Saturday, January 28, 2012

Monster on the window sill

Sometimes amazing things happen out of boredom.Before Christmas my girl and her friend JJ had a sleepover.After spending almost two days together,playing all the games and trying all the activities they got bored and decided they did not try sewing.My suggestion was to make softies.My daughter wanted a monster and JJ wanted a teddy.They did the design and cutting the fabric. I helped them with the sawing.This striped monster on the window sill is the result.Isn't she cute?I am sorry I did not take a picture of JJ's teddy bear.She turned out very cute,too.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Long time no see

Quite busy ten days.Could not post but read your blogs,guys.I am kind of addicted to them.Got a new toy-Nook tablet.To read books and browse the web.I am in love with it,that's way forgot about my old love,Dellon computer.Also had two sick people in the house last week.On the bright side in between two doses of Tylenol I could finally try to make Jim Lahey's no-kneed bread.It was a total success.Next time I will try it with whole grain flour.If you go on U-tube you can find a video how to make this bread. On one of the weekends we went to the movies.My daughter and I watched Chipwrecked.Of course.My husband and my stepson watched Sherlock Holmes.After the movies we ended up in a Chinese restaurant,which inspired me to try to make Hot and Sour Soup.I googled lots of recipes and then adapted them to the abilities of our local grocery store.I may declare it turned out so delicious that I had to make it two times in a row.Could not get enough of it.I will share my adapted recipe in one of my next posts.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The pets in the house.

These are our cuties patooties.I can't take enough pictures of them. In anticipation of a good weekend off.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The strangest winter ever.No snow and so warm.No white Christmas ,no white December or January.It made my husband so happy,he does not like the snow for sure. It was around 52 degrees yesterday.And this morning the sun was so bright and warm.I went for a walk after taking the kid to school.Yes but the things are changing now.It became windy and cold in the afternoon and at the moment it is snowing.Now that is normal!This is how it should be.I love the snow unless it is something drastic like a blizzard that cuts you from the rest of the world for weeks. Had a quiet day off at home,reading your blogs,paying bills,talking to friends on Skype,cooking fish soup for lunch and meatballs for supper.Oh,and when the snow had just started she wanted to go rollerblading.I was sorry I said "yes" because we almost froze to death.The wind was so cold.

Monday, January 9, 2012


This is the only acrylic painting I did last year.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Year's resolution and #122,123 and124

Can you believe it is already January 3,2012?The time flies so fast!No matter how much we love the Holidays they come to an end and we have to go back to our everyday lives.It is not easy especially if you love Christmas as much as I do.I am planing to put my decorations away one step at a time otherwise it hurts if I do it all at once. So,the New Year has started but I have not given a serious thought to my New Year's resolution.Not that I sit and write it down every New Year but at least I have a couple or three things in my mind.Last year I promised to myself that I would not buy art and craft supplies for six months and use the staff I had stashed in my studio.Guess what?I overdid my self avoiding Hobby Lobby store for almost a year. The other major thing that I tried to accomplish was not so successful.I started a challenge "A sketch/drawing/piece of art a day" in order to keep myself motivated to create.I had to drop the challenge after six months of trying hard because the everyday life was so much in the way of it.And the funny thing was that the hardest part was not creating the art but posting it on line.It was too time consuming.I still have some sketches and pieces of art from my last year challenge waiting to be posted and I will go on doing that till I am done.Here you can see #122,123 and124.The first one done at the swimming pool,the other two during my break at work. For this year's resolution I think I will try to achieve simple things like: be more patient with my girl,not to forget that she is still a child try to live at the moment,putting aside all "to do" lists find some time to create use the supplies from my studio and again avoid the craft stores for 6 months my medical bill