Friday, November 11, 2011

WOW! What Is Going On Here?!!

            There's a lot that I don't know about what's going on around here, but one thing I do know is that hubby and I really needed to get away on our Friday Date Night! We've been couped up, side-tracked, distracted, and 'down-right out-of-sorts' this week. So our 'Virtual Date Night' tonight had to be a place of relaxation...
         Let me see if you can guess where we're going. Here is two clues: 
1. We're going on Safaris...but it's not anywhere near Africa. 
2. It's the only place under United States jurisdiction where the rule of the road is to drive on the left! :-)
     I can't wait to see what you come up with! But I'll tell you all about it tomorrow! :-) Today....Phew! I'm already tired and I didn't even get started on telling you what's going on around here...right here! Where do I start?! Where do I start?! O_0
     I know! Let's start with this!...
       This box came in the mail yesterday! :-)) You know how much I love a box!! :-)) Wanna know what was in it?!...Remember the Giveaway I won on Vicki's blog, 2 Bags Full?! The Vera Bradley purse?!...
         Well, that's what's in the box!! ^_^
        I think it's their 'Get Carried Away Tote'...Good name because I'm about to get carried away telling you about it!!!! LOL...First, let me just say: WooHoo!!!! It's got color!! :-) And I mean lots of it too!...
       Not to mention that it also has a beautiful quilted look, and flowers all over it! :-) ..Yes, I know you know I would have loved it no matter what it looked like! I mean it's a handbag! What's not to love?! :-)) But I REALLY love it!!
         And Vicki threw me off when she described it as a 'purse'. I was thinking "purse", as in small enough to keep some loose change and your car keys in! But Oh No! This ain't no purse! At least not in my neck of the woods it ain't! This is a full-on gorgeous handbag, pocketbook, tote!...
        When I opened the flap and saw this whole box full of my new Vera Bradley "purse" I fell head over heels in 'Pocketbook Love'! :-) ...Not the same kind of love as perfect 'kitten heel' shoe love', or jewelry box, good book, or Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk ice cream love...but 'run-your-fingers-all-over-it, sniff-the-fabric, and find-stuff-to-put-in-it-right-away' love!! :-)
       And...Oh Yeah, It's gorgeous inside too!...
       Just so you can see the size of it, I had Mr. Wug model it for me...{He's not the same as my headless model Tina, but pretty close! LOL}...
       Isn't it nice?!...Vicki, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I needed another "purse"!....Well, Okay I really DIDN'T need another purse! But I've already got my new headbands housed in it, so it's not going anywhere Mr. Wug!!!...*sorry..had to stop for a strong declaration! LOL*
      Speaking of headbands, that's something else that's going on around here! I made another one!...
         It's a pretty red, with a red and purple crocheted flower. I made it with the softest...and hardest thing in the world to photograph...angel hair yarn...
      I was gonna put a button on it, but it looked so pretty without one that I decided to leave it 'as is'...
        I know you're probably asking yourself now..."Are you done with the headbands for a while now?" And the answer is: NOT BY A LONG SHOT!! ^_^ I've found something new to do with all of my extra yarn!! Headbands!......Well, headbands and an occasional necklace or two.
      I've been experimenting with new designs and shapes for my crocheted necklaces. This is the first one that I've finished. It's just made with some odds and ends of yarn I had leftover...
      It's my attempt at a diamond shape...What do you think?!
       Hubby really liked this one! He said he liked the little bird with the white breast and red beak in the middle too!....I didn't have the heart to tell him that I wasn't trying to crochet a bird in the middle!! LOL It's just the way the leftover threads landed...Hey! If he wants to see random abstract birds in my work, who am I to tell him he can't?!! ^_^  In fact, I'm the type of wife that goes and gets music to play, to accompany his delusion...a song like 'The Chicken Dance song'! LOL
      Okay, I'm about to finish up with the things going on around  here. And since tonight we're going to.......Oops! I almost 'let the cat out of the bag'!...*Left turn....why is a cat in a bag in the first place? And why is he in there so tightly that he has to be let out?! O_0 ...Expressions we use and don't know why! LOL*........Right turn, back to where I was...I thought I'd share some fresh fruit with you to put you in the right mood. :-) ...Tangerines to be exact!...
      And as pretty as this tangerine is, I'm not talking about this tangerine. (above)...... I'm talking about this tangerine (below)...
       It's a Tangerine Treasury, cultivated by littlebugjewelry. :-) Very pretty!! And it's got so many pretty items in it too...including the necklace in the header photo...and these...

       And, of course mine!....
        So there you are! That's what's going on around here....*deep breath*...A whole lot of stuff and a whole lot of nothing all that much! :-)) 
         Okay.....lastly, don't forget to enter the Giveaway if you want the Wuglyee scarf I'm giving away this time! (HERE) And please have a good weekend! :-)

 Have a good weekend!

Spend some time with your kids,
do the errands you been meaning to do,
do a little grocery shopping,
maybe make a chicken stew.

Organize your messy space,
clean the closets, throw things out,
watch a little mindless T.V.,
and replace the bathroom grout.

Take a walk around the park,
play some board games with your friends,
maybe even cut your hair
(but just a little bit, off the ends).

Take a trip to Grandma's house,
do some gardening in the yard,
give new projects a little finish,
but nothing that might be too hard.

It's the weekend, after all;
It's your week's tail, at a wag;
No need for scurry, hurry, rushing.
No! You want this time to lag!


  1. Wow what a lovely post;-) I haven't got a clue where your going i have to say that History and places and maps etc was and is never my strong point ;-) But enjoy it all the same. Im loving the bag to WOW what a beautiful item and im with you no way is that a purse you enjoy it ;-) Loving your diamond crochet to and if hubby thinks its a bird inside bless his heart then i see it to this time ;-)) ha ha. Thank you for your lovely comment today i was thinking of you when i was making them and couldn't wait to see what you thought of them.Have a lovely weekend, dee x

  2. delia, Awww! Thank you! I'm glad you liked this post...and my diamond necklace...and my "purse" :-] It's a wonder you had time to come by, with all of the pretty circles you've been crocheting!! LOL I can't wait to see how that story ends! :-) Have a good weekend, Dee!

  3. Nice bag, it is such a great giveaway gift :) I love your headbands it looks so soft.

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  4. Tiffany11/11/2011

    Thank you for featuring my pillow and have fun tonight in the Virgin Islands! ;)

  5. Little bug jewelry/Jane, Awwww! Thank you! :-)

  6. Bee happy, Thank you...and you're right about the handbag and the headband. It 'is' a great bag, and the headband is incredibly soft!...Thanks for stopping by to share some encouragement with me...Have a good weekend! :-)

  7. Tiffany, It was my pleasure to share your pillow!...And Shhhhhhh! You almost let the cat completely out of the bag and have him screeching across the yard!!! LOL...Have a good weekend! :-]

  8. I love that bag!!! It's just beautiful and I'm so happy you won it! I also love the headband! It looks great without the button too.
    I also love the tangerine treasury! It's yummy looking!
    I'm not sure where you're heading, but I may have to agree with Tiffany about the Virgin Islands. St. John, Tortolla...all on the right side of the road.
    Grand Cayman's too! My guess is one of those places!!
    Have fun. I'm supposed to go to a going away party, but the way I'm feeling, I may have to stay home. :(

  9. CinLynn, Thanks Bead! It is a fabulous bag!!...and thank you for the nice words about the headband too. The headband I no longer own! ^_^ I traded it this morning for a cup of coffee!! LOL My friend loved it and I really wanted a cup of coffee!! It was a very fair trade!! Ha! Ha! Ha!...About the 'Date Night', you also are in the vicinity. Shhhh!... :-)) Considering how you're feeling, maybe you should come with us!! You could use some sun and relaxation, couldn't you?! :-)...Don't push it past the point of comfort, my friend. You know how things go! You'll end up paying for it!!

  10. Deb, This time I have no idea where you are going but I can't wait to find out. The bag is wonderful and huge. Congrats on the win. I like your new headband. It looks like it is very soft like a babies Congrats on making it onto another treasury. Great poem too. Looks like you have been busy as a beaver. Hmmmm another saying.... LOL....Have a Great Day!!!!!

  11. Deb, I almost left and forgot to have you enter me in your giveaway. Pleae enter me.

  12. SnowflakeDreams1, Ha! Ha! Yes, Vel, I have been as busy as a beaver! And I've already given that headband away! So, I have to make another one. I'll be doing that later today. And you're right. It's VERY soft!..Thank you for all of the nice words and encouragement. You have a good weekend too! :-)

  13. SnowflakeDreams1, Oh're entered! :-]

  14. Such a creative post!! Love it!

  15. Lisa, Awww! Thanks! ♥

  16. That coffee cup cosy is super cute...and CONGRATS on winning that fab bag! It's so pretty :)


  17. Alittlesprite, I agree! And I'm sure it's even cuter with some actual coffee in it! LOL..Thanks on the congrats about the bag too!...You're entered!

  18. So sweet and lovely--thank you!

  19. *Evelyn*, Awwwww!...And Thank you! :-)

  20. I love your weekend poem :) We certainly did a few of the things you mentioned. It's a shame that its already Sunday evening here. Where did that time go?
    Congrats on the bag it looks great. I am sure you will put it to great use.

  21. Jo-anne, Thank you for the nice words about my poem! :-) We did a few of the things this weekend too! Probably more of them today...And you're right. The time just flies!!!...As to the bag, I've already been using it. I'm putting all of my finished headbands in it. *Teehee* Enjoy the rest of your Sunday Jo! :-)


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