Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hi Welcome
It is so nice to have you stop by and hope you come back often

A little about me I love to paint and do craft
I paint in oil , watercolor, pastels
Some acrylics for fun things
Do some Paper Clay, do little sewing .
I would call it primitive.
Like doing handwork Crazy Quilt, Wool Penny rugs
I do some kind of craft  . I think all most every day.
I go painting on wed almost every week .Social thing, great friends
 With a few friend that paint .
When I have a trouble they help

I like to decorate my house .
I have rooms that are country, Shabby chic.
When I get back from my travels
I will get some new chairs and carpet for my family room Maybe craft room
Paint my living room Red will be the color.
I collect and 
play, dress  Annete Himstet Doll. Sew dresses for then
They where made in Germany,
But no longer  are being made. 
Some are life size most of mine are.
They fun you can made anything fit 
 They stay neat  never get dirty just dusty

We also travel some
End of February
 Going to Cadiz Spain 
My granddaughter study there.
 We went to see her and really like .The weather is nice .
I go to the sea every day and look for sea glass
I hoping to do watercolor painting
Taking some hand work with wool
If any one knows of a place by Cadiz to see.Let me know.
 Want to go to White villages,Portugal.
 If driving ,train or bus tour,what is the best way to go. If you know any thing about the area 
let me know.

I have been married 50 years this last year.
Have four granddaughter 
Jessie- Kathryn--Kristen--Jillian
Jessie is coming to Spain to stay two weeks.

In may me and my daughter
Jessie and Jillian are going to UK
We will be there for two weeks 
My nephew is living there for a couple years
Looking forward to go see Knotting Hill and everything else
If anyone has somewhere they liked or some neat shop. Would love to hear
I'm sure many have been there I  would like to hear your favorite place

I have one son He live in Minneapolis
He also does allot of traveling
 He works for Honeywell

My husband was in the Air Force for 24 year
We live in Texas, Va. Pa,Panama .
It was wonderful time
 Then went to work at a bank
(Wells Fargo )
He love to fish and golf
He even brings fish home
No ice fishing just summer fishing 

Leave a comment 
Let me know if you want to be in one of the two giveaways
I will be having them often here one my blog
 I just had one ,Three blogger  won
These are the prizes
Will pick Feb 15th

1  Small painting of a Rose on a easel 
,two paper boxes good for storage

My designs
 Med Framed Rose , Basket with egg rose on it
 , Paper Clay Hand Necklace.
I had a button party,
the package is from that,

 I make many crafts and love to give them away.
I do have a niece that does shows that sell crafts and vintage things. 
She took  my things to sell I had so many projects done .
 She is going to  travel the states  Winter in the south, Summer up north. 
 She bought a  camper to live in .
It sounds fun 
I would be to scared, she is very sure of her self.

This is my work for today
Proud of the zipper bags if know me I'm not much of a seamstress.
 Have never did a zipper before.
Saw one in a shop I thought about them and tried, only had to rip out one time
Next time I will line them.
I'm going to use them for cords for charger
I will make them for one of the giveaways.
The dream catcher I saw it on pintrest .
Going to keep adding lace string to it

 Wings and hearts for valentines
I have been looking at different blogs and would like to do the  themes 
for everyday to post.
Like Mosaic Monday
Alphabe Thursday
In spain it will be fun to post.
I hope to meet more girls like I have meet
Try and take better  pictures
Have a great 
Grow Your Blog


  1. Hi Laura,

    It's fun to get to know a new blogger, so I really enjoyed this post. I can say first-hand (because I just opened them tonight) that your work is terrific, thanks to being a previous winner. And the box was filled with wonderful surprises! I'll send you a note separately, but I wanted to let you know that the package arrived and I was so very, very pleased with it! Snowmen are on display and all parts of the package are finding their spot! More later!

  2. Hi Laura, I have been blog hopping this evening catching up with old friends and making new ones. I do hope that you post pictures of your travels so that I can travel along with you. It is my way of seeing other places. I enjoyed reading your blog tonight. Have a great day. Shirley@shirleystitches

  3. You make beautiful art, and you have a very eclectic blog. I was impressed with your sewing skills. Much better than mine. I loved everything you showed and look forward to seeing your travels to the UK.

    Loved the visit, since this is my first time at your blog and GYB.

  4. hi! found and followed you from the gyb party. love your blog! hope you'll stop and visit me as well! have an awesome week!

  5. Stopping by from GYB party. I scrolled through, reading and looking at photos of your paintings and work area. So Much fun. Enjoyed my visit to your blog. section 1

  6. Hi Laura, found and following through the Grow Your Blog link-up fro Vicki at "2 Bags Full".

    If there are two things I love besides books, that would be crafts and travel. My mother was born in Switzerland and we have a doll (about the size of a 2-3 year old child) made with my grandmother's hair. (Mom used to say it was so long that when my grandmother sat down, it would reach the floor!)

    Following you by email and on GFC, Linky and Etsy, and I'm also looking forward to hearing about your upcoming travels!

  7. I'm so enjoying learning more about you and seeing how many interests we share. I have a few Himstedt dolls so it's wonderful to find someone else that loves them, too. I've had fun looking back through your posts and seeing pics of your dolls. Sweet hugs, Diane

  8. Very interesting blog! It sounds like you are a very busy lady with crafting, painting and travelling. Your trip to Spain sounds great. If you can you should go to Barcelona to see the Gaudi cathedral.I saw a documentary about it and it looks amazing. I lived in England for 4 years and would have to say that the British Museum is my favorite spot. It's amazing and has so many exhibits that you could go every day for a week and not see everything. I'll be following you to hear all about your travels. Enjoy the rest of the party. It will probably go on for several days!(or weeks!).

  9. Blog hopping with “Grow Your Blog”. Its so great to meet you. Wishing you the best!!
    following you !!

  10. Hi, so nice to meet you - stopping by from Grow Your Blog party and enjoying learning about your beautiful and creative art.
    Have a wonderful day.

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoyed reading yours and seeing your creations! Enjoy the blog hop!

  12. So nice to meet you! Thank you for dropping by my blog too. You do lovely work.

  13. 50 Years Married ! wow! congrats. Brenda - Austrlia - GYB

  14. Thank you for inviting us to come and visit I love to crazy quilt too.

  15. Your blog is lovely! Your creations are beautiful! Thank you for visiting my blog, too!

  16. Laura, your work is beautiful. Thanks for visiting and leading a comment on my blog. Please stop by again.

  17. Hi Laura, you have a fun filled life!! I also love travel and dolls as you discovered! Thank you for visiting my blog and following - I am following you now and I will be back and am looking forward to hearing about Spain!! take care, blessings Hettienne

  18. Hi Laura,
    thank you for visiting and following. I read several posts on your blog. You are a very busy and creative
    lady ! Your paintings/ portraits are wonderful. Will be following you. Have fun blog hopping !
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  19. Hi Laura! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Travelling always makes me happy, I just wish I had more time for it. Happy blogging!

  20. Hi Laura...nice to meet you here on "Grow Your Blog Party"! Thank you for stopping by my blog! :) You are very crafty! Your work is lovely! I will need to return to your blog off and on to see what you are working on. I love to create things to give away to friends and family too! :)

  21. Hello Laura
    It's lovely to meet you at Vicki's GYB party!
    Like you, I enjoy dabbling in many crafts, especially creating collage, both fabric and paper, journals, cards and quilting!
    Please tell me what paper clay and Wool Penny rugs are?! They both sound interesting to me!

    It's lovely meeting and getting to know like minded souls from around the world.
    We both enjoy travel so we have lots in common!
    I hope you join us on Mosaic Mondays. I'll watch out for you!
    I am following you too Laura.

    Enjoy the party and I'll be back to visit again once the party quietens down!

    There are so many new interesting people to meet and so little time!

  22. Thank you for visiting me Laura.Wll be back soon to read more about you.New follower.

  23. Thank you for visiting me. Will be back soon to check out your lovely blog!

  24. Hi Laura, thank you much for stopping by my blog. This is a great party. Looking forward to getting to know you and your lovely blog.

  25. Great to meet you Laura, I'm visiting from the UK
    Thank you for sharing all your lovely crafts!

  26. Hi Laura, dropping by from GYB, where do you live now? Sounds like you have been a lot of places. I like wool work too. Your dreamcatchers certainly are pretty.

  27. Thank you for visiting me, Laura!! I am happy to visit you and follow :) Keep up the good work

  28. Wow, you are one busy girl, Laura! I hope you enjoy your upcoming trips and take lots of photos to share with us :)

  29. Hi Laura - thanks for visiting my blog. You certainly have a lot happening with all your projects and your family - and also your travelling! Have fun on your next vacation. cheers Wendy

  30. Visiting from GYB party. It seems that you are a really busy lady. Your paintings are fabulous. I am joining as a new follower.

  31. Hello Laura, thanks for coming to my blog!But please go back and leave a comment on the Grow your blog party post to be added in the giveaway! I love doing all kinds o crafts! Have fun in Spain!AriadnefromGreece!

  32. Greetings from the Pacific Northwest! What a lovely rose painting. Enjoyed visiting your blog.

  33. Hi Laura - thank you for visiting Comptonia :)
    You certainly do a lot of traveling! It must provide endless inspiration for your artwork and creations. I look forward to seeing more.

  34. Hello, Its nice learning about you and what you do. I enjoyed your blog so much, I decided to follow.

  35. Oh Laura, I love your paintings, they're so beautiful! And the roses in this post are so gorgeous, yes please count me in for your giveaway :) I'm happy to meet you through the GYB party. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog! I'm going to follow your blog through feedly and linky followers. Wishing you a beautiful day ~ Wendy of Apple and Apricot

  36. visiting via Vicki's GYBP; congratulations on your anniversary...wonderful accomplishment! My parents have been married 63 years in October. Traveling to of my favorite countries; enjoy and have a wonderful time. God speed

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