Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lazy, Snowy, Blah

The snow part.

The lazy part is not posting since the 12th.

Although, is it really considered lazy if it's because I have been working more hours? Kinda, since I just veg at night...or read. Reading is good. And not lazy exactly since my mind is actually in the ON position. But the body, not so much.

The Blah. Well, sort of goes with the lazy, but not really. Just not feeling very creative. Not for sewing, embroidery or writing anyway. Actually, I take that back, yes on the writing. Just not here. My journal is getting pretty full up though :)

I can add photo taking to the blah. Which contributes to the posting less here. I don't like posting without pics. Perhaps I should just get over it. Or kick my son off the computer more often. The time he is most often on is when I would sit & do this stuff. Maybe someone could clone my computer so we each get our own? No? Pooh.

Since I did manage to take snowy pics, I'll throw a couple more out here for you. Enjoy :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Embroidery Back in the Shop

The 2 weekend show at the Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti is now over and my embroidery pieces are back in the shop. Well, not all...thankfully.

I bid farewell to these two pieces, for they shall be missed...

But we can soon say hello to more of these....

I received a request for one from a previous customer who loved her first one. It has been on my mind to make some more anyway. Perfect timing :)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I love my serger!

I finally got one! Actually, I got it about a month ago. I have yet to do more than a simple serged edge and some rolled hems. Although the rolled hems did not quite work out as planned. I have forgotten about it a few times & just sewn like I normally do. It may take me a while to work it in naturally. But I'll get there.

Here she is....

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hello Sweetie

The Doctor has arrived! Well, at least his TARDIS has. That's Time and Relative Dimensions in Space for those of you unfamiliar with Doctor Who...which is a darn shame.

The TARDIS has been traveling around our area recently. Spending a couple days on different lawns. We were lucky enough to have it land this morning.

There is even a light on top that we can turn on fun is that?!? I hope the timey-wimey noise box is still functional.

So where did this awesome piece come from? Well, the band director is a Whovian and at the last choir/orchestra concert...Hijinks and Hilarity... it was themed as such. They traveled throughout time to important dates in history musically. This TARDIS was on stage and "helped" them through their travels. They had lots of fun with that concert! It was near Halloween and the kids, um, young adults, dressed for the occasion. And my son, being the Doctor Who fan that is is, dressed up as one of the Doctors. Actually, he was a few different ones during the days at school also.

This is the TARDIS on it's first night ....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Champs Again!!!

Go Ferndale!!!

This was my son's 4th year in the marching band...and 3rd first place win at the MCBA finals. This time as section leader for the mellophones. SO proud *sniff*

With a final score of 86.34 they also took home the awards for Best Music and Best Marching. Woo Hoo!!


Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Treasury

It has been a while since I made an Etsy treasury. I almost forgot how fun they can be. So thinking about, editing for, and listing of my new additions to the shop...I decided to peek around at other's embroidery pieces. These were some that really caught my eye.


Monday, October 31, 2011


The Zoo here puts on a Zoo Boo every year during October. Wyatt loves it. It happens after zoo hours. They have a path set out with displays and treat stations. It's a great way to get in some early trick-or-treating. And my little Mario loved it!

 They even did up the reptile house. Most of the homes had something creepy in there other than the snakes.

And then there was the school parade. They all looked so cute!!! Wyatt was loving his mustache.

Friday, October 28, 2011

50 Pumpkins

It was a coworkers 50th last week and we had a bit of fun with it. There were 50 pumpkins set out on her desk in the Bridal area. I made these 4....

And yes, the tomato pincushion was a pumpkin...see....

And here is the desk with the majority of the pumpkins...

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Why can I not get back here like I want? *grumble grumble*

This past week is explainable...tons of sewing for a costume party last night. Was it worth it? Heck yeah! We looked awesome...and got voted Best Costume :) I'll have to have someone send me a pic so I can show it off. I didn't even know what I looked like until I went into the ladies full mirror at home.Okay, there is the one is Wyatt's room on the inside of the closet door. But when it's opened it blocks the light. Plus - I had not totally finished it when we left, so I couldn't peek. Did you know it's not easy to sew on buttons in a moving vehicle? Who knew!

But I really do want to get back here more. Really. Honest. I know I say it all the time. Heck, everything has slid by the wayside. Time to buckle up. I have about 30 embroidery pieces to photo and list. 30!!!

At least I still have my helper.

That was him after posing as I was testing the lighting for my embroidery. He got tuckered out. Getting in front of mom's camera is hard work.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


I have not been blogging regularly for quite some time now. Pretty much the summer...which also coincides with the new job. I still can't get over how much things changed around here with a part time job. Granted, a job that started at 20 hours a week but quickly expanded to 30. Good for the wallet, not so much for the house and biz.

I decided to start back to blogging with some catch ups.

The first is The Storm. Some pretty high winds...clocked in at 70 mph... ripped their way through here a few weeks back. Over 100 trees were downed and they collected over 3000 cubic yards of chipped wood!!!! And our city, and the affected area, is only a couple square miles. We were also without power for about 5 days. Good thing it was Labor Day weekend and we already had plans to be places that had power :)

It really was amazing to see the aftermath. We went out the next morning to go get some coffee and breakfast from somewhere with power. But we had to drive around a bit first. It was so quiet. And we were not the only ones. I saw plenty of  people walking or riding through the neighborhoods doing the same thing.

100 year old trees just sheared or yanked right out of the ground. The number of homes with giant trees just laying on the ground with the base roots above ground was wild. Everywhere you looked the ground was just littered with leaves and branches. Actually, so were the homes and cars. For a few days you could still see leaves stuck to houses.

I can't get over the fact that more homes were not destroyed. So many homes near each other with trees littered all around...and so many that missed homes. Not that there was no damage, there was. There was a sea of blue tarps on roofs, but I did not see any just, gone. Cars, yes. Many a SUV looked more like a station wagon afterwards. Our neighbors car is still stuck under her crushed car port.

Here's a peek from my front yard...

And our backyard neighbors had a couple trees that just snapped. He didn't mind too much though since no one was hurt. He did not like them anyway :P

Those were just some quick pics from my house...and we just caught the tail ends of the wind shear. If you want to see some really cool pics from this storm, check out some these articles at The Ferndale Patch:
School Cancelled ...yes, the first day of school had to be cancelled

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Nap Time!

...from blogging anyway. I wish I could say I have been away because of rest and relaxation, but it is actually the opposite. Busy Busy Busy.
I hope to be back next week...and back as often as I used to :)
Until then...wish this was me....

Thursday, August 25, 2011

BEST Feature: Ancient Oils

Meet Lily from Ancient Oils. She is educated in metaphysics and Holistic Energy Healing. Her Goddess Blends shops is full of fabulous aromatherapy items. From perfume to bath salts to natural soaps are sure to please not only your nose but help your physical, mental & emotional well-being. Be sure to read her profile to learn more about the benefits of essential oils.

Her are a few of my fave finds:

Dead Sea Mud with Aloe Vera Gel

Throat Chakra Saraswati Hindu Goddess of Expression
sea salts and essential oils for your bath

Indulgence Tea Bags
pampering tea bags for your bath

Note on the BESTeam...
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing WEEKLY features on our blogs. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!
If you are an Etsian and a blogger who is looking for a great team to join, check us out HERE

Friday, August 19, 2011

BEST Feature: Beader Bubbe

Meet Agnes. Mother of five...Grandmother to six. Busy lady! She hopes that after retirement she will have more time to create. I think we can all relate to that one :D And without work, she won't have her co-workers snatching up her pieces before she can list them on Etsy for us!

So on to the goodies...which is the best part of a feature....

Chips Away Bracelet

Hot Red Heart Pendant

Butterfly Necklace

More places to find her:

Note on the BESTeam...
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing WEEKLY features on our blogs. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!
If you are an Etsian and a blogger who is looking for a great team to join, check us out HERE

Thursday, August 11, 2011

BEST Feature: Ardent Reverie

This week I get to show off some lovelies from the sister team of Ardent Reverie. Together they create unique handmade necklaces, hats, scarves, hair accessories and even super cute holders. Which one suits you?

Time Sensitive Necklace

Zip Me Up Necklace

Holly Shawl

Solid Perfume Necklace, Vanilla

More Places to find the sisters:
Website | Facebook | Twitter
Note on the BESTeam...
The Boosting Etsy Shops Team's goal is to provide marketing support for each others' Etsy shops by writing WEEKLY features on our blogs. We are a very dynamic, active group and we are now accepting new members!
If you are an Etsian and a blogger who is looking for a great team to join, check us out HERE