Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Christmas to Letterboxer's, Geocacher's, and All my Swap-Bot friends



I hope you have all had a great year at the game(s) of your choice, I know I certainly did during the parts of it I was well. I am looking forward to 2010 being an awesome year without too much real life getting in the way!

I will be offline later today as we move but hope to be back up by late tonight or tomorrow sometime as withdrawals will be starting by then!

Merry Christmas!



Saturday, December 12, 2009

Nancy Drew is Flying Home!

She has solved her latest mystery and now with a group of friends is winging her way back to River Heights so keep your eyes open for her!
JennieGee



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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Quilling Ring on its way!


mailed off tonight the LTC/ATC's are one there way back to their owners. Wait until you see the "Time" one it is so fantastic! Here is a pretty picture of some quilled flowers for you to look at while you wait.

Friday, December 4, 2009

I just had the funnest night I have ever had since I got ill 4 years ago!

Last night we went to the Festival of Trees Gala Dinner and Auction to help support the arts in the community. It included a silent and a live auction (I donated a very small basket of my handmade ornaments to the silent auction and they winning bid was $60, I was blown away as I was hoping that they would at least get $20 for them. It was so cool to see bidding on something I made!

I ended up winning 4 items in the silent auction and this wreath that is so beautiful in the live auction. In the live one I thought some one had out bid me and I had reached the end of my budget so I resigned myself to not getting it and then all of a sudden the auctioneer called sold on my number and I was astounded! I have taken a picture to show you but the picture doesn't do it justice, It is unbelievably beautiful in real life.


The 4 things I also won were 2 identical little mug/hot choc, and goodies baskets, they were very inexpensive and 2 medium size gift baskets that were about half their retail price. I now have most of my Christmas shopping done as I opened the baskets and there are things I can use for all sorts of family members. I figure combining this stuff with the $150 worth of merchandise that have on my Shoppers Drug mart Optimum points card, I should have 95% of my Christmas shopping done.

There was this coolest purse made from recycled wrappers (misprints and overstock that would have been thrown out otherwise and it is so beautiful with all its bright colours, I have a picture of that of it too.

It was such a fun evening,in fact, I had forgotten it was possible to have that much fun! Of course afterward we went outside afterward and it was snowing like crazy to reality came crashing back!LOL!

JennieGee

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Here is a card from a stamp I made last year


Tuesday, December 1, 2009

UPDATE FOR ATLASQUEST FRIENDS

Hey every one,




I know I have let a lot of people I consider really good friends down this summer/fall and I am literally ill about it.



I want to explain about what I have been going through health wise and what my plans for all the rings and singles I have.



You have all known I have a bad hip and leg that causes me with great pain sometimes and that I am on constant heavy painkillers to keep that under control. Now if that was my only issue during this past period of time there would have been no problems as I have traded easily and on time with that issue frequently. However, at the beginning of the summer/ perhaps late spring I ended up in the hospital as I spiraled out of control to the extreme and I had a bunch of other symptoms that landed me in ICU for a chunk of my stay due mainly to breathing/aspiration issues. (the good news is I hardly remember any of that part). While I was in the hospital they asked me to speak to the one and only psychiatrist during this time as I have always had panic and anxiety issues but they got much worse after the ICU stay.



She diagnosed me with extreme anxiety disorder. This consists of panic attacks and some days the inability to deal with ANYTHING. I become literally frozen, unable to do or decide what to do , so I end up doing nothing as that is all I am capable. A lot of times this summer I was so frozen I couldn't leave my bedroom and was unable to talk to anyone in person or on the net. This disorder is slowly getting better with an anti-depressant that is also designed to help with aniity. We have been increasing mu dosage slowly each month and by Jan. I should be at the maximum dosage that we have been aiming for. We will then start decreasing very slowly as I currently take 30 mg of Valium 5 times a day (anyone who knows about this drug probably has their eyes popping out their heads right now as that is an Extremely high dose and most people would be dead if they took that dose while I don't even fall asleep {I have been on it for a year at this dose.}



I have been unable to respond to people who have attempted to get ahold of me due to being paralyzed by the whole situation. Like I mentioned I an starting to improve on this drug which is why I able to write this letter now.



I know that there will be some people who have never experienced the mental issues I have been happening and won't be able to understand why I just didn't get my s&%T together and just send the stuff out. An anxiety disorder, esp. an extreme one like I have just can't be explained. Usually it is something you understand as either you or a loved one who has suffered from it. I wish there was a better way to help you understand how debilitating this disorder into words but I don't want to do it. I have managed to get a very small pension to from the Canada Pension Plan for being disabled but it is well under $1000 a month so it helps with our finances.



It is very embarrassing and frankly humiliating to have to tell people about my mental illness on top of my physical one but it is very important you understand why I have been gone. It's mot that I don't care, in fact I think of those packages every day.



Obviously they need to be sent out and I an going to chip away at them over the next couple weeks (we are moving Jan. 1 and it is my goal not to take any of them with me as they have all been sent). They won't be in the order that the swaps were set up in, I am going to choose a bag after each mailing, one that doesn't make me feel over whelmed and I think I should be able to get them all out this month.



I just have 2 more important things to day which is why they are in all capitals:



1) WHILE I DO HAVE SOME OF THE CARDS MADE A FEW OTHERS i WILL HAVE TO WHIP UP.THEE PROBLEM IS THE DOCTOR DOESN'T WANT ME CARVING FOR WHAT 'COULD' BE ANOTHER 6 MONTHS(MY HIP AND LEG PROBLEM ARE ON THE LEFT AND SO IS MY CARVING HAND AND HE WANTS ME TO REST THAT WHOLE SIZE) SO FOR THOSE i WILL HAVE TO MAKE ATC'S AND NOT LTC'S FOR. I WILL TRY TO USE SOME OF MY OLDER STAMPS BUT THERE IS NO GUARANTEE THAT THERE WON'T BE MUCH IN THE WAY OF STAMPS ON THE CARDS OTHER THAN MY SIG. STAMP. I DO HAVE LOTS OF COOL PAPER AND ACCESSORIES SO THEY SHOULD BE NICE CARD.



20 THE OTHER THING, AND POSSIBLY MORE IMPORTANT IS THAT i DELETED ALL NEW MAIL IN MY ACCOUNT AS THERE WERE 17 PAGES OF UNREAD LETTER. IF YOU HAVE CONTACTED ME AND YOU DIDN'T GET A RESPONSE FROM ME AND THE MESSAGE IS STILL RELEVANT THEN PLEASE MESSAGE ME AGAIN AND i WILL BE ABLE TO GET BACK TO YOU RATHER THAN ME BE IN THE MIDDLE OF 17 PAGES TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHICH OF ANY MESSAGES AREN'T SO OLD THEY DON'T MATTER ANY MORE.



It is very important to me to get these sent out and show that I will never ever become a real black hole and will always send things out, just in this case not when I wanted to.



Thank you all my AtlasQuest Friends and once this is all squared away I will still be welcomed into swaps, although I plan not to make very many commitments at the same time to keep from something like this to occur again. I would also like to than Sue (you know who you are) for trying to help me as much as she could although I was really wasn't in a position mentally to really get back to here much.



I am also going to post this on my blog so those of you who may not catch it in this forum posting and feel free to share the info with others.



I love you all!

JennieGee

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Some ATC's for a friend

These are for my leader of my Hello Kitty swap as we are not swap partners but she saw the ones I had made and really liked them so I made some for her, She knows not to look here until she receives them. What do you think?




Monday, November 16, 2009

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Porcelain Ornaments







I had several porcelain balls that turned out fabulous and we may drive to Grand Prairie (2hours away and an hour different time zone. So if you leave here at 7am it will be 10am when you get there even though you only drove for 2 hours, its a pain in the rear)to get some more because I think the will dell really well, they are so colourful. Check them out!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

These are the things I have been making for the Christmas market. Only 10 more days of making ornaments until it's show time. This is my first year so I hope it turns out well and I have decent sales. It runs for a couple weeks.
All the stuff

Vases

Ribbbon Rose Balls

Ornaments for the kids

More ornament for the kids

Med. Size Alcohol Ink Painted Glass Ball

Large Glass Ball

Alcohol Ink Cups

Sponged painted heart jar

Another large glass ball








A Few New Cards

I made while I was having a rest today

Memorie Glass Squares with Alcohol Ink



I made these a few months ago and really like the different looks you can get,they are only about an inch and a half square in reality.







Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Here are a whole bunch of ATC's









































It's amazing what you can make in bed if your willing to make a mess, and the boredom is overwhelming. Here are the latest ATC's I made last week when I was feeling awful with a cold. I feel so much better now, my health seems to be improving and I expect to become more active especially on Atlas Quest (boy do I owe you patient people) as soon as I finish painting ornaments for this huge art sale that I got roped into.


JennieGee