Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tag Dress Form= a great day

Yesterday Kim and I took an Altered Dress Form with tags class at Mystic Paper with Lisa Super. This was a fun self paced class. I managed to get a few tags completed and Kim went a different direction and painted her dress form with gesso and gessoed her tags. The tags she completed were beautiful so I am anxious to see hers completed too. All of us had unique tags even though we were working with the same supplies. Lisa had tons of paper, flowers, stamps and on and on for us to complete the projects.
Of course I did a wee bit of shopping and was able to pick up Prima's new stitched papers and 3 of their acrylic stamps as well as a wonderful new stand to hang "things" on. Then I scored some of Kim's new wood shapes. Loving her new line! So here you go tons of pics
The new Prima stitched papers and a couple of collage sheets for future projects

My fabulous new stand with my new Prima stamps

And the new wood shapes by Kim. And congrats Kim on the overwhelming success of your wood shapes in Wisconsin. They loved working with them. You go girl!!!

Lisa Super from Prima

Our table mates

Undressed dress form

25 tags for the form

Ta da it is done and I am so happy with how it turned out

So if you made it through this long post thanks
Now back to domestic chores like finishing up my ham soup, scalloped potatoes and ham casserole and laundry wow how fun huh. Yep I had a lot of ham left over so am trying not to let it go to waste

Aprons, Aprons, Aprons

Yesterday was a fun class at Mystic Paper. I will blog more about that later as this will be an intensive photo blog. Colleen asked me to take pics of all the aprons for the Altered Apron Challenge Mystic Paper has. So here you go Colleen. I am sorry I don't know all the names that go with the aprons. They are strung across the Mystic Paper store and are really amazing works of art.
This first one I know:) as I was at Mystic the Day Carlene brought in her apron

Lindsey's apron this is a beautiful color combination.

Mine is way to the left, Carlene's and the other apron Jennifer made

One of two of Jennifer's Loved this one too

Kim's apron. A work of art with all the hand stitching, machine stitching and the wooden birds. Too too cute

Becky's beautiful apron

And that is your preview of the beautiful aprons. Check out Mystic's site for all the details of the auction

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Playing Again

I had a wonderful Easter with my family. Lots of good food and many laughs. I must say game playing was competitive, but John won in the end. Needless to say there was some cut throat game playing. Jen brought over scrumptious desserts, salad and made bird nests out of french bread. They were yummy.
It was a great day.
Uncle TJ helping little Mr A

The food and John's beer

The bird nest after these came out of the oven Jen added Prosciutto the tops

Mr A and Ms S made these wonderful bird nests with peeps and edible grass. They were yummy

It has been a long time since I have been to a class. Really looking forward to the dress form class on Saturday at Mystic
Only one more day at work and the the weekend is happening.
Heard from Colleen and she and baby Ella have been playing dress up so I am anxious to see the pics. I bet she has many dresses to choose from

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

To all my family and friends

May you have a wonderful Easter surrounded by family and friends

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's A Busy Good Friday

These past 2 weeks have alternately flown by and dragged by. We are up and running on are new Cyber Ren EMR and we are all loving it. The staff have done an amazing job of picking up the new system and continuing to dialyze without missing a beat. TJ has been a lifesaver from helping me enter all the data to setting up all the computers in the education room for training to knowing the system inside and out. The Doc has been supportive and he understands and uses the system as well as the trainers. So all in all it has been a good experience just very long. For now we are on our own and our wonderful rep and trainer Ulrich is back in Canada. Guess time will tell if we have all the kinks and bugs worked out
So long intro into why I decided to stay home today. I am exhausted. I have done very little for the Easter dinner at my house this Sunday. So here I am cleaning and doing laundry and trying to decorate. I still haven't come up with anything special for Mr A and Ms S. Got to get my thinking cap on. Definitely no yarn maze this year so guess I best get busy.
I splurged and bought myself my birthday, Mother's Day, Christmas and whatever else I can think of present. I am loving it beyond even my own expectations. The Kindil 2 is now residing in my house. Still learning all the bells and whistles but have 6 books I have downloaded and am in the process of reading.

Starting to decorate a little. I taped my Easter ATC cards to skewers and then stuck them in this flower arrangement. The Easter plastic eggs just got thrown in there not sure they will stay. I was picking them up as I had dumped them all over the floor so was trying to get them up and out of the way.

More Easter bunnies. A lot of these I picked up at the flea markets

House of 3 Easter download. I printed these on glassine bags so not sure yet if they are ever going to dry. Plan to put treats in them for Easter

New nutcups I made with fabric bunnies. This was a kit from Little Pink Studio

So back to cleaning and laundry I go. Tomorrow is groceries and getting things lined up for dinner Sunday
Had a nice long visit with Colleen. She is having a grand time babysitting and is feeling a whole lot better. Finally found some cough medicine that is working
Off to work I go

Sunday, April 05, 2009

So It Is Sunday

I have certainly been a lazy slug today. Just no motivation, energy or will power to get up and get going. I guess last week was more taxing on the brain than I thought. Just a few days left of training and then we will be up and running (said with fingers crossed) on our new EMR. Can't wait till it is running smoothly and all those wonderful Medicare reports that I have to do monthly by hand should be available with a click of the button yahoo!!!
Yesterday Kim and I headed to Mystic Paper. I dropped my apron off and we caught up with Kim J and a brief howdy with Jennifer. Carlene was in so was able to visit with her. Judy B was also hanging out and it has been a long time since Ihad seen her. It was nice to catch up. From Mystic it was to Sweetcakes for lunch. Yummy pecan chicken salad and a lemon bar. Then it was off for a amarthon of ribbon, lace and trims buying escapade with Kim. Hmmm I may have to rethink who can spend more Kim>Colleen. I think Kim won this one. Of course I managed to pick up some beautiful laces too.
Then home we headed. I pretty much was a bum the rest of the evening:)
Today I have tried really hard to accomplish something. I finished packing Easter goodies, worked on a mini album and sat and sat and sat. Did drag myself to the grocery store only because I was out of Diet Pepsi. Otherwise no I wouldn't have even gone there.
So as you can see I am truly having a day of rest

I joined an ATC Easter Swap with Sandy of Her Vintage Sage. I was so excited to get them in the mail Saturday. They are beautiful ATC's

Working on some little Easter goodies for my staff and my kids and grand kids
Susan Kueter has a fun blog with lots of good ideas for layouts, cards and a cute Easter project. So you can see where my Easter bunnies originated from Check out her blog at Scrappy Land
Here is my work station set up ready to make more

and here are my little bunnies. I didn't have the QK dies so I used my Stampin Up punches and my cricut for the ears. I think they turned out pretty good

So I guess I should get off my behind and finish the laundry and maybe clean a bit or not.
My sister arrives home in Iowa from a month in Florida bet she is just going to love the cold weather back in Iowa.
Have a great week everyone

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Yeap I am a SLACKER!!!!!

So it has been way over a week since I have blogged according to family and friends. Yeap you can call me the blog slacker. Do I have a really really good reason for not blogging ummmmm nope. Just didn't have a whole to say and not a whole lot going on.
Circumstances have a way of changing things and I am so sad that my BFF is going through some really tough times right now. Guess alot of my focus has been with her.
Then add a new EMR being installed at work and I am swamped with training on the new computer system, getting patient data entered on a bazillion patients and trying to keep up with all the regular stuff. Still not a good excuse for the lack of blogging but there ya have it.
So I guess I best recap. Last weekend Kim, Aliya and I went to the Merchant Square Flea Market. We had a great time and I found a few things to purchase. But the big scores of the day were Aliya. Man she just looked at something and the vendors brought down the price or handed it to her. She was so cute and so embarrassed when they gave her things. Kim and I decided that we needed to tell her what we wanted.
After the flea market we headed to Jan's for a Stampin Up open house. What a fun relaxing afternoon. Jan had four fun projects for us to complete and even Aliya completed hers with minimal direction. And the food!! The food was yummy. Grilled shrimp sorry Colleen but I did eat one or two or three for you, meatballs and yummy yummy dips. Of course after we left the real fun was had as a swarm of bees showed up in their neighbors yard and a coyote/dog walked into their back yard. Luckily we were gone as I am sure Aliya would have loved the pets.
Sunday I spent playing with some egg boxes I purchased from Papertrey Ink.
And this week I am in full blown training eat sleep mode with minimal else being done.
Wed nite was class at Jan's and we made 2 really cute cards and a treat container.

So there ya are all caught up a week late.

Cute treat container we made last nite

One of the 2 cards

Last card

One completed egg box

Here they are all stacked ready to go

Hat I found at flea market beautiful lace ties but not sure yet if I will take it apart

Apron for Mystic Paper altered apron. Not sure where I am going from here but so far this is it