Saturday, February 28, 2009
I brought a new little sweetheart home today. Leo the puppy is staying with us till we can find him a home. jack and I have fallen in love with him already...annie is not so convinced though she is doing better. she is cranky on a good day. Leo is so adorable. he is so soft and well behaved. he and jack just wrestle and run and enjoy themselves so much. I'm curious to see how tonight goes.
I got my mail today from my sweet neighbors who collected it while I was gone. lots of interesting mail...including an invitation to do the chocolate show in Paris! wow. now wouldn't that be something. it would be incredible but who would watch my puppies???
Thursday, February 26, 2009
my goodness it is time to write in my blog. I went to Louisville last Thursday and bought a new macbook. I have been busy ever since, learning how to use it. it is fantastic. there is a lot to learn though.
I made a trip up here to visit Brandt and Allyson at the Dunes. we are having a wonderful visit. I even walked all four dogs at once! Allyson and I have had really good marketing talks. she is one smart cookie. I have learned a lot and now I am ready to go home and out it all in practice.
I can't believe how much Zia has grown. she is one sturdy little pup. she and jack have had a ball. and Indigo has stuck to me like glue. he has been my special pal. I am so blessed to have such wonderful grand pups! and kids, too...
the wind is howling. it is really fierce up here, lake effect and all. it has been so cozy all holed up here in their wonderful lake home. what a beautiful place to live. and I am so lucky I get to visit!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
good thing I relaxed last night...today I have been bu-sy as a bee. Requests have been coming in from my clients for a 3D stiletto ever since I started making the ornament style. coming up with pattern is not an easy thing for a shoe like this! It has had me preoccupied for several weeks. I decided to day I was going to make one or know the reason why! and I did. I surrounded myself with shoes, real one, photographs...the mood had to be right so I could figure it out. I have also been asked to make St Paddy's Day shoes and so forth...this is so much fun!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I finally fixed my mailbox today. I had a time of it, broke two brand new drill bits but I got it to work. I used a hook I bought in New Mexico and put it on upside down. I think it will work just fine.
the pups and I took a nice long walk at the Park again today. it was cold but we enjoyed it. I fixed this mail box and then set about cleaning the office. people have been wonderful about saving me boxes lately and I needed to organize them. ta da! it has been a good weekend.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Back home and the dogs were sure happy to see me. Jack has been loving on me non-stop. he is such a good dog...
yes! signs of life! my spring bulbs are peeking through the dirt. hints of beautiful flowers to come. time for me to plan my spring shows, and start creating my spring collection. flowers! what can be better...well maybe some sunshine. still, it is still dry and no snow on the ground. I am thankful for that.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day! okay, a bit early but better early than not at all. I have been having a good week, visiting friends, opening valentines, and wonderful packages from japan filled with beautiful cards and delicious cookies. yum-my. I spent Wednesday with Fumi san and Dorine, listening to them talk about quilts. Ben and I picked up clay and he bought me a fantastic steak dinner at Texas roadhouse. my son is wonderful! Neighbor girl Kelcey stayed with me last night since her little brother had surgery. he is fine and we had fun. What an interesting little girl, very well travelled. I have started walking at the Park again. Sunday I heard Sand hill cranes and Tuesday I saw a 3 foot black snake. spring is definitely on it's way. walking lifts my spirits and tones my legs at the same time...what a deal! winter weight is gone and now for definition...
Monday, February 9, 2009
Hello! the "hearts, chocolate, diamonds and ritas show" in Shelbyville was a great success and FUN! my friends kept telling me how happy they were that Nancy and I gave them an occasion and reason to get out of the house and do something different. the weather was perfect, the chocolate divine and conversation lively. the jewelry and bunnies were happily matched. I had so much fun!!!! Each guest visiting received the little party favor shown in the picture on the right...a ritabunny magnet made especially to hold upcoming show invitations. Thanks to everyone who came and see you at the spring show!