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12.28.2011

WOYWW- As In WowWee...I Get To Do Anything I Want!!!

FYI - it's probably easiest to read my blog by a)reading between the pix first or b)reading picture captions first...and then going back to the other. Elseways, it doesn't make as much sense...unless your brain is far more developed than mine. :) (Yes elseways is a word. I just found it at thesaurus.com because I didn't want to use otherwise right after the other in the previous sentence). Uh-huh. Mh-hu. (You hear that)?!?
Isn't it a wonderful feeling when you get to do anything you want?!? 

I LOVE my life and the fact that...today...
and many other days, 
I can do just that!!! 
Anything I want.
It's been a busy month for everyone and I can't wait to get to all of your websites to see what you've been up to. 
For those of you that aren't familiar with it...today is Wednesday, so I'm linking up with What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. (WOYWW) 
I always love the inspiration I get there!
I've been working on finishing up some projects that I'd hoped to do before Christmas...
The finished piece which I then cut down to size for the journal cover made below.
but I'm thrilled to be getting them done now.
Journal Cover - front (just need to work on the edges)
It's become a valuable, enjoyable part of my life...
Journal Cover - back
which I look forward to...
Journal Cover - open (Yep - I definitely need to work on those edges).
to finish up UFOs once all the Holiday Season fun things are done. I just work on them until...I get tired of it. No rules or pressure.
While I was in the piecing mood...I put this together last night. It'll soon be a bohemiannie! bag. :)
In case you didn't know, UFOs are Unfinished Objects...
These are Sophia's (my 4 year old granddaughter) UFOs - which I'll help her finish up this week.
kind of like the WIPs - Works In Progress - 
I've included this picture because as I look for 'things' to add to my art journal, I'm sorting and organizing my MESSY paper drawers. What you see here is only about 1/5 of my paper supplies...and I'm a FABRIC artist!!!
which is a new acronym that I've learned this year due to blogging.
I found this stencil in one of the drawers (above) and of course...had to use it in my art journal. (That's more of my paper supply behind the table).
No matter whatcha call it though.
You can see - on this UFO - where I used the stencil.
If feels GReat to get things finished.
I DON'T know how you girls do it!!! I struggle with paper projects - but I'm determined.
To clear out the old - 
When Sophia was able to sit up by herself, I'd give her a container of scraps to play with while I sewed. These are all from her "stash" (absconded from annie! grandma) and she brought them to me a couple weeks ago and asked that I make a doll blanket out of them. So...of course...I did!
to make room for the new.
This is a collaborative art book sent to me from a friend on Flickr which ANYONE THAT WANTS TO CAN ADD TO - HINT HINT and I said I would. As I mentioned, I'm challenged when it comes to paper art...and this has a long way to go before I finish...(or I'll have to tear the pages out of the book).
Which I'm gonna go work on RIGHT NOW!
Dare I show you the detail shot?!?
Happy Week After Christmas to YOU!!!
And speaking of shots...that gun ONLY shoots love. Love shot baby! To YOU!
Create Your Life,
After all the parties (they know how to party here in Barranquilla) (all night - and boisterously - in a fabulous way) and opening presents and eating anything she wanted...she couldn't stay awake another minute.
annie!
This was taken at 6:30pm-ish...(that's a Christmas miracle from this late-nighter) and carrying her up to bed was pure heaven in more ways than one! :)
PS - I'm also linking to one of MY favorite groups...Artists In Blogland Show and Tell Saturday #16...because the wascly wabbit pictured above is here for the day and I don't have time to blog. Whoops! Here she comes now! Gotta run!!!

71 comments:

  1. Lol, I agree, I loose hours going round blogs, then wonder why I get nothing done!And she looks so peaceful- when you are tired you can sleep standing up in a corner, I think. Hope you had a great Christmas, and Happy New year! Love, Shaz xx

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  2. Thanks Shazsilverwolf! :)I love the inspiration I receive from all those wonderful blogs though! :) My Christmas was and still is beautiful! I wish the same and more for you!

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  3. Lots of great journals, both paper and fabric :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a very Happy New Year, I hope 2012 is a good one for you all :)
    Luv Karen #41

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  4. Thanks Karen! Happy New Year to you and yours!!!

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  5. Loved reading your blog, so different, had to keep going back to the top and starting again. My StepD is a quilter so I know how much work goes into each piece - yours are stunning.
    Thanks for dropping by to mine and for commenting - much appreciated as a, relatively, new blogger (this year). The 'paper's on my blog photo this week are in fact swatches of fabric - heavy silk crepe. Think they are offcuts from kimono makers.
    Ann B
    #20

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  6. Thanks Ann B!!! I have been called different all my life...so I'll take that as a compliment! (Insert big smile). I'm so glad you dropped by because now I want to go back and look closer at those fabrics. Yum, Yum! Kimono fabric is just so wonderful. And I meant to google that little thingy that you squeeze open to see if I could find a pattern. Happy New Year!

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  7. I love snooping at other blogs and seeing what others do with their art, they amaze me!...as does your fabric art (being useless at sewing personally) and your journal cover is an example of that fact, it's gorgeous Annie.

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  8. Thank you Ann! I'm finally getting back to visiting blogs and will see yours SOON!

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  9. Beautiful work! Happy WOYWW and all the best for 2012! Tango, #37

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  10. Thanks TangolikeRaindrop! I'm getting close to #37!!!

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  11. Fab blog! Full of life and vim! Elseways, great word, I'm gonna have to get that into my blog at some point, lol!
    Gorgeous quilting, I'm envious, just don't have the patience. Gorgeous Grand-daughter, I find I'm doing the same on the sofa these days - power naps are supposed to be good for you :)
    Wishing you a truly splendid 2012 - may it be exciting!
    Hugs, LLJ #35 xx

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  12. thank you jan! just think otherwise...and then it'll be easier to slip it in! and thanks again! she fell asleep just before 6:30 and didn't wake up until almost 13 hours later!

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  13. Beautiful, just Beautiful, Happy 2012, Hugs May x x x

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  14. Thank you so much Clare with paint in her hair!!!

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  15. O love all that quilting and piecing together of lovely bits of material. I really must get my UFO/WIP out and put some of my motifs together. Thank you for your visits this year and encouragement. I hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with good health, happiness and fun. Maggie #49 (I was 50 but it changed)

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  16. FANtasTIC pictures, specially of the sleeping beauty at the end! The best creation of all! Have a fabulous New Year!!
    Happy WOYWW
    ((Lyn))

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  17. So much fun, so much fun, I want to come play with you. I love your freedom of stitch! Gonna set up my sewing machine next week and sew wild.....thanks for the happy inspiration. xox Corrine

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  18. LOVE your blog, love the crazy way you write, under captions, between pictures, you had me going back and forth and definetly now bored! Learned 2 new things WIP and UFO's! lol Happy New Year from North Carolina!

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  19. Thanks so much Maggie!!! I really do love this time of the year when I begin with the UFOs. It’s almost a no-brainer because so many of them are so far along…and that’s a good thing because this brain wants a bit of a rest!!! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  20. Hey Spyder! I don't know where your comment went...but I got the email! Thank you! Thank you!!! I agree. That last creation is priceless! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  21. Come ON Corrine!!! I'd LOVE to have you come!!! I can't wait to see what you do with your machine. :) Thanks so much! Thank you! Thank you!!! I agree. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  22. Thank you Sandee! I can't help it but I did put a disclaimer at the top of the post!!! Glad you stopped by and enjoyed reading...even if it did make you a little ditzy...I mean...dizzy. Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  23. Hi there. Thanks for visiting my blog!! I've been working on my wreath today (almost finished) and then I took in a movie. Your journal cover is great - I love the stitching and noticed the peace sign - wouldn't that be a great resolution. Treat people with love and an open heart. I have to ask -- when does a WIP become a UFO? Just wondering.....

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  24. Fabulous post. Great work. All the best for 2012

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  25. Thanks 505whimsygirl! I'm looking forward to seeing your wreath. It sounded interesting! I guess WIPs and UFOs ARE two different things!!!

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  26. Thanks so much famfa! Merry! Merry! Happy! Happy!

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  27. you have some gorgeous stitching going on! Glad you decided to snap out of it! Enjoyed my browse of your posts today. Tell me...where did you put 78 guests into your house lol! Happy WOYWW!

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  28. Oooh what a lovely post - lots going on there! I too would consider myself a fabric artist first and foremost but you wouldnt know when looking at all my stamps, inks and papers! Hope you enjoyed having all that time to do whatever you wanted! Thanks for all your lovely comments over the year and I hope you have a lovely New Year.

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  29. forgot to say thank you for sending my Nan a hug - she needs all she can get at the moment so I really appreciate it. Hopefully will get to visit her today (not seen for two weeks!).

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  30. that meant to say "not seen her for two weeks!" - gosh I am waffling arent I!

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  31. :-)

    I wish a very happy and full of art and un-finished projects - 2012!

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  32. Beautiful quilting projects! Loved all the photo's. Merry week after Christmas to you too!

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  33. I don’t often work with fabric myself other than for my cross stitching projects but I can see the fascination. With all those beautiful colours and patterns it’s no wonder that your imagination runs riot and you end up with so many project on the go at one time.
    Have fun with your Works in progress!

    Happy New Year to you and
    Happy Crafting!

    Sue
    x

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  34. Wow so much going on in your workspace! What an amazing selection of work! Happy New Year!
    Sharon x

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  35. I love the journal cover, especially those edges, they say so much about your enthusiasm for the piece and the thrill of getting it done! Bless, bless your baby GD...I do wish I could just lie down and sleep wherever I was when I felt the need...way too old to sleep on the floor theses days!!

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  36. annie, lovely projects as always. I love the joy you manage to project in your work. And the little one... precious. Happy New Year.

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  37. Great post! Sophia is growing in leaps and bounds! Cool journal cover, but I like the UFO with the singing carrot best! LOLOLOLOLOL Here’s to a great and artistic new year! Happy 2K12!

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  38. Thank you Sue from Oregon!!!

    Those people were allllll over the place and thankfully I have a large lanai and front tiled area!!! I invited everyone to ‘open house’ but here in Colombia…I don’t think they’re familiar with the concept! Now I know! :)

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  39. Thanks Julie! Happy, Happy to you too!

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  40. Thank you Sunshine Girl! I've been having SO much fun in the playroom after time off. It's like I can't get enough of it! Have fun with Nan! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  41. Thanks Gio! I wish the same…and more…for your creative, beautiful self! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  42. Thanks a ton Glenda! Merry, Merry, Happy, Happy!!!

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  43. Fabric is my passion but I do love paper too! And all that goes with it! I work all the way through a project more often than leaving it for another day...but sometimes I just have to wait to see what it tells me to do next. Have a great New Year!

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  44. There is a lot going on...but it's the culmination of the whole week. Hope that's ok w the woyww rules! Happy, happy New Year!

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  45. I couldn't agree more. Happy New Year!

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  46. Your works is fabulous! I am a rubbish stitcher so am in awe! Have a fab New Year and thank you for visiting my desk xx

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  47. Thank you Julia. The book cover edges have since been fixed and look much better. :) And thanks for the blessings for Sophia. She's being a wascly wabbit this morning...so I've left her with Grumpy and taking a break at the computer. :) I can barely pick myself up off the floor when I get down on it...so not sure if I could sleep there or not...and DON"T want to find out!!! :)

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  48. Awww thanks waggonswest! I do totally find joy in art...and Sophia...and life!!!

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  49. Thanks Robin!

    Now that Sophia is four…I keep looking at her in amazement because my little girl is not a baby anymore. So grown up. So opinionated. So wonderful! Mini-me. :) (Just the wonderful parts).

    The singing carrot came from a “Taste the Best of Tampa Bay” pamphlet (that I participated in) and now that I’ve put it online, I wish I’d looked for the artists name before I threw away the scraps. Yes! I threw away scraps! Aren’t you proud of me?!? Or…should I have saved them? Hmmmmmmm.

    Happy, Merry, Blessed, Healthy, Prosperous New year to you too with LOTS more of your funny, engaging stories and totally uniquely you art!!!

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  50. Thanks Pat! Love that new affirmation altered art piece! Happy, Happy, Merry, Merry!

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  51. YW and Thanks CraftyChris! What is a rubbish stitcher?!? If you ask most of the free motion stitchers I know, they'd tell you my work is pretty sloppy...but I did make more effort not to be messy on this piece because I'm giving it to a special friend...who happens to be a nun and don't want her thinking it's rubbish! Happy, Happy New Year!

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  52. That is a lovely looking quilt you have there. I am with you on the being able to finish things off. I have been in my craft room today doing a project just for the heck of it with no pressure or reason! Bliss!! I may even get started on this year's quilting challenge - triangles! Hmmn!
    Happy New Year! and thanks for your visit!
    xx

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  53. Thank you Sam! Today (and yesterday) was full of having all kinds of fun with our 4 year old granddaughter…but she’s gone home w mommy and daddy until tomorrow night so annie! grandma is going to get into the play room tonight!!! As soon as I finish straightening the house that is! :) I look forward to seeing what you do next!

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  54. Oh bless!! Well proud to say I did it the way you said it couldnt be done, read both bits together, but I'm good at strange things like that lol,
    Have a wonderful new year and see you on the otherside of WOYWW, xxx

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  55. Ok LOOpy...your brain IS more developed than mine...or else you live up to your name. :) Did I just say that?!? Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy, Wonderful New Year to you too!

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  56. Super quilts! It's great when we are finally able to finish our WIPs and UFO's !

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  57. Hi there, wow what an amazing post so much to see and yet to do or are doing mm must confess my UFO's are not being attended too...thanks so much for popping over, for sharing and being such a blessing in 2011. Happy WOYWW! Love, Shaz in Oz. x #24

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  58. Thanks Shaz in Oz! I'm on a roll and hope to complete that bag this week. Have a wonderful, peace filled New Year!

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  59. Love the creativity in this post...but then I do believe your creative instinct makes anything you put your hand to beautiful! (including paper creations!) I just wanted to say I'm really, really pleased I have met you, and found your blog this year and HAPPY NEW YEAR my dear :) x

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  60. Ah Jennibellie...thank you. You're one of my favorite people ever. And we haven't even met...well not in person at least! I am so happy that I've gotten to know you and can't wait to see what your gorgeous mind comes up with in this...YOUR happy, wonderful, exciting, prosperous NEW YEAR!!!

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  61. Happy new year my friend!!!
    Wishing you a fab 2012!!
    ManonX

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  62. Okay, woman, YOU crack me up. I love this! I'm now using YOUR acronym, UFOs!! I'm also dealing with UFOs, and I may not be picturing them until next holiday because they are for... Christmas. Don't you love making up words?

    Happy New Year!!

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  63. Okay, woman, YOU crack me up. I love this! I'm now using YOUR acronym, UFOs!! I'm also dealing with UFOs, and I may not be picturing them until next holiday because they are for... Christmas. Don't you love making up words?

    Happy New Year!!

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  64. Hey there Parabolic Muse! Darn! I wish I could take credit for making up the acronym - UFOs - but I first heard it from my sister and all her quilting friends!!! I'm not POSITIVE about the translation but pretty sure. There is absolutely NO rush. When you get to them...you get to them. Just enjoy!!! xxooxx

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  65. Wow haven't you created a lot. I have some UFO's too. Love it. I have had some WIP's hanging around a little too long. Maybe this year I can get to them
    Thanks for stopping by my blog too.
    Have a great day

    Carol

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  66. Thanks Carol! I don’t feel like I’ve created a lot…but people tell me that all the time. You wouldn’t believe how much time I spend doing things that take away from art!! But…I’m having fun getting stuff done…that’s for sure! Happy NY!!!

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