Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pink Wednesday on Tuesday!

It's a Pink Wednesday post on a Tuesday!! I figure if I jump ahead a day, I won't feel like I'm so far behind!! Yay! Hey, it makes perfect sense to me at this moment. Tomorrow I may feel different. Today....it's all good. Ha!Family and friends have been sending me sweet little notes telling me I haven't updated my blog. I know, I know, I know! Sorry everybody. I've been a wee bit swamped with projects like the one above. I've been arranging and rearranging furniture to accomodate all the furniture from our little hairbrained idea. That's what I'm referring to it as these days. File it under: What the heck were we think'n?!!
I've also been training these three (Gracie, Max and Walker) not to step out the door if the screen is open. Don't they just look thrilled with the whole idea? Ha!

Who says cats can't be trained?!! Pishaw! This training is a result of the neighbors cat getting out and being lost for two and a half weeks. We all thought the coyotes got her. The story ends on a happy note though....Sophie was found in....our garage!! We don't know how long she was there. Our garage door is always open when we're outside. All I know is that I went to take out the trash and there behind the bin was a cat tail. I tentatively whispered, "Sophie" and she ran right to me just a meowing her little head off. It was one of the happiest phone calls to make....letting our neighbors know I found a furry member of their family!! Yay!!
My space at Monticello is taking up a bit of my time too. People seem to like what I'm bringing in so I have to fluff my space pretty regularly. It really should not be as much fun as it is!! ;o)
I've also been thinking toward Halloween and collecting bits and pieces here and there. White, black and pumpkin orange! Hey, I have cats in those colors!! I see you scrolling back up to look. ;o)
Christmas is on the brain too! I've signed on to do the annual Christmas show in December at Monticello so I'll have my main floor booth to decorate as well as a space in the garden room. I love decorating for the holidays!! It should be a blast!! Oh, the ideas!!
Been spending lots of quality time in the studio too. Notice the settee and chairs? Finally, family and friends have a place to sit besides on the floor when they join me. Yay!! (It only took three and a half years!) There has been some good to come out of that little hairbrained idea metioned above. Ha!
And just to show you that I have, indeed, been working on bears. Ta da! They're a little further along than this. I worked last night until I couldn't see straight. I'm trying like the dickens to get three bears listed by the first of next week. Cross your fingers!!
So, there you have it. A long winded Pink Wednesday post on a Tuesday!!
Warmest bear hugs, Aleta
P.S. Happy Birthday, Justin! My son is 27 today!! Of course, I had him when I was, like, ten. :-0 Ha! ;o) Yeah, right!


Bonnie said...

It's always great to check out and see what all you have been up to. The space at Montecello, looks just great !!!! I love the pink bedroom with the great cabinet in your house also.

Brenda said...

OMgosh! No wonder you haven't had time to post - you make me dizzy just trying to keep up with you. LOL! Your pink room is gorgeous and I just wish I could visit your booth at Monticello. Your cats are beautiful - I love Birmans and Max is a handsome fella, but Gracie is definitey a girly girl - soooo pretty.
I love halloween too, and love the decorations, but girl, I'm not ready to think about Christmas so please don't go there yet!!! Can't wait to see your bears - take care and don't work tooo hard.



Nancy said...

Oh Aleta...

Your rooms are simply beautiful! Love the bedroom...so pretty.

The kitties look so well behaved. They are gorgeous cats.

And your studio...as lovely as ever. You have such a lovely space and now with the new furniture...just adds to the charm.

Glad things are now heading in a positive direction. Just makes you feel so much better...less weight on the shoulders...was going to say old....but you are only 29? right?!!

Have a great week...
Hugs, Nancy

TinyBear said...

Aleta - your place at Montecello looks SO wonderful. I wish I could visit. How about selling some of that lovely stuff on the web so a person in Denamrk could buy :o) - oh I would love to see more of all your finds.

Looking forward to see your new bears too.

Many bear hugs, Tina

My Shabby Roses said...

Aleta, Everything at the shop is looking great! I can see that you've sold quiet a few things. Love the kitty picture, I have three cats of my own and would love more, but hubby says, "No", oh well. I also like your spacious studio! How wonderful!

Brittany said...

I never really realized how fluffy all the kitties were. Haha! You do sound like you have quite the number of projects going. You know, you are allowed to take a break every once in a while. :)

Love, B

Charmingdesigns said...

Your space is wonderful!! I took those classes with Lisa Kaus...how fun was that!! Do you remember what kind of price you have on that tin? I'm going to try to get up there tomorrow to check it out. Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

uh oh, you're the second person that said they sent me an email. Ummm, wondering where they are going??? anyhoo, my email is lm.sm@comcast.net Thats funny, I just stuck a wonderful old earring on top of one my bottles. are you gluing or soldering them on? Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

I wanted to ask your permission, if I make it to Monticello today, would you mind if I took some pictures and blog about it?? Laurie

Charmingdesigns said...

I wanted to ask you permission...if I make it to Monticello today, would you mind if I took some pictures of you booth to blog about

Aleta said...

Hi Laurie,
You're so thoughtful to ask about taking pictures of my space. I appreciate that and thank you. I don't mind at all. You might want to tell the gals at the desk what you're doing though. :o)

Enjoy your time if you do get to Monticello!!

Hugs and hugs, Aleta

Shantell said...

Good Morning, Aleta...

Look at those darlings (you decide who I'm referring to). And hey, I had my son when I was about 10 too or maybe it was 12!!! giggle giggle giggle


Diane Duda said...

Your cats are just beautiful!
Imagine how pretty they'd be if they could smile...
no wait, that would just be weird.

Good luck with all your busy-ness.


Melanie Clark said...

Aleta, your cats are gorgeous! I just want to pick them up and hug them! lol.. they just look like big cuddle bugs :) Probably not! Seems the cats that look all cuddly hate cuddles.. heehee.

Laura Lynn said...

I'm so happy to hear that Monticello is working well for you!! I just LOVE the photo of your kitties... they are simply beautiful....
Laura Lynn

Laurie said...

Everything looks so beautiful! You are very talented. It looks like you've been very busy. I have enjoyed getting to know you and Bill this summer (by the way I saw Bill at an estate sale today...He said he was working...) Hope to see you soon.


Tracey said...

I love your rooms, my favorite is the pink room.. I love pink, I had 3 boys and never got to use pink. I think I will make one of my extra bedrooms pink.