April 21, 2022

Dear Blog

OMG, it's been almost a year since my last entry; I have totally forgotten how to blog.  Still missing my husband big time and trying to keep busy. I have made a few things since joining Rochester Makerspace and during the summer spent time wandering the beach for pebbles (pebble art). Now I have to take my images off my cell phone, too many for just this post.

Cell Phone holder

Back for Cell Phone

Santa String Puppets. I made six for family members and hand painted

Made food tags for sister's lounge party

Various size box/drawer dividers (come in handy)


Made for baby Shower

For family members





May 23, 2021

Dear Blog

My sister and I are beginning to get the hang of how to operate a laser machine and learning the necessary software to make and engrave wood cut outs. We are learning how to operate a chop saw, jig saw, table saw and much more, making mini wood houses, at the Rochester Makerspace, https://rocmakers.org/ , giving us access to their tools & equipment, free training classes that teach you how to be safe and productive with that equipment.


April 27, 2021

Dear Blog

 Tuesday, April 27, 2021, my sister and I are learning how to make cutouts on the laser machine at Rochester Makerspace. It requires knowledge of  the software program "Lightburn" which is free to download.  First attempt at cutouts below.

March 6, 2021

Dear Blog

 Thursday, March 4, 2021, my sister and I joined MakerSpace and attended our first class "Introduction to Wood Working" class. We were shown how to operate oh so many saws, drill presses, plane(s), and whatever. Here is our first idea for a project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gJuFhvW_OA .

I have decided my blog is more like a diary, seen by no one other than myself.

February 28, 2021

It really is Never Too Old To Learn

I love the wood cut out signs that you can purchase online but it can be expensive. I am on a path to learn how to create my own wood cut outs. I will create a new website to document my progress; more to come.


I found this great tutorial on Best Fonts to use for Laser Cutting/Inkscape tutorial/How to make your fonts cut better on a laser and already have a question.

Would you widen any of the joined lines and how do I move the line between the O and D so it doesn't look like an "a"?


January 31, 2021

I just like to embroider


Maybe for a small footstool


Just another reason I love the Internet, Facebook, and YouTube

 My sister, Melody, insists we go walking most every day, weather permitting. She knows all the parks in the area and we walk average of three to five miles. I click on all those little boxes to the left on YouTube and came across RocRocks.com on Facebook. We are now into painting rocks and hiding them along our walks, hoping someone will find one and post to Facebook and they can either hide them or keep them.





Loved doing this, not once--but twice.

Valerie Pfeiffer Harmonies Birds Chorus Line. I finished my first around January 2015 and eventually gifted it.  I just finished the second one December 2019, I had to fudge a bit in doing the outline stitches. All that's left if to get it framed.










January 4, 2021

Never to old to learn . . .

While surfing the Internet came across this fun link: Learn to Draw

 My six minute artwork


January 3, 2021

Still learning HobbyWare Pattern Maker Cross Stitch Program

Before image, sketch self portrait. Colors are off in finished cross stitch...suggestions appreciated!










This is pretty close to actual picture...


November 22, 2020

 Help with cross stitch instructions.

November 16, 2020

If An Elephant Can Paint...

 I can create a piece of DIY wood art from image I found on the Internet. Now all I have to do is figure out where to hang it...

My First Attempt at Pebble Art

 My husband passed away January 31, 2020, I am so sad each and every day. Knowing he would want me to get on with my life hasn't helped. OMG, I am so lucky to have siblings who are always there for me. I am long time retired and trying to learn new things to occupy my mind. Thank you Internet peeps.

September 27, 2020

My Redwork Footstool

I embroidered the cover for this footstool some years back. I have in mind another footstool I would like to repurpose. Any suggestions for choice of fabric would be greatly appreciated.