Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Been working hard to complete kits for the Jubilee. I did take a few minutes to start on my 25 days of Christmas album yesterday. I am using chipboard and making my album 12x4. Almost like a paint sample book. I can't wait to start with the pictures and December 1st is Saturday, The Jubilee. So if you are coming, be prepared to have your picture taken. Above is the album cover. I love this old looking paper. Below is a few items that we may create on Saturday. Guess which ones.......? Have a happy week!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Okay, it is Iron Bowl Weekend and Hubby is not happy. Apparently Alabama did not come to play ball, he said this in the first quarter. I on the other hand, enjoy this ball game for the cheese dip. I have had my cheese dip and sausage balls, looked at my new Creating Keepsakes, so now what do I do? This is going to be a long night. I try to act interested, by sitting in the same room with hubby. Because I am not a sports lover, I also learned not to ask questions. I think he likes that I sit quietly and don't ask questions. I cheer for Alabama, but now I have a niece in Auburn, so I have to cheer for them too. So may the best team win.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A Thankful Heart
I just wanted to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I am so thankful for each one of my friends, blog readers, my family, and each person that has walked into my shop, I enjoy talking to each one of you.
Sometime you think about how busy you are and how in the world are you going to complete one more task. There is always time or it doesn't need to be done. I am thankful for my free time, my busy times and my not so busy life. My life has changed, filled up in the last few years, but I am even thankful for that, and them.
I don't know what I would do with out any of you, so please travel safe, even if it is only next door.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Although I will not be hosting a house full of Thanksgiving guest this year, I am extremely busy. Only 12 day till the Jubilee, I do have to take a few things to Moms for thanksgiving, we have started cleaning the basement, this will take several evenings, still looking for that perfect sofa I want, and I want it before Christmas, 9 year old out of school and will be at the shop with me the next 2 days, started my shopping yesterday, with the 9 year old in tow, all of the family is dealing with sinus problems, cleaned out my closet yesterday, trying to get my clown outfit made before 12-6, and I can't put up any of the trees until we paint in my bedroom, move furniture in the boys room and getting a live tree for the den, so it will wait a few weeks. I have to keep remembering this is the season to be jolly and thankful.
Preacher ask Sunday for us to think of 5 things each day this week that we are thankful for. Can you? It is harder than you think.
We started yesterday.

1. family, friends
2. health
3. jessica working, trying
4. stayed in good mood while shopping
5. my mom is hosting Thanksgiving

9 year old grandson
1. friends
2. family
3. school, and learning
4. books, i like to read
5. games

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Well, it is that time of year, time for "Jerri's Jingling Jubilee". I really enjoy coming up with new items and I always over do. But I love it. I am going more altered this year. The tins above are one project. I said I would give a few hints. The black and white picture I ask you to bring will be cut to fit the inside of this tin. Oh, I am so excited. There is glitter all over the place again this year. I only have one problem, I have to narrow down what we are going to create that day. I already have over 10 items that will be on the line up. Are you ready?

Sunday, November 11, 2007

There is a lesson to be learned here.
Went to Auction on Saturday night and bought this cute kitchen cabinet, hubby loaded it on the truck and I paid, now we are on our way home. Talking about pricing this cute cabinet and then we hear this loud bang. Well, we pull off, to ( we think) sit the cabinet back up and it is gone. So we turned around and got all our pieces.
Used Kitchen Cabinet
Been repaired, some damage.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Ready 4 a Christmas Challenge
I am going make a album of the
31 Days of Christmas
I can't tell you what blog I read this on,
I have spent all morning trying to find it again.
But I am going to use the Ali Edwards method.
Take several photos each day for 31 days, collect memorabilia,
take note of each day as it happens,
And in January I will make a
31 days of Christmas album.
I am planning on using chip board.
Want to join me?
Oh, come on.
Just a few of the items I am going to take pictures of
Christmas CD, I enjoy
Ice on the windshield
Tree without leaves
different decoration as they go up in my neighborhood.
Do you have any ideas now?
I know it is a busy time of year, but at least give it a try.
E-mail me if you want to join in on this adventure.
So we can help each other out.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The old sewing box
I always love buying old sewing containers. You never know what you will get. They were the junk drawer of today. I found a Christmas bulb, keys, clicker( I have been looking for one of these forever), eyelets, a letter, receipts, sticker # from a remote, and assorted sewing items. I was so intrigued in my goodies, that I was smiling and singing along to the radio, when a customer came in and commented on how happy I was that morning. Doesn't take alot to make some people smile. I hope you find your tub of happiness today.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Happy Birthday to Me!!!
Having a wonderful birthday today, lots of calls, cards,visitors, flowers from hubby and goodies. My BBF came to the shop and spent a few hours with me to day, armed with presents and cake. We had a great time.
Another friend, Jennifer wrote and brought this cute poem, I just had to share. Love you all and Thank you for making my day special.
you know they say "everytime" a bell rings.
an angel gets her wings...
well I have more to say
about ringy dingy things.

i hope when the phone rings
its always a trusted friend.
i hope when the slots ring
it's sevens and you win
i hope when your ears ring
its fireworks from the forth
when you hear from the center ring
its truly the greatest show on earth.
i hope when the doorbell rings
its a giant check and balloons
and when a word rings true
i hope its spoken by you
when someone blows a smoke ring
may it be up your ass.
and when you get a diamond ring
may it not be made of glass
i've run out of rhyming words
about ringy dingy things
well, hell! here's your bell.