Monday, September 03, 2012

A completion, a splurge, and Ginger of course!

First off, I am feeling so accomplished as I pulled out an old finished piece(I think I finished it last year..)and framed it.  I had started to once before a long while back, but stupid me sewed the button on before I ironed it, wasn't even thinking, ironed it and broke the button. I had a hard time finding another blackbird button small enough. I think I even emailed Bent Creek about which button they used in the kit but got no answer.. so without further adieu- Blackbird House by Bent Creek!

I love this piece. Though I admit really it is not completely complete- was having some trouble with my craft glue so the back is bare and there is no hanger on it yet.  I may have to run to Michael's this week and get some new glue.  I always lose the little plug for my craft glue and it gets all rubbery.
We took the kids to Raleigh this weekend and went to one of the malls there- Hanna and I went to Forever 21 - I love this store because they have so many different styles and I really feel there is somehting there for so many age groups. I saw a lot of the 80's styles had returned, some of the cooler ones thank goodness.  I splurged and bought myself at hat, even though it is not cold enough here yet to wear it. I couldn't resist- I am pretty sure it was the last one and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it, especially when Hanna said "It looks like Breakfast at Tiffany's!" And she did mean that as a compliment, as she likes the movie too. It wasn't really super expensive, but I am ever the bargain shopper so it was a little splurge for me.
I can't wait til it gets cold enough to wear it!
Even Ginger got something new this weekend. I had to get her some food and when we went to Pet Supplies Plus they had a bunch of toys on clearance. I know she is always trying to get the kids' stuffed animals so I got her one. I knew she would tear it up so I figured I might as well get one on clearance. Here she is with her new buddy.
Yes, it is a tomato- and it makes a sound that sounds something like pig snorts.  This was taken on Friday. She has already torn off an arm and I had to amputate one of the tomato's legs today as she was working on it and I didn't want her to eat the stuffing. He also has a small hole in his body that I am going to attempt to patch.  My 7-year-old son David is very concerned about her and things she gets into that she shouldn't- so when the hole in the body was torn he tried to throw it away. Ginger looked so forlorn and tried to get in the trash closet- luckily it was just on some paper trash so I took it out and will try to mend it. We'll see.. I wish they made sturdier stuffed animals for dogs.
I started a new book this weekend- Shadow Valley by Gwen Hunter. This is the first book I've ever read by her and so far it is really good. I can tell it's going to be one of those I don't want to put down.
Well that's about it for this evening.. will post again soon. (I really will!)


Margaret said...

Ah, I love me a cloche hat and yours is just so beautiful. Enjoy wearing it.

Margaret said...

Great framing! Love the hat for sure -- nice to splurge once in a while! Ginger is so cute with her new toy!

Shari said...

your finish is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! I love it...
Oh my about your new pup likes to eat toys also...the other one never did that...just played with his toys!!!

Deb said...

LOVE the BEnt Creek! Beautiful!
Ginger is a doll!

Anonymous said...

I've got one that destroys toys too. He's 70+ pounds and is very hard on his also. I've even tried to buy the 'unstuffed' toys - it was almost 2' long and almost immediately amputated 1/2 the tail.
If anybody ever invents truly indestructible toys - they'll make a killing!
But, she's so cute.
Love the hat!!
Congratulations on the finish, it's really pretty. I've only finished one of my pieces and lots for others.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely finish.


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