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Sunday, October 25, 2009

I'm Still Here~ Creating ~ Some Cooler Weather Wear

My dear Blogging Fellows...are you still with me here? 

Wow, what a week I have had. I knew last week was going to be I have had very little time to be on a computer.  I have missed my daily trips into visit.  I am also so sorry for NOT getting back to those what have commented in the past few weeks, Forgive Me, Please?

I was working with 2 of my dearest friends over that past 2 weeks and had been planning a luncheon for 100+ girls.  The Luncheon was this past Thursday.  I am SO mad at myself for once again NOT remembering to bring my camera.  When Will this become 2nd nature? just picking up the camera and keeping it with me at all times? man!!

Anyway...we spent this week, going over our plans, filling goody bags, buying enough food for 100+, baking 20lbs of chicken breast, cutting up chicken and enough Romaine Lettuce to feed those girls plus staff.  That didn't take into account the extras we had to put on their salads, plating rolls and home baked cookies in about 2 hours.  And..this was all before the lunch ever happened.  Thankfully, all the decorations I had used for my dear friends daughters wedding, in August, were once again put to good use.  GIRLS just love PINK, huh? with lots of orange thrown in! 
Okay, then there's actually setting up and decorating, which turned out mighty fine!
Thursday got us up early to get all the food prepped and ready to serve.
Thank God for willing volunteers and many hands and feet who helped make this lunch for the Girls a success.
This was a very important lunch.  Our girls go to a Christian High School and we were fortunate to have a woman speaker come talk to the girls about being a Godly Woman especially with all the mixed signals that they deal with on a daily basis.  I heard from the Bible teacher the girls loved it and it was well received.  Hearing that makes it so worth ALL the time that went into it behind the scenes.  Also, so many made sure to THANK us as they left that day.

Now anytime I am involved in a project like this, I know the down side will hit me and it did.  I was battling with seasonal stuff all week just feeling like my *Tail was a Dragon*...which made me grumpy, tired and embarrassed to say I had a few temper tantrums in between all of the flurry of activity I was involved in, Yep, lil ole me is NOT perfect! lol
And then, Yesterday I awoke to a headache that just grew all day until I had to take Migrane meds to get rid of it.  This is SO not how I want to be. I get frustrated cause I want to do so much more if I could just *think* right. 

So sorry for rambling...
I did get to escape a few hours this past week to work on some unfinished Christmas items.  This sweet Snowman Shadow Box is one of those items I ticked off my LOOOONG list of TO DO's. I am hoping to list him in the next few days.

Now with the the cooler temps upon us... I thought I'd share a Sweatshirt that I have painted and is listed right now in my etsy shop.  I LIVE in layers during the cooler days of fall and  winter in an attempt to keep warm.  I am always cold! Sweatshirts are my first grab on a cold winters day!   And if they have pretty roses handpainted on them...well...that makes them all the more wearable, in my book!  So...if you are looking for a special gift for a hard to find person, what better way to give a gift than to give one that is handpainted .
This HEART of Roses is on a Navy background, size Large and is the loose fitting band.  This has been heat set for years of wash and wear.  I have one that I painted for myself which has seen many washes and looks just like I had first painted it.  The KEY is heat setting it to your fabric.

Thanks so much for stopping by...I LOVE your comments and really do read them all. I promise to try and be better about getting back to all of you who take the time to leave you sweet messages!


PS...Be sure to keep checking back...I have a BIG giveaway announcement coming up!


Anonymous said...

WOW... Sounds like you have barely had time to rest for yourself!!
I just love the sweatshirt... It is so beautiful!! Especially set on a dark background!!
Hope things slow down for you soon....

Connie said...

Lorena, you getting "grumpy"???? Does not compute, sugar!! I'm sure you are glad that luncheon is over though.

The sweatshirt is gorgeous, honey! But rest up now with simply crafting and relaxing...



Hi Lorena,
Pictures would have been so much fun!!!
We all have THOSE were busy and had A LOT going on!!
The shadow box is sweet and the sweat shirt very pretty.
Guess I better check back for your up coming giveaway...don't want to miss that.
Deb :)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Lorena, Oh my goodness you have been busy. The luncheon sounds wonderful and I am sure was a huge success. How special to do for the girls. I am sure this will be remembered for all times.

So sorry to hear that you had the huge migraine. I can relate to some of those, but not in awhile thankfully. Your shadowbox is darling as is the rose sweatshirt too. I used to paint them many years ago. Perfect on a cold fall or winter day. Yours is just gorgeous. Your talents and creativity are amazing.
Hope you can rest some this week and feel better.
Missed you.
Have a great week and blessings to you always my friend. Continued prayers too for good news in the job front.
Love you, Celestina Marie

Tuppence Crafts said...

Oh Lorena, you are a busy lady, and I thought I was busy!! I love your shadow box and your are so talented. I hope you have time to rest sounds like you really deserve it...God bless you..Patricia

Jennifer said...

LOrena ,The lunch sounds like it went great although kept you very busy.I understand those headaches thats for sure.I love your sweatshirt its just beautiful.The snowman box is adorable.Hugs,Jennifer

Katie said...

Lorena! So glad the luncheon was a success but of course we knew it would be! You were in charge!

Hey, buy a couple of disposable cameras and leave them in your car. Then when you realize you forgot your main camera - poof, there you go!

Vicki said...

Hello, Lorena,
That sweatshirt is so beautiful! I love everything about it! You are quite a lady to prepare a luncheon for all of those girls. My hat is off to you! I am so glad the girls heard a positive message. I know our teenage girls are under a lot of pressure to be a certain way. I am so hoping they will be happy to be who they are. Blessings to you and thank you for stopping by for a visit at Bunny Cottage. Vicki

Rita said...

Hi Lorena,
popped into your blog form some other blog whose name I forgot. Got intrigued by the name of your blog as i love roses and shabby chic as well hence the name of my blog Rita's Shabby Chic Rose, so decided to drop a visit. I'm glad i did
Love that beautiful sweatshirt of yours and a masterpiece, too. You are indeed an artist. painting on clothes is not that easy and you did a wonderful job.
Come and visit me at
I'll be glad to show you around.
Untiol then
best wishes

Rebecca said...

How lovely my friend! You are soooo very talented! Congrats on the 200th Post! Who ever knew we'd get this far! Huh?

Love to you!