Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 4 Thru Day 7

I haven't updated in a while so here is my last post of 2011!  Tonight I am at home, quietly working on my dollhouse.  It is amazing how excited I get about this project.  Tonight we took what I have been working on for the last four days!  The wallpapered walls and floors!  We dry fit them together to make sure they will still work with the addition of the wallpaper and such.  I have to say I am thrilled with the progress.  I also must mention with little additions and suggestions by the family I have done this 99% on my own.  That feels good!  So without further ado, I wish you all a great 2012 and here are the pictures!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Short and sweet I am tired!

So today I cleaned more house and rearranged and then worked on the dollhouse.  Here are some pictures of what we have done so far.  I am also adding  pictures to give a real perspective of how small these parts are. 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Here I am Again!

Okay so this time I am really going to have to put some effort into keeping up with this blog.  I have several but this is the one I plan to keep updated for family and friends.  I am so over Facebook and MySpace.  It is so overwhelming to log on to chat with a friend or email someone.  I mean really do we really need to read a thousand and one reposts from each person to feel connected to our friends.  Lord, I pray not!  I have a phone and email; if those fail I have paper and pencils too! 

So today is the day after Christmas!  I have been like a mad woman removing all traces of the holiday.  It was good but not great around here the last month or so.  Maybe as I blog along some details will come out, but let's suffice it to say that I have found out who my friends are and where I stand with some really big people in my life.  I will be making changes for sure to bring those that deserve to be in the forefront of my life a bit closer and those that don't I will be keeping at arms length for the time being.  Eventually they will decide for themselves if they move up or get pushed completely out!  As for me I will be focusing on the good and letting go of the bad.

Yesterday morning I was blessed so many times by my children. I stand amazed at my children.  First gift I opened was from my oldest daughter.  She has been listening when I drool and talk about a doll house I built with my dad years and years ago.  She got me a doll house.  It might not be the exact same as the designs change but it is in my mind almost identical to the one I remember.  WOW!  Talk about making a grown woman cry!  Then came the gift from my son.  "You are the key to my success" and his class key.  He is a senior this year.  After a few side trips he is set to graduate in May 2012.  Those side trips have left him doing his junior and senior year all in nine months.  He gave me the key to remind me daily he appreciates my support in his endeavors.  By job and hobby, I am a photographer.  I take pictures, I print and frame them and I give them to families to enjoy.  My own family pictures pile up on a disc or on the computer and get forgotten.  So imagine if you will a full set of 15 pictures of my children, husband and self all framed and in a box!  Yeppers that is what the youngest daughter did!  Tears all around!  My children really do amaze me!

I started the doll house yesterday.    This is it!  We are definitely changing the color scheme!  We are using primarily Antigue white, light periwinkle and thunder blue for the outside of the house.  We haven't decided on the inside yet.  Yesterday and today we worked on windows and dormers and original artworks for the walls inside.  The blue looks really bright in these pictures compared to the almost black it is in person.  We will just have to wait.  The mountain painting is by my son and the pink-purple flower artwork is by my daughter.  The photo is for above the fireplace and is actually a small picture of my grandson decoupaged to a small scrap of wood.  So soon I will update more of the house!  It is exciting business around here to see things starting to look like parts of a house.