May 7, 2012

Predictions, a Win, and WIPs!

Good Monday morning greetings, dear blogging friends!
We're supposed to get some rain today in what has become the 'desert lands' of Florida! Crossing my fingers that it will 'play out' as our Weather Forecasters have predicted.
I received my WIN from Ann of 1803 Ohio Farm Baskets!
OMGosh, what a WONDERFUL little Tote Basket it is!! Her work is phenomenal and I do believe I'll have to go back and purchase a few for Christmas gifts and one in particular for myself! If you have a minute, go and visit Ann's Etsy shop! Fabulous finds!!
I'm still not doing a whole least not for my Etsy shop. Finishing up the last of Teacher Appreciation and cutting out some 'extras' for the 'World Fair' that's coming up in a few weeks. Each class picks a country to learn about and I have a few teachers who like wood cut-outs for their kids to paint.
I finished a few more pink cupcakes since the others were gone.
AND, last but not least, I've been trying to finish up a small oil painting.
I still have to add flowers to the foreground and some shading on the girl's face. I can then call it finished. I chose a frame for it. 

What do you think? It would look good framed in gold, too, but this one was more 'aged' and I seem to like it better. Do you?
I'm also working on some Americana and Summer items for the OFG Team's upcoming Celebration. I'll tell you more about it in a few. 
Until then........
Stay tuned!!


My Stitches to Treasure said...

Congratulations on your win, Vicky! It looks like an awesome tote. Looks like you have been keeping busy-I'm anxious to get back to my craft room after my 'Grandma' break. I work today and then I will have the rest of the week to play. We are still getting some cool nights so I'm not planting flowers yet...soon!
Have a great week-

Sheila said...

Beautiful basket tote! I will have to visit Ann's site for sure and your painting is lovely, hope you share the finished product!
Have a wonderful week~

Barb said...

Hi "Lucky" I mean Vicky!!
Congratulations on the win from Ann! It looks like a fabulous tote.
I love your oil painting-you are so multi-talented! I think it looks great in that frame too!
Still busy as can be I see. I have to do some sanding today myself.
Enjoy your day!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Congrats on winning such a neat tote basket!! Ann's woven baskets are just so beautiful!

Cute cupcake cutouts!!

yorkie's primitives said...

Congrats on your adorable win! I love, love, love the oil painting! You have done a magnificent job on it, Valerie

Ann said...

Vicky, I'm so glad you like the tote basket. Thank You for following along on my blog, I appreciate it. ~Ann

The Farmer's Attic said...

Congratulations on winning that amazing tote!!! Ann is certainly a talented lady!



~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This painting is just beautiful, my friend! You are so artistic and can do so many things! I am amazed! Enjoy your week! I hope it rains there soon!

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh now you've done it. I didn't know you were THAT kind of artist too. I love THAT kind of art :) I love the frame you have it in. Oh, and congratulations on winning Ann's wonderful basket tote. Her baskets are great.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Vicky,
Congratulations on winning Ann's fantastic giveaway...she is a wonderful basket weaver.

What adorable cupcakes!