Sunday, January 25, 2009

Things that make me happy

Things that make me happy right now:
Mark! Mark! Mark!
Finishing Atsuko's jacket. I need to take pictures but it is super cute
Half way finished with Emily's towel. It's gonna be a work of art
Having a job(s)
My puppies
Watchmen-I'm reading it and it rocks my socks, I can't wait for the movie
Flight of the Conchords
Lori and Casey-cause the get me. I can't wait to see them in SF.
NY Times Book Review. I feel smarter just reading it
Amy's valentine

Friday, January 16, 2009

Mucho thanks and some sewing treats

First off I want to give a big shout out and thank you to the awesome peeps at Sublime Stitching. They are so thoughtful and wonderful, not to mention totally talented and just plain ol' rad! They brighten my day and are fab! You should go over and check out the site-they are having a super cool sale right now so you can stock up.

Second, I want to give a shout out to Julie from sewitsforyou. She is one of my best friends and her cards and texts and e-mails have gotten me through some rough times. Julie-you better text me or call me Monday!

Third, the people of Craftster. I have met so many wonderful friends there. Friends I know I will have for a lifetime. Craftster is such an amazing forum (and I'm not just saying that cause I'm a mod) . If you haven't yet-which I'm sure most of you have, go sign up and check it out-NOW

Fourth, the amazing people at PWCL and Root. They have been so caring and such wonderful listeners and just good friends. It sucks I don't get to see you guys as much, but you are always in my thoughts.

Last, I want to thank Mark for being my rock, my soul mate and just the man with the plan. I love you and always will, no matter what. I don't want to forget the puppers either. I swear to God, those dogs are the best thing in the entire world. I love my babies!

And of course, thank you! Thanks for reading this mindless dribble, for allowing me to be silly and for all of your kind words. You all get kisses. Said in my best Oprah voice, You GET A KISS, AND YOU GET A KISS, AND YOU GET A KISS!

Okay, enough of the sap! Here are a few projects I've been working on. I made these boxers for Mark for Christmas. The original pattern had the dog wearing a monocle. I decided to pattern it after Kato who would never wear a monocle and would always cheat at cards.

Next is a jacket I am working on for a swap with atsuko. It is going to be for her daughter. I'm almost done with it. Her daughter was very specific about what she wanted: a green unicorn with a rainbow mane. I could never disappoint a little girl who plays with Blythe so here's the back so far.

The last piece is for a charity quilt that digital misfit ask me to do a panel for. Her flowers are beads and her dress has little pearl beads on it. I re-did her hairstyle. Gee, who does she look like?

Whew! There ya go! All caught up and ready to face the next day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Will it ever slow down?

So many things have been going on lately. My part time job has turned into a full time job and I don't want to jinx it but it's a great position and I think I will like it a lot. I also am still working at the crisis line. I wanted to stop working so much but now I am working 6 days a week full time. AGH! I'm used to it so it's not so bad. My dad decided to have surgery and will go in on Feb 1st. He sounded frazzled but good. I am also walking and trying to do some stitching. I promise that I will be adding pictures of some things I am working and will be back in full swing by the first. Yeah for change!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

It's your birthday! Get Funky!

First off, I want to thank EVERYONE for the most amazing, caring notes, e-mails and phone calls. I love all of my friends. You guys are the best. I'm so blessed to have you in my life. You guys rule the school!

Second, it's birthday time! Lola's birthday is today and Jujube's is tomorrow. They are a year apart. I can't believe Lola is the mom of Jujube. It's crazy! So, to honor their birthdays, we got e-cards from the vet's office, and then we got them cupcakes and new sweaters. It is so silly but I love my babies! Here's some of the silliness.

The cupcakes!

I'm so happy it's my birthday!

I can not believe we have to wear matching sweaters.

Yummy cupcakes!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Life is short, even in its longest day

I found out New Years day that my dad has cancer. Needless to say, it came as a blow to me. He is the only parent I have. He is my superhero. He has yet to decide if he is going to have surgery. He knows that he will not have chemo or radiation. One thing he has decided is to sell his house and travel around North and South America for the next 3 years. He wants to see places that he has yet to see in his 74 years. One thing this has reminded me of is that life is short, too short for pettiness, for anger, for missed opportunities. I can take this as something devastating or I can take it as an epiphany. I wish I had the courage and the faith my dad has.