Monday, January 28, 2008

The dangers of my art form.

Go see on my other blog what happened. But it looks so good today... how amazing is the human body.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday night. The glory of being 3 and 6 and knowing exactly what you want to do on a Friday night. Go play at JennJenn's.

They put on aprons. And changed aprons. Several times. And played with yarn. They are growing up because they are eager to put things away after they are finished.

Note how carefully the yarn has been replaced.

Now we make dinner of pancakes and eggs. Big B sets the table all by herself without being asked to and even puts flowers on the table. Chooses the dishes to look good together. Little girl beautiful. Little B says, "I love Harold, so I will get his plate." He gets flowers on his plate. True love to sacrifice the coveted flower plate. They eat everything.

Then we wash two dishes for an hour before the plastic animals take a bubble bath.

The penguins come down from the shelf and a nest is made.

Before it is all over, Little B gets her elbow tendon rolled out of place - again - and is inconsolable. Until Mommy comes back and we transfer her from my lap to Mommy's and in the excruciating process, the tendon pops back into place. Although she has said with the time-warp of a three-year-old "it will never be better again" she is happily showing off how she can straighten the arm again and gets into Harold's lap to eat his Chinese food.

A blast. I am most fortunate to know this young mother and her family and get to rent these two
on occasion. I will be well-practiced when I have my own grandchildren.
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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Any minute now - the shopping cart feature will be up and running - here is the link for my first brave steps into the internet.

Go to the meet the artists and read the little post about my history and go to the boutique to shop.

These are my family girls in our Thansgiving wear. See? All kinds of shapes. All kinds of cute, too. Yep, I made 'em all. It was fun to present them.

::EDIT:: I did get the cookies mailed and the list done except the cutting and sewing and knitting - BUT I made a carrot cake which was not on the list and a couple of other life happened things. Today is a fog, though. Help.

::EDIT:: and then there is the shoe thing - for the last two years, when we take a trip somewhere, I buy a pair of shoes. I wear most of them regularly - except the patent leather red slings - those were a silly choice. These are my new Rocket Dogs. Blurry, though.... well, you get the idea.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A decadent January breakfast. Now I HAVE to accomplish my list because I have already rewarded myself.

1) bake cookies to mail in Pringles tubes to my Airman and also to give to the storm door installer who will be working in the frigid cold this afternoon

2) pay the bills

3) cut out 6 aprons and make at least one

4) bake some bread or maybe just biscuits for dinner - make the soup for dinner
::underlying purpose: use the oven as much as possible for ambient kitchen heat::

5) knit on the scarf tonight - try cable pattern that does not require watching directions so carefully

1a) revamp to do list - will not get it all done

:: Edit:: Cookies bakes and half-packed. Door installed and surprised installer given cookies. Lunch made. Dinner soup ingredients thawing. Could be a good, productive day. I was standing in my quiet house, putting away little teapots and realized that I am happy.

Monday, January 21, 2008

So here they are - the pictures of my recently set-up sewing room. I used to sew in the kitchen - at the end of the room which made being in the middle of all the activity easy, but the mess traveled. There were always threads on the floors and on us. You knew who had been to visit because they were plucking threads from their sweaters.

I love the green in this room. The bookcases used to hold books, but now, stuff. The closet has yet to be tackled - those are the little girls aprons hanging in there and the cool black dress I put on the mannequin - great display thrift store find - very early 50's.

All that wool? Also a thrift store find - 25 cents a skein for hand spun wool. Yep. Husband found it on one of his expeditions. Those little chests are all buttons. They fit on that shelf perfectly. Within the next two months it will look different. It feels so odd - My room. Wow.

I think I will try to keep this blog going here and use it for my "other self" - the sewing working stiff I need to become if I am going to go back to Russia... I need to get myself out there and sell! So here is one picture for your viewing pleasure - One of Mine presents an apron - one of many. I think I have made over 400 aprons since August of 2006. And I only have about 30 in the house right now - 6 keepers (well, maybe more than that) and a stockpile for the new website offering - to be posted here as soon as it is available for shopping - next week, I hope!