Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year's Eve

I sit here feeling a bit sorry for myself as I have been sick in bed for the last four days,and I am unable to spend the next five days with my son as planned. *sigh* As with all things,this to shall pass and Nick and I will have some time together later this month.
It has been another difficult year and I have once again learned so much from it. The loss of my brother was big blow and I also lost a childhood friend. Sometimes,it is difficult to go on,but I try to remember all the good things and all the good times that have been had with all my loved ones. I am so very lucky to still have my son,along with my mother,sister,mil,sil,and dear friends who have been there for me. I hope that 2013 will bring good things for me and mine and I hope it does the same for all of you.

I wish the world for you all!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


I had a lovely Christmas with my family and friends. Although,we were not without some drama,because 20 minutes before people arrived,the hot water pipe under the bathroom sink decided to burst! We managed to shut off the hot water to that sink and then my son and I madly mopped up the huge mess. We were both relatively presentable when our guests arrived and the bathroom was spotless and usable. I guess it's just another Christmas story to add to our list. I received some lovely gifts and my favorite this year is my father's wrist watch. Mommy gave it to me and I was so happy to have something he wore on a daily basis. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry and Bright

I picked up the boy yesterday and he's here for two days. I wish it was longer,but I am grateful to have him with me for Christmas. I hope all of your Christmas wishes come true!
Nick,Tick,(the Christmas elf),and I,wish you a very merry holiday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Magic

Working away on gifts,and will soon get some lemon curd and tamales made. The house has been decorated since Thanksgiving weekend,but mom keeps adding bits and pieces every few days.(lol)
This little fellow was set out today,after I had made him a holiday cap.
The tree keeps getting more and more ornaments! I am just has bad and made space in my small room for some decorations.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


I am so thankful to have had a sunny day! I'm SoCal girl,born and bred,and the seemingly endless rain was really driving be bonkers. So today while the glorious sun shone upon us,I opened all the doors a windows,let the chi's out to bask,and sat by my window and stitched.
The rain has obviously been good for the plants,and this rose bush is happily trying to cover my window. The hummingbird who is a regular visitor was too quick to snap a photo of,maybe I'll catch him tomorrow.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas is coming!

I can't believe that Christmas is less than two weeks away. I still have a few presents to work on,and there is lemon curd,cookies,and tamales to still make! I had a lovely visit last week with my friend Tammie and we exchanged gifts. I have get them photographed to show you because they are wonderful.
These are the yummy cupcakes we had on our outing,carrot cake for Tammie and red velvet for me.
I bought the cute,glittery mushroom on our visit,(Tammie got one too),I think it looks darling on my peace wreath.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Just a quick reminder about the show this weekend.
I have some new paper feathers and these are wonderfully glittery!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Last show of 2012

This is my last show for the year,come join me,it'll be a blast!

Monday, November 26, 2012


Sorry to be gone so long,but I am still without a reliable internet connection. Posting from my tablet is tricky and not so pretty,but I might have cable internet by January,so keep your fingers crossed. I have been busy working on some pieces for sale and also Christmas presents,I hope to get some photos soon.

Monday, August 27, 2012

I realise it has been months since my last post,but life has been very difficult. Sadly,just four months after the transplant,my dear brother died.

This is a photo of of him and our mother from about a year ago.
Obviously his death was hard for all of us,but even more so for our mother,(he was an only son). Mom did not do well and ended up in the emergency room at one point. She doing much better now and I have gotten her to take better care of her self.
I am hoping that things will start to get better for us and that I can get back to creating,(haven't been in a very creative mood,for obvious reasons.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Well,Spring seems to have truly arrived here. The roses that my dear daddy planted are all blooming.

Mommy's favorite right now is the lavender that she planted last year.

The chi's are also loving the warm weather and spend a good part of the day out in the sun.

I leave you with a video of the oldest chi,(12 years),sing along with my brother who is playing the harmonica.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Just a quick hello!

I will hopefully be able to get back to blogging soon,but life is still very rocky for us. My brother did receive the  liver transplant,but it's a long road to recovery. We are hoping for the best,but my priority is still taking care of him.
I am going to be at the Gather the Women conference tomorrow and am looking forward to that. Nick is home with me this weekend and we are both excited about seeing our friends and getting henna tattoos!
I am planning on soon listing some new pieces in my etsy shop,so please check back soon.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Family Miracle

Sorry to have neglected the blog,but as you all know life can take over.
My brother had been very ill,in fact,he was dying. I had taken over his care when he was home,but he had mostly been in and out of the hospital for the last seven weeks or so. He had been on the transplant list,but we were starting to fear that he would not recieve a new liver in time. On January 29th,(our sister's 50th birthday),we got the call that he would be going into transplant surgery that night. After ten and a half hours in a hospital waiting room,we learned that the surgery was a success and my brother was doing very well. His recovery since the surgery has been amazing,in fact,he may be discharged from the hospital sometime this week.
My family is so grateful for the gift that another family gave to us. They lost a loved one,but they still thought of others and of the good they and their loved one could do. We might never know who the donor was,but he or she will be forever in our prayers.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Shadow,(the cat who owns us).

Well,the holiday madness is now behind us and there is much to get done here. The move must be finished this month,Nick will start his second semester at college,and then through it all we have a little someone who is not at all happy about these changes to our lives and routine.
Shadow,(the cat who owns us),is not at all amused by the comings and goings,the furniture that has been taken,and most of all,the boy being gone for days at a time. She has taken to sleeping in front of his bedroom door,(all the better to keep track of him). Shadow will be going to live with the boy because I think she might die of a broken heart if she did not,also there are three dogs who already live where I am going.
Shadow wants nothing to do with dogs!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Starting Over

Well,a new year has begun and I'm seriously hoping that there is better start to it than the crazy end of last year.
The entire holiday season was spent dealing with my brother being in the hospital,and the hospital was over an hour away from our family home,and we were so afraid that the stress would cause our mother to also become ill! Luckily,my mother is fine and my brother is doing much better,we are hoping to have him home in a day or two. He is 24th on the transplant list and we are praying that his liver holds out until a donor become available for him.
I would also like to thank all of you who sent cards and packages,it was much appreciated and I hope to return the gesture in a few weeks when life has stabilised a bit. It might be more of a Valentine than a Christmas present,but hopefully you won't mind.
Happy New Year to you all!