Monday, March 29, 2010


Has this ever happened to you? Something in the world of your hobby/passion happens and you get really get are all hepped up and can hardly breathe????

That happened to me yesterday and today. Yesterday I found out that one of my favorite cross-stitch designers is designing no more!!!! Cathy of Carriage House Samplings is retiring from cross-stitch design. Oh no!!!! She is one of my absolute favorite designers!!!!!!

Then today the Shepard's Bush retreat was announced. This will take place in September and sounds absolutely unbelievable. Pretty much like you were in heaven!!!!

So, I have some serious emotional problems to deal with over here. Getting over the retirement of one designer and the disappointment of knowing that there is something happening that would be perfect for me but for the cost!!!!

I just have to keep repeating....what doesn't kill us makes us stronger!!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Rolf Armstrong

I clicked on Old Paint tonight and up popped an artist I did not know of, Rolf Armstrong, although I am certain I have seen his work before.
I love these images! I wish I could have lived in the 1920's. Love the clothes and music from that time.
The graphic art from that time was amazing. Have you seen greeting cards or sheet music from that period? Crazy good.
Hope you enjoy these images.
I am no glamor girl; but it would be fun to be one for a day!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Recently I got back in touch with one of my dearest friends from childhood, Diane. We lived really close to each other and hung around together a lot from 5th grade through high school. You know, the kind of friend you played Barbies, Life, and Monopoly with. The kind of friend where you could spend hours just hanging out at each others house. The kind of friend where you knew her parents and siblings. Now all of these years later, lo and behold, we both love to stamp and make cards. I got a wonderful package in the mail yesterday from Diane. She made the card above! I LOVE it!!!!!

Diane and her sister, Lorie, started a small business making and selling paper goods and other things. You can see their business card below. They have some of their wares for sale at a great shop in Homewood, Illinois, Art 4 Soul. I have not been there yet but I can't wait to check it out. I absolutely love their style. Those are their gift tags above.

Below is a darling rabbit that Diane colored. It is so vibrant. Very cool!

Below is their business card....what a great name for a business. It is named in memory of their Hungarian relatives. (I don't know why this is underlined. I can't seem to get rid of it! It's always something!!!) I will keep you posted on the further adventures of Goulash and our stamping.