Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Computer CRAZY & Busy WEEK

If ever there were a time when I understood the term
"Drive YOU Nuts".... it's now!!
My computer issues have not ended yet,
and I can't find the time to leave it to be fixed for 3 days.
So.. I am posting this at the speed of death.
Here are the first of my pillow projects.
I must say I was even kinda proud of myself.
AND as always....
after you do something new
you find an appreciation
for those who do it on a regular basis.
There are tricks and machinery I feel certain that would have made it easier. haha
None the less....
I made pillows and really had a good time.
I used all kinds of fabric
and made my flowers using bits and pieces of material
that matched my living room curtains...
Even MY MOM... who does know how to sew was impressed.

Here is the one "like my grany" that I made using our new family picture.


Here's what it looks like on my bed with my new fun summer colors...
Just give a southern gal
some color and a few polka dots and she goes CRAZY...

Recently a friend and I went on a treasure hunt for someone elses old treasures. ha

I found my NEW favorite thing.

Of course I am going to put some polka dots on his butt....
But I just couldn't leave the little fellow there.
He was begging to come live in
"The land of La La"
where he could feel like he belongs.
Here are April and I with our next treasure
(fake) designer sunglasses... hee hee
Since Brady steps on mine
or I sit on them on a regular basis
I felt a real pair of designer glasses would be a tad silly.

OK... I have got to say that this is the greatest saying ever ever ever invented on EARTH..


II've been in the jewelry making mood since I got my new wonderful necklace from Stormy.

I made this one, and YES...

I have a new appreciation for this too... I am old and so are my eyes. And my fingers are fat and the beads are tiny with small wires.. That does not make for a lovely combination. ha

So... I went back to a project where my fat fingers didn't matter.

I painted polka dots on my clock... Now that is much easier.

AND.... I painted polka dots on my new fish friend..

Brady and I named her Lola...

He has to kiss her with his lips all poked out like a fish every morning. She's become an unexpected pet at our house.. But she is a fun addition I must say. And here is my new family picture. I ordered a 20x30 stand-out and I love seeing it every time I pass. There is just nothing like the people you love to put a smile on your face.

I made another pillow to go in this front room too. And of course it has polka dots...

They just make me SMILE every single time..

My final project was making dominos..

I saw one someplace and have wanted it ever since. Brad was doing a construction project and I was grabbing all the drop off wood. However I think the big piece I took before it was truly a left over.. haha It looks better on my mantle anyway.

Then... My my final shoot of the past week.

Brad and I went to the State Track Meet. His roommate from college's son was in 3 events. I got a press pass and got to go right down on the field and get a shot of Weston as he crossed the finish line "The State Champion of Texas" in the hurdles. Now that is a wonderful way to end your week. I'm heading out of town again tomorrow and won't be back until Saturday.. Thank you to all my BLOg friends for being patient with my computer crisis..

May we all have an issue that makes us grow patience.


Darla said...

well, you have been a busy girl! i LOVE those pillows, and everything else. i am all for the knock off designer shades too, i lose them all in a week...:D you are doing all kinds of good, and that cow, wow, that cow! he's is gonna fit right in at your place.

lori vliegen said...

sorry that you're still having computer issues, but it looks like you're having fun creating pillows and polka dot treasures! and....i love your last line....i'm moving this weekend, if that doesn't create patience i don't know what does! :)

julie king said...

oh my, you've been very busy!!!!!! love what you can do with polka dots, girl!

Sher said...

I can't wait to hang out... Love your hair, and the sign about the fat butt and big jewelery funny...
See you soon sista..

April said...

ha I am on your blog!!!!

LauraLoo said...

wow you are so crafty! I love it! All the colors give such a happy-go-lucky feeling! I can't wait to see your littly cow friend with polka dots on his butt! Cute post!