Friday, February 29, 2008

Art Doll Project for Charity

If you are a quilter, mixed-media artist, polymer clay artist, painter, doodler, felting guru, pastel artist, doll artist, beader, collage artist, abstract artist,stitching queen, yarn goddess, paper artist, rubber stamper, photographer, digital junky, rusted ART connoisseur, crayon/marker
enthusiast, journal-ER, poet... you get the idea, We need YOUR participation!
More Information at girl gone thread wild

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

book list

I copied this from Inside Number 20

Look at the list of (100) books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. (Movies don’t count.)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
I read a couple of the Harry Potter books, don't remember which ones!!!
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 . Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
Read the entire Narnia collection to the children ... more than once!
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
Actually, I read all of the Earth's Children series of novels
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible ... Like cover-to-cover? No.
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)???? Not sure which Atwood books I've read
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)---maybe I read this ... not sure
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
Have read the first section ... about 50 pages
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
Have read some of it ...
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)??? Maybe, perhaps I"m thinking of The Pearl
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
Have read about 1/2 the book ...
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
Read all of them!!!
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Chilly Cold Outside ...

Nikki [front] & Honey [back]

Too sweet!

Maybe I need a larger rug in front of the sliding glass

Thursday, February 21, 2008


David & I enjoyed this movie:
We checked out a few DVDs last week, during the Boyz Spring Break. I liked this one the best:

As for this DVD, I think the BOOK was better. A lot better--IMO!!

And, really, this was too bleak. I know, I know. But still, very bleak. Both the boyz said it was too slow -- I think all of us wanted to give up on it 1/2 way thru.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nap time

Hard to get excited when the pets are napping. Cute to watch Nikki move over to Honey. She just curls up around him. So sweet

Awww ...

How Cute : )

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Of all the nerve ...

My normally smart & sweet daughter sent this to Alex. Has she lost her mind? She must be angry with us!!! LOL Maybe a little bird told her Alex is sicker than a dog. Me thinks Alex needs to keep his germs to himself. Nobody else in the family want to get near him. Yeah, no comments on my grammer -- or ELSE

Want to irritate someone special??? Here is a link to the web site:

Buffalo Games

New Postal Rates ... May 12, 2008

More good news:

First-Class Mail letter (1 oz.) $0.42

First-Class Mail letter (2 oz.) $0.59

Postcard $0.27

First-Class Mail large envelope (2 oz.) $1.00

Certified Mail $2.70

First-Class Mail International to Canada and Mexico (1 oz.) $0.72

First-Class Mail International to all other countries (1 oz.) $0.94

Web Link HERE

Monday, February 04, 2008

Was trying a new trick ...

I tried the "send to" option & sent this directly to my blog. Kinda easy! Just needed to change some of the wording.

If you have not seen the new freebie by The Drawn Thread, check it out here:

All You Need is Love - freebie

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Fun Trip to Bookstore ...

It is here ... in my hands, this issue full of awesome creations ...
IMO-- very nice article w/pictures on crazy quilting dolls!!



I'm so thrilled. My sketches of faces were terrible. So ugly -- and I don't mean, "they are so ugly, they are cute", I mean ... they werent' good : ( Local bead shop was going to a trade show in early February & owner was aware of the Comfort Doll Project & said she'd pick up some 'faces'..... meanwhile, Thx Monique for lending me a hand. You are very kind : )

And, eventually, I am going to have a finished doll for the Comfort Doll Project. I have been gathering up some 'ingredients' and look forward to creating something special.

AND, I still hope to get a 2" x 2" square done for the art doll to benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. I pulled out some Pink material [I don't own much] and some fibers, beads, etc. I need some inspiration & free time to participate. Needs to be mailed by March 1, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

Paintings Below Zero (Chicago, IL)

Museum of Modern Ice
February 1-29, 2008
Millennium Park, Cloud Gate
Chicago, IL

Millennium Park is open daily from 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
I was watching t.v., for the weather updates, and saw a preview of this project -- Museum of Modern Ice. Looking forward to getting into the city this month & actually seeing it!


From the web site: This February, experience Chicago’s new winter celebration in downtown Millennium Park. The free, month-long outdoor festival features the U.S. debut of Canadian artist Gordon Halloran’s work, Paintings Below Zero.

Slide Show

More information HERE

And... when you need to WARM UP from the outdoor exhibit -- you can cross the street and visit the Chicago Cultural Center for another free exhibit:

Petronele Gerlikiene: Embroidered Myths and Everyday Stories
through April 6, 2008
Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue Galleries
78 E. Washington Street

FYI - gift shop being remodeled & closed 1/27-2/7
Building closed 2/12 AND 2/18

Cardinal Pair



I am sick and tired of snow & wind. Really, I am. Enough already!!!!!