Friday, July 16, 2010

Gasp, I do exist!

Hello to my blog followers. I apologize for my absence. I've been so busy with life at home that my doll collection and my sewing have been put on the back burner.
My post today is thanks to a friend and fellow blogger, Amber. She tagged me on her blog, and here are  my questions.

1.  Who is your favorite musician/band and why?
Keith Urban. I don't think there is any song of his that I don't like. His voice is rugged yet smooth, and as he plays the guitar is like he's strumming my heart strings.

2.  What celebrity annoys you the most and why?
Miley Cyrus. The biggest problem I have with her is that her face is plastered on anything and everything marketable. 

3.  What has been your biggest letdown lately?
The weather. It's either too hot or it's raining. I really want to take the kids to the beach, but everytime Jim and I have the same day off it's too hot or raining.

4.  Worse job you have ever had and why?
CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). While the job is rewarding when you see the smiles of your patients/residents, the majority of the time you're cleaning up stuff from both ends.

6.  Guilty pleasures?  Spill.
Reese's Minatures straight from the bottom drawer of the fridge. Nothing like cold peanut butter inside of cold and and crisp chocolate. 
My new love is the Wonka Exceptionals. the one with the milk chocolate swirled with white chocolate. They hang out in the bottom of the fridge with the rest of my "Chocolate stash". I can only have a couple of pieces at a time, but mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

7.  The last argument you had with someone - what was it about?
My ex-husband a few nights ago. It's the same argument we've had since we divorced 5 years ago.

8.  What would be something you would NEVER do, even if someone paid you a ton of money?
Bunjee jump, sky dive, base jump. Not going to pay money to jump out/off of a perfectly good building or plane.

So, now to get everyone caught up with what's been going on. Since my last post I have sewn something:
This is my buddy Amber (blog: She is posing with her Donna Downey (blog: canvas tote bag. I taught Amber how to make and attach the ruffles plus attach the ball trim. She has some more she wants to do to her bag, including some really cute fabric flowers she taught me how to make. My mother has a bag similar to this and has decked it out in her favorite color: pink. They will be taking their bags with them to the Creating Keepsakes Convention in Charlotte, NC next month. Excited does not even begin to describe them.

Since then, I've been working on a Doll Duds Polo Shirt from Liberty Jane Clothing (site: I'm throughly enjoying the new pattern, but haven't completed it just yet. I just need to put on the other sleeve, do the side seams, add the Velcro, and I'll be done. I'm upcycling one of my sister's Walgreen's polo shirts, and it really is turning out to be really cute. Pictures soon, I promise.

To help get me back into the swing of sewing, I am working on a sundress sew-a-long on AG Fans and am doing a sewing swap on AG Playthings. My swap participate likes blues and purples, so I'm extremely excited since I love those colors too. The blue and orange dress from PDR still hasn't been touched. I think once I make the petticoat I'll start working on it again. My "To Sew" list just keep growing and growing...

I have been scrapbooking too. Here are the three pages I did when I went to Mom's house to crop on the 4th of July:
Noah's Family Tree

Christian's Family Tree
Still waiting on some more information.
Dylan's first road trip to NC.
The picture in the top left is actually a pocket for another picture that is similar but the quality isn't as good since I didn't use the flash since they were sleeping.

Jim and I now have custody of my step-son Christian, and I love having another boy in the house. Yeah, I'm still outnumbered, but I'm used to that. Even our cat is a boy! Next month all three boys will be going to school (Christian in 3rd grade, Dylan in 2nd grade, and Noah in Kindergarten), and I'm excited for them. I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my days, but I'm sure I'll find something to do to fill my days.

I will try to update my blog more often. I can't believe it's been 2 months!
Until next time....