Monday, November 12, 2007

busy week........
















I have been busy around here this week! Besides working at the fabric store, I have been getting ready for Thanksgiving and have started on some handmade Christmas gifts. Last year I made my brothers and sisters gifts and I think I am going to do the same this year. So many people sympathize as far as me having the little kids to take care of and I have to say, I really have grown to love having them here. Once the initial adjustment happened, it just gets better and better. They make me laugh and they fill up my heart. I am amazed by something they do or say every single day! Yes, my house gets ripped up and I gotta do ten tons of laundry but my life is richer because of them. Now the teenage years? Lets just hope that their mom and dad have it together by then because I would not look forward to doing that again! As far as creativity goes, as usual I am working on several things. I am trying to finish up some quilts, making a new purse for me out of some really funky and bright fabrics and I made a new Christmas quilt and pillowcases for my bestest friend in Portland. She has asked me for the last two years, and I finally got it together and got busy. I am going to quilt it tomorrow and then I will take a picture. I also finished the top to my "One block wonder" and man, it is a wonder it is done. It is the most work in a big quilt that I have done but sooooo pretty. I don't really have a purpose for it...Seems like it was too much work to give away though. I may just have to admire it for a while and then pass it on. I finished the last of my "Color me silly" groups altered journals. This was for Heather Holst and her theme is the forest. I loved working in it because I always loved the woods. My sister and I had the ocean and beach in front of us and the woods behind us and we would play for hours in our secret place in the woods. We even got chased by a bear one time but our dog saved us...but that is a whole "nother story.....Heather's book is now all done and tomorrow will be on its way home...Mine is still lost in Canadian customs somewhere. I am thinking it is like a time capsule...it could be a month, a year, a hundred years but eventually I am sure it will show up! I have faith....really. In the meantime my lovely group members are all sending me 8x8 spreads on friendship. We as a group are also doing another round robin altered journal go round. I am going to do a book on altered family recipes. It should be fun....The pictures I am posting are of the forest layout, and Andrew and Cooper hanging out...Note Andrews socks...I think he is sooo adorable with his little mismatched feet up in the air and the last photo is Olivia and Andrew eating Halloween suckers on the kitchen floor....I also have to share that I am sooooo excited for this Wednesday night and the PREMIERE of PROJECT RUNWAY as I am a die hard fan and I hope there is tons of drama and fights and beautiful clothes! If you havent seen it, it is on Bravo....watch it, it is some rockin tv!

5 comments:

Helen in the UK said...

Glad to hear that things have settled down for you - great piccies, esp the one of Cooper taking is babysitting role very seriously!!
I love Project Runway too. We are currently half way through the 2nd series in the UK. I marvel that their speed and creativity on the outfits :)

Becky Vigor said...

Gorgeous book pages, I love the layering and texture.

purplepaint said...

Melinda - I love, love, love your book pages! What group are you doing this through? The kids are too cute! Aren't they fun when they're little? They say the funniest things! :) Marva

Heather Robinson said...

I have been admiring your round robin page on our home page, Melinda! Your work is stunning and this face is so hauntingly lovely.

primdollie said...

my you have been a busy girl your art work is amazing!! and hope that Thanksgiving was good and you are getting some more time to be creative!!! love the pics of the little ones they are adorable!!! Hugs Linda