Sunday, October 23, 2011

A New Craft Room?? I Think So!

I've never been in the attic of the house we live in now. 
I know it has some leaks and a broken window and
I've never really had much of a desire to look up there.


I finally went up to take a peak
and I discovered my new craft room!

It's definitely going to take a lot of work!

I think my sewing machine would fit great right under these two windows

The ceiling is only about 5 feet in the middle
which is perfect for me!
I have both sides of the attic to put my tubs and bins
full of crafty stuff. 

I can't wait to get started.
Since we rent and we're broke it's not going to be the nicest makeover
but, I think I can make it quite doable
with lots of elbow grease and lots of love!

I'm so excited to get started....
and to get my craft stuff all in one spot and not
in the living room, dining room, hallways, closets and any other place I can find in the house to stash it!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Look Hoots Wearing the New Hat I Made

I made this Owl hat yesterday
 from a pattern I purchased from

and I think Ezie looks pretty darn cute in it!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Zombie Doll Swap

Val from Yarni Gras had a Zombie Doll Swap that I joined. 
It was so much fun and got me started on a doll kick again.

My partner was Susan from Shabby and Frills and this is her very first doll.
Can you believe it?!?!?
I think she did such a fantastic job and this doll!

Here is the rest of the goodies that she sent me. 
 Candy, a pumpkin scrubbie, 2 Halloween dishcloths, tissues,
a mummy ornament and a wooden pumpkin container. 
I made out great!!

Here's what I sent to Susan.

A Zombie trick or treater

 and when you remove the costume there is an Annie Doll.

I also made a banner out of a quilt block

and then made her a twashi, a matchbox ornament,
and a little bag to put it all in.

Thanks Val for hosting the swap and
Thank you Susan for a wonderful time swapping
 and I LOVE my doll you sent!

Friday, October 7, 2011

I Have to Get My Brag On!

My brother Danny,

Daniel J. Wescott, PhD.
Associate Professor
Director, Forensic Anthropology Center
Department of Anthropology
Texas State University

Danny became the Director of the Forensic Anthropology Center
 at Texas State University at the beginning of this school year.

I am so proud of him!
Congratulations Danny on your new job!

This is a cast iron coffin that was found in Missouri.

Danny is a practicing Forensic Anthropologist, a researcher, teacher, etc.....
he also runs a "body farm"

"The Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) is a 26-acre outdoor human decomposition research laboratory at Texas State’s Freeman Ranch. The FARF serves as a resource for forensic anthropology students, as well as state and national law enforcement agencies. Research into questions relating to time since death, the postmortem interval and decomposition rates for human remains under various topographical and climate conditions are conducted at FARF. Freeman Ranch also houses the associated on-site FARF laboratory that includes a decomposition processing suite, cold storage facilities, and teaching and conference rooms."

So if you want to donate your body to science, now you'll know who to call!

I can't even to begin to understand all of the things that he does
all I know is he is really smart, good at what he does,
and my favorite little brother!
We're all so proud of you Danny!!

Here are some links for some of the recent media regarding Danny, the "body farm" and Texas State University

Monday, October 3, 2011

My 50th Birthday in Maine

I turned 50 last month, but my family celebrated with me in July.  My mom and 5 siblings and I all met in Kennebunkport, Maine for 3 of the most wonderful and relaxing days of my life!
I couldn't have asked for a better group to celebrate with and I've never been to the ocean before so that was a double win for me. 
I could really live near the ocean. 
The sun...the water
It is so beautiful!

 This is me, my sister Stacey, my brother Mike, my sister Robyn, my Momma
my sister Cathy and my brother Danny.

 Stacey found a bottle of wine when she went to Australia called "Four Sisters" wine so she bought it and brought it along for the celebration.

 Mike and me at the beach.  I haven't worn a swimming suit in over 15 years.  It felt so nice to be out in the sun and of course I had to buy a yellow bucket so I could play on the beach and collect sea shells.

We drank wine in the evenings, played games and drank more wine. 
We had so much fun playing the games and talking. 
 I guess I talk to much when I drink and keep everyone up all night.
  My bad! 

 I got a little put it mildly. 
My poor boobies hurt for a week!

 We got silly in the gift shop. 
 I found some party sunglasses and a birthday party hat.

and I LOVED the morning walks on the beach.

I had such a wonderful time
and can't wait for my brother Danny to turn 50
so me, mom and my sibling can all get together again
 and see what adventure we go on!

My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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All 8 of my kids

All 8 of my kids

My 6 Grandkids

My 6 Grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

The Whole Family

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Birthday Calculator............................................................ You can try this trick on the calculator, but it will also work with a pen and paper......... (With this calculator, you have to hit the equal (=) sign after each operation.)................................... Enter the number of the month of the birthday.......... Multiply that number by 5............ Add 6............ Multiply by 4........... Add 9............ Multiply by 5......... Add the number of the day of the birthday.............. Subtract 165......... The result will show the first one or two numbers as the month and the last two numbers is the day of their birthday.

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(then hit the "Update" button):

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Day of Month (1-31):

Year (eg. 1960):

Date of Birth:

Day of Week:

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My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!

My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!
I would love to get away and just find me. Find my artistic side and just be able to let my spirit go!

Personality Test

You Are 9: The Peacemaker
You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others. Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict. You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come. Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm. At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world. At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies. Your Fixation: Harmony Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.