Sunday, May 30, 2010


We purchased this lamp on a recent vacation
and wanted to know if anyone would have
some information about it. I have been all
over the internet and cannot find this particular
lamp at all. There are many that have the same
numbers but not the same painting on them.
It is a Quoizel with the number #1962 and a
year date of 1973. I have several emails out to
people who may know about it, but have not
heard back. I am sure they must have been
mass produced, but find it kind of odd that there
is no pictures of it or information.
Its approximately 29" tall, 15" across the top
shade. There are no chips or cracks on it at all.
The electric does leave some to be desired as
someone did a lousy job and left it hanging
underneath. We plan to have it rewired. For
now would just like some information on it.
Mushy Hugs
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Not sure what this rabbit just ate, but he didn't like
it thats for sure. I took this from our balcony at the
condo in Hilton Head last week.....lucky shot..LOL.
Mushy Hugs
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Bingle Bears Give Away.....  is the place to go if you want to join in a giveaway that is all sweetness.  What wonderful bears are here to see.  Hurry over to Cheryls blog an join in and also join as a follower.
Mushy Hugs

Thursday, May 20, 2010

My thrift store find.....

Diane Knott mentioned and had a picture of her
"spooner". They were used to hold collected tea
spoons or serve celery in at meal times. I already
have one at home in KY. We are still in SC and
will be heading home on Saturday. I also found a
great lamp I had been looking for since moving to
KY for my front window in my living room. It was
a very good year for me at local thrift stores.

Diane's blog url is listed among my favorites so
go check her out.
Mushy Hugs
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Meeting an Admired Designer

This morning found us in Lexington South Carolina. We
are on our way to Hilton Head SC and stayed the night here
so I could meet Ann Kullberg a well know colored pencil
portrait artist and teacher. I have only been doing pencil for
a short time and found Ann on the internet right from my pencil
beginnings. I have been in awe of her work and have many
of her patterns. Its because of Ann that I have this medium
very relaxing and hypnotic. I was honored that I was able to
meet with her and talk with her prior to beginning her class
this morning. She is from Washington state and for her to be
teaching so close to me and right on our way to the beach was
a hands down I have to meet her.

I started her pattern of a Yorki that came out about 3 weeks ago
yesterday in the car after we left home for our trip. I had did an abbreviated version the day the pattern came,
but my daughter in law Traci was here from IN and took it home with her. LOL, they have 3 Yorkies and the
picture resembled all 3 of them in different ways. I took what I had done in the car, about half way complete,
in with me to show Ann. Now this really had me scared as I needed to know just how my self taught pencil
drawing skills stood. No one likes to be told "oh dear or dead silence". I waited and almost passed out when
she exclaimed how fantastic I was doing. Several of the students were watching and exclaimed the same thing. be told something from a top notch colored pencil artist is beyond anything you could imagine. I walked
out to the car on a cloud. What a rush.......Mushy hugs
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Friday, May 14, 2010

Breakfast at Ginger's- golden retriever dog eats with hands

Breakfast at Ginger's- golden retriever dog eats with hands

This is absolutely hilarious. For all you that have those dog day
mornings....this will make you look at it in a different way.
Its worth a watch.
Mush Hugs

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Diane Knott is having a GIVEAWAY

Run, don't walk to Diane's Blog and post for this wonderful fabric she is doing a Give Away with.  Sign up and follow her so you don't miss out on future items she gives away from time to time either.  Diane is a very generous person as is her daughter Holly, with both their hints, tutorials and gifts.  Enjoy and hope one of us wins! 

This ends  Friday the 14th....
Mushy Hugs

Friday, May 7, 2010

News Flash!!! Super Giveaway!

Go to the above Blogspot and see the wonderful giveaway Michelle Palmer is doing.  I love her work, its so impressive.  I have framed two of her muslin illustrations and just love to look at them.  So hurry over to her blogspot and sign up for a great giveaway and become a fan of hers too, you won't be sorry.
Mushy Hugs

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Munchkin Spencer

This is my youngest granddog Spencer. He was here for a full week and
both he and Maggie were great. There were a couple evenings when both
dogs were a bit tired that in passing the lips raised on the edge a bit. Like
children when tired they are not the nicest. He made himself at home, but
I have the feeling that Maggie was counting his days....LOL.
Mushy Hugs
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