Sunday, August 31, 2008
For a few years, online shopping was a very convenient experience. However, with yesterday's fiasco, I'm beginning to think that they have monkeys doing my shopping.
Do you see the pic (at the top of this post) of the three luscious and juicy navel oranges? I ordered three of them. I received NONE but was charged for them............$7.97 not once, not twice but three times! I paid nearly $24 for what equated to three INVISIBLE oranges. They also forgot $23 in other various items but they did not forget to include the two cans of cream of mushroom soup that I did NOT order. You say, it's a bonus? NO ONE in family would ever eat anything with mushrooms.....However, we would eat.........oranges!
Friday, August 29, 2008
I'm liking my newest project. I thought I'd be whipping up a couple more during this holiday weekend but...........my immune system decided to fail me and I am stuck in bed with a terrible cold. Ugh!
I guess I'd rather be sick during a holiday weekend than having to be at work sick!
Monday, August 25, 2008
Who am I kidding? There was little fanfare and relatively no celebration which is just fine by me because I am not a partyin' kinda person. We went to brunch, did little shopping and went to the movies.
However, for those of you who regularly read my blog (I am sure that there is ONE person in this whole wide world that reads my blog - even if by accident or out of complete boredom), the other day I posted a cute set of pumpkins that I made. I listed them on eBay and had one $17 bid and 1o watchers! - OK the watchers were probably competition.
Anyhow moving past all of that, I accidentally threw my shabby little chic-y pumpkins in the garbage! I now, vividly remember packing the pumpkins and weighing the box to ensure accurate shipping charges. Here are some pics of my pumpkins:
Anyhoo, last Friday morning was garbage collection day and I was running around the house like a madwoman trying to gather all the garbage for the truck. I gathered all my EMPTY boxes - only one wasn't empty!
Okay, okay, some of you may actually consider these pumpkins as "garbage" and I only have one thing to say and that's a big RESOUNDING raspberry!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I sent a picture of the above project to Robin Mynatt who actually designed the fabric I used for my Christmas tree. Talk about getting my ego stroked - LOL!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Not as wonderful as Char's but I think it's pretty cute and it may just be the catalyst to get me back in the mode. This one has found it's place on my mantel and is just the start of my fall decorating.
The pumpkin is crafted from Beautiful Life Sweetest Pink Roses on White Ticking by UrbanGardens. The stem is made from Mary Rose 8 White dots on sage. Layered around the top of the pumpkin is white cotton lace to resemble leaves.
Pink ribbon crafted from Hug Snug binding with a sparkling rhinestone button at the center of the bow. Corkscrew pink picot ribbon and strands of white beads finish off this pink little pumpkin.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Problem is, I’ve lost my desire to sew. I’ve been collecting fabric, trims, laces by the yards with plans to sew my little heart out. Well evidently, after sewing one apron, my heart’s all sewed out. To be honest, I think it’s the sheer frustration of expecting something to be perfect and then finding out that it doesn’t quite meet MY standards – which are ridiculously high (it’s the dratted Virgo perfectionist “thing”).
Rather than let my machine sit and collect dust, I’ve decided to become proactive and signed up for some sewing courses. I’m hoping these two courses will help me to re-find my “mojo”. Who am I kidding? I’m hoping that I can FINISH the courses. I am lacking in the “stick-to-it-tive-ness department!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Last night, she finally decided to clean her room. This took her a whopping three hours! We did check on her from time to time to make sure that she wasn't buried under a pile of clothing and/or garbage.
After three hours, she emerged with the following hairdo:
She somehow put a water bottle in her hair to make her hair literally stand on end!
You know the saying "Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime?"
In my case, I'd like to amend that to:
"Give a man a bottle of water, he'll have a drink for a day. Give Cupcake a water bottle and she'll incorporate it into a wacky hairdo!"
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Spent some nice time with my youngest daughter, Cupcake" this morning. We actually sat down at the sewing machine and made coordinating pin cushions!
She picked her fabrics out, helped with measuring, did the cutting and piecing together. Not bad, eh?