Welcome to The Outer Pinning

I will try to satisfy the need of the crafty, to boldly show off handmade art and crafts. It is time to join the handmade nation.






Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tea Time

Took mom to a Japanese Tea Ceremony and Spring Hat Contest.

We saw some of the most interesting hats, very creative and no camera--boooo-- I forgot the camera!

This picture was taking days before the event. Lucky for me I have a  box full of handmade hats. Made with love by me!


It was alot of fun, chatted with some lovely ladies. Some of whom were were pushing 90 yrs; that didn't stop them from getting up and dancing and enjoying themselves.

A great time was had by all.

Makes you think about life. Keep yourself happy and free of stress. Get some daily exercise like walking, yoga or tai chi. Keep those joints in good working order.

And most important of all: laugh, laugh, laugh!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sun is Shining

Well, after a whirlwind of creating: hand-embroidered purses, pillows, jewelry, and aprons!

I think it's time for a bit of a break. The sun is out and waiting to be enjoyed.

One thing I love about living in California is the wonderful weather.

Get out and enjoy life, stop and smell the roses as they say or zinnias in this case...