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...Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things...

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

shadowbox express...

or should i say runaway train? as usual, if more is good, even more is better! i've been shadowboxin' up a storm lately. thanks angelica for the lovely dress pattern and the inspiration. gotta go- there's another waiting in the wings!

Saturday, January 28, 2006

thank you.

working at red lead is a treat for me on a normal saturday. but, today was terrific with cake and presents and good wishes and fun all around. thanks for everything chris and sharon. i heart you.

you learn something new every day.

did you know that fantasy island premiered on january 28, 1978?
and i'm kinda thinkin' no red tricycle for me this year...

Friday, January 27, 2006

Studio Friday

Truth: Days off from work paralyze me because I have 10 zillion things I want to do and a limited time to do them in. One thing I actually have already done is to begin painting a shadowbox for a Valentine present.
Truth: I did not want to get my hands dirty today.
So: Here is my wimped out Studio Friday entry.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

i've said it before and

i'll say it again- whining pays! great and talented, patient and knitter extraordinaire gf- heidi
took these two poorly made bracelets that i had and turned them into this fab necklace! i love it, h! be on the lookout for her next project- the only person i know of who has the chutzpah to go from scarf to sox in one fell swoop. ygg!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

peace loving jewess~

gets confirmed. (more from the treasure trove...)

Monday, January 23, 2006

my ship has come in...

today a wonderful package came in the mail full o' photos... this got the biggest yucks...the report card from 8th grade with Cs and C-s galore telling me to "pay attention" is going straight in the trash! nothing like unearthing some old demons from the late 60s. and ya know- i still have trouble paying attention.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

gearing up for valentine's day.

look what happens when you wear cool jewelry to bed.
and the little hearts came from my parents for a milestone birthday. sure does beat those lines on your cheeks from the sheets...

Friday, January 20, 2006

practice makes you better.

i think i am a better mother than i was 15 years ago. kelly, any comments?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

tag a rama

thanks denise
i have lived in
waterbury, ct
woodbury, ct
new haven, ct
webster groves, mo

fave tv shows
grey's anatomy
desparate housewives
anything news- like dateline

vacations gone by
grand turks
sanibel island
vail (my fave)

daily websites
email work and home
my blogger pals
cnn or msn or usatoday
alzheimer's association

fave food
i must be hungry- nothing specific is standing out

4 fab jobs
cleaned houses
worked in a nursing home
counter girl at big top
sold printing

where i would rather be
i would like to go visit my brothers and my parents in connecticut and emily in chicago
then go to colorado, that's it.

i've been a knittin' fool~

i am happy to report that i finally finished-(blocked and put together even, knitted in two pieces) emily's xmas present. yay!!!! she already has the hat and mittens and now here is the matching supersoft scarf. good choice on the yarn, em. lmxxx and kelly, thanx for modeling.

Friday, January 13, 2006

studio friday-eye spy

do you see the dog-sort of dachsund-ish on the side of the gold box? little head...tail off to the right... studiofriday

the nimrod who started it all.

just a few years ago, i would have never given this kitty cat stamp set another look- toooooo cute for my taste! oh, but nowadays because of the nitwit pictured above, i even have a kitty cat key chain! and a kitty cat pin that looks just like ted, that i wear! out of the house! in broad daylight! so now i am the proud owner of this fab stamp set. I don't even care if i ever use it. it is just so darn cute, i could just set it on a shelf and gaze at it periodically... love ya ted.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

prior warning...

my contribution for the redlead january atc swap--the pocket doll theme-- well, i just thought i would let you know ahead- the dollies have no bodies. never was very good at following directions... i wanted to use my asian stuff ...

christmas in january!!!!!!

thanks for all these goodies, denise. a giant, giant ray of sunshine in the midst of an eh january. many, many thanks. b

not that we don't all LOVE ted...

but it's about time to put something new up here- so, for your enjoyment are a couple of cards I got (which I love so much that I will never send) for Christmas/Hanukkah-whatev. The woulda coulda is from a company called bobsyouruncle
you know, there is also a book by that very name and I own that as well- sound words to live by, if you ask me.

Monday, January 02, 2006

ya gotta love him.

little ted goes exploring. as i said, ya gotta love him.

some good words for the new year-

The wheel of time keeps moving. The old year goes away and the new year
claims its place. There's a reason we call it the "wheel" of time. The
"annual" comes from the Latin annus meaning a circuit of the sun, hence a year.

Flowers don't bloom any differently just because a new year has begun.
Clouds move at the same pace whether it's a new day or a new century.
Yet for humans these convenient markers along the trail of life are
quite convenient.

We brood about what happened yesterday. We plan things for the next
And with a new year, we feel our knapsack of time is replenished.
What we missed doing last year we might be able to accomplish this

And so the wheel turns.

Ultimately, it's all relative. A story goes that a man prays to G-d.
G-d appears and the man says, "Lord! Our billions of years are your one
second. Our billions of dollars are merely a penny for you. Could you
grant me a penny?" G-d smiles, says "Certainly! Back in a second," and
disappears. May all your wishes be granted in the new year.
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Sunday, January 01, 2006


Lordy- we are only, what, 6.5 hours into the new year and already things are going poorly...my resolution- to be a better gift giver- looks like it might be harder to keep than I thought. Oh yes- this is my resolution for the new year- to hand over the gift and then keep my trap shut...not to apologize, explain, describe, give instructions on how to use, how to possibly use, where I bought it, how long it took me to make it, or anything else that may take away from the experience of the receiver. The resolution involves me handing whatever it is over and then-shutting the heck (!) up. Tall order! Well, the first thing that is close to completion (Denise, your Xmas gift you lucky dog!) looks like a waltz down an aisle of Hobby Lobby. Major OY! I had it planned so artfully well in my brain... Maybe I should call it my new years challenge...She'll be sure and let you know if I gave the gift with grace. :-)

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