Thursday, January 31, 2008
Do you remember those commercials oh so very long ago. The calm, beautiful woman exclaiming Calgon, take me away. Funny how I always think of that phrase in times of desperation. Do you too? Today, my refrigerator is making that noise. I can't imagine you have ever experienced it. It's that noise. It's that humming, shrieking, vibrating...oh so loud...noise. My poor but beautiful and ever so needed refrigerator is just over 2 years old yet every so often it makes a horrible hum. A very ... loud ... hum. Man after fix it man has yet to repair (for good) that loud noise. And it's back!!! Monday...I dream of Monday when the 6th repair man comes to look and hear ...the noise...
So in the mean time...CALGON...are you out there??????
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Recently, a friend of hers gifted their button collection to Sal. Now it is not that Sally needed the buttons but that Sally has the most amazing collection already. What's a few more buttons between friends??
She was so kind and generous and brought some of the buttons to share with me. She called ahead and asked what I needed and I answered that I needed small buttons. She brought me small buttons, along with some wonderful black buttons in varying sizes and some beautiful trims also.
Or what about these?
Sssshhhh...don't tell her that these trims are waaaay to good to let go...
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
January for me, just like many others, means cleaning up the studio and getting ready for a new year, fresh ideas, fresh inspiration and lots of energy! I've spent a bit of time cleaning, dusting, organizing and reorganzing my space and I am finally done. It feels good!
Here is a little peek:
Monday, January 14, 2008
I pulled this recipe from Better Homes & Gardens magazine in February 2000. I planned on making it someday. A pending lunch with girlfriends is just the occasion...
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
She did all kinds of shading around the flowers and the cake. She made little windows in the cake...turning one of the windows into a bird cage. When she took the exact-o to the cake I wanted to scream out "what are you doing". She didn't measure...she didn't even think about it. There was no hesitation...just cut cut cut!!
The thing they both did is that they both raised the cake itself off of the background, giving it a 3d effect. It is not as noticeable in the picture but it looks incredible.
Friday, January 4, 2008
"What do you mean you don't have any and the closest store that has them is San Francisco??"
"That's it" the cashier replies.
"Sorry boys...not driving all the way into the city for a loud...( I think I forgot to mention that in addition to the guitar in Rock Band it also has a set of drums and a microphone)...video game."
Big sad looks and drooopy eyes all get shot my way.
Just then an employee strolls by us with nothing more than a huge load of the ever elusive Wii. Huge gasps come from all around me.
"Wow, yeah. Okay boys, let's get a refund and then we will have to check back to see when they get more of the Rock Band."
"We want a Wii" in unison. How do they do that I wonder?
Here we go, I think to myself.
"They are too much money."
"You don't need anymore video games."
"You don't need another game system."
"You can play it at your friends houses."
"They are too much money."
Hhhmmmm...what else can I come up with?
"Oh Mom, Please"
"You don't have enough money. Let's see...you are short about a hundred dollars."
So here comes more pleading and "We Will Work It Off...PROMISE."
After much debate and dismay to my husband...I agree to it. But only under the conditions that they have to work it off and I get to choose what work has to be done.
Big smiles all around and the Wii comes home with us.
So here is the question of the day: