New Blog

Hi everyone--please meet me at my new blog--it was time for a change to go with all the other in my life:

Stitching as a collage

To challenge myself back into the realm of art, and that there is an abundance of stitching in blogland lately- I decided to stitch with various objects-most vintage but some not, and see what I came up with. I chose a variety of items with a similar color scheme of cream, beige, and sage green. I didn't set out the objects, I just went with the flow. Other challenge was is that everything is stitched-no glue (OMG-I love my gluestick though). This transpired over the past few months while I waited for the house to sell and I could unpack all my favorite items that had been hiddened away for what seemed like forever.

I surprised myself with the end result; it's calming, a bit shabby and sweet. I like it. Now I am in the process of looking for a vintage frame to place around it. Dark wood to make the artwork pop.

Welcome to my new front yard--Hello Spring--it's soooo nice to see you!

I've got swap pictures to post; craft room progress; and hopefully a large mixed media painting for my little one's room. Stay tuned..I hope your Spring is as bright as it is here in South Carolina.
xo Kris

Settling in for a Spring time change---

Life is settling down after a whirlwind February. My Dad is mending well after having open heart surgery (2 bypasses and aneurysm removed). One stress down--he is only 66 and way to young to miss out on my little one's life. I told him that he had get through this after struggling for years to give him a grand child! In essence, the next few months for him will be the hardest. It's been hard to watch the Dad I know diminish and hope to see some of his old personality come back. Being an only child, I've been spending time helping Mom get through all the day to day 'stuff'. I worry about her too.

Closing, moving, unpacking.. settling down 2 large dogs, 2.5yr old, and a very excited DH these past 2 weeks has been a learning experience. Little one had to start a new pre-school and this week is sick with an ear infection, cough, and fever.

The only room left to unpack is my 'new' craft room! Spring is finally coming to the South and I have plans to re-paint almost every room in the house and the outside shutters and door. Lot's of landscape projects--just bought some magazines to help with my design skills, or lack thereof! Whipped out my vintage tablecloths to help bring some brightness in.

So dear one's tell me what you have been up to? I hope it has been an easy transition into Spring. I'll be back with pics.

Happy Spring forward :)

I've been looking for a swap to join--anyone know of spring, easter, or vintage type swap going on?

Found Jenny's! I hope she still has room. Please check out her site: fatedfollies

It's Official!

We are moving! Yep, guess the third time (I mean contract) was the charm :) The girl buying our little house is in love with it and we are well on our way. I am happy that our little house is going to the right person. Weird, I know but that was concern of mine as I put ALOT of work in this place over the past 10 yrs.

AND the house we loved was STILL for sale so it was meant to be! Plus we even got them to come down a little in their price.

So we are packing up and be in our spaces on Feb 26!

The whole place needs to be painted. I know the REALLY DARK colors are in but they are just not my style. Double psyched as I get my own space to call my studio! It's a spare bedroom but who cares--I can decorate to my delight :)
Off to look at furniture today and out for supper.

I've been so busy with work, holidays, and this house business I haven't been crafty in awhile. I hope to be back in business by March. I'll be in and out to say Hi though. We had a breath of Spring yesterday and now's it's back to the 40's. It sure has been one bleak and cold winter! Stay warm and sharing some images with you!



The calm

has settled in--awhhh..there is just something that the New Year brings in--nesting and fluffing starts setting in for the coming Spring.

I hope everyone's Holiday was good--our's was and one to be remembered. Devyn was finally grasping the concept by Christmas Day (she is 27mos old). The best was her running out of the bedroom saying 'Mommy' and then very excited 'TOYS!' Santa put most of them together but there were a few to unwrap. the baby stage but this stage is the BEST! Her vocabulary is busting at the seams, why this, why that, what are you doing-every 2 minutes, annoying at times but I'm not complaining after all the time it took.

I got some great pictures of this Christmas which will be our last in this house. Part of me is sad but looking forward to buying our new house and settling in for a LONG time preferably another decade or more.

Do you do resolutions for the New Year? I don't do that but I did reflect on the decade and the significant amount of historical events that happened, globally and personally. The decade I've named as 'growth and perservance'. Marriage, first time homebuyer, career, part time shop owner, and lastly and most memorable, Mom. My story is here.

As the daylight is the starting to fade on today, I am blessed with all I have. I hope everyone has a beautiful and fruitful 2010 and beyond.

xo Kris