Thursday, June 30, 2016

Birdhouse Ornaments

I love when I go on Pinterest and see my handiwork pinned and shared hundreds of times!  

Most of all, the birdhouse ornaments I made for my family in 2011, yup that photo right there is mine!! (see post here).  I've begun making some more of these to sell in my etsy shop but they are slightly different from what I made for my family.  The bird is a bit larger, the hanging thread is different and the flower placement is different as well.  I also stitched all three types of houses whereas for my family, I used only one of the patterns stitched twenty times!!!    I just love to stitch, and making new things, and some old ones too is great mind therapy!  

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Hashtag Situation

I love my friends!  I love that I have those friends who keep me up to speed on things that I'm lagging behind on.  Ok, so I have this online friend (never met in real life) and we chit chat from time to time about crafts and blogs and celebrity gossip.  As usual, I grumbled about how some aspects of my blog are driving me nuts and turning me off from blogging.  She gave me tons of upgrades that I need to do to get things the way I want them.  So here I am, trying to update the hashtags on my posts.  Not all of them, but just the relevant ones ... 



Like anything on this blog is really relevant!  It's like an online diary open to the public.  

According to my friend, once I get the hashtag situation sorted out, she'll let me know what to do next!  ha!  That woman cracks me up!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Strike One

As much as I want to complain, I won't because I get it.  

I just read that Canada Post is gearing up for a possible postal strike on July 2.  I read some news articles and it comes down to the workers not having a contract since 2015.  I'm not taking sides here because I don't know the issues, I don't work for Canada Post, all I know is I just put my etsy shop on vacation mode because I don't want any shipments to get caught up in that.  Hey it's no big deal for me because my shop is still relatively new, I barely have any sales to begin with and it will give me a chance to complete more unfinished objects that were lying around waiting for attention.  

Just glad I got that tidbit of information though because I hadn't noticed it on the news.  I wouldn't want to order something on line and then give negative feedback for non delivery, or have someone order from me and give me negative feedback for non delivery!  yikes!

Anywho, that's the biz.

Friday, June 24, 2016


I've been spending a bit of time finishing up some of my U.F.Os, otherwise known as Un Finished Objects.  Been uploading them to my shop too.  I'm beginning to like having an etsy shop now since it allows me to stitch more and the money I make from sales buys me more yarn.

Feel free to take a peek.  Prices are very reasonable, as is shipping costs (provided by Canada Post). 

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

60 Things Gotta Go

Ya it's been a bit since I've blogged.  My mind is so cluttered lately and the hot flashes have me in flames.  So... I need to start somewhere with getting myself in line.  

I need to lose weight but I've plateaued and got cranky.
I need to put more effort into my etsy shop but I've got too many ideas in my head so I'm confused.
I need to down size some stuff in our home but I just don't know where to start.
And I still have to shop for our upcoming vacation.

Sigh.  Life is so hard.  Ok it's not hard, I'm just being the drama llama right now and it has nothing to do with horomonal whatnots either.

I found this list while surfing Pinterest and it is where I'm going to make a start.  I'll take care to Complete this by the weekend and give you an update.  I know it says do it in sixty days but I need it done like now ok.  Meanwhile I need to compose more blogs to auto post because I'm hot flashing again.  Whew!