Thursday, December 31, 2009


Wow ... it's finally here ... the last day of the year!

I'm always glad when a new year arrives ... it gives me optimism ... that things will be better ... that we get to "start over".

I'm not much for the "New Years Resolution" thing...but it is a good time to get reorganized ... and that I will invest some time in ... as the state of my creative area has become somewhat deshelved.

I have had some great creative streaks of late ... beads are in focus here ... will share more about these later...but in brief... created some lovely 3-D ornaments with a new technique that had me postively thrilled!

I want to thank you all for visiting with me over this last year ... and look forward to sharing more with you in 2010.

January brings my Blogiversary ... and who knows ... there could be a Prize Draw!

All the best to you and yours ... wherever you are!

Big Hugs ... Marie

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays to All !

Although I may seem a little late with this post ... it was not by my choosing!

We've been having hardware issues .... had to replace the box downstairs ... and at the same time this one was almost maxxed out and not operating properly. Had to wait for Paul to do his magic to get me back on-line ... then when I did try to post a blognote yesterday ... couldn't get in! Sheesh!

No matter ... hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season ... with lots of merryment and special moments ... we did here!

I'm so glad that I survived the week ... tho just barely ... it was exhausting!

I'm doing bead therapy now ... and sipping on brandy ... my fave Christmas treat!

Ohhh ... Santa brought Mel a new camera ... and she says it's so easy to use "even Mom could work it" ... cheeky ... but she's gonna give me a tutorial ... so I'll have stuff to show more often!

Since we've all been experiencing computer withdrawal ... I'll keep this short as I promised Mel I'd be less than 10 mins. ... so she can get back to meebo.

I hope you all have a very Healthy & Happy 2010 !

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Busy Little Elf I Am!

So ... getting down to the wire ... only two weeks till Christmas now and am running at a frantic pace. The store is fabulously busy (which is a good thing ... in light of the economy) but I drag my tired self home daily ... then try to squeeze in all the other stuff that needs doing.

Working away at two last minute gifts ... and finished off another ... a crocheted tailored vest & matching cloche for Mel (which was one of those vision things ... saw it in my mind's eye & then just had to make it).

Still working away at a hat for Tim ... who will need some warmth now that his hair is short ... and it's black ... so am sure he'll actually wear it. Also working on the second sock for Paul. This is my first attempt at socks ... and had to modify the pattern to accommodate the cotton yarn / smaller needles that I wanted to use ... all in all turned out okay ... but now can see where I should have modified further. If he likes them ... at least a subsequent pair would work out better.

Have some gifts bought ... and several more to get this week ... but haven't begun to wrap yet. We've decided to keep it lean ... and invest in food and merryment instead of useless frivolities. After all ... that new TV was an expensive early gift for us all! The kids will be happy with cash that they can use to aquire something they want.

This morning we had our first snow ... but it's more like our first slop ... started with rain then snow now more rain ... so it's now slush. It'll be a real mess if it then freezes. I invested in a new scoop-type shovel this year ... ergonomic design that will be easier on the back ... simply push then dump the load by standing it up!

Apologies for the lack of photos ... as I previously mentioned ... Mel's camera is not working ... so maybe will get my sis to take some pics when I can find time to get together with her.....tho I doubt it'll be anytime soon. Christmas ... probably!

So .... are you all ready for the holidays yet? ... or still busy like me?

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