Thursday, November 29, 2007

Surprise!! I'm going to New York City this weekend. My dear sweet friend Brenda.. (who reads my blog all the time, but doesnt have her own and needs to get one together because she is one of the most talented and fun people I know.. Ummm.. in fact some of you may remember her as Wanda the wonderful halloween fairy... go back to halloween party and check her out!! hahahaha! ) anyways.. my dearest brenda is feeling a bit under the weather and is unable to go on HER trip to NYC, so she asked me to take her place.. well,,,, I wouldnt want to let a dear sweet loving friend like her down, so of course I will force myself to ignore my family and bears for the weekend and go and trudge around NYC and go to the rockettes and to see the broadway show Hairspray and shop and sight see... just so brenda doesnt have to! I know.. I know... arent I just a wonderfully giving friend.. I do try hard..
SO really though.. poor Brenda! and lucky me! The timing just happened to work out.. Im supposed to be on call, but I switched with someone else and I have plenty of time I could take off.., my husband is busy this weekend, and is in fact going to be gone part of the weekend too.. so off I go..
well.. I have not packed a thing yet.. and am not even sure what to take.. I did go to the bank and get lots of money out though!
goodness.. I am just rambling away here and I need to get busy packign!

One more thing though girlie blogger friends! IF youre in the snowman swap.. its time to get them finished up this weekend so you can get them mailed out by the 5th which is next wednesday! and dont forget that everyone needs to post pictures soon! I was going to set up a snowman group site.. but there was something that confused me about it when I tried.. so I'll check that out again when I get back from....NYC!
must go pack.. need to be on the bus at 7:00 am.. I'll be traveling with another good friend of ours.. .. will be posting lots of pictures when I get back !
Hi Brenda.. hope your feeling better♥

Monday, November 26, 2007


OK.. so you have to check this out! Its a little slow uploading..but so worth the wait!! You'll see that my husband, daughter and I have taken dancing lessons with santas elves!! I keep watching it over and over.. It just cracks me up!! (mostly my husband does!!)
http://www.elfyourself.com/?id=9613279737
enjoy!!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Well good evening blog world people.. I've been very busy this weekend.. as you already heard in my previous post, I finished those bears! yeehaw!! And was paid very very well!! yeehaw again!! then yesterday I dragged out all of the Christmas bins.. and started putting Christmas decorations out! I was soooo overwhelmed.. Where the heck did all that stuff come from!!!???? SO I have to put sooo much away to bring the christmas stuff out, otherwise you would lose us in out house!! 4 bins out.. 4 bins full put back away til after christmas! There was actually quite a few things I choose not to use this year.. I'm fairly happy with the way things turned out.. we wont put our tree up for a couple more weeks yet.. It took me from the time i got up just about to the time I went to bed to get things put together here!!

Today I did A LOT of laundry cleaned up the yard some, got rid of all the pumpkins..( wow.. did I ever go crazy with pumpkins this year!) cleaned up the porch ran the vacuum through the house then took off for an after noon of shopping. I ended up getting a few gifts.. but I just dont know what to get for anyone!! I do know what to get for me though!!

I needed this snowman like a hole in the head! and these tiny little faeries, well.. something came over me and I had to have them!!!



This reindeer and his son, I bought the other day along with the two smaller angels at the top of the page!! I must quit buying for myself now!! Naughty me!


OK... So how are the snowmen coming girls! I did not get mine mailed on saturday like I planned.. but I plan on mailing my package tomorrow! I'm dying to see what everyone is making!!


Friday, November 23, 2007

TAH DAH!!! they are finished and delivered!!! the woman who ordered them was thrilled with them. and I am glad to move on to the next order!




Thanksgiving was great.. alot of food was made and eaten!! later after dinner we went to friends to have dessert and play cards.. The kids watched the new "hairspray" musical.. (I'm about to watch it myself when I'm done with this post!)

Today I finished those bears and went to the christmas store.. I was very good there, I only bought a few ornaments and some fudge!
I hope everyones doing ok with their snowman ornaments.. I'm mailing mine to my partner tomorrow!! I can show you pictures of two that i made for myself.. but cant show you the one I made for Debra yet. keep me posted how your all doing! I cant wait to see them all!

OH, I just realized that the snowangel still is not finished.. she has little snowball garland that goes around where the box part opens. Oh well.. I have to remember to do that! gotta get off the computer now!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

counting my blessings!

So tomorrow is thanksgiving.
I'm am thankful for soo much.
I'm thankful for living in the beautiful little town we live in, and for the wonderful little school my kids went to for their whole lives.
i'm thankful that my kids are all basically grown and are all successfully moving in the directions of what they have chosen to do with their lives and that they all have chosen college which I am really greatful for!
I'm greatful for my job, and for the boys I work with even though they are punk -n- heads!
I'm very thankful for my friends
for my home
for my junkie car!
for my pets
for my health and the health of my family.. even with Bethanys diabetes, I'm thankful for scientific research and breakthroughs that allow her to live normally.
Im thankful for living in this AWESOME COUNTRY! and I believe there is absolutely no better place to live except heaven!
I'm thankful for God.. and that he sent his son to die on the cross so that we can be saved and can one day live in heaven with him.
I'm thankful for forgiveness..
I'm thankful for talent, mine and that of soooo many others!!!
I'm thankful for the four seasons, even though I dont particularly like snow. ( i just dont like to drive in it!)
I'm thankful for the internet! how awesome it is.. when you really think about it! It truely is a window into the world!
I'm thankful for animals.. all of them!!
for giggling children and belly laughter
for laughing with friends so hard you almost pee your pants!
I could just go on and on and on.. but I wont..
I really need to get back to work on those bears!

I made my pumpkin and apple pies today and my stuffing and squash.. everything else can wait til tomorrow! I think we'll eat around 4:00.. looking forward to that turkey!! I'm thankful that god sent us turkeys!!!
I just want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Make sure you count your blessings!
pictures to post tomorrow !

Monday, November 19, 2007



LOokie!! See my new banner? Made as a giftie to me from the fabulous khurst! she is on my idol list!! I have a growing list of idols!! most everyone I know is on it!! hahaha! seriously!

Ive had messages from some of you about how inspired youve become and how much fun your having making your snowmen!! I am soooo happy to hear that! I'm already trying to figure out what the next swap should be!!

ok.. here is a sneak peek at my snowfriends.. and also please see the wonderful little needle felted snowman ornament that barbara burkard made! Isnt it the most wonderful little creation!! it definitely made me smile!! thank you sooooo much Barb! you didnt have to do that... I wasnt even your partner. but if thats a perk of hosting ... i'll be hosting again soon!!

OK, I am very tired and shouldnt even be on here.. so enjoy the peeks and see yas later!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

How are those snowmen ornaments coming girls!? I cant wait to see them all!!! I know they will all be great! Has anyone had trouble connecting with their partners? let me know if you do. Hopefully everyone touched base and all is good..

I've been Oh so busy busy busy! I have so much going on in so many different directions!! eiy yie yie!!
I shopped today. which I shouldnt have done. But I needed to pick up some things. My oldest daughter Jennifer has a big recital tomorrow at Buff State. she is singing 9 pieces and is expecting a lot of people. She sings so beautifully! I'm actually quite excieted to go! She bought a beautiful cranberryish colored gown, which I havent seen her in yet.. she'll be beautious I'm sure! We're having a little reception afterwords, so I had to pick up the stuff for the punch and paper supplies. I ordered a sheet cake which I will pick up in the morning. Im hoping I will be able to post some of her recital as it will be video'd. If I can figure out how to do it again! I'll at least be able to post some pictures.
I also bought my other daughter some of her birthday presents today. she has her own apartment this year, so I bought her a pink christmas tree and some sweet ornaments to go on it. then, you know... I just had to buy myself some jeans,and i ended up with pjs booties and socks too!
I was supposed to get grocerys, but after being out all afternoon blowing money, I just didnt feel like it.. We dont really need anything right now anyways, just stuff for thanksgiving dinner , but i can do that monday.
I have my snowman ornament all done for Debra at hophopjingleboo! I hope she will like it! Its cute! I cant wait to send it to her!
oh yeah, the picture above is of a few of my elves and a shadow type box I made for them. I'm hoping that I eventually get some time to make a few more elves to sell. I usually sell quite a few at Christmas time, but this year I'm pretty backed up with the bears! Stay tuned, I will be posting pictures of the bears I've been working on in a couple days!
hey, the person who won my giftie on halloween, hasnt replied to me, I wonder if I should chose a new winner.. what do you think?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

buried in bears...

hows everyone doing on their snowman ornaments! Im really excieted about the one I'm making for debra at hophopjingleboo! I hope it turns out as well as I imagine it in my head!

I hope everyone was able to connect with their partners ok.. please let me know if you are having problems and I will try to help!

I am very tired and a bit grumpy this evening.. (just to my family though!) I wouldnt be grumpy to any of you! it was a long day at work.. but I can not discuss my work publicly. that would not be a good idea!

well I think I shall go park my self in front of the sewing machine! I got quite a bit done over the weekend, but still have sooo much to do! I will post pictures of this bear order when I finish it! there are 11 bears made out of these coats..

They will be wonderful when they are finished, bur fur coats are difficult to work with.

well I need to get off of here.. have a great night!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Yesterday was Roberts Birthday!
Today's day two of my three day weekend.. hmmmmm..... I have a mess in my kitchen.. I 'm about to go out there and make a quick snowman (out of paper clay) so he can start the drying process and I can finish him later this week! I started two other special ones last night!
Then I will be cutting out 11 bears and getting them ready to be sewn. My goal is to get them finished by thanksgiving! I can do it.. if I stay focused. I have developed a terrible terrible case of adult ADD! OH my gosh.. it just sucks! I just bounce form one thing to the next all the time.. Once I really get rolling I will work myself into the zone! but it takes a good deal of preparation!!!

I took a roast out for dinner.. I hope it thaws by 2:00..

Yesterday was little robbies 19th birthday! hard to believe that my baby is 19! So 19 years ago I called my doctor at home as soon as my husband walked out the door to go to work (cause he told me not too!) and begged to be induced! I had had false labor like 5 times! the final the night before. anyways.. that was at 8:00 am.. YOu know what he said? "OK.. be at the hospital by 9:00!" honestly! (there are perks to living in small towns!) so I called my husband, took the kids next door and had my baby that day! I was sooooo sick of being pregnant! I wasnt even really more then a day or two past my due date! I had a funny little doctor.. unfortunetly he has since passed away.. However.. Little Robby lives on!!!!
Ok.. If I sit here alll day on the computer.. I will never get my bears done.. there are 30 bears to be made.. I only finished 6 of the orginal pile up of orders, but I have gotten more orders.. christmas time... and dear friends that have lost husbands and mothers this year.. the memory bears are precious to people.. and I cant say no to people who hurt. so anyways.. I will take pictures to post later!
I'm going to start my I'm thankful list this week too.

Friday, November 9, 2007

let the snowman crafting begin!

ok.. TIS DONE... Now to let you all know who your partners are.. (my kitty is trying to help me type!)
I'm going with first names here, but will email you with full name and contact information (cant be too public with those things ya know!)

Sue D - Dolly S
Fran M - Debe S
Susan G - Becky B
Barb B - Aless R
Debbie G - Lisa S
Sarah H - Cheryl C
Debra S - ME
Leslie Z - Cathy N
Mary B - Gina S
Michelle C - Lonnie J
Terry L - Kathy L
Laura C - Shawn B
Sherry T - Jan H
Allison K - Carol C

So ladies.. that is the list.. There are 28 of us!! I will work on emailing everyone now! Gosh I hope I havent forgotten anyone!
NOW.. Let the snowman crafting begin! Be sure to post pictures of your snowman! Also for those of you with out a blog.. please email your pictures so I can post them for you!
Remember the main rule.. your snowman must cause us all to SMILE!!!
and it needs to be mailed off by dec 5th at the latest! any questions? email me!

last chance to get in the snowman swap


OK folks.. its the last day to sign up.. right now there are 27 of us. There is one person who has not sent her address.. I'm hoping to hear from her today. We could use at least one more player.. so if your straggling out there.. nows your chance.. if we dont get another person, I will do two. So tonight I will match up partners by means of having my kids pick numbers each person has a number (the order they signed up) I will start with no#1 and have the kids choose a number between 2 and 27.. etc., until all are matched! that'll be pretty random I think.
OK.. so any one else? nows your chance.
I'm really happy about the turn out weve gotten for this swap! there are a few who dont have blog sites, but who are going to email me their pictures so I can post them here. It'll all be good! I'm excieted.
I think I have all the other swaps I'm in just about done. I did my altered stocking, my pink ornaments, my garland, my 12 days of christmas, I just have to make my snowmen, and also I have another stocking swap with TIni.
I also have orders for about 30 memory bears.. and a minature horse.. Hoping to make a lot of headway this weekend on those.. I have to get those done.. thats christmas money!
I'll check in later.. toodles!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

snowman ornament swap

snowheads
Hello! this entry is regarding the snowman ornament swap that I'm hosting. some of us here in NY got snow today! we didnt get any here, but only 45/50 miles from here, it got very nasty! I dont mind winter it I dont have to go anywhere.. but Im so not ready for snow yet!!!
anyways...
At this time there are 23 snowgirls signed up! There are several that have not sent me their information.. I need your addresses ladies, so please if you havent yet sent them to me, please do so soon. I'm excieted that so many people are wanting to make snowmen with me! this should be a fun swap.
the guidelines are..you must create a snowman or snow woman ornament, what ever size you want to make it.. remember though it is an ornament to hang on a christmas tree, so not too big! You can make him from what ever medium you enjoy working with. the most important rule.. He must make us all smile !!
snowman are to be sent to your partners by December 5th. We will all enjoy having our swapped buddies to hang on our trees and to enjoy through the season!
I will post the list of participants and annouce partners either on friday or saturday this week.
in the meantime, if you havent already sent me your information be sure to do so now!
any questions you can email me at vivianneroni@yahoo.com
I'm starting my ornament tomorrow!

Monday, November 5, 2007

naughty baby / crazy for you

These are clips of my daughter singing "Naughty Baby" She played the role of Irene in "Crazy for you" the past two weekends with the lake plains players. She just cracks me up.. Dont let the fact that there are 4 of these worry you.. the reason is that I am a dope and kept letting go of the silly button on the camera and then having to reset it and start over! DUH!!!

anyways.. enjoy! I cant watch with out cracking up!

(you will need to scroll way down to the music box on my blog and click on the first little button twice to shut that off so you can hear the videos!)

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Friday, November 2, 2007

OH what a night that halloween night was! I tricked or treated until late late late... right here on the computer. In fact I woke up yesterday morning and was quite sure that I had a hang over from too much of that witches brew someone was serving! what an awesome bunch of bloggers I visited! so many creative witches and ghouls all hanging out for an evening of visiting! That was the treat.. this is what I like about this blogging.. I have found so many people that love to live and create like I do! and who like to share their creative minds and homes and arts with others.. I really think there isnt much I prefer to do more then see the art work that others create in their lives.. well, accept to create myself.. cause, if you know me at all, you know that is an obsession. I think that people who are artistic have to create.. its like oxygen.. you need it to survive! I know its that way for me..

well anyways.. l love all these blogs.

OH and the winner is (drum roll please!) Roam2Rome . As soon as I have her address I will be sending a sweet little something out to her!
I also won something on halloween night from Kari at the www.artsymama.blogspot.com! Yay! I love to win things!
Well.. my time this morning is limited.. I have to go be a social worker for 8 hours.. then!
YAY!! ITS THE WEEKEND!! oH HOW i LOVE THE WEEKENDS!
oh yes.. and one more thing.. I'm so glad everyone loved my wanda so much.. I adore her myself.. however, she is not I.. I am not her.. she is a friend of mine.. another halloween fanatic! she is my dear friend Brenda.. isnt she lovely?
Do I have to put all the halloweenies away this weekend? thats soo much work!!