Sunday, April 26, 2015

April showers huh??

Happy Sunday peoples!! Thank goodness that we can see some blue skies today as yesterday was a very stormy and WINDY kinda day. I totally understand the saying "April showers" now. I love showers now don't get me wrong. I'm one that loves to dance in the rain and even stomp in mud puddles from time to time. Nothing better than walking on the beach with a light drizzle either but when that wind starts to whipping and thinks it might be a mini hurricane force.....well...that's a totally different subject all together.

As I was sitting in my reading chair by the window (and yes yes I think I might have been actually dozing a wee tiny bit) all of a sudden this HUGE crash sounded right outside the window. It was already storming and the wind was blowing a good bit so I thought perhaps a branch had hit the window. I jumped up and pulled the curtain back and OMGOSH and Good Golly Miss Molly.....there laying in two pieces was our chimney. I think it actually took a moment or two for it to register in my wee brain just what I was looking at.




No one was hurt....thank the good LORD and it seems that no other damage was done to the house. The wind actually pushed the chimney away from the house and our big tree that was there caught it and carried it to the ground. It did hit our chain link fence but only dented it a little. I'm just so thankful that no other damage was done. I called our landlord and told her what happened and her first words "Are ya'll alright?" made me feel good that we came first. (some landlords aren't like that ya know) She and her brother came out and took a look and said that they would get someone out to get up on roof to make sure no other damage was done. Ppplease keep your fingers crossed that everything else is alright. It's not a working fireplace and hasn't been for years so I'm hoping there is no structural damage and they can just cap it off and be done with it. If it's worse then it appears and we have to move....well....I just don't know what we will do. Prayers and fingers peoples......please!!!

I'm so nervous and haven't been able to sleep and I'm afraid by tomorrow I'm gonna be a full fledged zombie. YIKES!! Just giving those that are around me fair warning. ^_^




Until next time............Hugs,
Regi

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sooo....How ya doing?

Betcha thought I had been abducted by aliens or kidnapped or or perhaps been hit over the head and now have amnesia, yes? Nahh...none of those things have happened....ALTHOUGH.....I do hear my muse singing (she could be an alien) and my job at the grill is taking a good bit of my time (not getting to do my art is like being kidnapped) and well...my memory is as it has always.....ummmm....what were we talking about? HEHEHE.

Soooo...How in the world have YOU been? I really have missed not posting and visiting with you and I promise that I'm working on changing that. Yes, yes I'm still working and LOVING it. So many wonderful, interesting, whimsical peoples I meet. Working has actually gotten my muse to whispering about me starting back my Old Folkes series that I did a few years ago. This new series will be a bit more of old beach bums and bummettes. HEY, remember I do live in a coastal town so I think a series with them would be very fitting. ^_^

Here's a few of the old folkes from the past. All have found new homes with the exception of my Sewing Nana. She turned out to look like my great grandmother so she will always be with me. ^_^









My new ones will be a old mermaids, sea captains, fishermen and of course beach bums and bummettes. I'm soooo looking forward to getting them started. Hope you will come and visit under the old Southern ooak tree and meet these characters.

Until next time..........Hugs with starfish wishes and mermaid kisses,
Regi

Thursday, March 5, 2015

I LOVE to recycle old pieces!!

Happy Thursday peoples!! Ohhhh, it's going to be a rather blustery and wet day here today. The leaves and bare branches are just a dancin up a storm. Bahahaha....get it.....dancing up a STORM. OK, ok, I do believe I've had my quota of coffee for the day. yes?

My last post was about the Holiday tree at work and I wanted to show ya'll the pics of all my decorations after I put them all up.



The customers are really enjoying the tree being changed up it seems as some of our regulars are giving me suggestions and ideas for future trees. Job security, eh? HEHEHE

Now, let's talk about what I meant with my title of  "I LOVE to recycle old pieces". One of my favorite things to do on a rainy Saturday is to wander through some of the local flea and antique markets. I'm one that will rummage through all the old jewelry pieces. I really love it when I find broken pieces and just because it's broken doesn't mean it can't be taken apart and turned into something completely new and beautiful. I have discovered a few pieces in the past and since I'm working again I needed something to make my (small) wardrobe go further and by making jewelry pieces, I can change the look up. Here's a few pieces I've made so far.






All of these pieces were taken from old broken jewelry pieces. Ya would have never known if I hadn't told ya, ri iight?? See what YOU could do too? It's fun browsing, hunting and finding and then really exciting when you sit down and SEE just what your new piece could be. Try it.....you'll like it!!!

Until next time..............get UP and do something,
Regi