i have an idea

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

i have an idea
is a phrase that chace
uses frequently.
i am not sure where
he acquired such a phrase,
but it seemed appropriate for this post.

chace still uses a paci.
there is part of me that
is horrified to admit that to you.
but it is true.

he does not take it to school.
ideally, he only uses it at naptime
and bedtime.
i said ideally.

but the reality is he loves his paci.
he also knows that if he asks for it
enough, i will relent and give it to him.

i understand the love of the paci.
i had many as a child.
i used them until i was 3 or 4 years old.
then my thumb replaced my beloved paci.

( and it should be noted that i was the only one in my family who did not wear braces)

the paci has become
a point of contention in our household.
it bothers ph much more than it does me.

i know that chace will not
go to college with his beloved paci.
ducky may go, but paci will not.
i also know that he will not take it kindergarden
his first soccer practice or his first sleepover.

but my precious husband is not if the same mindset.
he sees it in his mouth when he comes home from work
and it makes him crazy.
he thinks his 2.5 year old son does not need a paci.

my idea?
well i am out of town the next two weekend.
i think it would be a perfect time
to throw out the paci.
ph has much more will power than i do.
and since it bothers him, i think he should be the one to do the dirty work.

do you like my idea?

tuesday tidbits

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

** this sinus infection is kicking my ass.

** my teeth hurt, my eyes hurt, basically everything on my head hurts.

**but i started antibiotics today so hopefully that will do the trick.

** i NEED to get back to yoga.

** i have not been since i returned home.

** i feared that i might drown in yellow snot during downward dog.

** i know, not a pretty image.

** i am heading to utica this weekend for the Indie Garage Sale.

** of course i am trying to sew lots of new stuff in record time.

** have you been watching the voice?

** love that show.

** you know what else i love?

** homeland

** fall

** and apples with peanut butter.

**my hair is finally feeling long and i dare say it is past the awkward growing out stage.

** the website is coming together.

** beyond excited to share it.

** soon my friends soon

** back to the sewing machine.

** happy tuesday

two and a half

Thursday, September 20, 2012

hold him a little longer
rock him a little more
tell him another story
(you've only told him four)
let him sleep on your shoulder
rejoice in his happy smile
he is only two and a half
for such a little while

           _author unknown

i was looking for a particular quote this evening on one of my pinterest boards, when this caught my eye. i needed this reminder today.

craft show musings

Sunday, September 16, 2012

today, i participated in Artist Row,
a craft show held at our public market.
i did this show last year
and really enjoyed it.

craft shows are alot of work
and filled with anxiety.
will i be accepted?
will i sell anything?
will anyone like my work?
it goes on and on....

this being said,
i enjoy these shows.
i catch up with old customers
and friends
and make new ones.
the people watching is pretty fantastic.
and the things that you over hear people say about your work is well..

here are some of my favorites from the day: ( followed by what i wish i could say)

do you paint your own fabric? ( paint? what about this fabric looks painted? if i had time i would design my own fabric, some day i will, but i am too busy to design it much less paint it)

$20 for that? ( what the hell do you mean? do you know much that fabric cost? if you want cheap buy something made in china by a small child.)

i could make that.
i should get out my sewing machine.
i am going to ask my mom to make me one. ( i hear this over and over again. i am sure you could make it, but you dont and you wont, so you should just buy it. and even if you tried, you could not replicate it. i have a style all my own and i am good at putting fabric together and you cant do it like i do, but go ahead and try and let me know how that works out for you.)

you make all this? ( who do you think made it? my elves)

where do you buy your fabric? ( i could tell you, but i would have to kill you.)

do you have a website? ( didnt you just read my business card?)

i think you should make...... ( i am sure i could make it, but i dont because i dont want to.)

and my favorite

the old ladies who pick up my work and examine every single stitch hoping to find some glaring mistake, put it down and then tell me that it is well made. ( in this case i smile, say thank and feel very satisfied.)

it was a great show
but ph and i just chuckled
okay, we laughed pretty hard
over some of the things we heard people say.

i wonder what they will say in utica?

greece in photos

Thursday, September 13, 2012

tuesday tidbits

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

** hi.

** did you miss me?

** i missed you.

** we are home from greece.

** we are back in the flow of things.

** i am happy to report that jet lag is over.

** we had a grand time in greece.

** i promise a post is coming of pictures.

** only pictures.

** i took 600 pictures and it is taking me a while to edit them and weed out the bad ones.

** i also have some funny posts about travel and parenting...

** chace started school monday.

** he is happy to be back.

** i have a show this weekend.

** and another one in 2 weeks.

** so i am back at the sewing machine.

** i needed the creative break.

** i am creatively recharged.

** i have 4 new bag designs!

** i can not wait to sew them up!

** it feels like fall.

** cold nights and warm days.

** i ate a honeycrisp apple today.

** heaven.

** the new website is coming along.

** i am beyond excited.

** i am getting my hair cut and hi-lighted tonight.

** whew!

** it is slowly growing.

** i am so happy that football has started.

** happy fall.

** happy tuesday.

** xoxoxo