A Unique Folk Art with a whisper to the past~

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Saturday, February 28, 2009

What A Difference The Afternoon Makes!



It has been such a full day here and I have been busy with so much that I'm unsure if I finished most things on my list today! It had started so grim with news that my Dad was still not doing well. They kept him up most of the night, fearful that he would go into a diabetic coma and I was on the phone every couple of hours checking on him and relaying the information to everyone. I will be so glad to crawl into bed after I write this! There is good news tonight that he is holding and has been stable most of the afternoon. He did well during dialysis and we should know more tomorrow morning.


I had a few hours while he was in dialysis to pull a few things out of my show bin and take some pictures for Lemon Poppyseeds. It wasn't the fun rabbits that I had planned, but perhaps if the next few days slow down a bit, I can add them. I will post them here so you will all know. Until then, enjoy a couple of my friends that you haven't met yet. I hope they bring you a smile.I thank all of you for your kind words and healing prayers, I can't tell you how much you mean to me. You make my heart smile!

A Time for Family

Sometimes a day will take on a life of it's own and you feel like you have no control over anything... all your plans are out the window and you just deal with the matter at hand. This whole week has been like that and continued it's spiral without any let up. As most of you know, I am care taking both parents, but my Father is having more serious problems at this time. Yesterday he took two ambulance rides with his sugar levels dropping dangerously low. There are still no answers, and he is being closely watched as he continues to drop rapidly. I can't tell you how thankful I am to his support Aides, the Rescue Squad (it is all volunteer here), friends and family. We can't express the gratitude that we have for everyone along with their prayers and calls to check on all of us.

I was able to meet my licensing deadline, but orders are coming along very slowly. I will be trying to get a few more out today. I will not be able to put anything new on Lemon Poppyseeds.. at least not for a few days. I will try my best to put a few friends up, however. I will post any new upload news here first. I thank all of you in advance for your patience and ask that my Dad be in your prayers.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Time Flies

It's Friday already?? I'm looking back and wondering just where the week went. The days have been full and I always wish for a few more hours, especially to create. This house has seen a steady stream of Nurses, Therapists and Transporters to the regular daily works. My Dad is getting some much needed help and I am making meals and measuring them, mindful of carbs as I do. The Girls have had the week from school off and I will miss them when they go back. They bring such a liveliness, especially when teamed up with two rambunctious puppies. We also had the stomach flu visit for a couple days and that kept me busy taking care of everyone too. We've kept it at bay most of the year, so I suppose, it was just our turn!

Our daily lives are such a mix, aren't they? Sometimes you can wake up and the day just takes on a life of it's own, and other days will seem like a grind. There is an anxiety now as our world shifts into uncertainty with the economy. The times are changing and a different season is upon us. Many of you have picked up a pattern or two as you can, to balance a hectic week with a little creativity and "me" time. I thought perhaps that it would be fun to offer a different pattern to all of you every week with a special price and will offer one every Friday. I hope that I inspire you to create and spend a little time just for you. If you've never sewn before~ give it a shot! There is nothing to lose. I did not know how to sew more than a tote bag in Home Ec. when I started this adventure, but I had a hunger to create. I hope that you enjoy and you have goode weeks ahead!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Busy Is A Goode Thing!


Yesterday proved to be challenging, to say the least. I had been working between meals,schedules and appointments with the girls and my parents. It was the last of the Girl's Basketball season at school, and the beginning of dialysis three times a week for my Dad. I was later than I would have liked getting my new friends here up on TDIPT, but once they went up I was so excited to see them! This is Fooey, named after my Uncle's cat with the same attitude.
This sweet little bunny was so fun with her twiggy arms and feet and simple grace.


And finally, dear Corkey. Her stance and way about her reminded me of a dear friend's Mom. We would go traipsing through the woods at all different times of the year. She point out certain flowers and herbs. Sometimes we would go gathering for good eats such as fiddle head ferns. I never forgot these things that she taught us, and I still gather the fiddle heads in the spring for a tasty treat!


I had a lot of fun with these friends, but there are new ones too in various stages. I can't wait to get my chores done and another cup of coffee so that I can work on them! It's a beautiful sunny day out and I have been sneaking out to feel the warmth on my face. It's only mid February and we will have more snow ahead, so days like this are cherished!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Getting Settled

Life is slowly coming under some kind of control here. I've been unpacking my transient life between the show and Tim's. I still can't put my hands on a few things that I would like as I am creating....but I've always had that problem. The sewing machine is humming once again and the smell of coffee,vanilla and cinnamon fill the air. It looks like my Dad will be coming home soon and will start dialysis~ at least for awhile. I will have lots of time to stuff and sew as I wait for him at the hospital. I've unpacked my camera, who has let me know that he is tired after many years of service and would like a young whippersnapper to take his place. Spring does bring change doesn't it?



~ The cupboard display ~
~old friends, but new to you~

~Bella, relaxing in the room before her debut ~

There is a basket of friends calling, they are in various stages of coming to life. Some are samples, some for TDIPT and others are new patterns~ I do want to keep some things a surprise for you. Hopefully these pictures will keep smiles until I can write again!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Now Where Is That Camera???


We are back....I'm still unpacking and getting everything under control. My camera is buried in one of the unpacked bags, so I decided to put a picture of Molly up for you~ it looks like she's so happy that I'm home!
It was a beautiful journey, the route we take is scenic and has plenty of wildlife. There was an ice storm the morning of our opening and many couldn't get in for a couple days. It was slow, which was expected with the economy, but above all it was wonderful to see dear friends and meet new. I did fine and came home excited to start some of the new friends I've drawn in my sketch book. There is still some work to be done first, and my Dad is still in the hospital. Thank all of you so much for asking. We have found that his heart is fine, but there is fluid around his lungs. He will have some of it removed tomorrow. He's been on dialysis about every other day or so and getting plenty of rest to build his strength.
In it all, my days are kept full keeping home, family and (a little) creativity running as smoothly as possible. My emails may lag a bit on the returning end but I'll be working at them as I can each day. The days are getting longer now, right?