Thursday, January 21, 2010

Peekaboo...I See You

Just like Punxsutawney Phil will be doing next month...I thought I would stick my head out and see what all is going on in the Land Of Blog! Just call me Desultory Deb!

Whaddaya know...the sun is shining! I may have to bust out the shades everything is so bright and shiny including all of y'all's latest posts. That's right...I've been nosing around when I should be doing something else, but you know the old saying about all work and no play, right?
Cat Daddy and I had a busy weekend. We loaded up the Catmobile with Liz and Fran then drove down to the Red Barn. I would love to say I took tons of photos, but sadly I left my camera in the truck. I'll try and describe what I got to see and who I got to see as best as I can. Visualize white, white and more white...get the picture? Looking through the magic mirror ("Romper, bomper, stomper boo. Tell me, tell me, tell me do. Magic Mirror, tell me today, have all my friends had fun at play?"), I see French Vanilla and Judy...over there is Theresa, Seedbox, Carolyn Westbrook Home...Oh and I see Willow's Nest, Leftovers, TOT and over there, do you see Janet and Peg? Isn't it all wonderful? I thought you would love it. There was a ton of folks out shopping which is always a great harbinger of spring! We also stopped by Lizzie Lou's and visited with Elizabeth and Kim. Elizabeth had just returned from market and wait until you get an eyeful of the spring clothing she brought in. I was in high cotton (cotton linen that is) for sure! We bought several things that will be making the journey back for the Spring Show and you'll just have to trust me when I say...Fab U Lous!

On the way home, we stopped off in Waco and met up with Robelyn...just the perfect ending to a perfect day! Sunday, Jenn and I, along with some cute friends, set up shop on the dining room table. The girls are trying to teach this old dog some new tricks...'cause you know I have all this spare time! Actually, they are trying to help me learn how to create the kind of jewelry I want, but can't seem to find. I figure if I can't buy it, I might as well make it!
They obviously know what they are Not so much! Vickie is the creator of the Cat Daddy coozies so you can imagine how her mind works!
I even broke out the good stuff. This was an excellent way for me to relieve my frustrations with writing and ramp it down a notch. Look out world...I got a Dremel and I don't know how to use it! For the record, I am equally as dangerous with the soldering gun.
This really why I agreed to the lesson...Jenn has to bring her traveling companion and I get to reap the benefits! She is such a good baby and didn't cry once. As a matter of fact, she hardly cries at all, but glory, when she better get her happy in a hurry!
I wish I could share more of the book writing with y'all, but I don't want to reveal anything until I feel it's worthy. I will share one line I've wrote...I don't think I'd be giving anything away with just one little y'all?

"There are certain little sayings that just drive me crazy. I don't understand what a pretty penny is. I mean really...Lincoln's not exactly my idea of a hottie. What does it mean when the sign says "Live Dancers"...are there dead ones dancing somewhere I didn't know about and would I really want to see them? And tell me my friend, what exactly is a good right arm? Is there a bad right arm or is that the left one... or the one that left?"
I'm gonna call this a wrap, but I just wanted to mention one other thing. I was in the doctor's office yesterday and while sitting there in the nice, clean quiet, I began thinking of what is happening in Haiti. Those poor people are just hoping for any kind of medical help...quiet or otherwise...even in a parking lot. I think it's important to remember this could happen any time.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Love the BLING and what a cutie the little one is!! What a tease your are!! Love the line from your book!! ((Hugs))

Six in One Hand said...

I can't wait to see some of your collections!! I too have a new dremel and a soldering iron...can't wait to burn and drill myself.

lulu redstar said...

I have a dremel, a soldering tool,and a stencil-cutter/maker/thingy. I wish I used them more often. Can't wait to see the bling.
BTW...your book sounds good...but don't give any more away as don't want someone to get your "A" material...oxoxox

sassytrash said...

The jewelry making looks like fun--I just keep collecting everything to make my own, but then buy someone else's at the shows, so I'm pretty sure I'll never give up the wire and wood to do it. Bella looks adorable as always. I hate not living in Texas and getting to go to the shows, so I enjoy your sharing---but git that camera out of the truck next time girl!

David said...

Dremel tools are awesome! They're as handy as a good right arm. Had one stolen one time. Along with a lot of other tools out of my garage that I had paid a pretty penny for. This was when I lived in the country. Anyway, the following summer, I burned off my pasture. Then I stumbled across my Dremel tool in the burnt pasture. Apparently the thieves cut across the pasture and dropped it on the way. They were probably in too big a hurry to see the live dancers. The cord was partially melted from the grass fire and it was rusty from being out in the weather for several months. I sprayed a little WD-40 in motor area. It still worked!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Hey Deb, so good to hear what you're up to. Shopping sounds wonderful, jewelry making...double wonderful. But oh Baby, that little cutie!
Love your teaser with the writing,can't wait to hear more!!
Big hugs,

Mindy said...

Look at that girl child without her oxygen! Ha! I love it! That whole creative "making things" gene skipped me. Good for you for getting in there. But, you didn't show us what you made?! Looking forward to hearing more about your writing. Sounds like a good start! Hugs ~Mindy

Sue said...

Soldering tools scare me, I can handle a screw gun or drill, which ever is the correct term! Can't believe how much little Bella is growing, so cute. She has more hair than Morgan! Glad to hear what's new in life!
Take care, Sue

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Ok, toolbelt diva, I'm jealous because I do not know how to use a drill! Good for you.

I love your sparklies. And yes, I've often wondered about that myself, are there dead dancers too??um.


sweetpea said...

tell it sista! and that little boobalah is so cute~~not you CD, the baby... wait no~~you're cute too Daddy~O.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

So good to see you and CD and Fran and Liz and Janet and Peg and Kim too. So glad CD didn't get a ticket, would not have been a good thing. Good luck with the jewelry making, looks like you are off to a good start. And that beautiful Bella, well she just steals your heart, right.

Malisa said...

So good to see a post from you! I know you are busy creating...and doing a good job of it from what you shared with us! Hope the Creative Fairy sprinkles her glittery magic dust all over you so you can hurry up and come back to us! I miss you,girl! By the way, that Bella is d-a-r-l-i-n-g!

Attic Rat said...

That Dremel looks FUN. I bet you will find all kinds of uses for it. Can't wait to see.

Happy hunting,

red.neck chic said...

You need a holster for that thaaaar drimmel drill! AND! I'm drooling LOVING drooling the blinged out belt buckle!!! Girl - if that's what you create when you're not sneakin' cuddles from the most gorgeous girly around then GET BUSY!!!

I have filed adoption papers as of Monday morning so that you and Cat Daddy and Fran and Liz can all be my trash can lids... sumbody has to keep me out of trouble and I've picked you. LOLOLOL I'll even forge your signature if I have to. :-D

Thank You for the novel teaser!!! Now, when's the next one coming? LOLOLOL
Why do they call a driveway a driveway when you park on it and a parkway a parkway when you drive on it?

K - I'll keep you posted on the adoption proceedings. Thanks. LOLOL

Now go drill something!!!

Prior said...

I see Ms Debbie writing a best seller-Romper Room! Lezlee

Anonymous said...

I can't believe you know what Romper Room is! I watched that as a kid, but can hardly find anyone else who did. Like the bling too...can't wait to see some finished products. Your tease has me! I want to know what this book is all about. Can't wait for more. :-) Baby is beautiful as always.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, do you think the book signing party will be this fall at Theresa Cano's booth in Warrenton/Round Top, or next spring?

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

LOVE the tease and CANNOT wait to see more!!

So good to hear from you!! I will travel to wherever you are when you go on tour!!

Bella is beautiful!!

Lou Cinda :)

maryboys said...

and another thing to consider, debbie. why did kamikaze pilots wear helmets??? (i love the little snippet you shared with us!)


Queenplinker said...

Babies, friends and some crafting with big kid tools. You know how to live, girl!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

First of all had better just have been getting a yearly checkup as nothin' better be wrong with you for you to be in the doctor's office.

Secondly...I'm sold on your first line...send me a copy, or two, or three and heck, I'll even pay the postage too! ;) Seriously, it sounds so are just so damn funny girl and I'd love to know how that little brain of yours ticks. Or...maybe I should be careful what I ask for right? haha

And lastly but CERTAINLY NOT least...


How could you ever let her out of your sight????

everything vintage

DKG aka Scrappy Doo said...

looks and sounds like you have been havin some fun. love the pics.
Power tools scare the heck out of me along with kitchen equipment
The earthquake is so heartwrenching! reminding us that everyday is a gift. not a sure thing.
Good night and God Bless

The Green Pea said...

Hello Debbie,
You must be having a great time... How fun to be making jewelry. I can hardly wait to see what you and your new tools are creating. Bella is looking so sweet. My, she is getting so big, she will be one year old in March right? Remember save me a copy of your book. It was nice to hear from you, you are missed. Have a good evening.

Dixie said...

Hey Deb... I'm about as handy with a soldering iron and a dremel as you are... Ricky calls me tool-challenged... and I am!

Girl... I can promise you chips, margaritas... shots... what else? You know Candy, Terry and I would love for you to come join us "down here in French Lique"... just name the day!

ps... got my chocolate pot today! I LOVE IT!!! I had something else to post about on Beverly's Pink Saturday... but I'm scrappin' that post for one about my fab-U-lous Chocolate Pot from Miss Talkin' Trash Deb herself! Fabulously PINK!

hugs. Dixie

donna baker said...

Good to hear from ya. I'm hell with a Dremel tool. I have 3. You can do anything with them. I think I'll marry one.

Unknown said...

Is there ANY way at all that I can pre-order your book? I definitely want a first edition, signed copy! :-)

You sure are missed when you're not around, but from the looks of it, you're spending your time with good people doing awesome things!


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I to have collected items to make my own jewelry, but never seem to have the extra time to do it. Sorry I missed ya'll at the Red Barn this weekend I went on Sunday, and had a wonderful time. Bella is so cute!!!

Janet said...

never short for words, i had so much to say about your post and then i got to the pics of Bella and lost it all in her cuteness! that's some good love you got! great to see you and CD at the barn! feel like we never have quite enough time to say it ALL!

Junk Exchange said...

sometimes i come here to post - and get lost in the music and forget what i was going to say - love the music ! thank you.. love the blog! and i try as i may, i CANNOT find a cuter baby anywhere on the internet!!


One Gal's Trash said...

Bella is bella! That photo of you holding her on your lap with Cat Daddy hovering made my day! I remember the photo of her as a newborn (my daughter was tiny too) and how moved I was...that's when you and I first "met". Sending lots of oxoxoxoxo

The Flying Bee said...

Lovin that jewelry and that precious sweet baby girl!

So far that book is sounding really good...can't wait to hear more!


Dar said...

Love, Love this post...up front, (what does that mean) and honest..I know what that anyway, love the broaches just as they are...I'd wear them on the simplest top with your creative friends coming to teach ya whatcha wanna know and love the baby...they add sunshine anytime, anywhere.

Anxious to hear more about that book...something I had once felt like doing but the feeling passed.

Blessings and Have a Wonderful Week