Sunday, September 26, 2010

Random Things From My Weekend

Oh my goodness September is almost over. I seem to still be in August and soon it will be October. My new Halloween Banner is courtesy of Sandy. Love this banner and even though it is still in the triple digits I am dreaming of cooler temps, soups and casseroles (my comfort foods).

So again it is Sunday afternoon and time seems to have accelerated and my weekend is gone. It was a very busy weekend starting with a trip to Michael's for what we thought was a duct tape demo for making costumes. Alas it is next Saturday. Oops wrong day. Sadera is duct tape queen so we were all disappointed well maybe not Anthony that we had the wrong day. We did manage to pick up a few things for craft projects to get us into the Halloween mood. After our failed Michael's trip we headed to Olive garden for soup and salads. Good food and good to be with Jenn and her family. One of these days TJ has got to drive in from Casa Grande and eat with us. So far we haven't convinced him.

After a quick Target run and near misses of accidents in the parking lot we headed home all of us tired and hot. I was taking a brief nap when Colleen called to tell me she was 30 minutes from my house and was stopping by for a few minutes. It was good to see her and we were able to catch up on everything. She went over to Roy and Daisy's unloaded and then we headed to Wildflower for dinner. Soup for Daisy and me, fish for Colleen and Roy's favorite linguine and clam sauce. A fun day was had by all of us.

Today's adventure was Starbucks (Colleen is back in town:) ) and yard sale at Kim and Ricks. I think we visited more than shopped but each of us came home with treasures some of us had much bigger treasures than others. So big that it will take a haul to bring it to Colleens. She is now the owner of a beautiful old old post office cabinet with tons of cubbies and beautiful doors that shut and hide everything inside. Too bad I don't have room for it or I would have stored it for her wink wink!!! Kim has pictures of the cabinet on her blog check it out.

It has been a good weekend and am sad it is almost over. I need another day to clean or not.

In between running around I managed to finish up my pumpkin. Got to love glue guns they save so much time.

Yard sale treasures a typewriter and a big old jar

More ceiling tiles, keys lace cards buttons and an embroidery patter

Yes my grand kids were goofing off trying on Christmas hats

the kids and me

Jenn and kids

And so another weekend ends and another busy week begins
Colleen is here for 3 weeks so I am sure we will have several adventures in the making

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Carol's Heirloom Class

I was lucky enough to be able to attend Carol's Heirloom class on Sat. What a wonderful day with the most amazing hostess Patty and the best teacher Carol. The food was so fabulous, the group of ladies the best, and our class simply over the top. Below are the photos of my finished book. I love it. More posts on the food later. I can't say thank you enough to Carol, Patty, Earleen and Annette for encouraging me to join them

Beautiful fabric cupcakes were gifted to us by Carol. As a bonus she taught us how to make them!

Our class kit

Inside the case

My book

Colleen and I are taking Jenny Hernandez class at Mystic Paper in October

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Where did the weekend go????

It doesn't seem to matter if I have 3 days off or a normal Saturday & Sunday off, it is never ever enough. Here it is already 7pm and I am getting ready for work tomorrow. Last early day and then back to the old routine. So what did I accomplish this weekend?? not too much as far as the home front goes. Just the usual laundry and clean but no yard work. Now on the creative level I had a great inspiring weekend. I rode to Payson with Earleen and Annette on Sat am for a class by the 2 gypsy girls Debbie and Paula. I had my doubts I could construct a house that would stand. Due the patience of the 2 Gyspsie Girls my house is still standing today:) I loved this class. The roof holds the little album and the clever use of the 7 Gypsy elastics made the page signatures so easy.

After class we joined Annette and her family at their reunion. Invited crashers we were. We feasted on Alaskan Salmon thank you Robert and all the yummy goodies from a reunion. A couple of quick stops at two stores (again thanks Robert for your patience) and a few purchases in the cute boutique of hats, scarves and a new top, and we were off to home.

It was wonderfully sunny but cool in Payson. It was a great day. Thanks Earleen and Annette

Earleen and I

Debbie Earleen and Paula

My house love this project

One side of the roof

The roof in closer detail. The little album is connected to the roof
Inside the album

Still working on my Romantic Gothics Ghosts class. Loving every project

Hope everyone has a good week

Monday, September 06, 2010

Catching Up

It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog post. I thought I better get going and catch you all up on what is going on in my life.
I signed up for Karla and Beth's online Romantic Gothic Ghosts. I am loving each and every tutorial.
My latest is this pillow. It was actually supposed to be a tote that Beth made but I decided to make a pillow out of it.

Beth's little notebook

Karla's banner. Again I changed it up and hung it on a floral wreath wire thing. Not sure what you call those things

The last weekend of August was filled with celebrating Miss Maija. We celebrated her 50th birthday with a surprise party that Earleen was the hostess. Annette hosted a brunch Sat am before we all headed out shopping. We came from near and far and the best thing was we all kept the secret so well. Maija was Surprised for sure. From Friday and Saturday It was a weekend of food, fun, shopping and make-n-takes. The best of weekends by far. I just didn't get many pics as I guess I was busy eating,shopping and visiting with Colleen. Colleen was able to flying for the weekend and we had fun catching up.
So here are a few of the photos I was able to take. Michelle L, gave us a class on mosaic and we made a sweet little heart with a Charlotte's head. Some of my table mates to rename nameless took their heads off. Melrose provided the cutest little photo album and Jennifer at Mystic Paper had us make sweet little witch or fairy figures. We ended Sat with a group dinner and it was wonderful catching up with everyone. Just a good weekend with dear friends.