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Monday, January 21, 2013

Here is my latest project, Tulip Heart.  I’m so hoping that the collaging will tone down the colors a tad as this one is even a little bright for me.   I already have the wools picked out for this pattern (new wool that has arrived in the last few days) and am anxious to start hooking it.
I'm crazy about color so I snapped some pictures of my work area while painting.  These colors just make me happy. 

Since the first of the year, I have been diligently trying to purge items that I no longer need.  A blog post (can’t remember the blog) suggested getting rid of 10 items a day and at the end of the month you will have purge 400 items.  I have been doing this faithfully for the last 18 days and have made many trips to Salvation Army.  My family has even joined in on the fun, yeah right….fun being the operative word.   While I have purged a lot of stuff, I think the point of the exercise is to also organize as you go which I haven’t done.  It is a challenge some days to find the time to ditch 10 items.

So you are probably wondering why I am writing about this 10 items a day purge….Well, I've gotten to the point where I have items I want to purge as they don’t fit my d├ęcor any longer but don’t really want to take them to a thrift store as I don’t believe they will be appreciated as much as they should.  Lori Rippey sold items recently on her blog at bottom bargain prices to clean out her stash but insure that the items were going to someone who really wanted them and would appreciate them.  Over the next week, I plan to do the same.  I’ll probably do 3 to 4 items at a time and see how it goes. 

My first two items are dolls made by Cheryl Kuhn and let me tell you her handwork is pretty awesome. She is a part of the Earth Angel crew and her blog is Small Stories.  I don’t believe she makes dolls anymore and I purchased these both in 2001.  The first doll is just as sweet as she can be.  She measures and has a weighted bottom for positioning in a seated position.  I’m asking $30 plus shipping for her.




The second doll is more primitive in nature. Her asking price is $20 plus shipping. (sorry about the blurry photo)

I also have three fabric covered books in varying sizes.  I’m asking $7 plus shipping for all three.
UPDATE ~ SOLD

If interested in any of the items just email me at davemariab@sbcglobal.net Thanks for stopping by, Maria 






































7 comments:

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Miss Maria! Look at you ~ painting and purging in one fell swoop! You are one busy girl!! I love the single flower design!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Maria ~
You are just too darned talented (but you'd better check your math skills...lol!).
Purging 10 items a day is a great idea!!!
That tulip will be a great pattern.
Happy MLK Monday to you :)
Hugs :)
Lauren

WoolenSails said...

We finally got floors down on my side of the basement, so now I need to clean off my table and get ready to paint again. I do enjoy painting and mixing up the crafts I do.

Debbie

Sandi said...

wow! i love that tulip drawing, so simple and prim...
when will it be available as a hooked rug pattern, Maria?

Sandi

Sandi said...

Love the tulip! when will that be available as a rug hooking pattern?

Sandi

Sandi said...

Hi Maria :)

will the tulip be available as a rug hooking pattern soon?

Sandi

Sandi said...

Hi Maria :)

will the tulip be available as a rug hooking pattern soon?

Sandi