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To the growing and changing blog of the growing and changing Wanda. You will find that I am weird and fun but sometimes a bit serious. Thank you for hanging out with me and seeing what weirdness I'm into today.

Wanda






Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Decorating for the Fall

Hello Everyone,

Well, the decorating is nearly done, I've got a couple things to get and put in the bathroom. It's sometimes hard to decorate (something I love to do), especially around the Barbies and Tonka trucks. Most of the decorating goes into the dining room and main bathroom. Thought you might like to see what I have done so far.

Here is the living room:

The arrangement I made a little over a week ago. This is on the entertainment system. I'm hoping to get some pieces of logs to add to this arrangement.

This is my Scarecrow couple. They are about 3 ft tall and I think they are cute (daughter thinks they are creepy).
 Here is my dining room all decked out:

The side board. I collect salt and pepper shakers, Can you tell?

From the other end of the side board.

 
The table center piece. This is the everyday placemats. I have some napkins that match the table cloth and a white lace table cloth that will go over this one for Thanksgiving day.
 Right now the only decoration I have in the main bathroom is my little apple basket scarecrow but I will be putting up my fall leaves in several places (photos will follow when I get them done but I have to climb to get them and I'm not up to climbing right now).
My little apple basket scarecrow. He's about 18" tall. Don't you love his little black cat?
So far my guess is you have figured out my favorite fall decorating item is scarecrows. Here is the set I have in the kitchen. The girl is an angel scarecrow. Love them.
Still not able to get the studio but am really praying I can get down there this weekend.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hanging out at the Dentist?

Hello Everyone,

So glad yesterday is over. Spent the part of day at the dentist and the rest in bed. I don't know about you but I have a love/hate with my dentist. Now don't get me wrong, he's a really nice guy but think I would like him better if he had a different vocation. Why do I hate the dentist...obvious reasons...pain, noise of machines, pain, shots, oh and did I mention pain. Why do I love the dentist...makes my mouth healthier.

Since I didn't make it to the studio yesterday and I'm working on decorating for fall and cooking a big meal (my son and his fience are coming over), there won't be any big posts. I will be showing off my decorations tomorrow.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Saturday, October 18, 2014

A Day of Celebration

Hello everyone,

Today has been a great day of celebration at my home. My granddaughter turned 8 today. Eight? I'm not old enough to have an eight year granddaughter. Well, I am and very proud of my monkey (almost called her little monkey).

Here are a couple of pictures of the great day.

Her favorite things: Horses!

Her favorite present. She loves to dress up.
It's been a great day. Hope that I can get down to the studio Monday. I will be quiet tomorrow because it is Sunday.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Friday, October 17, 2014

Hanging out upstairs today

Hello everyone,

Once again I'm upstairs for the day but I wanted to show you what I did the other day. One of the things I tried to do while I was having headaches was to make sure I went out every once-in-awhile so that I didn't become a hermit. One of the things I got was the supplies to make an arrangement for the top of the entertainment center. I didn't want flowers but something different. I found some silk bushes of leaves, feathers and pine cones. I think it turned out great. What do you think?



Now, once I get rid of the headache, I am going to do some decorating and also some more cleaning in the studio.

Hope you enjoyed my new arrangement.

Talk to you later,
Wanda

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Back to the Living!

Hello Everyone,

I know, I know, you are so very surprised to see a post from my blog because you had forgotten you were following me since I haven't made a post since July.

Let me get the health issues out of the way. I'm still having the headaches but they are fewer and less intense because of the botox shots. The dizziness and balance issues have gone away after a spinal tap. The tests for maniers turned out to be negative and they weren't sure what was causing the dizziness/balance issues and thought it might be that I was having spinal headaches, so a spinal tap was ordered. 48 hours after the test the dizziness was gone and I was stable on my feet. I haven't had any dizziness since. I've been driving and doing things on my own, what a relief. No one has figured out what happened and what caused it but I'm just glad it's over.

Now on to the fun stuff.

While hanging out in my room for the last few months I was able to work on a few things. All by hand and I have a few more pictures of some things I made (and received from the swaps I had joined).


Small crocheted bunny pin cushion

The Brick pin cushion (there are many appliqued flowers and leaves)
3 felt bunny pin cushions
 And as the recipient posted them on her blog:

Pretty bunnies

Crocheted musical note (the recipient is a music teacher)
And the one's I received (if I duplicate some from earlier posts forgive me it's been awhile since I did them).
This is a cool looking machine embroidered piece. I love it.

My pink chicken...love it!

Love this one because it has my favorite color in my initial.

A bunny, yeah!
This was a small quilt swap. I did this all by hand. It was cool

The person who I sent this to wanted something spring and bright colors.

I had asked for pink and that was all. Little did she know I love carousels.
Amazing! And she sent the pattern and extra of the center fabric with it. So excited.
I have decided to make a hot pink and white Christmas tree in my studio. So I have made a few ornaments.

An online blog friend asked for some pattern testers and I joined in. This is my colors of her pattern. Love them.
So, I wasn't sitting around doing nothing but now that I can climb down the stairs, I have been back down in the studio. Since it has been a while since I have been in there it had become a dump of my stuff. First off the desk had to be cleaned off. I did a few other things but I have to save something for tomorrow. Come back and see if I did, LOL.

Talk to you later,
Wanda