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Thursday, December 3, 2009

On Just Being "Restless"

Since getting back from my granddaughter's home for Thanksgiving I've been a bit restless. I'm guessing that some of you know that feeling: lethargic, apathetic, sluggish, don't want to do anything like cleaning or laundry, but maybe just a tad restless also. Yeah, I thought so.

But today I definitely had to do the floors at least. The dust can wait until I'm good and ready to attack it. Maybe not the toilets though.

But I volunteered to do a Christmas swap with my eBay group friends. We're not many, just 14, but very close for the last several years. I don't regularly hop onto swaps as I just cannot seem to motivate myself to do many and my time is precious. But I love them and thought it would be fun.

So today I've spent a bit of time fixing up one of the items to be sent to my swap partner. I don't believe she reads blogs so this isn't a "reveal" to her. Plus she has been in on my quest to be a rose painter. This tiny project will be a little something extra in the box for her and it didn't involve much time for me. She's getting other things also, but an "original" by me will delight her, I'm sure. You can view how pathetic I truly am! But I do try and that's what is important.

My practice sheet from today is below. I'm either masochistic, have no shame or very brave to show you this. Not sure which! :-)

Here we have one box of pink decorations I plan on putting on our tree next year. Trust me, there will be a couple of boxes with items I'm crafting or buying throughout 2010 to use. This is just a start. If I spot something on my walls or see something that I have that will go on the tree, it goes in these boxes till next Christmas. I also have some stuff in my craft closet in bags that I plan on using, too. Throughout the year I'll be culling things as I go along. Some things in the box may not be used I suppose. I hope the reality is as good as the fantasy. Dream on...


  1. Hi Connie! I always enjoy your post. I would like to learn how to rose paint too. They make it look so one stoke simple but I can tell it takes practice. Your's turned out great and your swap partner is going to be thrilled.

    That's such a good idea to put items up in a box all year long. By next Christmas you'll have so much fun looking at the items you forgot about.

    Have a bless day Sweetie....Tracy :)

  2. Good Morning Sweetie...
    Love the sign you painted. It is just precious. How thrilled your blogger will be when the box arrives. I can't wait to see what she thinks. Aren't those exchanges fun?

    I just mailed off a couple of boxes myself. A cookie cutter exchange and a gift exchange. The gift exchange is getting one of my snowmen I made from yesterday. She will be happy I am sure.

    Thanks for sharing today. I love it when you do. I love your little palette too. How creative you are. I love seeing how someone gets to the finish line.

    Have a beautiful day sweetie.

    Country hugs...Sherry

  3. don't wait until next year... get that pink tree up today, girl!!! Love your roses... you are NOT pathetic... love your work!

  4. I know is is going to precious to your friend. You do a great job on the roses, I think.

  5. Busy as always Connie! Your friend should be delighted with ther gift.

  6. Hi Connie,
    Looks like you had fun preparing for your swap and your Home sign is darling. You sure have done well with your roses. This is just so sweet.
    Your patner will be so excited to receive your box of goodies.
    Love to you,
    Celestina Marie

  7. Hi Connie
    I thought I had already joined you as a follower but if so I have joined you twice now. lol
    Love your swap. You are very talented and creative.
    You might want to put some of your things on my Temptation Mondays that I have on my site.
    Take care

  8. I think she is going to like your extra special swap item very much! I am interested in practicing my roses now, too, seeing your sheet of them! Thanks for the glimpse into "what it takes!"

  9. She will enjoy a Connie original. And I think your pink tree will be better than the fantasy. Merry Christmas.


  10. Hi Connie great post what a special gift for your friend. She will love it.
    You are right we have all had 'those days' - sometimes you just want to curl up and let the world go by.

  11. Don't be so hard on yourself...roses are so hard to paint! I think your effort was good though...I know your partner will be delighted! I have a tiny little tree in the dining room with mostly pink on it and I love it. I don't have all that many pink ornaments or I would do a bigger one. You are gonna have a nice collection by next year!

    Hugs ~ Angie

  12. Love your pink posts. Will be coming back more often.

  13. I love that "Home" sign! Did you cut it out, or can they be bought somewhere?


  14. that is just lovely Connie, you have absolutely nothing to be ashamed of! Rachaelxo


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