Thursday, July 23, 2009

Still crazy busy.....

I am turning into a horrible summer blogger..There has just been so many things to do that I don't seem to have the time!!! It's a good thing though, because I am having fun again and it seems like a really long time since that was the case. I am getting ready to move, the kids are getting ready to go back with mom and dad and I started a new, better job. I have made some new friends and am getting out of the house more and enjoying the sun and the weather. I still am sad about the kids, but I am feeling good about how things are going. I pray a lot to have peace in my heart about it and I am getting it....I haven't made any art a or fabric projects since I finished my apron for the Mama Mia Apron Swap...I got it finished and mailed out on Monday so I am going to post it because I am sure my swap partner has it now....I had fun embellishing it...I also made her an embellished pot holder, sent her some yummy candle melts, cocktail napkins, a coffee recipe and a summer cookbook...She said in her survey she likes pink and black so I used a Washington shop hop fabric for the main part...It is pink rhododendrons on a white background, then I used a black shirting type of fabric. My lovely model is Steve my brother in law...if you look close you can see him waving the potholder around too!!! I wanted Julie to model and she didn't want her picture taken so we coerced Steve into taking the job...He is so pretty in it...I got a great new apron from my partner too...I will post it tomorrow after I get a picture in it...Valerie from tagged me a while ago to tell seven little known things about me so here I go...I hope none of these are repeats....
1# I flunked home EC sewing ( I hated it with a passion)
2#I love high heels and wear them high, I mean two and a half inches and up...if I am not in heels, it is flip flops.
3# I am still self conscious about my art work, I always am surprised when people want it.
4# my friends and I put a skunk in our high school on Halloween and it shut the school down for three days to air it out. It was on Paul Harvey. (the radio show) We never got caught.
5#I played the saxophone for years and probably still could play, I think.
6#I like older men.....
7# I love to, love, love it. Once I start, it is hard to stop!
Now to tag some players...mmmmmm Patti at Magpies nest, Lorraine, Tonya, Andrea and Sanna......Tell us all about you!


Sherry said...

First off, Steve looks very pretty in the apron! He's in the military, right? I hope his buddies don't see the picture!

Secondly, I can imagine you putting a skunk in the school because it sounds like something I would do if I would have had the oppurtunity.

and finally, and am so glad your happy and that things are working out for you! Where are you moving? Email me later!!

Love you!

purplepaint said...

Does Steve go with the apron? :D What I want to know, did any of you get sprayed by the skunk? and how in the world did you catch it and release it without getting sprayed? LOL! Glad to hear things are going good. Can't wait to hear more about your job and your move (still in Utah?)...

Tamerie Shriver said...

Nice model! It's fun learning about you. Enjoy your summer. I do miss hearing about your life but I, for one, will be here when you are ready to blog more often!

Hugs from Coronado

Rannyjean said...

Love the apron and I will send you an Email soon. Don't worry about the blogging thing, take care of you first!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hello Friend ~
Long time ~ no visit you ~ sorry! As I read to catch up with your life I had these thoughts "How did this wonderful gal who only has her family's best at heart, get treated so badly? Second, Look at all of your amazing art creations ~ I am blown away by your talent! And thirdly ~ I am glad to know these 7 things about you! Thanks for sharing from your heart! Now if you need some magic ~ take my wand (or any others that are handy) and wave it around while you dance ~ who knows what will happen... but I am praying hoping that the rest of your July is Magical, joyfull, and peaceful!

PS~ Love the apron!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like a very busy summer indeed! Congrats on your new job and the other great things happening for you. I'll be thinking of you and the kids during their transition and hope for all that is good!

Yarni Gras! said...

oh Melinda, talk about CHANGES! I am so proud of you for all you've been through and all you've accomplished thru difficulty. You are an INSPIRATION!
The apron is FABULOUS (BIL is totally hot btw)
As for all the tidbits....I love that you flunked home ed...that is too funny! The skunk thing....this is funny too! I think you must have a mischevious streak!

Helen in the UK said...

Wonderful to hear that life is looking good for you again. Great apron too, beautifully modelled!!
Have a great summer :)

Lorraine said...

good on Steve for modelling the apron which is fantastic..I am glad that you are making some new friends and getting out of the house..hope you find some inner peace once the kids situation settles have worked hard and done your best for them so make time for yourself..take care

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

lol the skunk. shame on the heels and purse.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

OMGosh Melinda, if you could have seen me jump when I saw my name LOL! I'm a party pooper when it comes to tag....sure did enjoy reading yours tho :) Not sure anyone can beat those LOL!!!
Steve is a darn good sport and does look really "cute" in your fab apron!
It makes me really happy to know you are finding happiness deserve nothing less!