Monday, December 12, 2011

I just realized I had a give away

Here I was thinking I was just giving things away....I do this all the time.  Taylor lost his lunch bag or should I say mis-placed it....LOL....and I gave him one of my lunch bags that I bot from Avon.  Before my daughter moved out on her own, she used to tell me...."why are you buying all this stuff" but when she did move out...boy oh boy did it come in handy

But to not realize that I had my first giveaway....okay so that is bad....I have been reading so many blogs for so long, that I should have asked for a comment or something like that.....I love your comments, makes my day that someone is listening....when I get home, I turn the computer on right away.

I have been a bad blogger in the past, There are blogs that I read religiously but I have not left that I have my own, I know how nice it is to get your comments.

So the camera has gone back to my daughter but I will be buying a camera on Friday....just a couple of days away....I will be getting a Nikon 120....I am so excited...Somehow I am going to have to take a picture of it.

I was typing this post and I was thinking I love living by myself.  I really, really love it.  To do what I want when I want to is truly a gift.

A little background.....I was married when I was 18, a mother at 18 and a half (yes, I know.....I didn't find my smarts until I was much older.....LOL)....a second child about a year and half later.....separated about 3 months later.....yikes, even I cringe at that.  Around 1993, I got married again....(I told you I found my smarts when I was much much older)
We were separated in 2000 and divorced a couple of years later....then Taylor was born in daughter and Taylor lived with me until 2 years ago.
For 32 years, I have either lived with a husband or with my children.  Gosh, even I think the story is crazy.

I won't get married again or live with someone....can't expose myself to that kind of pain again.  Him leaving changed me and has left me with many, many scars......I wasn't completely sure that I would survive the leaving....I did but mostly due to Taylor.....I tell him all the time, he saved my wasn't that I was suicidal, I just didn't know how to get past the pain......

Since I know that my second husband won't be reading this, I can tell you that he still is the love of life.  I have learned how to live without him but I have not been able to learn to stop loving him.
I can live and laugh and stitch of course but love.....don't think so.

I hope that doesn't sound sad because truly I love my life and I am happy to be alive.  Now, I would like to be thinner but you can't have everything.....LOL
Yes, I talk to much but this is my place to be me....warts and all....

I should finish off with some stitching.....I have some pics I took a couple of weeks ago.....
This is Fairy Idyll......I finished this about 6 months ago but I have been working on it for hmmmm about 6 years.  It really intimidated me when I first started but as I got more experience with other Mirabilias, I started working on it more and more.....and finally it is done.
Hope you like it.

Have a great evening y'all

Saturday, December 10, 2011

I am supposed to be cleaning

Warning.....lots of pics.

Well I started the day with good intentions.  I got the pine sol out, the swiffers (love them) vaccum......I thought I would start with my second bedroom which is mine and Taylors craft room and his bedroom and my office all in a room 10 feet by 8ish.....bad idea.  I started and got sidetracked by organizing my "stuff".  You know you think I would learn, I happens to me all the time.  I am giving my daughter back her camera this week (I have kept it long enough and I will be buying my own next week)

So here is my craft room.....all my threads and wool and buttons and Krenik and charts.

Another shot of my 2 towers...can you tell i love my labeler!!!!!

My desk......that is Circque des Cercles by Ink Circles on the desk....I am playing around with it......trying some threads.

I also wanted to show you the way I kit up a project.....I put all the threads in those floss a way bags and put them in one of these containers (They had a sale at Canadian Tire on these and I scooped up tons of them....worked out really well)...I then put the chart and my photocopies (I know some designers don't like you doing that but I do however I will never, and I mean never make a copy and give it to someone....that is taking money out of the designers pocket and I will not do that.....I shred the copies when I am done with them) in a plastic envelope.  See...

I then put them in plastic totes.....see.......

Yes, this makes me feel so good.....Truly, I am not OCD...

And yes you can tell I am a Mirabilia addict.....I have one tote for Miries and one tote for other designers...(I think I will go out and get another tote for my Miries today).....Here are some pics of kits that are almost kitted. Yes, all Mirabilias.

Here is a fabric I was considering for Lady Alexandra but when it got here I realized i was too dark.....but isn't gorgeous......Twight by PTP.....I went with Stone by Crossed Wing....very nice.

Well I should be going....I still have to clean the rest of the apartment......

Oh yeah....this is a chart by Erica Michaels called America.  I kitted it up and realized that I would never do it....(after I realized how many Miries I had kitted, I had to make some difficult choices....LOL)

Does anyone want it?  I will send the chart, fabric and the threads.....just email me and give me your address and I will send it out Monday. 

Gosh, I need a coffee.

Have a great weekend y'all

Edited to add......Linda emailed me about the Erica Michael kit and it will be winging its way to her next week.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Startitis and too many loves

Okay so I started another Mirabilia......I don't know why I love them so much.  Is it one half of my personality?  Do I deep down inside want to be a princess?  Yikes, can't believe I said that out loud.  I think Mirabilias evoke another time, a time that has always fascinated me. 
Yikes again, I think I am a romantic.......My favorite movie of all time is Lord of the Rings....also my fav book.  I started reading that back when I was 13 years old.  I love Tolkein.  I loved the dresses in that movie......
Whereas I love almost everything Nora does, I haven't done a mermaid....I have done a couple of fairys but mostly I love her ladies with the big skirts and all the bling (beads)
The other half of my personality is the samplers, I love Blackbird Designs and Plum Street, love them both....their colors are just gorgeous.
Everytime I open Edgars blog, I just drool at his header.....Love them.

So I started Tree of Hope.....I have only been stitching for 2 or 3 days and it doesn't really look like much right now but I am seriously impressed on how fast it is you go.....

Also, since I had a couple of queries about the is a pic of an individual one......the highlighter part is at one end and you can erase with the grey tip at the other end....I love them.

I do like blogging....every night I come home and log onto the computer right away and check out my blog.  I will have to start saying something interesting....LOL

Anyway, I won't keep you all as this has not been a very interesting post today.