Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Is there an Ark handy?

It is currently 1:40 a.m., and I can't fall asleep due to the storm that is blowing around outside! (I'm in among all that orange and yellowness (I know, not a real word, but at this time in the morning it is!)

There were reports of tornado's earlier this evening, thankfully they were not around me, but I did talk with my Dad while he was stuck in "the back room of Hardees" waiting for the tornado sirens to go off. Scary! - I am relieved to say that Dad is fine and made it back home safely!!

Otherwise, there is not much to report on my end. I have been, in essence, very lazy!

My house needs cleaning, yard work to be done, and there's lots of craftiness I want/need/should do, but I just haven't found the motivation to do it!

I have managed to get one book read, caught up on missed TV episodes, and have started crocheting the rabbit out of one of the last books I purchased, but other than that - LAZY! I must say, it's been nice, but the summer is all to quickly disappearing on me!

Health wise, I am still in physical therapy, which has helped in strengthening and flexibility, just not so much with the pain. I'm supposed to see a pain management specialist, but am having communication issues with insurance/workman's comp. Joy!

I do have a busy few days coming up. Tomorrow, if the weather cooperates, I plan to go and see my Dad. Thursday is PT and shopping with my Mamma Bear, and Friday and Saturday, I have signed up for a Sit and Sew. Haven't decided what I am going to work on yet. I should use Friday as a "finish" day, and Saturday as a "new" project day. But you know how it is....."the best laid plans".

Well, I should let you all get onto more exciting posts! Thanks for stopping, take care, and I hope you are staying safe and dry! - Elizabeth

Thursday, June 10, 2010

I Love Coupons!

Oh, I was NAUGHTY today!

This is what happens when I'm free and have coupons in hand. I don't NEED these books.....but you see, I can rationalize buying them! A dangerous combination if I do say so!

The "Circular Baby Afghans" and the "Easy Japanese Quilt Style" books were purchased at Joann Fabrics with 50% off coupons. The Leisure Arts "Our Best Baby Afghans" was purchased at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon (plus it's replacing a copy that I lost to my basement flooding!) and well, "The Big Book of Animals" was purchased at full price (however less then $10.00!)....but it was just too darn cute to leave!

There's projects in each that I would love to do, and maybe someday I'll actually get to them. But for now, they are fun just to thumb through and dream up fabric/yarn combinations for! Ahhh - picture books for adults :)

Well, since I put in such a hard day of shopping, I feel the need for a nap! Some rain storms passed through earlier today and the air is fresh, clean and cool = good snuggle weather. So, I am going to take advantage of the cool and my cuddly blankets, and dream of all the crafts in my new books!

Take Care and Thanks for Stopping! - Elizabeth

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Ah, Freedom!

The 2009-2010 School Year is OVER!
What a year it has been, and I'd be lying through my teeth if I said that I was sorry to see it go!

Instead, I am doing a happy dance and living in denial about the mid-life crises I'm having (pretty sad since I'm only 32)! We'll worry about that another day.....

For now, the happy dance and denial are doin' just fine!

I saw a saying the other day that suits me well at the moment:

"I know that I live in my own little world.
But that's okay; they know me here!"

So, come to my world, get your groove on,
and join me in my happy dance!
Now see, wasn't that fun!

Thanks for stopping by, and take care! - Elizabeth

psst: Just a note to say thank you for ALL OF YOUR SUPPORTIVE COMMENTS this year. You have listened to me moan and groan, and yet none of you said "get over yourself and move on" - but instead I've received numerous verbal hugs, and for that I thank God for you!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Remembered the Camera!

Here are the pictures of my latest projects.

My curved seams wall hanging:

Still needs a few borders, but I don't think I did too bad considering I traced the template onto the plastic, then the fabric, cut and sewed this much in approx. 4-5 hours.


Nima at offered this very cute hat pincushion for free and my mother hinted strongly that she wanted one! What we do for our mothers!

Here is my variation, but be sure to go check out Nima's site to sneak a peak at all the other hats out there!
Side View

Top View

Well, that's all for now!

Happy crafting, and thank you all so much for taking the time to leave comments! I visit you all often, but I am TERRIBLE at leaving you comments - just know that you are appreciated and checked in on often :)

Take Care - Elizabeth