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Monday, December 31, 2012

Ready for a New Year!

2012 was a great year, despite my fears of the impending Doomsday.

Becoming a Grandma for the first time has been an awesome awakening of a part of my heart I didn't know was there.  I got to travel far away twice, to see my new granddaughter, and once I came home, began two new careers at about the same time.

Are you going to do anything differently for the '13?  Here are just a few of my thoughts on this subject...

I will become my old, organized self.  My desk is a sight, and my sewing room, well, I know where everything is, but it sure isn't a happy place right now.

I will not allow what "they" say to cloud my ideas of right and wrong.  I will continue to treat others as I would like to be treated.  I will continue to be as honest as I possibly can be, taking into account how others can handle honesty...

I will not allow anyone to make me feel badly about myself.  I will not allow the lies of others affect me, especially when I know the truth.  Those that choose to believe the lies, not my job to convince them of anything...because in their hearts, they know the truth, too.

I will continue to do the best I can, to be the best me I can possibly be.

I will not shower unsolicited advice on anyone, as it is not my job to "fix" every one's problems.  I will offer my opinion, if asked, what's done with it is their choice.

I will do my best to help my Young Son grow into the young man he should be.

I will continue to create my Critters, and since I plan to teach my daughter to sew this year, I foresee some additions to our Etsy shops...which will be very exciting!  I am thrilled to have her and my granddaughter (and their 2 dogs and 1 cat) come stay with us for the year while my son-in-law is out of the country for our country.

I will continue saying my Prayers, and will practice "listening" for the answers.  I will continue to count my blessings and actually be thankful for what I do have...if there's something I want, I will work for it.

Most importantly, I will continue to be happy, I will continue to live my life as I see fit, in the most positive way possible.  Revenge is not in my vocabulary, I am a total believer in Karma, I know we get what we give in this life.  I'm not going to be happy "if" or "when"...I am going to happy right now.

Play Nice!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Are you ready for Christmas?

We didn't put up a tree this year.  I decorated the Pro-Shop more than here, and I did that by hanging one ornament and one string of green tinsel.  It does look awesome, didn't think to take a picture of it...I will before I take it down on Wednesday.

Darlin' Danielle and Delightful Delilah (and Ben, of course) were here the beginning of December for D's 1st birthday party!  We had a house full, and everyone had a good time...

My mind has mainly been on my Critters these last few weeks.  I've made I think 5 purple unicorns, 3 pink unicorns, a set of The Three Little Pigs (with the Big Bad Wolf), The Three Bears and Goldilocks (Goldilocks is pretty bizarre looking, but the set was for a little boy, so the doll isn't that important.)  A kitten, a lizard, a few flying pigs, a purple giraffe...and there may be a few more in the mix that I don't remember right off the top of my hands have been busy!

I've been experimenting with some merino wool, and I really, really like it.  I have a whole lot of craft store felt to use up before I can go that way exclusively.

I've added a few Critters to my line.  One I am really excited about is the Little Dog Critter.  I have a few of them stitched up, each and every one of them turns out just a little bit differently.  The Ritzy Dog is new, I'm loving that one, too.

I've been using yarn and crochet thread as manes and tails for some of them.  I really like the haphazard look of it.  I have to admit, though, I'm nervous about cutting it too short, 'cos y'know, it can't be un-cut.

I'll wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I have high hopes for the future, starting right now!

Play Nice!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Time is FLYING!

Thanksgiving found me emotional and blue.  We'd both had a cold, it was just the two of us for the first time, ever, and I couldn't eat.  I was missing people that used to be in my life, those that have passed, and those that have surprisingly moved on (nothing lasts forever, right?)...blech.  I really dislike feeling like that.

Today finds me feeling a bit better, a bit lighter, and every day that passes brings the day that my little New Mexico Family will be here to celebrate Delightful Delilah's first birthday!

She made her first visit to Santa over the weekend.  Suffice to say she is not a fan.

What's with the green gloves?  

Work at the Pro Shop has been pretty busy...we've had a couple of pretty chilly days, but usually have at least 4 - 7 card players on those days.  

Gotta tell you about my experiment, "Operation Bacon Balls."  One of my Artists Loft friends has a shop called A Moment in Paradise  (Coupon Code THANKU for 30% off until Midnight tonight).  She makes these aromatherapy balls in so many fragrances...anyway, she told me that she had a Bacon fragrance.  "Hmmmm," I thought.  "I wonder, if I put a bag of bacon balls somewhere near the card players, would it stimulate their hunger?"  Seriously, just talking about it makes me hungry.  The first day, I had it hanging near the cash register, no response...the next time I set it on the counter, and put a little fan behind it to "waft the flavor waves" in their general response.  

Now, if it makes me hungry, why isn't it make them hungry?  They are older men, maybe their noses don't work as well as they used I hung the bag of bacon balls under the table they sit to play cards at.  Still, no more food orders than normal.  Gotta be something else.  

So I ordered some candle tarts, bacon scented of course.  The first day I melted one (they are big) I only had a couple of guys come in all day.  The second day...with the bag of bacon balls hanging under the table and a bacon candle tart warming...I sold 5 double cheeseburgers.  SUCCESS!  

On the Handmade by Cosmo front, I've been busy, busy!  I've had quite a few custom orders, have a few to fill yet.  Here are some of my newest Critters.

Hounstooth Hound
Little Puppy Pal
Lazy Horsey
(Ride the painted pony let the spinnin' wheel spin...)
Christmas Scotty
Also available in Itsy size

Custom Pink Unicorn

Come see my shop, Handmade by Cosmo.  From now until Midnight on Cyber Monday, you can use the coupon code COSMO for 10% off your entire purchase.  

Play Nice!  

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Cyber Friends

Last week I had the pleasure of meeting face to face with Pam, the owner of the Etsy shop Gypsy That I Was.

Pam is a very active participant in the group that we belong to on facebook, Artists Loft, we've chatted for a few months.  She had some business on my side of the state we share, I invited her to come have a Reuben at my work place.  Seriously, who can resist a Reuben?

So here's the deal...she never actually "said" that she would stop by, like she was going to surprise me...but I work at a place where it's mostly men that walk in the door, so I knew it was her as soon as she walked in.  (I knew she was coming, too, btw)

Just so you know, she is as cool in person as she is in the group.  She brought me a Weird Beard of my very own, and since I am not a fan of the cold, I'm sure it will get a lot of use this Winter.

Me and Pam

I thought I share some of my favorites from her shop (see above link)...

This is something I would use, I do not like this part of me getting cold.  
(I don't like any part of me getting cold.)

Check this freestyle hat, ear flaps, lotsa yarn keeping that body heat from escaping from your head
This is an important addition to any Winter activity.  

For the most ultimate warmth in the cold weather, wear the hat above with this Weird Beard.  
(I'm pretty sure she'd make one for you in your color choice)

You know y'all need to get started shopping for Christmas Presents, so why don't you shop some sweet little handmade shops on Etsy?  You can find a whole lotta unique gifts, most can be custom made, and you'll be helping us little ol' shop owners at the same time, instead of helping some retail giant get richer.  

That's all for me tonight.
Play Nice!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Saturday Night hangin' at home.

I've been chatting with my friend, Red Weaver, a thought popped up about my mom I hadn't shared with anyone I don't think, thought now would be a good time.

This is way back in '89 or '90...I was making clothing out of what I called feed sacks.  I had quite an assortment, made jumpers, jackets, vests, simple lined bags...I though they were the most unique things I had ever created, I still think they are way cool.

Somehow, I don't remember the details, in October I got involved at a craft show with a girl that was about 15 I think...secretly pregnant...and all she did all day was sit in a chair and tap her feet.  Tap tap left, tap tap tap right...all day.

No sales, tap tap tap, lots of people, tap tap tap...and then my mom came in.  We chatted for a bit, tap tap tap, then she went to browse around.

Mom loved garage sales, drag racing, thrift stores, material shopping, and craft shows, among many other things.  A talented woman, where I get my craftiness.

Anyway...all of a sudden a lady comes straight over to our booth, and bought a jacket.  It cost $30.00, and I was pretty tickled.

After both of my parents were gone, I was going through their old cancelled checks, it was just a comfort to see their handwriting.  I found a check made out to some lady, dated in October, and in the memo it said C-Jacket.

I know that I knew then that Mom had arranged that sale.  She probably let the lady keep the jacket.  I knew because I saw her over on the other side of the room acting like she wasn't watching.  I bet that made her really happy to see me be so happy to finally make a sale.

I hope that all of you that still have your mom's appreciate that.  And for those of you that don't, I'd hope and pray that you have some wonderful memories, too.

Play Nice!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Artists Loft Team Promotions - Day 5

This will be the last installment of my sharing the shop, Twiggy and Opal with you.  I promised yesterday that I would share some of her Holiday creations with you today.

Rustic Ornaments

Aren't these just the cutest?  I can so see them hanging from your Christmas Tree, or even as an adornment for a special gift.  Her attention to detail is apparent here, from the choice of fabrics to the points on the star. Click on over to her shop, they are available in a couple of color schemes.

Holiday Gift Bags
Is this the year that you are finally going to start using eco-friendly wrapping for your Christmas Gifts?  If it is, Jayne's shop should be your first stop.  They come in sets of 3, 3 different sizes.  They are handy, festive, and the perfect way to say Merry Christmas to Mother Earth.  

Holiday Hot Pads
What a beautiful set of hot pads, how pretty would these be on your Holiday Table?  These make me think of stained glass, they are so pretty.  Again, Corners are square and crisp, seams are straight and true.  

I've shown you quite a few of Twiggy and Opal's wares this week, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing Jayne's work.  Take a look at everything in her shop, you just might find that special Christmas Gift for that special person there.  

One last question for my friend...

How would you want everyone to remember you?

I guess I would want to be remembered as someone who has tried to be kind, caring and compassionate to others. I don't always come across like that in real life or cyberspace...but I try! 

And, remember me as someone who adores and loves her family with all her heart!

That's Jayne.  From what I can tell she is just like that.  Go check out her shop, maybe favorite a couple of items...if you have any questions and/or suggestions, she's very good with conversation, and with her eye for detail, if you placed a custom order with her, you would not be disappointed!  

Handmade for Christmas this year, right? 

Play Nice! 

Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 4 - Artists Loft Team Promotion

Day 4 of promoting the glorious Jayne of Twiggy and Opal.  If you've been following this blog, I'm sure you can tell that I think a lot of this girl.  I've "known" her for just a few months, and probably for only a few collective minutes per day, but in that short time I've found her to be friendly, happy, helpful, and passionate about her craft/art.

I use the term "craft" but I really mean art when it comes to this shop.  Beautiful Functionality.  

Modern Lap Quilt

If I owned this quilt, it would be draped over my reading chair, ready to wrap around my shoulders as I got comfy with a good book, or if I wanted to take a quick nap.  The soothing color of melting chocolate with some sprinkles thrown in...yeah, that's good stuff right there.  Be sure to click on the link above to get a look at the back of this quilt, too.  Unique.

Fabric Bunting

Again with the crisp, clean corners.  And you can see the flair she has for matching bold prints and patterns together to make it so pleasing to the eye.  The attention to detail in small pieces like this is not a talent every seamstress has.  

These cute little whale tale bookmarks (yes, some people still do read real books) are such a cute idea!  And how clever to use a little grommet for the blow hole!  (No, it's not an eye, in case you were wondering.  *gs*)

My question to Jayne for today was this:  If you won the lottery, what would you do? 

Without thinking quit my job! I would phone it in! That would be the first thing! Of course, I would do all the responsible things like pay off bills, house, pay for colleges. I would also make sure that my mom has everything she needs and wants to make her comfortable for the rest of her life! 

And then....move to somewhere tropical! Like Hawaii! Buy a house on the beach and never wear shoes again! thing....I have met some wonderful ladies since being an Etsy owner. Most of whom are Loft Team Members. I would gather them all up and swoop us all off to a fun location (the beach) where we could finally get to meet, have fun and laugh until the cows came home! If it weren't for so many of these multi-talented, generous, kind and unselfish people....where would I be??? 

See what I mean?  Kind and thoughtful she is.  Now I just hope she wins the lottery soon!  

Tomorrow will be the last day that I will be promoting Twiggy and Opal on this blog, I'll be featuring some of her seasonal items, as well as asking her one last question (it's a doozy), I'm sure you won't want to miss that!  

See you tomorrow, Play Nice! 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Artists Loft Team Promotion - Day 3

As the title says, this is Day 3 of my promoting Jayne of Twiggy and Opal.  And as promised, I will be featuring my favorites of her kitchen towels, table, runners, and hot pads.

For her Kitchen Towels, I love this set.  Let me bring to your attention the points on the "bunting, look how straight and true her seams are.

Then I went over to her Modern Pot Holders section, and found this...

Why not cap it off with this nifty, smart and oh so stylish table runner?  

In my opinion, this set would be a perfectly whimsical yet practical gift.  Don't know exactly what to get Aunt Doris, Grandma Gert or that quirky Uncle Teddy that you only see once a year?  Give them something that they will remember!  Give them something that's been handmade with love.  

The kitchen is the heart of the home...put some home made handmade goodness in there!  Honestly, this whole set or any of these pieces would make a fabulous gift for anyone!  Speaking for myself, if I were to receive something like this as a gift, I'd be thrilled!  

My question for Jayne for Day 3 was this:  What is the hardest thing about your craft?

I think the hardest thing is getting what I see in my mind to translate in a design. I have a million ideas swimming in my head! Sometimes it takes a while for it to come together and become reality! Even then, it doesn't always work! 

I also don't have enough time to devote to my sewing. With a full time job and every day life there aren't enough hours in the day! There are countless hours that go into quilting. I've had and have countless projects sitting for weeks and months before I can get to them!   

She says this, but I've known her to knock out some projects over a weekend, too.  

Tune in tomorrow, same craft time, same craft channel.  I'll be showing you some quilts, and some pretty cute accessories this artist has produced.  

Play Nice!  

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Artists Loft Team Promotion - Day 2

Day Two - Promoting Jayne of Twiggy and Opal.

My second question to Jayne was this:  What do you love about your craft?

Her Answer:    I love creating! Having the freedom to do what I want with color, texture and design! It has been an awesome experience being able to do what I do! 
I let the fabric speak to me and rarely know where a design will take me from start to finish! That is one of the things I love about quilting and sewing: there are no rules! I can think outside the proverbial box! Add a little here, cut a bit there and in the end it all comes together and becomes a masterpiece to me! 
I was a little scared when I started designing my own things! I didn't know if anyone would 'get' what I do and like it! Thankfully there is a place out there for not only my creations, but for so many others!

Today I'd like to showcase some more of Jayne's detailed work.  This girl is a whiz at small machine sewing.

Do you need or would you like to have a handmade business card holder?  If you are anything like me, you've bought one from Walmart, and are thinking, "No, I got a ding dang business card holder," but wait, these business card holders Jayne creates are something different.

My holder is made out of this fabric, mine is long instead of wide.  This is what I do.  I keep my debit card in my business card case, which I keep in my billfold.  When I pull out my debit card, one of my business cards comes out with it, which I promptly give to whomever is ringing me up.  

But that's enough about me...

If you look closely, you will see her corners are neat and crisp.  If you've done any sewing at all you know how important it is to have good corners...and if you haven't done any sewing, well, you'll just have to believe me.

Just perfect.

So far I've shown you Jayne's talents as a quilt maker, today I've shown you how intricate and detailed her work can be with the business card/debit card holders...but of course there is more.

Change Purse/KeyChain

Her Change Purses are as sweet and detailed as all her other works.  I have a feeling there is someone on your Christmas List that would just love to have something like this...go check out her other choices (there are many), this would be the perfect little stocking stuffer, one that you put in the toe of the stocking, because that's where the most special stocking presents go, right?  

Tomorrow, sure you come back tomorrow.  I will be showcasing some of Jayne's amazing kitchen creations!  

Play Nice!  


Friday, November 2, 2012

Artists Loft Promotion - Day One

I belong to a group on Facebook, called Artists Loft.  There are about 40 members of this group.  We are supportive, enthusiastic, and dedicated in making our Etsy shops a success.  Everyone in the group is caring and helpful to each other, there is no drama in this group, we are all friends.

With Christmas coming, we've decided for each of us to promote one member of our group each week.  This is not a requirement, this is just something cool that some of us have decided to do.

The shop I am going to share with you this week is called Twiggy and Opal.  The owner, Jayne, is a pretty neat chicklet. She's crazy detailed with her one of a kind quilts, this one is my new favorites in her shop.

You gotta click on it to see it for real, and to see the back of it, too.  Jayne has quite a flair when it comes to making art with fabric.  Her quilts are beautiful, and really out of the "norm." Jayne's signature style shows through every piece of work she does.  If you were to order something from her, there wouldn't be a thread out of place, her seams are straight and true.  

I've asked Jayne a question for today.  I asked her what started her in the crafty business?  

Her answer:  Two words.  My daughter!  I have been mesmerized, inspired and proud of her from the day Britt was born!  She became a quilter many years ago and like a pit bull, she is sometimes very stubborn.  After months and months of wanting me to try quilting I gave in (you would too!), mostly to get her to stop!  It quickly became my passion, my creative outlet, my piece of sanity!  

After a few years of making quilts for family and friends, my little bundle of 'pit bull' joy suggested taking another journey...Etsy.  Eventually I decided I had nothing to lose!  Maybe I could make a go of it, has been just over a year since I uploaded that first Etsy item!  I has been a lot of hard work but so very worth it!  
My lovely daughter still inspires and amazes me.  The great thing that happened through this journey...I now inspire her!   

So, go ahead, clickety on over to Jayne's Etsy shop, you will be glad you did.  

Play Nice!  

P.S.  Think Handmade for Christmas this year!  

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Life has been a roller~coaster!

Yeah, yeah, I know, every one's life is, right?  The thing is, my simple little life didn't use to have big important problems like it does right now.  While there are some inconvenient things that have to be done right now, I know that in the long run everything will work out exactly as it is supposed to.  I try not to worry, and when I do, I turn it into a prayer, most usually ending with, "Thy will be done, Amen."

So, business is good at the Pro-Shop, when a person takes into account that the weather is changing and we're having some pretty fine fall weather, which in Missouri means we can have a sunny, mild day, and the next be windy, cold, and miserable.  I'm behind in my paperwork, but I will catch up tomorrow (day off, day off, day off) and all will be well.

And....I've been stitching and stuffing like a maniac, which I love.  One lady purchased 3 of my flying pigs to make a mobile (cool idea).  One lady bought three of the 4 Halloween Critters I had made.  Seriously, any sale is cool.  I love it when family and friends purchase from me, but there's a completely different thrill when someone out there that I don't know purchases something I've made with my hands.  They've found my shop on Etsy, they've liked my Critters enough to buy one or two, for me it's a very thankful experience.  And I won't lie, it makes me proud of myself, and that is a wonderful feeling.

I've been working on my "Winter Line" of Critters.  I'll give y'all a sneak peek, I haven't listed them yet.

White Elephant

Y'all know what a White Elephant party is, right?  What better gift to take to a White Elephant party than a White Elephant?  I thought it was a pretty cool idea, but when I tried to tell my girlfriend, Dammit Janet, about it, she'd never heard of a party like, tell me, do you?  

White Giraffe

Flying Winter Pig

I did some decorative stitching on this Critter with my sewing machine, I really like it.  Any thoughts? 

Started a couple of Christmas Critters today.  Way too early to post anything like that.  I'm old school like that, I do not like to crowd the Holidays, they come fast enough as it is.  

No blog of mine (after such an absence) would be complete without a pic of my two favorite girls.  

Darlin' Danielle and Delightful Delilah (10 months)

Y'all, Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, October 1, 2012

One bazillion tries later...

Yay!  Oh, my computer is going through some issues.  My sweetheart purchased for me a new tower as my Christmas present this year.  My computer is as important to me as his golf clubs are to him...if his golf clubs were broken, he'd get new ones.  No need for my "golf clubs" to be broken.

Anyway...I wanted to tell you about what happened at the tournament on Sunday.  54 golfers.  We usually set up 3 tables with about 30 folding chairs outside on the patio.  We set up the tables, only to find that all the folding chairs were gone!

Now here's a brief back story to catch you up.  Last summer I worked for a girl, I'll call her PW.  PW ran the pro-shop, but I worked it.  In November she decided she didn't want to run it anymore, that she was going to shut it down.  My sweetheart and I took over, which apparently pissed her off, she locked up all my goods and made us wait 2 hours before she unlocked it.  She has not spoken directly to me since.

Now, she is in charge of private parties in the upstairs dining room.  It has a full bar, a kitchen, and a dance floor.  Over the summer she has booked, being generous, 4 parties.  I stay downstairs, she is supposed to stay upstairs.  That's the agreement.

Back to the chairs...they're gone.  Only members and employees know the codes to get in the doors, and only employees have keys.  Either a member or an employee had to be responsible.  Honestly, her name never entered my mind, that all happened so long ago, and I'm doing so well, I don't give her a second thought anymore...but I called the greens keeper and asked him, he immediately named her...when the pres came back from getting folding chairs from his house (30 mins both ways, plus loading), he called PW and turns out she had rented them out, claiming that she didn't know anything about the tournaments.  There are and have been posters on the door, on all the bulletin boards, as well as a calendar on the bulletin board with the tournaments clearly marked.  Or maybe make a phone call to see if it's ok, or has that sort of thing happened before?  Could she be that devious?  My guess is yes.

Last week she left a bunch of 12 packs of Sierra Mist and Pepsi Max that were a year expired with a sign on them saying "Free."  I opened each and every one of them, each and every one of them spewed with a force and smelled like rotten eggs.

Another tournament today, 34 golfers, our folding chairs have not been returned, and her husband had the gall to come to the golf course today during the tournament, and to complain loudly about how long they were taking to finish the tournament.  He could be trying to cover, he could be oblivious.  My guess is oblivious.

I don't know what's going to happen, I have no control over that, but I hope I will be delighted at the outcome.

I haven't stitched a stitch in two days, but I've made a couple of awesome new critters last week...I'll post some pics when I have more time.

Play Nice!  xxoo

Monday, September 10, 2012

My Darling Daughter

I have chosen to feature my Darling daughter, Danielle, today.  Danielle is a member of the Handmade Circle Group on FB.  She is a teacher, wife, and mother, but not necessarily in that order.  

Darling Danielle (oh I love this girl!)

Danielle, my dear, what got you stared in the crafty world?
It started while I was teaching first grade.  One teacher had taken ceiling tiles home and had painted them as either book covers or illustrations from books.  I sketched out one of my favorites, Oh! The Places You'll Go, and decided to give it a shot!  I loved how it turned out, and I painted 3 more for my classroom, and one for a friend's room.  I had How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and a Shel Silverstein one in mine and did a Lemony Snicket one for my friend.  After that, I decided to get a canvas and make some wall art for my bathroom.  My confidence was building, so I painted canvases for all the rooms in my house.  I loved having stuff that no one else did.  Friends started asking me to 
do paintings for them, and it just grew from there! 
Ceiling Tile
What inspires you in your art?
Almost everything I do is custom ordered.  The colors, size, and design of almost all my work is tailored to each customer so that everyone has something that no one else will have!  With the art and nursery letters, I go off of the color scheme or theme of the room.  I've done everything from Star Wars to Nightmare Before Christmas to rockets, to an abstract glass of wine being poured.  The possibilities are endless.  It really just depends on what the customer is interested in.

What sort of things do you create?  

Felt designs on onesies and toddler shirts
Art on canvas

Letter bow holders

Nursery letters


What do you do to relax and have fun?
My daughter is almost 9 months old, and playing with her keeps me laughing.  She's so smart and sassy and does new stuff every day.  I also enjoy watching movies with my husband as well as getting in my crafty corner and being able to just sit and create.

What would you say to someone that was thinking of entering the crafty world?  
GO FOR IT!  It took me way too long to gain the confidence that I could do this.  My husband and mom both encouraged me to do it, but I got in my own way thinking that I couldn't.  Just believe it and do it.  If you mess up, try again.  

Who inspires you?
My mom is the craftiest person I know.  She knows how to do so much, and is becoming really successful.  I only hope to be able to do what she can do one day!  My grandma was also very crafty, so I'm lucky enough to have gotten some of their creative genes.

Besides being the crafty, creative artist that you are, tell us a little more about you.  
Right now, I'm lucky enough to stay at home with my daughter.  My husband is an Air Traffic Controller in the USAF and takes care of us so that I can be there to give my daughter the best care possible!  I am a certified teacher and have taught in the town we live in.  

Tell us about yourself as a person.
I'm a loving person.  I love true and deep, and that's how I think you should go through life.  I love what I do, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my cat, I love my Rat terrier/chihuahua, I love my Pit Bull/Corgi. 

Where can people find your work? (This is where you can find pictures of my ceiling tiles)

Of course, no feature of her would be complete without sharing with you the painting she made for me for my birthday this year.  

                              This is the painting                       This is my tag

So, there you have it, my crafty, creative daughter, miles away in the real world, but just a click away.  Please go give her sites some love won't you?  

If you'd like me to feature your shop(s) sometime, answer these questions, send me some photos, I'll be glad to give you a little promo, that's what we do, right?  

Play Nice!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Here we go!

New blog, new thoughts & ideas!  I'm happy in my head to be blogging again.

I "grew up" blogging on Xanga, started a blog there in 2004.  Many of my facebook friends are from Xangaville, and some of us still do post there now and then.  I tell you, that was a blast.  There was a core group, which was myself and 2 to 3 other girls (one was always kinda orbiting) and a bunch of others.  We all became such good, close friends, but most of us have never met in person.

My hope is that we can all "circle our wagons" so to speak, all of us in our blogging.  You have friends and You have friends and I have friends that blog.  Great publicity for all of us.

On the other side of the coin, though, there is the bit about us all getting to know each other better.  Update status and comments are cool, but to read something more than a line or two about what's going on or what you've been working on or what you've been thinking, feeling, wondering...that's the real part of it.

I tend to blog like I think, like I talk.  Just wish I had a backspace button for my mouth!

I didn't work on any Critters yet today.  I do need to pack up a couple that are going to new homes in the morning.
Overslept a bit because this is Monday which is supposed to be my day off but because it is a holiday, the Pro-Shop was open, of course.  My alarms are not set for Monday morning, and I didn't even think about it.  I had a threesome scheduled to start at 8:00, so I was very thankful that I hadn't put off going to the store until this morning.   I got there about 7:45, they were there.  We went and got their carts, they were all set up, but when they found that the course was a 9-hole modified, they backed out.  I was very thankful that I didn't allow them to set up a 7:00 tee time.

Also on my agenda this morning was making corned beef hash and eggs for breakfast for a few of the members.  I had never made this dish before, but I nailed it.  :)  With potatoes and onions mixed in, soft fried egg on top, 2 of them had seconds.

That's probably enough for now, I reckon.  Hey, if you see anything that I need/should have on this blog, will you please let me know?  I know some of you have a link to your Etsy and such...will you school a girl?

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Welcome to my new bloggity blog.  I had one on WordPress, so if you were following me there, you should follow me here, and if you weren't following me before, now is the time!

I have to go update some stuff,  I just wanted to get this out there.  I'll post more soon.

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