Monday This And That

Good Morning!

I was hoping I’d have a new tutorial ready for you today. I had ordered a tool I needed to complete it, but it was damaged in the mail.¬† However, I found out that our local Joann’s store had it in stock. As I walked into the store yesterday, I stopped by a bin shouting 75% off. Well, you know I love bargains and I had to stop. Here is what I bought. These beautiful wood block stamps cost $1.74 each! The stencil was 99 cents! What a bargain!

joannhaulHere is a sneak preview of the project that needed that tool. It includes a piece of my indigo fabric and dyed clothesline.

indigotrivettobeTalking about indigo, here is another shirt I dyed a couple weeks ago. I like this better than the other one I showed on this post.

kohlindigoDave and I went to Nashville this past weekend to see Brian Wilson and his band in concert at the Ryman. Words are hard to describe the concert – knowing about his history with mental illness and all – just seeing and hearing him on stage (although it was very evident that he was not comfortable being there) – what a gift it was for all of us present. Al Jardine’s son Matt blew the crowd away with his falsetto, bringing back the sound of the Beach Boys. In addition to their popular songs they played the entire Pet Sounds album. The talented band of 11 played over 30 songs taking only a 20 minute or so break. I feel blessed to be able to see and hear him and his music that I loved and that brought back some great memories.

brianwilsonOn the way out of town we saw this sculpture! Love it!


I recently made a couple cat toys for Ace and Puddin. I sewed long tubes of fabric and stuffed them with fill and fresh catnip.

newcattoysPuddin was so excited about her new toy. I shot this video when I first gave it to her. These toys were so much easier to make than the mice and they both seem to like them better.

Hope you have a wonderful and creative week!