Monday, December 29, 2008

Don't Faint Now!!!

Hello All

I know it's been months since I've posted. I have never been this long in between posts before.I just haven't felt like it. Much like my baby here. Of course Nigel is a dog so he is entitled to act like this. I am told I am not.

My winter blahs didn't leave until April and came back in September.It was a short year. I have been working on a present for a friend for months now and I have had a RR block since October and can't get myself to work on it.

Oh Well enough of that

For only the second time in 22 years I didn't sew any Halloween costumes. Though we did buy everything there was a lot of thought into them so I don't feel bad. It isn't like they came straight off a hanger at Wal Mart

This is Molly's idea of a neon Butterfly. She is so tall that with her wings on she had to duck down almost to her knees to get out the door

I bet you didn't know that Goth Tinkerbells rode Hannah Montana scooters.

Though I have had the blahs it hasn't been completely bleak. Sadly our 13 yo cat Hootie passed away at the beginning of October. He was a real sweetheart and is missed. But he lived a long Happy life

All the kids were sad but they aren't used to a house without an indoor cat. So I sent Hubby to get a kitten......................................................He came back with 2!!

Meet Jack and Will

They are the epitome of kitten-ness

Now to prove I am not a complete slacker. I made this purse from a cigar box for #1 son's girlfriend. We share a love for the artist Josephine Wall so I knew she would like it

I also made 12 stockings and some tree shaped ornaments for a Craft Sale that Janet and I did. That was pretty much a bust

I'll leave you with this image and hopefully the next year I will have more energy



Cathy K said...

Welcome back to Blogland, Lauri! I've missed "hearing" from you. I totally understand the winter blahs - I fight them every year, too. LOVE that purse you did. Your work, as always, is so creative and lovely. Warm hugs, Cathy

Momma Bear said...

Welcome back!
I understand your blahs.
I get them too.
I think the secret is working through them, having a project you you don't have to get don unless you want to helps.
that way you don't feel horridly lazy if you don't feel like working on it today.
sorry to hear about your kitty.

the box purse however is stunning!

CrazyKwilter said...

I'm sorry you're going through a rough time.

Your goth Tinkerbell/Hannah Montana photo is GREAT. How funny.

and the two kitties, where the gray one has his tail on the other's head...someone thinks he's the alpha cat!

Welcome back!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I am glad that you are back. I have had the blah's too. Sort of posted about it today.

I love all of the wings! The scooter pic is priceless.

And I love the pic with one cat's tail over the other cat's head.

Sandi said...

Oh, what a beautiful purse you made!! Your son's girlfriend is one lucky girl to receive such a beautiful creation. Your kittens are so cute. I like the names Jack and Jill. When the cat that my DD and SIL had passed away at 13, they were also going to get a kitten - and when they had to chose between two they couldn't do it. Now Marty and Emmet keep the household "in stitches" with the tricks. I've been there with the blahs. Spring is my hard time. I love the coziness of winter and spending time in my sewing room. :-)

Jo in NZ said...

Hello Lauri darling!! Nice to see you back. Love the cigar box purse, and would love to see a tutorial even about you do one for the next CQMagonline issue,which will be soon.
No more blahs, you hear!

piney cq said...

Goodness! When you catch up you realllllly catch up!!! Great pics and awesome projects!!!

I've named you on a 6 picture meme..... enjoy!