BUT I think I am totally off the hook, as Amy has posted the AMAZING holiday issue of Inspired Ideas!! Go check it out! :)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
My sweet husband brought my kids to Rhinebeck this time, so they had a chance to see what a fiber show is like. I'm not sure it was exciting for them as it was for me…
Aside from the "working" part of the trip, there is always so much fun. Of course, it's great to have a weekend away with my sister. Nothing is better then that familiar feeling of being together. Friday night, we had an amazing dinner at Miss Lucy's in Saugerties. I love it there. It has a great quirky atmosphere and the food is awesome. I had a squash soup, a turkey pot pie and a chocolate bread pudding… so, so good. Every. Single. Bite. I should have taken photos, but I haven't yet gotten over my need to be completely invisible whenever possible. After that it was a required visit to Lucky Chocolates with the adorable tree full of wishes. Adorable… I took a photos, but not a very good one. J Monday we took a quick trip through Otisville where my grandparents used to live… past the house, visit the grave, etc. I know not everyone feels this one, but I love those visits to the past. Somehow, it keeps it all real in my mind otherwise I forget and I hate that. I even try to play people's voices in my head… just so I don't forget. My own quirk… I know.
Next week, Amy will release the holiday edition of Inspire magazine. I can't wait! Her projects are always so fun, even when I don't get to complete them I LOVE the eye candy. We are sponsoring this edition of the ezine and are so excited to be a part of it again.
This week's goal is blogging Tuesday and Friday, so I hope you'll stop back. Happy Halloween!!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Thank you to everyone who entered! Stop back again on Thursday when I will post another drawing... the celebration will keep going until our trip to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival on October 15th.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
If you want the chance to win the buttons above, make a comment on this post and I will draw a winner on Thursday, September 23rd at 9 a.m. EST.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
The two fall sheep & wool shows that we will be attending are quickly approaching. Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is in Berryville, Virginia on September 25 & 26th and then we will be heading to Rhinebeck for the New York Sheep & Wool on October 16 & 17th with our friends, Wardell Pottery & Metalwork. I am really looking forward to both shows. Autumn is my very favorite time of year and these fall festivals really celebrate the season. I can not wait!
I think that it is high time we did a give away on this blog. I have flirted with this idea a number of times, but have always been intimidated to try it! No more... here we go.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I have posted before about this "crazy" worry (here and here). Clearly I am revealing my deepest secret in these entries. I am worried that I will be found out, but on the other hand, I know that I have ALREADY been found out. Sometimes I am completely ok with that, relieved even. Then there are other times when I am desperately trying to hide. For instance, even though I know I need to put myself out there for the world to see, I am so afraid to ask my friends to "like" my Facebook page or... gulp... read this blog.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
So, am just not blogging like a mad-woman, am I? My laptop didn't solve my "on-line" problem as I hoped, so I am still trying to work that out. I did manage to create a facebook page for KokoNoelle buttons.
I would love to have you "like" us. :) I am building up my nerve to do a giveaway soon. (You know, that voice, she speaks to me... "Why would anyone want your buttons?" but I'm trying to tame her... or at very least, cage her.) I am so glad that Liv created the Facebook page for the Flying Lessons. I have been have really worrying how I will be able to keep up this motivation since the class is over! It's all going strong over there. I am so lucky to have been able to jump into that class. It has made a huge difference in my focus.
On Monday, I got a lovely email from Kitty telling me that she featured our buttons on her blog. I am so excited! It really made my week. Weird to think that people from so far away can connect over something as simple as a button.
Last but not least, I am pathetic at my attempts to take photographs of my summer. I have taken some, but tonight I realized that I left them on the laptop that I returned due to poor performance. How sad is that? Fortunately, there were not too many on there, mostly 4th of July and I really can't say they were memory making moments! The photo above is a complete cheat because it is from last summer, but it's one of my favorites and I really feel that a post without a photo is incomplete.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
So when I think about blogging and what kind of blogger I would like to be, I think mostly about Jenny Doh. I love her style. Her posts are usually not long, but they are always beautiful and thoughtful. Have you ever stopped by her blog? You need to. Really.
She seems like a person I would really like to meet. Her desire to improve the world through art seems so genuine. It makes me think about what art can be becuase sometimes I wonder if it is self-serving or if it really can make a difference in the world.
What blog do you love and/or admire? Can you link me to your favorite?
After you leave me a link... go visit Jenny. You will be so glad you did!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Three of my four kids finished school yesterday and we jumped in the car and headed for Ocean City (NJ) to join friends to celebrate. It was such a great day. Everyone was happy and got a bit of what they wanted... even the husband, who normally HATES the beach, couldn't be enticed out of the water.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
I have always been magazine-chaser. I love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. Blogs are really just an extension of that. BUT, I have always been a lurker. I almost never commented on other people's blogs. I just always thought, "Why would they care what a total stranger says?' but now I realize how fun it is to get a comment back. It's a totally different feeling and it really makes me want to blog. It makes it so much more fun.... I have to say, before I felt like that crazy person talking to herself!
This photo-free post seems somehow unfinished, but it will do for now. I'll try to edit later and add some pretty pictures. :)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Last night, as I was putting my youngest to bed, he asked me to read Giraffes Can't Dance. I have to say that I love this book and have each and every time we read it, but last night it really struck me that this is exactly what Monday's "Flying Lesson" was all about.
The last page says,
Then he raised his head and looked up at the moon & stars above
"We all can dance," he said, "when we find music that we love."
Even as I sit here typing this, it is more & more obvious, this whole book can sum up what is true in a creative business... our fears & self consciousness hold us back from doing something, but often it is that one small voice that makes up push through and find our place where we can dance... fly... swim...
Explanatory note: I am blogging this whole thing because I am really trying to "find my voice" as Kelly says. I really feel like my writing is akward and that's normally why I keep these kinds of crazy ideas inside my head. Supposedly, I will get better... let's keep our fingers crossed on that.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
I think we are swimming... maybe only a doggie paddle, but still swimming. I hope that the insight I gain through the Flying Lessons will teach me, & us, to swim. I have never really believed that I was "creative". Old labels die hard. I want to give myself a chance to find out the truth.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I've got the slow part down... the steady, well, not so much! Several pages of buttons are up (alright, technically a few). I am enjoying building the website though. It is a challenge. I love the computer and it's something new. That is all good in my book and the "new" part is a big motivator.
So, in between getting ready for a party this week, I'm scanning buttons like crazy. Everything will be ready for our "grand re-opening" in Maryland.
PS That is one of my favorite buttons, and one of my favorite glazes, as a matter of fact.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I do wish that I had a Tournament cover to scan here... maybe Dad can provide that for us.