Saturday, November 19, 2011

Ironman, etc......

Happy Saturday!

Hope that your weekend is off to a nice start.

I'd love for you to send up a few well wishes or prayers for our daughter's fiance, his dad, and her soon to be brother-in-law.  They are preparing to do an ironman tomorrow in Arizona.  Ugh!  I think that's a 2.5 mile swim, followed by something like a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a full marathon.  Did I mention Ugh?  Anyway, we'll be cheering them on from Farmington!

So...I'm pretty sure you are all on the edge of your seats, waiting to hear what the 'etc.' is!  I won't keep you in suspense.  Last night, grandson doggie, and little Sophie doggie decided to take on a skunk.  I'm quite certain that you have, by now, figured out the rest of the story.  Again, did I mention Ugh?  Oh my goodness.  It wasn't bad enough that they stunk, but they came inside before we realized that they had battled the stinky critter, and now it stinks in the house too!  And...if that wasn't bad enough, Sophie had the 'sickies' afterwards, and THAT stank worse than the skunk smell.  Bless her heart, she was a sick little gal last night.  

I have a couple of quick projects to show you today.  

First, using the pre-colored Doodle Pantry set, "12 Days of Christmas Mini's", and a very sparkly red wreath that was hiding at one of the dollar stores, here is my creation:

This set is so versatile!

Next, I have a little something I made up with some felt scraps.  If DD likes it, it will travel to Colorado next week.  If she doesn't, I'm not sure what I'll do with it!  Pretty self explanatory....made three of the little felt flowers, die cut a couple of Spellbinder leaves, put them all together, put a back on them, and then a pin back (not pictured).

I have an Itty Bitty Blog Candy for someone! 
I was lucky enough to have something in the last Scrap and Stamp Arts magazine, so they sent me a free copy.  However, since I subscribe, I now have two copies!  Time to share the wealth!  

No hoops to jump through - if you'd like the extra copy, just leave me a comment telling me that you'd like to have it.  I'll draw one name on Monday, from the comments left on today's post, and send the magazine out on Tuesday!

I'm off now, to do a few household chores.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you tomorrow!  I have a few projects using Inspired Stamps to show you :)

Have a great evening - hugs and smiles,
Patti J.

Food for thought: 
Your #1 competitor is seen every morning, looking back at you from your bathroom mirror!


Audrey Frelx said...

Patti, I love your wreath and felt flower -- both are so very pretty! You always do wonderful work!

I know I shouldn't laugh but the skunk incident is so funny! It reminds me while visiting my hubby's uncle last summer, he and his uncle were trying to run out a skunk who happened through an open door into the kitchen... yes, trying to coax him back out, hubby and his uncle got sprayed! Still isn't funny to my husband and he hates when I tell the story, but It's still hilarious to me and I have so much fun with him telling it. Unfortunately, the smell was still in the house when his aunt and I returned, although they'd finally gotten the critter out and had cleaned up as best they could.

Patti, you make it sound as if it's nothing having a project in a magazine -- that's wonderful!!! I'd love to see it!!! One of these days when I'm a big girl someone might ask to publish me!!!

I hope little Sophie is feeling better now, and I'll send up some knee-mails for your daughter's fiance and his family for their safety and success the ironman.

Hugs, my wonderful family-friend!

Lorie said...

Oh, dear Patti! I'm so sorry about the dogs vs skunk issue. That just stinks! LOL! Your wreath is amazing! What a super fun idea! And the pin for your pretty, I know she'll love it!

Sandy Trefger said...

Ewww Skunk smell! I feel your pain. I have not had that experience but I fear for it with a house of cats that like to roam in the woods and yes a skunk that does come by for cat food dinners now and then. Your wreath is beautiful and the flowers very lovely! I like them!! And I would LOVE a copy of the magazine if I should be so lucky. Have not seen that publication. Thanks! And I hope you have a wonderful weekend too. ~Sandy T.

Auntie Em said...

Oh my, you have been busy! Hope the poor little pooch is feeling better today. Some doggies just never learn! Hopefully it won't give you a headache as well.
LOVE your sweet little flower corsage. The colours are so soft and gentle. Very clever.
Your shiny red wreath is so festive and fun. It's always fun to find something strange at a $store and alter it to look like something great!
Thanks for sharing and hope the Ironmen all fare well! :)

Kathy W. said...

Gorgeous wreath Patti! Love the pin too..thanks for sharing. So sorry to hear about your dog.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

wonderful creations and those images from DP are so very versatile! Your wreath is so pretty!
I hope your sweet dog is recuperating from her trama with the skunk.My dog got skunked and we let her in the house not realizing until she ran in...My sons started vomiting because she (the dog) had got sprayed by a momma and her 3 babies who were traveling through our yard! My hsband took her upstairs to the main family bathroom to wash her in the tub...big mistake! That bathroom was the center of "he double l" for about a month afterwards! lol!
Your flower corsage is very pretty too!
I would love your extra copy of the magazine... What did you have featured in it?
PS good luck to the "Ironman" challengers!

Mau xx said...

Will certainly be wishing the future in-laws well and saying a prayer for their safety Patti. My Grandson and Son-in Law have done these events and I know how difficult they are. My Eldest Grandson has just climbed the 3 peaks in 24hrs challenge, 1 peak in England.1 in Wales & 1 in Scotland....travelling from one to the other between climbs....stupid! This Grandma doesn't agree with this particular challenge one bit :(( xx
Love your creations Patti, the flowers are so pretty xx hope poor Sophie is soon feeling better xx

Dawnll said...

Oh your poor baby-how awful to tangle with a stinker. I would be sick if I did I know I would.
I still have nightmares of being at my inlaws when there chi chi barked at one just as they opened the door and it sprayed into the house. What a fun holiday that was!!!
Sending prayers and good wishes for the family to survive the iron man competition
Sending hugs my friend.
Thanks for the sweet comment on my publication.

Iris said...

Ah, skunks strikes again! Hope Sophie doggy feels better soon! And the ironman, I am feeling exhausted just reading about it! Love the sparkly wreath and awesome flowers! Thanks for sharing!

Amy Johnson said...

Your wreath and felt flower pin are so creative!

So sorry to hear about your doggie. I can only imagine the smell. Ugh!

CraftinGranny said...

OMG, did you bathe them in tomato juice??? LOL I heard that's about the only thing that will get rid of the smell. Poor Sophie, bet she doesn't get close to another one. Love the wreath Patti and your daughter will love the pin. Have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. "Hugs"

The Other Patti Sue said...

OMGosh poor little puppies...Beautiful wreath and I'm sure you DD will love your pin! Have a super great weekend!

Shirley said...

I used to jog 5 miles 3 times a week, so I kind of get their hype, but not totally. :-)

I hear you on the skunks. I am allergic to animals period now and so I am jealous, even of this. LOLOL Miss my dogs.

Love your wreath and how clever with the flowers too!!

Rufus said...

Oh poor doggies! Poor you! I've heard all sorts of things that are supposed to work, but personally never found one that really did. Ironman, huh? Makes me tired to just read about it. If I tried that I'd need more than just good thoughts!
You throw off...oh got published it's nothing. It's BIG! Congrats!! I'd love to have your extra copy to check out your piece. Thanks for the chance.

Lorianna said...

Oh my!!
That's what I call a bad day for ALL involved!!!

Your projects are beautiful!!!
But then again, you are always so creative!!
Thanks so much for sharing your talent with all of us!!
Thanks so much for offering such a great bit of blog candy too!!
Would love to see your article!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Patti, I love your project. This has to be one of Laurie's best Christmas sets! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Not much worse than the stink from a skunk ... poor puppies and poor YOU!

Sending best wishes to those participating in the Ironman. I'm exhausted just reading about what they will be doing!

Love your wreath. Sure wish my scraps turned into nice creations like your flowers, Patti.

craftieodmae said...

ah, poor baby, but given the chance, she will do it your creations!!!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome use of the 12 days of Christmas images and so sorry about the skunk,ugh would be the right word:)

AllisonG said...

Love your wreath and your felt flowers! On the skunk issue, I just have two words for you - TOMATO JUICE. Sorry that happened.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh Patti, your skunk story is awful .. but I must confess, totally hilarious! Hopefully they'll not do that again in a hurry!
Your wreath is fabulous, people will be coming up to knock your door just to have a better look LOL!

Elizabeth Hart said...

That wreath is a work of art - seriously - that is a wonderful creation! Love it!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Congrats to you!!! I didn't know that issue was out yet. I guess that means my bird projects didn't make the cut. I will have to check you out on the newstands! Woowhooooo!

That skunk story is crakin' me up! Poor Sophie.

Very creative felt flowers! I'm sure DD will love them!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Still trying to figure out how I missed so many of your posts. I did a back up and saw this about the doggies! Poor babies! Looks like you have been very busy. Gorgeous work as always, my friend!

Vicki said...

Patti that is one awesome wreath!! I love it! So sorry about the grand doggie and Sophie! That was one skunky story! Hope you have an awesome Thanksgiving hon!



Amanda Mertz said...

Cool pin Patti! That would look cute on a winter coat! The wreath is super sweet too! You can add some hearts and use it for Valentine's day too! TFS!

Dawn Frost said...

What a fantastic wreath and a great idea!

Karen Howard said...

Hope your doggie smells and feels better, the pic of her is gorgeous! Love the wreath, is fabulous! Hugs, Karen