Hello blog world! I have been away far too long and I apologize. Life was very crazy for awhile and not in a good kind of crazy, my life is changed. Things are calming down a bit now though and hopefully I can get back to some blogging!
I knew I needed to at least say hello again since I will be guest blogging at It's a Colorful Life very soon! Caitlin Bell so kindly asked me to be a guest blogger with my elastic waist skirt tutorial. Now I have never done a tutorial before, I do hope it is easy and understandable. So in the mean time while we are waiting for my tutorial to post please check out Caitlin at It's a Colorful Life and don't forget It's a Colorful Life Facebook page!
Here is a teaser of the tutorial...
The tutorial should be up soon so check back! Have a great weekend!
Saturday morning my friend Irene and her family were passing through to go to California so they stopped by to say 'hello'. I haven't seen Irene in 3 years and was my first meeting with her husband James and daughters Brianna and Ashley. Sophie really loved meeting the family because they brought her 3 toys! Lucky pup lol. It was so great to see my friend but wasn't long enough. I hope their vacation in Cali. goes great!
That evening John and Creative Backstage was doing the Ostrich Festival. The bands that night were a Led Zeppelin Tribute band named Heartbreakers and Eddie Money. I hung out with John on the light tower during the first band and this is the hubs working hard making those lights shine...
This is the Heartbreakers
And this picture I took of all the rides from the light tower. There were so many people there, I personally haven't seen a crowd that size at the Ostrich Fest before. I'm pretty sure it was the weather, that day was beautiful!
However the dust was horrid. Me having asthma had a rough couple of days but this a.m. I'm feeling pretty good!
Sunday I spent the day with my dad. They had my nieces over so I got to visit with them for a short time - I love those girls! Then my dad and I went to see my tata (grandpa) who is in hospice. He has diabetes, other health issues and well age is catching up. I feel he doesn't have long which is heartbreaking but know that the pain he feels isn't a way to be either. I plan to go visit him tomorrow and then Friday Julie and I will take the kids to see him. He is amazing though - I asked him how he is and he said 'no point in complaining so I'm good'. Gosh I need to remember that! I don't know what the 'right' words would to be at a time like this except I do hope in my heart of hearts he doesn't suffer much longer. After our visit we went to lunch and talked, it was a great lunch - thank you pop.
Then I went home and rested! Good thing to so today I can get things done! Like laundry ugh, I guess I better post this so I can start chores - so fun. I hope your weekend was great!
Well about 2 weeks ago prior to getting sick I got a new computer, my old one is dead so it was definitely needed. I am currently trying to change my business website to a new storefront but now that my new pc is windows 7 my new storefront doesn't work with windows 7. Agghh!!! I have done so much work on this new website (I will admit I cried myself to sleep with frustration last night). I will of course get in touch with customer service and see if this can be fixed. I hope so, to have to do all that work again would not be pleasant. So cross your fingers for me this gets resolved please!
When the day comes that there is a new website I will have a giveaway! Hopefully that will be sooner than later!
About 3 years ago (yes 3 years!) I asked my dad to make me a storage box, he is a wood crafter and makes great things! Well finally after all this time he made it! I need to cover it still. I was hoping to do that 2 weeks ago but got sick, so hopefully this weekend/ next week it will be done.
Here is what it looks like prior to being covered
I have so many things to fill this with! I can't wait to get it covered and use it. Mainly it's all the wii extras and the stuff that should be hidden in the living room.
John and I are going to go to AZ Science Center - Body Worlds Exhibit sometime today. I got a coupon on groupon and it expires on the 8th so we better get down there! Otherwise just hoping to make progress with the new website! I hope you have a great day all!
Some catching up to do after being down and out with sickness, there will be more blogs throughout the week...
My niece Trinity turned 6 last Wednesday and we had her party the Saturday before here at my house. She is ever the picture poser...
I thought her mom (my sister) was clever for getting her a cupcake separate from the big cake - we all know kids spit on the cake when they blow out the candles lol.
This is Trinity opening the dress I made her - umm I think I was more excited about the dress than she was lol. I do have to make a matching belt though because I cut the shirt too high - my first dress! Got to give myself a break.
And here is the dress I made for Miss Trinity. It turned out pretty good, just a little on the empire waist side.
I have a few more sewing projects in the works and jewelry of course. I just need a few more hours in the day, or rather need to stay away from Jo-Ann's. It's not my fault though they keep sending me coupons...
I am having a giveaway at TDT Designs Facebook just go there and 'like' or comment before tomorrow night and you will be entered!