Wednesday, December 3, 2014


This sleepy guy is made from a CN railroad blanket. (Canadian national railroad) The CN was stamped on the blanket.   Didn't even notice it until I got it home and put it in the wash. A nice surprise. Hand stitched, original g.a.s. art design.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Working with felt and wool

rein deer pillow. appliqued felt rein deer,hand stitched onto vintage felted wool blanket,pillow

vintage felted wool blanket for the back ground, felted wool snowmen appliqued with blanket stitch,accented with vintage buttons. Patterns have been adapted from Twigs,Ghosts,&Cinnamon's Snowmen  By Monika Brint  decorative painters book.                                                                     You can find my owls for sale at The 33rd street market in Saskatoon Saskatchewan.                  

Friday, October 3, 2014



Fall has arrived. The weather has turned cold.Time to start new projects. These cute guys were made a few months ago on the rainy days spent out of the flower gardens. I know there will be many more to come.
Made from a vintage Early's Whitney 4 Point Blanket.( for those of you that collect these highly collectible blankets this one was not in great shape.The edge was torn and there were holes in the middle so cutting it up and reusing it was a good thing.)
So I would like you to meet. 
 On the left,with dark indigo striped belly is -Early 
  In the middle, with 4 points on his belly is - Point
  On the right, with red strip belly is -Whitney
 They are blanket stitched with embroidery floss, stuffed with new stuffing. Owls are made from an original  g.a.s.  design.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Blooming In The Garden

Lilies blooming in the flower gardens this week.

This is a new one this year.

This one is also new.

The weather has been very hot this week. There are so many forest fires in B.C., Alberta and Northern Saskatchewan. There is just a haze and the smell of smoke in the air. Ripped apart one of the back flower beds the treated landscape ties we put in a few years ago had already rotted. Also removed to Elder trees that the cats had used for a scratching post. There was no bark left on the bottom of the trees.Well this is all for this week.Linking up with
Friday flaunt your flowers.

Friday, July 11, 2014

This is what the garden looked like after 5in. of rain. Picture was taken the end of June,Canada Day weekend 2014. The flowers are pretty waterlogged but are slowly recovering.  
Princes Lily
New lily in the flower garden this year.
Flower bed in front of the studio.
My favorite colors in the garden, purple,blue and orange.These colors are very dominate threw out my gardens.
Love the color combination of yellow and blue in the garden. Straw flowers, lobelia , million bells.

 Linking up with Tootsie Time                      

Friday, June 27, 2014

Bowling Ball Waterfall

This is the waterfall at one end of the pond.
This is a poured concrete  pond that the deck sits on top of.When we poured the pond we didn't make shelves along the sides for the plants to sit at different levels.Big Mistake. It is about 3 to 4 feet deep.This year I made floating plant pots. 
Linking up with Tootsie Time,Fertilizer Friday,Flaunt Your Flowers.

Monday, May 5, 2014


          800 page views yesterday. mmm wonder if that is a blogger mistake? Wish some would have left comments or joined the blog. Oh well it is what it is?  g.a.s.

Saturday, February 8, 2014


It's still winter here and darn cold! So I thought I would brighten the day with colorful pictures of rubber boots I have painted.

Original g.a.s. design...

Friday, February 7, 2014

Back From A Winter Get Away.

Prince Edward Island Canada.
Traveled to the east coast of Canada in January.
Confederation Bridge Prince Edward Island side.
Stayed 2 weeks.Did some visiting and traveled the island.
Traveled threw New Brunswick, on our way to Halifax Nova Scotia
Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia. A most beautiful amazing place.