Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Mending Is Love

i did an awesome job on the mending. but it does seem a bit too much.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Have A Plan

Final Friday at Yoga Boot Camp means the two weeks have ended. supportive & concerned. instructors suggest you have a plan for what you will do come Monday. i am looking forward to sleeping until at least 6 a.m. for this class i had to be in the car no later than 5:30 a.m. dressed in clean clothes. water bottles filled. not necessarily awake. believe me that when you get in the car and turn the key you are very much awake. i followed this book in my late 20's. OOP & no old copy to be found on the web. i misplaced it for a couple of decades. really. and excited i was able to locate it. i have many "stories". they say not to listen to your "stories". that's what the instructors call "reasons why you don't think you can do something". i luv their "yes you can" attitude. but i am not that strong. yoga builds strength & ultimately requires strength. this book should help. what's your plan ?

Friday, May 16, 2008

I Goodie You & You Goodie Too

tucked inside a Starbuck's brown paper bag is Mom's bag filled with goodies *.

i bought this fabric printed with Red Anthuriums a long time ago. i believe that my Dad used to give these flowers to my Mom on their anniversary.

also tucked in are the four bags she requested.

when she goes to birthday dinners with her sisters she gives them a bag with goodies in them. i don't know what she puts in them because i am not there.

aren't they sweet ! - i wonder what she will put in them this year ?

*i put ginger cookies, pretty candy, almonds, gum, & a hook so that Mom can hang up all the bags i have given her.

i really appreciate the thank you's i received from my winners of the giveaway - sbonetsue, messiejessie, & corrie. but from corrie i also got a blogged about thank you here. that's cool !

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Coincidence I Don't Think So

i was watching The Big Bang Theory @ the same time i was using a seam ripper on my niece's fav jeans. that's what her mother told me. i don't know all these things. anyways. if you haven't met Sheldon you should watch the show. --oops they moved the video.--

the funny guy was wearing a t-shirt with lightning bolts made out of the same fabric i was using to to insert into the jeans. so the fabric is very popular. it's still a coincidence. fav show. fav niece. her fav jeans. o.k. not my fav thing using a seam ripper.

take a look.i'll post the finished jeans later.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


who signed up for Yoga Boot Camp again. that would be me. unbelievable. ------------what more can i say. i am enjoying the time i spend in class. but who's kidding. i want to change my attitude. i want to change my body. it's possible i don't mind getting older. but i want to feel young again. and that is not going to happen unless i put in the time to take of myself. so that's what i am doing. making it happen.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

and the 3rd Giveaway Winner is....

all winners will receive their package soon. congratulations to all who posted. next time you visit i would love for you to leave a comment. this was really important to me. & i hope to have another giveaway soon.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Yellow Challenge

reading Freda's Hive took me to the challenge posted by Cottage Magpie and all the yellow stuff i use & adore popped to the surface. while doing my errands this morning the colors were almost distracting. sunshine, painted houses, tops of fire hydrants, stop ahead signs, billboards, dandelions, ...

o.k. so pic #1 in the kitchen is very much staged but i got everything lemon juice, winnie the pooh tall mug from nephews before niece was born, honeysuckle mrs. meyers dish soap that i use sparingly because it's not always available (i bought for mother's day last year), my 3 favorite nice things baby mugs i drink my tea in every night, the bakery bag my olive ciabatta came in, my Tupp strainer, very bright plastic bags that carried sandwiches & frozen matza ball soup home in, bananas of course, old ceramic baking dish i cook my salmon in, butter with yellow sea salted banner on it, my almost yellow lunch from Whole Foods (cranberry walnut couscous & curried broccoli cauliflower on leafy greens in their new bio-something containers), my collection of organically grown bands that i use for securing opened packages or my hair when i can't find the ones i am supposed to use - why do we always loose them), my ceramic kitchen knife i bought from Williams-S that is very sharp & has a beautiful yellow cover which i cannot find right now, a small collection of yellow stripe paperclips, my tiny doll plate with dots on them, and all on top of a cheerful towel with yellow accents that i use on my counter so i don't have to wipe it down all the time.

pic #2 in the living area as promised. it was very messy in there & i had to stage things carefully so that you do not see the very important and yellow Kodak EasyShare software on the computer screen, my hardcover edition of The Secret Life of Bees, an old Marimekko binder book, an empty box of Window Sillies that i store stuff in, an old Scandanavian tin box, my favorite zipper bag, an old Xmas photo from the 70's in which our walls, my brother's hair, sis's nightgown, & my slippers are yellow, large ball of hand-dyed yarn, a cotton scarf that i knitted & mostly wear this time of year when it's warm & windy, storage box with baby animals on it, stash fabric with baby fairies on it that i can't bear to make anything out of, and surprisingly yesterday i bought new fabric with bees on it from the Susan Branch line that everyone should go out and buy.