Monday, July 19, 2010

scrapbooking and photos

Have put sewing on the backburner for now. A
very good friend has asked me to do a scrapbook
for her mother. And as I love scrapping I
said yep, be glad to!

She has send boxes of supplies to me and
occassional odds and ends. An album,
lots of refill pages, embellishments galore,
gorgeous papers....oh its been like Christmas!
And I get to play with it all and when I'm done,
send it away!

She picked an absolute yummy album
by K and Company. They have such beautiful
scrapping items. Hard to not buy it all!

No thats not her pic in it, its just the one
included for the sale. Pretty isn't it!
*the album, not the picture* And
I get to fill it with lots of wonderful old family
photos. Alot which I get to touch up and repair.
And as my friend knows how much I love playing
with damaged photos, she threw a
HUGE challenge at me,
Can You Belive That Picture? The damage, YIKES!
So I said, oh hey, no problem, bit my lip and dove
in. And I think I did pretty good! *its still not
quite finished*
Yeah, not bad huh?
I love family photos. They are family treasures.
I cringe when I see photos that have not been
taken care of, or worse yet stored in those
horrible sticky albums. You know the ones,
you lift the page, and its sticky, so you put your
beloved picture on that page and drop the top
back on it. Then the page proceeds to discolor
and do terrible things to that picture.

So this is what I am spending my time doing.
Touching up, resizing, reprinting, scanning
and having fun!

In a few days I will start putting the pics
to paper and adding all the fun
embellishements! I can't wait!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Cute Book

I finally got my latest book order in the
mail. I'm so happy it arrived, cuz like
it says, its just toooo cute!

I found a few pics on line I could share, This shows the patterns
and directions. Complete and easy. They are all for felt which
makes it all pretty easy.
This picture cracked me up, one of the figures sewing up another one!

Here is that whole page which describes the book.
Isn't it just the cutest ever? I will have to see if I
can find more pictures to share. They are adorable.
And have great names,one is called 'Liar',
another Pinkie, Bad Guy, White Sheep Black
sheep. It goes on.

Wish I wasn't in the middle of a huge project so
I could get started sewing some up. I picture
making a little drawstring bag and filling it up
with these little guys for miss o, my grandaughter.
She LOVES the little goodies like these. Perfect!

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Great Gazo

I'm sure you all remember a few months ago
when I was jumping up and down with the
purchase of my new car! Well I have stopped
jumping up and down, but still LOVE it!

And I'm finally getting used to the size.
Its just so small! I'm used to driving a
mini van with a long nose, so for weeks
when I would park, I would be nowhere
near being all the way pulled in! ha!

I am still loving the color, alien green. Yes
its what it says on the paper work. Don't
you love it! Well, Bob was washing it for
me over the weekend, and when he was
finished he comes in and says, 'The Gazoo
is all clean and ready to go now'. Huh?

And then I remember! The Flintstones! The
alien called 'The Great Gazoo'!!

So I guess thats the official name of my little car.
Now, we really dont name our cars. Well, we
did call one car I had 'the mom car' if that counts.
Bob has ordered me a small sticker to put in the
corner of the back window, which I think is
pretty cute. And as soon as it gets here
I will take a picture!

Tomorrow some pics of a
Cute Little Book that I just got!

I am thankful I'm feeling so much better
I am thankful for cool summer evenings
I am thankful for diet caffeine free coke
I am thankful for Kathy trusting me with
her family history
I am thankful for all my sewing books
I am thankful my daughter is a loving
strong wife and mother
I am thankful all my ink was in stock
I am thankful Dawber finally got a haircut
I am thankful for you!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

busy busy busy

I've been a terrible blogger lately. I have not even
done my fav's and lov's when I do blog! And that
was one thing that I was always going to do.
Shame on me.

Things around here are as busy as ever. My
son finally made it here from So. Calif 2 weeks
after his wife and the little guy. And of course
he brought another car full of stuff with him
so we are about at the crammed to the rafters
level now! Our garage is crazy...hard to get
to my sewing stuff now and that makes me
not too happy.

So guess what I am having the guys do this
weekend? Give up...ha, clean out the garage
so I can get to my sewing stuff and stay in a
good mood. Its like withdrawels or something.
I need fabric piled around me, thread and trims
within reach, patterns handy to browse through.
Just my little addiction I guess!

A bit of good news. For almost two years I
have been suffering horrible, dibilitating
nausea. It would strike so fast. Last for
days. And the docs did not know why.
I was scoped. Poked. Prodded and
questioned. Nothing. But I figured it out.
It was an oh my god moment. I have
been having a reaction to my muscle
relaxer I take nearly daily. Its amazing,
I have not taken it in over a week and
I feel sooo good. I had forgotten what
its like to be able to eat and not have
nausea accompany all meals. Its
amazing and I am so grateful its
finally been figured out!

I am thankful for my prayers being answered
I am thankful for my friends trust
I am thankful we are able to help our kids
when they need us.
I love Bob's cucumbers fresh off the vine
I love making salsa with sunshine warm tomatoes
I love 'repairing' vintage photos
I love quesedillas
I love cherry coke
I love you

Thursday, July 1, 2010

some a this and some a that

Finally finshed something for myself!
And I LOVE it! Just a big tote bag,
but its perfect in my eyes.
And I managed to get the flower
centered on at least one side! yay!
Isn't it cute!
Nice and roomy and didn't
droop and hang when I filled it up
with all the things I find important
to haul around! That was a big
big plus in my book!

When I had the straps all pinned
and ready to be sewed I realized
the way they were you could not see
the flower! So I swapped them from
being back to front straps to
front to front and back to back
straps. It worked. I'm happy.
The flower is in full view.

I had a docs. appt. this morning.
It was my paint management doc.
Great doc, always listens to what I
have to say, ready always with a
positive word or thought and
keeps me comfortable in my
everyday life.

We have a few trips in the works and
I am so happy. Texas in Sept. to play
with grandbabies, Reno in Oct.
to go eat ribs at a cookoff,
Vegas in August to celebrate
middle daughters birthday! All
fun stuff and I cant wait.

I also have a genealogical scrapbook
in the works for a good friend.
Have lots to do on that as I am
just getting started. But as I love
genealogy and I love scrapping,
I am not worried about getting
it done. Its great, two of my
favorite things all in one!
Cool Beans!