Saturday, August 23, 2008

good morning girls..

( ... little edit here: I just have to say that I love this piece of music! are you listening to it? I guess you have to love big band to like it.. which i do.. I think Ive heard this song about 15 times in the last couple days! love it.. appropiately called "girl talk" perfect for blogging..... oh and .. need one more to play.. pay it forward!)

good morning girls.. Yeah!! its the weekend.. you wont believe this.. but I just turned down going to the beach for the day!! my daughter bethany called and wanted to go, but I just really dont want to spend the whole day there.
I think we're going to go to our new spot at the lake, which is much closer and we can stay there for a shorter time and still enjoy the lake and the sun! The pictures above are from our new spot just up the road abit! Tony and I went up there the other night! dont ya love the picture of him on the rocks, he looks like a gnome!
two things...
one, I want to show you the halloween purse that i just finished!

I love it! what do you think? It was from a pattern in a book... I think it's by penny mcallister. I added to it and changed it around a little.. as I just can't seem to follow a pattern !

Ive been bitten by the pay it forward bug! what a great idea.. I kept trying to get in on one, but kept missing out by not being one of the first three to respond and say they wanted to play! I got into this one through the fabulous ELe (who I may add has the same color hair as me! and who is extremely creative and talented!)

So This is how it works:
I will send a gift of my choice to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog and ASK to join this "Pay it Forward" exchange. You must make the same pledge on your blog! Please keep the item small so that it can be mailed in a mailing envelope or small box. So, if you want to receive goodies from me and are willing to do the same on your blog, leave a comment and let me know!!! I will need your email and mailing address from each of you so that I can get your goodies out in the mail, (my e-mail is located on my profile). Oh and if you stopped by and you don't want to play, you can still leave me a comment and let me know you were here! You will only be included to play if you say you want to play and you are one of the first three! LET'S PAY IT FORWARD!

OK: New change of plans.. my son is camping with his girlfriend at Darien Lake.. he just called and wants us to visit him. there is a great beach there, so Beth and I are going to visit for a bit and hit the beach after all! till then, I have a project to work on!
Later girls! Hope you all have wonderful weekends!


mystele said...

love that purse!

Anonymous said...

I love your lake pictures! Mr. Tony looks so peaceful. :) I miss you!

- Miranda

Lori said...

hey Viv:) have fun at the beach...i read your pinkeep post below also and OH MY!!! what a talented group of gals you had participating...those creations are just fabulous...i love the flamingo pinkeep that you made for Ele, what an amazing creation!!! you asked about the bunny i made, she has two sisters that will be on LolliShops when it opens:)

Fran said...

WOW Beautiful pictures. What kind of camera do you have????
Love your Halloween purse.
Have lots of fun at the beach.

barbara burkard said...



Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi Viv!
Thanks for stopping by and thinking of me..I have been helping m sister who is unwell, so I haven't had much time to come out and play! These pix of the lake are beautiful and make me want to be there! The halloween purse is ADORABLE as you know I adore vintage items and this screams vintage!
Glad to see hubby is well and happy...hope it is the same for you, dear friend!!!
xxxooo Ruth

randi said...

Hey Viv-Happy Sunday! All your beach talk REALLY makes me want to go...but, alas, no beach nearby me. How sweet is the Pay It Forward thing...can I do it? I think it's adorable...I'd love to participate! The halloween purse is just precious! Have a nice beach-y visit!

Kai said...

Wow! The lake pictures are sooooo peaceful looking! Makes me feel relaxed just SEEING them! And your Halloween purse is awesome! I'm SO glad you're doing the Pay It Forward! Count me in, PLEASE! I was too slow to get in on Ele's so I DEFINTELY want in yours! I'll send you my mailing info & post the Pay It Forward rules on my blog tomorrow!

jillian said...

What a cool purse! You are so talented Viv!

Anonymous said...

Awesome music with this one! Your purse is absolutely terrific. And I'm glad to see that you tweak patterns.

Hey, I have a blogspot, too, but haven't started crossposting, yet...which is how I'll handle it. Meanwhile, I'm ever yours at LJ...

vintagebella ~ andrea said...

The beach sounds like fun! I like the bag!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful blog banner!
Denise Nantasket Beach Mass.

Sugar Bear said...

Your Halloween purse is so much fun!

Julie said...

You are so amazingly talented Viv! I just love your blog!! I sure wish you lived closer so you could give me a few tips on how to change some of those really old animated (18" tall) Santa and Mrs. Santa into a Mr and Mrs Cooking Santa! I want to use them for my kitchen.

Anywho... I am not sure if I am counting correctly...but if you don't already have 3 people for your pay it forward challenge - please count me in! I feel badly though because I am not nearly as talented as you are. Just drop me a note on my blog if I really am #3.

Sweet B Folk Art said...

Vivian - I think the purse is wonderful! I have given you an award - check out my blog for more info. I am sure you get them all the time... but I couldn't resist!