Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
One of my absolute biggest fears ever is that he will die when I'm not here to be with him and comfort him. I'm gone to day for long stretches of time now and only come home for a day here and there, staying over night very rarely at this point. Because of this fear I tend to hug him for like five minutes before I leave, I kiss his face a million times, I tell him I love him over and over, and my heart cracks a little when I put him on the floor. We have this thing where I can pick him up, and he sits just so in my arms....I can tuck my nose into his neck (side note, they say not to do this with your dogs -- in a normal pack, the leader makes everyone tuck their noses under his neck, so if you want to exert control then you shouldn't let you dog ever have their head above yours) and he lays his nose across my eyes and we cuddle. He's my baby and I'm afraid of him not being around. Mom says that if he dies when I'm not at the farm then she will not be the one to call me, dad says the same thing. They say they're just going to pack up and leave....I don't blame them. I'm gonna be a wicked mess when that happens.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
Now, though, I've come across this giveaway and I've been wanting one these bad boys for a while, so cross your fingers for me! :)
- One coat of mascara – usually Lash Stiletto.
- Using a liner brush and the darkest shadow I've chosen for the night, line the top lid. It took some time to get this down, but I love the look way better than a “real” liner. Do two coats.
- Take the lightest shade of shadow and using a regular eye shadow brush coat the lid up to the eyebrow.
- Using whichever mascara I want for the night, usually Max Factor Lash Perfection, do another coat of mascara.
- Take the middle shade of shadow and cover just the outer corner of the eye moving in just along the crease.
- If there is a fourth color, use that on the lid towards the inside of the eye.
- Using the same mascara from step 4, do another coat of mascara.
|(if you look closely at the right side of my mouth, you can faintly see the scar of above mentioned incident...it is the lighter colored bump....)|
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Sorry I totally blanked last week with this & my general lack of posting. There have been a couple things going on IRL that have jumped to the forefront of my world....
Rebecca is a great "classic" that I go to every once in a while, kind of like Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights. It has everything, romance, suspense, ghosts....everything! Have you read it? If so, did you know that they've come out with books following the stories after those told in this book? I saw them the other day at B&N and was thissssss close to getting them.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Sunday, November 6, 2011
So far, this Sunday morning has included wearing my (fake) fur lined Sketchers for the first time of the season (it was like 36 degrees this morning!!), wearing a bright pink scarf & a thermal & my favorite sunglasses, wearing no makeup & second-day hair, and eating a McDonalds hashbrown the ONLY way I eat hashbrowns--with a full-on layer of Montgomery Inn BBQ sauce!
Friday, November 4, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I just can't quit. I've taken this pattern named "Dreaming" from the Riley Blake website and have figured out the measurements to make the block different sizes. The completed one is about 12.5 inches square, the on that's cut out (it will be sewn soooooon) should be about 7.5 inches square. I also have a 10 inch & 15 inch planned but I need to really dig in my scraps for those. I'm thinking if I can keep a singular color (GREY) throughout each block then I can eventually put them together. Maybe. We'll see. ;)
Many, many, many moons ago I spent a summer (or 3) attached to my Grandma Mary (my dad's mom). She taught me knitting, cross stitch, crochet (tho I didn't really get the hang of it until this year), embroidery, and PATCHWORK. My first quilt was a nine patch with simple white squares between the pieced squares (I will share a picture some day). It still isn't done. It needs hand quilted and then bound completely so I'm thinking there's another 18 million years before it gets finished. The second quilt I worked on was my 3-D pinwheel (again, I will share pictures some day....). It isn't hand quilted, but rather there are a million buttons on it. Buttons that I've put on and taken off two or three times. I'm finally pleased with the design I've got going with them so I'm slowly finishing putting them on a final time. I tend to work on it when El is totally asleep in another room so he doesn't mess with it.
Lately I've been itching to work on a new top. I have zero clue on which pattern I want to do other than the Rails one that I have fabric for. I've also found a quilt as you go pattern but I'm wondering if it can be done with different patterns than the one the author showed. I cut out a block tonight that I'm going to piece tomorrow using my beloved grey polka dot fabrics. In that process, I've decided that I want to make one of those too but in all polka dots. I just can't decide if I want to do it in various grey polka dots or make each block using 3 shades of a color. Well, I guess I've got three I could work on hahahahaha!
Also, Camille has sent me some fabric and challenged me to make something with it. I have five ideas and I'm thinking I can do all five with the amount of fabric she sent! Woohoo! Haha
Oh! And I need to whip something up as a housewarming present for Allicen since her party is, like, Saturday. Guess I should really get on that huh?
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I've said before that I like books that don't really require thought. This week's book straddles that line....have you heard of Post Secret? If you haven't, it is a company (?) that has opened up and you can send your secrets to them...well, secretly. They have a twitter account, they have websites, they have an iPhone app...and they have books. This is the only one I have but I want the whole collection! It is almost a coffee table book, but mine sits next to all the other books on my shelf. It is a book I turn to to remind myself that I'm not alone. I highly reccomend *any* of these books!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
It is done! It took some thinking and some time but I'm really pleased with the outcome! And those colors! The Silent Cinema fabric collection is to die for! There is just something about grey and pink that makes me a very happy girl!! The pieced/striped side is the outside with my beloved grey polka dots on the inside and edging.
(Random note...Blogger always selects what order they want to share my pictures so these may end up out of order. Sorry!)
.....seems to be something I'm lacking lately as my mind got extremely focused on the job stuff last week. (I still don't have any word on that yet.....) I'm pretty sure I shouldn't have attempted to cut or assemble anything crafty today but I did. So far I'm not pleased with the outcomes but I'm staying hopeful haha I will share pictures as I finish stuff up, tho most everything is going to be gifted so I will have to watch what I say.
Also, my ldb sent me a challenge that's really going to make me think. I didn't get much instruction other than "make something". Hmmmmm.