Monday, December 7, 2009
I'll be back soon I hope to keep you updated and to show you pictures!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Here are some snippets of what I have done...
A little berry tree in the dining room.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Hope you all are having a great time getting ready for the holidays!
Monday, November 23, 2009
So, all my crafty plans for last week...didn't happen. Sigh! I have paper and rubber stamps piled up on the kitchen table, back home, awaiting me to create Christmas cards...next week. So, yeah...I'm a week behind during the busiest time of the year. Oh well. What gets done gets done.
While I'm here in Chicago, I brought this project with me. I really want to finish it before it gets to be too late to wear it! It is a lot of work! All the hand embroidery is taking me FOREVER! So, that's one of my goals this week...get as much of this scarf done as possible.
Sorry, no pictures. I don't have the means on this old computer here in the apartment. Have a great week and WONDERFUL Thanksgiving! So much to be thankful for!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I am back in the blogging world! I have been catching up on a lot of your posts today and yesterday! So many great ideas out there!
I will do an official post of what I did on my blogging break soon! I have sooo much to do this week...but I will try to get to it ASAP!
I have missed you all!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I'm taking a blogging break to get my thoughts in order. I have way too many ideas swimming in my head and a lot of unfinished projects like my wool floral scarf waiting for me. All that and Christmas will soon be here which means Christmas cards to make!
Have a great week and I'll be around in about a week or so! Hope you won't forget me!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Now, mine are not as wide and the handwriting not quite as nice as Chrissie's but what do you think? I think I'm better at sewing on cardboard than fabric...lol!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Hope you all had a great weekend!!! OH...guess what we bought today??? A prelit Christmas tree...bring on the holidays!
Friday, October 30, 2009
Hope you all have a Happy and safe Halloween!!! Pictures of Emma in her costume to come next week!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
She lights up our lives, our little Emma. She was the runt of the litter and is still on the small size although she is 50 pounds. Emma is now 10 1/2 months old and she's still sooo good! She never really did the bad puppy stuff. Emma LOVES everyone and LOVES to play with her sister kitties.
Sorry for the tilty photo...I took it from the bottom of the steps and couldn't see the screen real well. Hope she brings light to your day!
Monday, October 26, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Enjoy the pics...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Pretty flower in just the right colors!
Monday, October 19, 2009
I recently participated in a Fall Swap hostessed by Lori (such a sweetie!) and my swap partner was Chrissie Grace (oh so talented!!!). This was a very fun swap to be in! I didn't get a chance to take pictures of everything, that I sent Chrissie, with hubby in the hospital at the time of mailing but I know she posted them on her blog. I do have one picture though...
A closer view of the rocks and other items.
THANK YOU AGAIN CHRISSIE!!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Sorry no photos today. I am at our apartment in Chicago with no access to my photos. I'm here since my husband had a kidney stone, poor guy! He fortunately got hit with it on Oct. 3 hours before he was to return here to Chicago for work. I ended up taking him to the ER and it was a 5.5mm stone. Once he was clear for travel we came back here (I couldn't send him back here alone just in case it moved again...OUCH!) and returned once for a follow-up appt. The x-ray showed no sign of a stone yesterday!! YAY! I had already planned to come back to Chicago so we packed up Emma and hit the road. Sooo...long story short...I am still alive and haven't forgotten you and my blog. Just been busy!
We do have a winner for the yo-yo hat...Sara from Sara's Art House!!! Congratulations Sara...you can email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to all who entered!!!
I have been busy making hats for kids with cancer...MckMama is the inspiration for this project! When my hats are done my hubby and I will be delivering them to our local Ronald McDonald House. If you feel inspired...you can join in the cause!
Hope you all have a wonderful day!!! Next post will have pictures!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Well...the Tigers won last night 7-2!!!! Now tonight they can potentially clinch the division title...GO TIGERS!!! GO MAGGLIO ORDONEZ!!!! (He's my Tiger!!!)It was a beautiful night at the ballpark! It did get down to 48 degrees but it wasn't bad at all! I thought it would be bitter cold but it wasn't!
Yesterday at Target I found this tray marked down 75%! WOW! I knew it would be perfect for our apartment in Chicago. So, I finally brought the fall decor from the basement of doom and started doing some decorating in this house and picked out some things to go to Chicago. Here's what I came up with...
A closer up view. I think it turned out pretty good.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Yesterday, I started decorating my porch for fall. I have few finishing touches to pick up at Hobby Lobby this week, then I will take pics for you! It was so nice to use all 11 pumpkins we grew! (We had 15 but 4 rotted early...bummer!) Fall is here, no doubt about it, rain, wind and much cooler temps. This week will be especially cool and wet. I hope we get a few nice sunny weekends to enjoy before November rolls around!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Here she is in her Tiger jersey! We are in the pennant race and currently first place in our whatever you call it! LOL! The lingo of baseball still catches me up...but we are 5 1/2 games ahead of Minnesota right now. GO TIGERS!!!!
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Unfortunately, the company my daughter's boy friend worked for went out of business last week. Lucky for me, he brought me all of their outdoor upholstery samples!!!! OH the POSSIBILITIES!!! I already cut some pieces for a Fall Swap project!!! I am so excited and go through all the samples every day!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Well, I've been crafting!!! I am working on a Fall Swap package, yo-yo's of course, and pencil holders. I don't think I've told you guys that my daughter has gotten her first teaching job!!! She is an official teacher! She is working in Detroit at a charter school and the past 3 weeks they have been preparing their rooms and doing lesson plans. The students arrive Tuesday and my daughter has the 7/8 grade science classes. She's very excited and so are we!!! Anyways....she asked me to make some bright colored pencil holders for her room. Here they are...
Here they are all done!
These were $2.99 each.