Friday, February 4, 2011


WOW!!  I was sitting there at the table and thought, 'gee, it's been a while'.  I looked at the date on my last blog and thought it's time to write!

We are barely getting over that nasty cold!  Hubby is still a little nasalie and the baby got so bad he got a secondary and ended up on antibiotics!  Baby bear had it, gave it to us and now is getting 'it' or something like 'it' again!  His working till midnight does not help matters any.  Hopefully this will be the last of it!  I still a little stuffy but I really think I might just fight it off after 5 weeks!  The lupus and diabetes plays havoc with your ammune system.  Not nice at all. 
Ross is doing okay, the feeling good because the baby just wants him is starting to ware off.  Huh, go figure!  He won't let me bath him, or do anything else unless daddy is there or he does not want me there at all.  Going outside or going out?  Mommy, mommy I want to go with you.  Food?  Yup, you guessed it!  I'm the goto person for that too!  Ross is getting tired of it, I feel bad when I try to help but all we end up with is more screaming and fussing!  Time-out is not working as well as it did in the beginning.  

Our little creature feature.  We love him to death but his mood is driving us nuts! As I said I think that and being overworked at home is killing him!  The bugs going to school has helped a bit.  We have that short lull on Tuesdays and Thursdays which does not charge the batteries completely but it helps!  His appetite has gone down and he is streching like crazy!  His jeans that fit for 2 years have all of a sudden gotten too small.  The 24 month shirts are fitting NO MORE.  Yes, he is 3 and a half years old, I should have known this was going to happen but it still is a shock to see and feel ($$)!!  
My 240zx driver has worked so hard on his car it is so nice to see him driving it again!  For a while he was driving my vehicle (not that I drive it but it is still mine) for a while or the hubby truck.  He is working till midnight now like I said and it makes me so sad to see him working so late.  He has school at 8 am and I know that is not easy.  Granted the school is literaly spitting distance away.  Yes, baby bear has gone to the neighbor at the end of the cul de sac and spit at the school to prove me wrong.  After three tries he found I was not wrong. Ahhh yes! The joy of boy!  I am hoping we can do something special after he graduates from High School!  
Me.  Not much to tell.  I've said that before and ended up with a NOVEL!  I've been busy finishing the flowers for my handmade flower swap.  3 different flowers for each person in your group (4).  I am in blue group and black group.  I've got ribbon roses to do for each and I'm done! Finally!  The swelling in my fingers gets really difficult sometimes.  I drop things more often and find that sometimes they cramp up so that I've got clenched fists and WHAMO! Trigger finger(s)!  Not always at the same time, thank goodness! But it has happened.  I'll be starting the Methotrexate in a few weeks. I'm afraid of taking it but we'll see what happens.  Pain situatin has been a steady 6 the past few days with the occasional 7-8 evenings (like now).


The only thing I've done isdesign the labels for my last two quilts OHHHH, I did make stick pins and the whatcha mawhosie that I made to display the pins is quilted.  So I guess that counts! I quilted this as one of my practice pieces and decided it was worth using to stick my stick pins on!  The flower is made from fabric and felt flowers from 3 birds-flower packets.  The stick pins are extremely easy!  They are just corsage pins with the pearl tops.  I've colored them with Sharpie markers ( I got the 24 color pack) then beaded on a few beads, spacers and Swarvoski crystals.   Between each I added less than a drop of liquid cement (please don't ask how I did it, I still have nightmares!) I think that was the most difficult was working with the liquid cement!
This is a loop da loop stitch with stars

 I have a swap due on the 12th of March.  I'm not sure which category to put it in to.  Seeing how it involves sewing I'll put it here!  They are jean pockets! You use them for a LO, to hang in the scraproom (put pens, pencils, rulers) or just hang them to look pretty!  I'll post that one either next time or after that!  They are cute!


I've been the happy swapper!  I've not recieved my tags yet but the due date is the 12 of February.  I have my cards completed.  I think I've finally learned how to do cards!  I've been over complicating it and putting way too much on my cards.  Sometimes I think it is okay.  Other times, maybe not.  Here are the othe two participents for the card swap:

You ever want to get one of those cards 'Thinking of You' for someone, and there is NEVER enough room for everything you want to write? Well I made this an A2 card! I made the pink snowflake for the card in my second to last blog post. It still got used for a card!  It is Anna Griffin, Isabelle Collection, 12 x 12 Glittered Paper - Pink and Green Tiles, corners are hand cut and punched with a 'corner adorner-fleur di lis', the horn snowflake is from Cricut cartridge Winter Lace and the butterfly is from American Crafts, Dear Lizzy Enchanted Collection, Details, vinayl pieces - Hyacinth

Thinking of you card

Playing with my new toy! Sizzix Texture boutique.  The embossed flower is from that and I've added a little ColorBox Cat's Eye, Archival ink in pinkolicious.  The blossom fabric flowers went well here! They are from the 3 birds blossom packets from above.  Pink and Green seemed to be on the agenda for the past weeks in my cards! Cricut cartridge Wall Decor and More was used for the flourished word 'enjoy' Button is a wool fabric pink button! It was from one of my moms late 50's outfits!
Enjoy! card

 I had to do a sympathy card and wanted to make it look a little birghter than your typical sympathy card.  This was made with the Cricut Imagine, color from Cricut Imagine cartridge Country Fair (not in poor taste honest!), a little blue lace, 1 paper flower and a gray brad.  The words 'With Sympathy' are from Cricut cartridge Caligraphy Collection.
A different sympathy card

I am in the process of finishing up my flowers but I volunteered for the preschool Valentines day goodies and I also piped in to do little mailboxes for each one of the kids!  I could not help it!  I saw them in the Valentines Cricut cartridge, 'Love Struck 2010', and I've been wanting to do them since Valentines last year!  So far so good!  I'll be showing off those and the rest of my flowers next time.  

Night night all!  2:17 AM, it's cold, RA letting me know it's there and I think I'm turning in early!  


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  2. I wanted to answer the question that you posted on my blog regarding my {love} banner and the flowers that are under the letters. They are called rosettes! I cut my paper into 3" x 12" strips, then I used a scallop border punch, and then I scored between each scallop. Last, used STRONG glue to glue the ends together. Push down in the middle to make the rosette. I also punch a circle to glue it to on the bottom and on the top to keep it in place. I hope this makes sense. Krsity @