Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hey everyone......I am still here....

Damaged, broken and kinda lost but one foot is still going in front of the other so I am thinking it is a "one step at a time" thing.....Thanks so much for all your overwhelming support. I so appreciate it.....Someones said a voodoo doll.....I love it? Does anyone have one?...I have pins, lotsa pins......

I have been working a lot. It is going to be important for me to do well this month and I sure am giving it a big try....I have a smile plastered on my face at all times. Sometimes I forget I am faking it and it turns real. It gets easier every day. I am trying to get myself in a financial position where it doesnt matter if the %$%$##$%% is here or not. Again, one step at a time...

I also started going to church again about 6 weeks ago...It really helps and it helps me connect to other people. My inclination is to go to bed, pull the covers up and just stay there. We are doing backpacks filled with things for the shelter so I have been working on that.

I participated in the Enchanted Ornament Swap again this month and My partner is Missy. The ornament theme was deer....The best thing was I got to meet her in person and we are going to get together again. She has chickens too!!!! I am planning on using her expertise to help me find some good ones in the Spring.....
Here is what I made Missy.













She in return made me the cutest deer ornaments and a box filled with goodies and the best part? Fresh eggs just to get me inspired.....










I also have continued to make doll clothes for my Blythe doll, Ruth Ann....This outfit I made out of knit, tulle and sari fabric....She is all ready for Thanksgiving.













Victoria asked me to make a portrait of a co workers dog for a gift for her....She sent me the best box of fabrics in return.....I didnt have the best picture....she emailed me one and then I had a different actual picture...Of course I put it away so I would have it and I cant remember where......DUH! I do this kind of stuff all the time.
Anyway, here is Streaker.....











I cant get the original picture to load but I am counting on Victoria to let me know if I captured him.....His picture was very dark with weird lighting....He was a challenge and several times I almost gave up....I really like him now though....Let me know how I did Victoria and if I didnt get him, I would be happy to try again......

off to pluck my eyebrows......then to work...I am trying to get back to you all and if I havent called it is because I dont have very good control of my emotions yet....I dont want to spend a whole phone call sobbing.....xoxooxo melind

21 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow, Melinda, I'm SO impressed by your strength and your ability to keep going with all this happening

what an amazing woman you are

(and I'm quite sure with your craft skills you could make a BRILLIANT voodoo doll, go for it :) )

Sarah x

Julie Harward said...

I'll bet that you would know how to make a voodoo doll...it might work! LOL All that smiling is good for YOU and those around you..they are so healing. I am so glad you are going to church again...you are needed there, and you need what is there for you..that is also healing. And yes, no sobbing over this jerk, he's not worth your tears. Have a good Thanksgiving :D

Miss 376 said...

I can't believe these animal portraits you do, they are fantastic.

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Sweet Melinda!!

I am so proud of you...I know you will be alright. You have done the right thing in going back to church. Never give up, God has a plan already mapped out for you, all you have to do is be present!!!

Love and Hugs and I am thankful I met you!!

Susan

Little Messy Missy said...

xoxoxoxoxoxo

Little Messy Missy said...

http://www.squidoo.com/howtomakeavoodoodoll


Check it out!!!

Lorraine said...

keep hanging in there you will pull through this ok..good idea that you are helping out at the church rather than be alone..you need to be around positive people..hugs

PeggyR said...

You have great strength my friend. Hang in there, the new year is just around the corner!

Pam said...

Keep smiling. I know with your positive attitude you will get through this. Love the deer ornament exchange and the dog quilt is lovely.

Have a Happy Thsnksgiving.

BEAR's Mom said...

you sweet thing!!!!
THAT is STREAKER :)
Carolyn will be speechless!!!

keep up the good work
you are the author of your own life
and from what i know about you
lying in bed with the covers over
your head is not an option...

lean on the LORD he will see your thru
you already know you have friends
and family who love you

make sure you post pictures of the
V.O.O.D.O.O. doll

love you chickie :)
~victoria~

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

I think making a voodoo doll would be freeing. Plus, it has to feel good to jab pins in one lol.

They say to put a smile on your face whether you feel it or not and eventually it will become real. So your smile is a good sign.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Dear Melinda, I haven't commented on your situation. I felt so bad for you. All I wanted to do was tell you what a p---- he was. That wasn't for me to say...oops! But I can say that you are such a good-hearted person. You are a great artist! A super grandma.I could go on and on. You are just an all round good person. I am glad I met you here in blogland.Hang in there girl friend! Be strong and let me know if I can help. Hugs and more hugs, Karen

Pat said...

Keep on "keeping on", Melinda. And keeping busy is the way to do it....and I'm glad you understand that. Of course, you might still feel sad and angry while you are busy, but......staying busy and around people is the best medicine to get over that *@#*! jerk!

Laurie said...

Oh Melissa, I just got caught up with my blog friends, and am totally shocked at what happened with you and Don. I am soo sorry. I'm glad you are keeping your mind occupied, my prays are with you.
Blessings,
Laurie

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I'm glad to hear that you are going to church and putting one foot in front of the other one! You did an AWESOME job on the fabric dog print...how much do you charge!? Your work is wonderful.
Try to have a nice Thanksgiving...the first few holidays are the hardest...been there!!
Warmly,
deb

Yarni Gras! said...

you are doing fine right now, just keep putting those feet in front of each other. Pretty soon, the smile will stay real and those feet will be dancing again. Know that you are in my prayers...and probably in all of those who love you.
Take care and Happy Thanksgiving,

val

Jo said...

I am so proud of you! one foot in front of the other, you go girl!!! and not that you need revenge, but i think there is an old say that "living well is the best revenge" ... look after you, know that you have lots of supporters ... i am totally cheering you on and sending you hugs though the internet!

Rannyjean said...

My dear, at least you have both feet to put one in front of the other...I fell again and am back on a walker. I think you, I and Miss Sherry need to form a support group, however, sadly I would be the only one without red heels! I am praying for you and i know you will get through this and yes, in spite of what I was told yesterday, church and prayers do help!

roc said...

hi melinda.
i'm so happy to hear that you are taking one day at a time. that is ALL we can do at any given point in time. hardships and heartaches take time to pull through. the fact that you are doing your best says a great deal about your character. hang in there and take refuge in knowing those who think the world of you are praying that things get easier.

Jenny said...

Melinda, I'm scrolling back. I haven't been able to get on your blog but I told my husband I needed to read what was happening here.

evilqueenkaren said...

Okay sweetie ... time for another post .... you need to understand that you are a wonderful person who deserves better than what you got, and you need to just suck it up and make yourself happy..... really. no punches pulled here. I want you to be happy, healthy and enjoy life! Post something ... I love your beautiful art work and miss your postings! No more moping (ok, maybe a little, but he's not worth all that much if he left you ... duh!) Love you .... hugs and all that crap to you. Hope you have a great holiday.... LIVING WELL IS THE BEST REVENGE! and don't you forget that!