Another Project Update

Things keep happening causing me to be more and more disappointed with this project but I got most of the supplies I needed to finish up with it. I was soooooo hyped about the cobbled together idea and the finished one I made using the wrong  supplies. I DO know in the future I’m not going to post about something until I have, or almost have, something closer to a final draft or finished project that I can/am willing to photograph.

I’m finishing up and trying to beat back the waves of Murphy’s Law washing over me every time I touch a piece of this seemingly cursed project. So many things just aren’t working lol.

I was asked twice today why I’m still working on it by two different people. Both times I answered.

“Because I promised I’d post it in my blog.”

I’m sure no one really cares that much if I post or not but it’s going to get done. I’m not going to let it beat me down lol! Then I can focus on the other projects I need to finish up. I really do hope the pictures at least come out O.K……. Hopefully I’ll get some decent light in the next couple days. We had a mini blizzard today that should melt away in the next few days.


Longer Delay on Project Due to Unforeseen Circumstances

My project got delayed. I’m a master of the obvious I know lol. One family member went into the hospital, another family member went out of state, one of my nephews had cops “visiting” him, and I’m still shaking off the last part of a pretty minor but draining, cold…

Needless to say I still haven’t gotten to the craft store to pick up the few things I need to finish the project I was all gung-ho excited about. I say was, because all the events I mentioned ruined any craft excitement I had. I’m not sure when I can get to Joann Fabrics, or Meijer, or somewhere that might have the things I need but I WILL post when I can. It shouldn’t be too much longer, but I don’t want to curse myself like I did with my last post. I was hoping to have everything done and photographed a day or so after my last post but life just isn’t cooperating. Bleh.

To those of you who are celebrating Valentines Day this year: Happy Valentines Day!

Toboggan of Pain and a Loving Farewell to a Friend

A few weeks ago a package of ground beef was purchased at Sam’s Club. For people unfamiliar with what Sam’s Club is, it’s a big box warehouse store. The package weighed roughly 4 pounds. Well normally the package would be separated into 1 pound pieces, and frozen. This wasn’t the case this time. A few days after the whole package was put into the freezer I went looking for a piece of meat I had in there. I opened the freezer door and glanced at what was in front when suddenly the ground beef package was tobogganing down the frozen peas at my face! (If you want a visual of what kind of package I’m speaking about, just do an internet search in your favorite search engine for “Sam’s Club ground beef” and hit images…)


My instinct kicked in. I tried to catch it and protect my face. This didn’t go so well. The package of meat slammed into my ring finger and pinky of my left hand. The pain was incredible. (The package of frozen meat hit the floor anyway and suffered a dented corner and a few splits in the foam tray.)

I put a cold soda can on it immediately and there was never any swelling. I also took a popsicle stick and tape and splinted my left ring finger. I figured it was all a hospital would do.

Two weeks later I went to my doctor who made me get x-rays because I can’t move the end joint of my finger without extreme pain. She did try to give me a real splint but I declined it due to allergies to a material it’s made of. I go in in a few days for a follow up and a normal check up.

Lesson learned: Don’t be lazy and put off splitting up bulk foods for the freezer. They are quite seriously dangerous.

Also, my German Shepherd was put to sleep late September as well. I miss her but she couldn’t walk anymore without pain. More then half the time she couldn’t walk at all and had to drag her back end along. She was on a lot of pain medication and it wasn’t helping much most days.

I miss you Zoey

I'll miss you. I love you.

Rescued from a kill shelter when she was literally a skeleton, she spent 11 years with me. I wish she could have spent more. 

Everyone take care for now.