Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Today is the last of Summer Gardens. Another 3 quick pages.
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ml42wqu6j42n9v1/ws_SummerGardens_qp7-9.zip?dl=0

There will be a delay before the next free series begins. We have family business and activities that will prevent me from posting until 7/18.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

23rd anniversary for me & freebie for you

Today is my 23rd wedding anniversary.
How pale I look in that photo! Still, pale or not, so much better than now lol. We are going out to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack and are busy planning a little vacation for near future.

Got my antique needle holder in the mail. Unfortunately, it will not be usable on my chatelaine because the top fits too loosely. So I'm still searching for one to add to it. Did find some of the rings used to make the outer chains and those are on the way.

Today your freebie is more qps:
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/1gsiasitgxdxuq5/ws_SummerGardens_qp4-6.zip?dl=0

Have started work on what I think will be next kit. Fingers crissed.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Independence Day! & freebie

In the 90s here today but feels much hotter. Hope you are having nice weather for your holiday celebration. We are having a nice quiet indoor "barbeque": fresh corn on the cob,hamburgers and such.

Today I have the first of the quickpages for you:
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkkutvd2c3xyu89/ws_SummerGardens_qp1-3.zip?dl=0

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tuesday - freebie, chatelaines

I'm still on some sewing related quests. Won an auction for a bone needle case for my chatelaine. Have a crazy bid on a mother-of-pearl needle book. Probably won't win it and will save my money. Can't believe I made that bid! Thinking of chatelaines, I came across photos of two antique Chinese chatelaines. Not for sewing. They were for tools involved in the Opium Wars!
Different for sure.

Today's freebie contains blue elements:
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7qyjozlygkkkp7z/ws_SummerGardens_13.zip?dl=0

E-scape & Scrap is celebrating an anniversary and hosting some challenges over at Just Art. So far, I've entered two. This first is a mini kit challenge from kakleid using her free mini kit, Potpourri:
The second challenge is to use a template by Karen (kakleid) with any kit sold by E-scape & Scrap. I used a kit by Lavendar Designs called Art & Vision:
3 more challenges to go and lots of good sales, including some $1.00 kits from G&T Designs, a favorite of mine.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Saturday already? Zip 12 of Summer Gardens

Spent yesterday being lazy - catching up on sleep and stretching out aches & pains from long sitting. Ordered a vintage decorative celluloid panel that I plan to use on the cover of a needle & pin book for my chatelaine. Bidding on a carved needle case too. Looking for some bone or celluloid chain pieces to add for other tools. Haven't done much today either but plan to do some chores after this post. Today we have some more elements with a little purple:
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kbhgzwgtpudkz5g/ws_SummerGardens_12.zip?dl=0

Friday, June 28, 2019

Oops - missed posting Thursday freebie

Thought I had scheduled post for Thursday as I knew I'd be out of town. Went on a day trip to New Jersey for - are you ready? - groceries we can't find in Virginia. That is, stuff my husband grew up with in New York. Most of it doesn't interest me. I went along for the ride. Ugh - a 15 hour trip. Worn out when we got home so didn't check computer things. Anyway, here is belated zip 11, added elements for yellow stash.
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8gvltx470wuwzi5/ws_SummerGardens_11.zip?dl=0

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

More Summer Gardens freebies

Hope you are tired of flowers, because there are more zips coming. Today I'll be out to lunch with my retirees group & we will be eating at Smokey Bones. For the next few zips of the freebie I'll be giving you some elements that didn't end up in earlier zips and following up with some quick pages - one for each of the original zips. Here is today's:
Link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nwh9xf1g6et3yxn/ws_SummerGardens_10.zip?dl=0