Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Top Five Reasons to Read Craftier Magazine This Month

The top five reasons to read Craftier's on-line magazine!

Number five... Awesomely cool layouts featuring awesomely cool products!!!

Number Four... Craftier somehow knows that you REALLY ARE craftier than your third grade teacher! Just like them!

Wow. How do they know?

Number Three... Mad Libs. Do I really need to _____ more?

Number Two... They include amusing pictures of costumed animals ready to go trick and treating. Yes. With dogs it is tricks first and then treats.

And the Number One reason to love Craftier?

They named ME Craftier Ambassador!

I am shown here with my tv boyfriend, Jim, my yarn 'do (very crafty indeed!), and of course the paint French mustache I give myself when creating art.
"La moustache est très importante pour l'art!"

So go read Craftier for yourself right now. You'll enjoy the entire thing. Cover to virtual cover.

Good Grief, Where Did I Go?

Hidy ho, friends in the ether!

I pulled up my blog and realized that it has been a little while since I posted. I wondered to myself, "Where did I go?"

The answer to that is: dreamland, the doctor's office, Vegas, the vet's office, a job interview, the kitchen table working on art, the garage working on art, the pool, around the neighborhood, the 1920's as I read Seabiscuit, the 1830's as I read an account about Laura Ingalls Wilder's mother, the Emmys, the kitchen, I think the couch swallowed me at one point... but now I am here today. Writing. Realizing all the other things I need to catch up on too!

I hope you all have been doing well. I hope there are exciting and fun things happening with you. I am off to read blogs after this post so I can see what you have been up to lately!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And the Husband of the Year Award goes to...

Skippy Boisenberry McAllister!!!

What an incredible award! And you coordinated your t-shirt with the award! Well done, I say!

Skippy Dippy, you're the one!
You make my life a lot of fun!
Skippy Dippy, I'm awfully fond of you...

Skippy, you're the best husband a gal could wish for... you've helped me through so much this year. You are thoughtful and kind. You always have a good attitude in your pocket for me when I lose mine. You laugh at my stupid jokes almost as hard as you laugh at the good ones. You tell me to chase my dreams and then follow me, giddy with joy.

You listen to me grumble and you never grumble back. You smile at me when I cry because you know the downpour will only last a minute. You love me for exactly who I am. You want me to feel what I feel and be who I am and you love me every second.

I love you. Thank you.

I know you'll be good with the kids because of how good you are with the cats...

Sharing your patch of sun with Petey.

Giving Snoopy rabbit ears even though you know they are her ultimate enemy after moths and flies and birds and lizards.

Being self-effacing and giving yourself rabbit ears.

And there's what you do for me...

You enjoy the sunshine and every new day!

You continue to hug Snoopy even though she's not too sure about it.

You pose for my never-ending requests of strange and wonderful portraits.

Thank you for being my husband. You are the husband of the year every year in my book.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Boy Oh Boy! Boxing Day is a Brillant Blogger!

Shucks! I can't thank 13delanceystreet enough for nominating me as a Brillant Blog. I've enjoyed my conversations with her immensely so this really is the icing on the conversation cake!

Hmmm. Cake. That sounds good! Speaking of cake, I would like it alamode... here are my nominees for the Brillant Blog Award!


Here are the rules for the nominees: 1) Add the logo of the award to your blog 2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you 3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs 4) Add links to those blogs on your blog 5) Leave a message for your nominees on their blogs!

And one more thing! I've had a lot of interest in what was going to happen with the frozen yogurt containers!

Well I created Yarn Barns! (Thanks to Barking Dog Designs for the name! Check out her shop!)

The delightful Yarn Barn will keep your yarn safe from playful kitties and curious children! This is the first design. I'm working on several others. Let me know what you think!

The pig says "Oink!" The cow says "Moo!" The daisy says "She loves me!"