• Good Things

    Balmy Addiction

    When I was at the Symposium in Mesa last week, my friend Natalia pulled an egg-shaped object out of her purse, pulled the top half off of it, and rubbed the bottom half on her lips. I watched her do this, unsure if I wanted to know the answer, but asked anyway: "What on earth did you just put on?"…

  • Crazy Kids,  Family

    Underwhelmed.

    Sabrina's very special friend recently told her that he likes her a lot. However, he also told her that while he likes her a lot, he likes Kate Beckinsale a lot. As a matter of fact, Kate Beckinsale is to be his future wife, he's decided. No offense, Sabrina. None taken, she assured him. And to prove it, she got…

  • Good Things,  Stitching

    Extras

    I thought I'd show whoever may read this some of the little things I didn't include in my first two Attic posts. 🙂 Here are a couple of "smalls" I made from the upcoming Brother's Keeper chart (to be released at Nashville)… I won't be putting instructions in the chart for these, as they're really very simple. The top small…

  • Good Things,  Stitching,  Travel

    The Attic, Part II

    Yesterday I shared with you some shop photos of The Attic, and I have just a few left.. I also took some pictures during the actual Symposium, which was held at Hyatt Place (a fabulous hotel, with the nicest staff!)… I loved this collection of beaded scissors fobs… My mother's two loves: red and chocolate… I'm sad I couldn't get…

  • Good Things,  Stitching,  Travel

    The Attic, Part I

    What a wonderfully perfect time I had at The Attic's 2012 Sampler Symposium! It has always been a dream of mine to visit this sampler oasis in the desert, so when Jean invited me to present a workshop there, I couldn't email my RSPV fast enough. For those of you who have never had the pleasure of being there in…

  • Good Things

    Sunshine and Ice

    In just a few hours, I'll be heading off to Arizona to attend the Sampler Symposium at The Attic. I've been waiting all winter long for cold, snowy weather to arrive, and now that it's at our doorstep, I'm leaving Omaha! (I love winter weather.) Earlier in December, we did have one sunny, icy day, but since then, we've had…

  • Family,  Travel

    Lady Luck

    Mike has told Breanna for years that when she turns 21 he would take her to Vegas. So when they invited me to go along, I packed my stitching and went with them. Yes, my stitching. Moving on. We were there for 3 days, and although I dragged my camera everywhere, I didn't actually take very many photos. Here are…

  • Stitching

    Start Line

    I'm so excited for 2012 and all of the stitching projects I have planned! I've been going over my mental list of all of my 2011 starts and finishes, and with the help of Miss Katrina, I've got a guide to get me through a more productive year of finishes. (Upon my begging her, she set up a "Paulette's 2012…

  • Crazy Kids

    Disturbia

    I may have mentioned a time or two that Sophie wants to be famous some day. In her mind, there's no need to wait tables in Hollywood while attending as many auditions as she possibly can. Heck, there's not even a need for an agent. Instead, there are two very powerful tools Sophie has discovered at her young age that…

  • Family

    Family.

    Over the Christmas season, my sister and niece came to visit and I insisted on taking some pictures of them together while Natalie was in the mood to pose for the camera (a very rare thing indeed!).  And lest you think little Natalie is this sweet and cuddly all the time, the next photo is definitely more reflective of her…