Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Grand Canyon and a Throne

I was hoping this week would be a little less stressful than the last few have been.  Well.....  wellllll.......WELLLLL!!!  I hurt my shoulder at work and had a hard time doing my job all week.  Then at the end of the week my boyfriend came over to visit all the way from California. His flight was delayed a day due to an issue in Illinois with the air traffic control center.  Once he got here we were able to go to see the movie "This is where I leave you."

We also went to the Arkansas Grand Canyon.  Which was super awesome.  It takes your breath away.  Truly. 

John 2 stories in the air over looking the Arkansas Grand Canyon

On Monday I am getting a steroid shot in my shoulder joint(IN MY SHOULDER JOINT) , but here is hoping that I will be in a lot less pain from that.  That said I am glad I got this weeks inchie done early (not like I don't always do it on Sundays anyways lol)

This weeks theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Throne.  So my first thought was, of course, the porcelain throne!  LOL  which is funny since I had to replace mine this last week when the bathroom floor fell through.  Yerp, it fell through!  The only thing holding up my toilet was the cast iron pipes.  Luckily I had a great friend who spent about 8 hours rebuilding my floor.  God Bless him and his family. 

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the great thrones they have going on over there, and have a blessed and creative week.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Salmon and an Update

This week's theme over at Every Inchie Monday is Salmon.  I first thought about the color salmon but I really did not know what that looked like!!!  HAHA.  So I then thought about the fish.  So I designed an inchie with 4 salmon-looking fish on it.  Then just before I started to bead it I decided to reverse one of the fish.  He is the one swimming upstream!

I love how this turned out.  I hope that you can see it.  All 3 colors are silver lined delicas.  I was not really sure about there being seaweed in the water near salmon but I needed something to offset the fish so there ya go! 

For those who read last weeks blog post and wondered about Kiki, she is good and no worse for the wear.  It took her 5 days to pass the needle, bead work and thread!  5 DAYS!  We were all so stressed out waiting.  Me and my kids were actually about to tear apart the couch to see if it went inside.  But then she took care of that.  Kiki saved the couch!  lol.

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out the great work that the ladies there have done.  Have a blessed and creative (and stress free!) week! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

UPDATE: Kiki the cat!

For all of you who were wondering about Kiki the cat.  It has been 5 days since she swallowed the bead work, needle and thread. We all have been watching her like a hawk.  She has been fine and acted so normally.  Well as normally as we knew her to be.  We have only had her for 3 weeks.


Friday night after I got off work I noticed that the dogs; we have 2 and one of them  loves to eat cat poop.  (Gross!); were trying to eat poop.  I came running and caught Katy about to eat a piece of poop that had a needle sticking out of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So I ran over to the kitty litter box and saw a bit more of the poop, (man this post is turning out kinda $#itty!)and lo and behold there was the thread and the beadwork!!!

More grossness lol!

I decided to show off all the critters here.  For once the good one was the meanest one!  Umbrion.  BTW I did throw away the bead work, thread and needle.  Also the needle was around 2 inches long!  Have a great day everyone and thanks to all who posted and said prayers about her.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Un-scheduled Interuptions

We interrupt this scheduled inchie blog for a not-so-brief word from our sponsor......  (SIGH!).  This weeks inchie is perfection in timing for sure.  This last week at work has been rough.  I have been so worn out all week feels like I have been chasing my tail.   Can you relate? 

Some of you might (or might not) know that for years my poor son has slept in the laundry room cuz our house is so small.  Recently, I have been having a friend building an addition onto my house.   Lately he has slacked off and not been around.  Wasting my time, money and all the work that he has already done; which was not a lot.  

After weeks of nothing, one of my Son's friends, Philip, mentioned that his Dad would have had the addition done by now!  Excuse me....WHAT?!?  Yep his Dad built their house, porch, deck and shed!   (SIGH!)  Well, all of this happened last week and this weekend a friend of Philips Dad came over and worked on the unfinished roof.  Good news, he finished most of the roof and will come by on Tuesday to finish it.  YAY!  Bad news?!?  (SIGH)  the "friend" who was building the addition used short nails on the roof and the siding.  Which means that if someone on the Mountain was to fart loudly the roof would prolly blow off. 

So he took care of the roof and will come back and take care of the siding.  Which is good, and because they knew I kinda got snuckered by my "friend" they are not charging me very much for the work they are gonna do.  I pray that God blesses them for helping me out.  So now the addition is back on schedule and my stress level is lowering!  MAJOR YAY!!!!!

Then, just after I finished this weeks inchie I went to work on a commission piece.  After a few minutes I had to go outside to get something.  A few minutes later my son ran outside and told me that our newest cat, Kiki swallowed the bead work I had been working on.  When I got there I found out she also swallowed the needle as well.  Did I say that my stress level is lowering?  (SIGH) 

So now we are watching her, praying for her and keeping an eye on her.  I called the vet and found out that it would cost around $1000 to have her seen and have surgery to get the needle out, and they don't take payments.  So needless to say we are keeping an eye on her and if she is in distress we will take her to the vet but as for now we are just waiting for her to go to the bathroom.  Now I have learned to never leave my crafts unattended.  (SIGH)

Now back to our regularly scheduled inchie blog post..... This weeks theme over at Every Inchie Monday is schedule.  My first thought, with all I have to do is a "To do list"  I used 3 colors of Delicas.  Hope you like it and don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the awesome work by those talented ladies.

Have a blessed and creative week.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Red Is The Word!

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Red.  Such a wide topic!  What to do?  The color red is explained as, "Red is the color of fire and blood, so it is associated with energy, war, danger, strength, power, determination as well as passion, desire, and love. Red is a very emotionally intense color." 

All that & I still was not sure what to do.  My first thought was a red heart.  But I thought since I had done a broken heart in 2012.  I did not want to do another heart.

But last Thursday my Mom went to live with my Brother and his Wife while she goes thru chemo again and me and my children felt like our heart just went up with my Mom.  While I am glad she is getting to hang out with my siblings, I am sad that I can not be there when she goes thru the chemo.  So for my inchie this week I made a heart.  To comfort me and my kids. 

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the other Red inchies that the awesome ladies have done.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

It's A Renaissance Kinda Thing

I am a bit late at posting  this, mostly because yesterday was Labor Day here in America.  I was lucky enough to be able to go over to my Aunts house for a family reunion.  There was family that I had not seen since the last family reunion and family that I see all the time.  Every bit of it was awesome!  It is so cool to be able to sit around a table and here all the great (and sometimes embarrassing) family stories.  I do hope that everyone got to spend time with their families this last weekend. 

This week over at Every Inchie Monday the theme is Renaissance.  The funny thing is the first thought that I had was of something that I used to watch as a child.  Today if you want to watch TV you just turn on the DVR and pick one of over 500 channels.  Or go on the internet and watch TV shows and movies.  But as a child we had only 6 channels (if we were lucky LOL).  I remember spending a lot of time watching  PBS, specifically, Masterpiece Theater.

I remember all the operas that I would watch.  I couldn't understand what they were saying &  in my young 7-9 year old mind they were wearing the craziest clothes, but I still watched it!?!  I really loved all the layered clothing look of the ladies who sang.  

   So this was the inspiration for this weeks inchie.  I hope that you can see the dress with the undergarments showing thru like a lot of the Opera singers and women of that era.  On this inchie I used 4 colors, matte transparent red for the the dress, transparent grey, dark grey matte rainbow and for the background I ended up using 24kt lined opal.  I figured that color would go great with the Renaissance theme, don't you?  Hope you like it.

Don't forget to fly on over to EIM and check out all the great artwork from all the talented ladies there, their work will blow you away, it always does mine!  Also, thank you for your comments they always make my day. 
Have a blessed and creative day.