Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I am sad to see summer go....

Even though the weather is still nice, my garden is drooping a little and at night, I can feel a chill in the air. Oh how I love the Fall though....It always makes me sad that summer whips right by while my head is turned. How does that happen? I just know it does and that I will miss it.
Labor Day was the retail day from hell....I worked over twelve hours on my feet and did a lot of running..The store I work in is ginormous so I am thinking maybe I shed a few pounds. Working does make it hard for me to stay up on the whole computer thing but I still am making an effort....I had to laugh....My friend Laurie sent me a message saying I hadnt been online for a while and I needed to visit her blog....I headed on over and this is what I found.....(click on link)

http://buttonsnlace.blogspot.com/2010/08/pleeeze-don-can-melinda-have-chicken.html


Laurie is helping me in my quest for chickens....Don and I both had a good laugh....
Laurie and I also did a personal trade and we are both really excited about it...She made me a crazy quilt pillow that I havent seen yet and I made her a framed pet portrait of her dog Bobby....The frame is the first one that Don and I made and I think it looks really cool with the pet quilt underneath.....
So here is the handsome Bobby......







And here he is all portraited and framed....(I know portraited isnt a word, really I do.)











Laurie is a very kind hearted animal lover and I was excited to do this for her....I hope she and Bobby both get a kick out of it!
I also got my Alice in Wonderland package. Regina was my secret partner and she really spoiled me....She made me a Queen of hearts apron without a pattern and fitted it just for my measurements...It is a beautiful apron.....









She sent along some of the best goodies too....you gotta click on the picture so you can give it a good ogle.....This swap was really, really fun.....









Ruth Anne, my new Blythe doll also wanted to model her new tights and dress that I made her....so here she is in all her glory....







This is the first dress I made and it took me about four hours....it makes me laugh cause now I can do one in about 15 minutes....I think this second view shows the ladybug hiding in her pocket....








Look at her little shoes! I just screamed when I saw them. Liv has been following along with her wardrobe progress on facebook....she is pretty excited.....That's about it for tonight....Thanks for hanging with me thru this whole getting used to work thing.........

11 comments:

Julie Harward said...

This little doll and her cloths..way too cute! Good job on the dog portrait too! Good luck with your feet..I know that store and how busy it must have been that day! :D

Miss 376 said...

The dog portrait is fantastic, they will love it.

Barb said...

I don't know about you but time sure does fly by and I wish sometimes it would just slow down.

Love the dog portrait.

Jo said...

the dog portrait is amazing ... your trade looks like it was lots of fun ... and i just love Ruth Anne's outfit, too cute!!! and those shoes are just killer cute!

Jenxo said...

i work in large dept store and even tho i have a desk job now, i cover miles each day. Just to go to the toilet and tea room is an excursion lol
love your portrait and little dollies dress, so cute....dont work too hard and good shoes will be your new best friend....

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I knew once you started working outside the home, you would have less time to visit blogs and make art. I sure could have used you last night when I was trying to sew some fabric together. What a mess and I was trying to write a tutorial to go with it. I sure miss YOU.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

PS. I'm NOT going to miss summer. It's still hot here and the droop in garden is not from fall, but from the summer heat (grin).

Maria said...

Oh I am so pleased to be saying Goodbye to Winter but it is taking it's time. Still cold. Can't wait to go swimming each morning.
Wonderful dog portrait
Love your dolly

Laurie said...

Wow!!!!!!! Melinda I just received Bobby's portrait, and can't believe the likeness! Ken and I are both amazed, and love what you did! Thank-you SO Much! It will be hanging proudly in the living room as soon as I'm done showing it off! I can't wait for you to receive your pillow, this was such a fun swap. Thanks girlfriend!!!!!!

purplepaint said...

Oh her dress is awesome!!! did you have a pattern? I love her tights and shoes!!! I have to get some for my doll, did you see they have hightop sneakers?!!! I love those!!! Just posted a few picks of my doll and dress pattern on my blog...

purplepaint said...

I'll be back to visit when I'm a little more awake. :) Narva