Tuesday, September 8, 2009

By rivers edge

Hello everyone, It has been a while . Bob and I are in the process of moving from one beach house to another. I collect things. All my life collectibles are in this house . I have to log and label all the items and liquidate them . I am over whelmed by the task ahead. I have about 400 totes full of things .....

Saturday, August 1, 2009


A perfect picture for painting!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Art Show In Snow Hill Gallery

I just finished the exhibit for the Snow Hill Art History Museum. It will be up June July August. My Husband ,daughter,and grandson will be exhibiting with me . It is the Jones Family Exhibit. It consist of Pastels,Watercolors, Collage',Pottery,Etching,Gourds,and Youth art. I hope to post some Photos.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

I am serving tea at my table

Hello , I 'm on at last to add new photos.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Looking forward to painting

I have to in one month create enough art for an exhibit in the my hometown art history museum . I have one and one half week before my garden show . I must make 12 garden gate vases and 4 large garden paintings,and 4 more pillow paintings this week . I can do all things though Christ whom strengthens me.............

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I painted 6 bird houses, 5 pillow tops, one garden lady , and now I am going to paint old patio pillows so they will look fresh for the tour. I am having a hard time getting my photos loaded on the browser. I am doing something wrong....... bare with me.....
Where do I start? I have been so busy getting the yard ready for the garden tour May 3 . I also am taking the Master garden's class one day a week. I would like to show you some of the flower beds.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Bob' work

This is my husband ' s mixed media piece he received this award for it .

Bob's Honorable mention award piece

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Today was Master Garden Class,I went came home @ 5:30 and worked in the yard. I set out 4 rose trees ,cleaned out beds, watered, and covered up flowers with plastic to protect the flowers. Tomorrow I go and get 3 stain glass windows for the secret garden. I am working so hard. I must order more mulch. I will be so glad when it finally warms up and no wrapping up. I hope May 3 is pretty . My memory garden is in honor of my mother and my cousin whom died this year. It is doing so beautiful. I must get potting soil Thursday and cotton gin dirt also. I have to fill in a new raised garden bed.

Sunday, March 22, 2009


I have been busy as a bee in the garden . Bob has just finish my second raised garden bed. I have already planted some vegatables in bed #1. Today I painted fossy lossy for the garden she has a red dress yellow apron and wears a straw hat. I did more mulching in the front yard . I went to a friend 's and he gave me bachlors buttons and 1 peonie,and 1 bucket of Purple Irish. I am placing them in the memory garden. It is in honor of my mother and my cousin.

I got 3 stainglass windows for the secret garden. Oh ,I am putting up a picture of me at red hats the other night Carolyn my friend took it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Getting The yard Ready

I went to the doctor this morning for a check up and when I left there I went to Lowe's and loaded up my kia and I mean loaded. 8 Knock out roses, 2 regular roses, 8 african Iris ,2 pencousins, 7 buckets of pansies, 4 hanging basket ferns, and 4flats of French marigolds, 8 agathapanthas,and that left just enough room for me to sit. I came home picked up my grandson and in the yard we go. I watched him roller blade down the drive while I planted 7 buckets of pansies . I devided them into 5 plants. Oh, I also had 6 rolls of board which was the wrong color and I will have to return........ and exchange. Thats it for today. Patti signs off........

Sunday, March 15, 2009

I have been so busy this weekend. I designed a logo for my garden club , I created 8 posters for my garden tour. I hand painted 3 pillows . I'VE GOT TO GET PICTURES .

Friday, March 13, 2009

I had a time getting on I forgot my format and finally I got it. I have been so busy creating a garden . .. Today I went to the Duplin Winery for Lunch and I purchased my bottles for my GARDEN GATE VASES. I will send picture later. Then I came home worked on spreading mulch in my flower beds.. I then stoppped came in ,cleaned up and went to Kinston for a reception at the Community Arts Council . My Husband an artist also received Honorable Mention. There was a larger group of people this year. I came home changed clothes and turned the yard spotlights on and began to wrap up the flowers because it is going to get into the 30's. That took 2 hours. Lots of flowers....... I had to carry in pots off the patio. Boy then I made time to come sit down and Blog .... What a day.... Tomorrow I have to do my taxes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Today I planted the raised garden bed .I made a tarp to cover the bed. I planted lots of lettuce of all types,cabbage, broccoli,
beets,collards, carrots, and turnips. I will keep them under rap until the frost is gone. I have a watering system I installed so all i do is turn it on. I finished the backdrop of my Oriental Garden and Yes I took a picture it will come tomorrow.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Today I went to a cow pasture and got cow dunk.... I came home tilled my garden and now I' m ready for the planting date which will be 16th or 17th. I completed my Oriental Garden with the exception of the electric outlet for the pond. I have such a big yard when you start to plan a tour .

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Today I worked in my yard getting ready for a garden home tour in May. The area I worked on was an Oriental Garden ,I will try to take a picture as soon as it is completed.

At my tour I will have paintings of my garden for sale,garden gate vases I made ,and gourd bird houses for sale. I have to make garden signs for all the areas in the garden. There is the Artist's Corner, Walton's Pond, Tea for Two , Oriental garden visit where you may get a fortune cookie ,The Secret Garden ,The Veggie Garden and The visit to the Garden Shed.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Snow in wonderland...

I got up walked through the yard and began snapping pictures. I was in nature's gallery, hope you enjoy. Patti

100 bookmarks for my garden club tea.

I made pressed flowers and turned them into bookmarks.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Painting on Judy's Garden Shed!

This is a painting I did on my friend Judy's garden shed.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

This is a picture of me making Christmas wreaths using my own greenery.

Felt Bunnies

Here are all the bunnies that we felted today...Floppsie, Moppsie, Hoppsie, and Harold!

Felting Workshop

This is my first post to my new blog!

What a way to spend a rainy day learning to felt with my friends, Julie and Carolyn. Our first project was a bunny. We learned to use the needle...we learned about wools...and we learned how to form the shapes. We were fortunate to view museum quality pieces created by our instructor...Melissa at Tail Spinners.