A Follow-up Photoshoot

The mother of the newborn girl I had previously taken pictures of wanted me to take pictures of the family, plus brothers, sisters, grandma and their children.  Now I was a little nervous, because taking pictures of so many people and children is a challenge.  As one of the father’s said, it’s like herding kittens!  We ended up having a few mishaps –  goathead thorns found their way into someone’s foot and caused a great many tears and I lost my prescription sunglasses, only to find them later on in someone’s thoughtful care!   But all in all, it was a good time.  I did have to add the picture of the frustrated and bored children at the end because it so eloquently shares a story without words!  Below the gallery is a fun poll – take it and I will answer in about a week!

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Freebie Cutie and a Farewell

Here ya go

Click on this page for the pattern

I have been seeing these cute little zombie heads floating around the internet for at least

You can group them or wear them singularly!

You can group them or wear them singularly!

two years, and every time I see them, I think, “I want to make those.”  And guess who never does?  At least until now!  For me, it’s way easier just following someone else’s instructions, but I couldn’t seem to find those.  So I was forced, FORCED into whipping up these little boogers myself.  They are not hard, but when you’re making up the pattern, for some reason, it becomes an epic venture, even these incredibly easy pins.  But enough whining.  Click on the lovely picture to the left to access the pattern.  Have fun!

 

Now for the farewell.  After working so hard on my parlor kitty, I had wanted to show it off at work.  I put it down on the front desk where it was out of sight of the patients, but not

Just finished.

Just finished.

At its new home in the kiddy corner.

At its new home in the kiddy corner.

out of sight of the children when they were playing in the kiddy corner.  That’s what we call it.  Anyway, there was a sweet toddler boy playing in the kiddy corner when he spied my parlor kitteh.  Without warning, he grabbed it up and held it to his chest and started playing with it.  He also knew how to meow.  It was so cute watching him play with it and giving it all his love.  When they left the office, I decided parlor kitty needed to become the office kitty where it will be appreciated.  :’-(  I shouldn’t feel bad…I’ll see it every Tuesday and Thursday!

 

Unabashed Plug

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for…wait. What? Just checking to see if you were paying attention! Good.

In my recent course of events, thanks to electronic mass media, I have discovered branches of my family that I didn’t know existed. And I’m not talking about distant roots, I’m talking living, breathing, first and second cousins, nieces and nephews. I know, I’ve got a weird, dysfunctional family. And no, there is no “fun” in dysfunctional. I’d like to slap talk to the person who coined that little mock aphorism.

But back to the reason I am posting today. I’ve met family!  I find that great, soothing, life-affirming, wonderful.  My family is very small and any addition gives me…what?  Validation?  Whatever.  I’m enjoying it.  And when a family member starts up a cool online service, well, I’m going to plug it!

The type of service I’m talking about here will definitely appeal to all you writers looking to e-publish a book.  Have a look:

http://www.mousiensnookie.com/

If any of you contact them, tell them who sent you!

Stuck in a Starbucks On a Sunday Morning

Yummy caffeinated goodness.
Yummy caffeinated goodness.

Yummy caffeinated goodness.

In the nearly 20 years I’ve been a dog owner, this is the first time I’ve ever taken my dog in for a grooming. That’s why I was caught by surprise – no knitting or crocheting to keep me amused. So I’m catching up on my blog reading and sharing this with you!

I’ve actually been selling on my etsy shop recently, and I’ve been fired up with all sorts of imaginative projects. In fact, I’m running into the old problem of not being focused. Each new thought requires planning, design and in general, a whole bunch of time. And then I usually trash it! I promise to post my next creation…which will hopefully be done in the next few days.

In the meantime, I hope you’re enjoying your Sunday morning.

Baby Photoshoot

It’s a rare event in my life that I can combine two great passions of mine, photography and my crafts. I have a great relationship with my landlady, and when she told me she was pregnant, I thought – ha!  With the advent of little Zoey’s birth, I had the perfect opportunity to do just that.   An outfit was decided upon, which I finished in record time, and we waited.  I had to wait through seven months of her pregnancy – we didn’t get baby bump pics because her husband’s schedule can be insane – and then a scary couple of days while she was in the NICU, and another two weeks of isolation.  So here she is looking sweet and healthy.  God bless her!

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