Friday, December 26, 2008

Which Tarot Card Are You?

You are The Wheel of Fortune

Good fortune and happiness but sometimes a species of
intoxication with success

The Wheel of Fortune is all about big things, luck, change, fortune. Almost always good fortune. You are lucky in all things that you do and happy with the things that come to you. Be careful that success does not go to your head however. Sometimes luck can change.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


These are some blocks, well, circles, that I designed, and picked out the fabrics for, that my friend, Diane stitched up for us. We were going to start selling our patterns, but the idea kinda petered out. Now I have them on my wall in my studio under my wolf plates. The lighting is not the best, and I'm not real good with my camera, but you can probably get a fairly decent picture of what they look like. I may go back and take individual pictures of each. I think they are beautiful, and would look beautiful made up into a quilt. Or one into a wall-hanging.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas 2008

I finally managed to get our Christmas cards done, and have posted one here for you to see. To me, they scream "BEGINNER!", but hopefully next year's cards will scream "SHE GOT BETTER AT IT"! LOL! I grossly underestimated the time I needed to make the cards, and they didn't get sent out until the 19th. I can only hope they reach their destinations by Christmas time. Next year, I'm going to start my cards in November - the BEGINNING" of November, so I am not rushed like I was this time. I was caught in a frenzy of stamping to get these done.
Today, I've got to make jewelry - earrings for Emily, and a necklace for Febe, and earrings for Jeanne, as a thank you for some items she sent me to help out. Febe's necklace is also a thank you for 10 ink pads and a huge stack of paper in different colors to help me get a start on some colors to use to border my stamps with.
I did good the other day, and found an eBay site that had a ton of great house scenes, so I bid on them, and won them all except for one. So I am pleased with that. I can hardly wait to see them. Some of them are wintery landscapes, so they may be candidates for next year's Christmas cards. I'll have to wait and see.

On a different note, I have hired a life coach, and we'll be starting on January 5th. My goal is a perfectly clean and organized house by this time next year. And I especially want to concentrate on my studio. So that I can go back there when I need a break, and work on something or straighten up something. The whole house needs a good spring cleaning, but I'm starting in January on it. And working through the entire year on the house. It should be sparkling by next Christmas. One of the things we have to do is to do SOMETHING every day on our main goal. I intend to make this work for me. So, I'm going to do the work, even when I don't feel like it and remember that ACCOMPLISHMENT FEELS GOOD! Well, it is almost a quarter till 2:00AM. And I'm getting sleepy. Woke up at 12:30AM. I guess I'll try going back to bed in a few minutes. Cya soon!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tune in, Drop Out, Turn on

Hi - Well, after a day OFF of doing cards, I realized that I didn't miss it one bit. And I began to question my sanity of spending Christmas time doing these 125 cards, worrying about them, frantically trying to find enough small buttons for the shoes for them, etc. I put on a Christmas CD, tuned in, and began to relax. And a sense of peace came over me, and I began to think. I remembered seeing 2 or 3 emails from people who wanted IN to this swap, though it was closed..........and my mind said, gee, if I drop out, they could have my space...and a little bit of relaxation came over me, and I thought it about a few seconds more, and decided that yes, that sounded good to me. I waited until Michael got up, and asked his opinion, and he agreed with me. Why put that much effort into something during this special time of year? It would be much better spent baking cookies, decorating, listening to Christmas music, making my Christmas presents, so I wrote Margie, the hostess of the swap, and begged for mercy (no, I didn't beg - I just told her that I needed to get out of the swap), and she wrote back, and said no problem. And a huge load of relief came off my shoulders. I will ask Elena to send me her book after a while so I can see what it looks like, and I'll send it back. Same for the fall book.
Now, there is a winter skinny book swap that I would have to do 25 pages for front and back - so that is 50 pages and I'm going to say no to that, even though it isn't due until Jan 31st. I've GOT to get my studio cleaned up before I try to work on anything swap-wise. And I'll take January to do that with Chris's help. And then there is the rest of the house. But I'll bite that off just a little at a time. So now that I dropped out, I'll turn on more Christmas music. And relax a little more.
Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.