Monday, December 19, 2011

let's twist

So there is this property in middle Georgia. A hunt club property. Near the Ogeechee River. I love this property. You make the turn onto the dirt road and something magical happens to your stress. Like some sort of net captures it and won't let it go any further.

There is lots of exploring to do. Several weeks ago we explored into the bottoms close to the river and there are these vines --- massive -- amazing --- vines.

Yes the one that takes a dramatic hard turn to the left there is a vine.

and this "curves ahead" configuration too.

How about an "s" spiral -- headed toward the tree canopy.

We got off the 4 wheeler and traipsed through the woods into and around these massive vines and I spotted some closely spiraled twists that I wanted --- but we were not prepared to get them.

Well, the Crusty Old Guy went back hunting and he went to the woods prepared to get me those twists. Now I have these wonderful wooden shapes. (he is so freaking good to me)

I wear a size 9 womens shoe - so there is your size reference.

Now I have these - they are amazing - and I have no idea what I am going to do with them.

Any ideas?????

Have a happy Monday people.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Merry Christmas

Been a busy little crafting bee at my house.

This one is my latest canvas ---- it's an 8x10 sized one.

I finished it last night and also completed these ---

They are pendant drops - made from Miss Deborah's Grandmother's silverware. She did not have the complete set and wanted to gift the daughters and granddaughters with a remembrance item. I chopped them off and mounted them with really secure double jump rings. I am really happy with how these turned out.

Hope your Christmas preparations are proceeding nicely.

Much Love -- Teresa

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

pinterest -- yes people I am addicited

Yesterday I pinned this image

I've been making snowflakes -- like the ones on my blog header -- for weeks. I have these little 3-3/4 x 1/2 strips of hymnal pages stacking up because I have serious hoarder issues and cannot possibly toss these small scraps.

So last night I created a pile of these.

A headpin - two beads - ten paper strips.

All from the magical mystery stash -------

I think they are cute --- how about you guys?

Monday, December 12, 2011

I had a VERY good weekend

My weekend started out with a trip to the tree farm for the annual trek to stroll around ALL morning, then cut down the very first tree we looked at. Complete with jokes and ribbing about "that one's not shaggy enough" --- "that one's an ugly color" ---- and "that one's too skinny". This is as much a part of our Christmas as Santa Claus.

But something happened this year on the way into the farm. Driving down the dirt road - something we have done for some 35 years - I spotted this tree.

Looks like it has been damaged by weather or something ---

I just happened to know what this tree is. Why did I know this? Why is this the first time I had noticed this one? And what the crap is the siginificance of this formation?

Well the tree is a TRAIL TREE and I knew this because I had seen the formation before on the Crusty Old Guy's hunting property in Taliaferro County, Georgia. I was googling for information on something else on the property and discovered the information on the trees. The significance is that these were deliberately formed by Native Americans to mark various trails and/or significant locations of their culture. The link above will take you to a website that is mapping locations of these trees and the history of them. I just noticed this one after all these years, because I now know about the history and the project.

Cool - huh?

Molly - the College Girl - thought so. There was a photography session of course.

I also finished some things. Here is my latest word art canvas. This is not an accurate coloration - I hung it on my barn and took the picture. Then I edited it in picnik jsut for fun. It actually is a very dark brown spritzed with gold glimmer mist and has parchment paper lettering. Sized 16 x 20. I'm selling this size for $25.00

Honestly though - I really loved how this looks hanging on the barn.

More varieties of the canvases to come.

Then there was this ---- I have it pinned at pinterest.  Have had it on my tumblr archive for months too.

I also have a hellacious stash of accumulated stuff ---

So Sunday, I ran across the little butterfly pins that I had gathered up. I scooped the skeleton keys from the kitchen windowsill (isn't that where you keep your skeleton keys?) grabbed my cutters and the E6000 glue. And went to work.

It took me about 4 minutes to assemble these babies and MOST of that time involved cussing the damn tube of E6000 since the cap was securely glued shut. Then when I got it off, I still couldn't unseal the glue. I did what all rational creative geniouses do. I poked a freaking hole in the side of the tube and squeezed the glue out that way. (ok NOW you may laugh hysterically at how stupid that was - but it worked - just saying)

My little ol' versions of these pendants.

I only had three butterflies -

I am wearing this one right now --

But ---

This blue one is my favorite.

I'm thinking $12.00 for each of these.

I also did a holiday market on Saturday evening. It was great fun - not a huge monetary success but it was fun to visit with friends new and old.

I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season. I have had a blessing filled year and I am celebrating the season by living and loving as fully as I can.

Much love --- Teresa

Friday, December 09, 2011

A DAY OFF.....

The picture is for my buddy - MaryAnn. She will appreciate the humor in there.

I took the day off Wednesday. The only thing I HAD to do was a doctor visit.

I turned off my alarm. I slept in. I really want to know why the bed is so much more comfy and snuggy feeling after the alarm goes off. I got up. I glued. I went to doc visit. I went to eat some lunch.

I took a LOOONNNGGG snuggled in afternoon nap. I SNORED.

I had Mexican with one of my most favorite people in the world.

It was a good - good day.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

5K ----

Good morning all ---

I've been MIA but absolutely nothing is wrong. I am just busy.

I did run a 5k with my daughter last weekend. My goal was 45 minutes and I did 44:38 so I was happy.

Her boyfriend took these for us.

Getting the music going ---- yup I am still fat

Confession - Molly won her age bracket - and I was crossing the halfway point as she crossed the finish line.

Coming up the hill to the finish -- I did pass that guy in green and those girls in white and red. Molly was seriously yelling and encouraging me to pass "some body"

Finish line - I was looking at my time -and I forgot a clip for my hair -- that was horribly aggravating. I hate having my hair in my face.

Actually this one is staged. I was really ok at the end of this 5k.

I'm so proud of who she is.
She is very encouraging to me.

Have a great day ---- Teresa