Saturday, March 31, 2007

Lura Swartz Smith came to our guild to teach her Faces in Painting class.

Lura Swartz Smith was so positive in her critiquing of everyones works. She is also energetic and very talented and we really enjoyed her.

My picture of my granddaughter, Sierra

Margaret's painted picture of my niece, Kylie

Rachael's drawing of her niece. Rachael had a natural talent and hand with the inks.

Monday, March 19, 2007

finished sock

finished my first sock!! i love the color.
My Fortune Cookie told me:
Confucius say, it is time to lift a stone only to drop on your own feet.
Get a cookie from Miss Fortune

sometimes life truly is like that too. saturday i put together a shelf for my sewing room and wound up with 2 pinch bruises, 1 on my thumb and the other on the inside of my forearm, big ouchy! then sunday i tripped up the stairs ripping off part of my big toenail which was followed by dropping one of my fabric containers on my foot and further tearing the same nail.

i'm hoping today is a better day. of course i haven't lifted, assembled or moved anything as of yet either.

Thursday, March 15, 2007


I'm knitting socks!! Well sock so far. With this yarn it's hard to see the pattern which is Dublin Bay from Mossy Cottage .

I've knitted to the point where now I have to turn the heel. We shall see how this goes.......

Saturday, March 10, 2007

So you know how Doug went to Colorado without me for 2 weeks. Well he did go to a quilt shop for me. Actually he went to 2 of them. The first only did machine quilting and they sent him on to the fabric store High Prairie Quilts.

I told him I wanted 'pink' so that's what he asked for. The ladies called him 'Mr. Pink' as they helped him choosing fat 1/8ths, fat 1/4rs and 1/2 yard cuts in pink. He did a marvelous job too I might add.

Oh, and did I mention, one of his buddies from the conference was with him too. You gotta love a guy who is secure enough in his manhood to go into a quilt shop AND bring a witness with him!!! I think I'll keep Mr. Pink!!!

Doug picked out a magic mirror from Marti Mitchell for me too.

aren't they gorgeous dahlink???

The moving of the aquarium...thankfully it's empty

the aquarium is moving out of Doug's office into the family room to make room for more bookshelves in the office. I was supposed to set it up 2 years ago and haven't as yet.

it's new home in the family room

not sure when I'll get fish in it...argh....

Friday, March 09, 2007

dogs in momma's bed

the puppies have enjoyed the last 2 weeks getting to sleep in the big bed with momma.

of course you do notice that they are situated in the center of the bed don't you? we have wrestled over who was going to sleep where every night. the only reason i win is because i get out of the bed and pull them over to the side so i will have a place to sleep.

last opportunity to waller on the bed before Doug gets home and they are going to enjoy it fully!!

got the sheets all changed. more puppy smell

i found my dresser....unfortunately it spends most of its time as a dropping off spot.

loveseat can once again be sat on.

Cat picture

Doug's mom loved cats. This picture hung over her bed and now hangs in our upstairs hallway.

view from the front door

and there they sit perusing their domain. it makes me wonder what they are thinking sometimes although it probably isn't nearly as interesting as the things i make up in my mind.....

Monday, March 05, 2007

Spring Cleaning Day

today i spent spring cleaning in my bedroom....YUCKY!! pulling furniture (except for the bed) away from the walls and scrubbing baseboards as well as vacuuming an embarrassing amount of dust from under and behind furniture....

(when Wilbur would let me...he hates the vac and attacks it at every opportunity...that's his black and white butt in the pic)....

emptying drawers onto the bed and sorting through stuff that's been crammed into nightstands since the last time i did major cleaning....

washing the light fixture for the fan and showering the lampshades for the table lamps.

and changing out a light socket. now my back hurts and i'm hungry and whiney.

Spunky sporting water drops on his face from drinking out of the tub faucet.
You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

You are Milk Chocolate

A total dreamer, you spend most of your time with your head in the clouds.
You often think of the future, and you are always working toward your ideal life.
Also nostelgic, you rarely forget a meaningful moment... even those from long ago.

Friday, March 02, 2007

I was taken hostage for the day.....Gloria and Kara picked me up at 8:30am and we went for a day of pampering at a local day spa. I've never been to a spa before so the entire day was full of firsts for me....1st facial, manicure, pedicure, massage and entire japanese experience......

Be brave before reading any further....this is full of BEFORE as well as after shots of us.....don't say you haven't been warned.....

DJ & Co. is on Davis Road in Martinez, GA.
Gloria goes here for her haircuts and scheduled herself, Kara and I for a day of beauty....





hairstyling and lunch.......

Stephanie did our hair and our facials for us. Everyone was so sweet there. Holly did our manicures and pedicures and Moon gave us the most awesome hour long massages....heaven i tell ya!!!
the facial was wonderful....i've never had a facial before other than the do it yourself ones....believe me, this was soooo much better!!! i thought i would fall asleep it felt so good
We got manicures and pedicures too!!!!

Pretty feet.....

Gloria went for the deep burgundy red

i went for the candy apple red toes

Kara has pretty pink toes

Gloria is off to her massage.

all that's left is hairstyling and putting on makeup for Kara and I.

view from the balcony upstairs


sweet tea, chicken salad, croissants, fresh fruit: grapes, strawberry, pineapple and kettle chips....

Hair's fixed, make-up's on and we're ready to go shop and eat. Kara is just too cute!!

ack bright light!!

and here we all are....all beautified