Sunday, July 31, 2011

Surprise We Have New Neighbors!

Today we noticed a nest on the front porch... at first we thought it may be a wasp nest as we have had a few lately... a closer look tells another story.  Looks like a family has moved in.   Today we put up a new suet for the momma bird to eat from! 

Momma keeping the eggs warm.
Three little ones.
Momma keeping an eye on us.
Click on the images to enlarge.

July - August 2011


 

Steampunk ATC for SWAP

I am participating in a Steampunk SWAP over at Rubber Stamp Chat.  They have a ton of swaps going on all the time.  If you have been looking for a place for stampers this it is a great place to have some stamping fun!!!


On my ATC I used Viva Las VegaStamps exclusively.
Stamped balloon images with Memento, Rich Cocoa.  The lady and sentiment were stamped  with Crimson Red, VersaFine, as were the edges of the card.  Used Copics for coloring.  Lady was embellished with Stickles.  Added washes.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bremerton Farmers Market on Thursdays

The weather was perfect for the Farmers Market in Evergreen Park.  There was wonderful... music, produce, wares, breads, pastries, ice cream, jewelry, hamburgers, hot dogs, salmon patties... there was so much I can't list it all.  



Here are a few vendors I would like to share with you this week.  
London Maid
A Glass Act 
Made in Manette
CJ's
Anything but White

LONDON MAID
Kristin Day has the very best CRUMPETS, stop and try one of her samples.  In addition  to Crumpets she sells other breads.  We have had her crumpets and apple butter... they are to die for!!!  





A GLASS ACT
Recycled Glass... be sure to stop by... Jacky davis has taken unwanted dishes, teacups, bowls and glassware and created one of a kind serving dishes and more







MADE IN MANETTE
Carolee Valentine has created aprons from vintage style fabrics, knitted hats, made bags from recycled materials, pillows and more.  Here is a sample of her creations.







ANYTHING BUT WHITE
Susan Moorhead has so many wonderful colors in her tie dyed art




Visit the Bremerton Farmers Market and have dinner at CJ's booth!!!  They grill great hamburgers, salmon patties or veggie burgers... THE CORN ON THE COB IS WONDERFUL!!!!


Evergreen Park
THURSDAYS 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Sundays on the Boradwalk Bremerton
11:00AM to 3:00PM

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Random Hearts - Found in Denver

Last month I spent nine days in Denver.... while there I glimpsed a few hearts.  I took almost 1,000 pictures.  I am sure I will find a few more hearts once I get the pictures organized!


 One heart floating by...
 This tree has a heart shape in my eyes!
Another heart in my eyes.


Mushroom Heart...
The third layer from top hidden there you see it.



For more amazing hearts visit Guest Heart Thursday. HERE!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Artists Gather to Create Gift for Friend!

Two weeks ago we heard our friend had to have surgery.  I was leaving on vacation shortly after I got the news.  I emailed our small group of artists and asked each one if they would like to participate in creating a fat book for her.  The response was was awesome.  Everyone wanted to create a page, they would either mail or deliver them when I returned from vacation.  Then I could get them bound and on her doorstep as quickly as possible.   Here is the book I delivered today. 

Cover practically covered with ribbon!
Cover with the ribbon pulled back.
Inside cover and tags. 

Tag  in side the cover...




Kris's page!
Back of Kris's and front of Miki's
Back of Miki's and front of Grace's

Back of Grace's and front of mine
 Back of mine and front of Linda's.
Stamps VLVS = Hot Air Balloon, EIffel Tower and Ferris Wheel 
 Back of Linda's and front of Carralee's

Back of Carralee's and inside back covers.


Outside Back cover. 

1925 Hudson Super Six

Sunday we got a call from a family friend asking if we would be around in the afternoon.  If so he could he drop by and take dad out for a ride.  Dad had no idea when we asked him to come out in the front yard that he would find a 1925 Hudson Super Six waiting to take him out for an afternoon ride!!!!

Isn't she a beauty!
 Check out the wooden spokes!
 Please show me where the brake pads are hiding!!!
 Under the hood...
 On the hood!
 The dash


 The manual crank for the windshield wiper... 
Yes, there is only one wiper!
The passenger must have had to help out???
 The door latch inside the car.
 The crank or lever for the back window.
 Leather strap to keep the door from lying all the way back and hitting the car. 
Yes, it is leather... looks like a belt.
 Dad has been on his ride and returning home. 
 One happy fellow!
Read more about Hudson HERE.
Wikepedia HERE