Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Craft Bazaar Pics & Baby News!

This will be short but sweet...  Lots of pics & little talk!  I was in a craft fair here in Lebanon at the hospital.  Although, it wasn't well attended, I did manage to sell some things to make it worthwhile.  Anyway, I wanted to share pictures of my table with you.  It was 8 ft long x 1 1/2 ft wide; yep, very narrow.  I practiced at home setting up with my thrift store finds as display items on table cloths I had.  My hubby painted the two shelves, which were the old 1940's dark brown stain that I had purchased at the thrift store for $4 each.  I had the shutters & cup holder from prior shows.  I used chalkboards for some of the pricing, instead of tagging every little thing, which worked wonderfully.  I made the earring holders to slip on the upside down shutters.  The white tree is an estate sale find from a few years ago... $5!  The table cloths from our daughter's wedding & the sparkly cover from a piece I got on sale a few years ago.

I got many compliments on my display & I really enjoyed setting it up.  

On other news, our little grandson was born 5 1/2 weeks early on November 19th.  Nolan is doing well & I am a very proud grandma!  He got to come home 2 days before Thanksgiving.   I spend every chance I get with him.  It is especially wonderful that they live 3/10's of a mile from us!  He is now a little over 6 lbs & nearly 19 inches long.  Here he is, all bundled up & cozy...

So that is what I have been doing in the last few weeks!  Pretty exciting, huh??  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season & holding your family close.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

New Trees in my Etsy Shop!

I had full intentions of writing a post so many times.  I have had a lot going on and decided not to share as it all unfolded.  I am recovering from surgery; a fusion on my neck.  I am doing well, but computer time was very limited for a few months.  I am back at work now, building my hours back up slowly.  Anyway, the surgery was a success & I am in so much less pain.  I had migraine like headaches daily & they are gone.  I am so thankful to be on this side of the recovery process!  I wore a neck brace for 2 months, day and night.  I feel so free without it!!

I have also had quite a year with my father.  He almost died last December and made it through, even tho the doctors didn't think he would.  He had cancer & radiation, several surgeries, and even recently was not expected to make it through, but he is plugging along. I have made several trips to see him & God has been gracious to give me time I never expected to have to know my Dad in a tender way that was totally unexpected.

Other WONDERFUL news is that we are going to be grandparents to a baby boy due December 26th.  We are beside ourselves with joy & anticipation.  If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that we lost our 1st twin grand~daughters at the 28th week gestation.  That was the most painful time in my life and of course, our family as a whole.  So this will be our 1st grandchild here on this earth, with our two little darlings in heaven.  I have been very busy getting things ready for his arrival.  We have a baby shower this Saturday that my daughter and I have been preparing for, with help from the other Nana & Auntie.

I have been busy making my bottle brush trees, as well as earrings.  I have enjoyed taking my jewelry makin' supplies on camping trips this summer, just having a great time making about 70 pairs of earrings!!  Once I started, I got hooked!  I had made earrings before, but wire wrapping wasn't coming easy until I saw a video tutorial on Fire Mountain Gems website.  That made all the difference!!  Now I am a pro...well, not really...but my earrings are so much better now than when I started!!

So, in a nutshell, that was a quick update.  Here are my trees to share with you.  I listed many of them on my Etsy shop which has a link on my sidebar.  Thank you so much for the new followers & your patience with me.  Life is busy for all of us & I appreciate your checking in with me from time to time.

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