Thursday, July 18, 2013

Fresh Start

Hi everyone, if anyone's still out there, lol - been so long since I've posted!  I've been making the rounds of all your blogs, enjoying seeing what you've all been up to.  I don't seem to have a lot of stitching ambition myself....but I am working on one very special project.

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I finished block one of Jenny's Daisy Days, and am working on block 2 - oh they are SO CUTE!!!!!  The Daisy Days BOM has its own blog, go check it out and join in!  Loving this project so very much.  And Jenny has a new BOM starting as well...


which will start Friday!  How adorable is that????  I think Jenny has a turbo needle....she stitches way faster than I do!

Let's see, what else has been going on.  It's been a busy summer so far.  Lots of taking mum to therapy [again].  My oldest son turned 21, I can hardly believe it.  A sad story on that day, too....our dog Abby had brought a critter into the house, it turned out to be a baby bunny rabbit.  A newborn.  Took it back outside and found the clutch, see?

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I still think it's risky to leave them all right in the grass like that.  But who knows what goes on in the mind of a bunny.  Anyway, we left for the day to celebrate John's birthday, and came home to find the dog in the yard - apparently someone had let her out, and neglected to let her back in.  Nobody noticed.  And while we were gone, she got hungry.....no more little bunnies....told you it was sad.

We found this on our outside door.

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Then it became this.

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And we MISSED the big reveal, I'm sorry to say - apparently it was a black swallowtail.

Know anyone who needs a horse?  My cousin is selling hers, she's off to college and won't be able to take her/him with her.

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The horse had a cover over his/her face, to keep the flies off.  I suggested Skin So Soft, from Avon, which also works for mosquitos - which brings me to my big news - I started selling Avon!  And who knew, they now sell online and give the reps their own stores.  I was very happy to see that!  I'm still looking for a job, but hope this will help some.

I didn't realize when I signed up how much I was going to enjoy this.  After raising two boys, and being the only girl in the house, I had pretty much given up make-up and jewelry, any kind of primping, and really didn't miss it.  Until now, lol!  I'm having fun being a girl again and playing with make-up.  Not to mention making new friends!

I promise this won't turn into an Avon blog, but I will be mentioning it.  If you'd like to see what Avon has, you can always browse the latest brochure at my store - they now have a line for children called Tiny Tillia, they have Hello Kitty and Star Wars things, jewelry, shoes and purses selected by Paula Abdul, Curves gear, kitchen and bath stuff, my gosh.  Not your grandmother's Avon, for sure.  Oh, and Playtex and Bali bras, lol!  Here's the link, and it'll always be on my sidebar, on top.  If you're in the U.S., you can order from me and it will come right to your door!

Well, I'd better get back to my stitching, before I have to leave today....it's already 88F, not even noon yet.  Going to be another scorcher.  I need to finish block 2 of Jenny's Daisy Days - I purchased her Romeo Roses stitchery from her Craftsy store, and want to get started on that too - and then, maybe draw something up of my own to share with you!  I'll see you all soon....


27 comments:

Sandra :) said...

Poor wee bunnies :(

Pretty Mondaisy --- I peeked @ the other blog and Tuesdaisy is sweet too - nothing like a BOM to get us actually producing - sometimes that's just the push we need!

Good luck with the Avon ... and stay cool - the "feels like" temp here is now 40C -- no wonder our youngest lad left work early - it's just too hot to be on construction sites! Hopefully his dad and brother are on cooler sites - it just depends on what they have to do at any given time!

Terry said...

I love Jenny's designs! That is sad about the bunnies, but it's nature's way. Good luck selling Avon! I hope it goes well for you! :0)

Fiona said...

so great to be reading you again.... have missed you ..... all the best with your new venture and some pretty stitching...
Hugz

Fiona said...

ps... happy birthday to your son and a specail hugz to the mom I like to borrow...

sunny said...

Hi Allie - so nice to see you in blogland! I love the daisy days stitchery. I wasn't planning to do that, but now that I've seen your stitchery. . . .

shez said...

good to see you back Allie,i love avon,they have such lovely things,oh no those poor wee bunnies,have a lovely day my friend.xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I was so happy to see a post from you Allie...missed you. Love!!! Jenny's gorgeous work. You are sure to enjoy all that yummy stitching.
Good luck with your Avon too.

donna said...

Hi Allie. I am so glad you are back. I have missed you. Your stitching is so pretty. Oh my those poor little bunnies. We have them in our yard and I just love to watch them.
Happy Stitching
Hugs
donna

Dolores said...

Stitchin' looks good. Can't wait to see block two. Hot, hot and more hot here too. Avon button looks good sitting there.

donnacraft said...

Oh it is so lovely to see you back. lovely work

loulee said...

Your stitching is lovely, I wish I could be that neat!
Good luck with your Avon venture.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Allie, so nice to see you posting again. It's been a while. Love the stitching you are doing. And have really enjoyed seeing these darling animal pictures. You're the best!

Sue said...

Hi ya Allie! So nice to see your post today. I haven't posted anything in two months! So glad to see you're doing well and your stitchery is just beautiful!

I've been hand quilting on my first grandchild's quilt. She's due to arrive next week!

Big hugs to you!

Terri said...

About time girl!!! Good for you.....maybe I'll try next....

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Excellent job Allie! The bunnies are sooooo cute :D

Mary-Kay Colman said...

I love your stitching, it looks perfect! Sorry to hear about the bunnies. What can you say, dogs are dogs! Anyway, it's good to see you back, hope to see you again.

Karen said...

Your embroidery stitches look so very good. And soft pretty pastel colors.

B J Elder said...

Your daisies block looks great! That is such a cute quilt that she has created.
Wishing you great sales with your Avon. I'll have to check it out and perhaps, once we're in the employed department again, I'll be able to get a few things from you.

Ally said...

Welcome back, I drop by often and good to see u back. Poor bunnies tho :(

Val Spiers said...

Lovely stitching. Nice to see you blogging again. I'm trying not to think of the bunnies :)
I love Avon. If I was closer to you I would buy from you.

Cathy said...

So glad to hear from you. I love what you are working on. My summer has been so busy I haven't blogged much either. The bunnies are cute...we had some in our yard too. Missed you...Hugs

Karen Schurr said...

Hi Allie! So happy to see your blog pop up on my Reader this morn. I love Jenny's designs, too, and your daisies are so sweet. Still pulling my sewing room (and home) together since our move, and have just uncovered my embroidery basket. You've inspired me, today I'm going to transfer a design I'm working on for my son. Do have a great week, Dear.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

*waving* Good to see you again!!!

Wendy B said...

oh Allie-girl....so glad you are back.....and you HAVE been busy!!!! Loving your Daisy Days too......and see.....youre way ahead of me on this one...mine are still in their packs!!!! LOL
take care sweet girl...
love n big squishy sugary hugs
Wendy :o) xoxox

KaHolly said...

Glad to see you back!! Hoping for more! Love your stitchery - Jenny always designs such great 'stuff'.

Loralynn said...

What a nice catch-up! I love the bom's you are working on...I may have to check out the house one, I love little houses! It's nice to see someone actually accomplishing something, I haven't really been doing much of that lately! lol Good luck on your new Avon venture.

Mama Pea said...

Welcome back! I've missed you! I wondered about you the other day and how you were doing. I'm so far behind in blogging. I haven't felt like it for a while. :-) The Daisy BOM looks like a lot of fun!

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