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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Face Time is the Best !~!

Last "prevening"* my phone rang with its distinctive Face Time jingle.

Burp's Dad's face appeared and in seconds it was Da Burp himself. We had so much fun talking, seeing his room and toys in their new home, chatting with his mama whom I miss so very very very much.

Some visuals are needed I believe. Enjoy !~!

I love you, Burp !~!

* prevening-that period of time betw afternoon and evening
as per Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory.

Monday, October 5, 2015

A Finish and a Sale !~!

Remember this ?~!

I finished it and it's really cute.

And it sold !~!

The front of the pillow I sold to a dear friend.
I believe it's a Holiday gift so I'm not saying who bought it !~!

The back of the pillow is a gorgeous antique ecru linen.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Weaving has Grabbed Me Again

My looms called me last weekend.
I began on the little lap from Bavaria while I ordered
and await delivery of cotton string for warp for the larger Kliot
which Ormond put together so I could watch it and be inspired meantime.

The progress on the little one is sharable:

Learned to make fringe after wondering for months !~! 

Ready to begin the actual Over & Under part of the fun.

We're about a third finished here.

More progress-ready to add the last green half circle at the top. will sell you sox as pretty as these and many others too.
I have no affiliation with her; I love sox and hers are so cool.

Neighbors are the Best !~!

Betty lives in my 12-unit courtyard where we all know each other well.
Today she came around to our doors with her wagon
and some delectable donations she wanted to share with us.

Lookit here...

She is truly one of the kindest people I know.
We're blessed to have her so near to us.

Friday, September 25, 2015

A New Pillow Begins

 My oversize pillows have found different homes in the last few months
and I miss having one in the living room so I started afresh.
Putting my favorite fabrics together creates fun for me that truly feels joyous.

The brown and pink cupcake pincushion was a Giveaway win from Beedeebabee, Paulette,
who is on hiatus at this moment in Autumn 2015.
It's a fun piece and brings great memories every time I push
a big-headed pin into its creamy depths. I love cupcakes.

Just behind the cupcake is a red and blue heart on a white background pincushion given to me by my sister-from-another-mother Erica from Holland, Piper's Oma. It's counted cross stitch to which I added a leather base for hand protection. I love its colors and the affiliation with this beloved woman and her family.

I've used two layers of polyester batting
and backed it with a great antique ecru linen.

Not sure where we go from here but I've never let "not having a plan" stop me.

Linking up with Richard and Tanya's LAFF.

"I Stand Corrected"

The funniest Internet story I have ever seen:
Thanks, Dr. Grumpy.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dr. Grumpy: "Hi, I'm Dr. Grumpy. Have a seat... What can I do for you?"

Mrs. Newpatient: "You wrote me a script for physical therapy, and I lost it. When I finally found it last month the therapy place said it was too old, and that I needed a new one."

Dr. Grumpy: "Hang on, ma'am... "(frantically searching computer) "um, I've never seen you before, let alone ordered therapy for you. We don't have anyone by your name or birthday in the system."

Mrs. Newpatient: "That's not true! I have your script right here!"

And she pulls out a discolored, dog-eared, wrinkled, physical therapy order from freakin' 1994, written, by me, on the order forms from the hospital I did my residency at.

Posted by Grumpy, M.D. at 8:01 AM

Anonymous said...
"I was just about to call the physical therapist to make an appointment, when my phone rang. It was a friend of mine who called to tell me about this new computer program called 'Mosaic' that let you look at this new thing called the 'World Wide Web.' I decided to check it out, so I sat down for a few minutes.....long story short, here I am now."

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wordless Wednesday


Sept 23, 2015

Courageous Calf

There were over a dozen calves in that field and only this brave youngster would come and eat my offering of freshly harvested-by-hand grass. I was So Very Excited by the little one's touching gesture of friendship.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Coloring Pages and the Amazing Mediums !~!

More fun ahead:

 Inexpensive tools of the coloring trade brought to you by
Total cost was less than forty dollars delivered for these three pieces: gel pens $15; Watercolor pencils $15; SuperTips $8 at the local Walgreens. 

The Fiskars Gel Pens (on the left with orange label and clear case) color like a dream and are true to the cap colors. There are metallic pens with sparkly colors, soft pastel tints, vibrant primary shades. The only color missing is brown-I haven't found a single shade of my favorite earthtone in the 48 different pens.

This blue tin case at the bottom of the picture is my first set of watercolor pencils and I will report back after I have used them with actual ... Water !~!

The SuperTips markers (on the right in yellow and green box) are not true to their cap colors and I will not replace them when they dry out. They apply much darker with little variation within the colors themselves. Disappointed. I wish I had bought using Amazon. I could get my money back then-live and learn.

Printed directly from the web using simple search terms:

"coloring pages" animal intricate

Easy peasy to look thru the hundreds of offerings and see which you like and print it out and then color til your brain waves feel happy.

If you want to find fabulous pages to color Dr Google is your best buddy. I just type in { "coloring pages" elephants or owls or unicorns } without the brackets but with the quote marks and get pages of pictures with varying degrees of difficulty and detail from which to choose. Print them out on my desktop printer on whatever paper goes with the particular pens or colored pencils I am using, and viola:  Fun for days !!~!

I found this link and the list of additional coloring pages (with even more links) two-thirds of the way down the page is phenomenal!

At this moment I am in love with gels pens but that is subject to change
as I grow more familiar with how watercolor pencils work.
I hope to gain proficiency on that medium thru these pages of fun (free) artwork.

Have some fun of your own, with the Littles in your life, or an afternoon in the park with that SO you've been trying to squeeze in some special time.

If you color and send me a picture I'll post it in a blog entry all its own !~!