New Year's Eve Blue Moon! How neat. Blue moon actually means two full moons in one month. Doesn't happen too often...hence, once in a blue moon. I just did a yahoo image search for blue moon and ran into this picture. i just thought it was so sweet. i browsed his blog, ben javens, and i really enjoyed looking at his work. it's very sweet. very cool. check it out if you like.
so i've been sickly for a couple days now. feeling very weak. but surviving. getting better. thinking about new year's. trying to come up with some new year's resolutions. silly maybe. i used to not do it. that didn't work. so now i do, will it work? well, we'll see. can't hurt. i've been kinda bummed this year about new year's eve. last year was a lot of fun. so much is different now. here's my first, most important resolution: get over the 2 men that broke my heart in the last 4-5 years. save those tears for sad movies or sad/happy movies. anyway....
started a new project tonight, but really, didn't even feel well enough to get that far on it. will continue on tomorrow.
that makes me feel better. poor dog's been couped up with me while sick and still loves me! such a sweetie!
christmas was lovely. loved seeing family and friends. and it was even a white christmas. well, mostly the blizzard on christmas eve! it was crazy...for texas and the day after a 70 degree day. pax loved the snow.
My nephew, Lucas, got his first guitar. So awesome. He already looks like a pro! He loves moozik! (Oh, and his super cool lil tricycle, in the background) And then my grandma's Christmas tree. Grandmas have the best Christmas trees! <3
And meet Ash Park Annie. A Texas Snowman....er, snowlady. Down the street from my grandma's house.
and...i started an embroidery project tonight. a vintage pattern from the vintage transfer finds site.
i'm excited about it!
(up too late on a "school" night. must catch some z's)
oh, and it's supposed to snow here in a little bit. wow. i was so hot all day yesterday and slept with the window open and it was still hot this morning. texas is so crazy! gotta love it though. texas our texas! :-)
So I know you can't beat John Lennon's "Happy Xmas(War Is Over)'" but i adore the Polyphonic Spree and really like their cover.
So just a few Christmas songs, though I couldn't find the one song i went looking for, "the gift of the magi" by Squirrel Nut Zippers. It's so good. Their Christmas CD is great. "Christmas Caravan." I listen to it every year. I just love it. Was a gift from my friend kim, long ago. :-)
this is so cool! robot santa was featured on the sublime stitching blog. pretty durn rad. seriously, this makes me very happy. go check it out. i love all jenny hart's stuff. what i've been learning from.
laugh if you want cause i am, too. it was fun. and pax is too cute. i know it's silly, probably lame. but i just don't care anymore. i'm not too cool for school, i'm just into the cuteness of life. take ur judgements elsewhere...you know it's cute...and kinda funny, too. i can admit that. just plain silly, and i love it! :-)
took monday off from stitching. played some super mario on wii instead. fun, fun. took pax to mary's with me, and he was so good. think he deserves a good gift from santa! :-) gonna start a couple projects tonight. almost done with all my gifts! it's been so fun making them and i just want to keep them all! but i won't.
man, i have something i've been working on the past couple days that i'm soooo proud of. it's so cool and i wanted to finish so bad last night. i really tried and have very, very little left to finish. but it was time for bed. i was pooped, eyes hurting, had to stop. it'll be finished tonight and i will def post it. can't wait! i'll prob be making a couple more like it. so much fun!!! and christmas-y. :-)
what u lookin at, huh? well, yeah. i go out looking pretty ridiculous. but comfy cozy, so who cares!?!? plus, those are the best christmas pajamas ever! a past christmas gift from my mom. pj's from the stockyards, horsedrawn carriages with christmas bells and lights.
you are getting very, very sleepy.....well, i am at least. been working on a project that i started today since about 6-ish. i really wanted to finish it but not quite. still gotta add some more flowers. this is gonna be a christmas gift. it's a free design from the sublime stitching blog. isn't that sweet...
at work listenin' to my tiny lil ipod between shows. needed a lil break, ya know? i like listening to my ipod on shuffle. went from the shins to amy winehouse, the killers to bob schneider, the beatles to arcade fire, and my fave song of theirs at that! the first one i really ever heard. i'll have to listen to a second time, too. just too good and too lovely....
Purify the colors, purify my mind.
Purify the colors, purify my mind,
and spread the ashes of the colors
over this heart of mine!
(Neighborhood #1 - Tunnels, Arcade Fire)
and the Shins is really good to listen to with this kind of cold weather. it's cold weather music, i tell you. i don't like them as much during the summer. what up with DAT!?!? really reminds me of "garden state" though, which is just so, so good, and makes me kinda sad, but in an ok way. i think that makes no sense at all. but whatev- it's a great movie, and has a great soundtrack, too.
Yes, another Friday the 13th. I like it. Gonna go get my 13 tattoo later at Elm St. Tattoo in Dallas. What will it be??? We shall see, I guess. Here's a couple I have gotten in the past.
I really love my lil peppermint! So much so that I might just get another. But that would be silly, wouldn't it? Any more silly that getting one in the first place??? Not so sure. (but hey, it's $20. not bad at all. that's $13 plus a $7 tip for luck)
ok, so i started my new project. a bag i ordered from sublime stitching. it's a bonnie rue design(who i just learned went to school with my good friend, jocelyn - cool!). it's a really cool design. thought i'd show a before pic. well, i did the lightning bolts already. :-) i think i'll do the cupcakes tonight. yum!
Yes, I got my package. What fun. I'm ready to start a couple projects, one for me, one for a gift for someone. But gotta get a little practice in. This is what I did last night.
Yeah, the pic's kinda dark. Took with cell phone. But look. I did that in a night. Cute, huh. Had to make myself stop after that though. Now I'm ready to get home and do more....but must do some laundry. This is just another thing to keep me from doing any of the things around the apt that I need to do. Haha. Always something...
So I'm hoping I'll have a lil package from Sublime Stitching when I get home today. Fingers are crossed. I just recently took up embroidery and have been learning from Jenny Hart's Sublime Stitching. Really neat designs, and it's really easy to do. I like the cuteness and the sense of accomplishment. It's a fun way to use your time. For me, it is.
I made this lil masterpiece for my mom's birthday. I was quite proud. My first real project besides just messing around. (Designs from Sublime Stitching)
You should try, too. I suggest going to the website: http://sublimestitching.com/
Fun, super cute, artsy-fartsy, hip stuff there, I tell ya. Check it! She has a show at the Yard Dog in Austin right about now. I'm gonna see if I can fit in a short trip to check all the stitching art in the show(runs through Dec. 6). Impressive stuffs, for sure!
Should I say it one more time??? Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching, Sublime stitching -- it's AWESOME!
(Here's the link on the show at the Yard dog -- http://overandundershow.blogspot.com/
(because so many people are gonna see this on my lil ole blog and go a runnin....still. that doesn't matter))
Have a lovely week, and I will try to do the same.
Have a sit down, why don't ya? I may not have a lot to say, but there's stuff going on in this lil old head of mine. You just never know. I don't even know. And I don't really know what this is gonna be about. Me and my uber-boring, every-once-in-a-while exciting life and/or the things I do. Some pics, some crafts, maybe a lil nephew talk, stuff I like...just stuff really. Who knows...