Sunday, December 28, 2008

New years always brings a sense of organization. I always wanted a organized home. I did have a organized home for about a month, when we moved into the house. I unpacked and put everything in it's place. And now today it is where ever I can put it out of sight. I got a call on my cell phone today and by the time I had found it,they had hung up. I did not recognize the # and they did not leave a message. But I thought the # looked like , I should know it. So I looked for my phone book. And I thought it was in my studio, under all the stuff. So to find the #, I cleaned, I moved items from one area to another. Put items away, hung completed items on the wall, found things I had looked for last month, found a Christmas present I forgot to give, found my gardening gloves, found my square punch , I had been looking for but I still did not find my phone book. So, I have now a ....well, lets say organized as it can be studio. And you know I won't be able to create a thing, until I can't see my table again. So hears to organization. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas,
We wish you a Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Years!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Well, we are in the home stretch, down to the wire, Christmas is just around the corner.
Are you ready?
Are the stocking hung by the chimney with care?
Has the figgy pudding been baked or made?
Have you checked you list, check it twice?
It is beginning to feel alot like Christmas, 33 degrees this morning.
Is all the gift been wrapped and lovingly placed under the tree?
Well, I would say
Pass the egg nog and short on the egg!
It is time to relax, have a tottie and prop up your feet, enjoy the last few days till Christmas.
I will be baking, cleaning, soaking my poor aching feet because it is only a few days till Christmas and I am not ready!
Merry Christmas to all and oh, I am going to bed I am tried.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone
The day are getting shorter and filled with more things I think I need to get done. This is a very busy week, 2 basketball games, Christmas play, daycare play, baking, shopping and the hunting of the Wii.
Yes, we did not have any luck looking for a Wii, when we went shopping. But after calling all Walmarts in a 100 mile radius, we found one. A truck had just delivered a few and we made a mad dash to pick it up, All is well. And wrapped and under the tree. The grandsons will get a Wii for Christmas. As I write this there is clothes laying on my bed that need to be folded, more in the dryer, the washer and dish washer is humming, and cookies in the oven. Grandson #2 has rearranged the tree and played with all the ornaments, grandson #1 said last night @ 6, that he needed cookies for school today oh, and a boy gift too. So off to Walmart, we go. School is out today at noon, it is almost that time. So it is time for me to second guess myself, do I have enough for him or her, maybe I need to get a few more things, I don't want the kids to be disappointed. Do you do his? I go through this every year. I think I will go back to Walmart one more time, just to look around....

Monday, December 15, 2008

Road Trip on Saturday! June, my sister in law and partner in fun!

There was snow!
There was accident on a bridge, but that did not stop us!
(we didn't have a accident)

This sign was in the Lobby of the hotel

This is Jared, Thanks for the directions, We went right to it...

We went to Jenni Bowlins
Christmas Open House in
Mt. Juliet Tn.
We went to the antique shop she has her goodies in,
We also went to Franklin Tn. Antique stores Christmas open House.
We had a ball.
I always get so star struck, when I meet celebs.
It was a really fun weekend!
I hope she does it again, next year.
I will be there with bells on.
Maybe I will leave the tensile at home.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Warning: Long post

Merry Christmas Everyone
It is beginning to smell alot like Christmas.
It may not look like Christmas at out house but it is smelling like it.
Want to play "Do you remember"?
My grandfather would roll oranges between his strong hands and juice them up. Cut a hole in the top, slide a soft candycane into the orange. And we would suck out the juice.
And what a wonderful taste.
And a wonderful memory.

The Store's Christmas open House was Saturday and we had a crowd.

Well, we had in about 40 people , that's alot for us.

The store looked great.

Thank you Barbara!

We worked all week, actually for about 3 weeks off and on and it showed.

I got alittle upset when someone would come in and buy the displays. Because I would have to come up with something else. But that is why we are there, to sell our goods.

Jerri's Jingling Jubilee was Sunday.

We had a really good time.

But this year I have a few kits left, so until they are gone you can purchase all 10 kits for one price $20.00 + shipping.

Or you can pick them up.

We completed 10 items on Sunday, drank not so egg nog ( taste like melted homemade ice cream), and no get together is complete without chocolate.

I was so happy to see your girls, some of you it had been awhile.

I did get my tree up on Tuesday and it has lights.

That night I walked through the kitchen and there was power ranger hanging from the branches.

Grandson #2 had decorated the tree his way.

I feel alittle lost this week, I have no decorating to complete at the shop, the Jubilee is finished. And so I started a book.

Is it time for me?

Get real, you still have to shop, I only have 2 gifts bought.

Bake all the Christmas goodies, decorate the tree at home, climb into the attic and get out all the decorations. Basketball game tonight, practice on Saturday. Next week is Christmas play, daycare program, more basketball, dentist appointment, 1/2 school on Friday and then the boys are out for the holidays.

So Happy Holiday Everyone!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Have you ever heard the expression "Death comes in 3's". I have witnessed it several time in my life and once again this phenomena has happened. I fellow antique dealer lost her battle with cancer, a vendor in the shop has lost her friend and companion to complication to Alzheimer's and today I read where Mark has also lost his battle with cancer. I didn't know Mark personally, I read about Mark and his battle on-line through his blog. I cried on his bad days and I smiled on his good days, isn't it funny that it takes a computer to bring people together for prayer and hope. I really hate the word cancer, and the pain and suffering it brings. Every Sunday we add more and more on the prayer list of people with cancer. So today when you pray, please add these 3 people to your list and remember the families that are left behind.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Merry Christmas!
The Christmas spirit has bit me and I am a creating fool.
And because I am so thankful for all my blessings, I decided to pass a few on to you.
To create this decorated nut cup.
You can be purchased the plain cup at any craft stores. Run a small line of wet glue along the bottom of the cup.
This will allow you to scrunch the crepe paper without having to sew.

You can add as many layer as you wish or use the paper fringe.

Now you can punch scalloped square and circle to add to your decorated cup.
Isn't that a simple project. I made 10 in no time at all.