Sunday, March 20, 2011

Antique show finds and other ramblings.

 Friday I heard there was an antique show in Edmonton... a few "whining's" later I was allowed to leave work early and headed over to the show with my Mom. We had to walk almost 3 blocks as the parking lot was full but it was still worth it. There were no dolls or bears to be found but I fell in love with some old books one lady had.


 Are they not just so pretty? Well I think they are and I had to have them. I don't know much about them. One is copyright 1888 and one has 1901 written in the front cover.





I also found this for $20, I LOVE old soda crates and I don't have a Canada dry one I LOVE it. 


On the way home I got stuck in traffic but I received a phone call that there was a "surprise" waiting for me at home. Now I know most people love surprises... I'm not one of those people.. lol!! I so worried the whole time stuck in traffic and worried the whole drive home that it was something alive... everyone knows how depressed I've been since loosing my dog.. but I don't want another dog and the whole drive home I worried it was a puppy. 



Thank goodness it was not... but it was a 23 inch monitor! :-O <-- that's me in shock. I am still in shock.. maybe I do like this sort of surprise. It's awesome and I don't have to squint so much! lol.... don't mind the messy desk :)

Only problem now is my website looks very bad on it! lol. I must get my rear in gear and update it now. 

Well, I swore I would get some sewing done today, so I will go get at it! Hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday!
Hugs, 
Melanie

New Ellie on ebay!

I've just listed one of my new Elephants, Truffle on ebay. Enjoy! 


Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Photos of Spring.

I keep seeing all these pretty photos of spring in other places.... so I thought I would share a few photos from here. Spring is coming and the snow is melting.. but we are not very close yet. It's still pretty even if we don't have flowers or green yet..... just getting very tired of the white stuff.


I'm still struggling with losing Spooky. I miss him so much and am finding it hard to not suddenly break down and cry.... but doing my best and trying very hard. I keep forgetting he's gone and go to let him out or take him for a walk. It really sucks.

On a happier note I have to Ellies ready for ebay and I'll be listing one this week... but anyway, I had better get back to work here.
Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, March 14, 2011

Very sad day.

I lost my dog Spooky today. He was 15 years old and I had him for 12 years of his life. I don't know the trials he went through before I saved him.. but I know it was not good. It took many years to gain his trust and abolish his fears. I love him more than words can say. Today his old body gave up on him and he could no longer walk. I tried and tried to get him up and walking but his body would not let him. My heart broke as I let him go. I sit here crying, missing my friend who has always been there for me. Not knowing how I will face the days coming without his smiling face, happy barks and wagging tail. He was so full of happiness and life. In my world of crap he made each day a little better, a reason to get up and face the day ahead. 
I will always love you my old friend and there will always be a huge hole in my heart that only belongs to you. 
Love always

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Finding inspiration in darker places.



I've been in one of my "moods" the past while. Too many stressful things seemingly endless one after another and I've been starting to shut down. I think it comes to the point where you are just stuck in a place of never ending stress and don't really see a way out of it. When I get in one of these moods I like to be left alone and listen to dark music... so this has been the song I keep going back to for the past day and a half.
I'm going to turn this off now though and try to get some sewing done. See if I can accomplish something happy and productive today for the last free day of the week. 
I've got Ellies going in the studio and I promise they are cute and not scary at all! lol 
Hugs, 
Melanie

Friday, March 11, 2011

Japan

I don't listen to the news but heard about the horrors of what is going on in Japan by my brother who gave me a ride to work this morning. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Japan. I can't imagine the terror and horror facing them now and in the coming days.

Hugs,
Melanie

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Just checking in

The last few weeks and been filled with ups and downs. One big up was seeing my bunny Cotton in the latest issue of Teddy Bear Review! I am thrilled!

On the down side my 15 year old dog Spooky is starting to fail. It's depressing to think I will likely loose him soon. I saved him from euthanasia 12 years ago and since then he has been my companion and friend. I know 15 is old for a large breed dog.. but that does not make it easier.

Spooky and his best friend Motley
 I'm also without a vehicle this week... probably into next week. What started as a quick fix turned into something else and the parts have to come from a far away land (Ontario.. lol!!). They might be here tomorrow but more than likely Monday... so I guess that will force me to stay home and get some work done this weekend..It's probably for the best and I can finish up what I've been working on...
Speaking of what I've been working on. I've been very busy sewing and delighted that I have some new pieces done and will photo them just as soon as I have time.... or manage not fall asleep at my desk at 8:30pm! lol.

I've also been working on the blog, as I'm sure you can see.... I've added some pages, including a wee "about me" I will add more when I have some time to sit and write... but better I spend the time sewing and getting new critters done.


So that is about all that has been going on here! I hope you are all having a good week.
Hugs,
Melanie