April 25, 2009

This is my work on Nicki's block for the CQI FFT RR #7. I sure hope she likes it. I had fun doing it. I tried out a new stitch. It is the blue perle fiber stitch over the fish. I found it on Sharon B's blog PinTangle. She calls it a pagoda chevron. The fish motif is one of the first things I ever dyed. I did it while we were still in New Orleans.

April 24, 2009

I changed the name of my blog (not the web address, just the name). Southern Breeze was the name I used when I first started trying to find a craft that I was good enough at to do craft shows, etc. Ya know, make a little money for the family, for spending, etc. I started making bath and body products. We were living in Williamsburg, VA at the time. I wanted a name that showed my Southern heritage. No matter where I ever live, I am a southern girl. I came up with Southern Breeze. It seemed like a good name for bath and body products.

When I started my blog, the only name I could think of to call it was Southern Breeze. For the last few weeks I have been thinking of a new name for my blog, something that has meaning to my life and what I do now. Why the word frenzied came into play I have no clue, but I like it. Of course pretty much everything I do has to do with fibers, so that word was a given. Frenzied Fibers? Fiber Frenzy? How about Frenzied over Fibers? That works...at least for now....lol.

April 20, 2009

As of yesterday it's been 6 years....6 years of laughing, loving, crying, moving, arguing, making up, late night meals at Waffle House, road trips....6 years of being married to the most wonderful, thoughtful, kind, sexy man in the world. I thank God for each and every day with him and pray for another 160 years.........lol.

April 09, 2009

This is a prim doll I made for the Making Dollz group. It went to Rosa.
While we were living at the Hotel Acadiana, I was asked to make some homemade gifts for the employee party. I made some stockings, crackers, and angels. I also made a larger stocking for a door prize.

My victorian boot for my 3rd annual swap on CQ4Newbies group.

My crackers for the CQI Christmas cracker swap.

In January, after living in hotels in Midland, Texas and here in Lafayette, we finally found the perfect house to rent. It is actually managed by the grandparents of a good friend of ours who lives across the street from us. It is a lovely yellow house with a huge yard. It is on an island unto itself. There are streets surrounding us on all sides. The ones on the right and left form a "v" so our yard is actually a large triangle. There are plants, shrubs, trees, etc surrounding us all the way around.

These ferns are under our bedroom window along the back patio.
Tommy standing off the patio.

The side of our home, from the patio toward the front. That is an orange tree.

This is along the back of the house toward the patio.

Our fig tree at the back of the yard.

The french doors out the dining room onto the back patio.

The back of the house. We have bay windows in the dining room.

The honeysuckle is covering the fence and gate. The whole area is perfumed by it.
Our plum tree is laden with fruit.

For the first time since we have been married, we actually spent Christmas with my family.

My best friend for 24 years, Allison.

My brother Jeremy, his girlfriend Ashley and her son Lyric.

My mama.
When we were living in Midland, Tx, we got a new child. His name is Zax and he is a long haired chihuahua. He is mine. We were a little worried about how he would get along with Zoe. We didn't have to worry long, they get along wonderfully. They play and fight just like siblings.

Mama, put the camera up, I'm so seepy.

Daddy thinks it is so funny to give Zax a mohawk and hide his ears.

Zax was not happy with mama after I gave him his first bath. Boy is he ticked at me....lol
Believe it or not it actually snows in South Louisiana....January 2009

These were taken at Hotel Acadiana where we were living at the time.

April 06, 2009

I have actually broken one of my rules....I joined a round robin!!!!!! I am a member of the Fabulous First Timers Round Robin #7 on Crazy Quilting International.

The block to the right is Nicki's block and the first one I get to work on. It is really pretty and blue. I got some pretty blue beads that kinda look like beach glass. I don't know what I am going to do yet, but I sure hope she likes it.