Wednesday, April 1, 2015

See ya later Alligator , warning about my Faeries and some eye candy

April Showers bring Spring flowers is the old saying.  So I wonder, we got about 4 drops on our windshield, think that counts?  We shall see what that brings besides making the car look like a spotted steel stallion with a coat of West Texas dust and 4 drops of rain. 

See ya later Alligator  and after while Crocodile.  No that is a saying isn't it?  When I had my photography business I tried the best I could to have fun with it.  When children came to be photographed by Miz Annette we got treats at the end of the session of a Tootsie Pop sucker,  I did share those with the big people also and a balloon tied to the childrens wrists.   LOL not the adults.  But if I forgot to offer a sucker to the adults they would just stand there and smile.  That was my clue---give me a Tootsie Pop sucker please.    Now when the children left I would always say  " See ya later Alligator and after while Crocodile,  I loved it, they would repeat it in their sweet little "cartoon" voices.  I did love to hear them talk.   Then when they came back they would always say that to me.   One mother said she accidently told her child that she went to Miz Annette's and it was an episode of tears. 

I do have a funny balloon story.   I had just finished using the helium tank to fill up 6 pretty pink and big balloons.  The little girl helped me cut the curly ribbon to hold all of them.  She went outside  with her Mom and the balloons.   Well I forgot something and left the "secret garden" to go inside and retrieve whatever it was.  Then when I was stepping out side to the little rock walkway I head a scream from Mom and the Princess.  I thought oh no what could have happened?  Did the turtle that we had around the yard come out and scare them or what could it be?   Well, seems like the pretty pink balloons got away from those tiny fingers and were then floating in the air.   I went over to the little girl and said don't be upset we will go blow some more up.  It is ok and she sniffled and went with me.  I told her that she just sent some balloons to the angels and she just smiled and was a happy camper then.  After that we most always gave the balloons to the angels.  The Mom's like it because they didn't have to ride home with balloons floating around in their cars. 

Now I do have my printed faeries that go to home to other Crazy Quilters so they can use them with their art.   BUT please beware sometimes they make you little things.  They are  sometimes mischievous you know.  Like making you send Miz Annette goodies.   This is just one little package sent to me and the sweet lady said at least the faeries don't drink her wine. WHEW that is good.  It is like Christmas when I get these little packages and they all say the Faeries make them do it.   Good ole Faeries I trained them well.  Ooops did I say that?
See the fabric of Faeries also?   Little stinkers aren't they?
Here is my 1/4 of a block I did on a Round Robin.  We did a 12 inch block and all to work on it.  This lady, wish I had thought of it, made 4 blocks and just tacked them together.   Of course the theme is you guessed it Faeries.   Really fun to embellish this one.  


I have been busy as a little bee but with warmer weather coming quickly upon us will probably or probably not slow down. Well we do have baseball starting up and that is when I do my stitching in the summer. 
I did this sweet little owl with Juliette Crane in Life Book 2015.  You might remember the little horse I did with her 4 years ago.   You remember that,  right?  
Just incase here is the Horse to cute with those blue eyes. 

Onward dear readers.  Kind of sort nearly finished.  
Now in Kathy Shaw's CQJP 2015 I have my April block finished and here it is!!!!!   I am doing 12 blocks of Dia de Los Muertos.  What am I going to do with them you may or may not ask?  I don't have a clue but they are fun to work on with all the quirky little figures.    This is the whole block 8 inches give or take in size.  Depends on my straight stitching as you might notice.  
A close up of the dancing couple.

A close up on one section of the block and please take note the cute little button being featured that the Faeries sent me.   Thank you Faeries and thanks for not drinking the lady's wine. 

One more quick close up.   This subject is just fun  to do and can use all the colors I want.  I don't think it is lacking in color do you?  

Well dear readers that is it.  I hope your eyes didn't get worn out.  But you know I will have more soon.  Thanks for stopping by and seeing what is going on in my world with all my little bunny trails.


  1. What gorgeous colours Annette. Your work, as usual is inspirational. Just love it. Take care Sweetie. Blessings and luv to all your faeries

    1. Hi Lesley, Glad you like the colors and all my dear. The Faeries are waving hi to you over there. oxox

  2. Your DOD blocks just keep getting better and better!! So fabulous!! I love the balloons going up to the angels--how great that is! And I don't know how I could have possibly forgotten about your fairies when gathering goodies--I was so obsessed with DOD--well next time I send you a package, I wil send more fairy oriented goodies--unless of course you are just covered up with packages that people send you!!

    1. Hi Janet, don't you love the angels getting balloons? Oh the Faeries enjoy your DoD goodies also. they are pretty versatile little beings. : ) Oh I never get to many packages and trust me I use every bit of them. Like Christmas for me. Happy arting my dear and love what all you have been creating with your paintings. xo.

  3. Love those stories Annette!! What fun you must have had with those lil ones!!
    On to your fairy gifts- I know you will use these treasures in an absolutely delightful way!!
    And your DOD blocks are stunning as always- I love them!!
    Hoppy Easter to you and Mr. Eldon!! huge hugs my friend! xxoo

    1. Oh Jackie I did so enjoy the little people that came to see Miz Annette and now they are all grown up. Glad you enjoyed the 'stuff" here on the blog. Y'all have a Happy Easter also. No egg hunting any more but I do still make a yummy desert for Hubby and I , sorry the fur babies don't get to share. xox

  4. Your sweet, vivacious and colorful self is translated into these gorgeous and colorful works , such amazing works ! And I just love that little blue eyed horse , actually i did remember him :-) Wishing you a wonderful Easter . xoxo

    1. Hi Jane, that little horse was so much fun and loved the blue eyes. The DoD Cq is certainly different in the CQ world but I am so enjoying it. Hugs to you my artist friend and hope Italy is getting warmer as we speak. Happy Easter to you also. oxox

  5. Hi Annette,

    I so enjoyed your blog today with the stories about the children and balloons for the angels. Your work continues to evolve and is every so gorgeous. You have great talent lady. :)


    1. Thanks you Elaina so glad you enjoyed the balloon story. Everytime I see balloons I think of the angels. Big compliment from you about my art girl. Thank you so much and so good keeping up with you. xooxox


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