Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Keeping Busy

While being out of work has had devastating consequences, and feels pretty darn awful too, I have been keeping as busy as possible.

I've been doing a lot of writing, mostly for Yahoo's Associated Content on health news. It is fun and challenging and I make about .05 cents for every kabillion hits each article gets, so far to the tune of about $1. Woo hoo!!

If you are so inclined, you can find my stuff here:

http://contributor.yahoo.com/user/911950/marie_cooper_lpn_ma.html

Become a fan, Stumble me, Tweet me, leave a comment, help me earn that next .05 cents!

I have been doing a lot of sewing too and have several unfinished projects. Here are some of the things I have been working on.


I was going to make this into a pillow, but now I am thinking maybe a wall hanging:




I embroidered eyelet and then added a fabric flower.  This will be a little pillow:








This will be a holiday pillow:



A sunflower surrounded by leaves.  I am not sure what this will be.  Maybe an insert into a tote bag?:


A vintage design that reminded me of my home from the same era.  I will frame and keep this one:


My motto:




A scarf I made for myself out of super soft cotton, in yellow, my favorite color.  Still putting the fringe on:


A hat for a friend's nephew, but I don't like the way it turned out.  So...




I'm making a whole new one out of cream colored cotton.



I have more things I've finished and have for sale on Etsy.  Check out my site if you need a nice gift or just want to treat yourself.  :)

http://www.etsy.com/shop/stitchesthroughtime


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4 comments:

Pricilla said...

The little blue hat is very cute....I am most critical of my stuff too.

Marie said...

It looks better in the picture than in person. lol There is just something about it. It's too...limp. And you can't gussy up a boy's hat the way you can for a girl.

Bayspinner said...

Hi, Marie - I've been reading a medical blog you might enjoy - Healthcare As Though People Mattered - http://healthcareasthoughpeoplematter.blogspot.com/
I can't complain about my cancer treatment, but healthcare overall is a mess.
Regards from the banks of the Chesapeake

Marie said...

Thanks Bayspinner. :) I actually have read this doctor's blog before, but haven't checked it out in a while. Thanks for reminding me.

Regards back from the Jersey Shore. Miss you.