Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Busy, Busy Week

Finally, I am making new friends. Wednesday I played Canasta with a wonderful group of women from my Newcomers club. Thursday I played Spite and Malace with a differerent group from Newcomers. Some of the women were the same so I got to know them even better and I really love these women! It's so different than in Indiana. Thursday night DH and I went out to dinner with new friends and had a wonderful time! Friday I stayed home and made curtains. Saturday DH and I Played pinochle with the same new friends. I was pretty much clueless but I had a nice time. I am determined to learn this! Today we are meeting new friends at Red Rock Casino for brunch. I have only met her on the phone but I like her already.

I am not used to all this activity and I'm tired but a good tired! Note to self: Pace myself.

The ultimate in Thriftiness

For those of you who really know me, I love a bargain! I bought a brand new king sized bed skirt at Salvation Army and made these headers. I paid $1.00!!!! There are three headers for my kitchen. That make them .33 1/3 cent apiece! Yea. I made them on my wonderful little Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine that my wonderful sister, Barbara, gave me for my bithday several years ago. Thanks you Barbara!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Learning How to Live Your Life like peeling an onion...With each layer you cry. It's something like that. Jim say's his job is like peeling an onion. So....I painted this for him.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Foliage Picture

If anything gave me fits, it was this one. It is not finished. Well, maybe I am. The foliage gave me no trouble. The rest did. I may go back to it. Right now I am working on my next painting. Guess what that is? An Onion! We will see how that goes.

The Wynn Hotel and Casino

This city is a mecca for photographers and artists. DH and I are picking a Hotel and Casino a week and taking pics. The Wynn is a sister hotel to the Bellagio. It's just gorgeous! We are having a great time.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Indiana Hibiscus

I finished this this morning. I'm off to work but all I want to do is paint. This is painted with my new Daniel Smith Paints. Love them!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Little Brother

This is my little brother. He lives in Nashville and is a singer/songwriter/actor. Jim, I am proud of you and miss you. Good luck in Norway and keep in touch.

Independence Day

The 4th of July Melon. I love this pic because it has triple shadows.

My Big Brother

This is my big brother, John, standing at a river dam in Ohio. I miss him terribly. Love you John. Norena

Flowers from the Atrium at the Bellagio

Annie's Orchid

What a good weekend! Annie came for a visit and I painted this for her. It matches her tatoo! We had a really good time. We went to the Bellagio for brunch and took pictures. .