Sunday, April 29, 2012

QUICK! Who am I?

My loved one and his loved one.
Sitting on the stoop on
 a California afternoon.
My dearest son knows that 
a simple photo or a few words
can make my day better, both kids do, 
and they frequently treat me with a surprise.
"Cheer the old broad up."  

I have needed cheering lately.
Nothing horrible or awful just the
"I'm tired of being a grown-up and
having to do/decide everything alone blues."

A friend took me out for the day yesterday
after I had a meltdown after discovering 
a mouse in my garage, and he is no MICKEY.
 You guys know I am
the queen of neat and tidy and
 this dismayed me to no end. 
19 years here and I don't even 
have a spider in there!
I then had to decide which horrible way
 to dispose of said critter in 
the most humane way, 
 I can find him again... This ensued major
moving of all tubs etc from floor and major cleaning etc. This added to some major life
decisions that have weighed on me for many months, and so I had one of those
sad, weepy, I feel so sorry for myself cry.
THEN of course I snapped up and thought of 
all my blessings and the true hardships
so many face and I then I felt silly and selfish.
Becoming a dual personality here folks.

Maybe it is merely the onslaught of 
my worst months coming soon.
I despise the heat...
Perhaps it is post-post-post menopause?
Maybe I'm just nuts?
Maybe I'm just sad for all my 
troubled pals and the world 
and fearing the path we are all on.
or again, maybe I'm just nuts?

I am waiting for a handy-man/yard guy 
to come rescue me from the dilemma today,
if we can find HIM!
I hate that I am resorting to male rescue,
but my choice is go crazy or get it done.
I am perfectly capable of dealing 
with all this on my own, I know that..

it's not are you a man or a mouse?...

It's I'm a woman with a mouse,
and I am freaked out!!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

In the Garden

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring has Sprung

My last remaining Easter decoration.
I have sold off everything else.
Most of it happily resides in friends homes now.

Feeling I needed to be just a wee more festive,
and since I have been in the nesting mode lately
with the upcoming class I decided to 
make one for the kitchen island.

The bird nests can be made in an array of colors
and styles as you can see.

Spring has sprung outside
 at old grey mare
as well

I have sorely neglected the yard
but hope to remedy that soon.
The plants forgive me
and bloom anyway.

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Happy Easter 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Back in the Groove

Three months and I barely set foot in the studio. 
I've been in withdrawal.
So I consciously made myself go in and sit
there on Saturday and see if I could muster up
some enthusiasm. I began by puttering a bit, 
and cleaning up some drawers and came across a 
pre-cut kit from a class I taught many years ago.
Some Like It Hot was coming on TV, and I figured I had about 90 minutes to occupy, so I settled in and made a sewing kit.
Paula, look away, I know how you feel about blanket stitch. 

Sewn entirely by hand 
and done in about 100 minutes.
(I ran down and made a snack
 of hummus and chips )

Joining up with Kathleen for
Haven't been able to do that for ages either.
Hiya Kathleen!

will have the sewing kit and other
items in the shop soon.
The studio misses me and I 
"plan" to get back in the groove.
(barring life getting in the way again)

Sunday, April 1, 2012


*Drum Roll Please*
the slips of paper have spoken....
The box of mags and ephemera will be winging it's way

Jill @ Jill Ruth & Co.
Congratulations Jill

and the other box which I did not photograph
until this minute 

contains an assortment of Watkins Products.
I love these and not just because my friend Paula sells them,
but they are packaged retro, smell divine and are
environmentally friendly.

This box is headed to Donna @ d reyne's
Congratulations Donna

Thanks to all who entered.
You all ROCK!

email me your addresses ladies
and they'll go out this week <3