Sunday, December 7, 2008

Monogrammed tote .... DONE ! Rotting pumpkins...FROZEN ! Christmas tree .... NOT FINISHED !!

Happy Sunday evening Blogland Neighborhood! (actually, here at MBIAJ Headquarters, it's 12:23 AM ... as in early Monday morning ) .... and, as usual, Mr. Moonbeams and the offspring are all tucked in and cozy and , as usual, I'm up doing laundry. Please excuse any and all mispelled words and all grammatical errors as my head needs a good dose of Draino to unclog my ready to EXPLODE sinuses !

Anyhow, back to our first topic this evening ..... I FINISHED .... yes, FINISHED the mystery polka dot project !! (I think I finished it yesterday .... but my clogged head isn't sure) ..... and, here it is ......




.....my Monogrammed Tote Bag ....ta da ....I decided to be brave and enter it in Martha Stewart's Gifts by You contest. It's listed under the Home Decor and Crafts category (under "lucyeths" ... my undercover code name :) I also decided to enter my Fleece Pocket Scarf under the Fashion category (again .... code name lucyeths:) Martha's got some GREAT prizes !!! but, I'm up against some stiff competition ....such as Miss Happy Zombie , Miss Beth's Bagz and Miss Georgia Peachez.

(we'll be taking a short intermission here so I can blow my nose and get Evan's jeans out of the dryer and put his gotchies in (that was my granmother's word for underwear).... be right back.....)

OK ..... now on to our 2nd topic .... the rotting pumpkins are still on our front porch, but now they're also .....



.....FROZEN !!!! (that's a dusting of snow in our yard .... and the temperature was a balmy 28 degrees with icy cold WIND that just goes right through you .....yes siree.... those are 2 pumpkin ice cubes!!)

.....and now for a report from our Christmas Tree Decorating Dept ......



.....ahem !... 'scuse me .... (apparantly Shadow was a bit bored with the tree decorating, or lack there of, and fell asleep with his Santa hat on ).

OK ... is anybody else available from the Tree Decorating Dept who can give us an update? .....oh, OK ... Daisy can fill us in......Daisy, your report please....



"It's NOT DONE !!!"




.......(sigh) .... OK, well can you show us what your dept has finished so far ?

.....well, to start off, Shadow wanted to try on the antlers (Sam would have none of it and hid under the bed)......


.....then Evan tried to untangle some lights .....




.....then any and all progress came to a screeching halt because apparantly there was something far more interesting on TV......

But, at the end of the day this is where we stand ....



.....lights are on the tree, some ornaments are on (and some are knocked on the floor by the 4-legged staff members), the angel is listing starboard, open boxes are scattered around the living room , and the rest of the crew wound up back in front of the TV again .... (but, all in all, I must give credit where credit is due .... if it weren't for Evan the tree wouldn't even be dressed as far as it is!)

Well, time to blow my nose ...again.... and get the gotchies out of the dryer....and then blow my nose again .... OH! WAIT !! in my cloggy, sneezy runny nose haze I almost forgot to show you THIS !!!!! The "I Love Lucy" fabric in all it's glory is now available on eQuilter.com !!! I can't decide which one I like best, so I'm just gonna ask Santa for some of EACH !!!

Be back soon!!

Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

9 comments:

Pat said...

Your postings are SUCH fun.....gotta love your adorable feline decorating department. Good luck with the entries you put in Martha's contest, too.

Queenly Things said...

If you don't win, it'll be a crime!!!!

Dandelion Quilts said...

What a cute bag you made! Gee I could enter the contest IF MY CAMERA WASN'T IN SOME WOODS! I'm still a little miffed about that. Do people vote for the winners over in Martha land or does her staff vote? Seriously, cute bag...you ought to win. See, your tree is making progress. Someday that is how my tree will get done too, I hope. My buddy did help me this year though, so I cannot complain. So, we are on the brink of a MAJOR snow storm or so they say. How about you?

Charmingdesigns said...

Your bag is gorgeous!!Is it your own design?? Your kitty is too funny Laurie

Happy Zombie said...

Great. There goes any shred of a chance of me winning the contest. I saw your ADORABLE bag... and had no it was YOU! You and your codename, throwing us off track. Sneaky you.

Happy Zombie said...

I never thought to enter in the fashion category - until you lead me there with your scarf that I love so much!

Diane said...

LOLOL! Poor cat! How hysterical. Found your blog through Laurie's Charming Designs. Just took a peek and enjoyed the giggle lst thing this morning!
Diane

Red Geranium Cottage said...

What pray tell is a gotchcie that you got out of the dryer?? Or should I not ask that? LOLOL
How's the nose blowing going over there?? aaachoooooo!!! Bless you.
Good luck on the contest. I didnt bother to enter.

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