Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Shoes! Mama's gotta have some shoes!!

Well I do! I love shoes, but I can rarely make up my mind what kind I want so more often than not I go home with out shoes. :( Are any of you like that out there? FESS UP! You drive the shoe salesman crazy just like me.

I am not the worst however, that would be reserved for my daughter Ashley :) She is a shoe feind. Not just nice shoes , she likes those "Catch me if you can" shoes, you know the ones, the ones that the woman in the movie wears? The one that is being chased by some Murderous feind that has a knife or is just plain creepy, nightmare creepy! She runs looking back , IN HIGH HEELS!!!!!!!

Who does that!? Men write these scripts I know it. I mean it wouldn't do for the delectable morsel to actually get away would it? NO! So she runs forward , looking backward, in high heels that make her stumble and fall etc.... I yell at the movies, (you do too, do not deny it!) TAKE OFF THE SHOES AND RUN!!!!!!!!! Throw them away and RUN! don't carry them with you! If the monster gets you , you can't wear them anyway!!! RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course Ashley would be one of those women running , WITH the high heels ON. If she took them off she would carry them with her or put them in her pockets(she never carries a purse) If the Monster caught her she would then turn and beat him to a bloody pulp with the high heels , thus making him rue the day he chose to chase her ,in her spiffy high heels. She would. Hmmmmmmm... maybe I'll wear high heels more often. They do make your legs look good....

O well here are some high heels I made for a Tea. They were so cute and I had seen them made up and was just dying to make some. My sister Sandra gave me the perfect excuse. The Christmas Tea!! Here is a picture of them. Not a good picture I know. I will do better in future blogginess I promise, for now suffer and just look at the picture.

Here is where you will find the pattern for these little paper shoes, There are a lot more examples out there , most using her pattern but I will let you find the links yourself, you'll have fun searching and looking :) Hey I can't do all the work for you!

Fill these little elf size shoes up with candy/chocolates etc... for a girls get together, young or old. I sat them at the place settings filled with candies for our tea.

They were a big hit with the table of ladies setting next to us in the tea room, one of the ladies especially like them, so we handed one over to her , and she was delighted. Sorry ladies that I didn't have enough to go around. I have a feeling I would have been handing them out all over the tea room if that had been the case.

There is a delightful shoe using this pattern that is made with velum and looks like Cinderella's shoe , so cute!!!! Witches shoes made in black, etc.... I'm tellin ya, you need to make these. O and wedding shower favors! The list goes on and on...............

I found that card stock is the best for the outside and then to line them if you must use a patterned paper, it doesn't have to be thick. I used my tape runner and bits of ribbon to match the papers I had and whatever thingamabobs I had already on hand to accent them with. FUN FUN FUN. So if you like shoes try these out, design to your hearts content and save your real money for you know unfun stuff, like electric bills, gas bills, school tuition *sigh*

A good way to live out your shoe fantasies! :)

And so it begins..............

See the little guy above? He is one of the ornaments that I made for a friend by the name of Cathy, she has a blog and she is so industrious and just gets more accomplished in a day than I can in a month. Here is a link to her blog so you can see what I mean. You should jump over there and read and see the things she does and the things she collects and the NEW DONKEY they aquired for Christmas :)
BUT NOT YET!!!!!! Stay here and finish reading MY BLOG first , you silly!
Anyway as I was saying before I got sidetracked with Cathy's stupendous blog............. I made the little mouse above from a pattern that I aquired here,
the designer has a lot of really cute patterns, check them out and Patternmart.
This little mouse reminds me of the season and the anticipation of the season and the year to come. Who doesn't enjoy the anticipation of a good snowball fight and the fun that it involves? That is what I feel like now , the anticipation and the fun ahead, the unkown, a chance to score better marks and team up with friends and family to accomplish and win against problems that may arrise. The anticipation of a clean slate, and the memories of this year are sometimes bittersweet, happy, sad, ..........a different emotion for almost everyday of the year.
I can leave behind the fustrations of things not finished and resolve to finish future projects, things left unsaid to loved ones. This year I resolve to TELL people I love them , not to just think that they MUST know. Sometimes doing things for people is not enough , they don't realize we love them, we are in such a habbit of assuming.............Don't assume! Tell someone you love, that you love them TODAY, THIS HOUR, THIS MINUTE! We don't have time, we only have the here and now. A blink of the eye, the turn of a wheel, life is made up of seconds. Don't save it up, spend it, TIME does not accrue , it doesn't draw interest, when it's gone it's gone. It is more precious than all the riches we have in this world. I so wish that I had told some of my loved ones that I loved them One more time, held thier hand one more time, listened while they talked one more time......I'm not going to let that get away today, now, this hour, this minute, this second. I am going to get right off this computer now and tell Jackson I love him, to squeeze him till he says "LaLa" Your squeezing my breakfast! :) I'm going to tell my David how much I appreciate how hard he works for our family and how much I enjoy the times we spend together,the things we do together and the struggles we get through together. I am going to tell my daughter Ashley how important she is to me and how much I love her when she comes home to day. To tell her I am proud of the woman she is becoming, being, is. I am going to get down on my knees and Thank God for all his blessings , big and small, asked for and unasked for.
I am going to tell myself, that I am proud of me. That I am an ok person, that will be better and will go FORWARD and learn from the things behind me. I am not going to drag the bad things behind me and let them slow me down, I am going to travel lightly into the new year and embrace the changes ahead...............well ok not the grey hair, I just refuse to embrace that! I mean come on now........lets don't go crazy.
Happy New Year and God Bless Us Everyone!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of JULY!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Friieennnddss You gotta Have Friehehends!!

Does anyone else know that song? You Gotta Have Friends? O well, just fake it and nod your heads. Now lets get on with this post!
One of my friends KimLance by name has encouraged me to blog, some people think I'm funny I don't know why, they are obviously very sheltered people. ANYWAY! she listed MY blog on HER blog so now I feel like I must attempt to make this blogging thing work, lest I make one of my peeps look like a lame o , we can not have that. Kim is anything but lame o. Remember that turn of phrase? that was before the LOOSER with an L sign held to the forehead LOL. ANYWAY Kim is a very sweet person, kinda like a motorcycle chickie with out the motor cycle or foul mouth. So Kim here it is my second post!!! :)You can read Kim's blog here Kim is one of those people that will talk all night with you back and fourth on the computeer and giggle and laugh and listen to you , I hope I return the favor.

Now as to my other friends, one of them anyway, here where I live, in the real world not cyber world, one Nancy Jane to be specific.,yesterday much to my shock, chagrin, fustration, and well you see how it goes..... I learned that Nancy will be moving. AWAY!. As in NOT HERE! I have known her forever it seems. We used to live down the street and I could walk to her home and vice versa. She bakes the most wonderfulest birthday cakes. She remembers if you talk about a cake and BAMO! there it is on your birthday waiting to send you in to a sugar coma. What a way to go.
Nancy and her Hubby Doug are the kind of people that you met in High School as the "Football Jock, and the Most Popular Girl. and everything that entails. Blondes, bubbly, smart,........yeah I know it makes your teeth hurt but it's all true. They are blessed. I hear lots of wisdom come from this barely 5ft2 person and she listens. Ahhh she listens. Even if she is doesn't have time.
I tell her all the time she is a blessing, she still doesn't beleive me . I've seen her without make up, yep I have, And all women know that if you see a girl friend with out make up, its the same as saving someones life , they are your responsibility for life. If they run out of gas, they can call you. If they get locked out of thier house, they can call you. If thier computer crashes , they can call you. Ok Ok she has never run out of gas (that I know of) and never gotten locked out of her house (that I know of) but her computer has refused to do what she or Doug wants it to , thus they called me to help. LOL LOL LOL They are so naieve that way.

I don't know what I will do when she is in another town, where I can't see her everyday, if we choose. Have lunch, play tennis, attend church................... all those things we have done together at one time or another. Now, not so much. I worry that we will loose touch, that we will feel awkward when together, living out of sync with one another. It is the end of an era, I don't like it.
I don't like change. I change only when they drag me kicking and screaming into change. DARN IT !!! But I will support her and even help her move, tell her how wonderful it is all going to be. Lie through my teeth. Anything to help get her through this. I am determined to be a friend.
Friends you gotta have Friends.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Well I've Done it Now!!

I have jumped in with no fore thought or planning. You will find if you visit here often that this is the case with a lot of things I do! No it's not spontaneity it's just impatience! This trait has gotten me into trouble many many many........OK you get the idea. And No I am not going to lay out all my past tomfoolery so that you can judge for yourself, like I need that on the World Wide Web! I have sisters, anytime I want to remember the dumb things I have done all I have to do is stand before them, they willingly and happily relate these tales. Not just to me but to all and sundry who will stand still enough to listen.

Lest you think my sisters are unfeeling, people that delight in my mistakes, I will tell you now they are not, it's just that most of the time they were right in there with me, so it's kinda like reliving their own lives at the same time, of course the person they are telling(usually various nieces and nephews long lost cousins)is not privy to this fact. Aunt Jeanie(myself) is hilarious, and is afraid of getting lost, does not , DOES NOT like lizards..................they all know these things by heart. My sisters tell them.

I'm not telling my sisters about this blog yet. It might be a place to get back some of my own you know? I can tell lots of people before they get to them , dumb things they have done. Not just when they were kids either. Hey this blog business is looking up! :)

I'll start by telling you instead of my mistakes some of the things that make me happy and that I love to do.

I love to craft, mainly paint. I have been painting for years and started tole painting way back when with oil paints. I am game for just about anything though, and that includes sewing(craft sewing) scrapping, altered art, soldering and I have actually done a whole punch needle project and finished it! It was a pattern by Teresa Scharp, taught by her at a primitive gathering. I have also done some needle felting, which is fun and like painting with wool to me.

The other things I like to do are family oriented, I have been married for 33 years now to a wonderful guy, David. We have one daughter, Ashley who is now *gasp* 25! Ashley is the mother of my only grandchild Jackson (4yrs)whom I love dearly and is the light of my life. He calls me LaLa, he and Ashley live with us for now. I dread the day when it comes , that they move out on their own and have a home of their own but I know it's coming and am trying to steel myself. For now though we have little boy debris everywhere, there is no room that he has not put his print on. Swords are his passion right now.

This home or this family has always had pets, right now we have 3 dogs, 3 cats, and 2 flying squirrels. Yes flying squirrels. I know rats with wings. They are cute in a ratzy sort of way, my daily dilemma right now if finding something for them to eat that they won't throw out of their cage in disgust. I find something they like and thing voila! two days later it is old hat and out on the floor it goes never to be eaten again or at least for a long long time. I spend more time shopping for food for them than I do the people in our house!! They chatter incessantly at me at night as if to say "hey you! we need REAL food not this ANIMAL food!" they rattle the cage and fly around, if they could get out it would not bode well for me late at night. They sleep in the day time, it's safe in the kitchen in the daylight!

Well enough with the introductions, I will think on this and try to post something interesting so as to lure, um I mean entice you to come back and see what I am up to , and shamelessly promote my friends blogs and projects they are up to :) Hey isn't this what blogger land is all about?