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Monday, December 28, 2009

~ Looking Forward to a NEW YEAR!! ~

Here are a few pictures of this Christmas... it was a good one, now let the New Year Begin!!!

Ash and I with her quilt I made for her. She loves wolves and the was so excited that it had them all over one side. The other side is 5" squares of different fabrics she has picked out every time we hit the fabric store!!
My kids with their gifts from Santa!! They were so excited!! Oh to be a kids again!!

My Family
~ Joe, me Brandon & Ash on Christmas at my mom and dad's house.

My Mom & Dad my brothers & sisters, their spouses and all the grand kids and Augie the Dog!!
What a crew!!

This year is quickly coming to a close and it can't come soon enough for me!! We have had a very trying year and our hopes for the New Year are that things will get better one way or the other. But I'll have to refer back to a post I did a few months ago about counting my blessings...those of which I do have many, my kids are the blessings that I can always count on, they keep me grounded and remind me everyday that they love me and they will always be here for me!!! I love you Brandon and Ashie Jo!!! I am blessed with a DH that works hard and tries very hard to keep us going and the wolves from knocking at the door!! Thanks Joe for your steadfast effort to keep us afloat. I'm blessed with a family that is always there for me, they have my back and I know that and am reminded everyday how lucky I am to have them on my side. I am blessed the friends that are my rock!!! They know who they are and if it weren't for them I would have been lost for sure. We have had some rough spots this year but with the love of my friends I have made it through. I am sorry for all the phone calls that may have ended up with me crying on your shoulder,or anything I may have done or said to hurt anyone I have come across this year. Bear with me, I'm trying to become the person I know I can be and become happier and find so peace in my life. Things don't always go as planned and my heart is showing that this year, but I think I am on my way to being happier and making those around me that way too!!! I have to start with ME, you know the saying, If MOMMA AIN'T HAPPY AIN'T NOBODY HAPPY!!! LOL... So here's to a great NEW YEAR for all of us. I hope it brings to you and your family all the hopes and dreams you wanted and fewer heartaches and hardships along the way!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Giveaway...giveaway!!! Hurry you only have a few days left!!

My, my I about forgot to do this!!! Sorry Karen!!! I have my head in the clouds most of the time anymore!! lol.
I have meant so many great friends blogging here, and Karen of thebarelythereprimtivebear, has been a gem.. She is giving away this great sifter lamp and hand painted Santa egg!!! Sooo stinking cute!!... go check out her blog, thebarelythereprimitivebear for "THE RULES" for this giveaway.. You only have until the 15th at midnight so hurry on over and tell her I sent you. She is a doll and I am glad to have meant her, she checks in on me when I've been gone to long!!! lol.. Thanks Karen for being a great friend and I hope you get lots of entries but mine is the only one that counts!!! tee hee!!!

Love ya!! NOW GO LOOK!!!

Getting ready for Christmas

The kids are so excited for Christmas and getting to see Santa and tell him what they want made it even more magical for them, but now they think time is standing still until the 25th!! The city rec dept hosts a "Santa at the Center" each year, and they do a great job of having lots for the kids to do while they wait their turn to sit on Santa's lap and tell them their wishes. They got to decorate ornaments, do coloring pages and have cooking and cocoa and watch movies. The center has an indoor pool and I wish I would have gotten a picture of it. They had penguins on surfboards floating in the pool and lots of lights and blow up trees snowmen and Santa's all around it. It was pretty cool!!! Kind of a blurry picture, I had to use my phone so it isn't the best but they look pretty happy to be by Santa. Brandon thought he was too old for all this fuss until we got there, then he was just as excited as Ash!!

This is an antique fire truck that is all decked out with lights and music, the kids love it. It gets lots of use during Christmas. The Santa delivers toys to needy families on Christmas Eve with it!! Pretty neat!!

The pool full of snow. It was pretty cold waiting in line but thinking of the hot summer in the pool made it even colder!!!!

Me on my birthday!! Poor Brandon only had the energy to lay on the couch!! Not the bucket by the couch!! lol. He was pretty sick but he tired to help me celebrate!!! Of course Ash had to "help me" open my gift from them. Her dad did the shopping and she wasn't happy that he got me a candle, she wanted to get me the "Santa Buddies" movie..more for her than me I think!! lol :0)

DH took the picture, hence cutting off Brandon's head!!! It was a pretty good birthday despite being up all night with Brandon being sick!! We were both very tired all day, but it was a good day because all the people I love the most where there with me!!

I hope you are feeling the magic of Christmas and family as it gets closer with the passing days. It's the gift of family and friends that I find makes me the happiest. No gift that goes under a tree will ever replace that!!
Have a great day and don't sweat the small stuff!! It's just stuff!!!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Hello from the deep freeze!!! It has been brutal cold here and I know most of the US has been very cold this week. We had a BIG snow storm yesterday and just bitter cold today!!! I haven't been here for awhile AGAIN!! I have gremlins in my house I swear!!! My computer crashed but thank goodness for a good friend of mine that used to work with, I got it fixed free of charge. People still do good deeds!!! Thanks Larry!!! I had a birthday while I was gone!!! I had a pretty good day. With gifts from my DH and kiddos and an ice cream cake and yes I ate some!!! I'm still doing well on my weight loss 59.2 lbs down this morning!!
Christmas is sneaking up on my fast and my kids are so excited and counting the days!! Ash brought home a bell from school with a paper chain hanging from it with the days left until Christmas on it and every morning she takes a link off until it is all gone. She said tonight, "Mom I really like this Christmas week, meaning month, it is really fun!". Both the kids helped decorate the tree so I have lots of ornaments in the same spot but I left them right where they put them!!! It is perfect that way!!
We have had a run in with the flu.. Brandon got it on my birthday, so he and I were up every hour on the hour dealing with that and then the next day Ash got it and DH and I thought we had avoided it... wrong!!! So far DH is okay but I got hit yesterday afternoon and still feeling pretty puny today!!! But am starting to feel human again so I hope I'm over it by tomorrow!! And I hope DH doesn't get it. He isn't working much because of the snow and doesn't need any down time for the flu.
I hope this finds you all well and enjoying the magic and wonderment of the Christmas season!!! Until next time, peace on earth and good will to men!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

I've been busy so forgive me for being gone!!!

Here I am !!!!
I have been busy, busy.. Not like the rest of you aren't, I just need to not be on the computer when I have my kids to look after. Otherwise the whole day is gone and nothing gets done.

It has been almost a month since my last post and thanks for you that have checked on me. I love you all!! Here are a few pictures to prove that I have been working my fingers to hot glue blister and cuts I don't know where they came from!!! I did a show in a neighboring town last weekend with my two sisters and my mom and we all did well. I took 24 of my arraignments and sold ALL of them but 4!! And I took 14 snowman nodders on rusty springs and only have 3 left over!!! It was a great day and I had someone ask me if my and one of my sisters were twins.. Shes the skinny one. Not that my other one is heavy ... she is not either.. don't want to hurt any feeling, she looks great too, but my sister Sue and I have always looked a lot alike and used to get mistaken for twins a lot when we were younger and I was thinner and it happened again!!!! I have lost 56 pounds now and am wearing the size of jeans I did in high school!!! Yay me!!!! lol... So it was a great day and I got to spend it with my sisters and mom. As you can see by our booth it was packed, well it was OVERFULL and almost too full, thankfully for us the vendor next to us didn't come so we got her booth and it made it so much better, we could spread out and really display our things so they could be seen!!! I got lots of nice complements and an offer to do a booth at a big show in the fall, I just don't know if I can get that much done!!! I'm doing a very small show today with my mom with my leftovers and then what I have left will go to the consignment shoppe here in town.

Loaded up!!
My sister Sue has candles and these cool snow fence gates she makes. She only had two of them but they both sold before the show was over!!!

We took four of my dads child's hutches and sold one and gave his number to a lot of people that were very interested in them!!! Go DAD!!!
My sister Toni, who you can kind of see standing there in a red sweater sold some adorable hand painted ornaments made from old light bulbs.. She was a hit!!!! Yay Toni!!! But yes most of the other stuff is what I did!!

I made these yesterday. I just love them!! My mom GAVE me a big box of the "real deal" flour sacks to make t-towels out of, so I transferred these vintage Christmas images on them tied them up with grosgrain ribbon and they are cute as can be!!! I'm taking them with me to the show today, I may have to make ME a set, but not to use just to display!! I love them. The snowman one is to die for...he is sooo cute!!

I made three different ones, A tinsel tree, candy canes and the snowman!! Cute stocking stuffer gift or teacher gift!! Oh the wheels are turning!! HO HO HO!!!

Thanks to all of you new followers, I am amazed each time I log on and see I have more. I do appreciate all of you more than you know. I love sharing my love for creating with all of you, in between my otherwise ordinary, stressful, wonderful life...thanks for taking time out of yours to share mine!!!
Until next time, and we may all know it may be awhile,...Love and Peace to you and your family this time of year!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Having a ME day!! October 24,09

I'm proud of ME!!! I have officially lost OVER 50 pounds!!! Not much over but hey, I got to toot my own horn a little.. When I tell people the very first question is..."How did you do it?'' and when I tell them I usually get the.."well I don't have time to do that!!! " But I have been telling them back...MAKE TIME!!! DO IT FOR YOU!!! LOVE YOURSELF MORE!!! My husband actually saw an infomercial about an "Eating Plan" not a diet and he is the one who wanted to order it. So we did and we did this together a couple of years ago and that time I lost 40, but did gain it back. But this time is just different for me. First I saw a picture of myself and just was just so disappointed in myself that I knew I had to change something or I would never be happy. So on July I strated and haven't looked back since. I eat actually about 6 times a day, small meals that are full of fruits and veggies and protein. I haven't had a slice of bread since July, my DH just said last night that was amazing!! NO Cheeseburger nothing. I do drink tons of water. 100 oz a day. I told my DH I was doing it for me, not him, not the kids but for me and it has been one of the best things I've done for myself in a long time. I feel better, look better and am just happier. We are still struggling with money and work, but I applied for a couple jobs and I got the "thanks but no thanks" letter from one of them, but I have an interview this coming week for the other. So wish me luck. I'm going ME shopping today so I hope to find something nice and SMALLER!! Yay me!! So do something for you today, take a ME day and don't feel bad about it, you deserve it and your family will understand, or they should !!!!
Have a good day, and don't forget to hug your kids but love YOU too!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

I know...I know...Where have I been???? Oct 8,09

I know...I know... I have been AWOL for too long. Thanks for being so patient with me. And thanks to those of you who have taken the time to check on me through email.. It means more than you know. It's so nice to have such good friends that you have never meant As most of you know... my life these past few months have been anything but great... but we are still hanging in there. I have had ups and downs and am making choices that I hope will make life better for all of us. I am seriously thinking about getting a job... I hate to think about my kids in day care but it is a must at this point.. DH is on the fence too. We love the fact that I can be here for them, but times are hard. In my last post he had sold his old truck and now he has another one.. He just didn't like the one he was driving so he found another Peterbilt to drive..It has isn't problems already, so that has been kind of not a good subject here!!! lol.
As you can see my beautiful kids are in full swing of school. Ash is Kindergarten and loves it but still has trouble with me dropping her off. She is getting better and hopefully soon it will pass. Brandon is in the 4th grade and seems to really like his teacher and loves his Science class!!! He is getting big and it at my shoulder already. I'm 5'11" so he is getting there!!!

I have a show in November and am trying to get lots done. I did get these pillows stuffed yesterday and hope to get more done. They have been good sellers for me that the shoppe where I have my things. The economy has been hard out here. My mom's antique shop has closed. The four ladies that run it made the decision to close it while they were ahead and not let the lack of business take them out!! It is bittersweet for my mom. She loves the shop but will love the time at home now too!!
My sweet friends... top left to right.. Pam, Mary Ann, Mary and Kise
Bottom left to right.. Jaylin, Sid and Me... there was another Mary that came but she was late for pictures.. !!!! I love them all so much!!!

In the past couple of months I have reconnected with some of my very best friends ever... I was a dispatcher for Morgan County, in Ft Morgan Colorado for 7 years and those were really some of the best times for me. I had great friends and have lost touch with some of them. But I decided to things for me more and so I have started having a "me" day and going out with some of my friends and working on getting ME happy again.. I have lost almost 50 pounds since July 20th and feel great!!! I figured if I'm not happy I can't make my family happy.. So there are changes coming and I hope they are all good!!! WE all need to be happy!!! So until next time... I will try to keep up!!!! Love to you all!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More candy corn & a new chapter...

Well I have been busy sewing the last couple of days...so now I need to stuff, stuff, stuff.. I did get these done yesterday!!!

And my hubby is starting a new chapter in his trucking career, kind of!! His beloved Peterbilt sold just the other day and I'll tell you what that was hard to see the old girl go out the driveway and down the road knowing that Joe wasn't the one driving it.... He has had that truck for 17 years and it has been a good truck, but with the way things are for us right now, something had to go. He actually has three trucks and has had them all for sale and just said which ever one sold the first he would just drive the other... easy to say hard to do when you are attached to something like he was that truck..

So now he will be driving this truck. Nothing wrong with it really...it's a big ole Kenworth, but he has always been a 'Pete Man'...he is already making noise that he will trade this for another Pete...lol...MEN!! But we are thankful for the sale, it has taken some pressure off..for now..but I still haven't been able to do my school shopping and Brandon's birthday is next week too...so there ya go!!
Have a blessed day.. and if you see our old truck give it a wave!!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Fun Fall Giveaway !!! Check it out!!!

Morning all...Look at this cute, cute, cute wooden scoop... Won't it look great in my kitchen!!! lol... Seriously this is painted by my very good friend Chris of the antique pallet, she is giving this away on her blog and you just need to visit her blog, and leave a comment to get an entry, or become a follower and link to your blog for more chances...Yippee.. Chris is a dear friend and I am lucky enough to have some of her work, but I want more, so I hope I win, but good luck to you. Pop on over to her blog and enter up. You can see more of her amazing work there, and tell her I sent ya!!! Have a very blessed day!!!

Won't this look good in my...aw I mean your house!!! lol

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Some things I have been working one...finally!!!

Okay and one more fair picture!! This is the last night we went. The kids had a blast and it was well worth then money to see them smile and laugh so much.

Just to prove I haven't been just napping in the sun ALL summer!! I have starting working on more projects for fall and the shoppe where I put my things. I do have this set of candy corn pillow listed on eBay but they will go to the shoppe if they don't sell there. I just haven't had much luck with eBay lately and the shoppe is selling well, so I'm going to try to get more things done for them. These are almost pillow sized. They are 9" tall and 7" wide at the base. I love them and my just have to make myself a set also.

I love...love..love this piece, it is a very old and prim oil can with no handle. The fall flowers and pips look just so awesome in it. I took it to the consignment shoppe and it sold right away...and I don't have more flowers unless I do the road trip thing again.. Maybe this week sometime for school shopping and I'll sneak over to Hobby Lobby for more!

The arrangement is very pretty too, the pictures doesn't really do it justice. I took it to the shoppe also and they said I had my things priced to LOW!!! Well that was good to hear that I'm not overpricing them, but from now on I'll just take the tags and have them help me with what they think I should be asking. I have a hard time pricing things because I can't afford much these days it's hard for me to ask a price I can't pay myself...make sense!!??

I'm so proud of this hutch. It is child's sized and made by my dad. He does pretty amazing work for 75 and not have the best of eyesight anymore. This is one of four he has made so far. He has done two in the old color green and white and now two in the classic old red/white. One is a bright red and white and the other is a more prim cinnamon/red color. They are just adorable. I put them in the shoppe and they have been very popular and I guess they have had people ask if he could make an entire kitchen set!!! I don't know if he is up to that but these hutches are just adorable and I want one for me too!! I'll have to do some sweet talking!!

Speaking of school...my kids have to go back on the 26th. We did do some shopping here yesterday. I don't know if I'm ready for both of them to be gone. Ashley will only be there 1/2 a day.. that is good...break ME in slowly!!! I will miss them, but I think they will be ready once they get to see all their friends again.
I hope the rest of you are having a good summer and thanks for still checking in on me. It has been a trying, year and a fast summer and I'm hanging in there and with all of your encouragement it has really helped a lot!! Thanks for being my friends. Have a great day!!! Hug someone you love!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fun At the Fair!!!

We have had a busy summer. It seems like at the beginning of it all I got done was mowing!! Our place looked better than it ever has and I actually got some flowers to survive. We have bad soil and salty water, so I have to plant everything in containers and water with "good" water...but with all the rain I used buckets and caught most of the water for the plants and they thrived.. I was so proud!! lol
We did get to the lake, my last post, and then just a couple of weeks later was a small fair the the neighboring community where I grew up!! It is a nice small fair and everyone knows everybody and it is just a blast for the kids, they all get to ride the horses and enter the rodeo for $1 an event and it's great to see all your family and friends. We have tagged it "The World's Fair" and it is good homegrown fun.
Ash was so excited for the fair, they have a 'stick horse' race for the tiny tots and they all get a ribbon no matter what and Ashley bought her a trusty steed at our garage sale for $1!!! His name is Brownie! and he is FAST!!! A few years ago at the fair when Ash did the stick horse race for the first time, she got gone with her turn and came and told me that her horse ran away with her, which was so funny, since she is the one doing the running!!! Anyway...here are some of the pictures from the fair. Good times!! Brandon didn't feel good, so he didn't make any of the pictures that I have. Poor guy was having allergy issues and slept in Grandma and Grandpa camp trailer most of the day!! :(.


Running as fast as she can!!

Made the run and didn't break the pattern!!

Sometimes things do go as planned at the fair!! I love this shot. This is my niece Paige, she had just finished up showing her chickens, I even got to help. She did get first in her division, but lost over all to a pigeon!!! She was heartbroken and her daddy, my brother Scott was there for love and support!!!! She did a great job and we were all very proud of her!!!

The bigger County Fair starts here this week and it has a carnival with rides.. the kids are excited about it... I'll get pictures and do another post...
BUT DON'T HOLD YOUR BREATH!! I have been kind of slow, but I really appreciate all of you that follow me and check in on me.. I'll get better once it slows down when school starts... I have been sewing a lot too and have that to share with you too!!! Keep looking I may surprise you!!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Vacation!!! Fun in the Sun with my family

I have been gone for awhile...Me and the kids got to go to the lake wiht my family..we always have a good time.. Dispite Joe being laid off AGAIN that week, we had a good time and needed the break!! Check out my smilebox album..that is a fun site go check it out http://www.smilebox.com/. it is fun!!!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Great things do come in small packages!!!

The old saying in my title couldn't be more true...
Needless to say most of you know that my family has had a tough winter/spring and it hasn't gone unnoticed by my friends and one in particular wanted to do something...so she did what she does best...make something from her heart!!! Jody, Star Spangled Pretties, we became fast friends... We meant in an eBay group. We are neighbors after all.. she is from Wyoming and we share the love of the flat land we both live on and we both almost used the Platte River, which runs through both of our states as a possible part of an eBay seller name at one time or another!!! She is so very talented with her dolls that I have always longed for one but never have had the money to buy one, but Jody fixed that... when not just myself but two other of our group members were having a tough time this winter with hubbies out of work, Jody went to work!!! She was in the midst of remodeling her house, yet still found the time to make all three of us dolls!! She made one with a red dress, blue dress and my 'Jody' doll with this creamy white dress!!! I just love her and Jody filled my box with lots of little extras that she know I could and will use on my projects!!! She is just the best and I can't wait for the day I can see her in person and give her a hug!!! She really did brighten what has been a dark time for me and just knowing that she cared that much has given me some new hope that things WILL get better!!! Go peek at her blog, her and her sweetie did an amazing remodel on their home... I want them to come to mine now!!! Thanks Jody, thanks for caring enough to share your heart with me!! LOVE YOU!!!

Isn't she just the best!!!??? I added the firecrackers, but I can change them out to match the holiday!!!

The detail in her face is just amazing..I just stare and her and am amazed!!! What a talent!!!

She is so little and so grand all at the same time!!! Doesn't she just look like a princess... she looks so good with one of my lamps and rag balls I made and didn't sell!! Now in hindsight...I'm glad they didn't, they all look like they were made to go together!!! LOVE THEM!!!! I'm such a lucky girl to have such a good friend!!!! :o)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Where Have I Been???? 061009

I know, I know.....where have I been??? Very busy as I'm sure a lot of you are at the end of a school year and beginning of summer. Actually a lot has gone on it seems since my last post over a MONTH ago!!! I have been so bad!!! My DH is finally back to work!!! But we are still kind of day to day with it, so we still have to be very careful and hope that this work holds out for him and that we don't have to sell anything else we really don't want to, to just keep going. We have also had a rough spring with deaths in my small hometown community. We buried two friends in a week and 4 since Dec. So it has been a difficult time for lots of people I love. I have such great friends and family with great support, I'm just glad I grew up in the community I did, they are always there for you when you need them most!!!

The kids are both out of school now and enjoying their summer break thus far. We have had an unheard of, for Colorado, amount of rain the past month so our out door activities have been limited. No pool yet, but I really don't want to get into a bathing suit!!! Oh my eyes!! lol
This picture of Brandon was at his school track meet!!! No his hair was not fixed like that on purpose... The wind was blowing so hard it made it just stand on end... It was terrible, but the kids really didn't seem to mind and they had a fun day and the ALL got awards no matter what. He is officially a 4th grader now!!!! Oh he isn't suppose to be growing up that fast!!
This was Ashley's last day of school. She didn't want to leave because she doesn't think that she want to go to kindergarten "with all those spelling words", as she so tearfully put it!!! Her teachers Jo and Karen were just such a joy for her to have and she misses them terribly, but we have promised to visit next school year.

I was also, in my absence, working on things for the spring open house at my mom's antique shop. It was a bitter sweet day. They have decided to close the shop this summer for good!!! :( The economy as claimed yet another victim. The past few years have been hard on the shop and they want to close before they 'have' to and just enjoy time at home. The four ladies who own it are all good friends but all lead busy lives outside the shop so they will not be lacking for something to do I'm sure!! But is it sad to see it close. They will be open through the summer then lock the doors. But on an exciting note, I have put some of my things into a shoppe here in Sterling. It's called French Creek Market. It is a very neat shoppe with quite an eclectic variety of offerings, old, new, candles, specialty teas and classes. I'm hoping it will be a good outlet for me. Ebay has been slow for me and If I can get something going here that would be great. This is just one of the things I made for the open house. I have many more but it would take up too much space.... The shoppe I'm in doesn't have a website or blog yet, but once they do I'll post a link so you call see all the goodies there. I'm excited and hope it is a good thing for me!!

Oh, my sweet little helper Ashley!!! I painted my room and she wanted to help so badly, so I let her help, but it really didn't last too long, but she is dressed for a mess don't you think!!! Since she is only 5 the topless things is okay for now!!! lol She has on her dad's 'mowing' hat and raggedy jeans...perfect painting attire in my book!!!

From all white to this!!!

It needed it's Spring cleaning anyway, so while I was at it I just painted two walls. I just LOVE it!!! It was just all white before and now it is "Spartan Stone". It is just such a pretty calm color and my room actually looks bigger. The bedspread is a very old chenille bed spread that my mom gave me to make snowmen out of, but it only has a few flaws, so I am using it until I can get something else make. The quilt is from my Grandma, who just turned 99, and is all done by her. It is hand quilted and it a treasure for me.

I don't have a picture of my front yard, it actually looks good too with all of this good rain we are getting. I'll save that for my next post... I miss everyone and what is going on in your lives. I'll be better, so don't give up on me!!! Busy summer has just begun..we still have VBS, swimming lessons, a lake trip and two fairs in the future!!! I hope you are all having a great summer!!!
Off we go!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Happy ODD DAY... 050709

HAPPY "ODD DAY "!~ 050709

Just a piece of useless trivia I heard on the morning news this morning. It only occurs 6 times a Century..when the DAY/MONTH/YEAR are all odd numbers that are consecutive and it will happen next June on 060810.. Now you have that to look forward to next June!!! Don't you feel so much smarter already??? Hey they may use that question on a game show and you will know the answer!!! lol

I haven't been posting much because I have been sewing up a storm. I did sell some things on eBay and now have some more things listed and do have lookers so maybe things will pick up there for me.!! My mom's antique shop is also having a spring open house at the end of the month so I have been trying to get things done for that too!!

I just love the crow pillows and hope that they turn out to be good sellers for me. They are listed on eBay too!! Go take a peek and see what I have been up too. My laundry pile is telling me I need to take a break for a day and get some wash done. :0)

These pinwheels are listed too, I had a lady ask for set right after the auction went off so I got busy and made more, I have three more sets almost done, just waiting for the bells to rust. My DH even went to Hobby Lobby and got more for me!! He is a keeper!! lol

I tried my hand at making this pantry/vanity box. I really like it but haven't listed it yet, I may save it for the show, but then again if someone wants it, it can go now!!! I lined it with some pretty tissue paper and make it look shabby. It is pretty.

My poor DH, as most of you know he has been in and out of work, mostly out, all year. We are struggling and he has about given up hope. He was just in here talking to me and said the he .." I have NOTHING to hope for anymore. I have been told "NO" so many times in the past two months I just don't know what to do anymore.". Just made me tear up and just rips at my heart. He has called and called and called, but just keeps getting the same answer..."it will pick up"...but not soon enough for us. I'm at a loss and not sure what is going to happen. I keep praying that things will get better. He just can't sit and watch it happen anymore. I feel so badly for him, he thinks he is letting us all down. Please keep us and all the other families that are struggling in your prayers, we all need it!!!

Until my next post, have a great day !!

Friday, April 24, 2009

'bout time!!! I have finally been sewing again!!

It's like riding a bike....I haven't forgotten how to sew!!!
I just haven't felt up to it, but I know that I need to do it to get my mind off of 'other stuff'!!! It's like connecting with an old friend. I made four Americana Primitive pillows this week. DH claims he thinks they are the best things I have done so far!! I don't know about that but he really likes them and it was such a nice thing for him to say!!! He is a sweetie...

I also made some so cool papier mache star bowl fillers, covered with fabric.. I love them and really want to keep them, but I was only able to get four of the stars and need to sell something to help out even if a little bit!! DH also thinks I start my things way to low, but I have struggled with that from the beginning of my selling days on eBay. If I start them low, I get lots of lookers and then only a bid or two and if I raise my prices I don't get bids at all. I've tried the "buy it now" option and that hasn't done it for me either!!! So I start them low and hope that I get lots of bids!! I can dream can't I??? lol
This blue/white one is my favorite I think, the colors are pretty but it is simply prim!!

One of two different "Lady Liberty" designs.

All four together, they make a neat grouping...go ahead buy them all, I'll let ya!! :)

The fabric covered papier mache stars. They are kewl, and glittery!!
So pretty and prim!!

My pinwheels, I have made several sets for about every holiday, but 4th of July has to be the most popular.. They are fun..
I hope you will go to my eBay page and take a look, I'd love to have you!!!

I'd better get back to my machine, while I'm in the mood!!
Have a great weekend ... until next time!!!!