November 30, 2011

I did not make this…

I am learning to quilt… but I did not make this.  I bought this from a friend/designer Vicki Bellino

photoThank you Vicki… it is an honor to have a quilt that you designed, pieced, and quilted. Go check out her website. She has a new book coming out in February.. go take a look it is called ENGLISH PAPER PIECEING click the link to check it out on the MARTENGALE & CO website.

September 26, 2011

New blog I found… check out her new book..


Tanya has  a promotion going on now where you could win a pattern.  Very cute projects in her book.


Her book can be found at AMAZON and BARNES AND NOBLE

Love this blog… check her out..

Stacy is a former attorney turned interior decorator, blogger, and reluctant DIYer.. I hope she doesn’t mind I copied this from her blog.  Go check out her wonderful eye candy.. I really enjoy her blogging.. and her taste in decorating.

September 25, 2011

wooohooo Quilt Retreat this weekend…


Cant believe it is that time already… getting things packed and picking my projects I want to work on.. It is always so much fun .. we get to sew all day and night.. they feed us.. keep water, coffee and juice going all day and night.. I love walking around and seeing what everyone is working on.  If you ever have wanted to go … check this out…


Retreat :, quilting, heirloom fabrics, Karen Snyder:
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September 18, 2011

New Paint for the outside ….

The day we bought this house I knew we would paint it… It was painted the one color I don’t like… ick! blue!  After 12 different colors on the siding and asking everyone what the thought.. We finally made up our minds. We are very happy with it… and we love the new lights and new gate. New roof next year.. and new front door soon. .


September 12, 2011

Win a Watercolor Portrait.. by Rachael Rossman

Check out Kevin and Amanda's blog for all the details.  click here * 
and see the awesome watercolor of her babies,  Miley and Howie… her adorable Boston Terriers.
  I would love to win and have my babies watercolor done.
Bug & Ellie 
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March 27, 2011

March 18, 2011

Back and forth....

I guess I can say I have a beach house now.. ( wouldn't that be lovely ) When I am in Vancouver and talking about home I have to say Beach House so everyone will know where I am talking about.

I have gone to a couple of home shows with my cousin for ideas of whom to call when we need something done on the Vancouver house. Karen and I have gone to home depot, lowes, and we dragged my Phyllis with us to a couple of furniture stores and bathroom stores. We stopped at a deli in Portland called the Elephants Deli and it is my new favorite lunch place to go. Check it out if you are ever in Portland.

Needless to say last week was a bit crazy with the earthquake in Japan.. tsunami warnings here and in Hawaii.. we had several friends in Hawaii that were evacuated I was in Vancouver at the time and I was a bit stressed that I was not home with Robert. I know he had his hands full with everything that he had to do.. but when something like this happens you want to be with your loved ones. Robert was up all night and day, they ended up evacuating the lower level of Seaside.

I feel so bad for the people in Japan and all they are going through. Please think of them, we had it so much easier than them and they are having to go through all this fear of the nuclear plants now.

I am going to try and keep posting I dont know why it has been so very hard for me. blah blah blah with as much as I like to talk you would think I could... :)

♥ Joy

January 08, 2011

The New Year....

My Goal for this year is to have a much healthier year... What is yours?

Because of my constant illness we have come to realize that we will not be able to retire on the Oregon Coast.. when Robert retires we will have to move inland. I was gone for several days a couple of times this past year and I breathe much easier. We do love it here so much... we definitely will be coming back for long weekends. No we wont be leaving right away. I will just have to go inland a little more, and make sure I am on top of my meds.

Take Care... ♥ Joy