Saturday, April 29, 2006

Swap Scarf and Goodies

Would you just look at all the goodies
Sherri sent to me!!! The really neat thing is,
I'm making myself a purse from that pink
Moda Dea Ticker Tape! So I'll have a scarf to
match my purse. Yay!

Thanks Sherri! You're a doll.

And here's Keegan, all pooped out
after running the fence. My
neighbor was dog sitting, so there
was a new doggie face next door.
After all the excitement, he had to
cool his little belly off. He's quite
the little stud muffin.

Latest Scarf

This is the scarf I made for the Crochetville Scarf Swap. I wanted to make something really different, and the recipient requested something creative. I think this fits the bill.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

It's Arrived!!!!

Yay, my birthday present, a 30 inch AJAL, is here! Now I have 3 projects on 3 looms. An afghan on the 60" Infinity, a purse on the 12" AJAL, and a light weight afghan on my new 30". I also need to start the crocheted Spider Web skirt for Britti, and her afghan to take to college.
I have discovered that I get so easily bored, so I have several things going on at once to alleviate the boredom. Do any of y'all do that?

On a sadder note; It was confirmed this morning by my Vet that little Chloe has Cushings Disease. She seemed to think that it's been found in the early stages of the disease, but cannot tell me how long she will survive with it. We will be starting medication soon, and will know more by seeing how she responds to it. I stood at the reception counter to pay, and started to cry. I kept biting my lip, trying to hold it until I got in my car, but had little success. Chloe is 9, but we've only enjoyed her for a about 1½ years. She was rescued from a puppy mill, having lived all of her life in a small kennel. Then she was "rescued", only to be neglected by her new owners. She was in such pitiful shape when we got her, and needed a lot of medical attention. She would often sit in a corner with her little face to the wall. She has finally come out of her shell, and has even been potty trained! She's become quite a happy little baby. Now, to find out that she has this disease just breaks my heart. Ack, I think I'm going to cry again.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Happy Easter!

Easter; a time to celebrate our risen Lord, and the new life that we have in Him. Because of His sacrifice, we have eternal life. I'm so grateful for the peace that comes from knowing Him! Do you have that peace? If not, what a wonderful time to have a little talk with Jesus, to ask Him into your life. To finally experience perfect Love. To experience new life. Yeah, that's what it's all about.

Have a blessed and joyful Easter!!!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

A Birthday Surprise

Nope. It's not a surprise for me, but for a new friend. I hope she likes it! It's one of my favorite doilies.

But today is my birthday! And I don't feel any older. James ordered a loom for me, but it hasn't come, boohoo. I've received several nice gifts, and money. Lots of email cards!

So far, I've spent the day sifting through emails, and being lazy. My daughter and I spent the last 4 days away at a college weekend. I came home so tired, but it was lots of fun!!! I met the mom of one of Britti's friends, and had a great time getting to know her ( I think Britti and Chris planned this so the moms would stay outta their hair ). Anyways, it's great to feel comfortable with her choice of a college.

Gotta go and spend some more time being lazy, hehe.
Y'all be blessed!

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Something Old, Something New

The something old? A desire to be an artist. A desire that's so old, I don't even remember when it started. My perception was; if you can't draw, you can't paint. So I took up photography to express myself ( no drawing there ). A few years ago, I came across my old sketch pad from high school art class. You know what? It wasn't half bad. Oh, definitely not a prodigy or anything like that, just not totally horrible. My daughter always tells me that I'm overly critical of myself.

The something new? I finally jumped in. I took a watercolor class at Michaels. Now I know that one class does not a professional make ( it was so very basic ), but it did generate a little spark of hope. Just maybe, with a little perserverance ( ok, lots ), I could be be a decent painter. My first 2 trial pieces really s--k! But, I think I'm ok with that, for now.

If anyone has advice (or watercolor supplies they don't want, hint hint ), I would love it. I'll soon have a little b'day money coming to get some more necessities. Yay!

Have a very blessed day!