Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Senior Center Dolls

Last Monday when I walked into the Senior Center, They told me they had raffled off my dolls. Since they had an Ice Cream Social as a fund raiser the day I brought them in, the director raffled them off. They were there only three hours and they managed to make a little over hundred dollars with them.
Darla the director said they were very well received.
I have been working on finishing the back bedroom so that I can play in my studio without feeling guilty. This was because I decided to find the turkey roaster and holiday stuff that was stored in there someplace.
It has only taken me five years to decide what to do with the extra bedroom other than storage. Now everything has been moved into studio so I cannot play until the work is done. It is amazing how temporary storage can get to turn into a warehouse for all kinds of stuff. The hard part is deciding what to keep and where to get rid of the rest. What was I thinking??
I am still trying to find my camera so that I can take pictures. I have been looking at new ones, but cannot make up my mind. I sure can give lessons on procrastination. Anybody??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Elysium Fairy of the Vinyard

fairy of vinyard
The Senior center is having a fund raiser dinner raffle etc. This is one of the dolls I am donating for the raffle. The pattern is Chocoate Goddess by Mary Tressler. She has a full lace bodysuit, with a beaded thong. Her wings are pink and blue pearls, little white pearl flowers with rhinestone centers and blue sequin outer petals, pale blue seed beads as fillers. they are attached to her back with velcro. She was made for the Sweet Challenge on
With all of the storms due to Ike, and the internet trolls, The picture didn't get where it was suposed to. Such is life. I made her into a fairy of the vinyard. I found a name of a wine that I liked and named her.

Elysium Greek for Heaven
Elysium – Black Muscat, another under appreciated muscat variety, is known in Europe as a table grape variety, Muscat Hamburg, one of the very few black skinned muscats. If ripened to about 25 brix, it attains a rose-like aroma and litchi like flavor. This rose-like aroma led us to name the wine Elysium, Greek for heaven. Drinking this, you can almost feel you have fallen into a rose garden and been transported to heaven. Elysium is used to either accompany or replace dessert. It is wonderful with blue cheeses, with desserts containing red fruits (such as Summer Pudding, an English favorite), with vanilla, with dark chocolate, with ice cream desserts, and candlelight. One favorite is to pour the wine onto vanilla ice cream. Serve Elysium Sundae with a glass of Elysium.


I live in the Desert Southwest AZ.

I grow cactus as a hobby. I am a doll artist. I have various other eclectic hobbies. The picture in the header is a Queen of the Night this is from the night blooming cereus family.

This is an Arizona Rainbow Cactus in bloom. It is in a pot . It is about ten years old. It has gotten really tall and has grown sideways instead of upright. Yes, those flowers are really that bright.

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