Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Happiness is:

My son asking to lay in bed with me and hold my hair.

My daughter waking up in the morning and calling me over to love her.

My son asking me to hold his hand when we go for a walk.

My daughter telling me that we all have blue eyes because we love eachother because we are family.

My son saying: mom you are my best friend.

My daughter saying: mom I make your heart (she means melt).

My son asking me to sit in my lap.

My daughter asking me to sit next to her and watch her play a game.

My son making a lego robot for me (one that supposedly makes coffee).

My daughter picking a weed from the yard, calling it a flower and giving it to me.

My son asking if the weekend is vacation.

My daughter asking if Valen Time (Valentine) is coming closer.  And then asking: 'how do you spell 'closer'.

Happiness is all of this and whatever else they keep bringing.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Mario and Princess Peach

After spending the morning playing Mario Kart video games, we decided to go to the park. 
'Mama, can I take my scooter', asks Maggie.
'I will take my bike, mama', says Patrick.

As we walked to the park I hear them call eachother:
'Hey Mario'.
'Yes,Princess Peach'.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Home repair book

 Look what I found at the thrift store for .50 cents. A Home Repair Book!!
A handy girl....well I am.  A few months ago I installed a faucet in our kitchen sink.  Yes, I am proud of myself.
But I didn't pick up this book to learn how to repair home problems (even though our heater broke, no kidding).  I picked it up for the very cool vintage-y pages that I know one day I will find use for in my projects.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Photo shrinky dinks

There is a special shrinky dink sheets that allow you to print photographs.  And we (David and I) used it in our latest collaboration.  We used his photographs in these shrinky dinks. 
Prior to baking them we punched holes around so I can crochet lace around.  I crochet lace around all of my shrinky dinks.
I just learned how to make french knots and put a whole bunch around (the little red/orange rose looking balls - french knots).

You can't tell by looking at this picture above but on the left I added a strip of chain that I crocheted with golden wire.

And I used my friend's Karen hand dyed seam binding in 'aqua' for the necklace cord.

Saturday, January 19, 2013


This is what I have been keeping busy with.  In addition to machine stitching I've been adding hand stitches and I think I am going to teach myself some proper embroidery techniques.

Monday, January 14, 2013

There is someone in my head, but it's not me

I picked up an interesting book 'Incognito' by David Eagleman.  It's about the human brain. Here is a little section I like to share:

'In 1862, the Scottish mathematician James Clerk Maxwell developed a set of fundamental equations that unified electricity and magnetism.  On his deathbed, he coughed up a strange sort of confession, declaring that 'something within him' discovered the famous equations, not he.  He admitted he had no idea how ideas actually came to him--they simply came to him.  William Blake related a similar experience,reporting of his long narrative poem Milton: "I have written this poem from immediate dictation twelve or sometimes twenty lines at a time without premeditation and even against my will."  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe claimed to have written his novella The Sorrows of Young Werther with practically no conscious input, as though he were holding a pen that moved on its own.
...As Carl Jung put it, "In each of us there is another whom we do not know."  As Pink Floyd put it, "There is someone in my head, but it's not me'

This is how I feel sometime.  You?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

He is 6

He was this little a few years ago.  

My guy turned 6 on New Year's Day.