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WOYWW update...

Sophia spent the night with us last night and other than being a little worn out from her non stop exuberance, which I love, today is when I meet with my girls for our weekly gathering so I'm a little hesitant to start anything in the playroom. 

Which means, my WOYWW update is not real exciting.

Do you ever have a bit of a "let down" after you finish a project? 

Well, I do. 

(Look here and here for the projects completed last week).

It's sometimes hard for me to start the next thing, but I know from experience that when I do...the rest of the process usually just works out. It just flows once I begin...usually.

I used old varnish and it went on funky so this is waiting to be heavily sanded. Wood really isn't my thing. But we WILL get this done.
Which is why I go into my play room EVERY day...no matter what - and do something

Even if it's just cleaning up from the last project...or picking out 'stuff' for the next one. I find myself there for hours once I take the plunge.

I get SO much joy and satisfaction from making art - in my playroom specifically - that it's hard for me to believe...and admit...even to myself...that I ever have a problem beginning a new thing.

I wonder why that is?

So yesterday, before Sophia came, I went through the 16,000+ pictures I still have on my computer and picked out...and labeled...those that I think will make a good Picture Quilt.

I came up with 349 pictures in that category and ended up choosing this one...

It's a picture of my hubby looking for sharks teeth on a barrier island south of the St. Pete area of Florida with our boat, Thanks Mom, in the background.

We LOVED going out in our little boat and miss it terribly so this may be a very nostalgic quilt...but this picture just seems to capture the essence of what those weekly trips were like. And I'm going to love trying to reproduce it...bohemiannie! style.

Thanks for being here!


On A Roll!!!

There's something GOOD to be said about deleting pictures from my hard drive...other than the fact that I can more easily find the ones I'm keeping.

It's encouraged me to make more quilts based on pictures I've taken. I have SOOO many quilts to get busy with!!!

My son-in-law, Pedro, took the picture below in the Everglades when he, Hillary and Sophia were on an air boat. 

this is a picture of my well used copy of Pedro's picture
And I just loved it.

So...I began work on Jerry's alligator in March of 2k10. (My hubby LOVES alligators about as much as any person can). 

I put it aside - for the past year and a half - because I just wasn't happy with it. But I took it out last week when I finished My Happy For No Reason Book and while still surrounded by the euphoria which that piece produced...

I got to work and finished it today!!! Yay-hey hey!!!

Label included! 

Just need to go find a dowel - or something - to hang it from.

I'm off to begin the next project!!!!!!!


CONgratuLAtions to JAN B!!!

You've won your choice of one of the Freaky Girl Angel brooches pictured below!...

Thanks to every one of you who takes the time to read or look at my blog...I'm really and truly honored that you're part of my life. You all bring me inspiration and joy (even if you don't leave a comment). But...I sure do love those comments!!!

Today makes ONE year that I've been blogging!!! 


Deleting Pictures - LOTS of Pictures!

building in Old Town - Cartagena, Colombia
Although I don't have the exact number in my head

Courtyard at  Hotel 3 Banderas where Pedro took Hillary on their first trip to Colombia...and then, at their recommendation, Jerry and I stayed at on our way home from our first trip here. We had the room in the top left corner. Loved it.

- a couple months ago - 

Another view of the beautiful courtyard.
I had OVER 29,000 pictures 
Most of these pictures were taken while walking the streets of Old Town Cartagena and I don't have specific info.

in my photo program. 

I've been telling myself for years

love visiting the street vendors
that I need to delete some of them 

but it's just been in the past month or so 

that I've gotten busy with this project. 

I took this picture while standing on the wall that surrounds Old Town or the Old City and I think I'm facing the Carribbean...over there behind those high rise buildings.
I'm down to 17,107
Yes...Jerry and I braved the elements at night. Colombia is NOT as scary as ya'all think it is.
as of this minute

and I thought 

Ann - feel free to sketch any of these!
I'd put some of the ones 

that I'm going to delete 

onto my blog 

Still on the wall...pointed in another direction.
because they're just too wonderful 

Aforementioned dungeons...now made into shops (under the part of the wall you can walk on). Cool, huh?!?
to consign them to perdition. 


where ever deleted photos go 

I was told by the man who owns the shop across the street that Shakira has bought and will refurbish this building. You know she is from Barranquilla...where I live. You didn't know that?!?
when they leave my hard drive. 

They're all saved to disc 

Is this church beautiful...or what?!?
so I can get to them 

when I want...

don't you just love this time of night?!?
and I'm leaving my most favoritist 

I think they call this building the Clock Tower.
(I know that's not a word - (favoritist)) 

in my program...

Yep...these are my least favorite photos.

Don't freak. OK?

This is a school near The Dungeons and you wouldn't BElieve the noise coming out of there around lunch time. Whew!
I'll be doing this again 

View from the back seat.

Looks like they've painted the outside since we were there (according to the link above)
in the next few years

This is the spot in Cartagena - or near it - where Mike Douglas...in the movie 'Romancing The Stone' jumped off the wall to retrieve the emerald out of the Crocodile's belly.
- after I've given everyone 

whichever pictures they're in - 
There's a church up on that hill and if my memory is correct...that's where most of the filming was done for "Romancing The Stone"
and then have it down to 

a manageable 10,000 pix 

or so. 
Can you blame me for taking so many pictures?!?
I hope. 

I've deleted THOUSANDS

of pix 

in the last few days 

because I had a week 

of down time...

(pretty much)...

with a spider bite 

that had me feeling really bad. 

The fruit here on the coast is plentiful and WONderful!
But I'm on the mend and have been back in the play room again today 

Took this picture while on a horse & buggy tour so I'd remember to go back!
and CAN"T WAIT to see my Sophia again.