Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

March 12, 2014

More Goodies!

One of the drain pipes needs to be fixed and this giant icicle formed.




I had a real off week, last week.  Felt like crap, couldn't get warm, crying real easily and which culminated with a killer headache from hell on Sunday....just one of the lovely hormonal byproducts of middle age.  Like a beacon of light, I got that package from Tracy with the sugar cookie mix and the very next day I got another box full of flat backed glass blobbies from Kim!

PLUS chewsticks for my fuzzies!



Of course Sagan demolished his in no time, then sat on the couch, with his eyes flicking back and forth between Pepper still munching her chewie, and me, with a dejected look on his face.  I couldn't stop cracking up. 

I looked down at Bean and she looked up at me like this, which only made me laugh harder.

Eventually she tired of hers as it was rather large and Sagan left it alone for awhile which surprised me, but he finally finished it off later in the day.

So the day I had my headache, the only thing I managed to do was sew beads to this little doily bowl I made a few weeks back by spraying starch on it and letting it dry over an inflated balloon.  It didn't make the bowl as stiff as I wanted and it began to collapse under the weight of the beads.  So after they were sewn on, I tried spraying more starch on it but that still didn't work, so I coated the back with mod podge and let it dry.




Then I got up on Friday, checked my email, and was excited to see that I won another giveaway, on the Krafty Max Originals blog/Facebook page!!  I won a bracelet but I haven't gotten it yet. 

And then I got this from Michelle!

20 comments:

  1. The *only* thing you managed to do. You're so cray cray JoJo! That'd be a five week project for you. Our dogs do the same thing with their bones. They are so funny. I'm glad they aren't all possessive over them.

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    1. Well only doing one project is so foreign to me....I'm usually moving between the kitchen, livingroom and craft room...when one thing is drying I'm doing something else. lol

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  2. Lovely icicle shots... remember "those icicles have been known to KILL people!" ;)

    (A Christmas Story quote)

    Cute pups photos too!

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    1. "Oh no! I shot my eye out! I quickly whipped up a story..." lmao I read your quote in the Mother's voice too.

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  3. Trust you to still find a project to do while feeling ill.

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    1. lol I was trying to get my mind off my headache.

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  4. That bowl is so cool. Even when you are suffering, you are creative. You go girl! ♥

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    1. It's because I obsess over projects till I get to them. It nags at me.

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  5. Hi human, JoJo,

    Always good to see you use your artistic talents, even when you feel like crap. You deserve goodies, my human friend. And a excellent reminder that my alleged human owes me a doggy treat, big time!

    Those icicles are quite the photos. We had no really cold weather this past winter in England. Actually, it has been surprisingly warm.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar!

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    1. Hi Penny!!!! Do tell your human I said Hi and that I said he should gets you some treats!!! You are lucky you got rain all winter. Guess what it's doing here as I write this? Yes, snowing.

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  6. Hi Jojo! I hope you feel better by now. And it is so brave of you to keep on creating inspite of headache!
    That icicle is really huge!!! W ehave such in ma native town in winter, and even thicker and longer, an dthey hang on the forth floors of the builigns! Scary thing, hope you got rid of it now.
    Also so good to see you creating again and again and trying out new things! The bowl turned out great after all :) I like the beads you used, peculiar colors! Congrats on so many wins by you!!! You are lucky :))) Have a nice day and keep warm!

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    1. Thank you!! Yes I've been much better this week,although I seem to wake up with a slight headache every day. The beads in the bowl are mostly wood except the rainbow ones which appear to be ceramic or some kind of clay.

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  7. Hi Jojo! I hope your headache is gone. It is a very terrible one. I have experienced lot.
    That icicle in the drain pipe looks very big. Thinking of the climate in your place!
    Nice to see your quilt bowl. It looks different!

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    1. Hi there! Thank you! The icicle is gone but it's snowing again so it might just return.

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  8. Holy moly ! That is some icicle, JoJo. Looks like it should be on the house of the Wicked Witch of the North. :D

    Sorry to hear you had an off week, last week, with a bad headache and mood swings. Welcome to perimenopause (been there done that - and it ain't fun).

    BTW, your pups are so cute and they're bursting with personality.

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    1. Thanks! Yes the pups have me trained well.....I'd like to think it's the other way around but they say (bark?) 'jump' and I say 'how high?' lol My doc told me I was in perimenopause about 20 years ago. When is it gonna end????

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  9. My grandmother used to make those stiff doily bowls - she used old-fashioned boiled laundry starch, in the heaviest concentration. She said nothing else would work except sugar starch and that will attract ants in the summer. Gives it a pretty gloss, though! Her 'bowls' were so stiff and sturdy that she could fill them with marbles and seashells, among other things. I love the way you put beads on yours! I'll have to remember that idea!!!

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    1. I was looking for laundry starch...maybe I missed it in the aisle...but all I could find was spray starch. I'd like to use the old fashioned method because you can make doily Christmas trees too. I was going to add glass beads but the doily reminded me of 70s era macrame so I went with the wood beads instead.

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  10. Wow that is some icicle, don't stand under it! Middle age and hormones suck :(
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    xx

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    1. Thankfully the icicle is now gone. Hoping this cold weather starts to go away for good soon.

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