Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with the old in with the new....

Well, here we are at the last day of 2009. I cant believe how fast the last ten years have gone! It seems like yesterday that the whole world was in a panic about Y2K. I remember my ex husband panicing that we needed to have gallons of water and cans of food on hand in case the world stopped working! LOL..... I cant believe its been 10 years.
As we enter 2010 I have a few goals I would love to achieve. 1 is to be more organized, not sure how that will go but its worth a try. 2 is to exercise more and eat less, isn't that the goal of everyone? 3 I would like to put more effort into making my home based businesses grow and prosper. 4 organize my time to enjoy more time with my kids. I am sure this is possible, it all goes back to being more organized!
Best wishes for a safe and happy New Year to all! Hope you all achive your goals what ever they may be.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Social Media

I found this very interesting, check it out and let me know what you think

Willard Wigan - Micro Sculptor

Willard Wigan - Micro Sculptor

This is an amazing art form. Way to much detail and time for me!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Whole new world

I am surprised to be sitting here deciding to make my own blog! I have never been much of a writer, I will admit that my spelling can be very, very bad. I was relieved to see that there is spell check attached, I don't know how I ever got by without it!

I have decided that its time to start documenting and sharing some of the wild, wacky, down right crazy projects that I get myself into and find out if there are others out there who share some of the same passions that I do.

I must start by saying that first and foremost I am a wife and mother of six (yes, 6) children. We are a blended family each bringing 3 children to the marriage. Our children range in age from 12 to 28 and we are blessed with 5 girls and 1 boy ( poor thing falls right in the middle). I am also a step grandma to a beautiful little 3 year old angel.

OK, now about me. I began crafting about a year and a half ago to spend time and share a joy with my mother. My mom has always been crafty, as a kid I remember her always cooking, sewing, painting, making stained glass, porcelain dolls, quilts, you name it she did it. I never really took an interest in any of the things she was doing, not sure if it was my age or my insecurities that stopped me from joining her.

In June of 2008 I began spending weekends with my husband at my parents home on the lake, this is how my crafting story begins. My mother has a "studio" as she likes to call it in her 3 car garage, never has it seen a car, and I am sure it never will! Her greatest joy is to head to the studio on a warm summer morning, put up the doors and work on what ever strikes her fancy at the time. I have been there many times before this summer and I would sit and chat with her while she worked on a quilt, beads or painting, but this summer was different. I found a pattern book for a crochet purse that I loved, could I do this? Of course, I can do anything. So I set out to learn to crochet. I don't think I put that hook down all weekend (had a blister to prove it!). When we left on Sunday I had made a purse. I will admit that it was not the purse in the picture, but it was a purse none the less.

Thats where it all began. I will continue to share my passions as time goes on, but for now I must say goodnight.