Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

We have had such a nice weekend so far. It has called for rain the entire weekend but tonight is our only rain so far. My tomatoes were looking droopy so perfect timeing. Nothing much creative going on here, have lots of ideas brooding but no action yet. I got 2 new dresses from Thailand yesterday. I need to draw out their patterns and make more of them. They are very free flowing and comfortable. Went to a Georgia Farm Girl flea market yesterday and Becky had saved me more crocheted trim and beautiful old handkerchiefs that will make great pockets.
My little giveaway on the previous post is still getting some sign ups. I am very pleased with this as I am getting some new people checking my blog. Etsy is still slow, I gather it is for most people. I will keep my shop open no matter what, it is a great way to meet people with similar interests. Seems I have little to no social graces and the people in forums and at shows are teaching me a lot. I also joined Southern Belle Marketing so hopefully that will help me learn more about advertizing. So much to learn.
Anyway, hope you all have a safe and delightful holiday. Don't forget to say a prayer for all the Veterans who have given their lives to protect our freedoms and pray that the current administration will realize just how much the Veterans have done for America.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A New Give Away!

I am having a free give away that will start today and run through June 15th. I am giving away a handmade Journal/Scrapbook Just make a comment on my blog and I will use a random counter to pick the winner. Please leave some way I can notify you if you win. The winner will be posted here and will be offered an interview on my blog.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Losing it

It seems they only blocked my blog at work for one day. Hope I will be back to posting more now. Am still having back issues but have been able to work in the garden. Today Jonathan and I are putting in some corn. Phil said we don't have enough room for corn but I think we shall show him, even if I have to hand pollinate. We have lots of little tomatoes which is exciting, the last 2 years tomatoes haven't done well for me. I think I bought plastic cucumber and squash plants, they look exactly the same as the day I put them in the ground.
I am feeling pretty good today so after a morning of gardening, I am going to lay out a nuno felt wall hanging. Might not get it wet or rolled today but just getting it laid out will feel good. Several of the patterns I ordered have come in so I will be sewing soon.
Went to Jo Anne's and bought fabric on sale last week. OMG when did fabric prices get this high? Thank goodness for 40% off coupons. Even then the price was ridiculous.
Anyway, spring is almost over, summer is on its way. Let's hope it stays balmy instead of hot with plenty of rain for the plants. Hope you all are being creative and I would love to see what you are working on. I think you can post your photos in here but if not, just send Jpegs to me at and I will post them here. Great way to share ideas, get and give advice and to get a little ego boost!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

news about my blog

They have finally blocked all blogs from work which is where I am usually awake enough to post. I will just have to adjust my schedule but give me a little time. Next, some of you know I have had surgery on my back many years ago and have a steel rod in it. I have been having shoulder and lower back pain so Cynthia gave me a mini massage and told me I REALLY needed to see a good chiro. I found one close to my house who is open late and takes my insurance. He has worked on me 2x this week, hasn't killed me yet but some of the treatment makes me think he might. I took my 2007 x-rays in and he told me there is a good chance I might need more surgery on my back. Not at all what I wanted to hear. He is going to show some surgeons my x-rays and we will go from there. All the vertebra that aren't fused by my rod have intense arthritis. Soooooooo this is going to cut down drastically on my felting. I have so many ideas, I keep writing them down but for now I am going to try to sew and sell funky clothes, partly to keep busy and partly to keep my Etsy shop open. This may all be for the good anyway since felt really only sells in the Atlanta area in the winter. Adding funky clothes could keep me open as a more versitle shop. Any ideas for other things to do that would be less painful?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Georgia FarmGirls 1st show

This Sat. May 8th, the day before Mother's Day we will be having a show from 9-5. To get there, go up 400 till you get to the intersection with 369. Turn left, go to next signal(?) or 4 way stop, there will be a Citco in the corner. Turn right and keep driving till you see a bright yellow house with lots of tents and colors on the left. If you have gotten into Dawsonville, you have gone too far.
There will be lots of textiles, soap, all sorts of fun things that will be great gifts for you or mom. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

finaly warming up, I think

Phil has tilled a large area for me to start my first garden here. He did a much larger area that I had anticipated so I am able to put in more than planned. I will have an entire square of sunflowers which should keep the birds happy. Am putting in 4 tomato plants, we will be giving away tomatoes as well as yellow squash and cucumbers. Didn't find any zuccini but will plant that too. Got two Thai pepper plants, am excited by those and surprised to find them. Will be doing butter beans and pole beans that will run up the outside of the chain link fence and be eatten by Larkin most likely. He already tasted my petunias today, I hope he didn't like them.
I tried to dye some silk and cheese cloth for a wall hanging. Used Walnut ink and crystals. Not sure they will be dark enough, I may have to add dye. Next weekend is Mother's day so I have to put together a shadow box I have been planning and get it into the mail. Next Sat. is the Georgia Farmgirls 1st show so I am going to be very busy as usual. Why don't I slow down and give myself a break? No wonder I am so tired. At least Phil is helping instead of grumping!