Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Finished Mermaid swap!

I have had very little time in the sewing room...There has been a lot going on around here...
I turned fifty on Monday..What do I think about it? Well, it is so new, I haven't figured it out yet but when I do, I will let you know. I may have a lot to say about it. Not sure if it will be good or bad but right now, I just think that fifty is better than dead.
My grandson Daniel has been staying with me for the last three weeks and we have been busy. After work, I take him swimming, we went and saw Cowboys and Aliens at the movies, and we have went camping twice. I take him to Boise to meet my oldest daughter Stacie halfway on Sunday. We are getting a hotel and both going our separate ways again on Monday. I haven't seen her in two and a half years and I am sure it will be a sob fest for a while. I am packing the commercial size of tissues for our reunion. I miss her a lot, but we are so close that I always feel her with me and that makes it easier.I am really excited about seeing her and also my little Olivia, who is coming with her! What is nice for Olivia is I can bring her all the little things that she forgot at her maga's house!
I have made a few things for the enchanted mermaid swap. I was so late I feel bad. I did let my partner know....but this is the first time I have been really late for anything so I hope she will forgive me!












I made her some mermaid cards from my painting and Daniel made her a journal while I sewed a fish and a sea star ornament.











Also a sewn mermaid ornament....I sewed then painted the face and she got a little murky, but I figure she could be swimming in murky water so hey, it works for me.













Then I whipped out a little mug rug....My first one and these are fun and fast! I fee motioned the mermaid and it was so small I had to wear my super duper high power reading glasses! you know, cause I am fifty... remember? I was worried I wouldnt be able to make it look like a mermaid, but it worked!














Anyway all, Happy Summer from this newly fifty year old person, where in my world it is summer every day, every season, every hour thanks to hot flashes.....Cause you know I am fifty now........sigh.

14 comments:

Miss 376 said...

It would be worth the wait to get those in the mail, they're beautiful. The mermaid on the mug rug has turned out brilliantly

Maria said...

Gorgeous Mermaids

Jody said...

I'd wait for your fabulous art!!

Jenxo said...

hey ms 50 you certainly have been busy, love that free motionioned mermaid....have a good reunion with your sister...

Marva said...

Hey Lady! Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hear ya on the hot flashes! Love all your latest work and the free motioned mermaid is awesome!!! We're getting ready for a hurricane, oh joy!!!

quiltcrazygaljennalouise said...

Hi Melinda! So sorry I have been MIA this summer. A personal situation presented itself to my family and I spent a lot of time taking care of my Mom. She is doing fabulous and life seems to getting back to normal...if there is a normal. I adore your pet quilts and the mermaid stuff is so awesome!!! Happy 50 to you! Thanks for being a blogging buddy!

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! The fifties were awesome. They were the best so far.

I hope that the reunion will be spectacular for you guys!!! Glad you are bringing lots of tissues.

Your swap partner is going to love her mermaids.

PeggyR said...

Nice to see you creating again! You do such awesome stuff.

Jenny said...

Happy Belated Birthday lovely lady!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Happy Birthday! I really enjoyed my fifies and hope you will, too. That mermaid is too beautiful to be on a coffee muff- she is amazing!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hey Sweetie ~
So much to say to you today ~ first of all your blog banner is so beautiful! I love the bright colors! It dances with whimsical delightfulness! Second I am sad that you need to make such a sad meeting, hope all goes well for all. And lastly your mermaid creations are lovely and who cares if they are a little late. All of that will be forgotten when they open the box. You are a wonderful 50 ~ sending you a boatload of peace, joy, love, and blessings my amazing friend! ~ Katie

gin said...

First, Happy Birthday!! Fifty is good!! I love my mermaid things. They are all gorgeous. I love the feathery thing along the mermaid ornament that makes it look like water. very creative!! Enjoy your visit with your daughter.

Nina Lise Moen said...

Happy belated 50!! I have about half a year to go myself so I'll be cheering you on from the side line, hot flashes and all.

Little Messy Missy said...

Happy Birthday! Love the pictures. Miss you.