Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The Funniest Thing for Sale on Ebay from a Disgruntled Mom

Okay, I have seen a lot of crazy listings over at eBay but this one takes the cake. I found this listing while reading Creative Mom Cafe. If you have even 1 child you will find this to be very amusing and especially so if you have one that likes Pokemon and you don't. It has basically become a blog post since it has had over 14,000 hits and over 100 comments. It is long but you have to see it for yourself.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Book Giveaway at Veritcal Quilting Curve

I've been trying to keep up with my other blog, Vertical Quilting Curve, while life has been happening which means other things get left behind such as this blog and housework. I'm really looking forward to the nice crisp fall weather and the routine that back to school brings on.

One of the major events in my life was taking my husband in for pretty much as-soon-as-they-can gall bladder surgery. He has been in pain for almost 4 months mostly in his chest. That led to an ER visit which led to heart tests and then more tests (ultrasound then a CT scan) when everything checked out fine. All the tests started about a month ago. Hopefully this will take care of the pain. So far, so good.

The only thing I was able to accomplish while waiting on him was finally finishing a book. And, now that I'm finished I'm giving it away. So, if you like to read fiction especially about crafty women go check out the giveaway of The Runaway Quilt.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Uh, What Happened to July?

I can't believe how long it's been since I last posted. Time flies when you're having fun, right? July was such a busy month. My husband was sick and had lots of medical tests (still is), went to a overwhelming first ever trip to CHA, I've been writing articles for Craft Critique and Vertical Quilting Curve, read the latest Harry Potter book, and I'm trying to get some craft time in. And, I don't see how August is going to be any less busy. This week is 1st grade registration for my daughter, I'm still chugging away at the writing, and I'm going to teach how to make ribbon roses at the next meeting of the Chicagoland Craft Collective.

A couple of things I would like to show you on this first posting of August is actually about a couple of the things from July. First, I wanted to get the Harry Potter book as soon as possible, so we took off for the bookstore late Friday, July 20th. I have not seen a bookstore so crowded since I went to a John Mellencamp signing in Bloomington, IN. It was really quite the experience and my 6 year old loved how everyone was dressed up. She also dressed up (I made this hat for her last Halloween) and is seen here getting a "tattoo" of a cat. We didn't stay to buy our book at the bookstore but instead went to the K-Mart in the same parking lot where the line was much shorter. I bet the last person at the bookstore was there until 2 a.m. by the looks of the parking lot when we left. It was just amazing!

One of my most exciting July events was running into my former boss from Leisure Arts when I went to CHA. I knew they would be there but I wasn't too sure who would be representing them and I was so happy to see it was Susan. Here is Susan looking just the same as I remember her when I left almost exactly 10 years ago. Boy, talk about time flying by!

Well, I hope I sit down and write more for the upcoming month or at least what's left of it. If nothing else I will let you know when some cool articles come up over at the other blogs I show up on.