Weather Widget

Friday, March 25, 2011

The past week: Faberuna, Ebay, Minis, Surgery, the future

I have decided to use my website blog as my main blog. Here is the website to that blog, so if you occasionally visit me here or follow me, I hope you will start following my website blog

Thanks much, and hope to see you there. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Thankful for early warnings

When I turned on the TV this a.m. to see what the day's weather might be, I saw a ticker across the bottom that said Hawaii under Tsunami warning. My son and his wife and two kids live in Ewa on Oahu Island. I got on my computer Skype - just in case, sent him a message to call me. Shortly my phone rang but it was my dad who had seen the TV news. Even though it wa 1:00 a.m. in Hawaii, I decided to call my son. They were definiately awake and preparing to evacuate to higher ground; they live very close to the ocean. He said there had been warning sirens sounding since about 9:00 last night. I will watch the news on my computer today and I will be very happy when this is all over. My son and his family are due to move back to Colorado at the end of this month!

This week I have started reading a new series by Lee Child, the Jack Reacher series. I like the way he writes. He keeps my interest. So, I guess I have taken the week off from my creative hobbies.

UPDATE 1:15 p.m. EST - Jeff, my son, called me just now and let me know they have received the "all clear" in Ewa Hawaii. Apparently, everything is fine. I am very thankful.

until next time/deb

Friday, March 4, 2011

Neat dollhouse idea

I came across this website while looking around for different things regarding miniatures and dollhouses. What I use now is a cardboard box cut out to show one room and it's fine. I never thought about using foam core to add to it. I would like a few more rooms and maybe even a porch.  Oh no - do you think I might start collecting dollhouse items?  I have to keep control of myself and not do that - but I will have fun making different things for it. 
I just wanted to let you know about this just in case you have kids or maybe you are a kid like me!

until next time/deb

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Spring Robins

Spring is definitely on the way. I have a red berry bush in my back yard and the robins have just about eaten all the berries. 

Also, it's getting time to think about camping and kayaking soon!  I have been so busy with my new website and blog at . Also I've spent pretty much time figuring out the social networks, like twitter and networked blogs.  It can be a bit overwhelming. 

My newest creativity is miniatures. I am making dollhouse crocheted bedspreads and rugs, mini quilts, and also mini original art.  Dad cut me some pieces of thin wood or paneling type material, some are 1/2" x1", or 1"x2" - very tiny.  I hope to be adding all these to my website soon. Also, I've found a couple of miniature website magazines and selling places. 

Bottom line - so busy - can't keep up my blog. I don't see how people post to their blogs daily! 
Please visit my website/blog when you get a chance.  I would also like to get some comments from you.

Until next time/deb

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Networking - following blogs

Hi everyone - since I've started my website I am learning SO MUCH.  I have added a networkedblogs widget to my site (to the right) - please "follow me" - I believe this will also spread your blog through the networks - if you wish.  We're all headed for LaLaLand!!
Hope you'll visit my website blog also:
Don's wildlife and face sculpture, gourds can be seen at
Until next time/deb

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Had a very nice birthday.  I took Renee' to the store so that she could buy me a birthday present. We went to the isle that seemed like a good one, I told her I would close my eyes so it would be a surprise. We went to the checkout and I told the man what was going on, so he scanned it, put it in a bag, and then Renee' paid him.  Although I didn't look, I also didn't lose sight of Renee'. Then she wanted to get me some flowers, so we went to Kroger and she bought me two little bundles of purple flowers - absolutely beatiful. Then she said, "How about a cake" - so we went to the bakery and there was a beautiful cake with a butterfly (I can keep for memory), so we got that too.  The "peepie" frog was my surprise and you probably know just how much I cherish it.  We took our party goodies over to my parents and Renee' gave me a little party - very nice. She is such a special gift to me.  The picture here is after we got home. I was working on my doll making, and she said "How about cake and ice cream" - so we had another birthday treat.  Great day.

Oh yes, Renee' has finished a couple more of her latch hook rugs. I will take a picture soon and post them.  One of them is a dragonfly which she gave to me - my kayak is "the Dragonfly" and she knows I like them. 

I miss talking to everyone but I have been so busy trying to get my website going, making my snow folks, and blogging there. I wish everyone a wonderful new year.