Saturday, March 30, 2013

Winter Warmth

One of my dear friends started a March-Craft along on her Blog!
I was very excited to be able to take part in it!
I know I am cutting it a bit short on the deadline, but hey, it is still March!!!
The category was "winter accessory". So many possibility's!
Since I am working now, I was unable to do what I had first thought of, due to the lack of time. But what I did come up with I have been wanting to make for a long time now and I am happy that I was finally able to do it!
*Drum roll*
A Fur muff!

It is made from dark brown rabbit fur with lovely sea-green silk lining.

All hand sewn.
 Blech sewing leather :P
While I am here I might as well post about another accessory that I made for my doll.
A 18th century pinball.

Maybe someday I will be able to make the cloak that should go with the fur muff. Someday, maybe...
Hope you are having a splendid Spring!
Happy Sewing~

Sunday, March 3, 2013

The river of life and some rapids.

Gosh has it been a year!
And it's only just March yet...
I feel as though I have not had time to breath let alone post anything.
I have been busy with so many things. Both good and bad.
January- Bad. 'nough said.
February- Crazy-
At the beginning of the month I was job hunting ( woohoo.. )
Then on Feb 11th my little peanut poochie went to doggie heaven.

She had been very sick during January.
Trip to the vet, two weeks of hand feeding her a liquid diet, many other things...
Finally in Feb we thought she might be pulling out of it. She was eating an all kibble diet for the first time in two years. she was even spunky! ( see photo above!! )
But then on the weekend of the 9th, 10th we noticed that she was not her normal self, not wanting to eat, not settling down.
Then on Sunday night she started getting sick. I stayed up with her till the wee hours of the morning.
Monday, she was not well at all. Finally at around 8:50 p.m. she passed away from this world surrounded by her family.
I will be the first to admit that it has hit me rather hard. She had been apart of our family for more then half my life. I grew up with her at my side, snorting, and wagging her tail to let me know she was there for me.
She truly was my best friend.
With her passing I have had time to reflect. And it truly feels as though with her dieing, that chapter of my life is over and I am now beginning the next part of my life. I am sad that she is gone, especially on days like this where I am home alone all day. But at the same time, it is time to move on.
I am both excited and scared to death for this next chapter.
Peanut had died on a Monday ( great way to start a week I know.. )
I decided that I would take a break from job hunting. Feeling like I just needed a week to regroup and get my self together.
The next week I pulled my big girl panties up and went back out into the big bad world of job hunting.
I can't count how many places I tried. When finally on my way home I just started praying
( beg is more like it.. )
"Lord. Please Lord, let SOMEONE take a chance on me! Please lord, PLEASE!!"
When I got home my Mom and I had a good long talk and we both prayed for the rest of the day.
The next afternoon I got a call from an assisted living community that I had applied at a few weeks previous, asking if was free the next day for an interview!
YES! Thank you Lord!
Had the interview and was offered the job.
I started work the next Monday ( two weeks to the day that Peanut passed..).
They are training me to be a caregiver/Med aid. I had not really gone in for this job but it is the one that the Lord saw fit to open up to me so I am learning as fast as I can!
It is a HUGE adjustment for me, but even though it is very hard work I am going to succeed at this if it kills me!!
It just astounds me how God trains us for life. Life is not easy, no one ever said it would be but each part of it is training for the Next part. I started thinking of getting a job three years ago in a retirement community, but I see now that if I had gotten one I would NOT have been strong enough to handle it.
Here is a photo of me in my work duds!
( Worst color EVER, but what are you going to do? )

So this was Feb. and what does March have to bring?

With both my Mom and I working we found that we where going to have to get very creative about how each of us was going to get to work if I was working from 2p.m.-10p.m. and she was working from 10a.m.-4:30p.m. ...
So my amazing parents went out he other night and we found a car that would work very nicely, and help me to get it! Am I blessed or what?!
So in the span of two months and a few days-
My Dog has died ( Sad )-I got a job ( good )-I got a car ( GREAT )
And in between of all this craziness I have been very busy knitting and sewing, and some more knitting!
So now in the future if I don't post for a bit I have a legit excuse!
I am to busy working!
Happy life Journeys~