Sunday, August 16, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

I am both happy and suprised I have so much to share this week. I finished a couple new pillows for my website and I had the pleasure of spending the day with my niece-ish and my grandson on Wednesday. I am struggling with finding any time to spend on my business. Dividing my time between my job, my pet sitting business and creating for my website made for a very full calendar. Now my family needs me. My daughter April still isnt supposed to be driving until she is seizure free for 3 months. She lives with her Dad and we are trying to work it out between us. They live very far from me and on my days its 3 to 4 hours of an exhausting long two round trips a day in rush hour traffic. I have to fill my gas tank up every other day if that tells you how much I really am driving. I have an economy car! Its just the way it is for now. I will get through this and adjust, but its been an extremely hard three weeks.So,,, on to the good things of the week....
I actually made two pillows today. And ice cream cone pillow, I would say pistachio, and a black and white cupcake. I was thinking that this cupcake would be such a cute ring bearer pillow for a black and white wedding. Especially if the were serving cupcakes instead of the traditional wedding cake. Next is a bracelet I made as a bracelet I made for Bobbies Mother as a gift and the fairy necklace I made for Bobbie. She flew in on Wednesday from Hawaii after visiting her father for several weeks. I got to pick her up from the airport and spend the day with her. My Grandson Mikey adores her and he went with us for the day. We went to the trainpark, Mikeys very favorite place. She returns to England on Tuesday.
Bobbie is 16 and just finished high school. The education system is different in England. She will now start a 5 year college course to become a mid wife. I learned something new from her. In England when you become pregnant you see a mid wife throughout your prenancy and then she would be the one to deliver the baby as well. This is just an observation, not a judgement,but I wonder how many 16 year olds here would be up for that kind of a job so young. She is such an awesome young women. I cant wait to see her again!


Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Gail,

Thanks for stopping by. We had such a blast today! I love your new pillows. I showed Francesca the cupcake ones and she can't wait to get hers. Your niece sounds like an amazing young girl. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Gail, my goodness!!! You MUST take care of yourself! Wonderful new pretties! Love the ice cream cone! And always love your jewelry...I wear my bracelet a lot :) Hugs!

Marie said...

Hi Gail,

You sure do have a lot going on. I don't know how you get everything done. I love the blacka nd white cupcake pillow. It is so different.

Nancy said...

Holy Cow! I Love the NEW Pillows! and the Jewelry, I know Bobbie will Love it and so will her Mom enjoy hers. Your post today is great, thanks for sharing!!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Gail,

Hugs to you. There seems to be so much going on for you right now, I can understand! Take deep breaths, that's what I tell myself too.

Your cupcake pillows are too cute. I hope you have a great week!

Pei Li

Carolee Crafts said...

Love the new pillows and the necklace. The fairy necklace is perfect, thank you for sharing.

lisa said...


Love the new pillows and the bracelet is awesome. The picture of Mikey and Bobbie is so sweet, they are cutie patooties.


Susan said...

Love those neat for an ice cream parlor or bakery gift shop!

Love the new jewels also...

PS If we made our 16 years rise to the occasion, they would...but we let them play and text and is all about expectations!

Marie S said...

Beautiful work as always Gail. I love the black and white pillow.
I hope things getter better and better for you Gail!!!
Have a GREAT week.
Love and hugs.

Marie S said...

Hi Gail thanks for stopping by, I love it.
You should check out the post before the little mirrors. They are mirrors with handles.
I love hearing from you too.
I hope things slow down a little for you and everything works out with your family. You are always in my thoguhts.
LOve and hugs!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail,

Yummy! I swear I would eat those cupcakes and the icecream too! lol Very cute. Love the jewelry too. Hope all is well with April. And hope you have a fantastic week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Patty/PinkHugsSweetShoppe said...

Love the new pillows and the bracelet with the hanging heart charm. You are so talented Gail and BUSY I might add.

Susie said...

Gail, you have your groove back! I loved the black and white cupcake. Isn't it great to be back in the swing of creativity again?
Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Hi sweetness!
I totally love the black and white cupcake pillow! I think this is my favorite of all the ones you have made. Probably because I'm on "non" pink kick right now and love white so much.
Thinking of you and all that dreadful driving. Hang in there. I worry about you. Wish I lived close to help you.
bunny hugs,

Kimberly said...
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Kimberly said...

Gail, you have so much going on right now. I hope you can find some time to relax too! My favorite is that pistashio green pillow. Just adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Patricia said...

What a jam packed week! I can't believe you can still be so creative with all the running you've been doing. I'd be a puddle! Love that black and white cupcake and I've always loved your fairy necklaces. Have a good week and make sure you take some time for just you.
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Elise said...

Hello, I just wanted to stop by and leave you a comment to say how much I've enjoyed reading your blog today. You posts are excellent and your pictures, well, they perfectly match your writing.

Best wishes & thank you for sharing them...