Saturday, September 23, 2017

Addicted And The Rapture

Perhaps not so much addicted,
 it's just one of the few things I can do right now.
So I continue to make trees.
I've morphed on into green ones now.

More tests and discussions today.
It is not what they thought,
or what I feared, though now I wish it was,
 as a surgery could fix and eventually less or no pain.
Seems I have a sudden onset of an autoimmune issue
which has left me well, damn uncomfortable.
Thankfully I have always had a high pain tolerance.
The biggest issue is inability to sleep,
and I've never slept well to begin with.

To top it all off I have to live in fear of 
what this means to me with my insurance, as the crap bills
they are trying to lie their way into 
will certainly have me losing coverage,
for a pre-existing chronic condition.

I make trees
and feel sick about my country, 
and heartsick for the refugees,
and for those displaced by the storms,
and for those mourning the loss of loved ones.

Today supposedly is The Rapture.

"Good morning and in case I don't see ya
Good afternoon, good evening and good night"
the truman show

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Bloom Where You Are Planted

These three were 1.79 - 4"pot 
babies I bought at IKEA last Christmas.
I have repotted them three times since then,
and will need to do again by the end of the year.
They're 2 - 3 ' already.
This is a southern exposure window.
They obviously love it right here.
First thing each morning,
I raise this blind and pour out Howie's dog food
and then push the coffee maker to begin.
The one to the left? 
It's called a Z plant.
Imagine that

Bloom where you are planted.

Monday, September 18, 2017

On The Table Last Night

Many years ago I made feather trees and tinsel trees from scratch.
I modified the idea a bit and today made a couple out of wool.
Once I get the bases figured out I'll do a better shot.
I just shoved them into this bin to protect them for now.

Played around with beads and chains last month, 
thinking of a class perhaps?
Still just an idea as the execution 
providing supplies will be difficult .

Howie sits about a foot away from me. I had
to clear Best Bag fabrics from "his" chair.
That left paw? He pokes me with it to get a petting.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Back Up In The Studio

It's what this tired soul needed.
The world has become too vast and scary.

Lots of music, a few films.
Yesterday was all Dan Fogelberg, after I heard
there is a new musical based on his music,
premiering this month in Nashville.
Talk about memories.

Tonight Emmys or maybe just the red carpet,
and then Ken Burns 
Documentary for sure.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Pumpkin Plop


My decorating is limited these days,
but I managed to 
plop a few pumpkins down.
Pumpkin Plop

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Available Bags

link HERE to available bags
only 6 sets left for now

Well, the bag making has to come to a halt 
for a bit as the Drs I saw today think I've blown 
out my right knee again. I had surgery 10 years ago.
I always overdue everything ( my kids will verify)
and sewing 8-10 hours, day after day and tilting 
that knee up and down, up and down with the pedal..
Of course, I already had issues I chose to ignore,
so I just tilted over the edge so to speak.
Or I hollered at the mountain peak
and caused an avalanche.

gonna need some of this

Not sure quite yet but for now I'm not even
to walk on it unless I have to.
Will know more next week.
So I do have a few sets left,
and if I'm lucky and I do not have surgery,
 I can get back to sewing next month.

So you gals who requested some 
other fabric designs, please be patient with me.
I can't get out to look for fabrics just now.
I can still ship out orders of standing stock,
 no problem. USPS picks up.

Right after my x rays, I hobbled next door to Traders
for some pre-made food to make 
it easy for me these next few days.
A couple of the gals said 
"here she comes, that great bag lady"
I'm telling you, they get noticed.
Talked to a teacher friend tonight and she took
two new ones to school this year and she was asked 
"where did you get those?

I'm mad at myself for overdoing,
mad at my knee for failing me,
mad at the timing,
mad at my aging body.
My only salvation has been that same,
 teacher friend has offered
to pick up my library books
 for me as this saga continues.
Without reading material
I would go mad...


need a laugh?
me butt bumping backwards up the stairs
oy vey

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Shadow Show

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Monday, September 4, 2017


It's coming on shadows and fall


About Damn Time

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Best Bags

While watching the devastation
in Texas, donating and sending prayers, 
 I just had to 
do something practical and productive.

Just adding this in late morning.
AARP is matching your donation funds so
your help to those in
this horrific flood/hurricane will be doubled
and go farther.

So I  sewed.

More sets of Best Bags.
Sold in matching pairs.
$45.00 a pair plus shipping



After  sewing and shipping all last week and girls stopping by
 I was down to 3 sets.
Many sold before I got photos on IG or here.



Use this email for questions and to order
I am getting the sweetest notes 
from customers and the bags are a hit!

Since my source for fabric disappeared,
I don't know how many more
 I can squeeze out of my stash in the near future.
Almost all the sets are one of a kind.
Linings and gussets change with availability.
If you see a pair you like, don't wait too long,
it is doubtful I can create them the same ever again.
I love them all and often say 
"no, this ones my favorite"

Talking to customers again has been 
such a bonus to heading back up to the studio.
I had forgotten how delightful the back and forth can be.

You guys are wonderful.

"Love them and my husband likes them too. So now you have one more fan 

I am putting them to good use right away.

Thanks so much, I hope you sell lots and lots more. They are very good quality."  C

   "Hi dear
I wanted to let you know the bags arrived today and I am beyond thrilled with them and your lovely packaging and extra goodies that is so sweet and lovely! "   L

"Oh My Gosh!!!!!......ZZZZZZ.......your bags came today and they are fabulous!  To say I love them would be an understatement!  Your sweet packaging and the flowerettes  were an unexpected surprise!  Thank you, Thank you!!!!"  D

I wanted to tell you that I am delighted with my bags.  Thanks so much for the "bonus" felted posies and the sweet personalized wrapping.  You do things with panache and excellent craftsmanship.  So glad I ambled across your blog (via Boxwood Cottage --- miss her posts). A

Thank you 


and because this post seems to be
coming forth in stages -3 so far-
my favorite gals have done it again

please oh please read them.