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my computer has died. perished. bitten the dust. kaput. adios amigo.

and, who remembered to back it up? not me….

I have lost 3 years worth of kid pics. all my work. all my ideas. all my favorite blogs… all my pdfs.

I am trying to recover the hard drive , but so far no luck…

I did purchase a new computer today, with dual hard drives, so this ain’t gonna happen again….

Goodbye, for now… I’ll go back to my corner and continue to beat myself up….

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check this out…

Taken from here

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: 
italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to – leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars 
3. played in a band
4. v
isited hawaii
5. w
atched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity

7. b
een to disneyland/world
8. climbed a mountain
9. h
eld a praying mantis
10. s
ang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. v
isited paris
1
3. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. t
aught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. g
rown your own vegetables
19. s
een the mona lisa in france
20. slept on an overnight train
21. h
ad a pillow fight
22. h
itch hiked
23. t
aken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort

25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping

27. run a marathon
28. r
idden a gondola in venice
29. s
een a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset

31. h
it a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. s
een niagara falls in person

34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an amish community


36.taught yourself a new language 
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of pisa in person
39. g
one rock climbing 
40. seen michelangelo’s david in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight

46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the sistene chapel in person
50. b
een to the top of the eiffel tower in paris
51. gone scuba diving or snorkelling

52. kissed in the rain

53. p
layed in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theatre 

55. been in a movie
56. v
isited the great wall of china
57. s
tarted a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies.
62. g
one whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason

64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a cheque
68. flown in a helicopter
69. s
aved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the lincoln memorial
71. e
aten caviar
72. p
ieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the 
everglades
75. been fired from a job

76. seen the changing of the guard in london
77. broken a bone

78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the grand canyon in person 
80. p
ublished a book
81. visited the vatican
82. bought a brand new car

83. walked in jerusalem
84. h
ad your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the white house
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. h
ad chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. m
et someone famous
92. j
oined a book club
93. l
ost a loved one
94. had a baby 
95. seen the alamo in person. 
96. swum in the great salt lake. 
97. been involved in a law suit
98. o
wned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee

Happy holidays!

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t’is the season…

for birthdays!

Safta, Yagel and I all have birthdays this month!

I made safta a cat (she was eyeing the green one:-))

dotty the cat

dotty the cat

Tomorrow is Yagel’s 3rd birthday… I can’t believe I have a 3 year old! AAACK! I am so proud of him. He is such a sweet generous and caring little boy. He has a heart of gold and a love of learning that is inspiring. I am so glad that he is surrounded by so many people who love him. Happy birthday, my angel…

my angel

my angel

My birthday is on Friday. I’m gonna be a whopping 35 years old. OMG. Ancient. Archaic. Old. Whatever. I don’t feel that old, and I certainly don’t act that old, so I guess it doesn’t really count, does it? 🙂

On another front, my BFF’s little boy is too sweet! He has jaundice, so they have to wait with the Bris and the naming. He (ok, his mom) loves all the things I made for his room. Here’s the blanket…

the blanket

the blanket

and this is the back, a really yummy microfiber… so soft…

the yummy back

the yummy back

My BFF’s daughter’s preschool just started a lending library. Each child was asked to bring in a book bag so that they could “check out” a book and take it home. I made Yeheli her bag.

the book bag

the book bag

and inside

and inside

that’s all for now! Have a great day and a great week ahead…

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i am at a loss…

I have been trying to come up with a new name for my company/shop… “li’l sis” came to mind, because Yagel’s baby sister was the start of all of this creativity, sewing and what-not… but sis in South African is “yuck”, so that went out the window… then I thought “my li’l sister” but that just seems too darned long…. now I’m thinking “my nooly”…

what do you think, oh single reader of mine? any suggestions? I’m dying to know where to go with this… it’s so hard… nooly has been my name for ages and ages….

HELP!!!!

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up a creek…

I have been working on my e-shop for a while now. Really excited about selling my crafts online, blankets, cot-bumpers, pictures, etc…. Had a shop name all picked out. NOOLY. Even had a logo designed.

And today, I discover this. I know, it’s not spelled the same. But it’s basically the same name. I need a new name and pronto! OOF. OOF. OOF.

I thought NOOLY was so original… I thought wrong….

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meow…

I can show you! Hooray!

Here are the two cats I sewed for the swap I was in.

Tilda Kitty

Tilda Kitty

 

Pointy Kitty

Pointy Kitty

The purple one is from “Sew Pretty Homestyle“, and was so much fun to sew. The green kitty is by Wee Wonderfuls, whose blog is super sweet. Turns out that the girl I made the cats for is a cat-freak… and she is so excited. I am too, because I had such a hard time parting with them. I can’t wait to make another one….
My BFF had a little boy yesterday, 3.780 Kilos of sweetness. I will visit him tomorrow (and his mom, of course) and show them all the sweet things I made for his new room…
Ah, I forgot to mention… I have two orders already for baby blankets! I am so excited! One will be a rag quilt and the other will be three fleece-backed blankets… I am so psyched!!!

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