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Zombies in the Nursery

Zombies in the Nursery


Saturday, February 25, 2012

St. Patty's Decor and Crafts

The first thing I worked on these cute and super easy Shamrock Pins. My sister wore one to work and everyone wanted one so I made a few more. They only cost about 30 cents each, and took no time at all to put together.

Next was the Table Runner.  I am not totally happy with it but it does look OK on the Table.

Then I made the Shamrock Garland It was fun and I really like it. Sorry the pic is not really very good. I will try to get a better picture and post it later.  The Buffet Runner and a Globe of whirling shamrocks sparkling too.
That is what I have been up to this week.  I have so much stuff left over I may have to do something else with it too.
You Know the way it ends.   Always Making Something...................................

Saturday, February 18, 2012


I was out with my sister Lori last week.  We were at Target, hobbling through together. (It is a sight to behold).  We were looking at the greeting cards, laughing hysterically, people were staring but we didn't care, it was too much fun.  

Suddenly, I saw the perfect card,  I was searching my brain for the best person to give it to. Now, as every family has its dirty little secrets, ours is not any different.  

So bravely I asked Lori, "Do you think #2 daughter would like to send this to her husband?"  

"Does it have sparkles on it? You know THEY can't have any cards with sparkles it" ( Can you see where this is going?).  

" No, no there are no sparkles or glitter or any thing shiny" I said. 

 " Read it to me" Lori said.  

"No I think you should read it yourself"  I said.  So I handed it to her.

 She began reading and I could not wait for her to finish. It felt like forever, and then ............... 

We both burst in to the most unlady like laughter, belly laughing, someone may have snorted and there were tears too. I thought I was going to have to crawl into to the shopping cart to recover. The pain was reeling through my body from laughing so hard. 

Lori was sitting on the floor with her legs crossed and laughing into her purse.  

I asked her what the heck she was doing she replied "I don't want anyone to see me". 

So now I will tell you what the card said.

"Valentine, I will always have your back. If we were in prison I would take a shiv for you"

Now you may say why is that so funny? 

 Well it just so happens that my nieces husband is in Jail.  Long story short he was in a fight he got stabbed and almost died. He was in the hospital for 4 weeks. Unfortunately before he passed out he hit the assailant with something metal.  He had to go to the ER.  

My niece's husband is a LEGAL ALIEN.  He has lived in this country for 26 yr and his Green Card was in order. 

Unfortunately he was charged with a felony.  He is awaiting  deportation back to England and can never return to this country.  

The other part of this story. My son is a Federal Agent he is Office of Investigations currently working with ICE.  Is this a funny story?  

NO, it is very sad. 

There is nothing that can be done. 

My son has to go by the law and go by the law he will.  He is a justice fighter.  He is not even involved in this case he lives in another state. But he can not even talk with his cousin regarding the situation or even offer any advise.  

Does this sound crazy?  Well it is.  But the Card took us some place else for a moment.  The Law is the Law.  And the Card was sarcastic if only for a moment.  

Someday, I am going to write a Family Biography, but they will put it in FICTION because no one will believe it.  

I am going to call it Mostly Functional Dysfunctionals or The Trailer Park.  Any way we love them.

And I am always Making something..................

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valetines Day

The day started off good.  Gave sweet hubby his Queen Ann Cherries (YUCK) and a card. Next my sister Lori stopped by and I gave her all of the goodies I had made for her. Rick (my brother on law) and Spence my nephew. Made up my daughters little Cupcake box of goodies. Still nothing from Hubby no card, no salutation. Now my feelings are starting to get a little hurt? or annoyed? I am not sure but it was ridiculous to feel like that.  I always get whatever I want. I don't mean that like a nana nana boo boo thing. I mean we are at the age now that both of us can have most anything we want.  Hubby said lets go have lunch.  Ok lets.
out in the dash board of the car was a lovely gift bag and a beautiful card. Inside the bag the most lovely earring's.  I need to be more grateful.  I love my husband. 
After all 39 years is a very short time to love some one. I need more time to love him. He is the best.
I have had a great time for the last month. I really had fun making the 3 Valentine garlands, table runner, Apron, pigs, and getting Hildie ready for the "Dress Form Ball"  Now it is kind of like after The Prom. So now I have gone back to my list of things to make.  I am going to start with Shamrocks in a few different ways. So in a couple days I will have a new projects done.  Not to forget the Bedroom make over hubby sweet heart is working on.
Remember,   Always Making Something.............................................

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Polka Dot Closet Dress Form Ball

It is finally here, The Dress Form Ball at The Polka Dot Closet.
My Dress Form " Hildie" was so excited to get her invitation.  She got dressed up in her own Style. She is a bit eclectic BUT she can always pull it off.
Leave a comment and let her know what you think of her outfit.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Valentine Table Runner

I made this Table Runner with a bunch of scrap fabric.  I stayed up all night Friday not because I was pressured to get this finished, but I was having so much fun making it.  It is for a gift for someone so I hope it will bring her as much JOY as I got making it.
If any of you have heard about the Horrific Tragedy that the very cowardly Josh Powell killing his children and himself.  Please pray for the Cox Family who have now lost not only their daughter and still do not know what ever happened to Susan Cox Powell. The selfishness of Josh Powell killing the 2 boys 7,5 on a supposed supervised visit with their father. He used an AX to hit them in the head and neck and then poured 10gal of gasoline to blow up the house.  He was the only person of interest in the disappearance in the mother of the boys Susan Cox Powell.  To read the story go to
With A Heavy Heart:  Always Making Something.................................

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Bed Room Furniture

We are working on re doing our BR furniture.  I love it the old French in Maple I adore this furniture. I am really excited to get this finished. Last weekend Eddie painted the 2nd nightstand and tomorrow the 9 drawer dresser. Yeah!!.

We had a nice time this evening. Super Bowl At my sister Lori's house. Non of us really like Foot Ball BUT the food was great chili no beans, spicy shrimp and chicken, pasta salad,cornbread, cheese ball, hummus, veggies and dip, Marble cupcakes. Yummmmmmmmmmm
All Ways Making Something............................................................................

Thursday, February 2, 2012

A Dome of Valentines

I had extra Hearts cut, and wanted to use them. I also had this really large DOME that I got at the thrift store for $4.00. I had just seen one smaller at Hobby Lobby for $24.00 so of course I had to have it.  It has sat in my Sewing room for 6 months. I was afraid it might get broken.  So I Sewed up the extra hearts and used some ribbon and red raffia to fill the Dome.  It looks pretty cool on the side board under the garland on the mirror.   I have had so much fun with Valentine Decor this year! I had to buy a red tote to store everything for next year.
You know the drill.  Always Making Something.............................................