Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Funday

I got my friend Bryan into altering puzzle pieces that Al cut out of birch and he is doing a fab job on them. The one below is of his father and the medals are his brothers who was killed in Vietnam. Can't wait to see more of his work.

I gave him some small wooden puzzles pieces that I bought at the dollar store and he is busy making Christmas ornaments for each of his family members and he making bigger ones with their picture on it and I saw some and they are turning out great. I want to try and get him to make a blog, because it's seldom you see a guy that likes to craft like Rosie Greer. I know a few other men who craft and do craft shows and they are good at painting outdoor things.

Things are going well except I need some prayers for a cousin who is 15 and is at this moment in surgery---open heart surgery for a hole in his heart. He was trying out for football and going through the physical when they found an irregular heartbeat and ran some test, so they took him by ambulance to New Orleans. I just pray all goes well for him. My aunt is beside herself. She is a soft hearted person and this is her grandson, so I can only imagine what she is going through.
Hope you all have a great day. Hugs and Blessings, Pat

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy FruFru Friday

Happy Fru Fru Friday. The picture below is a collection of pink boxes that I store my prayers books in.

Below is a  mini pincushion that I frufrued up with some mini roses. I used a small tuna can for the top of the hat and some thick cardboard for the bottom. You just make a yoyo the size you need and pull the gathers and knot, then glue the 2 pieces together. I will keep this one for my bedroom as I never seem to find needles and pins when I need them the most.

This is a pretty box I found at a thrift store and it's used for storage also. I try to use things for storage as much as possible and this one is great for holding cards I receive.
This was not done by me, but my friend Bryan. I am trying to teach (lol) him to alter things and I had these hug wooden puzzle pieces that Al cut out and he did this one with some vintage wallpaper in honor of his mother. It really is pretty and he did a great job for a first timer. He has since done many others for gifts and they are really cute. The baby in the picture is my boyfriend that was killed in Vietnam.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Wonderful Birthday Gift

Yesterday, I couldn't have asked for a better gift and that is my girlfriend is doing well. I talked with her this morning and she had a new sound to her voice. She went through the surgery fine and is expected to go home tomorrow. It was a blood clot on her brain stem and the doctors think it had been there since birth or childhood. Thank you Jesus for such a wonderful gift. I have to say I was so afraid for her, but got through the day with prayers. She is still having problems with her hand shaking, but hopefully that will pass. Thank you all for the birthday wishes on Facebook and the prayers. Linda said to tell all of my blogging friends, "thank you".

As soon as she is well enough, we are all going out to lunch. One of the girlfriends that I lost contact with will be joining us and I have not seen her in nearly 45 years and she has not changed as far as her picture goes. She is the sweetest little friend and I remember all the sleep outs we had, including at Linda's. We had some wonderful times together and I see Linda often enough to know what is going on in her life.. Again, I can't thank you all enough and Jesus for getting her through this ordeal. Love and Hugs, Pat

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Prayers needed badly

Today is not a good day for me. This is my best friend from high school and she is having surgery for a blood clot on her brain. Please pray for her and her family that every thing goes smoothly and pray for the doctors. She is too young for this and we are still good friends. May our Lord guide the surgeons hands and make Linda whole again, I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Happy FruFru Friday

My frufru for today is some of my collection of Red Hat things. I love collecting mice and have a collection of Tearrific Dolly Madison dolls in teacups. The first picture is my snow ladies and an altered torso that I did with a few gifts from friends.

These are my Dolly Madison teacups and they are so cute in real life and I'm not the greatest photographer.

These are my favorite. My little mice and bears. I started a cat collection, but I had to stop due to lack of funds, but can catch them up later. I hope you have a FruFru day. Love and hugs, Pat

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New card I made

I haven't made any new cards in a very long time, so while I was waiting for paint to dry, I went into my craft room and made this card. I am having a hard time focusing on staying busy because of the pain, so making cards usually helps with the pain, so this is what I made for my daughter's shop. She sold many purse cards for me, but now wants some with dresses on them and I thought this would be cute in her shop to go with the vintage clothing she sells. Hope you like it.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Need your opinion on my birdhouse-no hurt feelings.

I need your honest opinion on this big pink flower, do you think it's too bright and should I change it to something softer. 2 people said it was ugly and it took away from the birdhouse. All honest opinions are welcomed and I won't be mad-lol.

Today is another hot steaming day and we did get a little rain last night but not enough to cool us down. My new air condtioner is so great, but walking into the kitchen is like walking into a sauna.

I hope your day is better than ours down in the south. I can take the heat, it's just the humidity that is so bad. I had a pack of oreos and they were sealed and when I opened them, they were soft from the humidity, I have even tried sealing things like that in air tight containers but it just doesn't help. Any suggestions? Well going to do some cleaning and then just relax with a book this afternoon. I have to get my driver's license renewed, it came so fast and I hate having to go through that and I must do it before Monday, so hopefully Friday will be a good day to get it done, if not today. Love and hugs, to all of you. Pat

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy FruFru Friday

Welcome to FruFru Friday and my little bear with the ugly face that I recently redressed. She was in a country outfit and a straw hat and I wanted to frufru her up and keep her in my craft room as my little muse. She does make me smile a little. I have a little baby that goes with her, but never got around to finishing her because this is the first day I have stayed home this week.

I couldn't find a hat to fit her in my stash of hats, so I gathered lace and added flowers and pearls to her to make it look like a hat.

The colors show up better in this picture and the bling is an old pony tail holder. I want to make her a wrist cuff and some earrings later on.

It's true what they say about Friday the 13th.Today has been a bad day. Had to get a new battery because Al's car would not start this morning. Now I have to get a new air condtioner for my bedroom because it's on 69 and it feels like it's 80 in my room. So Al will do that for me tomorrow. I have to sleep with a fan in my face because I cannot take the heat and one of my meds makes me feel hotter than it really is.

I hope you enjoy my little bear and I hope you all have a great weekend and your day didn't go like ours did.Hugs, Pat

FruFru Friday

I'm not at home, so my frufru friday will be late today. As soon as I get home, I will post my pictures. I have been on the road all week long and had to go with a friend to Baton Rouge on Wednesday, then take my brother to the doctor yesterday, so I am run down and decided to stay the night in Crowley, but going back home this afternoon. Our car broke down and it's been nothing but bad luck lately. Something good will come out of all this soon, I just have to keep the faith alive and not give in. Love and hugs, Pat

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday, Monday

I'm not sure where the weekend went but here it is Monday already and we are under a heat advisory. It's bad enough when it's hot, but the humidity is as thick as butter. The heat index is supposed to reach 110. That's one reason my children won't come in the summer. They hate getting off the plane, because they can hardly breathe when they come. This is not a good area to live in if you suffer from allergies. Thank goodness, I don't, but you can shower and go out for 2 minutes and you just feel like getting in the shower again.

I've been busy working on FruFru Friday and it is coming out cute. I am thinking of starting my blog store as Al and I are thinking of moving back in together and I will have to find a way to earn extra money just to pay for my medicine. If it were only a few, it wouldn't be so bad, but with 15 medications it's rough. Guess I'll have to stay away from Micheals and Hobby Lobby-lol. It's not that bad, but I need "Mad Money", so hopefully I can get started soon. I have quite a few things for listing and some of the new things I've made. My prices will be very reasonable because I like shopping at Goodwill and always see things that I think so and so might like to buy. I Hope it turns out that way.

Well going to finish painting something for a friend, then put the finishing touches on my frufru piece. I forgot to take a picture of it before, so I will take a picture of a smaller one and might even give you a sneak peak again. Hope you all stay cool and have a great day. Love and hugs, Pat

Friday, August 6, 2010

Happy FruFru Friday

Happy FruFru Friday everyone. This is a birdhouse that I had for a long time and it wasn't until Connie at Living Beautifully (see my favorite places to visit) inspired me with all her birdhouses and frufru things she made that I decided it was time to finish projects that I started.  This is the front and I used everything I had in my craft supplies to do it except for the big flower at the top.

This is the back and for some reason the picture came out brighter. I need a new camera.
This is the side of the birdhouse and I'm afraid the little birdy will never fly away now that she has a nice little home to perch.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A sneak peek of frufru Friday

Just a little sneak peek of my post for FruFru Friday. This was partially completed but it is now so full of frufru, the bird may never leave the house. I had so much fun. Connie has given me inspiration so the credit goes to her. She makes some fabulous things with things she has around the house, so I guess you can call me a copy cat, but they say that is the best form of flatterly there is and Connie, thank you for your inspiration and the desire to create again. I may not craft every day like I used to due to the pain in my back, but I do try and I am trying to finish projects I started. Can't wait until late tonight, so you can see the finished birdhouse.  My only wish is that people around here liked the new frufru things as much as I do. It just has not caught on.

They found the gas leak and it was actually a break in the line that goes underground, so lots of digging to get to the pipes. I can't wait to move out of that house---is it January yet. I didn't want to move because they aren't going to sell the house, just rent it and we will get nothing. My dad would be very angry right now, even though he wasn't the type of person to show his anger, but this has gone on far too long and it's just time to break away before I go insane. Last night I had to take nitro again and next time it happens I am going to the ER even though it's probably just angina. The house has become a money pit and I thought our house needed some updating. Our house is fine compared to the house in the country. Al is working on the storage room between his job and helping my brother with the house in the country and I told him last night, it's all for nothing and as much as we like helping people, it goes unappreciated and I hate being called a bitch because I won't move out. God is watching over me and I know that great things await me and maybe I may never get the shop of my dreams and that's fine, but if our income tax is enough this year, Al is going to use that to build it.
Well I got up very early this morning, so I am going take a cat nap. Have a great day. Love and hugs, Pat

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Rebecca's Christmas In July

I found a wonderful blog from Stephanie at Angelic Accents and Rebecca is having a giveaway. I hope you visit her blog and tell her Pat sent you. She makes some very beautiful items and has a wonderful blog.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Good news and bad news

Well I would rather go with good news first. The doctor is putting my surgery off until after December because the injections and epidurals are working. Al will be able to give me the one they gave me in the office and I will get those every month and a half and the epidurals every 4 months. I have been scared out of my wits to have my spine cut into, so that takes a heavy load off my mind. I wanted to hug him, but didn't.

Now for the bad news. The house in the country came close to exploding. A gas line broke under the house and my brother went in it to get something and the gas was so thick, he threw up and ran outside. He closed the gas from the meter and they are going to work on it today. Thank goodness he ran out of cigarettes. We couldn't figure out why we were so tired and sleepy all the time, now we know why. He opened up everything and aired out the house, so cold showers until they fix it, which hopefully will be done today. Luckily my door to my room stays closed because of the air, but had I been there, cooking may have done it. Thank you Lord for sparing us. The living room air conditoner was bringing the gas into the house and that's where my brother spent most of his time. A guardian angel was surely looking after us, because this could have been a really bad turnout for both of us.
Well today I have to take it easy, so I'm going to relax from the injection and work on my bear. Hope you all stay safe and cool. Love and hugs, Pat

Monday, August 2, 2010

Prayers need for Mary

Please say some prayers for Mary Rose at
She has been in the hospital and you can read about it at her blog. Mary is the sweetest kindest person and is always praying for others and now she is in need of prayers, so Lord, I ask you to watch over Mary and protect her. May You heal her with Your love for her and wrap her in Your comforting arms. Amen.


I'm in Crowley for a doctor's appointment and don't really have any of pictures with me, but I sneaked this one from my son, Donnie's Facebook. It's hard to believe that my first born will soon be 42 years old and my daughter turns 40 in February. Where has the time gone. There are days when I wish they were little again, but that is just my selfish needs. They have made me proud of their accomplishments and I am looking forward to Christmas this year. The last 2 were very sad for me and my friend as we both lost our fathers on the same day, one year apart.

I have a pet peeve about friendships and being used by people who claim to be my friend, but the minute they have a little extra money, they ignore me. Money is the root of all evil and she has really turned a situation into an ugly ordeal. What would you do if someone promised to pay the taxes on a $1,400 jackpot, so you won't lose your benifits, then renege on the deal? Well that is what happened and my best friend is the one who got hurt by all this and it caused me to lose my trust in her. Turns out, she is a user and only comes or calls when she has no money to play bingo. I don't need those kind of friends in my life. And worst of all, Al was going to buy her a ticket to NYC so that she could come with me in the spring. Glad we didn't book the flights yet. Our weekly dinners are gone, but I still have my friend Bryan who comes to eat even if it's just pizza.
So much for the drama. Yesterday I went to Goodwill and found a bracelet made with crystals, so I am going to re-do it to my own style and got it for $.59. Just one of the beads cost that, so I made out good. I am working on a bear right now for frufru friday and she will be all dolled up with lace and a boa. I have to look for a hat for her, because I have every size except the one that would fit her head. I made a list of unfinished projects and have been working on those before I start anything new. Making things for FruFru Friday will be fun. I plan on taking a regular shoe and turning it into a pin cushion, so that should be fun to work on.
Well shower time to cool off and get ready for my doctor's appointment. I sure hope he has some better news for me.. Have a cool day and stay indoors if at all possible. The temps yesterday was 100 degrees and today is supposed to be hotter. I tried working in  my garden repotting, but just couldn't do it with the heat. Love and hugs, Pat