Sunday, August 25, 2013

Hello...

As I told you on my last post, 
we have been without internet for a whole week now.
YIKES
But we are on the move once again and we have 
internet once again.  At least for now.  
So how does one spend the week being off the grid?




Of course enjoying the great outdoors.
We have been going hiking everyday.  Who knew this life style
would get me in better shape.  Too tell you the truth it's kicking my butt.
But I am sleeping like a baby at night.




I have also finished a couple of projects that I started months ago.
I am the worst at starting something and not finishing it.
This little crochet piece should have only taken hours.
But I stretched it out to months.
  



The good news is that it is finished now and sitting on my kitchen counter.




It was an easy pattern to follow and if you want a copy of it just let me know.




I used hot glue to attach it to the pot, as per the instructions. 




Also I have had a problem with my photos falling off the wall when we
are traveling.  On our last trip the glass broke on one of my frames.
So I decided to put my photos on canvas.  I bought four 4x4 and two 5x7
So far I love the way they have turned out. 




I painted the canvases black and then I used Gel Medium to glue the photos
down.  And then covered them with Mod Podge.  




I Love the texture the Mod Podge makes on top of the photo.
I only have two finish.  Hoping to get the rest done soon. 



I no longer have a hummingbird feeder.
But our Camp host does.  So I caught this little fella just hanging out. 
That is my hubbies finger in the photo.  The camp host says they can
get the hummingbirds to sit on there fingers.
We had no such luck.  


I am hopping to get around to seeing what everyone has been up to. 
So happy to be back on line.

Hugs~  


50 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

As always I LOVE your FABULOUS photos! And what a GREAT idea with the canvases and mod podge! Glad you have internet again. Thx for stopping by to see me, too! HUGS!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful time. I really like how you are attaching your photos to canvas. The finger in the hummingbird photo gives a really good indication of size.

Valerie-Jael said...

Great photos, love the humming bird and the water drops. Good way to do your photos! Take care, and have fun, Valerie

Crafting Queen said...

Great photos, glad you are having a great time. Love the canvases and the crochet project.

Deb Hickman said...

I love your beaded crochet trim, it is so pretty. Great idea with the canvas photo's, they look fab.
Wow, the hummingbird photo is awesome. Enjoy your next destination. X

Ros Crawford said...

Helloooo! Now that first shot looks like Lupins! Gorgeous shots ... I LOVE what you did with the photos ... I'm pinching this idea ok? And I love your crocheting ...
Happy travels my friend ... sending hugs!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful photo's, Linda, so glad you are enjoying your days! Hummingbirds are so oriented toward people if given a chance. I really miss mine! Have a lovely Monday!

unikorna said...

Lovely photos...lovely ladies, they are all gorgeous, i don't know which one is you but you have one lovely family.

S. Etole said...

It's always a treat to see the creative projects you share.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeee the photos ... and your pot decor and canvasses are gorgeous!! Great idea to do that with your photos!!!

Pride In Photos said...

I am just big sighing over your craft projects this week, so adorable. Well the photographer in me is really loving your canvas images...wonderful job.

TexWisGirl said...

your photos are just gorgeous. i'm enjoying this life of yours just from what you share along your journey. love that cute pot topper!

Audrey Pettit said...

I just love seeing these little snippets of your new life on the road! Sounds like you are having such a wonderful time. Love your photos and love your crafty projects. The crochet piece is absolutely amazing! Adore your photo canvases, too! :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Hello Linda, glad you have internet again. Love the idea of putting your photos on canvas. Happy trails!

Chris said...

Hi Linda. My, how I envy your lifestyle. The freedom of the road and fabulous sights you see. You capture the most wonderful scenes from nature.

Love your photo canvases and crochet trim.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Everything looks and sounds wonderful Linda and I really love what you did with your family photos.

Happy travels!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I am loving your pictures and your Macro lens, please let Christmas come early God!!!!! I want that so badly!

I love your crochet project too, wonder how you attach the beads on, will love to know!

Have fun hiking!

Kathy McB said...

Hmmmm....maybe I should go off the grid so I can get some things done too!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Fabulous shots! love the fotos on canvas....I started waxing my watercolors and mounting on canvas...love it toooo!! I had broken glass too so hence the good old canvas or wooden boards. Love your fotos of Utah too,,,

Terry said...

My hummingbirds know me and will come right up to me when I am outside! One time one had landed on the hose nozzle as I was watering! Love those little guys and as always great pictures and projects, GF! Hugs!

Gayle Price said...

Oh Linda what beautiful photos. Your days sound wonderful with a little bit of every thing ( but mostly just the freedom to do and go wherever you want ) and thank you for sharing it all with us. I love your cochet pot decoration and the pretty beads finish it off beautifully and what a great idea to put your photos on canvas. Safe travels my friend. xx

Heather Jensen said...

So glad to see you have internet again. Your crochet trim for your pot is stunning. Great idea on the photos too. :)

Lisa Gordon said...

You are truly so creative, my friend!
I'm glad that you have internet again.
Wishing you a beautiful week ahead. xo.

Catherine said...

Your photos turned out terrific Linda! No more broken glass. A very good thing. Too bad the little hummingbird would sit on your hubby's finger. Too cute.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!
xo Catherine

Catherine said...

Your photos turned out terrific Linda! No more broken glass. A very good thing. Too bad the little hummingbird would sit on your hubby's finger. Too cute.

Hope you are having a wonderful Monday!
xo Catherine

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous photos Linda! I love your beautiful canvas projects of your family and your needle handiwork looks fabulous!

Deanna said...

Lovin' that cute pot topper, really sweet. And I do like the way your canvas photos turned out...question? You said you covered your photos with mod-podge...did you print your photos or did you have them printed somewhere?? I am afraid that if I placed mod-podge over my at-home ink jet printer photos the ink would run.

Becca said...

I love your projects Linda! Everything turned out so cute! I bet before you leave, you'll have that hummingbird sitting on your finger!

amanda | wildly simple said...

You amaze me! Crafting on the go. I love the beaded crochet piece! And the canvases. And the hummingbird. And the droplets of water on what looks like lupine?
Your traveling life is very inspiring!

Amazing wonders in my life said...

i enjoyed your photos

yyam said...

Glad you are getting workouts and sleeping well. Being healthy keeps you happy! Love your photos and what a great idea with the canvases and photos! :)

Hope you have some awesome discoveries in the next week of adventure!

Charlene said...

WOW Linda! I just love your pics and sounds like your adjusting to traveling!I like what you did with your pics, its a great idea!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Being off grid sounds completely divine ;). LOVE that beautiful crochet work you've done! Those beads add such an air of elegance, and what a great idea for your photos. We haven't had much luck with the hummingbirds this year. I think it's time to tie lots of red ribbons back on our feeder ;). Hugs!

JansArtyJunk said...

Fabulous photos, Sounds like you are having a great time. Love the canvases and the sweet crochet project.(Learning to crochet is on my list to do!)Hugs! Jan x

Ida said...

Happy to have you back - I hate it when we don't have Internet.

Your knitting project is really cute. - I'm so not good at that sort of thing.

Love that you captured the little hummer and I'm surprised that your hubby was able to get close enough without it flying off.

I saw one today and was so happy to have just seen it even though I didn't have camera handy.

Tracy said...

That hummy is the kind we have here. I wish we had the ones with different colors but I guess this particular kind is the only one that uses this area for home. Your idea for the photos is fantastic. They will definitely hold up much better. You guys stay safe out there with all the fires popping up. Hugs!

julieprice3 said...

Sounds like your having a fabulous time, stay safe and enjoy your travels
Hugs Julie P

Barri-Jayne said...

Glad life is good! Love your first shot the most, very beautiful.

Love your canvases, I've been recently planning to do a huge photo collage on canvas. I have everything I need, just need to get on with it.
xx

Mascha said...

So beautiful needlework!
I will sometimes do that again, but mostly I'm just doing the necessary things ...
And a cute hummingbird.
I now his only from fotos, by us in Germany the aren't.
Wonderful Fotos :-)

Deb Crecelius said...

Looks like you got quite a bit accomplished this past week
(but being without internet is difficult).
How did your photos react with the ModPodge??
It seems like it would make the paper buckle or the colors run.
But your results look great!
Enjoy your travels.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I have been thinking a lot about putting some photos on canvas. I think I will try it. You've inspired me.

Terri said...

That is the cutest pot topper! I like your finished photo frames too. Have a great weekend!

Susan W said...

Fabulous photos, all of them. I really love the crochet pot trim and would love to "borrow" your pattern.

Davi said...

Linda what a cool idea to put your photos on the canvas! Love love your crocheted pot edger with the beads, adds such a fun touch.All my plants would look so cute with these, just need some extra time:) As always your pics are fabulous! We have gotten another humdinger rain here again Thurs nite. I heard Vegas got hammered too. Boy are we humid now, like a suana and its supposed to really heat up this week, sure wish you could send some cool air this way :) Take care and send more pics when you get internet.

Nancy said...

I think an internet break would be good for me -- so how does one go about that voluntarily? :)

Love your photos and creativity Linda. Welcome back.

Our photos said...

Your photos are gorgeous!

LindaBrun said...

Love the idea of adding the photos direct to the canvas. It looks fab. And I love your photos as always.
Wish you a great weekend.
Hugs

~Tammy~ said...

Amazing projects! Love the photo to canvas project! Amazing!

Joanne Leddy said...

Crocheting, hummingbirds, photograhy, and no Internet = priceless.

Lori said...

Those canvases are awesome! What a fabulous idea. The crocheted pot cozy is adorable!