It has been more than a few days since I made time to post anything on my blog. My schedule was turned upside down for several months but I think I am starting to fall into a new groove, kinda sorta.
I have missed blogging more than I thought I would but as I tried to wade through new waters I knew it was one of the things that had to be put on a back burner. The other thing was my sewing, oh how I have missed sewing!
I had tossed a couple of blog ideas around in my head over the week-end along with dates and then this morning I saw that Sarah Mae was staring October with a “fresh blog start“. Perfect! Nothing like a challenge to get you going and the motivation of friends to keep you going.
Her challenge for day one: Is there room in your life to blog? A few weeks, even days ago my answer would have been no but right now I know I can carve out a little me time each morning to blog. Do you find it a challenge to make time for yourself?
Happy Birthday Vincent! I hope you know how blessed I feel to be your mom. It is hard to believe my baby is 17 and a senior in high school. People warned me the time would go by quickly but you never realize just how quickly until you are looking up at a young man.
You are a joy to spend time with. You make me laugh and keep me smiling even when I don’t feel like it. Thank you for being such a joy. I pray you never loose your joy for life, uniqueness and sense of humor.
If you are looking for a balanced juice this one is it! Not too sweet but not bitter either.
1 cup strawberries, leaves and hulls removed
1 Granny Smith apple, stem removed
3 small ripe pears, stalks removed
1 large handful of spinach
Process through juicer and serve.
I know this is very short notice but I wanted to let you know about a great deal going on at Hang To Dry. Right now they are offering everything they currently have on their site plus everything they digitize for the rest of 2012 for one low price.
I have purchased about 8 of their designs and every one of them has stitched out perfectly! I only wish I hadn’t purchased so many only hours before they made announcment yesterday.
What are you waiting for, if you embroider you don’t want to miss this deal! Hurry up this deal ends Friday at noon, MST!
Congratulations to Stephanie for winning our Licorice the cat giveaway. I hope your girls enjoy their new kitty!
even if it is only a minute or two.
The past couple of months have been busy and fun. I wish I had blogged more about all the fun stuff we have done. Then the last couple of weeks a little fun has been thrown into a whole lot of work.
Last night while I was stitching away on my sewing machine and taking some pictures for a step by step guide Twinkie, my cute little pup, reminded me I needed to take a break.
Who could resist that cute face and repeated yaps pleading for some loving? Not me that’s for sure.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Adams English humorist & science fiction novelist (1952 – 2001)
How about kicking off July with a giveaway!
Lately my heart has been drawn to many animal resuce groups and seeing how I rescued a black kitten last fall I thought Licorice the cat from the American Girl/Pleasant company would make the perfect prize.
Publication Date: February 2005 | Age Level: 8 and up
Girls love Licorice – an adorable black cat with green eyes and a magnetic mouth that enables her to hold toys. And girls love quizzes! Now Coconut’s Quiz Book is paired with Licorice the cat to promote friendship. Girls will have a blast learning about themselves and a friend as they share quizzes that feature American Girl’s Westie pup and her adorable new pal, Licorice. Coconut’s Quiz Book is double the fun because every quiz comes in twos – perfect for sharing!
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Entries are limited to address within the United States because of the box size.
Giveaway closes on 7-12-12
It is time to kick off the summer sewing season! This week only I am offering free shipping on any of the sewing patterns in our etsy store.
Use code freeship at check out to apply the discount.
It seems like every time I think I have “it” figured out things change. You know the saying, “Make your plans in pencil and give God the eraser”.
I had grand plans last week and instead I spent it pretty much at the chiropractor, stretching on the floor, or in bed with an ice pack because of an aching back.
By Friday afternoon it was a little better but even today it is sore and moving in certain directions causes some discomfort. I am seeing a massage therapist this afternoon, something I have been looking forward to since I scheduled it last week.
One of the things both the surgeon that did my back surgery and the chiropractor agree on is that I can’t keep sitting and sewing like I do. When I am not busy I do a good job at getting up and moving around but more often than not I get tunnel vision and can easily sit and sew all day. So, in the interest of saving my back I am going to take most of my items off e-bay. That will leave me with about half my current workload, something I think is much more feasible for maintaining my back.
Cutting back on my sewing was a hard decision but being flat on my back in pain again is much harder to deal with! I look forward to being able to work on some patterns and more embroidery with the extra time.
I know this post is a little choppy but I am starting to get sore so my focus is pretty much nonexistent.