Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lotsa stuff!





Well, first of all, Lisa and baby went back to Portland. I am proud of how she has seemed to pull herself together. Her plan is to move to Utah in July once her programs are through and then work on integrating the kids back into her life. I am hopeful..As I said before, cautiously hopeful, but hopeful all the same. I see some signs of depression in her, and I just hope she continues to get help. I pray for her a lot. The kids were ok with her being here and ok with the baby. A little reserved but that is to be expected. We all cried when they left. A while back I won a prize on Margarets blog....http://aliceandcamilla.blogspot.com She had a contest to guess what kind of a stuffed animal she posted a picture of. I guessed a beaver, which was WRONG, but I won anyway! How cool is it to be wrong and win! She sent me these beautiful paper scrap roses and baskets...I already used two of them on my Paris tag that I am showing. I was pretty excited and the kids loved the cereal box she packaged it in with the Swedish version of cocoa puffs...Liv took it to school for show and tell..Thanks Margaret! You are a sweetheart and she is super talented too...I always ooh and ahhh over her art...Tamerie and Penny D also awarded me with two awards...both are great artists in different ways and I enjoy their blogs...I am posting the awards on the sidebar with their blogs...go look...They make pretty stuff!I don't have time tonight to forward them on so if you are reading this, consider yourself tagged....I also am posting the second part of the A R T banner....all in black and white and brown and I free motioned the R' on a piece of burlap...I finally got a picture of my cupcake pincushion...It really looks like one which is hard to believe since I hand sewed it and that is not my forte at all! Last of all, I am showing a picture of the Eggs that I got back in the Easter egg Garland swap..Aren't they pretty? We had them hanging in the living room for Easter...I have Julies big quilt on the quilter..I have two aprons cut out and ready to sew and I have started piecing another huge quilt for my oldest daughter who graduates from nursing school in June...I am still working though there are going to be some changes, still getting on the #@$$#$# treadmill, still using a straight iron on my hair and having long meaningful conversations with the three year old and the dog. That's about it for now...

7 comments:

Margaret said...

Hi Melinda
I'm so pleased you liked your goodie bag! I thought the cereal box might be a hit!! Your tags are gorgeous, I love that feeling to be inspired by something before you've barely got it out of the bag! wonderful work!

Laurie said...

You are doing great Melinda. Keep it up! And do post your three year old's and your dog's wisdom from those long conversations when you get a chance!

Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi Melinda

It sounds like you are doing just fine and settling in to your new routine. Thanks for mentioning me in your post. All I can say is you deserved to be recognized and I am obviously not the only one who thinks so.

Hugs

Marilyn said...

Sounds like you're keeping a nice balance with everything that you do. I'm glad you're making time for art too--your tag is very pretty and the "R" part of your banner is lots of fun!

quiltcrazygal said...

Hi Melinda. I just love your tags, wallhanging and pincushion. I have been thinking of you. It would be nice if we could hook the treadmill up to the quilter...think what all we could get done:) I'm celebrating my blog anniversary, stop in for a giveaway. Blessings to you, Jenna Louise

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Hello there ~ nice to hear things are looking up and just look at how creative you are; finding the time with young ones around is really amazing to me and you do so many different kinds of creating!
I just Love blogland,Margaret sure is sweet and generous and you're right SO very talented!

purplepaint said...

Melinda - love all your new stuff!!! What gorgeous stickers you won! Aren't treadmills just the most boring? I need to get with it and get on ours... I also need to get motivated and do some creating! I think my muse went on vacation!