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A New Addition

It’s been a long time since I last posted.  I have a good excuse – I’m really busy at work right now.

But I have been making a few things craft wise.  It is just so fun to ignore everything and just work on a project for an afternoon.  Yesterday evening I made a teddy bear.

Rag Tag Teddy Bear

I had hoped Bonnie would instantly love and adore this little bear.  I think it is really cute and fun and cuddly.  But alas she did her usual – looked at it and dropped it.  Oh well.  Maybe when she gets older she will enjoy my little endeavors more.

I’m off – it’s monday and I have a lot to do before tax season ends.

Is it Morning?

What a crazy busy weekend.  I worked half the weekend and then cleaned the other half.  Needless to say none of it did any good – except we discovered a pretty important piece of the puzzle to what I was working on at work.

On the fun side of the weekend I started a new embroidery.  I picked it up from the Wee Wonderfuls website and I’m having a lot of fun.  I can’t wait to finish it and hang it up in Bonnie’s room.  Her room needs a lot of work and I would like to have pictures hung to make it look like a real room and not just a space that someone sleeps in.

On a new note – what do you do when your baby begins waking up regularly duing the middle of the night and must have a bottle (of milk not water) to go back to sleep.  I haven’t had good sleep for two weeks and I have to say it’s killing me.  I’ll just suck it up but really if anyone has any good advice please let me in on it.

First Attempt

Before Christmas my order for three embroidery books arrived.  I was pretty excited about the books and looked through them pretty quickly.  But when Christmas came and I had free time, I didn’t feel in the mood to work on embroidery.   I’ve been dying to try it out for the past two weeks and last night I made my first attempt.  I am really pleased with the outcome.  Look for yourself.

I used a pattern from Sublime Stitching.  I completely recommend this book if you’re a beginner like me – I really had no problems.  Although I guess I’m not a total beginner because I’ve been doing cross stitch since before I could write my own name.

On another note I just thought this photo of Bonnie was so cute that everyone could use this little pick me up.

A Floor

Towards the end of my busy day yesterday I was reading some blogs.  I desperately needed to unwind after my daughter went to bed.  On one blog she displayed pictures of her daughters room all organized and cleaned up.  I was inspired. I headed off to Jays & my bedroom – which had sort of become a dumping ground for everything.  I ended up packing up 5 bags of my clothing – some maternity and some pre-baby.  Needless to say I have not worn any of those clothes in a few months, so I packed up the clothes and took them out of my room.  Then I proceeded to clean up and vacuum the floor.  I was so excited to go to bed last night because the room was so clean.This morning all of my effort paid off.  Bonnie crawled into our bedroom and just stopped.  She looked around and looked at me as if to say – where am I?  I was so pleased that the room looked so much better that even our daughter didn’t recognize it.  On a side note I cleaned up the bedroom and didn’t just stop at the bedroom floor.  I cleaned out my closet and organized my shoes.  Then I attacked my dresser.  Lets just say way too much was stored in those drawers.  I had vintage curtains that had never been shortened for the kitchen window in my drawers.  I removed those and put them in storage.  All I have left to do is clean off my dresser – which is truly a large task but I’m looking forward to it.  I love the way the room looks.  I think I may even hang some pictures in there and make the room feel very welcome.On another note we have to tackle Bonnie’s room this week – a chore I do not look forward too. 

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