Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Butterfly project

In memory of the 1.5 million Jewish children who died during the Holocaust, the Holocaust Museum in Houston Texas is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies for a special exhibit in 2012.

Can you imagine how beautiful that will be ?

Trudi at Two Dresses Studio, felt she wanted to spread the word about this project out into the art community of bloggers, and far beyond that too, and has organized an artist project to collect butterflies from as many of "us" as possible.

I knew right away I was in, I think this is a most beautiful way of spreading love throughout the universe, spreading love and making the hatred in the world less powerful.

If you are interested please click on the link here to find out more information from Trudi, and if you prefer to create and send a butterfly on your own here is a link to the information about the Butterfly Project in Houston. 

http://twodressesstudio.blogspot.com/2010/08/butterfly-effect-open-is-calling-you.html You can get more information from Trudi here.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Date night and weekend fun

Saturday we went to see Eat Pray Love not sure what I think about this movie. I am glad that I read the book first. It made it easier to understand some of the parts. Jeff liked it. Then we went to a restraunt that a co-worker of his told him about. They actually had a gluten free menu and there was alot for him to pick from. His co-worker works there part time so she knew how they handle the food so that it stays gluten frr. First time we had actually gone out to eat since he found out that he has an gluten intolerance. Mild celiacs. I thought my diebetic diet was tough! You should see his. We even have seperate toaster as he can't have my crumbs get on his food. I can't eat his food as his food is way too high in carbs for me. Then we went to the casino for a little while. Working different shifts it is hard to find the time to do things together sometimes.Today we cut down the pear tree. We could never eat all the pears and it was just a hassle to pick them up all the time. We will put a pretty ornamental tree in it's place. Something small. All in all a good weekend.
I am off my diebetic meds. The Dr feels that I can now do it with my diet. The pills plus my diet were lowering my blood counts way to low. Lost about 10 pounds and that has helped. I got my mammogram done last week, all is well so I can stop worring about that for another year. Whew! Now to get my colonoscopy done in sept and eye test then I will be done for another year! Yeah!! Anyway it was a nice quiet weekend. Hugs, Teresa
Off I go to do another favorite hobby...reading

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Give away--Lena's and tests

This giveaway is so beautiful! I would love to win this one. I have the perfect place for it. But will "let" you try for it also. lol She has a great blog. Aren't the items just beautifully made? 
Not much going on around here. Hot again as it was all summer. I stained my cabin yeasterday and have a few touch-ups to do yet so no pictures of it yet. Funny how the missed places show up after you think you are done. lol. It looks pretty good. I must have gotten a little bit of glue on some of the logs, but it looks more rustic now.
I have a Drs appointment tomorrow to see about my diabetis and just in time as my numbers for some reason have been a bit low. I put a new battery in my meter so it isn't that. I even tried another meter and the numbers are the same, so will have to get to the bottom of that. 60's and 70's are not good.  Also have a mamogram on tues. Icchy! I hate them. But the last one was 2 years ago. so it is time. I hate tests. You want to count on everything being o.k. but still you worry and then everything turns out good afterwards anyways. Which is good. Also feel alot of congestion with no cold so will have that checked out also. As you can see I am a worry wart. Which is why I always put these things off. Then I have to make my corrorectal test done and that I have really putting off...lol. O.K. I am being gross now. But part of life. I took a vacation in sept so will get that done then. Just wanted to make sure I had the two days off.
I bought some more devided plastic boxes to sort out all the minis I bought a few posts ago. Lots to put in order!! I have kind of devided them already so it shouldn't tske too long. Not much else going on around here. So will end here and everyone have a great Sunday. Hugs, Teresa

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Many, Many Miniatures bought

<>Bear with me the first 2 pictures won't leave. There is a caption under one further down. Lots of minis to look at.                                                                                                                                                                                            <>
Landscaping flowers
Chair legs, mini yarn, spatterware, milk jug, newspapers, wheel barrel, planted box with seedlings, pumpkins, 2 baskets with sea shells, clock faces, candles in holders, chimany lamps, silverware, gold findings, owl, and heart boxes.
Lots of beads, not sure what I am going to do with those yet, but sure I will find a use for them,, trees, 4 scare crows, 1 chair.
10 House Of Minature Kits
More Landscaping
Vegatable tea pots, tiny fruit, rockinghorses, toy buggy with bear, 2 vases, candy canes, Raggedy Ann and Andy, which I am always looking for, tiny truck.
Beads, gravel, grass, I love landscaping
lace and material
Rugs, slate tiles, gravel, skirted tables, more plants, handmade Irish laceand still more baskets.
Frames or fancy decorations
Instructions for building a 1/2 scale house, sandpaper, Nutshell News and more landscaping
The dollhouse I bought. I want to use this one for a donation for a girl from a Christmas Angel tree. I don't know if it will get done this year though. I'll have to see how far I get on the contest house. So much to do so little time!
Lots of hat boxes, strawberry planters, baskets, wreaths, wine basket, hats, etc.

I spent $100 but after adding everything up against what it would all cost me at a miniature shop or show I think I did pretty good. I went back today for a few more things. Wood strips, baseboards, 1 more dollhouse, and a few other things for about $20 more. Some of these things I bought today are for a friend. She also had some finished roomboxes, and a finshed greenhouse that she about tripled the prices on from the other day. Must have had someone come to say what they are worth. You had to look through alot of boxes and pull out drawers to see everything. It was a lot of fun going through everything!!  I'm happy with the things I bought! Hugs, Teresa