Sunday, April 29, 2007

charming or what?

these are so fun! in fact, more fun than a barrel of monkeys! if you want to join our inchie swap, leave me a message...details are on linda's blog.
gotta go and add my charms...

sunday, april 29, 2007

seriously, i think martha must just be sitting around waiting for people like me to fall for neat packaging, calming colors and the name... the only thing that seemed a little out there was the 18X18 scrapbook system...all i can say is, you fill that thing up with memories and you'd have to be man mountain dean to lift it up! martha, what were you thinking? oh yeah, and we took the tot to the park today! too fun. can't wait til he wakes up from his nap so we can assemble the paper bag doggie puppet. love ya, marth...

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

another swap.

this is an atc for a yahoo swap that linda smith is is called- for the love of buttons.
and thanks for all your comments below. b~

Monday, April 23, 2007

all finished.

ready for the may atc swap at red lead.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

tag sale bonanza!

all i can say is ooh la la! definitely didn't need any of this (or the giant walnut bowl, or the basket full of all different kinds of clothespins, or the sudoku book, or the rusty muffin tin) but WANTED all of it. everything was 50 cents. talk about uncontrollable hyperventilating...oy!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

hdc practice.

lesson #1- make your chain loosely or use a bigger hook. other than that, i'm thinking this would make a nice long scarf to wear with a jean jacket. just in time for summer!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sunday, April 15, 2007

the youngster goes to chicago!

guess who went to chicago with choir this weekend? and guess who got second place? yay kelly!

oldest child syndrome or what?

jeez! you ever wonder why we do this to ourselves? have so many projects going that we can not breathe... and none of it matters. honestly, at the end of the day, no one is going to say, "wow, she made a lot of hats or blankets or atcs (!)" in fact, we all know that when we go, our kids are going to have a giant garage sale or fill up 5,000 trash bags with all this stuff. nonetheless, i continually do this to myself- even tho i am not a roller coaster rider, i suppose i enjoy the adrenalin rush that i get when there is one day left before i go back to work and i have a zillion things on the to do list. so here is a little science lecture- when cavemen were on the earth and say a wooly mammoth was in hot pursuit, the parasympathetic nervous system released adrenalin and cortisol so that he (it probably was he and not she) could fight or take flight. and it was short lived; either the cave guy fought off the mammoth, ran away from the mammoth or was killed. and then the hormone release would stop. but, nowadays our stresses are prolonged, worrying about the war, all the stuff we think we have to do (see above), getting on highway 40,, yep, you got it- the cortisol is being constantly released- we are always on "high alert" and that leads to more health issues than you can imagine. so, is this going to make any difference in my life today? probably not...i'll still make my atcs and knit the project linus blankie and the pink one that is for the sister of the bf of daughter #1- but, i think i will probably ditch the easter tags that i did not finish... p.s. does anyone know how to personalize the header thing of their blog- i want that charm bracelet photo to be up at the top.