Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Janie!

Well believe it or not here I am once again.  This time I was waiting for the mail to arrive at an RV park in Tucson.   Now that Janie has opened her card I can now post it… here goes.
As you can tell I’ve used one of my favorite colors on the card….can you guess which one it is.  The green card stock is from SU, the stripe however is one that I’ve had for sometime and more than likely purchased it at a JoAnn’s store.  This Magnolia stamp is one of Janie's favorites and mine which is Celebration Tilda.   She always looks like she’s ready to give you a great big hug.
Here’s a closer look at this cute Tilda.   The lace doily behind her is a real lace doily that I found when going through some drawers the other day.  Back in the early 80’s we took a trip across the pond to visit London and while we were there visited Oxford.  I  believe I purchased this package of lace doilies at that time and then forgot I had them….what a nice surprise.
The flowers are from WOC and are always an wonderful embellishment.
As you can see I used the same papers inside, I cut out the sentiment using a Spellbinder die and added the little corner punch here and on the front as well.  The punch I’ve had for years and years so there really isn’t anything I can tell you about it.
That’s it for now folks, so glad you stopped by and hope to see you again.  I always enjoy sharing the things I love to do with others.
                                    hugs, Ruth Ann

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Valentine


Well here I am again and no I haven’t died and gone to heaven I’m still right here in God’s country…..even with the snow!   I figured it was about time I left my sewing room and entered my craft room.  With Valentine’s Day just a week away what better card to make than a Valentine’s card.

I was afraid I’d forgotten how to make a card let a lone how to use my Copic marker… can be the judge if I need a lot more practice.


This is of course for my best friend and husband of 51 and a half years.  When we got married and I was only 18 they said it would never last…what do people know.


Well now you know yes I need more practice but I think there might be some hope for me.   Once my good friend Janie gets back from being a snow bird in Arizona I hope to be able to get back in groove once again.  I do need to make a few more cards before then so hopefully I’ll get better with each card.

Now I’d like to share a couple of quilts with you so you can see what’s been keeping so busy that I couldn’t get in my craft room.  

           Cancer Quilt

I made this quilt for my sister-in-law’s sister who is going through treatment for a a tumor on her spine.   Our prayers are that the chemo will shrink the tumor which will enable her to be able to walk again without the assistance of someone or a walker.


When my husband goes shopping with me at quilt shops I end up coming home with panels of wildlife so then I have figure out what to do with them.   He really liked this panel since we always have some black bears come visit us in the fall.


I promise this is the last thing.  I went to a class to make this darling Barbados Bag……came home with this finished bag.



This is just the back view………and of course you can see it’s made out purple fabric.

Thanks for stopping by and may your week be a blessing.

                            hugs, Ruth Ann