Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rock on!

Today i did a photo shoot for a friend of mine. He's a musician, and i guess they all need pictures for "stuff". Anyway, it was fun. I enjoy getting to be creative in "grown up" ways now and then. But really, who doesn't?

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from today....I hope he is happy with them!
You can click on any of them to see them bigger (i think), the last one is especially funny...

Saturday, August 22, 2009

more thrifty finds...

When i went to the Thrift Store last week, i found this little treasure for .99 cents.

There are many yet to be discovered treasures in this book..but here are a few that i found upon my first perusal...these fab aprons!!! how groovy!
I love these embroidery patterns! I can't wait to try them. maybe on this purse, maybe not...hmmm...

Groovy Rag Dolls.....
Felt Christmas ornaments...We actually had these on my Christmas Tree as a kid...this is what sold me on getting the book in the first place!

I am loving these little felt things. More dolls, tools and a tool bag and a felt gun with holster and sheriff's badge! could these be any cuter????!?!?!

I can't wait to be able to try out some of these things. I am still working on my presidential costuming, George is half way done, hurrah!

first day of school

I am a little late posting this...but here are my little Angels on their 1st day of school. aweeeeee how sweet they look.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

gold mine!

I went thrifting today...i hit on a gold mine! or at least had a good day shopping! I found all these beautiful sheets to cut down for crafts...quilting probably. I am just sort of starting a collection since i have the costuming of two Presidents to work on....and then a Blue jean quilt to make for my son.....

I found a few other cool things, but no pictures yet.

Monday, August 17, 2009

visions of George...

I finally did it.

I started on the George costume tonight. You know the WORST part of sewing? cutting out the pattern and cutting the material for clothes...ugh!
Especially when i REALLY want to be quilting right now. I have the quilting bug in the worst way..but George is in line...honest Abe.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

ideas flowing again

sometimes when i come out of a dark place, i am full of creativity and ideas....

this is one of those times. I am itching to be sewing. I want to make my son a quilt. I have to make 2 costumes for his President/Patriotic bday party that is coming up. I am sort of excited about that too though.

I had a horrible first day of school...we all did here. but, like i heard in a song on the radio today, that's just life. get on with it.

Time to get my big girl panties on and just enjoy all the blessings i have.
and i wanted to share some pictures from our recent road trip...


Thursday, August 6, 2009

It's Hot in here!

OK, It is 8:45 p.m.

There is a man in my Attic. This man has been here for almost three entire days. (non-consecutive)

I feel so bad that he is in my HOT attic working. And in my DARK yard, and he was here all day today sweating and working.

"what's up?" you ask?

Well, for the third year IN A ROW...our upstairs A/C unit has had issues. After replacing a VERY EXPENSIVE coil last summer, when it went out this summer i nearly sat down and cried.

They came out, three different men, two different days....then announced that it was the WORST of all possible problems. It appears that there is a leak in the pipe/tube/thingy in the wall. so............. we have to cut INTO MY WALL!!! Praise God that it ends up the "problem" area is in the Garage, so we aren't cutting into my son's room!!!

today they came to cut and fix. they came, and left and there was a 14 inch wide, floor to ceiling "hole" in the wall in my garage....but they had looked over every inch of the A/C 'stuff' and found two problems that were fixed...the unit was working, i paid them a VERY small amount for the number of hours they worked, and they left.


it was over.

I hadn't had to sell an organ or a child to pay for it.

I was happy.

Later this afternoon, i ran upstairs to turn off the TV precious children had left it was 87 DEGREES upstairs! I thought i might sit down and cry!

I called, they said they would be back out "later" almost 8 p.m. the man, who's been working all day...showed up. sigh.

I really do want to cry. I feel badly that he is still here working at 9 p.m. He wants to know if our house is built on an Indian Burial Ground.
Keith's car is "broken" as well. That makes me a bit nervous. he's cool with it. He can fix it. But he started tonight and didn't that makes me uneasy.
he's still working. He's not told me what's going on....i have to say i am curious..............

Monday, August 3, 2009

Summer Daze....drawing to a close.

So, this is sort of random and non exciting. I just realized that i have fallen back into a state of depression. I am not sure that I have ever really come out of the blue haze that surrounds me, but i do have "good" times...where i am managing it better.

Today it sort of hit me that i had allowed myself to sink into one of those "bad" times. Maybe you know what that's like, maybe not.

I don't want to shower, get dressed, put on makeup, fix my hair. I don't want to clean the house, do laundry, fix dinner, or spend time with my family or friends. I just sort of sit. i have no energy and it feeds itself. The pit gets deeper and deeper.

i get irritated VERY easily, but things that should NOT irritate me.

I am hoping that in a week or two once school starts, and i can get back on a schedule, the summer has been CRAZY, that i will start to come out of the funk.

Even the crafty ideas i have had, or need to finish, they don't entice me. sigh.

So that's what's going on with me. How about you?