Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Day 5

This is the second day of sewing. I'm taking this part slowly because, if you have ever worked with a sewing machine, they can be quite the problem when it doesn't do what you want it to do! Let's just say I have been doing a lot of grunting and modest swearing under my breath (ex. crap) ha..

I've sewed 5 pages (the shoe page is probably my favorite thus far). Working on #6, but it was giving me grief this morning so I decided to take a break. I was going to throw the sewing machine across the room. Good thing I have to leave for art class in 20 minutes.

I still love that I'm doing this massive project. Really.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Day 3.

So I decided to remove two pages from the book because... well, they just didn't serve a great purpose. They were cute as all get out, but not necessary. So, I have 22 pages of cut outs. Bring on the sewing!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Got a good start!

8 pages completely cut out. No sewing yet!

It's a messy project. Felt, fabric, scraps, and ric rac everywhere!

8 down. 16 more to go. Sheesh! 
I can tell the sewing will be a blast... :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Project of the year. Thus far.

As you may have noticed the button to the right, it's true... I am embarking on the creative mania that comes with "The Quiet Book" creation. I went shopping today to gather some things. Cut out the pages. And did all the cut outs for two pages out of a possible 24. Yes. I said 24. And I'm only HALF way done with 2 of them (still need to sew them together).

Here's where you ask: Why? Followed by: She doesn't have any kids. 

Well, truth be told, I WILL have kids one day. And when that day comes, I'm positive that I won't have the patience nor the time to make a Quiet Book of this quality and quantity. I mean, come on... 24 pages are a lot of pages!

Anyway, I'm thrilled about it actually. I can test it on my nephews and nieces. I hope I love it in the end..

Does anyone else feel like art/crafts are therapeutic? I am in the ZONE when I'm doing artsy projects. Completely content. Max doesn't understand this artsy craze I have, but he also doesn't restrict my craft purchases, since I don't say no to his re-occuring need for new soccer cleats/balls/anything Sports Authority has, every other month (ha, which I don't understand that so I guess we're even).

Friday, January 21, 2011

busiest week

so busy. so tired. im not even going to bother capitalizing the beginning of my sentences. i babysat every day this week for a family i nanny. i worked my usual art classes. getz family was in town. soccer meeting. karate nights. looking at condos with our realtor. cleaning. cooking.

its been long.

other than that, i have nothing to report. sweeney todd is taking me awhile to get through...this is my second try to read it in its entirety. watched the social network. interesting, but the guy who plays mark talks to the tenth speed and it was kinda annoying.

im forming a list of projects i want to do. like upholster a headboard for our bed (when we get our own day...some day...i can barely see that day...); i fantasize about painting walls inside the condo we don't have; i want to make an awesome quiet book for those imaginary kids i want to have one day soon... a day when max is ready... if ever. jk.

its been a long week. peace.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Next on the list

I've always kinda wanted to see the movie. But never have. I figure the book is a good place to start. Sorta has a mysterious, spookiness to its story which makes it all the more intriguing. The exact opposite of the feel-good, spirituality side of my last book, The Shack...hmm... We'll see how it goes.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Blog Make-Over

In the name of a new year...

New look.
New name.
New pages.

Karate workout last night left my knees shaking.

Short 1, both sides
Long 1
Short 2, both sides
Long 2
Short 3, both sides
Long 3
Long 4.... the longest kata ever, especially when it's the last one you do after 6 other katas...

No breaks. Straight through. Bam, Bam, Bam.
This post means nothing to you unless you know Kenpo Karate, which is only a little handful of you..
Just had to put it out there.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Book Review: The Shack

Didn't take long to finish, and I'm glad I read it. The book is about Mack, a man who's daughter is taken from him. Lost in sorrow and despair, God invites him to re-visit the place of his dread yet it is not his dread that he finds. The Shack is about his journey in reconnecting with God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. It's about his coming to know God and feeling His healing power work within Mack's broken soul.

I must say, the author had some great and interesting insights on how to perceive Heavenly Father and His Son. It brought myself to a greater awareness of what my relationship with God can be like (not that it isn't lacking, but that I could really bring it to a deeply personal level, more so than it already is). There were new ways of looking at relationships, forgiveness, and hope. What I read, I felt the words testified of some important truths that I had not fully come to recognize before.

I recommend it if you're willing to read into such depth the view of this one writer's perception of eternity.