Friday, April 29, 2011

A 45 Minute Errand Turned Into Three Hours of Fun

Well I was going to make a quick trip to Joann's to pick up some Collage Pauge for a big project I am working on and then stop at Starbucks but that all changed when I ran into some friends at Joann's.     I was so surprised when I saw her  as I had not seen her in a long time and we just chatted and chatted.   Would you believe they were out shopping not only at Joann's but thrift stores.  Oh My Gosh not another one like me.    She told me about a thrift store that was opened today so I decided to run there instead of getting a Starbucks.....oh my.......even surprised me because I had been thinking about that White Chocolate Mocha all morning.     I found a few things and while I was checking out, guess who came in the friends.   When they saw what I found, they both looked at each other and said, "boy did we make a mistake in telling her about this place".      We had a great lunch together and boy was the food good.   I had Green Corn Tamale Pie........yum is all I can say.  

Here is a picture of what I of those little blue cabinets with drawers filled with all kinds of stuff like large resistors, neat parts, little fuse bulbs, electrical components, etc which will work great in steampunk art or jewelry; a very old cigar box and two very old card of them being a very old Old Maid card set which was way too cool.

Oh well, so much for working on that big project but it was so great seeing Eliza and her friend.        The project will have to wait until tomorrow because I am so tired right now after being up half the night watching the Royal Wedding.   

Hope you all have a great Weekend.

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Here's wishing all of my friends and family the Best and Blessed Easter ever.

We will be going to our friends today to celebrate this wonderful day.   We will be eating outside until it gets too hot and then inside where the air conditioner will be running to cool all of us off.   Yes, it is indeed HOT here in the desert now.   Will post pictures when I get home this evening.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Aren't These Cute Old Metal Toys.......Love Them

As much as I tell myself, I don't need anymore stuff, a person just can't pass up these old metal toys.   I already have some of the cars but was surprised to see the little airplanes.   Now, how cute are those.   These are the real deal, small, and pretty old.   Also, in the mix were some old small skeleton keys which I love.     I found a bunch of old Tootsie metal cars awhile back which I put in some cigar boxes I recently found.      They used to give away the cigar boxes but not much anymore where I live so whevever I see them, I pick them up.   In the last box, there are three cars sitting on car trailers........way too cute.


Hope you have a great day........I guess I had better get back to doing what I am supposed to be doing instead of fooling around on this computer.  

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Day Out In The Fresh Air

It was a great day to be out in the desert's fresh air with classic car friends, good food and a nice fire.    We had a cool front come in yesterday where it rained and cooled everything down which was really nice for us desert people who have been experiencing abnormally hot temps in the high 90's the past week or so.

And of course you can't have  classic car people gather without the cars.  

I was going to show you a picture of all the food but the picture taker (guess who it was) had a problem with the camera so we will just imagine how good it looked until it was devoured by the hungry attendees.

And a good time was had by all.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Layered, Tattered and Stitched

When I was out yesterday doing errands and all that happy must do stuff, I stopped at Joann's and found this wonderful book by Ruth Rae, Layered, Tattered and Stitched.   Since I have been doing more sewing in my mixed media work lately, I was fascinated by all the projects in this book.   There are 18 artistic projects ranging from unusual greeting cards and gift wrap to art dolls, banners and apparel and some really neat patterns for some of these items..   So refreshing to see some different projects that combine all kinds of mediums and materials.   I woke up early this morning so have been going through this wonderful book and the more I look at it, the more I like it.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

Oh My Gosh.........What A Transformation

Oh My doesn't look like the same blog does it.   And if you think I had anything to do with this beautiful design, you need to go have another drink.   Doing something like this is so out of my league.   I have Karen of Karen Valentine Design to thank for my beautifully designed blog.   She was so easy to work with and after my telling her what I wanted, she just took it from there and in no time, she had it done.  

Wow, is all I can say Karen.   Thanks so much for making it just what I wanted it to be.   

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Who Knew......Everyone Probably

Well, every day is a new more ways than one.  LOL   Who knew that I do not have to print out those coupons anymore........thanks to the Smart Phone.   Probably everyone knew but me.   I am a little behind in all this technology stuff.   How many millions of years have I been printing and clipping those coupons.......too many to count.   Where in the world have I been?   Certainly not up with the latest trends.   And, of course, I got the same story at all three stores.......Michaels, Joann's and Aaron's.  

I didn't do a lot of shopping but I like going to those stores ever once in awhle to see what's new and I usually always run into friends........that is the best part of it all.   And today was no exception either.   I picked up a few things but really don't need a lot at this point.    I did find this great book by Lynne Perrella, Art Making, Collections and Obsessions.   Now does that fit me or what!   I started scanning it and couldn't put it down.   I don't know how I missed this book as it was printed three years ago because I have all of her other books.     Well, of course I had one of the printed out coupons so off we went.  What I found so interesting in it was that I have taken classes with a lot of the Artists who are featured in this book and knowing them a little puts a personal touch on reading about their collections/obsessions.   I can't wait to sit down and really read this book and see what I am missing out on as far as collecting neat stuff.

Since I was looking for a particular magazine, I decided to stop by Barnes and Noble.   Well, they didn't have the magazine but this called my name.........a White Chocolate Mocha with a Pizza Pretzel so I sat outside in the shade and caught up on some emails, net surfing, etc.   Yum is all I can say.   That gave me strength so I could go to the grocery store to get stuff for dinner tonight.   And what a way to ruin a perfectly nice day too..........I really don't enjoy cooking anymore and everything it entails.

So a big pot of stew is cooking, just need to put garlic bread in the oven and Blueberry pie is waiting thanks to Fry's.   You know I am not going to be doing a pie from scratch these days.   Been there, none that and don't want to do it anymore.   Thank You Very Much.

Hope everyone has had a great weekend and enjoying your evening right now.   I finally had to put the air conditioning on as it has been so HOT lately here in the desert.

Grooving to the Oldies

First of all, I can't believe it has been two weeks since I posted.   A lot of things are going on around here and just not enough time to do it all.

Well, the first evening show of the season started last night at our local Five and Diner.   I had every intention of taking more pictures but just got too busy. 

It has really been hot here lately, way too early for us even........would you believe it has been 96 degrees the last couple of days but when the sun goes down, it makes for a perfect evening.   And that is what it was last night.........classic cars, friends, some folding chairs, lots of water and good food.

In the picture below is a 1960 Chevrolet Impala hardtop and belongs to a really good friend of ours.   Next to him is a red 1960 Chevrolet Impala convertible which belongs to another friend and is a gorgeous car too.

The car below is a 1965 Mercury Comet Cyclone, four speed with white interior.   This is what we went to the show in.   This was bought in 1965 with only 12 miles on it and has been in his possession since is his "baby".

Just way too much fun and it will be this way now for several months every other week grooving to the Oldies.