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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Busy Week

This has been a very busy week already and it's only Tuesday!  I have been working on some quilting for a friend, and I spent hours on the computer yesterday, researching and listing some items to sell.  Takes more time than you plan.

I'm hoping to get back to some painting today. I really need to add to inventory since the busy season is now getting started.

Spent the weekend with my sweet husband.  We shopped for 2 days and enjoyed the alone time away from home.  These kinds of weekends don't present themselves too often.  It seems that everyone these days is busy or in a hurry!  I don't think God means for this to be.  Take time to enjoy the ones you love because believe me,  Life Is Short!

Check out the newest bags I have posted on zibbet.com.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Where does the time go?

It's Wednesday already,  Seems like there isn't enough time in the day to do all I want to do.  I wake up in the morning with all these ideas running circles in my head.  I must resign myself to the fact that all these plans will not be done in one day.  God allows me strengh to do the things I can, and I have to remember to leave the rest to him..

I am readying all my 'stuff' for the craft market that I am attending this weekend in Floyd, Virginia.  It has been a blessing to me as I am very close and it makes for a short trip.  We are along the Crooked Road tourist attraction, which follows the history of bluegrasss music. There is food and music and artistic works each Friday night trough October. An enjoyable time each week.  But then, I don't get out much.  I am very much a homebody.

My baby boy is back in school.  He would probably not appreciate that as he is now 16, but to me, he will always be my baby.  I just pray that God will surround him with his protection.  Kids these days are facing  serious issues.  There are 13 years between him and the other two and things don't seem to be as easy as they were then.  Just remember to pray for our youth.  They can use all the help we can offer.

Well, the studio is calling.  Got to work on some inventory.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Weekends are Lovely

   Yesterday I had a refreshing day out with my daughter.  A little lunch at Olive Garden and shopping.  These days don't come along often enough any more.  She is a very busy lady.  I am so proud of her.  She works as an advocate in domestic violence and sexual abuse cases.  Unfortunately this keeps her very busy.
God bless the workers and the beautiful people that they take care of.
    Please check out the picture of the morning spider web in my garden.  I was quilting in my studio yesterday and my machine faces a window.  Just looked up and there it was.  I had to stop what I was doing and capture the beauty of that web with the dew hanging on.  God is good.  To think that such a tiny little guy could construct such a complicated dwelling. Wow!
    I am posting a few more of my handpainte ornaments and then get busy in the studio making a few more.
Today it's out to the workshop to saw some of them out.  This gives me more to work with during the week.
Here's hoping that everyone enjoys their week and that God has a special blessing for you!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Random Thoughts

Look at me, I'm Blogging!

My kids will be so proud of me.  Here in Virginia we have had a lot of rain lately, but today I see the sun.  God is Good!  All the Time!  We have been blessed with a certain amount of flooding in the area, but we live on a mountain, so I think we're safe.

I have been working on a few ornaments this week to add to my inventory for the upcoming craft shows.  My ornaments are made from 1/4" birch plywood from the local cabinet shops.  They always have scrap peices of wood that they are glad for me to come and take off their hands.  I find or create a pattern that I like and cut out an ornament.  Then I sand, handpaint, and cover it with a clear top coat to protect the colors.  All my ornaments can be personalized with name and/or date, and the personalization I do free of charge.  They are finished off with the Humble Heart tradmark heart-shaped wire hanger.

Craft time is wasting.  Hope you enjoy seeing my work.