Thursday, May 31, 2012

What's on my List today!

This morning I am making out my list to shop for.  We do not have a Joann's anymore in town. So when I am in the big city (H-Town), I make sure I hit all the places before I head home.  Plus, it is so much fun to find goodies that I can play with.
  1. Joann's - Roll Stamp Need to be returned!
  2. Sam's - Photoshop Element 10 ( I am still using an older version) for my weekend class.
  3.  ??? - Ink (for stamping) Michaels
  4. Hunt for a new art store. The one in town is no longer there also.  All the great places are closed up. 
  5. I forgot my grandson's birthday (Shame on me!). I shoud know this. I am G-Ma. Gift for a 3-yr old.
  6. Pickup emblishments for my ATC's (I also discovered ATC Editions).
  7. Find rings for my Index Cards or holder of some sort.  I start the ICAD tomorrow and need something to hold them in. You can find out here what Tammy's hosting over at her blog for the Index Card A Day Challenge. 
This list should keep me out of trouble for awhile. Houston is a big city and I am heading home tomorrow.

 The other day when I took the kiddos to the bus stop, we saw this flower and I did not have my camera except for my iPhone and as you can see is not a very good photo.

I just love how the color shows up against the lighter flowers.

The kiddos also pointed out that this bug was looking at me while I was photographing the flower above. 

Looks like some rain today, so thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day.

Judith, Texas

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Kids @ the Bus Stop

This week, I am visiting my kiddos and helping my daughter.
Grandchildren at the bus stop.
From the photo below, it was very early in the morning when they catch the bus.  
Sun is peaking thru the clouds.
Early morning at the bus stop
  This is week 6 of 52 Photos Project  and here is my version of  (Light in the Dark). Check out Bella's blog for this weeks theme. This keeps my photography going even if it's from my iPhone. 
Today is  WOYWW. Julia is having a ATC swap for the 3rd Anniversary of  "What's on your Workdesk, Wednesday 156". So hop on over there and see what all the linking is about.  

 As you can see I am away from my office.  So I bring it with me.
Traveling Workdesk
 In the blue bag, I have my stamps, stencils, color pencils, pens and journals.  In the yellow bag, CPS magazine, a post card book, and materials for sewing. I did not get to finish up my ATC that I was working on. So I  hope to find time to breath and finish. The black bag with more supplies.

Yesterday, I was driving in the big city (H-Town), and I passed by a Container Store. Hope to visit later this week. I am in need of a traveling tote to roll my desk with me on my trips.

I  joined the Index-Card-A-Day Challenge over at Tammy's blog DaisyYellow.SquareSpace. I wanted to challenge my artistic ability to create on paper. From June to the end of July I am going to try to creat on a 3x5 index card. I may not make all the days, but I am going to give it a try to improve my art.  See at the end of summer.

I am hoping to make it home before this weekend. I have a Photoshop Element class this Saturday and I am missing my Guild meeting this morning.

Hope everyone have a safe and wonderful day!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Day 28 May Flower Challenge & Shared Messages from the Universe

Today is Memorial Day and I wanted to Thank all who served our nation for our freedom.  Freedom today is such a gift and many take for granted.  Thank you to all our Nations Military.


This is Day 28 May Flower Challenge Lori is hosting over @ Lori Moon Studio and shared Messages from the Universe.

 I wanted to share a favorite poem from EE Cummins.
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)
i carry your heart with me by E. E. Cummings

Have a safe Memorial Day !

Judith, Texas

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Crazy Week!

At the moment, the apartment is quiet. All the kids are at the pool. I am at my daughters helping her out with the kids.  She has a few days left for work and then off for the summer.  She does not have to be back till the 27th of August when school starts. 

But before the crazy week, I had finished making my last ATC before I mailed it out. Here are photos of what I mailed out to my swap partner.


My very first Swap ever. Hope they like them.
Later, I hope to show how I put them together. Right now I am doing some catching up and had not had a chance to breath.

Have a wonderful Sunday,

Judith, Texas

Friday, May 25, 2012

Happy Camper!

Today is Friday and I for one am a happy camper.  I started out yesterday, getting ready to head home and 30 minutes before I picked up my DH, I received a text from my daughter. She needed my help, so when my DH was ready to head home,  we drove three hours to the house and less than 30 minutes I was back on the road heading back to Houston from Victoria.  My grandson was suspended from school. First Grader....BOYS!

I came to help out my daughter. She is a single mother of four and well, they rest is another story.  So today I spent the day with my grandson. He has no privilages so he and I headed out for my morning latte and then stopped at the Hen House in Spring, Texas. I picked up some goodies to make some ATC's. While the other kiddos are still in the school,  I am going to take this time to brush up on my journaling and sketch book as well. The grand kids love to color with me and I do have my art supplies with me on the trip. I am hoping to pick up a few more items while up in the big city. Some stamps, stencils and etc.  Oh, by the way a container store close by.

Not sure when I will be back to blogging, but I did bring my air card, which by the way is not working.  So I borrow one. 
Here is a picture I did today with the help of my grandson.

I had some 4x5 index cards in my stash and I am happy with the end results.


I used some stamps. Colored in with gel pens. My grandson said add some water and the tackle box needed some worms. He is the artist here.

I am not sure when I will be heading back home to the back-40 but, before then I am going to enjoy my kiddos.

Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Weekend and if you see a Warrior somewhere in our magnificent world, take time to thank them for all they do.

Judith, Texas

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WOYWW # 155

This is what my other work desk looked like before my DH and I headed off to the big city. 

I travel with my DH on his business trips. While he is at work, my day is planned out to catching up on emails this morning. Have lunch with my beautiful daughter today. My DH picked yellow squash and calabeza from the garden, so the kiddos will have a treat.

 Later shop for a last minute gift for my beautiful grand-daughter. She turns 5 tomorrow and has survived a sick heart from day 1. I thank my luck stars.  Later, off to the post office to mail my ATC's to my swap partner. I found my ATC's from Wanda Riggs Monday morning.

Then head off to run errands before I pick up my DH. Check out the rest of the WOYWW at Stamping Ground with Julia Dunnit to see what's going her blog.

Judith, Texas

Monday, May 21, 2012

ATC's in my mailbox

Look what I found in my mailbox this morning!

ATC's from Wanda Riggs.  Quilting Gallery is hosting a ATC Swap and I was Wanda's partner.

This will be my very first swap and I am working on four ATC for my partner. 
She also sent me a post card done in paper piecing.  I just picked up paper piecing this year. I hope to have my quilt top finished soon.  Now I need to get busy with my ATC's. 

Thank you Wanda for the beautiful ATC's and post card. 

Judith, Texas

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Warrior's head home!

This past weekend the folks of Port O'Connor, Texas and surronding commuities hosted Warrior's Weekend for our fellow Warrior's.

I want to give a huge THANK YOU TO ALL THE WARRIORS who fight for our Freedom. 

I am hoping to have photos upoaded to The Victoria Photography Club website soon.  Click on members gallery on the left to view photos from past Warrior's Weekend event. I should have photos uploaded soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

 Judith, Texas


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Warrior's Weekend

I have my press pass for Warrior's Weekend.  Held in Port O'Connor, Texas  May 18 -20, 2012.  I will be shooting photos in Bloomington on Friday when the Warrior's pass thru town.  On Saturday morning, Seadrift when BAMC (Brooks Army Medical Center) Warrior's from San Antonio comes thru. I will then follow the busess to Port O'Oconnor where they will be loading up on the boats at Froggies with their families for a day of fishing.  Check out Warrior's Weekend website for more information on the huge event

Click here for the 2011 Warrior's Weekend photos from the Victoria Photography Club website.

See you all there!
Judith, Texas

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

52 Photos Project Week 4 Movement

This week on Bella's blog  52 Photos Project, the theme is Movement.

Here are a few of my favorite:

Watch my DH riding across the gulf waters.

Cars passing by on the street Charles de Gulle in Paris France. 

Kids playing out on the back 40.

Baby chicks (Emu) passing by.

A road trip on the highway flying by us.

Kids running along the sidewalk.

Kids at the park sliding down.

Bird flying across the waters.

Dolphin swims by.

Moving in all directions.

Check out the rest of links on Bella's blog 52 Photos Project.
Enjoy, Judith

Friday, May 11, 2012

Coupon Clutch

Yesterday evening, I found some time to sew/quilt a Coupon Clutch.  I found the pattern on Moda Bakeshop. The pattern was simple to follow.  Here is my version:

I used two fat quarters.
 Instead of Pellon decor bond interfacing, I used fusible fleece, since that is all I had.
I also used a large snap instead of the magnetic fasteners
Added a big pink button on the flap.

I did not block off the bottom, since I had plenty of room for coupons, pen and a note pad. 
I cut out the index tabs that was included with the instructions..

This clutch makes a great gift for mothers day.

Here is another version of a potato holder I made with 2" hexagon from CD Designs.

Check out yesterday's post for a bigger version (2.5") potato holder.

Another Mother Days Gift!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Today, I joined the WOYWW!

Which is? See for yourself.......

I used to be organized! Knew where everything was, put, at, there, etc......

I still do!  Just takes me awhile to find it. 

Senior moments happen more often. But I do have a plan. 

 Just make sure that I do not move anything on my desk.  RIGHT!

Check out Julia Dunnit's blog at Stamping Ground and see what all the fuss is about.

I have Mother's Day gifts to finish and mail out tomorrow. See the wallet on the right.  One down two to go.

Judith, Texas

Mother's Day Gift in the mail

Today, I mailed off  a mother's day gift to my daughter. 
The other night I was in the mood to sew a new wallet and this is what i made for her. 
 I was in a hurry to get this off in the mail today. So forgive the photos.

Front view

Inside view

 Open view

I also added a potato holder and a mug rug. I forgot the mug rug.  Sorry!

Mother's Day Gift.

All the goodies where handmade by me.  I love to add my touch on the card. 
She will be surprise.

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Coudy Day

Good Morning!

Sun behind the clouds.

Wild flower.

Click on the May Flower Challenge button on my side bar and
visit Lori Moon's blog and see what all the fuss is all about.

Morning glory.


This is what's left of my flower box.


I finally completed another block from the Garden Party Blog Hop Jennifer, Sew Hooked held last month. 

I used scraps left over from several quilts and bags made by me.

I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Thanks for stopping by,

Judith, Texas

Saturday, May 5, 2012

May Flower Challenge Day 5

I finally grab my camera the last few days and here is what I found out my back yard.  Hope to share more soon.

Flowers out back!
Enjoy,  Judith, Texas

New Blogs I am Following!

Before I start, Happy Cinco de Mayo!


There is a new Summer Sewing Contest @ Ellison Lane Quilts. Already in motion.

Ellison Lane Quilts

 Click on the button above to check out what Jennifer and her blogging - buddies have in-store for you.

Not to mentions give-aways.  This will be fun! 

Also, I am following the Annual Blog Celebration of Mixed Media May .  Jane LaFazio is your host today. I am a huge fan.  I am not an artist by all means.  I draw stick people. I could always use a tip any day. I need all the help I can get.

 It is 30 days days of Media artist hosting and on the last day, something in store for all the followers.

One more!

Lori Moon is hosting a annual May Flower Challenge.

This is up my neck of the woods, since I love flowers.  Yellow Roses and Sunflowers!

You will be seeing some of my photos here soon.
That's it for now.  Where do I find the time on my busy schedule. 

P. S. Do not forget to check out the moon tonight. I hope I do not forget to shoot some photos. 

I am up for another challenge! 
Judith, Texas

Friday, May 4, 2012

What I see out my back yard!

This evening I was out sitting on the back porch and saw the moon.

So, I grab my Canon EOS 400D and photograph these two photos.

Just wanted to share what I see out my back yard. 

Have a wonderful evening,  Judith, Texas

Last Day of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Happy Friday to all who stops by!

On that note, today is the last day of the 100 Blocks Blog Tour over at Quiltmaker's Blog.  Hop on over there for a list of all the designers who are showing their blocks published in the new issue that hits stands on May 8.  There are giveaways too!


Today I am showing a page from my sketchbook.  I was in Galveston last week with my DH and I stayed on the island while he was at his meeting that morning.  I decided to go out that morning.  I dressed and got all doll up.  No rush.  Well, when I got back from venturing out on the sea wall,

This is what I looked like when I got back to our room!

Yes, to my surprise. I worked on my hair all morning.

Now I know why he had to shake his head and do a double take...

He is handsome of course!

That is all for now. I have not even started on my morning and it is almost lunch time soon. 

But, I do hope you have a wonderful day...Judith, Texas