Monday, April 03, 2017

Hello Friend

Hi everyone!
I figured it was about time I got going with a blog post. I'm constantly trying to figure out how I got everything done when I was working full time or when I was traveling, teaching so much. ??  I just cant seem to get everything done that I want to. Please tell me I'm not alone on this.
Maybe it's because I am doing more things I "choose" to do because it's what I like, and I'm leaving the other stuff for last. lol
What do I love to do lately?  Play with paper as  always lol, and I'm totally loving embroidery again. It's something I used to do a lot, and then just seem to put it aside for a number of years.  I'll share what I've been working on in a little further down in this post. First I'm sharing this simple card I made using  ADORNit  Art Play images.  This book of images is extra special to my because they are my sweet friend Catherine Mathews Scanlons designs.
I actually used Chalk on this image. I have started to re-love chalk again also!

Here are the mini coloring books.   I have them linked above  ADORNit
So many great card sized images!!!

So ..  here is the stitching project that I was telling you about.   It is also from ADORNit.  I have served my term as an ADORNit "it girl" and they are now starting out with a new group.  They have had so many people interested, that to give all a chance, you can only serve one term.  That doesn't mean I'll quit using they products. lol I love them and used them long before I was every an "it girl" and I will continue to use them. I love their products and I love this family based company.  
This is one of their Art Play Stitchery pieces.
They are AWESOME!  Why?  Well , yes the images are great but... I love how easy they are to use!  They come printed on a peel and stick sheet.  You put it down on whatever you want to stitch on and stitch away!   When you are all finished .. you just run it under warm water and it dissolves!

 I am in LOVE!  I will be starting another one soon!


What else has been going on?  Well, the day Weston and Amy came back from their trip, they came here to get Jep. ( We kept him while they were vacationing).   The next day was Amy's Birthday. Wes had text me and asked if I'd pick up at cake.. he'd pay me.  He wanted to have a little surprise for Amy. Sweet !  But ...Silly boy! He should have know I'd be on this mission already. lol   I decorated and baked her a cake ( which I had planned on).  
I think she really like it.

And so you don't think I'm totally crazy with the colors I frosted the cake with.... I was trying to get them to match the garland. lol
I know I'm not going to win any cake decorating contest..but I had fun lol, and the butter cream frosting I made was pretty yummy if I do say so myself.

Today Wes needed to take his car in to the shop to be looked at. I was going to be in Fremont for my dentist appointment so I told him I'd pick him up and give him a lift out to the cabin to get his truck.  We have had soooooo many gloomy days lately.  I think I've forgotten what the sun looks like.  Anyway, there are still pretty things to be found , like these beauties  watching us.

Saturday night was Prom at the high school here.   Gabby does the couples photos for prom and I assist her.  We always have a great time.  It's fun to see the kids all "fancied up".    I loved watching them dance and have a good time.
Photo below... me and my prom date .. Gabby.  lol

I told you in my last post I have something fun to share. I have to wait until Friday to share. That's when the announcement will be made.  Hint... I'm taking on another fun  Design Team.
I know, I know, this is it. lol I don't want to become as busy as I once was, but I think this one will be so fun.

Now... go enjoy your week, 
and remember......


Candy Spiegel said...

You are not alone in not having enough hours in the day. Personally, I have decided if it doesn't get done, oh well. Life is short and I'd rather enjoy it than worry about the house being clean. I've backed off a lot, but I'm trying to find some type of balance.

Congratulations in advance! I can't wait until Friday to hear the news.

And, I LOVE the embroidery from AdornIt! I've been wanting to learn and I think this will be perfect ... can't talk now ... I'm off to find these to order! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to hear the news! I thought maybe the kids got engaged, lol. I love the adorn it words! Your embroidery is wonderful and your talent exceeds all boundaries. Sending love.