Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ahhhh Cooler Weather!

So happy things have cooled off around here.  Still warm but lower humidity and nice sleeping weather at night.  Now this is the kind of summer weather I can live with, you can function in it!

Mom and I went out shopping today.  We're on the border of PA and there's a super Walmart in Milford PA so we headed up there but EEEK!  They were having "Milford Day" and the traffic was horrible.  We did stop out a few yard sales on the way and I picked up 2 wooden bowls to paint for $1 so yippee!!!

My parents are getting an addition to their side of the house but for some reason I'm getting all of the junk over on my side!  I came home yesterday and looked down at my garden and was like ACK!  They...they being the work MEN (yes I stress MEN because what woman would do this???) dug up this big round cement circle and instead of putting it on the grass it was in the corner of my little garden and crushed all of my......well I don't know what it was!  LOL   I'm horrible with gardening!   I buy plants that appeal to me and then get frustrated when my mom explains that it will only bloom for another week, or won't come up til next year and so on.  I "think" the stuff in the front of my garden is alysum or something like that.  Anywho......they crushed it!!!  Grrrrrr!!!!!    Oh and I'm SO keeping that round cement thingy!!  Not sure how to use it yet in the garden but it is kind of cool!!  The white cicrle is where that big round thing WAS until I moved it.  MEN!

And picture of said junk surrounding my lil garden!

And this has been my favorite plant this year....a gerbena daisy (and I only know that because I just yelled out the window asking mom what it was called!  LOL)

It's hard to see in the picture, but there's a neat old cement wall around my garden.  I'm more excited with my plans for Halloween for the side of my apartment!  Tomb stones in the garden, neat black fence around it, cobweds....can't wait!!!!  

And I finally made a rag quilt.  This is a table runner I made for Mom and I love how it turned out so I will definitely be making more of these.  I take my big rag quilt that someone made me to use as a table cloth at our craftshow and every year people want to buy it, so hoping to get some done for our show in November!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and come back tomorrow as I will be posting my 1st GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Aunt DeeDee

Saturday, July 24, 2010

By Your Hands Blog

By Your Hands Blog is a great blog featuring many different and talented artists!  When you have a moment, go check them'll be amazed at all of the talent over there!!!

Hope everyone is keeping cool is this heat!  Would you believe that there isn't one single air conditioner to be found in ANY of the local stores?!  They're "SEASONAL".....ummmm......and exactly WHAT season is this???   Hmmm....perhaps the season you'd actually buy an air conditioner in????   Uggh!!   The craftroom is so hot that I haven't been able to get anything done.  Luckily my aunt that lives down the street has a spare that I'm going to go pick up tomorrow.  So hopefully I'll get that in and be abe to accomplish something tomorrow!!!

Stay cool!
Aunt DeeDee

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Well, what did I accomplish today?

Even though those darned construction workers had me up early this morning it was so hot today that I still didn't get anything done!   Well, not totally true!  Mom and I went to check out a flea market and went through a few antique centers.   And I did get 2 digi scrap pages done for my niece's album.  I'm so proud of Becky.  She is such a thoughtful little girl....she's so active in girl scouts, donates her time at soup kitchens on the holidays and just donated her hair to .  All of this and she isn't even 9 years old yet!!   I think that's totally amazing.  My sister got some great pics of her getting her hair cut and I was able to work up 2 more pages for her album.  These pages were done using the kit Wild Heart from Little Dreamer Designs.

So there you have it....been awake for 15 hours today and this is all I have to show for it!! 

Aunt DeeDee

What to do today??

Well, the construction people are here on a SATURDAY working on my parents half of the house with an addition.  SATURDAY??????    What's up with that??  Ughhh....after a long week at work I was looking forward to sleeping in but that didn't happen since a cement mixer was running outside of my bedroom window before 8am!  Grrrr!  So I'm up, I've done cleaning and have some more to do before I can start crafting.   I just hope it doesn't get too hot today otherwise the craftroom will be unbearable to be in.

What is everyone else working on today?

Aunt DeeDee

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I Love 7gypsies!

I do, I do, I do!!!  If you're not familiar with the 7gypsies brand....oh my, you MUST go and get acquainted with them.   Their stuff has such a nice vintage feel to them and perfect for those of you who like to do paper crafts and altered art!    Go on.....scoot....go check them out!