Sunday, November 15, 2009

We're Moving! Again...

I know it just seems like yesterday to me when I posted pictures of my new doll/sewing/craft room being complete. Now I have to pack it all back up and move it again.The day spa is closing down and we are moving a bigger place. The only downside to our new place is there are stairs (my back and hips don't like stairs on bad days) and there isn't an extra room for me to have a doll/sewing/craft room. :( On the upside, I'll have a cute little backyard for pictures, lots of windows for natural light for pictures and fabric matching, and lots of closets to stash my fabric collection. I'm still trying to figure out how to split up my collection throughout the house. Something like this would be fabulous:

(Swiped from YouTube)
Here's the other video: American Girls Dollhouse on YouTube
Hey, a girl can dream right?
Realistically I'm hoping for something a little more simple, like a bookshelf that's 6 feet tall, 2 feet deep, and 4 feet wide. :)
Well, off to more packing.
Until next time.....
(packing tape in lieu of stitches)

By the way, I know there have been issues with the embedded comments thing, so I changed it to the pop up version, which seems to work when I tested it.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Yes, it has been a while since I have posted. I've been busy working on special orders, working on recovering from my car accident last month, and scrapbooking. Friday night I started a 2 page layout set and by Monday morning I was finishing my 6th 2 page set. That's 12 pages in one weekend! Even though I didn't get any doll clothes done this weekend my sewing machine still got a good work out by sewing on my pages. In one set of my directions the instructor stated somehitng along the lines of "I drew stitching with a pen since I didn't want to drag out my sewing machine". Well, since my sewing machine was out (I scrapbook on my sewing/computer desk) and I don't draw very well I did the real stitching that was suggested and then added some more of my own. All I can say is: SO MUCH FUN!
I blame my mother for all of this scrapbooking mess since she got me into cardmaking when I moved to South Carolina last December. I love how it is so much like sewing clothing.

So, onto the main topic of today... Happy Veteren's Day to all who have served our wonderful country. Thanks to those who have fought to defend our freedom, those who fought to defend others' freedom, those who supported all of our troops on and off of the front lines. As an Air Force veteren, and the member of a military family (Navy and Air Force), I have a special bond with Veteran's Day and personally would love to hug each and every veteran and active duty military member .
Yesterday while I was at my chiropractor's office I had the pleasure of meeting an Army soldier. He was a very nice guy. My oldest son that was there with me (he had to get x-rays) was quick to notice the soldier's BDUs (Battle Dress Uniform/Fatigues/Camo) and proceeded  to talk this poor soldier's ear off, but the soldier was such a great sport about it. We talked about how long he had been in (around 30 years!) and what brought him to the chiropractor's office. It turns out he had been hit by an RPG and been shot four times while in Afghanistan. His injuries had affected his neck and shoulder so he was there to get those worked on. Meeting a solder like that face to face really brings things into perspective and reminds you that there is still a war going on and even though we are not in active fire fights here the war still affects us on the home front.
Thank you to each and every soldier, airman, sailor, and marine for all that you do. No job is too big or small and it's definitely a group effort.You guys rock!

Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.

Until next time...