Friday, June 27, 2008

My Dirty Little Secret Is OUT!!!!

I'm coming clean...literally. In the hopes of rehabilitation, I am posting my dirty little secret. My sewing room. In my defense, it's not all my fault. My daughter stored her things in this room and when she moved into her new apartment, she took her things and put my stuff all over the floor. Thus the rehabilitation.

I've actually already made major progress. Furniture has been moved and junk taken away. You can actually see the floor now.

By Monday, I'll have new photos to post. They at least won't be so embarrassing.

I've got a few new things to show you. I found the coolest website yesterday and it is addicting. It is called Block Posters. You upload a photo and it will create posters that you can print on your own printer.....for FREE. The possibilities are endless with this site. Look what I made yesterday. These were the first ones, so don't look to close.

The last thing I want to show you is adorable....and up for adoption. I was driving home last week on a country highway and almost hit this adorable basset-mix baby. I couldn't figure out where she came from (dogs are dumped all the time in the country), so she came home with me. She's adorable and quickly becoming part of our family....but, when the right home comes along, she will become part of someone else's family. That's me trying to convince myself.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

My Dad

I run across this photo of my father on a regular basis and it makes me smile every time. This photo is circa 1987 and his ingenuity amazes me. Work is never complete and sometimes you just need a break.

My dad has a kind soul and he's a soft place to fall when life has chewed us up. He loves our mom like you would not believe and by doing so, he has given us a glimpse of what real love really means.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I'm So Excited....and Honored

I was recently contacted by Virtue Radio Network and asked to be part of their new series "Crafter of the Week". Judith Norman saw my Etsy store, allowed me to answer great questions and there I am, on the front page of the website.

It's exciting to be chosen out of so many talents on Etsy and it gives me the incentive and boost I have been looking for lately. If you get the opportunity, look at the website and read the other bios as well.

Monday, June 2, 2008

The Nest Is a Little Emptier

Two of my babies flew from the nest this literally. It has been a crazy week of both good and bad. We lost one of our cows on Thursday (she left a month old calf, who is doing great), Saturday my oldest daughter moved into her own place and Sunday...well, our pet sparrow, Toolah, decided it was time to leave the nest also. She flew out the door to her new life of babies and freedom. As my husband put it, "those darn boys". She'd been talking to the other birds through the screen and enjoying herself, but she never tried to fly out the door. In fact, she would fly AWAY from the door. Not this time. The door was opened for the dogs and she made a run for it. We miss her, but we are happy for her also. She decided it was time to go out and learn about life on her own.

This leads me to my daughter. I would have preferred she stayed at home a little longer, but just like Toolah, she decided it was time to learn about life on her own. I have faith because she's a smart girl and she can do it. I just wish it wasn't so soon.

On a lighter note, we had our own yard sale this weekend. The weather was beautiful and we were very successful making room for more "junk". Five families combined their stuff and we had it at my sister's house on Main Street. I think everyone was happy with the outcome and we all feel lighter.