Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to gift you all with 2 lovely things that I saw yesterday...
Things that every one should experience this holiday
You can thank me later-- I know you will!
I hope that you loved and were loved this day.

Monday, December 19, 2011

monday mosaic-- loveliness!

1. festive, 2., 3. santas, 4. little pine, 5. {sparkling}, 6. Untitled, 7. Christmas Mug rug recieved!, 8. Molly's Sketchbook: Felt Baby Shoes, 9. Cup O' Cheer!, 10. Christmas Mug Rug Swap - front, 11. 553-556 sally jo, 12. Festive Felt Trees, 13. 6.365 (notes to myself), 14. IMG_3624, 15. AAAaaagh!, 16. Happy Holiday, 17. Peppermint Trees, 18. Brenda's Stars, 19. spring green recycled wool sweater wreath, 20. an ansel adams kind of morning, 21. unwavering, 22. the wrapping cloth, 23. Scrappy Mug Rug Swap - for Dawn, guiltyquilter, 24. snow!, 25. Three toadstools

Sometimes I just need a little brightening on my computer... I thought I would share what I found today. Thank you all you talented people on Flickr-- thanks for sharing some cheer with me this day! If you want to make your own, go here.

Back to the workshop.... tinker, tinker

Friday, December 16, 2011

December 16, 2011 10:13AM

"I have been serving them in bowls so that the syrup doesn't flood."

Who would have known?!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 7, 2011 5:57PM

Crossed legs

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Naughty and Nice...

*Little silver tinsel tree from Goodwill for $3
*Yarn from Black Sheep Gathering, knit in to a Good-luck Cowl
*Hats knit for all kids in 3 days AND they are adored (hats by kids, kids by me) from here
*All knitting yarn pulled from stash (so it was free, right?)

At&t-- and that is all I want to say about that... grrrrrrr.


Thursday, December 08, 2011

There more but... isn't that always how it is?!

This week has passed in a blur. It is the last week of school for us before the BIG VACAY!! Big Daddy has been traveling an ridiculous amount---- and

--- Yup, that was me taking a sigh break. I can't believe it, but yesterday in the hallway AT school, I said to a few other moms that I didn't really care for the new therapist I have been seeing. BUT, I think that I am going to keep seeing her, BECAUSE it forces me to find help for my kids and be "not mom" for ONE WHOLE HOUR A WEEK! We all laughed. They did, because it was AWKWARD (and a bit identifiable) and me because, once again the old MOUTH was moving light years faster than my SOCIAL filters. The rest of the afternoon was just a free-for-all because Big Daddy was FINALLY coming home and I was pondering what I had realized...

Having my youngest turning 2 has been kind of an underground weirdness... at this point with the boys I was already planning my next pregnancy. There aren't going to be any more, so the paradigm shifts and I am floating out here in uncharted waters. I am seeing that there is going to be a day (sooner than I think) that I am going to be "not mom" for hours at a time. What is that going to mean for me? Do I really think that I am going to fill that time cleaning and doing housework?!! What is the next phase? I think THAT is the fetus I am gestating now... (I just wanted to write fetus)

Frida--- I have been thinking a lot about Frida these days. The colors she used, the dark and light aspects of her art, the intimacy of her self portraits-- I just want to know more. Is there anything that you just want to know more of? Curiosity is a comfort.

So-- I bet you all have been sleeping restlessly, tossing and turning, wondering WHO won the STITCH Gifts 2011 magazine. The random number generator picked #4 and that was a lovely lady named Hilda. We have been in touch and it is winging its way to her house. I was so surprised to see all the new people who commented. It was like THIS year there are an entire DIFFERENT 9 people reading this blog. You poor people, it has been a rather rough year. I am really sooooo much different when the whole Cancer-thing is not a part of everyday life. It has been nice to have a place to put some of those feelings, a safe place, with nice people. Isn't that all any of us want?

I may be back this week with something lighter... I did find a AWESOME silver tinsel tree for $3 and it has been cheering me up as the Willamette Valley has moved in to the damp freeze zone.