234: Happy July 11th

234: Happy July 11th

    Happy 11th of July….exactly one week after the fourth…today is my sister’s birthday, but she barely goes online ever, so I won’t say Happy Birthday here…I called her, but she was out, likely celebrating or what not….

Anyway, I thought I would just share these few pictures of our bouquet for the day.  

       It was kind of a weird fourth of July for both of us. I had to work about 4-5 hours at my DayJob and Linda had to work her 2 hours at her NightJob so we saw each other in the middle of the day, and she got home in time to watch the neighbors blow up thousands of their dollars in the air….we burned up about $51 worth of fireworks.  It was windy and rainy at times…so I wasn’t too worried about fires and such…and glad to be able to celebrate all the freedoms we have in this country!!


 The week that followed the fourth was a lot of work for me at my DayJob, as my assistant was on vacation, and we had some of that high heat that the East Coast has been dealing with for sometime now.  In a word, I am exhausted from that week.  Today was my first full day off in the past 11 days, and I slept in really late as well as a long nap this afternoon…I think I may be coming back to life soon…


Okay, totally off the subject……….

My friend Melissa has just done 30 days of Bikram Yoga and deserves your applause if you want to drop in and see her over here.  Yoga is something that I have been considering looking into for the health benefits….and that I could use the stillness and meditative time to just get closer to God.  I have been reading Melissa’s Tweets about yoga, and it has been in the forefront of my mind…I wonder if I could just do it on my own in the morning with a DVD or something….any recommendations?  I don’t really have the extra $$ for a class, but I think I could pickup a DVD to try it with….


And here I veer topics again…  want to meet my new assistants in the studio?  Okay, they aren’t really assistants, but they did cost a bit of money, and they will be showing up here in the blog from time to time…..AND they will be the topic of an upcoming contest here at the Blue Nickel ….complete with a panel of guest judges….I am so excited for this contest because the following  fine ladies have agreed to be on the panel…Mary Abreu, Jennifer Davis, and Patty Young…..

okay, so do you want to meet these “assistants” ??

Here they are in their un-made up state fresh out of the box….please welcome the Blue Nickel Studio Prop Girls…. 


Stay tuned for their new looks when they get Linda‘s wonderful doll-makeovers, the whole rest of their story, and the scoop on the contest…..

So besides feeling wiped out for a week, I am working on a wall quilt for a magazine with Laura Gunn’s   Poppies line and a doll quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap No. 9 ….and other stuff….like pretending to clean up the studio again…

Like that will happen, huh?

Anyway, I hope your summer is going great, and that you are staying creative….it’s at the core of every human being you know….Scientists may not be able to find it, but there is creativity in everyone….are you enjoying yours??

Peace out, my friends,



  • ooo can’t wait to see their makeovers….and right back ‘atcha about enjoying my creativity!

    July 11, 2010 at 8:41 pm
  • Jeanette


    Love the poppies (where is that Wicked Witch?) I look forward to seeing what you create. I fell in love with this michael Miller poppy fabric


    and bought a bunch to make a quilt for my niece so I look forward to your inspiration.
    Happy July.

    July 12, 2010 at 8:25 am
  • Cathy A


    Well, about the yoga…you really need to have the 106 degree room to do it right. Maybe it’s that hot where you are??

    I’m looking forward to seeing a quilt with Laura Gunn’s Poppies–I love those fabrics!

    July 12, 2010 at 6:17 pm
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE the edgings on your photos, and the blues and reds are absolutely luscious. And what did you get for recommendations for yoga tapes?

    thanks Linda, the edgings were just a little extra on the side of my photo program (not photoshop)…..and no, I haven’t really had any recommendations for Yoga vids yet, one gal told me that it needed to be HOT for Bikram to work well, but that’s about it…….do you have some ideas on that?

    July 14, 2010 at 5:26 pm

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