Sunday, January 18, 2009

So much to learn

I am happy to say that I have started on another adventure. I joined a yahoo group to learn how to make graphics using psp. It has been a lot of fun right now, but it has totally consumed me. I am sure to become a psp addict. But I hopefully will learn a lot to create some pretties to share with you. I am also hoping to be able to make some gorgeous headers for my blog.
I am also in the process of making valentines. I want to start making an altered book as well. I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to do all I wish to accomplish. I don't understand how anyone can say they are bored. I don't think I have ever been bored a day in my life.
It has been a snowy weekend here in MA and the perfect thing to do on a snow day is to make a hot batch of beef stew. Oh it was so good, I also made hot corn muffins to go with it. My family was in their glory.
I wish I had the time to join in on pink Saturday as I love that a lot, but it will be a little before I have time to reach all the pink Saturday bloggers....
until next time...stay warm


WhineNRoses said...

Oh I know what you mean about always working!! I know I am never bored either!!!
Can't wait to see some of your projects!!!

Raggedy Girl said...

I so agree with you, how can anyone be bored as there are just not enough hours in the day to do all the great things that homemaker can do.
Roberta Anne

Happy To Be said...

Ellen how exciting about trying something new girl..I love that new header picture you have very pretty...hope you have a great day dear friend...hugs and smiles Gloria

A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Ellen! Just found your bloggie. I'm from MA originally and in CT now. . . . brrrrhhhhhh we're still in a bit of a deep freeze. My middle daughter lives in Boston and she had 6" of snow in the city yesterday * Ugh! So glad to have found you!

PS * I turned 50 this year, too :)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What an adorable banner your sister made for you. Sooo meaningful.
I would be interested in the web address you used to make the 'Book of your Mother' from.
M.L. @ the house of whimsy

alicesg said...

Isn't the computer great. We can learn so much from it. Have a nice weekend. :)

Melissa Miller said...

How pretty Ellen!

Hope all is well.
~Melissa :)

Beaded ornaments

My 50th Birthday banner my sister made for my surprise party

Hedda Hopper


May 2, 1890

Feb. 1, 1966
Actress, Journalist. Despite a 23 year career that encompassed over 120 motion picture appearances and chorus girl roles on Broadway to motion pictures, she is best remembered for her newspaper column and radio show that focused exclusively on Hollywood gossip, a subject she was able to tell more about to her audience due to her Hollywood insider status. Born Elda Furry in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania, she left school to act on Broadway. In 1913 she married marquee star William DeWolfe, a man who was 32 years her senior. They had one son, and divorced in 1922, but she kept his name for the rest of her life (and changed her name to Hedda on the advice of a numerologist). In 1931 she began “The Hedda Hopper Show”, which initially ran as a 15 minute gossip show mostly devoted to Hollywood marriages and divorces. Enormously popular, it ran until 1951, and on the strength of its popularity she started the “Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood” column in the Los Angeles Times in 1938. She steadily gained a reputation for exposing tidbits about the lives of Hollywood figures, and created a character of herself in her own right, especially in regard to her vast collection of sometimes outrageous hats, and a long standing feud with rival gossip columnist Louella Parsons. With the advent of television’s popularity in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he radio show waned, but she herself became a staple of television programs and game shows, being a frequent panelist on “What’s My Line?’, and appear on shows like “I Love Lucy”, “The Colgate Variety Hour” and “The Beverly Hillbillies”. In 1960 she received the Journalistic Merit award, and published her autobiography “The Whole Truth and Nothing But!”, which recapped her over 20 years or being an Hollywood insider. She died in Los Angeles of double pneumonia in 1966, working right up until her passing. As a Hollywood icon, she created a number of friends and enemies; she gave harsh advice to actress Ida Lupino, which helped her gain recognizable part, but was despised by actress Joan Bennett, who once sent her a skunk. In 1985 a movie about the feud between her and Parsons was released as “Malice in Wonderland”, which Jane Alexander as Hedda Hopper and Elizabeth Taylor as Louella Parsons