Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Quilt Idea

I saw a quilt online a day or two ago; and liked it; so I tried to draft it out. Changed the colors and I think I like how it turned out.


Been expressing myself creativity a lot lately. Besides drawing which I am doing a lot more often; the last couple days, I have been painting cardstock for future art projects.
These are all done randomly and freehand with a brush.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My Drawing "Jubilation"

This is one of my first drawings. I call it "Jubilation" because I was overjoyed to allow myself the freedom to draw. I always felt like I did not have any talent, so I didn't try. This took me a long time, partially because of how detailed it is; but probably more so that I would seriously overthink it before putting pencil to paper.

The sketchpad is slightly larger than the scanning area of my printer-scanner-copier; so it is a little fuzzy.

I feel that allow yourself to express yourself creatively in one area can open up your creativity in other areas.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Rearranging and Organizing

For a while now my two youngest kids (the only two left home) have been trying to convince me to give up my craft studio / office; so that they each can have their own bedrooms.
Well yesterday we did it. They had assured me that that would do everything and I wouldn't have to "lift a finger". Ha!!
So now I have two happily separate teenagers; and one overly full but organized living room - craft studio - office.
But I can sit at my desk and watch television, lol.
I keep repeating to myself ... I will have my own room someday ... I WILL have my own room someday ... I will have my OWN ROOM someday ... I will have my own room SOMEDAY ...


(with a longarm quilting machine in it, please).

Friday, March 26, 2010


Today has been a crummy day; dh has been arguing with me all day. But I am off in my office/studio and am determined to get into a better mood. Playing my favorite playlist in itunes. Trying to fight off a headache.
Things I have been up to lately:
Been to the DAV Auxiiliary meeting this week.
Went bowling last night with my second son, his wife and daughter.
Been working on my 2 year old granddaughter's Denin Cathedral Window Princess quilt; got 2 rows done and ready to attach to the main part of the quilt; and 2 more rows ready to be joined together.
Had a crazy amount of birthdays this month:
My middle daughter turned 21; my oldest son turned 25; my youngest daughter turned 16; my second grandaughter turned 2.
Also it was the birthday month for my sister-in-law, two aunts, cousin, and a brother.
Personally life seems to be transitioning again; as I move from place to place [sometimes physically, but more often moving emotionally or in life decisions.

Monday, March 1, 2010

More about Uncle Robert "Bob" Norris

Here is Uncle Bob's obituary:

Robert Norris
July 12, 1926 - Jan. 20, 2010
ASHLAND - Robert Norris, 83, of New London, died Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at Hospice of North Central Ohio in Ashland. On July 12, 1926, Robert was born to the late Noble Richard and Nora Elva (nee Moore) Norris in Harrisville Twp. Robert served his country with honor in the Army while stationed in Germany during World Word II. Robert was a machinist and he worked for Leece Neville in Cleveland, the Permold in Medina and a machine shop in Greenwich. While living in Santee, SC, Robert and his wife, Wilma, managed a Best Western. Robert and Wilma were business oriented; together they owned White City Truck Stop in Sullivan, the Nova Corner Store and Bob’s Village Restaurant in New London. His patriotism continued after his military service, Robert worked at a Veterans Hospital in SC and was a proud member of the VFW. Survivors include his daughter, Treva (Jack) Novotny of New London; grandchildren, Tina Marie (Jim) DeLambo and Thomas R. (Becky) Reed, Jr. and 7 great grandchildren, Tony and Mandy DeLambo, Christopher, Robert "Cole", Trevor, Aaron and Austin Reed. He is also survived by his brother, Zeke Norris of Elyria and sisters, Sheila and Bobbie Norris. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Jean Rice; brothers, Willard, George, Dave and Noby Norris and sister, Nancy Hiltebrenner. Friends and family will be received from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. on Friday, January 22 at Eastman Funeral Home, 200 W. Main St., New London. Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the New London Alliance Church, 4625 St. Rte. 162 W, with Pastor Doug Lang officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, Greenwich.In memory of Robert, donations can be sent to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 1050 Dauch Dr., Ashland, OH 44805. Expressions of sympathy may be given at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.

This is from online at: http://www.norwalkreflector.com/articles/2010/01/21/news/obituaries/doc4b5875e29eb3e342742662.txt

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