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Thursday, April 17, 2014

2ND Liebster Award! Wow!

I was so excited this morning when I read that Tiffany from Stuck on a Cloud had Nominated me for my 2nd Liebster Award!!!

I'm still having trouble with my leg, and as I told Tiffany in a message, I will try and "live up to my end of the bargain for this award" over the weekend. But, if you get a chance today, drop by and visit Stuck on a Cloud and tell her Deborah from Three Dawg Lady Designs sent you:http://stuckonacloud.com/


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fun Charm Necklaces!

Good Saturday Evening,

It has been way over a week since I posted anything....I know, I know, "bad blogger"...but, it seems that last Friday night while watering my plants, I stepped wrong, and BAM, pulled tendon...knee cap out of place.....leg immobilizer....but, again, this kept me inside with no excuse to go anywhere, and Voila....I made some really nice necklaces!

I have always loved charm bracelets....I so remember my Aunt Vida....she was my favorite Aunt....and she had the most beautiful gold charm bracelet with so many charms....and yes, it did "tingle tangle" when she walked....just loved it. So, when I started seeing charm necklaces, I thought, wow....that would be really neat.

I had been to Micheal's recently and had bought some really nice charms by art-i-cake by Amy Labbe, and had even found a cute line of charms at Wal-Mart....I used gold and silver chains, and am really excited how cute they turned out:

Now, they are not the best I know that I can create, but, they are not the worst either....I've order different chain, but, I used what I had....I think I really like them. Can't wait to share some more with you...


Sunday, April 6, 2014

It Is What It Is Sunday #?....Leg Hurting To bad!

Good Sunday Morning Everyone...

Did you notice that I had a ? instead of a number....well, it has been so long since I post on a Sunday...I've forgotten how many this is supposed to be! Oh yes, I could go look, but, I'm really feeling lazy today....this week had been so busy, hectic, and emotionally wrenching for me...

first, as you know I've been having trouble with my left leg again! That is the leg I broke back in 2008 down around the ankle area. Even have some nice metal in there to remind me how painful it is, but I make it by.  About 3 weeks ago now, I started having swelling in the knee area. Was worried that it was a blood clot...went to doctor...had an ultrasound done and no clots...yea! BUT, my doc couldn't figure it out...so, I went and had x-rays done on the left knee. Well, she calls me back with a report that says there are NO cracks...fissures...in the knee cap but it does shows asymmetrical narrowing and she wants to send me to an orthopaedic...so, I say ok...but, she doesn't give a good explanation of what this asymmetrical whatever really is.

Then on Friday night after pizza with the girls on the porch...I go back outside to water our beautiful garden, and just step back and the heel of my shoe hits the tip of my rocking chair, and BAM....I guess I jumped or something...and I hear and feel at the same time, as very LOUD SNAP behind my left knee. Almost dropped to the porch...grabbed a hold of the post there and hollered for my neighbor to come and help me inside. I had been using a walker these past weeks to get around and thank goodness I had it here.

So, after getting me inside and deciding to call 911....and sitting in ER....i find out that the inner side of my knee where the bones connect...tendons all run thought there...is narrowing and my main tendon in that area is literally snapping out of place and rubbing over the bone! So, now I'm in a leg immobilizer, which I can't stand....still going to the orthopaedic on Wednesday, but ER doc said I probably need surgery to see what all is going on in there.....

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by everything right now...I can't go babysit my grandson right now...I can't drive to Dollar Tree....nothing but stay inside and "take care of that leg" as my mother tells me everyday....so, here I am....going to try and work on some crafts today and just take it easy...thanks for letting me vent!



Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NEW!! Spring and Summer Signs!

Greetings Everyone,

Wow, yesterday was just a beautiful day here in South Georgia.....Sun was shinning.....sat on the porch and just enjoyed the warmth and visited with my neighbors.

But, I had started on some cute Spring and Summer signs....so, took some pics of them hanging in my beautiful Blooming Pear tree right by my front door and wanted to share them with you:

I so enjoy painting these signs.....and have many more ideas for signs.....more mermaids!

Let me know what you think as I always love comments.....



Tuesday, March 25, 2014

DIY Barrel Swivel Bracelets! Fishing Equipment, Oh My!!!

Good Tuesday Evening Everyone,
Well, first let me say, I did it again! I forgot my It Is What It Is Sunday...gosh darn it! So, I can honestly say, I was home, with my bad leg still propped up. It is still giving me a hard time and I'm waiting on a referral from my primary doctor to an orthopedic doctor....have a feeling there might be some more surgery in my future.

But, let me get on with telling you about this totally awesome DIY easy peazy bracelet. First, let me say, that although I was the 1st of my parents children and my Daddy loved seeing me dressed up all so pretty in my beautiful dresses....he didn't mind loading me up, putting a pair of jeans on me, and off we would go "to the fishing hole", which was down at the Satilla River here in South Georgia. Needless to say, I did love fishing and still do, and some crabbing, shrimping...heck, anything to do with water, and if I could get my hands on Daddy's tackle box, I loved all the shiny things in there...of course I was supervised...lol. So, much to my surprise not to long ago, I was posting something on a Blog Party, and there was the cutest DIY by Jo over at http://diybyjo.blogspot.com/, and well, I had to try it. 

So, I had bought the items that I needed back at the first of the month, but, just now got around to it.....the packets of the brass fishing lure swivels cost me about $1.50 a pack.....I bought a new pack of gold-tone lobster clasps and I already had the jump rings.....so, look how good they turned out:

I just love them.....I think I need to go "plunder some more in the tackle box"!

Enjoy and Blessings,


Monday, March 17, 2014

Día de Muertos Inspired Shoes

While I have been basically at home trying to take care of my leg....I was crafting away! First, I have to say if you have never visited or know of Kathy Cano-Murillo of craftychica.com, well, then you do not know what you are missing. She is a very talented woman who has inspired me so many times.

Her love of Mexican culture and how she incorporates it into so many of her amazing designs is, well amazing. Some of you may remember that last summer, I painted a pair of plain white canvas slip-on's I purchased from Wal-Mart to look like watermelons:

So, I decided to put my love of the Mexican holiday of The Day of the Dead or as it is known in Mexico, Día de Muertos into painting myself a new pair of shoes! I went back to Wally World, much to my chagrin, but, I knew I could find an inexpensive pair of black canvas slip-ons...and I did.

I wasn't sure what my design was going to be, so, I just went with the flow....what ever my hands started painting, well, that is what got painted. I'm really excited how they turned out....it will be several days before I can wear them as I like to let the paint set...but, I hope you like them:

I think I might like to paint a couple more pairs....work on my designs some more.....but, I think I like them!


It Is What It Is Sunday#5(Really Monday Morning)...Whoops!

Well, guess what I did it again...I forgot to post on Sunday! Does it count that I had been rather under the weather this past week? Will you please give me a pass....okay, now that we have that dealt with.....

Yes, it seems, that although I'm 57, and most days feel 37....this past week a few things caught up with me....and my bad leg decided to get worse. Spent all day Tuesday in the ER, and basically found out that the tendons behind my left knee just wanted a vacation! Had to pull my cane out which I haven't used for years now, as I just walk with a limp.....you know....("walk this way"....okay, if you aren't a Young Frankenstein fan you will not understand)!

So, after getting neighbors to walk my dog for me....and having them bring me meals....and making myself take it easy...well, I just simply forgot......I hope this week brings you lots of happiness and love.