Thursday, April 30, 2009

~ NEW~ ArT

I managed to get one little piece done for Arts a Flutter this month.
It is a piece that serves double duty. A wonderful piece of art as well a memo holder so it is useful as well.
I don't work in this medium very often but really enjoyed it this time around. I just wish the pictures did it justice. It is so much sweeter in person. Very hard to capture this piece.

Here is just a little teaser. Or you could visit the site to see the rest. I will show you more of it tomorrow.
I am going to bed. Totally toast. Fighting something.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just checking in

Hello Everyone,
Well I have been rocking right along for the items for the show. I will try and remember to take the camera. Don't have but a week left and don't have much so far but something is better than nothing. Getting my website stuff as well has me stretched really thin but I am getting it done. Only so much of me to go around. Wish I could convince my family of that.
Tomorrow is my son's birthday. To be technical about it he is already older as he was born overseas. We will have the whole gang and all their partners here for dinner and yours truly will be cooking a big ol' meal again. He wanted my beef stroganof for dinner. It is yummy but takes about a hour to cook. I won't even arrive back home from golf practice for the kids until about 6 pm. What we do for our kids.
Ty will be 23. I feel so old. Where has the time gone? I feel like I have spent it in the spin cycle of the washing machine. Just plain dizzy. All so much of a blur. I guess I am feeling like that because of this month. It is going to be that way for awhile I am told by my family as there are all these upcoming events. I need a vacation I tell ya. Calgon stinks so that is out. LOL
Well I must go back to the dungeon before Egor makes a mess.
Have a great week.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Fairy God Mother Frogettes

I have listed the pink and aqua one of these little darlings on ebay. They are so very sweet. Just click on the word EBAY and it will take you there.

Working on some collage work today. Thank Goodness no golf today as there is a match. Katie hasn't gone much. Poor thing there was no way to get her there with my Mom here and that nightmare.

I should have another something to show you later tonight. Until then my friends have a wonderful day.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Cheap, quick and easy

Now that I have your attention! Ha Ha. No NOT Me! I am not that type of girl.

I thought I would share a little something with you. There are always last minute gifts needed it seems to come at the worst time. Like when we are broke. Paid all the bills and nothing extra for such things. Your daughter's best friends Mom is having a birthday and she has taken the girls to dance everyday for 2 months while you work. That kind of thing.
I am always on the hunt for things that I can whip up quick. Can be made cheaply and easily.
I found these frames at the dollar store. I bought three. Plain and boring but so many things you can do.

I often fill with card stock frames and use rub on's on the front.
I happen upon these vellum sheets at the craft store the other day. They are so very neat. I bought three of them for about 49 cents each.

Now look how neat they look all done. These were the perfect size for these frames. It took about 2 minutes to cut the bottom bar code off and slip it into the frame. NOw I know they aren't prim, but a lot of folks out there that like just simple stuff. Perfect.

So I have THREE great gifts that cost under 5.00 for all three. Can't beat that with a stick.

Hint* grandparents love these with new shots of the kids.
Have a wonderful day my friends.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Something New

My dolly is sitting there not finished. I am stuck. I hate that but she is missing something and haven't see what it is yet. Been in a slump lately. Scramble, rush and all that from Mom being here, kids, pets and especially poor Mr. Peapod.
As I stated earlier I have a show coming up. Have to get as much done as possible so I decided to do this painting last night. Got it all done. I have never been a painter. Have a family full of beautiful painters and artist but never was one of them. I just play with fabric and what ever else I get my hands on. This was so much fun. I had a ball. Inspired by Kelly Roberts. Lots of techniques in her book to try and play with. any of you painters out there with tips on how to improve I welcome your suggestions.

I like the way this turned out. I think it is sweet. It is going to the show. I have some other painting I am working on along with a list of everything else. Time to rush and scramble again to have a few things for it. Won't have near what I ususally do but a few dollars in inventory is better than none.
Off to cook dinner and list some items on ebay.
Have a great evening.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The results are in...

No cause for celebration I am afraid. The house did NOT pass inspection. We have mold in the garage and not just surface like I had thought. Much deeper. Then the inspector said that under the house was like a trampoline. Need a sump pump or a curtain drain. along with a furnace, kitchen updates,dishwasher, move the washer and dryer in the house and a host of things she wanted to do. All costing money and she is tighter than bark on a tree. So she is walking away. The agent is still hopeful but I know Mom when she says no, she means NO!

Mom will have to fly out here again and that costs her a fortune. She has to kennel her big dog. So don't know when that will happen. I can only hope that there are more homes available when the time comes and that means for someone to loose their house. How sad is that? I feel terrible about that, really I do but the only way Mom will get a suitable house. Unless there is a miracle. Which I know happens.

So right now I am pretty bummed. I miss her terribly even though she drives me bats. She had a big scare not to long ago one in Dec and one last month. The first in Dec they thought she was having a heart attack, the other was the symptoms of one but was a severe allergy reaction to Lysol spray. They even had to put her on steroids. So having her here is a must, not just a wish. Not only that but I am the only one who could/would take care of her if she became ill or lost her mind. We already know she will be deaf and hearing aids will not help. All nerve damage.

Well have to go hug my hubby. He is cleaning his room for Mom to live in even though that isn't gonna happen just yet. She is too stubborn. Then off to cook dinner as I am starved and have class tonight. Got to scoot.
Enjoy another picture taken by my best friend.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I had to take a few days to regain my strength after Mom's visit and all that driving, meetings, house hunting and etc. I put almost a 1,000 miles on my car in one month. That is with Katie's golf and Mom's visit. Going to Port Orchard every day sometimes twice a day from here is a LOT of MILES. Don't know how many exactly around (25 miles one way) but it is almost 40 minutes or more by freeway to the office.
I am completely wiped out and it starts again tomorrow. I will be up and out of here bright and early. I have to go to the inspection on the house she found. If it passes and all goes well it will be hers. Prayers appreciated if you are so inclined to do so. I am praying this is the one. She has returned home and would be very costly for her to return again. Not only that she has to sell her current home, pack and move yet. The home needs some things done. A few minor repairs, paint, a new bit of carpet in the livingroom and hallway. A furnace will be the biggie and a few windows. Still the best house all around for her.
I will have to paint along with a laundry list of other Honey Do's but I hope to work on it a little at a time. I have some helpers here so that should will be okay.
Currently working on a few projects of my own and trying to get ready for a show that is sneaking up on me fast.
I hope to have a dolly for eBay tomorrow. Been a long time since I have listed a dolly on ebay. I will announce it if I do. Until then my friends enjoy some sunshine and flowers.

Friday, April 10, 2009

What a week- WOW is all I can say.

Oh what a week it has been. NUTS I tell ya. I am starting to see a trend here and not really sure I like it too much. LOL
My p.c. crashed last weekend. It is up and running now but what a nightmare that was.
Momma flew in last wed and since then it has been non stop. She has 7 days to find, buy and complete a sell of a home on a very limited budget along with a list of demands that make it difficult. They don't seem unreasonable but in this area it is hard to find these things unless you own the bank. She did make a offer on a home but now is telling me that she doesn't really like the home at all! Oh gosh well they probably won't accept the offer anyway. So now we will have 3 days to find a new house. Oh boy. Next week will be insane for sure with me running dd to golf. Mike has jury duty so he won't be able to help out.

In the mean time my 73 year old mother taught me who is ut-hum 45 how to strip tease. LOL apparently our neighbor at one time growing up was a stripper. She she showed me how to do it without ever showing a thing. LOL You all wondered where I got "it" from well there ya go! LOL Oh she is a hoot. Here is the pictures in case you also wanted to know. Cracks me up! Now you know why she was happily married for 42 years.


I did manage to get some frogs done. I used a great pattern from Soft in the Head. They turned out so cute. These are Fairy frogettes- magic makers in training. Baby Fairy Frog Mothers. They make me giggle. Oh so sweet and 3 total available. Pink, aqua and green. You can find them at my WSOAPP page if you want to know more about them.

Aren't They sweet!

Well I have to go create for a little while before bed. I am beat but itching to get somethings done tonight. Have a wonderful happy Easter. I will try and find a post card for you all to use on your baskets.

Thank you Lance

Lance of Crescent Hill Designs gave me this lovely award. He does wonderful sculptures you must see so please check out his blog. Thank you Lance for thinking of me. Blessings,pea

Now on to seven of my favorite things

1. My Family, friends and extended family- or members I chose to be my family.

2. My dogs and kitty cats. They mind better then the kids and the husband too! LOL

3.Creating anything as I don't do enough of it as of late. Too much going on that keeps me from it.

4.My Grandmother's Flowers in my garden

5. A good laugh

6. Tea, pasta and chocolate- My butt refects these loves- LOL

7. chatting with my good friends on the phone

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Thank you Sonia

This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give attention to these writers!".

Dear Sonia of the Dark Raven's Nest gave me this little award as well saying a few nice words about my blog. It is always so nice to be thought of. Esecially nice when a award is sent to honor you. Thank you Sonia. It made my day.
May you be blessed.