I can't believe a whole month has passed since I've written on my blog.
I really haven't been that busy with important stuff , Just lazy. I did have Thanksgiving Dinner here and made everything from scratch. As always, I was stressed out about the cooking. I'm not good at sit down dinners, but I loved having my family together. Keith ,Alex, Miranda,Paul, Mia, Carlos, Joni and David were here..
I've been jumping back and forth with alot of different projects. I have been needle felting, crocheting and I started a new needlepoint project. Other than that, I've been doing some more artwork and ATC'S for the Gut Art Group and ATC swap.
I feel a bit restless and can't find one project to stick with. I keep jumping back and forth. Nothing seems to be speaking to me. Maybe I need to learn something new. Hmmmm, I love the search and learning curve.
I'm already thinking of warm weather, sun and a nice trip to a warm climate and it isn't even winter yet. As you can tell, I'm not a winter person.
I've posted some of my artwork above . I will share photos of my needle felting in the next post.
I can't believe this is the 4th week of Gut Art. The class went so fast. It has given me a whole new perspective on the way to do art. I'll miss checking into the web site every day and viewing everyone's comments, videos, art work, hints, feedback etc. I don't want it to end so soon.
Miranda was confirmed yesterday. The service was well done and very emotional for me. I kept having flashbacks of the kids when they were little, sweet and innocent. Now they're all grown up. (almost) and maybe not so innocent.
The lady with Miranda is their Pastor.
Keith and Alex aere in the other picture.
Both sides of the family were there. After the service, we went to "Stir
Fry" for lunch. YUM! A good time was had by all.
Still doing my Gut Art Class and loving it even more.
I tried doing some Punch Needle embroidery this week. I was not comfortable with it. No patience for it. After many tries, I decided to put it away and go back to my beading.
My newest art pieces from my on-line class. I'm Still loving it. It sure is keeping me involved and focused. Not much happening in my social world this week. Staying close to home. The weather hasn't been too inviting. I rather stay in and create art.
Bob and I decided to go into the city on Friday. I forgot how much I miss it. We drove to Navy Pier and spent a couple of hours walking , observing and than eating lunch. After lunch we took the water taxi to North Michigan Ave and walked to Milenium Park. Of course, I had to stop at Fanny May to have ice cream.
We walked around the park and enjoyed all the sights. I love the bean and water fountain. My favorite part of the day was seeing all the people. I really felt like I belonged in the city. I guess living there for 30 years brings back so many memories. After a few hours of walking, we headed home. We must do this again. It was really an enjoyable day. Bob even liked it!!! Now it's back to the sterile boonies. Why do I live here?
Finally finished! I think she is cute. Now I need to name her. Any ideas? Can't believe the crappy weather we've been having. Day 3 with rain and no sun. UG! I need to get dressed and go out for awhile. Summer is not the time for staying in (even if it's raining). Winter will be here before we know it and I'll be complaining about the snow and cold... I'm in a creative mood right now. I have no idea what I'll do next. I need to make a few more ATC'S for the swap. Will upload later.
I treated my granddaughter and a friend to a mini vacation in Lake Geneva Wisconsin. The girls spent most of their time swimming , shopping and just hanging out. Such typical teenagers! Miranda is on the left and Megan( her friend) on the right. I invited my friend Shari to join me too. It was a fun getaway, but as always, I'm glad to be home.
I was going through Miranda's old toy box which is being stored in my basement. I found a little Care Bear from McDonalds. I thought it would be fun to bead.
So, after two weeks of beading every nite, I ended up with an embellished bear which serves no purpose at all. I guess it kept me relaxed and I actually had fun doing it. Thre is something about bead embroidery that totally puts me in the zone.. My trades are done for AU. Now it's the excitement of waiting for the day to come. (1 week 3 days)