Monday, December 31, 2007
Good morning and welcome to the day before the night before 2008.
When I woke up this morning, what to my wondering eyes did appear, but a vision of snow and fields of white, candy fluff only beautiful because I'm not going to work! I had to take a few more pictures of this wonderland this morning. Yesterday there wasn't much snow left. It had rained Friday, most of the night in fact and the snow had dwindled. I got up this morning to a refill. LOL. I took the pictures about a half hour ago and it's still snowing. The flakes are fluffy and moderately sized and it would be a beautiful Christmas fantasy out there - if this was Christmas eve/day! Alas - a week late. Anyway, here are the pictures that I took of my winter wonderland, here outside Cambridge, NY. Enjoy! Have a wonderful and happy, healthy 2008!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
We spent Christmas at my daughter's house and had a wonderful time. Lots of food and fun and the kids all got more than enough for the year. Mike will be home from NYC for a couple of weeks in January and we look forward to that. He is still working in Prom at Webster Hall and having a great time.
I'm hoping that in the coming year I will be able to branch out with my work and enter a few things here and there.
These are a few pictures from our visit to Prom
The good one of Mike on the bar was taken by our son, Aaron's girlfriend, Annelise. Thanks!
I also want to add a picture of the window decorations in our sunroom and the view of the snow on the horse field from the windows. (Horse has been long dead and the fence taken down but it will forever be "the horse field". God Bless Gaucho.)
Monday, December 17, 2007
I have been working on some things also and will post some pictures of the completed (and not so completed) shortly. I did take a few pictures of the holiday decorations we put out and will post some of those too. Hopefully tomorrow as it will most likely be a snow day. We got pounded with snow, sleet and freezing rain for the last 24 hours and tomorrow is supposed to be windy. Since it's all heavy and wet it will take us a little while more to dig ourselves out. LOL. Home and hot chocolate all around.
So more tomorrow - have a peaceful evening. Whoops - looks like it's tomorrow already - so have a great day.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
NYC was beautiful. We walked around Times Square - Macy's windows are being unveiled next Sunday, November 18th - some stores are decorated (including Macy's inside) and the weather was gorgeous. Still too many people in one place for my comfort zone - but all were extremely nice and very helpful. NYC is not mean and crazy so if you get a chance to go and see what a big city really is - I highly recommend it - but bring a ready cash supply because there is a lot to see but most of it costs $$$. We used the subway and found more friendly, and thankfully helpful people there. Mike's show was good - loud and very interactive. We all had fun and it was a definite "experience". Really enjoyed our time out but now very glad to be home and quiet for a while. I'll post a few pictures of this when I get a chance too. Camera did not like the lighting or the "theatrical smoke" in Webster Hall so not many pictures of the show are salvagable.
Well I have things to do and should get myself moving. Until next time - hope you dance.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
We will take the train down and back, go to dinner with friends and family and then we'll go to Webster Hall. Won't get back until the wee hours but I love to visit the city and seeing Mike in a show will just be....wait for it....AWESOME...LOL.
I have my doll Garden Party done and ready to Photo if I ever get the time. Mersea is also almost ready, although I have come up with a few more "beading" ideas and want to change her "top/vest" piece. I did get my deposit mailed in to go to MMM in Tennesse in April. Will be anxious to see everyone again and see what kind of techniques will be learned. Here's the link to Annie Hesse's site where Magic, Mischief and Mayhem resides...maybe I'll see you there. http://anniedolls.com/
Well that's all for today - long way to go before I sleep...Stay safe and be happy.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Last week I attended the conference for artists - ART FEST 4 THE SOUL in Cromwell, Connecticut. It was organized by Ellen Purtill-Legare and Sallianne McClelland among many other helper souls. I took two classes on beaded art dolls from Annie Hesse. I had a blast and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I highly recommend these retreats to refresh your soul if at all possible. I'll post pictures of my dolls when I have them finished. (Promise.)
Today it's raining and gray. We are going to Saratoga to test drive (and perhaps buy) a Toyota, Prius. I've heard that these are great cars and since I commute an hour each way five days a week for work - I need all the gas savings I can find.
I will be trying to set up a website and start to be more active with my dolls and art. Life is short and we need to do the things that bring the most joy. Sappy but true.
Well, I had better end for today and get going on the day. Hope today finds you happy, healthy and doing what you enjoy most.
Monday, September 10, 2007
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Saturday, September 8, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
I have been tagged with a 'Nice Matters' award from my friend Connie McBride Johnson of http://clothmatters2.blogspot.com/ I am to nominate five people who qualify for being nice to other people. My nominees are:
Kat Lees http://designsbykat.blogspot.com/
Sherrie Nordgren http://sympletymes.blogspot.com/
Karen Mallory http://karensdollsandstuff.blogspot.com/
Heera Prabhu http://heerasdolls.blogspot.com/
Kerry Seymour http://atticrosecreations-kerry.blogspot.com/
Now if you would like to go forth and be nice - you can Copy the "Nice Matters" banner and place it on your blog and nominate five of your friends. (I was a little slow at this - had to catch up as usual!) Hope you all have a great day! (I would have nominated more people but just out of time - again - as usual!
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Yesterday while dong dishes I looked out the window and saw a beautiful young deer looking right back at me. I called Ted and he and Samantha (our 16 month old granddaughter) came out to see too. The deer was curious and didn't even run when Mike drove in. Mike joined us at the window and the deer just kept watching back. I got a few pictures of it. When it turned to walk back into the woods, Samantha just pointed and said, "Oh, oh, oh, oh!".
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Today is kind of gray but at least its stopped raining for now. The grass is growing as are the weeds but it's been to wet to do much about them. Will be moving furniture and refinishing the floor in the living room soon. (Hoping for today but trying not to get my hopes up...) I will be painting a little bit on the one bookcase wall and doing some trim work on the cubboards. I also bought some beautiful (at least I think beautiful) fabric for sheers and a valance. I'll do some befores and afters and post them (hopefully). Stay tuned...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I have to post 7 Random facts/habits about myself and pick 7 people to tag...
1. First random fact - I don't have 7 blogs to tag....oh well...the thought is there.
2. My sense of humor is a little off - I really amuse myself mostly...
3. I love green - in all flavors
4. My dog is waiting for me to go in and sit on the couch so he can jump up next to me and go to sleep. : - )
5. I enjoy black velvet and gingerale and have also been known to like a cold Carona myself Kerry.
6. Creating is a life blood and I think I even dream about it.
7. Even though the dog is waiting - I'm really a cat person - but I'd deny that to the dog.
Here are the rules:
You have to list 7 Randon facts/habits about yourself and pick 7 people to tag. You leave a comment on their blog to tell them they have been tagged and to read about it on your blog.
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Sunday, March 4, 2007
- I am a mother and a grandmother. I was married to my best friend, Ted for over 17 years. I am now a widow - but have many wonderful memories. I am an incredibly proud parent and grand parent. I am very blessed. I live with five frisky cats, one extra large swim-e fish aptly named - Fish. Fish is a very old member of the family too, like over 18 years. There is also a five year old crazy dog named Wolowitz in residence - kind of in the middle of nowhere - but I kinda like it that way too. I worked for a tax department which I don't find at all interesting or full filling and just a blur in my mind now. My main time soaking love, outside of the family and friends that are very dear to me; is creating and making artfully crafted objects that warm people's hearts and tickle their souls. Who could ask for more than that?