Monday, August 30, 2010

made it

Made it...
...not art.
not yet...
....but in the new home and getting settled in.
The cats behaved perfectly on the journey.
I'll post a pic of my new studio to be....lots of work to do.
Just wanted to touch base and let you know all is well.
I'm itching to make art and sew but the only thing I am painting right now are walls and the only thing I am sewing is curtains...boring!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

sweet escape

I went to post my last blog before leaving and DH had already boxed up my computer so I am on my old one and found these quilt blocks I made a while I will post a few of them here.

carrot cake

...not sure about this one. personal velvet

love this one too
who doesn't love yellow cake with chocolate frosting?
Well, it's that time...last blog entry for a while.
Movers will be here in the morning and we are still packing.
Had to take a few minutes and say bye for now.
Packing and watching So You Think You Can Dance finale.
Isn't that Kent a cutie?
See you all in about a month!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


quad shot
You would think that my state of frustration would stem from all the packing and stress from the upcoming move...not!
It's from my so called foot Doctor...
He took x rays and told me he would call the next day before leaving for his vacation.
He never called.
I show up for my next appointment and he walks in like I'm a new patient and asks what can he do for me.
So I hold up my foot with the giant air cast boot he put me in...hello?
Then he asks "what did you do?"
What I wanted to do was (not very nice) put that boot somewhere and wake him up.
So he goes to get my x rays and walks into another room and sees another patient!
He never did give me the x ray results and told me I need physical therapy at least 3 days a week...and sends me on my way.
What about the boot? It's up to you he says...wear it or not.
Next I go for a second says I did not tear my Achilles tendon and recommends me to a bone doctor.
Bone doc says I have a Haglund's Deformity and I need something for pain until I decide to have it surgically removed.
Being a transplant patient I cannot take anti inflammatory they call my nephrologist and he's on vacation in Canada!
I need his OK and he has been back since Monday and no one will call me back and let me know if I can use this pain patch. I have called every day and I'm still waiting......
Well this has been a very long post for me...thanks for letting me get this off my chest.
I am now going back to the land of Military doctors.
Happy Wednesday!
(May it be pain free for all.)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

recipe for moving....

...another recipe box...

making lists....
lots and lots of lists!

...take time to make a pizza for lunch.
Thanks to all who sent me cat travel tips!
Much appreciated!!
I am purchasing another cat carrier and I got some herbal calming elixir from the vet. Starting to calm them now before Friday and they are less likely to freak out when the movers get here.

Have a great day!

Friday, August 6, 2010

random friday

Random week away.
Next Friday will be frazzled friday....
...movers everywhere and me running around
like a crazy person (no comments plz).
And then the 3 day....
...500 miles a day...
...trek in two cars with 2 frazzled cats!
Yea...I looking forward to that.
Any helpful travel hints?
I never traveled with animals before.
We will have to pack our lunches...
...I just hope they don't freak out too much.
This is their first move.
Anyway...Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

more work to do...

Now that I have packed up what seems like 100's of boxes and bins and it is over 100...DH tells me we need to put our names on each of them. Are you kidding me?!
Just when I thought I could relax a little and get my shower curtain made.

I have a solution...I have many address labels that I won't be able to use anymore...and my name is on them. Now instead of tossing them in the recycle bin...I will put them to good use and save my fingers from all that writing.

Here are the other shots of the toolbox.
Side view....

...the back

And the top.
Can't tell you how many boxes of torn scrappy pieces of collage papers I have packed. Just couldn't part with them. These boxes aren't light...but look at all the fun I will have when I unpack.

Have a happy...whatever day this is!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

recipe box love...

...remember all the recipe boxes I used for organization?
Well ...I finally had to pack them up.
But I photographed them all...close up.
And since I am not able to make any art (wah!)
I will show one each day until we leave.
I am happy to see that I have sparked a creative interest in some of you arting up your tool boxes.
For some reason it was very hard to get good shots of it...but I will show some other angles of it.
Dang, I forgot I need to upload the pic's first. So I will show them here tomorrow.
My brain is like oatmeal these days...too much going on. I needed to write my address on something last week and I couldn't remember it. I filled out all the rest of the form and came back to it and ...blank. Then I couldn't remember where I lived!Geez! Then I finally got a vision of my house and I remembered. It was a scary moment.

So much to little time!
Nine days until the movers come.
Having lunch with my friends today.
(Franc I came to see you last weren't there
and Debbie ...where are you? We need to get together for lunch before I go.
I am missing you both!)
Happy Wednesday wishes!

Monday, August 2, 2010

creative spark

Still packing...
...I do see a light at the end of the tunnel.
I needed to get my tool box together for the move.
It was dirty and kind of plain....
... so I collaged it.
I think it looks pretty spiffy now.
Showed it to DH...he said "it's YOU"
104 degrees today!
Not fit for man or beast.
I'm staying in.
Hope you have a cool day!