Friday, January 29, 2010

help friends

i have been so frustrated lately by not bein able to sell my wares very, descriptions, pricing....sometimes it takes longer than the creation itself...if i do sell them, i seldom get what they're's hard to "show" textile art w/out people being able to hold them n feel them...

so maybe a show....they always looks soooooo fun when i see them on other peoples blogs n such...i have always wanted to "do a show"...but i have never been able to find one close enough to drive in a any of my artist friends out there know of any...we live right outside of huntsville alabama...just a thought

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

new ebay listings

just listed some new items on take a look

Monday, January 25, 2010

i know you by heart

happy birthday my love (Job)
boy am i ever glad you were born

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

nooks n crannys

these are a few of my favorite things:
ol blue highchair
hand made cloth dolls
ol rag rug
ol dog...harley

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

whats next...

i am going to finish covering some antique books today...they have been sitting in a basket w/ their cloth for about a year...i want to use the basket so alas i must evict it's inhabitants....i also want to make a couple a penny rugs today...i heart wool!! BUT *insert whiney voice, ugly face n flopping around here* i have  a mountain (not washington state size but most definitely alabama size) of clean sheets n quilts to fold before i get @ what i reeeeally want to do so farewell for now....

Sunday, January 17, 2010

etsy n baby cousins

i decided after much urging from friends to give etsy a try..i have been selling on ebay for about...mmmm 6 years r so...i love the idea of selling on a site where all the items are handmade r vintage...i have always been afraid my little sock dolls n stitcherys will get lost in the shuffle among....well....everything n anything you can i did it...i listed 6 items last night n one already sold! my baby cousin in georgia bought it...she coulda had it for free but it sure did boost my self confidence! :)

this is the sweet little kitty that will be making her new home in georgia

Friday, January 15, 2010

the unsinkable molly brown

ok i have (since i have been heavy) told by maaaany that i favor kathy bates...while for years i have cringed @ the thought wanting to look more like oh lets say sandra bullock, who by the way is a year OLDER than me, after a recent comparison n the usual following rant, mrs pack looked up some pics and i have decided to ...embrace the things that make me look like her waaaay prettier, younger thinner baby sister...

and besides....if shes in a movie she'a almost aaaalways my favorite character :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

welcome beloved followers

thank you so much for following my blog...perhaps you have no idea but it gives me such a thrill when i see someone new has joined my think that anyone finds my ramblings followable is so sweet...and encouraging!! and to those who "follow" it but have not officially joined the "following" for some reason or another i thank you as well...(miss bonnie :)...i do wish you to officially join tho...that way i know you're there! :) thank you again n don't ever hesitate to comment...your thoughts are very important to me! love


missin my sister today...i was lookin @ an album of a friends christmas holiday which she spent w/ her 2 sisters n their family' sweet...but it brought a weird longing..she has been gone for some 16 years last october and certainly the raw sting is gone....but having a sister to travel w/ or to christmas w/ or to share the load of caring for aging parents...havin an older sibling that can advise you n share her have a person that has the same memories as you..her oldest is about to have what would have been her 1st grandchild...this is such a sober somber post...sorry

Friday, January 8, 2010

wow...3 post in one day

a few of my newest creations.....
stitchery n eye glass case
n neck snug (modeled by my lovely youngest daughter charlotte)


i have found a new movie favorite....aaaaahhhhh....ok i have seen it 4 times now...every time someone new once to watch it i MUST see it w/ them! i tried to examine why i like it so much.....i have determined that it is because of the great important female friendships are...makes me appreciate my friends so...


...little stow-aways that i keep finding around the place
...think i've rounded about all of 'em up
....back in the old suitcase until next year

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What are your 2010 goals?

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man. --Luke 2:52
 Mental - Wisdom

* Finish one book a month

* Finish 1 creative project a week

* Organize one thing (drawer, cupboard, box) each week

Physical- Stature

* Lose @ least 50lbs ( @ least 1lb weekly/4lbs monthly)

* Workout in some capacity everyday

* Only 1 glass of tea a day n water only except for weekends
* In bed by 10pm on weeknights

Spiritual - Favor w/ God

* Journal everyday --Bible - food - daily activities - song lyrics - etc

* One on One w/ God daily

* Pray for 1@ least one (non-family) person a day

* Fast 1x a month

* Pray daily w/ David

* Pray daily w/ girls

Social - Favor w/ man

* Start book club

* Spend @ least 2 hours alone w/ each daughter weekly

* Get up every morning w/ David for coffee

* Return phone calls

* Have a family that we don't know very well over for a meal 1x a month

* Do @ least 1 load of laundry a day (5 days a week) 
* Send 1 note of encouragement @ least 1x a month

Financial - Added by me :)

* Eat @ home @ least 18 meals a week

* Create a working budget n stick to it

* Make menu weekly n stick to it

* No bounced checks

Misc.- ?

* Accomplish 1 home improvement once a month

* Compost - Recycle - Reduce Reduce REDUCE

Monday, January 4, 2010

one of the sweetest blogs around.....

....just happens to belong to my eldest child...lucy...if your not a "follower" of you are missing a delightful read..if i do say so myself....what a wonderful woman she has become....blessed to call her daughter n over-blessed to call her friend...