Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Yup!! Still here!

Still here, alive and kicking! We are in the midst of a big shovel out this morning. Seriously, I think we are going to have to have a big fundraiser and collect monies to send our weather people back to meteorology school or something--lol! Saturday, they predicted 4"-6" of snow, we got 14". Yesterday they predicted 1"-3", we got 19"!

Our town, Duluth, is a loooong city, it sits on a tall hillside and runs along the point and shoreline of Lake Superior. All in all I think it's about 26 miles long (ballpark guesstimate). The storm that blew in yesterday and last night came from the east and blew strongly to the west and brought lots of snow with it. What is so weird about this is that we--who live on the WEST side of town, got 19" of snow yesterday. The EAST side of town only got about 4".

My hub recently got a rebuilt snowblower (rebuilt by a friend of his)--and was pumped up that he wasn't going to have to shovel by hand this winter. Well, on Sunday, he had his chance to try out his snowblower--but, much to his chagrin, the auger had been put on backwards and was pushing the snow away from the machine instead of into it! lol So he had to bring it back to the guy who rebuilt it (who is quite embarrassed to say the least hahaha!), who still has it-- and then guess what?? The second storm hit! He is soooo bummed! Poor sweety :o(

OK--I'm sure you have all been busy as little beavers--everyone getting ready for Christmas! Are you all buying HANDMADE this year? I hope so, let's get this world back to where it should be by supporting the people who are trying to make a living with their art/craft---plus you get the coolest and most unique things, made with love and care! Yeah--it's a win/win!

I was just notified this morning that I am featured in A Punkin Card Company's blog--go check her out! She is a real sweety!!!

I also had a blurb on B. Inspired Boutique's blog about a week ago. She has a beautiful blog, and a fun way of writing her reviews--be sure to check her out too!

Speaking of people who are trying to make a living *grin*, here are a few of the things I've been working on latelyI did up another fuzzy bunny--this one holding tags that read "love". I really love making the stuffies--but they take so much TIME, grrr! I really need to start planning for Christmas earlier (I know, I say that EVERY year!) lol.And here's my newest bagkeeper--Pretty Puppy--hot off the sewing maching! He is all done up in blues and greens. I will be listing him in my shop a little later today.
Now, here is something just ridiculous--I LOVE this fabric. When I bought it (about 3 months ago) and saw it in person, I just couldn't get over how gorgeous it is! It's really a different color scheme than I'm used to and I couldn't figure out right away what companion fabrics to use with it, so I stuck it off to the side. Welllll, it ended up getting buried in a big old stack of fabric and I just found it again yesterday! LOL! How is that for a flake huh? I paired it up with some rich and gorgeous charcoal corduroy and some vintage gold rick rack to make this GORGEOUS drawstring bag --I really think this is one of my favorites ever (which means, guess who's making one to keep?!)OK--this is the last one--I promise! ...........*sure, she doesn't write for over a week, and then babbles on and on, grumble, murmur*...........I was inspired by some ornaments I saw in an old Mary Engelbreit magazine to make this little heart with the black and white beads! In a fun, non-traditional color too. I think it'd be cute to hang on the tree, but this is one you that would be fun for a teenager, then they could hang it in their room for the rest of the year.

Oh, and one more thing--I'm running a shipping special in my shop for the next few days--you can read all about it in my Shop Announcement. It's always nice to get a deal at this time of the year!

Have a wonderful day!! Hugs.

18 comments:

Bonny said...

We got snow also in NH but nothing like yours (thank goodness!!) Only about 6" where I live - and we also don't have a snowblower so it was a lot of shoveling (you'd really think I'd just give it up and buy one wouldn't you??) HAHA - good exercise if nothing else. Stay warm :)

iSew said...

I'm so glad you're back! I was actually kinda worried. I wish I was making so much progress! I have that same floral, naturally, but I've got the green version. I've done the same thing, it's in a drawer. lol

Junie Moon said...

I've been bemoaning the fact that snow for Christmas is highly unlikely here in Tucson. After reading about your snow, I think I'll just keep my mouth shut for now on and count my blessings.

AngelasGiftNook said...

Please send snow to Texas!!! It's suppose to be in the low 80's here today.

Love your products on etsy!!

Joni said...

Oh that is a lot of snow. I guess it keeps you motivated to stay indoors and craft though... but I don't envy you. I remember well what it was like here. Merry Christmas!

vonzoller said...

Your stuff is simply adorable!!! I know all about the snow thing. Im only a few hours from you in the snow belt. Ironwood, MI in the UP. We had 32 inches in 3 days. Anyway, just wanted to stop by. My mom sent me your blog and im going to post a link to it from my blog. Your stuff is just tooooo cute!!

A Punkin Card Company said...

Cute and artistic is sometimes hard to fine together!

thanks for your comments!

Carol said...

Hi Karen!
I've been wishing for a huge snowstorm, it would solve so many of my running-out-of-time-to-make-gifts problems.
Take care~

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

wow!! tons of snow!! We only have had a sprinkling here last week and it didn't stick.lol. love your new creations!!

sweetbeans said...

I've totally been thinking about you Duluthians this week!!!!

Love to you,

Lauren

Beth Leintz said...

My dad grew up in Superior and when you mention Duluth- the first thing I think about is all those hills- shoveling them and driving on them can't be easy!
Your crafts are darling- thanks for the reminder to by homemade!

Dharma Designs said...

Hope all is well! Glad you still have your sense of humor. Love your blog! Just linked you to mine...
http://dharmadesigns.blogspot.com

Badbird said...

Hi, I just found your blog through Calamity Kim. I love your stuff!

Amy Wagner said...

All your stuff is always so cute. I love anything embroidered!
I laughed about the snow blower. My sweet William had an old one that he wanted to revive from the dead and after it sat for about 5 years still dead I forced the poor dear to put it out of MY misery and throw it away!! I was tired of tripping over it on the way to the garage freezer. UGGH.
Amy

CEDAR JUNCTION said...

Stay warm and have a wonderful Christmas!

Teresa

Heidijayhawk said...

whew! glad you didn't fall into the abyss of the holidays. lovely new things! hope all is well with you and yours.

Happy House Quilts said...

Oh I think it would make a great key chain...the green heart...CUTE! Jodi

KJ said...

Hello! I think the weather boo-boos are just a sign of the times. I notice that there are more and more misreports here, too! Well, I'm glad to here that you aren't buried in snow! It has been nippy here for California—even had some rain. Woo woo! But, no snow... It has happened in a rare moment and we go ballistic!

Tootles, KJ

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