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To the growing and changing blog of the growing and changing Wanda. You will find that I am weird and fun but sometimes a bit serious. Thank you for hanging out with me and seeing what weirdness I'm into today.

Wanda






Friday, November 21, 2014

Work, work, work!

Hello everyone,

Wow, a lot gets done when you keep on working at stuff. Am I done with my fabric? Nope, but I've accomplished so much (most of which has to do with Christmas gifts). Something I can tell you about is the hand built pottery pieces I've made and making. Hubby and I are going to a craft show in a few weeks to show his pottery and I wanted to make some more pieces to take. It takes a while for them to dry and get ready so I've had to make them now for them to be ready.

What have you got going on?

Talk to you later.
Wanda

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's crazy what can happen in a couple of days...

Hello everyone,

Wow, it only takes a blink and time sure flies! I've been working on the studio...fabric. Just so you know I am NO way close to finished but what I have in the room is done. I've been working on getting them on the shelves, drawers, etc, nice and neat. I have to make a run to Dollar Tree to get more cutting mats and straight pins so that I can work on the rest as I get them done.

When I say I am no way close to being done let me show you what I mean:

This is the pile I have to go through.
My fabric has been stored in the basement for several years without regard to the humidity & dust (not me, I care). So I have to wash it all and then I have to press it all and then I can get it on the shelves, drawers, etc.

Where is it going you ask? Well, take a look.

Here are the shelves. Top is flannel & Christmas is in the shoe box, next is the lace (lace scraps and strings are in the 2 shoe boxes, the next two shelves are cottons, the next shelf (second from the bottom) is fleece & leather/pleather, and the last shelf is home dec fabrics. All the cottons are 1/2 yard or larger pieces
This is my Fat Quarters, 1/4 yard to less than 1/2 yard pieces.
These are for my Bonnie Hunter Scrap System. To find out more about it go here.

These are the 1 1/2" strips and squares & the 2" strips and squares.

These are the 2 1/2" strips and squares & the 3 1/2" strips and squares. 
This last stack is the 6" strips & squares.
The red bucket & white basket are the pieces that will be cut into the strips and squares. That will come but right now I am trying to get the fabric washed and put in the room.

More to come.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Yarn is done!

Hello everyone,

It's been a productive couple of days. I've finished my yarn clean up and have a couple of pictures to show it off. Here goes:

Most of the yarn is here. Top shelf has misc. bundles (whether skeins or balls). Next shelf has mostly my crochet cotton.

The very bottom shelf here (really the next to the bottom shelf) is a couple of special projects I have going. 
I've started working on my sewing area because I have to make several sewing projects and need it cleaned. Pictures will come as I get it done.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Work has continued..

Hello everyone,

I've resumed work in the studio. I went down Friday for several hours and several hours Saturday. Started working on the tangle of yarn I have fown there. It's been insane the nest yarn becomes when left on it's own for a few months. It's beginning to look better, maybe another day or two of work and I can take a picture to show you.

Do you know we have less than 3 months until Christmas? So, with that in mind I've started working on a few gifts. Gifts will be simple this year. Will tell you more later (don't want to spill the beans if anyone "special" is watching).

More work tomorrow on the studio, plus work upstairs too.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Decorating for the Fall

Hello Everyone,

Well, the decorating is nearly done, I've got a couple things to get and put in the bathroom. It's sometimes hard to decorate (something I love to do), especially around the Barbies and Tonka trucks. Most of the decorating goes into the dining room and main bathroom. Thought you might like to see what I have done so far.

Here is the living room:

The arrangement I made a little over a week ago. This is on the entertainment system. I'm hoping to get some pieces of logs to add to this arrangement.

This is my Scarecrow couple. They are about 3 ft tall and I think they are cute (daughter thinks they are creepy).
 Here is my dining room all decked out:

The side board. I collect salt and pepper shakers, Can you tell?

From the other end of the side board.

 
The table center piece. This is the everyday placemats. I have some napkins that match the table cloth and a white lace table cloth that will go over this one for Thanksgiving day.
 Right now the only decoration I have in the main bathroom is my little apple basket scarecrow but I will be putting up my fall leaves in several places (photos will follow when I get them done but I have to climb to get them and I'm not up to climbing right now).
My little apple basket scarecrow. He's about 18" tall. Don't you love his little black cat?
So far my guess is you have figured out my favorite fall decorating item is scarecrows. Here is the set I have in the kitchen. The girl is an angel scarecrow. Love them.
Still not able to get the studio but am really praying I can get down there this weekend.

Talk to you later,
Wanda