Wednesday, November 25, 2009
more like the
coming out both ends
lying on your bathroom floor
crying when your friend comes to the door
have daughter make toast for herself and her 2 year old brother
have friend get your daughter ready for school
have same friend change sons diaper, dress him and take him to her place for the day
have another friend make your daughter a lunch and send it to school
order pizza for your kids dinner and have your 5 year old pay the delivery guy
have your 5 year old put her brother to bed (she sang "Silent Night" and knew all the words)
eat leftover pizza the next night for dinner
all while hubby is away on a conference in Toronto. (he felt sooo badly)
I've lost 10 pounds.
Today I'm thankful for good friends and food that stays in my stomach....
p.s. no pictures necessary, i'm sure
Friday, November 20, 2009
or sand from your kids sand box.
(Songstress Rosemary Clooney with Bing Crosby and Danny Kay)
Tell me you've seen it!
if you haven't you need to!
or rub it on the table to even out the sand/rice inside.
now I came up with some ideas to mimick the inspiration ball
I just need to get the supplies...
a clear ball ornament
some of that awesome sparkly white decorator's sand
and some white acrylic paint to make the snowflakesI can see it now!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Wherefore art thou HEAT!
Good cause. I'm not complaining.
I just think it's sad that I have to wear a button so that someone can feel comfortable wishing me a Merry Christmas.
I am not okay with taking the "Christ" out of Christmas.
I am not okay with the political correctness of our culture either.
We don't hand out candy.
I take my children to a "costume free/gory stuff free" Harvest Party.
People still wish me "Happy Halloween".
Am I offended? No.
It is Halloween, after all.
So why is wishing someone Merry Christmas so offensive?
It is Christmas after all.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Betty chose a black and white plaid design.
It was super fun!
She sent the damask fabric and I added the polka dots
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
and 3 small flowers
=9 layers in total
I just fold my t-shirt over a bunch of times and then cut them all out at once...
because I'm lazy...
I mean efficient!
the ones on the bottom of your stack do get a bit wonky like this one,
but I just go back and shape them up.
this is not an exact science.
layer all 6 large flowers just off centre from one another so that the petals over lap...
then add the top 3 small flower layers the same way, consistently turn the petals so they are offset.
Grab a button of your choice, black and brown are my preference.
I also like a larger sized middle in my poppy so I choose a large button.
(sorry I forgot to take a pic)
Sew the button on through all the layers and finish off at the back.
No need for neatness as you're going to cover up your handiwork with a pin.
(make sure to secure the pin more to the top than the middle so it won't buckle under the weight of the button and fabric--in other words, if you centre the pin your poppy will always fall forward...attach it a little higher)
Cover it nicely with the scrap, leaving the pin open.
Friday, November 6, 2009
He may have worn alot of grey
and enjoyed a grey day
but that man brought colour to the cheeks and a smile to the face of anyone within earshot!
Now....the real question is...
Apparently my neighbour agrees with me!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Look at the glitter!
So visit Diane and say hi from me!
She'll even remind you year after year to send a card.
Yes she's THAT good!
p.s this is not a paid advertisement...
I just happen to think Diane and her business ROCK!
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Yes. I've signed up to be part of a swap group.
12 women + 12 months x 2 blocks = 12 quilts
My month isn't until November of next year but in the meantime I'm going to be busy working hard for these special ladies on their special quilt blocks.
This is a big step for me but I'm up to the challenge and ready to dig in!
I can't wait to finish up these blocks and show them to you for finish #1!!
I'd better get started...
but in my procrastinating ways I've not sent
(there's a tutorial too
LOVE Jenean Morrison!
She's one talented lady and an extremely entertaining blogger.
through the writing of an entire blog post!
Thanks to my real life and bloggin' buddy Heather.
She hand felted this leaf on to this
Heather has been my inspiration to begin the journey of crafting and blogging!
I have always wanted a tin star and this one is a whopping 24 inches!!
I might add that shipping was super reasonable!
I can't wait to see my mom at Christmas
I will get it from her as I had it sent to her home!
I'm very excited!
Kind of like old comic books or sci fi books
this SCREAMS my father in every way!
He was an avid sci fi/medical science reader,
sci fi tv watcher, (the cornier the better)
He had a vast comic book collection.
and he always carried a notepad.
I don't know if Finki actually expects me to use these treasures. I haven't yet. but I will. Maybe with special thoughts of dad.
So there you have it!
I think I had grand plans of beautifully scripted and layed out posts for each of these special thank you's but...
I'm me--so it didn't happen.
But my intentions were good.