Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Oh my, Time does fly....I can't believe Blogger kept all of my posts...

Thank you Blogger. I shall try to be a better girl this year and post more often. I'm rather a bit of a coward to try the Make a Trinket a Day for 365, but I think I shall at least try. It will give me motivation and as Beth Brown says, hopefully will stimulate my creative processes again.

I moan about not being as creative as I once was and if you scroll through my blog here, you will see why I feel that way. I was creating something every day for a very long time and then due to circumstances and family deaths, and moves and well, just plain life....my well starting drying out and I had nothing left.

Over the next year, I too shall try, can't promise, but I shall try, so here goes...gather my will and spirit again and try to do a trinket a day. Perhaps at the end of the year, I shall have some nice gifts to give away? I do hope so.

Wish me luck, I'll make every attempt to post the results here on my Blogger account.

Thanks for joining me on this quest for the return of my muse.
G

Monday, January 18, 2010

Joseph's Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

So....my daughter's are in a community theater production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and are very excited about it. My husband's aunt is the community theater director, and this is the first time she will have my daughter's in a play...everyone is excited. But when she received the costumes for the play, the Joseph's coat was dry rotted. It has been used so many times that it just fell apart in her hands. She has asked me if I will make a new coat for the play! Heck yes I said, so I am now starting on the odysey of sewing for a community theater production! I think it will be great fun and my Joseph's coat hopefully will shine and make the actor proud of wearing it.

My Joseph is a wonderful singer...I heard him last night at rehersal, and fortunately he is on the small side, so it won't take as much fabric! LOL

Here is a link to one of the coats used in this production. Just click on the word coats in the previous section.

I'll try to keep everyone posted on my blog as to how this is going.
Love and light,
Me...

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Life, New House, New State

My life has changed in the past two years, so fast that I was unable to keep up. Things that survived...My Family, thank goodness, My sanity...just barely, My friends...I'm surprised they can still stand me. Aren't those the only things that really matter in this life?

I'm standing on the other side of menopause. The great grey wall finally fell and I truly almost lost my mind during the journey. As I stand here on the other side, I look back and wonder why we as women have to suffer so. Why didn't I just go and get hormones, a red dress or more chocolate. No dumb head that I am I toughed it out and made myself go through it alone. Much to my non-benefit.

I've come out on the other side with Fibromyalgia, an open third eye and 30 pounds lighter...one major good thing!

Well, I'm finally back to sewing. Took me forever to be able to put needle to fabric, too much of a painful reminder of my mother who passed and took my fragile heart with her. It is finally to a point where I don't feel my emotions hemorrhaging with each thought of her. I don't want my daughters or my son to grieve for me like I grieved for my mother. My sister still goes out with a lawnchair every weekend and sits at Mom's graveside and talks to her or plays cards with Dad...even they are both laid to rest beneath her feet. I wanted to lie down on her grave and never get up, but life does go on. Sometimes it feels grindingly slow, but it is actually just a second and I look and my daughters who were babies are babies no more, so on I go with life, love and happiness.

This is the last time I will pour my negative, but healed emotions onto the page for public view. I hope to once again fill the pages with life, love and positivity...and of course my sewing, crocheting and creative expressions.

Love, light and happiness,
Me

Friday, September 05, 2008

Found a jar of wonderful antique buttons yesterday!

















Thought I'd post some photos! I hope you button experts will tell me what I've got. I'm not a button expert, but I think I can sniff out a bargain when I see one! I hope, I hope.

Be sure to click on the photo to see close-ups!

G

Saturday, August 23, 2008

We went to the fair today....

To see how we did on our last minute decision to enter a few things. See the photos below!! I am very happy, and so is Dani!!

In the first photo are Dani's blue ribbon earrings. The second one is Dani's Red ribbon photo of a marigold. The next photo is my Mrs. Claus costume (red ribbon) a that I did for Hannah's school play last holiday season and my oriental grocery tote (third place) and the apron...which is going to go to KTKnits....won a blue ribbon in the fancy apron division! I also won a blue ribbon for a girl's pinafore....didn't get a photo of it...oops. And Dani won a blue ribbon for a costume head band made with autumn leaves! It was really fun and very encouraging to prepare for next years county fair. These were last minute entries, so I'm shooting for a "Best of Show" ribbon next year....and by golly, I'm gonna do it!!!!! Anyway, it was fun and a great experience for Dani and myself.

Final thoughts...

Thank you for visiting today. Feel free to sit for a spell and wander through my archives of sewing projects, aprons, original poems and stories, musings and vintage treasures. I really love guests in my home....and if you wish, leave me a comment so I will know you were here! AG