Friday, 28 December 2012

A New Girl...

I went down to the studio yesterday and worked a bit.  Finished up a few repair projects that I had started before we left for Colorado.  One is a surprise for this gentleman's Mom.  She's 86 and in a retirement home.  She had this doll that needed some major help, all broken apart.  I did all the gluing work before we left on our trip.  That aloud everything to sit up before I put her back together.  Finished up a couple of other repairs too and then put a little Unmarked French together.  She turned out so pretty.  I usually finish these girls off with darker hair, but I was in one of my moods to try something different.  I grabbed a beautiful light blond, mohair wig from Bravot.  She looks least her kiln Mom thinks so.   She is not yet listed in my online store, but will get to that soon.  Right now I'm enjoying looking at her.

It's almost 2013

2012 is coming to a close.  Hard to believe how fast the year went by.....they seem to do that the older I get.  We just got back from Colorado the other day.  We spent Christmas with brother Don.  He lives in the mountains outside of Denver.  Jerry's daughter, Missy stopped by Sunday.  She's an airline attendant and had the day off.  The weather was perfect.  Snowed when it was 'supposed' to and didn't when we had to drive.  Christmas Eve Night the snow started so we woke up to a quiet Christmas morning in Colorado the snow.

Later that day a herd of deer came down the mountain into Don's backyard.  I love natural....never get tired of it.  There must have been 10 deer.  There I stood looking out the back windows at all these deer some within two feet of me and I didn't have my camera with I went to get it and was able to get a couple of shots before they were off to the side of the house and out of view of the camera. 

Our trip back home was uneventful.  The weather was clear, but cold...road were in great shape...dry. We arrived back home on the 26th.  Cat was very happy to see us.  Since we came back home, he stays right by Jerry most of the time.  Rose went with us....Rose is my Cavalier King Charles.  I don't think she was very happy with travelling this time.  She had a lot of anxiety.  She was so worried we were going to leave her.  Poor girl, I felt really badly for her.  So we took her wherever we went.  She was happier being left in the car than being left at Don's. 

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Happy December!

WOW...time has just flown by these last 3 weeks.  I've been working on some new dolls that I hope to have complete late this month or the first of the year.   All the Holiday stuff tends to throw out any good intentions I might have, but that's one of things I love about Holiday time....from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year's....this time of the year can be frantic.  This year, at least for me, it's been a really nice and happy time.  Jerry and I don't exchange gifts.......So you could say, hubby and I are not on a first name basis with Walmart....have you seen that place these days?  Holy Cow!  Talk about a bunch of people....and grumpy people at that.  OK...back to Holiday time....This year I decorated the house for Christmas.   It's all been done in red and green and it's  joyful!  I had never decorated our home until this year so this has been fun experience.  In the past I've always decorated "the store" and the thought of decorating the store AND the house was far too much more my mind to wrap around, let alone actually do....but this it was just our home.  We sold all the old Christmas decorations when we moved from MO, so I was able to do new.  I didn't go totally crazy this year, after all, there is always next year.  Hubby had never decorated anything accept a Christmas tree, so this is all new to him and I'm not sure he knew what to expect, but even he is enjoying the seasonal decor.  Not participating the the 'normal' hustle and bustle of the season, gives one a different prospective.  I find myself just enjoying the time of pressure, just pure enjoyment.  I love the decorations, I even enjoy the crowds of people in the stores.  I find humor in things that I wouldn't normally find humor in like the amount of traffic.  So 2012 Christmas has turned out to be peaceful one, full of the joy, laughter and a real real appreciation for the overall beauty of the season.  Happy Holiday's everyone...and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year....Chill and enjoy!