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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Doggie Holiday Fun.

I feel the need to share a bit of my holiday experience as well here... now that I have some of this crazy holiday spirit.. 

Well on Christmas Eve I go to what I affectionately refer to as my third family.  My roomie's family always invites me over for dinner Christmas Eve... they have done this since before I actually lived with her.  I will have to say probably about seven or eight years now. 

They have dogs... I won't say how many but they have dogs.  Boomer (named such because he booms around the house) and Tucker like to help with opening presents.

Going at one but it was the second one that Tucker really got into.

Look at him pull.

But Boomer had to come back and help him out.

They are great dogs and fun to watch on the holiday.

Monday, December 27, 2010

It is longer on the inside...

So I thought I would show off the loverly present I gave my roomie.  It was a lot more hand sewing than I prefer but that is life.  I think it turned out pretty cool and she is wearing it. 

Now here are the details of it... the full scarf.

and in this one you can see I actually sewn letters for the little notice.

I attempted to do the same for the Police Box at the top but I screwed that up so I sewn on the black peice and did puff paint, because I would have killed something otherwise.  Hope you all enjoyed this little show and tell more stuff to come.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Restoring the Holiday Spirit

I got the Christmas Spirit this week.  So feeling like I might have sucked it out of my roomie because of my lack of one up until Monday previous I decided to put up the scraggly fake tree I own and put all the presents we have underneath it...

There is every gift that is wrapped and a few that she had gotten from other people but that looked really cool in their packaging.

I know kind of pathetic but it is cool.  Next to it is the stockings for my roomie and an ex-roomie who still lives in town.

What can I say I like giving gifts.  It makes me happy to give people wrapped gifts and watch their faces light up when you give it to them completely unexpectedly... a little surprise in brightly colored paper.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Coming back to create

Okay I know I haven't posted in a while, but I am back now and working on things.  Why you might ask?  Well because it helps keep me happy.

Those of you who know me know I fight depression every day.  Some days it is a struggle to get out of bed, other days it is not but I always seem to have this shadow hanging over me.  One of the things that helps me is creating things.  Weather it is in writing, drawing, weaving, knitting, or painting there is a joy for me to do those things.  So for my artistic endeavors I have come up with a plan, a List of Five.  I did this with the generalities of my life over on my personal digging through the dredges of my soul blog.  This List of Five is specific to my artistic/creative endeavors. 

1. Knit one toy a month ~ I love knitted toys and feel they are highly underrated for giving joy. 

2. Write for at least fifteen minutes a day on some sort of story ~ this does not include blog or journaling posts. 

3. Take more pictures ~ go for walks and bring the camera, do a deliberate walk downtown. 

4. Pull out and 'finish' one un-finished project a month ~ I hate finishing in my fiber projects, which is the reason I like knitting in the round, not as much finishing. 

5. Draw something of The Moosehold Chronicles each month ~ I have been wanting to work on this for a while but am savvy enough to know the way of the book now to e-book reader.  So, I will work on both ways. 

But I suppose you want to see some pictures too...

Yep I finished it... a little bit ago but I finished it.  I gave myself tennis shoulder which was aggravated by my job but I finished it.  I will in the next couple of weeks have photos of the other things I have been working on (including a little hand sewn project for the roomie) but they are gifts and well I don't want people to see them yet. 

So the HAPPY THING for the day... oh I should explain the HAPPY THING. 

HT is a promise I have made to the people around me to find one happy thing about the day.  Hey I am a depressive sometimes that happy thing is kinda hard.  So... here I go. 

The HAPPY THING for today (well actually it is yesterday), Chavi curled in my lap for about 45 minuets.  (Chavi is the wiggly one so that is unusual.)