger to see what I am doing. Bought a program to help but dh has not load it yet nor my ipod..waaaa..click it and it will be larger and the title will be on it..
I bought these four books, the one you can not see is by Stephen King called Duma Key, had to buy it when I read what it was about..I have never bought a book from him before..and the price was just right..lol and it is so thick..
The other 3 are art books, the top one Egyptian Art, Impression, can never get enough of this style of art as I love impression art..and the other one Renaissance Art..I am still reading the Egyptian art, well I read it but keep on going back to it..and also reading and have about an half hour one the newest book from Jennifer Chiavernini called A Quilter's Holiday..what will I read next..I have bought over a dozen books in the last 6 months...read all but 6 so...guess on my mood what I feel like..I have bios of two people, mystery and so on.
Chat: of course there is always a chat section on my blog lol
Facebook:
Quilt University has finally move into that direction and knew one day they would..glad to see them there.
My games I am cutting out a few of them and keeping some of them as I do love a few of them.
Made a lot of new friends online and the games kept me from going insane..so I will never down games on fb ever..it is addicting but I now have and hope to have my life back for good..as long as I can take Celebrex I will be fine..
Christmas was not the same this year as my spirits was really low and sorry I brought that upon my family but we did have a great meal at my son's place..New Year as usual we stay home..we don't go out and venture into the world of a bunch of people who drink tooo much and think they still can drive..safe at home..
So onto the New Year and it looks good and promising for us..but we will probably have some ups and downs..especially with dh work..they now have me sending in paper work or my dh gets a point against him and after 12 he will get fired..no sick leave here, we used up 3 weeks of vacation last year for Dr's apt for me and him and took days off without pay too...even with a Dr excuse..I had canceled a lot of apt..so when the paper comes in I will be able to make the apts again..it is good for a whole year, oh boy, yippee for us!!! Anyway..I know I won't be seeing that many as last year I had so many test done, it was horrible..won't do them again..either.
I will be adding my progress with my art..I also will start my acrylic are class I have been taking..I have not done one yet and they are the 7th block..but at least I get to pick the one I want to do now...lol..So hoping me back blogging will bring my friends back to my blog..lots of hugs and may the New Year bring to you what your heart's desire..Lorraine

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Quilts Mom made for two of her great grandsons

This one is about trucks..I do not remember the name..This is for Parker..my youngest sister's grandson. They look better in person.
This a scrappy one with all of our scraps..and it looks awesome in person..I love quilts done this way..This one is made for my brother, Bob, grandson Daniel.. They are on their way today..so hopefully you will get this week.
I haven't been on this blog since Nov 20th..less hope it is not going to be this way this year..I will try to post something every week..I promise..
Chat:Fb people don't have to read it unless you want to..to my friends and family here on my blog.
I was put on Celebrex and it did work but had I think some side effect but was also taking potassium pills..any way went off both..I had the itch on my back..I went back on the potassium pill yesterday and the itch on my back was back within 3 hours..drank a lot of water trying to flush it out of my system..no more itch last night..so now it was the potassium pill that did that..
Today I went back on Celebrex..to see if the other side effects comes back..I see the dr on the 8th and we can see how I do...but if I wake tomorrow with the other systoms, I will not take another one.. I took dh meds that I use to be on for over 9 months..and it has helped me for the last 4 days and woke up feeling really good..but after awhile being on my feet the pain came back but not as bad..I will and say will positively, get this resolved this year for sure..I am not going back and forth to other Dr's..I will get one of them to help me..period..I say this in a very stern voice..lol You see I will get my life back one way or another this year..enough of all these Dr's and no one can help..a bunch of bs..if you ask me..
I hope all of my friends and family that are not of face had a wonderful Christmas and hope the new year brings all new hopes and dreams to come true for you all...remember we make our lives so do as you have wanted to do for a long time and enjoy it as life is too damn short not too..
I still haven't done any sewing and still can not sit and reach and pull fabrics so till this is resolved I will be able too but realized that I can a paint on my table with my table easel so will start to do something like this..I bought a kit on Fairies to learn how to water color..for the up teen time..I will this time..than I plan on painting all the classes I am behind in my class that will last for a year..I am already 7 behind..but am a fast learner and will catch up in a month or so...so I will some thing to look forward too...All of sudden a few weeks ago I wanted to get back into my ceramic and pottery and also realized I can not pour any molds or do slab work..lol but at least I am think of it as I still have many bisque waiting to be painted..so not all bad at all..it will put my mind at ease knowing I can still be creative but not in the fabric way..there is a class I will take at QU and that is with Marjie McWilliams new class that turns our dyes into paint..wow gotta learn this for sure...pretty sure I can do this class..I now have to find out wen it is and sign in and pay for it..It would be nice if I can use it my painting and just on fabrics but soon I will know this..or I will experiment as I like doing this a lot...
So what have all you wonderful friends been up too..so sorry I did not think much of writing in here to at least say Hi..forgive me for that..
I am still plugging along and playing fun game on FB..and oh I knew one day QU would be there and they are so go and look them up and become a fan if you are on FB..
I want to explain Fb a little here so that maybe a friend or two would join me there..if you were to join and became my friend, only you and I could read what each other say.If other friends join in on your page, they will be the only ones to read what you put and same for me..not the whole fb book people..so hope this clears up that you and I can become friends to each other and not worry about any one seeing what we write...on the other hand, under our profile there it a send a message to me or whoever and it is between you and me personally..I have miss all of you..
Not much else going on around here but the same old thing..and getting older..that is it..lol lots of love, hugs and A Very Happy New Year to all of you, Lorraine

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