Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ted Baxter

This past weekend I watched some old episodes of the Mary Tyler Moore Show. Oh how I miss some of that old humor.

One of the episodes was about Mary taking a writing class - and, of course, Ted felt he needed to join the class as well.

Watch the rest here...I laughed until I cried.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Hear Ye, Hear Ye

News of the week!

STITCHED workshops have been drastically reduced! Since we're at the half-way point for the year - Alma has decided to cut the registration cost over 50%! You can now register for only $40. You don't want to miss this very affordable and fun offer!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Up North

More awesomeness in Luck, Wisconsin this weekend! Joe Brandmeier will be onsite on Saturday to sign copies of his new book, Up North. I know I'll be getting my copy!

I simply ADORE being "up north"!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sale, Sale, Sale

If you're in my area this weekend, don't miss out on this great sale at CafE Wren in Luck, Wisconsin.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sale Prep

I've been getting ready for an upcoming sale. I have to be honest, though - and my heart just hasn't been in it. I've really been struggling for my creative spirit to grab hold as of late - as it has taken a temporary LOA. But I am hoping it will kick back in soon and I will be back to my normal self.

In the meantime, I have created this sign to post at sales. I've always planned on getting a simple sign prepared and finally completed the task. Whatcha think?

I used simple brown packing paper on the background...

Added some felted flowers and leaves...

Threw in some cut-out letters [yes...I printed and cut each letter by hand] and covered them with several coats of Dimension Magic...

And came up with a finished sign.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

I'm sad today because I don't have my mom or grandma here to say Happy Mother's Day to in person - but I know they can still hear me.

But I'm joyful today because I am the mom of a wonderful son.

A few weeks ago I ran across this cute card he made for me years ago when he was just a young lad. Right now he's a 22 year old lad.

Outside of card...

Inside of card...

Inside my heart...

Thanks for letting me be your mom.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Party Picks

Do you remember my wool-question-of-the-day awhile back?

What useful (or not so useful) little item is made of wool AND wood?

I've been quite delayed in getting the answer to you - but it's finally here.

The answer is.....mini drum roll please.......little wool flag party picks!

They are great fun to place in finger sandwiches, cupcakes, brownie squares, and many other foods for a little extra punch to your party.  Just yesterday, I brought donuts into work for a friend's birthday and placed a few party picks in the birthday donuts.
Well, what's left to say but....pArtY pIck oN!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

More Eddies

Remember Eddie?

Well, now look what happened!

What a crazy world I live in!  :-)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Story About People

Some family came to visit over Easter weekend. On Saturday, a nice young gentleman came to the front door and said that he was having troubles. He and his girlfriend [or wife, I'm not sure which] were heading to a horse show and some bearings [I say that like I really know what that is] broke on the horse trailer he was pulling. He had two horses in the trailer and had parked just outside my house - but up a couple doorways.

I told him the name of a reputable car repair place about a mile away and gave him their number. He thanked us and proceeded to tell us that he would call them because he didn't think that he could drive his truck and trailer even that far. He then headed off to his truck.

After we went inside, I started thinking that maybe I should give him a couple other phone numbers just in case there wasn't anyone available at that mechanic, so I looked up a few other possible places and jotted their numbers on a slip of paper. While I was doing this - we heard a terrible racket and realized that one of the horses in his trailer was very scared and kicking terribly in the trailer.

I walked to their truck to give him the number and his girlfriend/wife was propped up on the wheel of the trailer with her hands in the openings in order to help comfort their horse. I guess the poor thing was just scared and wanted out.

I told them that I wanted to give him a couple other phone numbers and he thanked me and said that he had ended up calling his brother [who lived about 1 1/2-2 hrs away] and he was going to hook up his trailer and come down to help.

I was glad to hear that they had help coming and went back home. My sister, brother-in-law, and nephew all decided to sit down for a little bite to eat. We were planning on a big supper, so we wanted to just grab a little something [as it was lunchtime] to tide us over until an early supper. We got out cheese, salami, and crackers and proceeded to munch away. We then had a little [required!] dessert and were in the process of cleaning up when I said I felt bad that we had just eaten but that poor young couple were just sitting out there in their truck.

So my brother-in-law and I gathered up some other cheese, meats, crackers, donuts [left from our breakfast treat], and some bottled water. He took the little "lunch" up to them and I guess he told them that "his sister-in-law insisted that they have some lunch".  He said that they were both very surprised and thankful for the gesture.

As we were eating our Easter dinner on Sunday, my brother-in-law commented that, although he had enjoyed our entire weekend together, he thought the best part of the weekend was taking that little bit of food to the young couple while they waited for help.

As the story often goes, I thought the story ended there. I had felt bad that they had the trouble and even though we had given them the little lunch, I had wished that we could have done more to help.

But imagine my surprise today when I saw a beautiful hanging flower basket and an envelope at my front door. They had left me the flowers and a card that read:

"Thank you so much for the help and lunch when our truck was broke down. That was so nice. People should be more like you."

I couldn't believe how incredibly sweet of them it was to do that. If I would have been able to tell them in person, here's what I would have said:

"You're so welcome. And...people should be more like you."

Thursday, May 3, 2012

From Under a Rock

I've kind of been struggling lately and feel a bit like a slug under a rock [and you don't want to know I much I hate slugs!].

I'm hoping my time has soon come to crawl out from under the rock and be a little more normal again.

Hopefully you'll see some good things coming from me soon...