Thursday, December 8, 2011

Just Can't Seem To Get Into The Mood

Hello my dear friends,

I can't believe it's been some time since my last post again! I have been so terribly busy that I haven't had much time to spend on blogging. I only just got half an hour a few nights ago to sit down and read some of your blogs which I haven't done in, what it seems, the longest time. You have all been so very busy creating the most beautiful things, making tutorials and having great giveaways and so much more. Right now I am sitting with a cup of tea with honey trying to get this post together feeling quite unwell ~ I am sick with a bad cold and/or flu (sigh) ... and I really don't need this right now.

I have so many projects in my mind that I would love to do but time isn't on my side these days and I can't seem to get into the mood of the season. I am not sure what it is. I know I feel worn out most of these days and my mind is with my Mom constantly. She is not going to get any better. Right now she is being kept as comfortable as possible so she has no pain. We are continuing to take everything day by day. I try and keep smiling and busy because that is all I can really do and I pray every night for her.

I was meant to be working on my "old/new" creation but sometimes things don't work out as fast as you would like them to (I recall my wee bird tutorial). I start designing it one way and then once I start the actual work, a different way of creating pops into my head and I start all over again! I am making myself crazy right now with this and I just can't seem to get it right just yet so I am going to put this one on the back shelf until I can make my mind up how I am going to finally do it. The little time that I have for creating I have used to start knitting again. It is what I need right now, something where I can sit down to an old movie, relax and do something creative. 

When I am not knitting I am still working on another project right now also with wool. It is something old of mine but with a new twist to it. I will share it with you as soon as I am finished with it.

And last but not least ...

...I would also like to share more new treasures that I have found a little while ago. I had gone out several weeks ago heading to the lake and on the way I always stop at all the little neat stores where I found these findings. Arriving home I took the bag and for an unknown reason I put them where I hide my Christmas gifts and then forgot all about them until the other day when I hid another gift and there they were.

Some vintage pearls ...

 ... an old spool with some even older very pretty ribbon...

... it is so neat!

And this ...

... was my great find!
A reel of vintage velvet ribbon. There are about 9 yards of it in a wonderful tan color and it only cost ...
wait for it ... 4 cents for the reel! I couldn't believe it!!

With this piece, I just fell in love. The simplicity of it was what caught my eye. I might hang this neat piece in the window of my craft room but I'm not sure yet.

That's all for today my dear friends. Make sure you keep stopping by to visit Todolwen.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. I have a bevelled glass piece with milkweed seeds in it that I bought at the One of a Kind Show quite some years ago. It looks like the same style. Maybe the same maker. I love it. I have it hanging in my craft room window:)

  2. I have bunches of those Milkweed seeds all over the yard but how lovely is it to see it in glass that way! Sounds like you have been burning the candle at both ends like I have! Oh the holidays, there is nothing else that can make you feel harried and confused!
    Missed you and hope to see some photos of your projects when you are done!
    Take care....
    Tina xo

  3. Karen, it's totally understandable. Please just comfort yourself as you need to. We all understand.
    Sending warm hugs,