Sunday, December 6, 2009

Countdown to Christmas

Last week again I had another Craft Show. I was at De Pere High School for the Redbird Show. I did very well with my sister right beside me. My sister Lynn sold her hand made baskets in the booth next to me. I also had my helpers, my two daughters Allie and Nicole. We had lots of fun and even bought some Christmas presents for friends and family. I'm pretty busy making special orders just like Santa. Today my family and I are going to buy our Christmas tree. We normally cut down our tree ourselves, but this year we are going to buy a tree that is already chopped down at Carley's tree lot. The neighborhood Christmas cookie exchange is next weekend. Going to pull out my recipe book and find some favorite Christmas cookies. I might make some carmel corn though. Last night we put my collection of nutcrackers up on the mantel with all of our Christmas stockings. This week we are supposed to get our first big snowfall. On Wednesday night we are going to get 4-8 inches, the storm is going to go into Thursday. It is supposed to snow tonight, tomorrow, and Tuesday too. Above are some of the favorites from the De Pere show.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Tis The Time For Craft Shows

Tomorrow's another day, another craft sale. I'll be at the South West High School from 10a.m.-3p.m. Lately it's been quite chilly here in Wisconsin. No snow, but I'm sure there will be some for Christmas or even Thanksgiving. Snow is expected to fall next week. My kids are really excited, it can't come fast enough for them. We will be spending Thanksgiving with my brother and his family and my mom (my dad's out deer hunting.) Today is my birthday, so my husband and my kids are taking me out for supper, then opening up some presents. Until next time...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Magic

Here are a few cute Christmas quotes I really like:

  • Like ornaments, thoughts of special people brighten the season and warm our hearts.

  • The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

  • I once bought my kids a set of batteries for Christmas with a note on it saying toys not included.

  • Anyone who believes that men are the equal of women has never seen a man trying to wrap a Christmas present.

  • Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall.

  • The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.

  • It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air.

  • Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.

  • Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as opening our hearts.

  • Perhaps the best Yuletide decoration is being wreathed in smiles.

  • Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tis The Season

Well it's that time of year again. Start to bring out the Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations. Hang the Christmas lights on the house before the snow falls. Everyone's out buying gifts and family visiting each other from all over. This is also a good time for Bumblebeading. My items are really good for little teacher presents for the holidays, like my bookmark, or the wine charms. These items are good for relatives, neighbors, or anybody you want to send a holiday present to. My next show will be at South West High School on November 21st. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Up and Running

Sorry I haven't been on in awhile. I have been doing some craft shows in the area. I did the Preble fall show, and today I did the Bay Port fall craft show. The craft sale today went real well, lots of buyers and vendors. In the mean time I have started to bead reader glasses. I bead the sides all with beads, and they are all different strengths for your eyes. I also am beading reader necklaces to go along with the reader glasses. From now on, I will try to keep my blog up to date. Until next time...

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Funny Definitions

I think lists can be amusing so here it goes.....

Adult-A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle
Beauty Parlor-Aplace where women curl upand dye
Dust-Mud with the juice squeezed out
Egotist-Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation
Gossip-A person who will never tell a lie if the truth will do more damage
Handkerchief-Cold storage
Inflation-Cutting the money in half without damaging the paper
Mosquito-An insect that makes you like flies better
Raisin-a grape with sunburn
Secret-Something you tell to one person at a time
Tomorrow-One of the greatest labor saving devices of today
Yawn-An honest opinion openly expressed
Wrinkles-Something other people have, you have character lines

Friday, April 24, 2009

Giving Tree Auction

Recently I put together a basket for the Giving Tree. Last night, they held a Taste of the Town festivity featuring food booths and an auction. The Giving Tree is a food pantry that serves district families in the area. Their motto is "Branching out to the community, setting roots in the district." The pantry has gotten a terrific response from the community. It's great to see so many people working together to help others. I'm anxious to hear how the auction went!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Signs of Spring

I was in a nice Spring show here in town and met alot of nice people. Really enjoyed the day also because my two daughters worked with me. The Spring colors are very popular right now as everyone is anxious for nice weather. Been busy keeping several in stock. Easter day was gorgeous here. Hope everyone got to spend it with family. My flowers are starting to push through the ground and I can't wait to see them bloom. Weatherman says we will have a few days in the 60's, can it be?

Friday, March 20, 2009

First Day of Spring?

Well, the calendar says spring but we are all waiting for it to arrive here in Green Bay. One last snowman was made to commemorate the winter of 2008. We ended up with over 80 inches of snow this winter! Working on spring colors hoping that will help the season to arrive! I know it's got to be just around the corner.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Weekend of Music

Just spent the weekend at Solo and Ensemble for middle and high school kids. Both of my daughters entered. One competed with her violin, the other did a number on the piano. It was the first competition for my 12 year old so she had butterflies, but did great. It was a day packed with music and many many talented kids. I love how all those kids were so wrapped up in their music and strived for their best. They truly enjoy music! FYI-my daughters did very well on their pieces.
Working on a few serving pieces for an auction and thinking spring even though we just had 8 and 1/2 inches of snow last night! When will those snowbanks disappear!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Signs of the Times

  • At a towing company-"We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows."
  • In a nonsmoking area-"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."
  • On a Plumbers truck-"We repair what your husband fixed."
  • Pizza shop slogan-"7 days without pizza makes one weak."
  • At a tire shop in Milwaukee-"Invite us to your blowout."
  • At an optometrist's office-"If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."
  • Outside a muffler shop-"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."
  • In a veterinarian's waiting room-"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"
  • At a car dealership-"The best way to get back on your feet-miss a car payment."
  • On a fence-"Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!"
  • At the electric company-"We would be de-lighted if you send in your bill. However, if you don't, you will be."
  • On a taxidermist's window-"We really know our stuff."

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Another Snowy Wisconsin Day

Well, the birds are visiting our feeders quite a bit. We are expecting another 4 inches of snow. My two kitties, Sophie and Cooper perch by the deck doors and are easily entertained by the activity. I think it's a good day to pick up a few movies!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

New Creation for Sale

This is one of my new works this week-a wine bottle stop. They are fun to make and I've made them in several colors. Don't forget, I do take special orders also!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

wrap up of the week

Another busy week for the record books. My daughters had their piano recital and did very well. Family in town for the recital. We went to Disney on Ice one night and really enjoyed it.(my family loves Disney World and are hinting that we should go to Florida again soon!) My cat, Sophie, was ill and not eating for several days. I was really worried about her. I was about to take her in to the animal hospital since it was the weekend, but she turned it around and started to eat. Now seems fine. Boy, sprinkle in lessons, appointments and volunteering during the week and thats what I call full! Received a dozen roses for Valentines Day-I'm a lucky gal. I need to remember to count my blessings.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Busy Bee

I've been working hard the last few days trying to get several new pieces out and getting ready for upcoming craft sales. Doing more in spring/summer colors and ideas. Its nice to think of warmer weather because we have had so much snow and cold . I have to remind myself to not wish that tomorrow were here because today will pass you by.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

You Know You've Had Too Much Coffee When...

  • Your eyes stay open when you sneeze.
  • You don't tan, you roast.
  • You can outlast the Energizer bunny.
  • You introduce your spouse as your "Coffeemate."
  • Starbucks owns the mortgage on your house.
  • You go to sleep just so you can wake up and smell the coffee.
  • Your lifes goal is to "amount to a hill of beans."
  • You can take a picture of yourself from ten feet away without using the timer.
  • You're employee of the month at the local coffeehouse & you don't even work there.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm Proud to Call Her Mine

My daughter's birthday was yesterday. Unfortunately, yesterday was also the first day of semester exams for her. She is a freshman in high school and so this is all new to her. She had three exams on her birthday and then had to study for four exams for today. Needless to say, it will be a birthday she will always remember. We did get in the "Happy Birthday" song along with presents, a special dinner on the "You Are Special" plate and a few "when you were born..." stories but then she had to hit the books again. I stayed up with her until 1am to offer any support if she needed me. I look at her with a big smile and see a wonderful young lady that I am proud to call my daughter.

Saturday, January 17, 2009


The weather has been so cold that they've cancelled school the past two days. With the wind chill, the temperature outside gets to 45 below! Had a little time to catch up on some pieces that I'll add to my etsy. Starting to think spring even though the snowbanks are as high as the mailboxes and hoping the weather gives us a break soon so I can get the Christmas lights out of the trees.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Christmas at my Home

My cat Sophie-"Not a creature was stirring..."
"Walking in a winter wonderland..." "A Strike!!"
"I sure do love those Christmas cookies, Sugar..."
"O Tannenbaum..."

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Things to Ponder

  1. Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand?

  2. Why are a 'wise man' and a 'wise guy'opposites?

  3. Why is it called "after dark" when it really is "after light"?

  4. If work is so terrific, why do they have to pay you to do it?

  5. Why do we wash bath towels? Aren't we clean when we use them?

  6. Why do 'tug' boats push their barges?

  7. If Webster wrote the first dictionary, where did he find the words?

  8. If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?

  9. Why do you press harder on the buttons of a remote control when you know the batteries are dead?

  10. Why do we sing "Take me out to the ball game" when we are already there?

  11. How come abbreviated is such a long word?

  12. Why is phonics not spelled the way it sounds?