I know it’s only June 3rd but June gloom has really shown up. It’s been gloomy and I Love it. I wish our entire summer was gloomy, but I know it won’t be. It’s going to be a million degrees before we know it.
I had an uneventful weekend. I’ve been needing a lazy weekend and aside from making this cake
I’ll have to keep practicing on the drip part because it needs help LOL. Other than that. I’m proud of my cake.
Aside from showing off my cake I also wanted to tell you that…
Life is about learning to balance on one leg.
Because we don’t always land on both our feet.
Have a great week <3
I finally sat down to sew. It’s been so long time and I needed it. I made myself a zipper pouch using this fabric.
I had been wanting to make myself a pouch for a long time and just never got around to doing it. I Love sewing. It takes me back to when I would spend hours in the darkroom developing film or printing photos. To me they are so similar and I’m probably the only person that sees it that way.
I haven’t made one of these pouches in years and look at me, I sewed it wrong.
I feel like a rookie lol
It looks fine, but the zipper opening is on the right and it should have been on the left side. I’m still going to use it and next time I’m going to pay attention to what I’m doing.
Have a great week. Danigirl if you’re reading this, Tia Loves you.
As Mother’s Day is coming to an end, I can’t help but feel such emptiness in my heart. My first Mother’s Day without Tyson. People may say he was just a dog, but to me he was my baby. Like most moms I was there when he started dog obedience school. When he got and ear infection I had to make sure he took his antibiotics. When he had the stomach flu and he refused to eat out of his bowl, I hand fed him to make sure he ate. I like most moms rushed him to the hospital when his face started swelling because he was stung by a bee and he was allergic. I would cry like a baby when he would get his shots, the sad look in his eyes wondering why I let the vet poke him. Then there was the time he had a growth on his elbow. When the vet told me he had to do a biopsy because it could be cancer. CANCER? I wanted to fall to the floor and cry my eyes out. How could this be? I waited 3 days to get the results. The 3 longest days of my life. Then the vet called and told me my little guy was okay.
Oh Tyson I miss you so much. I Love you baby guy and the only comfort I have on days like this. Is knowing you’re with my dad now. Biting his ear and him playing with yours. Sitting right by him like you always did. Mom Loves you baby guy. Thank you for Loving me unconditionally.
Thank you for the beautiful friendship.
I miss you and I Love you.
Yesterday beat me up. At one point I wondered how I was going to get past the day and come out okay. Then I saw these pictures of Tyson.
No matter what was going on and I truly mean this when I say it. Tyson would always make me happy.
Thank you baby guy for Loving your mom as much as you did. I miss you baby and I Love you.
Happy Tyson Tuesday.
Thank you Mother Earth for beautiful places like Aruba.
It’s amazing that even fences can’t stop Mother Earth from being amazing.
I Love walking this trail on my way to and from work. I’ve seen so many changes in the trees and plants. But the one constant is Mother Earth is always brining new greenery to life.
These aren’t the greatest photos. But if you Love Mother Earth as much as I do. They will make your heart as happy as they make mine.
Respect your Mother.
I promised my niece I’d update as often as possible. So here I am, on the train headed home and I decided to update.
I Love these throw blanket kits from Joann’s.
Not only are they super easy to make, I don’t have to worry about coordinating fabric and they so warm. You’re supposed to cute 1 inch strips all the way around and tie the strips and your blanket is done. It’s usually what I do when I make them for other people. But for these 2 I decided to sew them. I like mine sewn better than tied.
This was my last project of 2018. For my nephew Kieran.
This one I made for myself.
Uh oh my train arrived at my destination, I better hurry off before conductor closed the doors and I get stuck on there until the next stop.
Thank you Hugo for living your life so laid back, for always smiling and for always being so helpful, for being so nice and always making everybody laugh.
I don’t have as many stories of Hugo as those closest to him. So at his services when we were asked if anybody wanted to say some words about Hugo.
I didn’t stand up. I should have, but the chicken shit in me took over and I just sat there. I sat there listening at all the things his friends and family were saying. They all shared similar stories. They all talked about his love for food, for adventure, his love for his family and life.
When I first started working with my friend Diana. I thought it was the cutest thing that Hugo would pick her up for lunch every couple of weeks. She’d always come back with something funny to say that Hugo did. Sometimes she even had that look on her face of excitement like when couples start dating. Almost like they were getting to know each other. That is my favorite thing about them as a couple. After being together for so many years they still went on dates, they still said I love you when they talked on the phone and they were truly excited to be in each other’s company. Then you add Abby and Jeremy and their level of happiness goes higher than the sky. Diana has always been one of those moms that has so much pride in her voice and in her eyes when she talks about her kids. And Hugo is one of those dads who’s pride shows in every single fun thing they do together.
Hugo was such a foodie. Him and Diana would take the kids to the Anaheim Art Walk every time I had a booth there. They would stay the entire time and pretend they were there to support me. They think I don’t know that they were actually there for the food trucks LOL. The look on their faces was of 5 year old’s at a candy store. From tots from Mess hall Canteen to crepes from Crepes Bonaparte. They love their food! But my favorite thing and what I will carry in my heart is the day they picked up my huge containers of stuff I was going to be selling at the Art Walk. Took it to down town Anaheim for me. Hugo started to unpack my stuff. Diana quickly TRIED to put a stop to it, because she knows how picky I am and how I like to do everything myself. Hugo set up my tables anyway. He taped the cables down and out of the way so nobody would trip over them. And then OMG he saw the candles. I don’t even remember what he yelled but Diana and I turned around wondering what he was so excited about. A few days before I was on Instagram live making washi tape candles and he was logged on watching me make them. So when he saw them he realized it was what I was making on IG Live. It was the funniest thing. I will always carry that in my heart Hugo. You took the time to help me when you didn’t have to. you taped the cords down when I didn’t even think to. You set up my tables for me even when you knew how picky I was. You took your wife and kids to every art walk I was a part of and not only purchased from my small business but you guys took your time and went to every vendors booth. Those are the selfless things I will always remember.
I am probably rambling. I would have been a mess if I had actually stood up to talk at his services.
So I will leave you with some of my favorite photos I had the honor of taking a few years ago.
Your adventure continues Hugo. When you come across my dad, you will know it’s him because he will talk your ears off. But I promise you, you are in for some fun times with him.