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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Remembering

This week brought back memories of Mama.  Tuesday, I was working on a quilt and just thinking about my mom and how much I miss her. I would not wish her back here from Heaven.  She longed to be there, but was devoted to her family.  I guess I was just feeling a little blue, so I completely lost it.  That's ok though,
because we all have those lonely moments when our memories come flooding in.  They are truly sweet memories!  I miss Dad too!  His battle with Alzhiemers is over now and he is in Heaven with Mom.  Great to know that they knew the Lord and one day we will meet on God's great shore.

This weekend I will be at the Floyd County High School for the annual Arts and Crafts Fair.  Pray for me to have great success in sales.  This year has been very slow for most of the crafters and vendors at the shows.
Budgets tend to be tighter this season. I understand completely.  Larry's work is slow now, too.  It just seems the year is coming to an end fast.  Before we know it, we'll be celebrating Christmas.  I'll let you all in on a little secret--- It's Christmas at my house all year!

OK, I'm off to pack the trailer and get ready for Saturday!   God's blessings to all!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I can hardly believe that September is moving along so fast. The leaves are starting to fall into the yard and I can see a change in the weather. It's still hot, but there's that little hint of autumn in the air. I've been doing some quilting the last couple of days for Kitten's Korner, but still managed to do some work for myself.  The ghost and witch that you see here I did this weekend.  Also, I attended a craft show on Saturday and that went very well.  I think the closer the Christmas season gets the more sales I might have.  The ornaments are a big hit every season.  I also plan to do our yearly open house this year on the second weekend of December.  That always turns out to be a success.  Everyone in the area knows about it and they come to get their last minute gifts and stocking stuffers.  It's so enjoyable to see everyone and catch up on all the happenings.  Looking forward to that.
Tomarrow night I will be back at Floyd for the Friday night crafters market. Friends need to come enjoy the good old bluegrass and good clean fun. 

God Bless and remember that we are never alone.  With God all things can be accomplished.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Making progress with crafts for the upcoming shows. Lots of new characters this year.  We will see how they fair.
Had dinner with the family to celebrate my future daughter-in-law's birthday. A night filled with fun and laughter.  God has blessed me so.
Last Friday I was selling at the crafters market in Floyd.  It was a very slow night, but I did come away with some orders for my gingerbread dolls.  This Saturday I will be at the Spencer-Penn Centre for their fall festival in Spencer, Virginia.  Come out and enjoy the day with us!  I am praying for a very successful day there.  Hoping that sales are especially good.
Well, break time is over and I need to get back to work (play).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

This is the day that the LORD hath made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it. 
Beautiful morning! I am inspired to take a walk or just sit and enjoy the early morning blessings. Listening to Joyce Meyers for daily devotions.  She is amazing!  My daughter took me last fall to see her in Nashville and we had a whole week of fun together.  Moving a little slow today. Getting old is not for the faint of heart.
Check out some of my crafts I have worked on the past week.  The doggies are made from recycled light bulbs. I have lots of characters and I do snowmen in school colors.  They can also be personalized with names and dates. Message me if you're interested.
I will be in Floyd, VA this Friday night at the crafters market under the pavilion. I pray that God blesses the effort and that sales will be great! It may be a little early to bring out the Christmas stuff, but hey, it's Christmas every day at our house.  Just ask my kids! God Bless!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Solitude

God blessed me today with a day to myself.  I like solitude! It gives me a chance to reflect and think and get caught up on chores.
After my daily devotions and coffee, I chatted on the phone with a friend, and then went to my painting studio and got busy painting some new wooden ornaments that I had cut out. I am still enjoying my day! At the moment I am watching the Gaithers on tv, and taking a short break; because I can.  My family will be coming in at around 4:00, but for now it's quieter than it has been here in some time.
The day here is beautiful although very hot. Here in Virginia we have had an unusually warm summer. I think I might be ready for the frost on the pumpkin!  I love Fall!  This is the busy season for a crafter.  Especially one who makes Christmas ornaments.
Hope to be seeing some of you at the craft shows!
God Bless Your Day!