Saturday, November 1, 2008

SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT & NEW SWAP


GOODMORNING all you glories! Thats what my dad used to say to me.. "goodmorning glory!" or "rise and shine little sleepy head!" and the best... He'd get up early and go get fresh donuts, then when I woke up he'd say "I brought you something to sweeten your disposition!" Ok.. now I can blame him for my being fat.. I've been trying to sweeten my disposition for over 40 years now! oh my, I've regressed already, before Ive even started here!!
SO anyways.... again I say.. GOODMORNING all you GLORIES!!
I've got lots to show you and talk about.. so get comfy.. I've been planning on spending a good chunk of time on the computer this morning, updating my blog and visiting yours.. and also I really need to hop over to livejournal to visit some sweet girls over there that i've so neglected!
I guess I'll first finish up with halloween! Fran asked me to tell what I did last night for halloween... I hate to disappoint anyone.. but I didnt do anything halloweenie at all! I met my daughter JEn after work, and we went to the furniture store and bought more furniture for her new apartment.. then we went to target and I bought a bath mat! PINK of course... for dinner we each ate not one but two halloween cupcakes that I made at 5:00 am yesterday morning! I got home about 8:30 and never even saw a trick or treater............. how sad is that!? well, except, I did see the sweetest little ninja and black cat at target.. I must have said "how cute" loud enough for the ninja boy to hear me because he turned around.. OMG so cute, and said.. "you like my costume???" then he kept talking to us and when his mom was getting ahead of him and calling him to her, he turned around and said "goodbye"! I dont know why I'm telling you this.. its just that he was soo stinking cute and of course he reminded me of my little tony when he was that age, probablay 5 ish! so that is what I did on halloween. I never even carved a pumpkin this year because I want all my pumpkins to last til thanksgiving! I do have a few halloween pictures to share with you of a girl at work. I didnt get her permission to share them, so I so hope she doesnt mind.. her costume was sooo awesome!
OK.. I think I've told you that I'm a magazine addict.. I've been known to drive all the way to the city in pursuit of a particular one, more then once.. (this drives my friend Jeannine nuts..) anyways, this time of year there are sooo many that I have to buy! I picked up 4 the other day, romantic homes, victoria, teddybear and friends and mary englebriets home companion.. (Im waiting for the winter addition of artful blogger, and where woman create.. and I'm sure to buy another half dozen or more with in the next week or so as the christmas additions show up!) ANYways.. I was sitting, looking through the romantic homes issue and I hadnt read anything.. just looking at the pictures, thinking that some of this gorgeous home that they featured looked familiar.. and then I notice a picture of an ornament that I had made for a swap! I was like, OMG.. how'd I get in there?? Well, you need to run right out and get a copy.. the home featured belongs to our very own Cathy Scalise of treaured heirlooms and she mentioned the PINK ornament swap we did last christmas and then in the back of the magazine our blogs are listed! yup. that was a nice surprise! Cathy your house is really AMAZING!!! I wish I could hang out there through the holidays!

these are pictures I took last year when I made them!


NEXT ..... now that halloween is over, it feel I can talk about christmas! I have a few things to share with you that I made this week. I started my christmas creating.. got lots of things living in my head.. "visions of sugarplums dance in my head" not kidding! so much to create and sooo little time to do it all.. If only I didnt have to work!! So here are this weeks goodies.. The red bear is for Terisa of running with scissors for an art auction that she is involved in.




And, finally , is anyone still with me here?? its time for .....the second annual snowman ornament swap! so.. the details are.. I had toyed with doing it groups of three or four and having everyone make for each person in their group, but because this gets to be such a busy time of year, I'm keeping it as a one to one swap! so my darlings, spread the word. please post the swap button on your blogs send folks this way!
So the snowmen are to be handmade of any medium and should be "ornament size" like, under 7 inches. The number one criteria, like last year is that they must make people smile!
Sign ups start now and will go through November 7th. On the 8th I'll post or email partners. MAIL OUT date will be December 1st! I really want to keep to this date for mailing out girlies.. and of course as usual, you will need to email me a picture of your creation so that I can post a little "snowstorm" of all your creations here!
You can leave messages here to sign up, but also please email me at vivianneroni@yahoo.com with your mailing address and blog address.
Well, I think Im done posting for now.. now on to visiting out in blogville and then its grocery shopping and working on that big bear order, which I finally have all 8 cut out and ready to sew!
HAVE A SWEET AND CREATIVE WEEKEND ♥

26 comments:

Gypsy Mermaid said...

love the snowmen! I cant wait for chrismtas I am just ready to be settled in so i can start to decorate hehe dont feel bad about not doing anything for halloween i was doing the same nothing!! but anywho i want to sign up for your swap!!! I cant wait! hehe off to email you! hugs

toodles-
sarah

HopHopJingleBoo said...

hello count me in..yes, halloween was wierd for us this year we went shopping out of town and was erie and quiet through the stores but got some good deals and a dinner out!Halloween is packed up and ready to think Christmas! have some new ideas for snowmen so ...

barbara burkard said...

okay...i'm in! can't help myself...count me in..

hugz and snowy love

Lori said...

i am still on a swap strike...sorry...OHMYGOSH!!! that captured teddy and your felted snowman are TOTALLY adorable!!! i just LOVE those guys to pieces!!!

Diane said...

Love all the sharing on your Blog WOW
I am too busy to be in a swap but looks like loads of fun! Hugs, Diane

natalea said...

that is so cool about the ornament!! I just read the issue of RH yesterday and wouldn't have known! you must have been surprised!! have fun with the swap...although I'm quite tempted I can't trust myself to join anything right now!! Can't wait to see what everyone makes though! talk soon Viv!
xox nat

AwtemNymf said...

Viv- I HEART that lil' felted snowman! Sooo cute!!!
What a great idea! I need to think about this swap before signing up! I'm pretty tight with my swaps as is, but this is too darn sweet to pass up! Can you freeze time? *lol*
I'll let it sink in for a few more hours!
~A~

bojojoti said...

I loved your co-workers cat lady costume!

I keep trying to get my Christmas tree down from the attic, but now that our son is in KC, I'm missing his good help. If he ever moves his stuff out, I think I'll move the Christmas stuff down to the garage.

How cool was it to open a magazine and see your ornament? So fun!

fairychildheirlooms said...

OK, OK you've talked me into it! I love handmade snowmen ornaments and LOVE the one in your picture!
Missy

jillian said...

Hi Viv!! I love all your snowmen creations. Really love that pin cushion! Please count me in for your snowman swap. Sounds fun!
XOXO
Jillian

Julie said...

I have to read your blog through my fingers which are trying to cover my eyes ...because I always leave here WANTING everything! I have been collecting Christmas magazines since the late 1970's...so I guess you can say I am an addict too....

"...we love you Vivian..." the crowd said to her as she FINALLY took step 1 and admitted her obcession!

Kai said...

OMG! I thought I was the ONLY insane Christmas magazine woman! I have spent a small FORTUNE just in the past 2 WEEKS on the ones already out. I LOVE them and even pull them out mid-summer sometimes when I need some beautiful, happy Christmasy feelings! As for the snowman ornament swap, COUNT ME IN! It'll be such fun! You're going to have me singing carols any minute here! Oh, no! Here it comes - Deck the halls with boughs of holly ...

Carla said...

I just love all your photos!! Ooohhhing and Ahhhinng over the pincushion snowman. What a darling! How nice to have your beautiful ornaments in the mag! Count me in on the swap.

Lydia said...

So cool!!!! I bought the magazine because of you! :) Te-He,.... also , it looked good- Lydia

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Love the snowmen. Wishing you a great week...m..

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

That sounds like a great one to be in, especially seeing the pictures of YOUR snowman!! Wish I had time...

Sweet B Folk Art said...

Count me in on the snowman swap! - even though it is still 80 degrees here in Phoenix!

-Sweet B

Allison said...

I would love to be in the snowman swap again. Sending you an email.

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hey Viv!
Looks like you have been a busy girl!!! I was cracking up when I heard your christmas song on your blog because a local station played their FIRST christmas song today!!! GEEEZZEEE, it's only Nov. 4th!!! To think I will be hearing that for the next month and a half ...UGHHH!! Anyway, you are always so sweet to stop by and say hi! I love your teddies, and this months Home Companion has an article on " Bear Necessities". I got it last week and thought of you right away! I hope you are inspired by the article and enjoying it.Mr. Woods bears are so sweet and adorable just like yours! I can't wait to see what you make next, dear Viv!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!!
xxxooo Ruth

Woman Called Joyce said...

Viv, I love the cone ornaments! I can see why the magazine published them! Thank you for sharing your art!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

I just love the snowman and the little bluebird!!! OMG!! You did an awesome job making it!!

happy day,
Becky

Louisiana Momma said...

please include me in the swap.. cshortprudhomme@yahoo.com

Maria said...

Count me in. This sounds fun.

hugs, Maria

~Leslie said...

I love snowmen! If its not to late I would like to join!

Fran said...

I have Romantic Homes magazine. Love your orament. I remember seeing it on your blog.

Love all of your snowmen/ladies.
Hugs
Fran

Bone*Head*Studios said...

Well Congratulations on your being published ,it sure is adorable!!!
You are an amazing woman Viv, I wish I had the energy you do and my goodness your creations are just wonderful too!!!Hope your swap went well!!!
Blessings,Flora