Sunday, February 26, 2012

Where does the time go?

Do you ever feel like you have a hard time
just keeping up with life?
That's kind of where I'm at right now.
But no worries!
It's all good!
Just extremly busy.

So.......I have to apologize for not being prompt on posting the
Make A Difference Monday
posts.

(I figured out how to use my webcam tonight.  LOL)
But I do promise that as soon as things slow down a bit,
I will be back to regular posting.

I have been able to get a bit of sewing done.

My pouch for the Mouthy Stitches Pouch Swap is complete
and shipped!

Here's the front:


and the back

I hope my partner likes it!
(ppppsssttttt - Melissa - I didn't use a pattern!)
I finished this up last weekend at the quilt retreat.
(more to come on that...I have something pretty amazing that I'm working on for the gals that were there)
If I have their permission,
I will post it next weekend.

I brought this pattern with me to retreat as well.
It was a hit.
Several of the gals made this cute little pouch.

Here's the one I made

This pouch was probably the easiest thing I have ever made in my life.
No lie.
Cross my heart.

If you are interested in this pattern, you can get it
from the Little Red Hen

AND....they have free shipping until Feb 29th.
What are you waiting for?
Hop on over!
:o)

We also had a visitor this week.
He landed right on the very top of our pine tree.
(which is incredibly tall!)
But with my zoom,
I was able to get this picture.


Pretty magnificent!
A bald eagle.
Beautiful.

I have a little something for you to take time to read
and meditate on this week.


It has lots of great advise.
So take it or leave it,
but aleast give it a read.
Okie Dokie?

Have a great week!!!
XOXOXOOO
Cindy



Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tastefully Late Tuesday....

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!

I am so sorry I've been MIA.
My life is crazy right now,
but it will slow down!
Or I'll figure out how to become better organized.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to learn how to become better organized.
Which is A-OK.

I know I've missed the last 2 Monday's
to 'make a difference'
and I very much apologize.
I do promise to be better about that,
but it falls under the
'learning to become better organzied'
category.

But hey....lets not focus on the negative!
This weekend I had a lot going on.
My cousin was having her daughter's birthday party Saturday.
She turned 2.
So I got home from work Friday night and made a couple little things for her.

She likes Tinkerbell
(hello???  who doesn't??)
so I made her a little pillow out of my scraps of
Tinkerbell fabric and minky.



And this little monogrammed bag so she can carry her baby dolls


If you are interested, the tutorial for this bag can be found here.

So...I am leaving you with this challenge in regards to making a difference.
Depending on your finances,
I want you to make someones day.
You can either leave your change in the vending machine.
Pay for the persons lunch behind you.
Send a a donation anonymously to pay someones delinquent utility bill.
(all, or part, of it)
I will be honest.
I am not tight with my money when it comes to
giving help somewhere along the way.
Nothing makes me feel better
than to share what I have.
Trust me...it's not much.
We are in NO way rich financially.
But it's just something that brings the 'feel good' out when you do it.

So that's your challenge.
And you can't tell anyone,
because if you do,
it doesn't count.
It means you've done it for all the wrong reasons.

So go out and give and have fun and see what it does to your heart!
Until next time....

xoxo
Cindy



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Weight Loss Update and a Cutie

Well, it's February 1st
and I promised I would post an update
the first of every month.
For the month of January
I lost 6 lbs.
I had already lost weight before I started blogging about it,
so now I'm officially down 16 lbs.

But it's not just the weight loss I'm focusing on.
I want to also focus on the changes going on
with my perspective on life.
I've realized that somewhere down the path,
I lost  my fun side.
I've decided to become that fun person again.
So, I'll be going out more,
hanging out,
laughing,
releasing stress,
instead of forgetting how to have fun.
To be honest, I cannot believe
I forgot what it was like to go out and laugh so hard your belly hurts.
Never in my life time did I EVER think that would happen.

I also have felt the  power of letting go.
It's very awakening.

I still have a lot of mountains to climb,
and I'm curious what I'll be writing about come March 1st,
but for now,
I'm feeling like I can do this.

So...in  honor of my new adventure...
I tried some embroidery yesterday.
How cute is this?


I'm pretty much loving this little guy.
It may go on the pouch I'm making for the Mouth Stitches Swap
I'm participating in.
I think it could be pretty darn cute!

I hope you all are having the time of your life!
xoxo
Cindy