Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween All!!

Hoping you all have a wonderful and safe Halloween!! Of course...lots of treats and not so many tricks!!
Hugs, Sarah

Friday, October 22, 2010

Friday My Town Shootout.. Patterns

Today's theme is patterns by Gordon! I thought I would offer it up on my main blog this week!! Here are a few of my favorites! Nonni's beautiful hair above...

A fall maple leaf...

Black eyed Susan....

a bit of frozen water in the yard...yup is getting chilly here.

On the chilly note..have whipped out the knitting and quilting...I love the cold weather!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Namaste, Sarah

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sometimes ya just have to walk....

Sometimes ya just have to get out and take a walk. Even when there are 100 things to do and everyone is asking for something of you..ya just have to. The weather here is amazing and the leaves are beautiful this year. So I took a walk around my neighborhood.

I walked by my neighbors house..I love their porch!

Visited some of our little cute..peek a boo!

And took a couple macro shots of the remains of summer.

Thank you for all of your sweet comments in my last all touched my heart..big hugs back to each end every one of you!!
Namaste all, Sarah

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Musings...and an Apology

I have been gone from my blogs and groups more than I would like of late..I apologise for this. I feel bad that so many of you have not had visits from me..I miss you. The last few months have been financially rough. When the folks in Washington DC. tell us the recession is over and all is well..uhmmm I really have to wonder what planet they are broadcasting from..cause here in N. Idaho...not so much!

Given that my main income is created by my in home preschool & afterschool program..and most of my clientele this year is after school has been a bit of an adjustment. Less income..more stress about money..more reaching out for new folks. As new folks join us(blessings)...more readjusting..which is good..but still adjusting. As a care provider we are always dealing with not only the child's personality ..but the parents as well. I am uber lucky..I have amazing parents! Loving and dedicated to their children..and honestly I like each and every one of them. As a teacher..this is not always the case..believe me some parents can make you nuts!! Not this group! So as we blend in new kiddos into the group, we are adjusting. This all takes time...time that I am unavailable here.

I am also creating up a the art market is very depressed..and depressing..I have been working hard to find new ways to express my creativity. Not just with my artwork..but with yarn and fabric...I have been knitting and crocheting till my arms hurt LOL! I have been doing a few commission pieces..and generally pimping myself all over the place ROFLMAO! Seriously is funny but stressful and more time consumed. I have also applied for college next take a few classes online and fill some of my down time and finish my BA. More time consumed with paperwork and counseling appointments.

I guess what I am saying here today is...that I am feeling horrid that I have neglected my dear friends here and in the groups the last 8 weeks. I have been overwhelmed with money issues, school starting, changing of my kiddos this fall and life in general..I have been consumed by stuff. None of which I could do much about..stuff that needed to be done..just frustrated that I am not here as much as I would like.

So I am asking for your patience..both here and in the groups I am in..I will get on top of it all. I will be back more consistently..and visit you more myself again. But at the moment paying the bills is on the top of my list and most of my energy and creativity are being poured into ways to do just that. So I hope you will not think I don't care..or have faded passion is still time is just being used up. I hope you will pop on by when I post something..I will try to pop by and see you too! I miss you all..and wanted to tell you how much you mean to me..and that I have not gone away..or become bored with blogging...I am just being consumed by the effects of a recession that Washington said is over...hmmmmmmm.

Hugs and love, Sarah

Sunday, October 17, 2010

We have a Winnnnnnnerrrrrrr!!

We have a winner of my Birthday Giveaway.... Honey Pumpkin Mama..aka. our winner!! Congratulations have 24 hours to email me with you snail mail!! Thank you all for celebrating with me!! I am loving 50!!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Fanciful Twist Halloween Party...

Welcome my friends to my Halloween treat...Fanciful Twist Halloween Party fun!

I have lit my bright lantern to lead you along....

We've a blue moon tonight to help light our way...

Perhaps we will come upon a sweet stunning ghost...

or a crow flying by...

We may come upon a wild looking kit...

Or a enchanting vampire..

Or shape shifting wolf...

A few perfect Fall pumpkins..

or delightful black cats..

A bit of yarrow for protection...

Some Fun Witchy art...

and last but not least..a treasure for the taking. On the post just below you will find my warm giveaway..please add your name to my pointy hat! And that my that!!

Thank you for joining my Halloween walk..I hope you enjoyed it..and that my that!!

Happy Halloween all! To visit more wonderful parties...!!just click here!!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Birthday Giveaway..cause I wanna :)

So I was thinking that now that I have turned 50..and I had such a lovely birthday yesterday..I would do a giveaway today. To kick of the joy of another is a gift from me to you!

So you know I adore Fall and frankly am quite fond of Winter too. I do love the snow. The chilly weather is upon us already and rather than my usual artwork giveaway..I was thinking that maybe a bit of knitting would be just the thing.

So here is the treat...a delightfully soft, 100% acrylic, hand knitted scarf by me..a shorty with a pocket to tuck the end in. You know I hate stuffing my scarf down my coat and having it all bunch up..and make me look like I have more extra pounds than I really do. I also dislike it when I bend over and it comes undone..cause when you are having a snowball fight..ya just can't have the scarf in the way!! Ya know what I am saying? So I created a scarf that is just long enough to keep you cozy and tucks into a little pocket and stays put!

Annnndddddd...if I get enough folks to add their name to the pot..I will add a second little treat..hand knitted something by me..for a second lucky winner!!

Here are the rules....
1. Leave me a comment on this post..tell me what your favorite season is for one chance to win.
2. For a 2nd chance ..follow me here. If you already do..then you get a second chance too!
3. For a third chance to a like to my giveaway on your blog..make sure you come back and let me know you did!!
4. Follow my Let Fly E- Course Blog for a fourth chance to win! If you already do you get a fourth chance too!

I will pick a winner at 9am Sunday the 17th, 2010 and the winner will have 24 hours to get back with me. I will post a winner here and a comment on the winner's blog! So....good luck all!!

Happy Friday!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

We Have a Wiiiiinnnnnnnerrrrr~

We have a winnnner!!! Angelique @ For the Love of Creativity has won my sweet treats offered up in my Practical Magic Giveaway!! Congrats hon!!! :)

Thank you all for was soooo much fun. Just a little heads birthday is coming this week..and I am thinking maybe another giveaway is in pop on back and add your name to the hat on my birthday!!

Happy Friday all, Sarah