Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Fair Results

I entered two more items in another fair.  This time, it was the big Sonoma County Fair. 

Fourth Place in the Mixed Media category for this piece that I did in a class with Shelly Massey. It has a license plate base.

They had a really odd category this year to accompany their theme of "Cruise on In."  In this category, you were asked to design a burgee out of any material. A Burgee is an identification flag flown from the top of a mast of a boat.  I pieced paper to put together a burgee that I felt represented Sonoma County. I got third place for this one.

Now it's time to start making things for the Fall holidays!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

I'm Back!!!

It was wild two weeks! I learned a lot and I'm glad to be home. I am especially glad I am no longer sleeping on a dorm room bed that felt like a cement slab. 

Noodlebug starts a new preschool next week and we are all excited but also sad to leave his old school. He's been there for two years and we love it so much!  It's time for new challenges, though.

My thoughts are turning to Fall and Halloween. I know it's early but if I have to make a costume, I need to start thinking about it now.  I have also picked out my handmade Christmas gift for Noodlebug. I'm going to try to make him this scarf from a pattern by Morehouse Farm:

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Noodlebug loves tigers and I thought this scarf was really cute. 

I actually managed to finish another project before I left for my business trip and I will share it with you soon.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Summer. It's going by so quickly!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Temporarily Closed for Training

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Hello Friends!

I will be gone for the next few weeks. My work has given me the opportunity to go through some intense Archives training. I'm both excited and nervous about it.

I have a master's degree in Anthropology and started out working in museums. I LOVED working in museums. I could never manage to secure a permanent position, though. So....

I took my skills in collection development and maintenance and combined that with my passion for books and headed into the public library system. I have now worked in libraries for over ten years.

Archives training would give me the opportunity to bridge my museum skills with my library skills. I'm taking advantage of this opportunity to improve my skills.

I have never been apart from Noodlebug for more than one night before. This is going to be tough!

I'll be checking in over the next few weeks but posts will be few and far between.

See you soon!!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Six Years (and counting...)

I have mentioned before that I never thought I would get married.  I never thought I would find someone who could put up with my unique collection of quirks and baggage.  

You know how many unmarried people have secret lists about qualities they are either looking for (or not looking for) in a spouse?  Maybe things like "must be at least six feet tall" or "must have a college degree?"

I had a list like that.

There is a saying:

 "Want to make God laugh?  Make a plan."

Mine should have said "Make a list."

My husband goes against every single quality and rule I had on my list.  But he is exactly who I am supposed to be with.

We have been married six years.

Our friend Heather played this song at our wedding for our first dance.  It makes me smile every time I hear it.

My favorite lyrics?

"Though I'll never be your first kiss, I pray I'll be the last."

Happy 6th Anniversary to my husband.  It has been a rollercoaster six years but we keep on going...

Monday, July 2, 2012


Spent a little time in San Francisco this weekend.  It was so nice to get out with my family for a bit and enjoy the lovely cool weather.

Next weekend, I will leave for a two-week business trip and I'm feeling really anxious about it. I have never been apart from Noodlebug for more than one night.  It's going to be hard to be away from my family for so long but I'm doing this for our future.  I feel like I have to take every opportunity presented to me.  Guess I will be getting very familiar with Skype!

Saw this on Facebook but no one seems to have a source for it:

Love that!

Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!