Monday, March 28, 2011

Good News, Bad News...

The good news is that for the last 3 days I've had items in various Etsy Treasuries!!  About 4 or 5 of them all total.  It's really nice to get the exposure for my bears and tatting!

The bad news is last Friday I fell....hard!  I was standing in the garage talking with my daughter and leaned back against the door going from the garage to the laundry room.  I thought the door was latched closed but apparently it wasn't.  The door flew open and I went BAM on my butt.  The results are that I've aggrivated my broken tailbone (recieved when I was in the 8th grade) so it hurts if I sit too long and really hurts when I move from sitting to standing or vice versa.  All I can do is keep it heated (heating pad) and lay down when sitting hurts too much...plus some Alieve.  But in addition to that (which is bad enough!) when I fell I tried to catch myself on the doorjam.  Scraped the palms of both hands (thank goodness no splinters!!).  At first I thought it was nothing more than friction burns on the palms, but my left hand developed a bruise in the palm about the size of a quarter or a little bigger on Saturday.  That hand has been hurting every day and as of now isn't feeling any better yet.  The bruise is getting better (at that green/yellow stage now) but the ache is still the same.  At the time of the fall I carefully checked the bones to make sure nothing was broken, but now I'm thinking I might have stress cracked one of them. 

What does all this mean?  It means a delay in getting anything done.  It's hard to sit at the computer for too long and typing makes the hand hurt, plus I can't do much tatting or crochetwise with the hand hurting...ugh...I'm sure it will all be better in a few days, I just hate being 'laid up' and not being able to do things.

That's it for now...hand is hurting from typing this and I am gonna go rest a while.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Something Exciting Happened

Well it was exciting for me anyway....Yesterday one of my tatted items (Merriment Doily by Jon Yusoff) made it to the Front Page display on Etsy!  It was only there for an hour but getting to the Front Page of Etsy is quite difficult, so it was an honor to have one of my works displayed there.

Here's the picture they displayed:


Thank you, Jon, for providing us with such a great doily design!  I've already counted this for my 25 motif challenge.  I'm still working on some things and hope to have something new to show and for the challenge soon.

Monday, March 14, 2011

What's better than a bird in the hand?


An Easter Chickie in the hand!! Chickie has been sitting on some Easter eggs that are due to hatch soon!

Chickie stands at only 2 inches tall and is crocheted from acrylic threads. She comes wearing colorful feathers and sitting on candy eggs. Her facial expression has been embroidered and slightly shaded to give it extra depth. Her name is Chickie (pronounced like "Chick-Eee") which means 'Easter' in chickeze.

More pictures of Chickie can be found at - http://www.etsy.com/listing/70024315/miniature-easter-chick-ooak-artist

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Where does the time go?

Well, February 17th was my birthday....so I decided to take a few days off from 'working on stuff'.  I enjoyed my little work break but then one thing lead to another then another.  Now I find myself out of sync and am trying to get back into my normal flow of things again.

I have been doing some creating.  I've tatted a bracelet to test a pattern and I've stitched up a new little 'critter'...not a bear, not a bunny...but something else that's a little surprise.  The last few days it's been raining and the natural sunlight I try to use for picture taking hasn't been there...so I'm waiting for sunlight.  I hope it quits raining soon!  Then I will have some pictures to share of those.

I know I shared Luckie's picture but I don't think I've shared Fleur's.  So here she is in all her finery :-)

Fleur is a little flower fairy bear that lives amongst the cherry blossoms. The beautiful pink blossoms have tinted her irridescent wings pink! Fleur has a little flowered hoop that she likes to play with and use as a swing. Fleur is crocheted and the flowered 'swing' is tatted.



Motif # 23:


I hope to be back in the next few days with more pictures!