Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Few New Things......

Hello Blogging Friends!
I hope that you all are enjoying these last days of summer. Actually here in Illinois it has been almost Fall like. We are in for three days worth of rain in our area,so now I have no excuse not to get more done....:).
Our summer has not been a normal one.....due to my husbands surgery and recovery we were not able to get away this year, but I have enjoyed the many hours that we have been blessed with, just sitting on the porch, or out in the garden watching the world go by.We have the most gorgeous butterflies this year....multitudes of them, so along with those and the wonderful song birds that come back every year, it has been a pure delight just staying home. But.....he will be returning to work next week, and I really need to get back into the groove of working steady again also, so this is what I started with.....
This is one of my block sitters.......I felt I needed to get some done for Halloween, so here is the first one. This is Dracula, and he just makes me giggle. Soon to follow will be Frankie, and his sister Wanda the Witch. Might even throw in a mummy or two also!

This is a mini noodle board and the wonderful design is by Renee Mullins. I really love the simplicity of this piece. What I like about these also, is after the holiday, you can flip them over, and use then as candle mats.

This was a design by Kim Klasson that was featured in Create and Decorate magazine. Kim did her design on a floor cloth, and I adapted mine to the tray. Kim is one of my all time favorite designers......we love the same colors...:)
Well hopefully I will be getting back into a normal routine here soon.......but in the meantime I want to thank each and everyone of my wonderful followers for having such patience while I get back into the swing of things again. You are all the greatest! Now off to check out your wonderful blogs! Till next time...........Blessings to All


  1. Jody,

    I love them all but have got to say I love the tray the best. Glad to hear that your hubby has made a complete recovery and will be returning to work. Life is Good!


  2. Those are adorable Jody! Wow, your summer sounds an awful lot like mine, lol, and my hubby is going back to work next week too...YIPPEE!!!!!

  3. Just beautiful work,love the tray too!

  4. Wonderful painting! I love them all! Glad that your husband in on the mend. I have had more butterflies this year also and I just read in the paper that they aren't as many this year....maybe they should check out our yards.


  5. Ya do such nice work, Jody!
    I like everything, but the tray is my fave ☺
    Glad your hubs is doin well, and is able to get back to work. I know what ya mean about the summer...sounds like our summer!

    Enjoy your day.


  6. Hello. All of your work is wonderful, but that tray is fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with you readers. Blessings to you.

  7. Im glad I found your blog. When I started crafting, I started with tole painting, havent painted in a long time but your blog has given me the ambition to maybe get the brush out again! My favorite is Renee Mullins :), your work is beautiful!

  8. Adorable pieces -- it would be tough to choose a favorite, but the mini noodle board design is so sweet!

  9. I've just stumbled upon your blog. Wonderful place to visit and you have a wonderful talent for painting great fall pieces. Very nicely done. Love 'em! :) P


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