Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mosaic Monday and my 100th post!

Happy New Year! I know I am a little late. I just can’t seem to catch up. The holidays were wonderful and I hated to put all the decorations away. I  am already planning for next year! My new sewing studio/office/guest room is almost done. I am so anxious to accomplish something creative! I have had to force myself to organize and sort before I start. Today I bent the rules just a tad and did some embroidery on my machine. I helped my friend who owns 2 quilt shops on Friday and Saturday at the Ft. Myers Quilt Show. I know there will be no sympathy from up north but Florida is cold and the civic center was freezing! The quilt show was lovely.
Every Monday Mary at Little Red House hosts Mosaic Monday. She encourages and helps with technique and instruction. Stop by and see what fabulous work the participants contribute.
It just does not seem possible that I have written 100 posts! I started blogging to take my mind off smoking! I needed something that kept my hands busy and my mind occupied so I would not stray to the cupboard or the refrigerator. And I got hooked on blogging. I have learned so much and “met” so many wonderful bloggers. And I don’t smoke. It will be a year in February…yeah.
I think the “funnest thing” I have learned how to do is make mosaics or collages. You have all shared your techniques and tricks most generously. Thank you. The following are some of my favorites.

Deb's 3
Deb's 2
another camden 
Pink Saturday
page
So another year approaches. I will be back next year. Serendipity needs to have a face lift (I could probably have one as well) and I need to learn how use the Mac to do all these wonderful things I did with Windows.
Again Happy New Year everybody!

23 comments:

Claudia said...

Hi Carol - your collages are beautiful! Congratulations on your 100th post and especially on quitting smoking. Bravo!

xo
Claudia

Bella said...

Gorgeous mosaics! They are really pretty. Congrats on your 100th post AND your upcoming non-smoker anniversary.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Welcome to the Mac family! Your mosaics are lovely!

Ebie said...

Gorgeous sets of mosaics. My favorite is the first one.

Congratulation on your 100th post. More power to blogging!

suzyq said...

Carol, thanks for stopping by - your mosaics are just beautiful - I am just learning but am surprised how much I am enjoying this. Hope the weather warms up a little for you soon,
Suzy

Valerie said...

Yes! Congrats on your 100 post and quitting smoking! That is wonderful! (This from an asthmatic who is highly allergic to smoke of all kinds)

Your Mosaics are quite unique. Do you use tools at Flickr or another program. I have been using iRemember (for Mac), but really only doing the simplest things.

I used to use PhotoRecord on my PC and since I switched to Mac, it has been a struggle to find the time to relearn and find programs that I like as much as what I was used to.

Oh Change is hard, is it not??

oh yes ... I had to go out for blood tests this morning. Had my ear muffs and gloves and coat, and thought wow, it seems warm out here. I checked the temp and we are at a balmy 21 this morning (I am near Buffalo NY). For me when the wind isn't blowing - I don't mind the cold temps.

Enjoy the day!

Christine said...

Carol! Congratulations on your 100th post and the freedom of of being smoke-free for almost a year. I too used to be a smoker and have just recently stopped so I understand the temptation of it all. Your mosaics are just beautiful, I am longing for warmer seasons right now, (cabin fever has set in) so flowers are a joy to my eyes!

Happy Monday! Christine :D

Lavender Cottage said...

Really nice mosaics, I think I like the one with the teapot the best.

Lori E said...

These beautiful mosaics have warmed up my dark morning here.
Congratulations on your milestone, but even bigger congrats on quitting smoking. That is huge.
Good luck with your redo.

xinex said...

Your mosaics are just gorgeous! Congrats on your 100th post!...Christine

Foley said...

Congrats on your 100th post - I'm still working on mine!
Your mosaics are outstanding, love the different layouts. So you use a special program?

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Congratulations on your 100th post! Happy New Year to you also and I look forward to seeing more of your posts in 2010 ;)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So much beauty in your mosaics and congratulations on 100 posts and quitting smoking...looks like blogging cures "all"!!!

aviewfromme said...

Congrats on your 100th post. What beautiful images to mark the occasion with. ~Jeanne

j.hogan16 said...

Carol, Dean & I love your tranformation of the blog. It's simply lovely. Your picture collages are beautiful! We look forward to you sharing pictures of the studio transformation.

John & Dean

Kathleen said...

Your mosaics are beautiful!
Congrats on your 100th post..here's to a 100 more!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Carol...
While blog hopping this evening I found your beautiful blog home. You make some of the most beautiful mosiacs with your photos that I have ever seen. So gorgeous. I really love the one with the teapot that has the flowers surrounding it. I love seeing beauty through the eye of someone else's camera. You have a beautiful blog sweetie.

I participate in Pink Saturday and I don't know how I missed you, usually I try and visit all of the participants or as many as I can. I have missed yours and what a sad thing. You have such a beautiful home here. Thank you for sharing with me thise evening.

I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. Please stop over and say hi. I would be so honored if you decided to follow my blog as well.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Carol! Pretty mosaics! And congrats on your 100th post! And not smoking for a year...that's an accomplishment! Have a great week!....Debbie

The Tablescaper said...

Beautiful mosaics.

Congrats on your 100th post!

- The Tablescaper

Carol said...

Congratulations on 100 posts! Your mosaics are so pretty!

Mary said...

Congrats on 100 pots, Carol, and great job on quitting smoking. I'm so glad you enjoy making mosaics, because we get to view the beautiful results. Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Bill said...

Hi Carol,
That's two VERY impressive achievements! Your warmth, kindness, and eye for beauty shine through in ever single post you do ... and every lovely thing you create. The blogging community is fortunate indeed to have you in our midst.

Cheers to you and to your next 100!

Warmest regards,
Bill

xinex said...

Your mosaics are so beautiful! Congrats on your 100th post!...Christine

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