Tuesday, July 28, 2009


Sooooooo excited! This is the dream. Seriously. YAY! Thank you, thank you!


Monday, July 20, 2009

Deep Blues Festival

Boogaloosa Prayer from Toledo OH - the guy in the green jacket/black hat
is the drummer for one of my all time favorite bands A Night In The Box!

Three of us headed up to Minneapolis, MN this last Saturday to check out the Deep Blues Festival. It was an entire weekend of music but we could only go for the day so we just got the outdoor day pass. There were bands playing all day starting at noon both indoors and out. It wasn't until later that we found out we would have really liked to have seen some of the indoor acts. I guess we will just have to go back next year!

Boogaloosa Prayer- Toledo OH

My camera was low on batteries so I only took pictures of the bands I really liked! The only problem I had with the festival is the outdoor acts were SO LOUD towards the end I actually thought my ears were bleeding. This made me feel really old- but I am not and I am the girl who LOVES loud music. Oh well. I didn't need that extra bit of hearing anyways.

Adorable Canadians. The Schomberg Fair from Toronto.

C.W. Ayon - Las Cruces NM

The Schomberg Fair - Toronto Canada

I do like a man who can rock a banjo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Public Enemies

Yes. This is an embroidery inspired by the new movie Public Enemies. It is a combination of some of my favorite things- old school gangsters, Johnny Depp, and embroidery(what can I say? I am complicated). Well anyway I didn't love the movie as much as I thought I would but I will have to see it again before I make up my mind. The embroidery is a slightly simplified version of the actual 'wanted' poster for John Dillinger. I took off a lot of the small text but I did add just a little to explain the rewards a bit.

I just finished this piece so I still have to wash it to get rid of the last few signs of my tracing and then I will iron it to get rid of a few more of the wrinkles- but I was just so excited about it I wanted to put it up asap! The small portraits of Dillinger did not come out quite as true to life as I wanted but it was close enough. The small print reads: "$10,000.00 for the capture of John Herbert Dillinger or a reward of $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of John Herbert Dillinger."

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thrift Finds- Scrapbook

I found this little gem at a local thrift shop that I hadn't been to in AGES. I may have mentioned before that I love old photographs and I also love old scrapbooks! It looks like this one hasn't even been touched and it came with an entire pack of filler paper still in its original plastic. Grand total: $4.

I also got a whole bunch of zippers for a couple of dollars. All in all a good day. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Olga _2(Family Portrait Series #2)

Olga is finally finished! She is embroidered on light gray cotton and backed and framed with black felt. She is available in the shop now.