Wednesday, September 30, 2009
GP uses "scripted" language to communicate/ make conversation. Scripted language is when you memorize complete sentences and then apply them to your everyday conversations.
For example, if he comes downstairs and there is someone there he will
say to that person, "OH! (this is his approach word- this is where he will halt, extend his hand to shake in greeting) Hello, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Gene Paul. What's your name?" This is scripted language that allows him to step forward and interact in a safe, non threatening way with others. He will not be anxious about the other person if he faces his fear right off the bat, so he has a script for "meeting new people" that he applies when confronted with a "social situation" that might cause him anxiety. He has many other sentences for many other situations, this is just the first one that comes to mind.
When he says "classical music is good to relieve stress" he is not referring to HIS stress, he is telling me what he has read, which is why I think it's so funny. Stress? I would explain stress but that would be too complicated so I just smile and count my blessing! Scripted Language beats Silence, any day!B=)
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
A husband and wife team make up Williraye Studios. Their folk art makes my heart happy and I thought I'd share this video I found about them. The Wee Halloween Set included in my giveaway is by Williraye Studios. You could be the lucky winner so don't forget to leave a comment, you could soon be the lucky owner of a genuine Williraye Studios Wee Collection! Woo-HOO!
OK, so Williraye fans will recognize the WEE Halloween collection. It includes a little girl/witch with her cat and a Jack O'lantern . They are tiny (Girl 3" x 1.5" x 4", Cat 2" x .5" x 2.75", Pumpkin 5" x 2.5". The one pictured is mine, the one I will ship to the lucky winner is brand spanking new, in its box! Also a lovely little candle mat that I made myself and embellished with Hillcreek Designs hand dyed buttons (Thankyouverymuch!) with a yummy Pumpkin Patch soy candle by Pilgrim's Primitives AND, a gorgeous mini Indian Corn bundle that I picked up at Lull's Farm just this afternoon. If you are not from NH, I'll have you know that Lull's Farm is one of the most wonderful farms in our area, they grow everything your Harvest Home could ever need...Indian corn in all colors and sizes...pumpkins in all sizes, sweet corn, vegetables, peaches, apples...everything (OOps, did I go off on a tangent again?, sorry...must be Mimi-time, code for bedtime, LOL!). I'd send you a pumpkin too but they're too heavy so that you'll have to get yourself, but other than that, I think this little treasure trove should make your heart happy. Leave a post, spread the word and remember with only three days to go, you're almost a winner already, woo-hoo! Oh, I did the math, this stash retails for $40 (and that's without the handmade candlemat there... that one's "priceless", LOL!) I feel so sneaky with a three day giveaway, is that wrong? Nah...it's fun! Woo-HOO!
Before you post a comment please be sure that you have an email attached to your username, or have added your email to the comment. I will not hunt you down to give you a prize! I will email you, if you don't have an email... well, someone else might enjoy your prize and that would be a bummer, eh? ;)
I will have a GREAT giveaway every Friday during the Month of October. Yep, that's me Pumpkin Girl! I am all about Fall and October is my lucky month; it could be yours too!
Do you know that I had my Pumpkin on Friday The 13th of October? Yes I did. My Prince was born on the spookiest day of the year... and it was pretty scary there for a while, after a gazillion hours in the hospital, you gotta trust me on that. LOL! Stay tuned The first giveaway will be in two days...woo-hoo!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I suppose the years of silence have everything to do with this feeling of unabashed giddiness that overcomes me when I hear him singing. It seems like yesterday that he was "silent", yet today he is a songbird. A new phase that is THE funniest we've ever been through.The other day he gets in the car and as we are driving along, rushing around, running errands, he turns to me and says, (as if this were the most natural thing in the world), "I want to be the next Micheal Jackson!" Just like that...OMG! I could not stop laughing! I said, "You want to be LIKE Micheal Jackson?". And he replies, "No, I want to be the NEXT Micheal Jackson". LOL! Now we are both laughing and I ask him what his favorite Micheal Jackson song is, and he says, "Beat it!". But it was the way he said it that was funny; as in, "Isn't that everyone's favorite?" To this I say ...HMMM...I don't know that one. What does it sound like?" and yes~! GP burst out in song and sings, "Beat it, Beat it, Beat it, Beat it!" OMG! It was soooo funny! After that I just agreed, "I think that's a great idea!". I think they even look alike, don't you think? LOL!
Monday, September 14, 2009
I had a plan. I was to fill the orders, make some kits and then post the kits along with the new fabrics that came in last week while I was wrapping up the Pumpkins and Spice backorders.
I filled the orders and cut the kits but somehow, I was caught up in the Buggy Barn- Harvest Moon- Homespun "mesh", and next thing you know...WHAM! I'm making this! LOL!
OMG, how bad is that? I tell you, one minute I was right on track and next thing you know I fell off the wagon, LOL! It was like the kit pattern and the Homespuns were just meant to go together...and I just couldn't help myself.
And the worst part? This took me all day, LOL! I got the Bernina home and the light was out (OK, so how do you stay calm when the machine that was just tuned up, for the "Bargain Basement" price of $85 is taken out of the bag to reveal a damaged cord and a dead lightbulb? HELLO!) and a trip to Home Depot was required... along with an hour of tinkering (let's leave this for a later post) and next thing you know, the posting of the fabrics???? Never happened!
Now it's Monday and I am up at 4am trying to RedBull myself into consciousness so I can get the fabrics uploaded before Homeschool, LOL! Do you think I need professional help? Riddlin? Maybe I should post s sign in front of the cutting table, "FOCUS!" LOL! OK, now I have to go and get those cute homespuns uploaded... lest I be driven to distraction, yet again! LOL!
Monday, September 7, 2009
On another note I'm still cutting Pumpkins and Spice kits and filling the last of the orders, how exciting could that be? Not very, my thoughts exactly, LOL! It's always fun to cut the first few fabrics; but after lifting and cutting ten or twelve bolts it's like, can I just do a little sewing instead? Man, and what's up with the tiny, itsy-bitsy-teeny-weenie little numbers on the bolts? Am I the only one that needs a magnifier to see them? I'm so old I need a magnifier to read the cereal box, LOL! I love this quilt too...but it's all pieced. Piecing, YUK! I'd like a cheater panel, thankyouverymuch! LOL!
... Stay tuned for a P&S Giveaway. Oh, yeah...a real good one too, woo-HOO! More details to follow!
I posted a slideshow of the wonderful Pumpkin and Spice fabrics, which really do not do them justice. they are sooo cute. The pumpkin stripe, pumpkins on beige and panel are all sold out but there are still plenty of wonderful prints to choose from... and they are on sale, $7.99 yd. Hello?! just thought you'd want to know.=)
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. this is my last day "OFF" before Homeschool begins so I am going to make the most of it. I can't believe Summer is coming to a close. Does that mean that I have to empty the pool? Bummer!
Friday, September 4, 2009
I love cotton ribbon but it is so hard to find. I swear the shoppe owners hoard them as soon as they are release. It seems as if every time I come across them and want to order some I get the same message:
Thursday, September 3, 2009
So here's how it went down, I am pulling in at exactly 7:09PM (I was meaning to break my own record of 1:49 min to Maine and I made it back in 1:40 min, thankyouverymuch. Must have been the two Red Bulls at the rest stop, LOL! GP was snoring all the way home. More on that tomorrow, after I recover! Anyway, I pull in and see this stack of boxes and my heart goes "WEE!" and then my brain says,"Crap!" As if I can lift those things after 6 straight hours on my feet in scorching sun and four hours of driving, hello! Don't most folks work just eight hours? And I still have to wash the swimsuits and towels. Where's Zoila when I need her? (Do you watch Flipping out? HAHAHA!) Anyway, I managed to drag these babies in but trust me I am not touching them tonight.
I'll start filling the orders tomorrow, tonight I have a date with Mr Tylenol PM! LOL!
As with every single field trip I plan, I wonder, "WHY?"
Well, I'm still trying to figure that one out but the day has come to bite the bullet and take that walk on the wild side. He is sooo excited, and I am sooo nervous...
Please say a little prayer for us. I need all the backup I can get! It's a long way from home and I'm going all alone with GP.
It's so scary! New places... I really don't like taking him to new places. I don't know where the nearest exits are, what measures are in place for Special Needs Children. How loud it is (his sensory system could go nto hyperdrive if its too loud), how smelly it is (if there are food carts the smell will make him irritable), will they have food that he will eat or will we have to exit the park to find him food and come back to find all the handicap spots taken (which will mean immediate meltdown...). It's all uncertain. I need some St. John's Wort, and some prayers! HELP!
This was my first time using metallic fabrics. Being into Primitives I can think of a hundred reasons why NOT to use metallics but this quilt has just little bits of background peeking out and I thought that with the stars in the borders and all the button stars this would be a great way to make the little background that we do see, POP! The fabric I used in the border is from Meme's Quilts, I just love that print.
The ghosts are wool felt, the bats are flannel, along with the tie dye bow ties. The buttons are all handmade, polymer clay buttons from Just Another Button Company. They are sooo cute. They are not cheap but they are worth every penny. Honestly, they look like candy when you see them...and they are sooo tiny. The first time I saw them I though, "How'd they do that?" Amazing!
I don't have any patterns left but I have a kit available. Only one though, it has the same exact "everything" as mine.
The one pictured is the one I made and it has left the Pumpkin Patch to live out its retirement in an Investment Office cubicle, in TX... where it can be a gentle reminder to the cubicle occupant to hurry home because the Trick or Treaters are coming! =) Well, someone has to hand out the candy...did you really think the honor system would work with a bowl full of chocolate? Hello?!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I had two kits in my upload pile and put them on the site last night. All the applique fabrics are flannels. the background and all other fabrics are flat cottons. Oh, and the tag comes with the pattern; I liked it so much I put it on my quilt. =)