Sunday, November 15, 2009


I have been wanting to make one of these for a couple of years, but have been lazy about it, didn't think I could do it...bla...bla...bla....LOL...SOOOO....I got out all the jewellery I wanted to use, went to Michaels and scored a shadow box at 60% off, went to Wal-mart and happened upon the perfect fabric in the "ends" bin, got some pretty stick pins and off I went to create.

I made a "tree". I still plan on writing where each piece of jewellery came from and taping it to the back, but I do like how it turned out! I have pins from my mom, my two aunts, my grandmother, my husband's grandmother a tie clip of my dad's and some jewellery I had as a child!

What do you think of this creation...I am curious!
Have a great evening!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

November I be thinking so much?

Good morning everyone...and Happy November 1st!

It's been a busy and typical week here in my household. I got a bit of stitching done...I did not finish Creepy Crawly and will keep it in my sewing basket..(still love the design, but black on black is very hard on these eyes!!.....I'm getting there though, skeleton is done! ).....I have to move on to making a couple of little things for Christmas.

I've been in one of those moods were I contemplate life. I hate feeling like this! Short history...I do not work outside the home. I have not (except for a 3 year stint as lunch monitor at the school) worked fulltime since 1999. I and many of my workmates were offered buyout packages at the company we worked for. I took it...I was the 3rd person to sign up for it...the second person was Sidney Crosby's mom for any of you Hockey fans.....anyway, I had 20 years with that company.....long drives and hours....little time seeing my children...etc....I was estatic at the prospect of being a stay at home mom...and I have never regretted that. Fast forward to kids are almost 19, almost 16 and 12 1/2. They are not little anymore. The problem is....I still enjoy being a stay at home mom. There are still places to drive them, appts....friends over..etc...and we still live WAY out in the country and I do not handle the winter driving part no, I don't want a fulltime job. I feel guilty....I feel like I should be doing more...or should I? I go through feelings like this periodically. Another problem is, I am not a young stay at home mom. I had all my kids in my 30's, so while I am not completely OLD at the ripe age of 51, my kids are still fairly young. I guess I can look at it this way...I had 20 years fulltime for the same company....BEFORE my kids were very old....oh I don't know...I am rambling....the thought of working part time in Wal-mart or somewhere makes me gag....maybe I just need to go for a long walk and clear my head! LOL.....if you are still reading this....god bless!
On the Halloween front.....I had a vampire (minus the vampire teeth) going to a party last night...and a "Canada's new top model gone vampireish" and her friend who is going as a guy....

My son (who I don't have photos of) went to a "Haunted Yard" the was spectacular by the way. I just realized that my older vampire is on my other camera, so I'll have to dig that out and post later...sorry.
Anyway, fellow bloggers...thanks for listening!....This too shall pass......