Thursday, February 28, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my give-away. I am working on a few more fun things to add to it. I forgot to add, I will do the drawing on Sunday, March 2nd so still plenty of time to "de-lurk". Enjoy today.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
A platter that goes with my set of Johnson Brothers rose bouquet (another garage sale find) that we use all the time for special dinner parties, and a stack of 17 clear glass dessert plates for $4! The platter was marked $10 but they rang it at $9 because it had been there long enough to get marked down. What a deal! the platter is listed on replacements.com for $30.99. The dessert plates are just what we need for big family dinner parties and I love that they are so simple that they don't fight whatever china pattern I use. I did get a couple more things but I am waiting to show them to you until I finish a few projects...which leads me to the other reason for this post. One year ago today I stumbled and bumbled my way through my first post on this blog. I had no idea what I was doing or how much I would get out of this experience. It has been such a positive part of my life and I have loved every minute of it and every person I have met through sweet comments and the thoughts and experiences and creations you put into your own blogs! So here is what I am giving awayIt seems appropriate. After all you have all touched my heart in so many ways. The bliss charm represents the joy I find through this little piece of the world that is all mine to express myself in any way I choose. So I am giving you my heart and thanking you for the smiles and inspiration you have given me. I will be adding some more items as the week goes on. Just leave a comment on this post and your name goes in the hat. Thanks for making this a great year, I look forward to the next and to more fun with my "invisible friends":>)
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
And this is what I have been working on between my other two jobs! This tray is full of the buttons, jewelry and charms that I use to embellish my hearts. Yup! I have another batch ready for etsy and as soon as I am done with this post I am going to start listing them:>)
Not all are finished, but I hope to have this batch all finished and listed by Saturday afternoon. I still have some colors and styles to sew that aren't in this bunch, so if you don't see the ones you want, keep an eye open, I'll get to them! I plan to do some flea market and antique shop lurking with my sweetie tomorrrow, and maybe actually get the house cleaned up! I have today and Monday off from my school job for mid-winter break and I managed to convince my second job that they didn't need me today so I will have at least three days to just catch up. I will probably have to work the second job Monday though. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Get out there and do something fun, I know I'm going to:>)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Beauty and love are all my dream;
They change not with the changing day;
Love stays forever like a stream
That flows but never flows away;
And beauty is the bright sun-bow
That blossoms on the spray that showers
Where the loud water falls below,
Making a wind among the flowers.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
This beautiful pink pressed glass cake stand was a Christmas gift from Earl. He knows what I love and I love this! The little cup & saucer was a yard sale find.
And of course, I couldn't resist showing you a batch of hearts in the works. I should have some ready for etsy by friday. I see it's time to go to work now, yikes, got to go! See you all later:>)
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Give these girls some craft materials and they are happy as clams! I think they could have spent another hour making cards.
Aren't these cards just adorable?
On another note, I want to say thanks to everyone for all the love sent my way for the last post. I assure you I am not going away and will visit as often as possible. I have missed you this week but have a couple days off next week so hopefully I will get around to say hello. I have a few ideas for posts rolling around in my head and I will have them posted this week. In the meantime, I hope everyone has a great week! I plan to celebrate Valentines day every day this week:>)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
I will still be making my little hearts and I will have some back in the shop this weekend some time. With the hours I will be working it may be difficult for me to post as often as I should and it may be hard for me to visit you all every day or reply as often as I have in the past. I know that is considered "rude" in blogland, but please bear with me. I will be back to normal in a couple months. You won't be forgotten, I will still be stopping by, but with limited time you may not hear from me as much. So thanks, it doesnt seem like enough to say but there it is. You never know when a kind comment is just what someone needs to brighten their day. You have all brightened mine:>)
Sunday, February 3, 2008
Tomorrow Husband, youngest daughter and I are off to her college of choice for a scholarship awards luncheon. It will be a long drive and a long day but I hope worth it. Today was spent curled up on the couch watching movies with my daughters (Pay it Forward, good movie but kind of a bad ending) and now we are all off to superbowl parties where we haven't the slightest interest in who wins or loses, only in fellowship and what sounds like some tasty food! I hope all of you have a great ime tonight too. I see some are also headed to parties and some are staying home. Whatever you choose, I hope you have a relaxing and enjoyable evening!
Friday, February 1, 2008
It snowed last night,
the snowbears had a pillow fight
They tore up every cloud in sight
and tossed down all the feathers white,
Oh, it snowed last night
it snowed last night...
Did you ever sing that song in grade school? I remember it clearly almost every time it snows, which it did last night. I got another snow day today (Yay!) although my paid snow days are all used up (Boo!) but I enjoyed it none the less. A couple days ago Adrienne at With a Grateful Heart tagged me for the Four Things About Me meme. I am way overdue to play so here it is...
FOUR MOVIES WATCHED OVER AND OVER:
1. The Princess Bride
2. Pride & Prejudice
3. Wuthering Heights
4. White Christmas
FOUR PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
1. Union City, MI
2. Tekonsha, MI
3. Lansing, MI
4.Lake Orion, MI (I really get around don't I?)
FOUR SHOWS I WATCH:
2. This Old House
3. The Complete Jane Austin
4. Antiques Road Show
FOUR PLACES I HAVE BEEN:
2. Washington DC
3. Chandler, AZ
FOUR PEOPLE WHO EMAIL ME:
1. My Mother
2. My Brother
3. My Aunt in Florida
4. My Aunt and Uncle in Arizona
FOUR FAVORITE THINGS TO EAT:
4. Fresh, hot, home made bread slathered with butter!
FOUR PLACES I WOULD RATHER BE:
3. Florida to visit a dear friend
4. A cozy B&B with my sweet husband!
FOUR THINGS I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS YEAR:
1. My youngest daughters graduation open house
2. Getting my bedroom redone
4. Getting away somewhere with my hubby for a weekend
FOUR PEOPLE TO TAG: