Tuesday, February 21, 2012

She is HERE!!

My Fabulous doll from the UK (From The marvelously talented Sherry Edwards--- of Sherry's Simple Blog)  I was so excited -- I  forgot to take a picture of the  wonderful way she was gift wrapped---I did try to get a picture of her on the  pattern tissue she was wrapped in..That pix --came--out--yellow!?!?! -also--yellow  were the wonderful faces she had made me---Alas I will rectify that tomorrow----But-- I did manage to get one decent pix--to put up  tonight-- to reassure Sherry  --she is here and in wonderful condition !!Thanks so much Sherry and hope we can swap again soon!!!!  :) jan

Monday, February 20, 2012


  SOOO -- on the run again--  AND--We came back to "snow" in NC!! Brrrrr---  but a very special package  was here to greet me-- from a swap at--It  Started with a Cloth Doll--Sherry Goshen's group on Yahoo--- It was from  my  wonderful partner--  RuthAnne Parker (from FLorida  no less--No snow there ) Anywhooo--I  am putting some   (bragging---  hihi--- )pixs up--- And I will put  up some more eye candy for you-- when I get my swap from Sherry in the UK---Thanks soooo much!!! :)jan

Friday, February 17, 2012

Instead of

Messages in a bottle--am sending messages to my blog------a quote I read that fits my situation-----------------
.I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.
Rainer Maria Rilke, 1903
in Letters to a Young Poet

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Words of wisdom

I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”   Edward Everett Hale

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

For my UK Friend ---Sherry

The girls are on their way! I say girls because  my lady has a traveling companion -- hi hi---- I was so honored to know that I will be receiving one of Sherry's fantastic dolls And so nervous at the same time--hoping  can make something she will like!! Please check out this 



Friday, February 3, 2012

Stamping around

Inside my  stamp book swap   Then my beaded dragon fly to go with and  last but not least

The back and the front~~~

Swaps keep me crafting

 Here  is  one of my Valentine swaps  and below is the start of  my paper doll swap
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Just a little Fall

But I can craft Anywhere-- hi-hi----even in bed and  in pain----and to prove it  I have helped my granddaughter make her board game with figures and cards and all--I have sent out two paper swaps--''(Trying the Stamping crafts)--And I have finished (part) of my swap for Sherry Goshen's Valentine swap- A ten inch felt doll--- All hand sewn-----SO ---no posts --doesn't mean I am not crafting !! Just forget to take pixs (the board game  went to school before I knew it was gone)and a couple of other things were whisked away..by customers (with a WHEW from me that I got it done in time)..  before I  could get a pix..Yea!! I am getting slower in my old age--But I am still crafting!!And to prove it  I do have a few pixs for you!! And yes I am out of bed now--So Beware---the restless crafter is back!!