Sunday, March 16, 2014

Checking in...

My posts seem to be getting further and further apart. I apologize for that. It is just by the time I finally sit down to jot my thoughts down, it is way past my bed time. So what's been going on? 

Let's see, I attended my first ever Barry Manilow concert. It was actually more fun than I thought it would be and considering that Barry is 70 years old, he does put on a pretty good concert. He sang for a little over an hour and a half straight. 

Myself, Jenny and Elizabeth before the concert. 

What else? Baseball season has started. Yay!!! Not sure how LSU will end up doing as they are struggling a little bit, but at least there is something to watch til almost football season. 

Mardi Gras! I went with my friends on that Saturday for the Endymion parade. It was so HOT! I think the temperature almost reached 80 that day. After all the cold, it was a relief to be in the warmth and sun. We were able to get pretty close to Ian Somerhalder's float. He is even more gorgeous in person as he is on tv. We caught a ton of beds and had a great day all around. 

Craft update: 

I've created another burlap wreath. This one has made its way home to Texas at a very good friend's house. Burlap isn't hard to work with but it can be difficult. This one took me about 3 hours to complete. A little over 2 hours to complete the base and another hour to decorate it. The flowers, the ribbon and the letter are all removable so if one wanted to change out the theme you could. 

I finally have completed page 1 of the Mini Alice and Snow White. On to the next page! 

Now the best for last! I have been looking the last few weeks for a new companion. After losing Duke, I was on the fence about whether or not I would ever get another dog. While I've enjoyed the freedom of being able to go where I want when I want, I've missed the companionship a dog brings. Well, I have finally found one. I adopted, just yesterday, an 8 week old puppy. It is a male and he is soooo tiny!!! Not even 2 pounds. His mother is a mix of rat terrier and chihuahua. It is believed the father may have been a Shih Tzu. 

His name is Chuy and so far he is really good. He spent his first night in the crate from about 10:30 pm to 6:30 am. Never once cried or whimpered. He is eating well. He is biting everything but his toys cause he is already teething. I think he is going to be a smart fellow. 

Sunday, February 02, 2014

What a week!

It has been one very long, strange week here in south Louisiana. Not one but TWO winter storms. We didn't get any snow but plenty of ice!!! I had two days off from work because the roads were closed. We just don't know what to do with ice! 

While I was forced to stay indoors due to the ice and cold temperatures I managed to watch countless number of movies, finish up a few books and work on a few projects. 

I finished my first burlap wreath. This was a learning experience. Had to learn how to make the wreath then how to make a bow. I'm not a good bow maker but the technique I used made it easy. 

Now it is time to make a custom one for my friend who ordered one from me. It will be done in burlap and black with an initial on it. 

I've also been stitching on the mini Alice and Snow White. Still working on the first page but it is coming along nicely. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Crafty updates

I haven't had much time to be creative but I've done a few projects. 

The first was a stocking for my sister's newest dog. This picture is pretty dark but there's a lot of sparkle in this stocking. I do have to make some repairs because Lulu managed to chomp the head off of one of the reindeer. 

The next was a new LSU wreath for my sister. The last one became a nest for birds. Here's hoping she keeps the birds out of this one! 

Currently I'm working on a burlap wreath for a friend. I've never made one before so this is a learning experience. I'm not finding it as easy as the mesh wreaths but it isn't difficult. Just a different technique. I'm thinking this first one will be for me and the next will be for my friend who ordered one from me. 

And in keeping with being a serial starter, I began a new cross stitch project. Haven't finished any but thought, what the heck, I'll start a new one. This one is Mini Alice and Snow White by Jasmine Becket-Griffith. This will be either for my sister or my oldest niece. Not sure yet. 

I did manage to finally finish the third book of Game of Thrones so I am all ready for the new season to start! I have quite a few other books to read before I can start the 4th book. I am now reading Styxx.