Saturday, February 26, 2011

A sad day....

Today we had to have one of our beloved pets put down.  "Itchy" as she was named by my son, was here when we purchased our home.  A stray, she was part of a family of four.  One by one, we captured them and brought them in to live with us.  She's the last remainder of her family of 4, over 18 years old now.  She's been slowly failing.....first going deaf, eyesight next.  She's gotten painfully thin and feeble.  It's the right thing to do as I never want to see any of our pets suffering.
But still.................

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wind Damage.

Ugh.  It's soooo windy.  Yesterday temps were way up close to 60, overnight the winds kicked in along with cold and snow showers.  The wind was so fierce, it ripped one of the roof vents from the greenhouse and sent it flying out in the snow.  The other vent was ripped open, then slammed down and the piston that automatically opens the vent, went thru the roof of the greenhouse.  We are not happy campers.  Top it all off, the grandkids playhouse went rolling thru the yard during the night and ended up perched on the fence around the garden.  That thing is BIG AND HEAVY so you can only imagine how strong the wind gusts were. 
The sun is teasing up now, peeking out amid the flurry of snow showers........Where the heck is spring anyhow?????!!!

Friday, February 18, 2011


I'm going to post this every so often.  Maybe once a week, maybe once every two weeks.  You'll never know which day.  Anyhow, when I post, ARE YOU PAYING ATTENTION? as my blog subject, first three people to leave a comment will get a free pattern!
Woohoo!  So hurry up, 3 peeps comment right now!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

On to better things....

....things that make me happy, like creating!  I have for your, Lavender Bunny.  Another one I shall put on ebay!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm so ANGRY.

I just got my electric bill, it MORE than doubled.  This happened because they removed the cap.  This is such greed, pure and simple.

They say we can shop around for our electric.....ARE YOU KIDDING????  Where I live we have no other options.
Well, you can bet that I WILL be very diligent about not using electric unless I have to. 
I just don't know how some people will be able to make it....with times as hard as they are for some, they can barely afford to heat their homes and eat let alone pay this kind of bill.
This is outrageous and I plan to write some letters for sure.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Polka Dot Bunny

I'm having fun working with this new pattern of mine.  I did get this bunny done and it will go on ebay tonight.  I'm trying to make more finished dolls but I do have ALOT of orders right now so we will see.............

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bunnies Galore!

Yeah!  Well that's what this new pattern is called.  In this pattern you will get instructions for two sizes of rabbits, 12" and 15" not including the ears.  You will also get instructions for their cute clothing....just look at those adorable flower trimmed dresses!  AND, you also have directions for 2 different flowers and several options for positioning the ears.   Click on each picture for an enlargement.
Great spring pattern for sure!  Make up a bunch of those flowers alone for bowl fillers!
Pattern is $10.50 plus shipping.
I should have at least one more, maybe two, new patterns next week.
I will be putting a bunny or two on ebay as well!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The times they are a-changing.

Yeah.  Change is in the air, I can feel it.  Nope, not the weather.
Style, mine to be exact.  As I'm making bunnies, I'm having a hard time dunking their pretty spring dresses into the coffee/tea/water bath.  Just a light dunk, thank you!  Only for a slightly aged look.
 Gone (I think) are the dark colors, I long to paint my rooms all a nice cream color with light accents.  But that would mean changing sooooo many things to go along......

Or maybe it's just that I want to "feel" spring.  If the sun would come out to stay, I'm sure this too would pass!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Please bear with me...

...I'm getting myself caught up.  I promise new stuff very soon.  Some fun things for sure! 
On a good note, I lost 11 lbs.  I have been on The 17 Day Diet.  I just finished the first cycle of 17 days and that's where the weight loss occured.  I'm on the next cycle, I get to add a few carbs back into my diet now...WOOHOO!  I'm a carb lover.  But I realized I eat wayyy too many carbs and I did just fine without them for 17 days.  I have to say, I've never felt better!  This is such a healthy way of eating and as much as I want to lose weight, for me it was about getting healthier.  So here's to getting eating and living healthy!!

I first saw this diet plan on Dr. Phil.  I NEVER watch Dr. Phil but one day in boredom, I was channel surfing and this just caught my eye.  So I researched it online, decided I would give it a shot, and ordered the book and DVD from Amazon.  I really need to be more diligent about using the exercise DVD, however.

So, have a great day and get creative!