December 15, 2011


I have been thinking about the craziness of the holiday season and trying really hard to focus on the joy of it all, you know, the real important stuff. I am always touched by this poem, it always rings true at Christmas...

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the abode only one creature was stirring, and she was cleaning the commode.

The children were finally sleeping, all snug in their beds, while visions of Playstation 3 and Barbie flipped through their heads.

The dad was snoring in front of the TV, with a half-constructed bicycle on his knee.

So only the mom heard the reindeer hooves clatter, which made her sigh, "Now what’s the matter?"

With toilet bowl brush still clutched in her hand, she descended the stairs and saw the old man.

He was covered with ashes and soot, which fell with a shrug. "Oh, great," muttered the mom, "Now I have to clean the rug."

"Ho-ho-ho!" cried Santa, "I’m glad you’re awake. Your gift was especially difficult to make." "Thanks, Santa, but all I want is some time alone."

"Exactly!" he chuckled, "I’ve made you a clone."

"A clone?" she asked, "What good is that? Run along, Santa, I’ve no time for chit-chat."

The mother’s twin: same hair, same eyes, same double chin. "She’ll cook, she’ll dust, she’ll mop every mess. You’ll relax, take it easy, watch The Young and the Restless."

"Fantastic!" the mom cheered. "My dream come true! I’ll Shop. I’ll read. I’ll sleep a whole night through!"

From the room above, the youngest began to fret. "Mommy?! I scared...and wet." The clone replied, "I’m coming, sweetheart."

"Hey," the mom smiled, "She knows her part." The clone changed the small one, and hummed a tune, as she bundled the child in a blanket cocoon.

"You the best mommy ever. I really love you." The clone smiled and sighed, "I love you too."

The mom frowned and said, "Sorry, Santa, no deal. That’s my child’s love, she’s trying to steal."

Smiling wisely, Santa said, "To me it is clear, only one loving mother is needed here."

The mom kissed her child, and tucked her into bed. "Thank you Santa, for clearing my head. I sometimes forget, it won’t be very long, when they’ll be too old for my cradle-song."

The clock on the mantle began to chime. Santa whispered to the clone, "It works every time."

With the clone by his side, Santa said, "Goodnight. Merry Christmas, Mom, you’ll be all right." _Author Unknown

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Merry Christmas to you - go hug your babies and love on them a little extra today!

December 9, 2011


Ok, so I start this blog and my camera decides to DIE!!!! I cannot believe it! But I am not accepting this as a sign to not go on blogging - I will defeat you, Opposition!

Maybe someone out there knows how to fix it for me - I can offer you free sewing incentives (courtesy of Studio Julie Snow)...a custom-made Apron? Free alterations? Personal embroidery? Sewing lesson?

Anyway, it turns on fine. But when I push the button to take the picture, it flashes for half a second then turns immediately off! I have replace the batteries four times with brand new ones and it's STILL DYING!

Santa actually cannot bring me a new one this year because I am MAXED out on the gift list already. SO - I think maybe I can just "fix it". Of course I need help. But let me refer you to my previous offer...above.

I am even more sad because I have many projects I planned to post that are now completed and will have to wait. ("Why do we depend on electronic gadgets so much?" she said as she sat at her computer and blogged.)

Some projects waiting to be discovered by the camera lens: I have stared creating custom aprons - so cute! My family now has a beautiful set of custom embroidered Christmas stockings (I have wanted to do these for YEARS!), I finally made myself a decent Christmas Party dress!, I did one of those cute Ornament ball wreaths and am very pleased with it. My Banister garland also saw many changes this year.

Boo- I want to share. Ok, I'll call the camera place, I guess. of you with skills can trade with me?

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December 5, 2011


Wow! I just received an accolade for my sewing lessons: "Great news! Your service listing "Custom Sewing, Alterations & Lessons" is ranked #1 among sewing teachers in Denver.

See it for yourself:"

A big thank you to my students and referrals from!

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