Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Going To Have a New Daughter-in-law

Karieann & Thomas

Our youngest son woke me up a 6:30am to tell me he had asked his girlfriend to marry him. And she said yes.

The family is expanding. They are planning a spring 2010 wedding. That gives me time to lose some weight.Maybe the thought of all those pictures will motivate me.

I am already thinking about a design for a quilt for them and he doesn't think you can have enough pillows.

She is a very sweet girl and they make a nice couple. Randy is thinking about having more grandkids in a few years to spoil.

I am very tired need some sleep but thought I should post this in case some family members had not heard.

Everyone have a great week.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Another Week!

It has been a looong week. I worked 58 hours this week it leaves so little time for crafting. But the bills must be paid and I am thankful to have a job. I probably would get more into the shop if I would focus on one project at a time. But that is not me. My brain whirls with ideas and have many projects going on at the same time. I have finished a pillow that I have listed in my etsy shop. I am posting a picture of it here. I should have a 2nd one finished and in the shop before bed. Next week is 12 hour days so I won't be posting much but I will be reading other blogs as time permits. I enjoy reading everyone's blogs some are enlighting, entertaining,and just fun way to connect with others.

Everyone have a great week and keep me in your prayers . This Nana needs more energy.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Inaugration Day!

In honor of Inauguration day I am having a one day sale in my etsy shop. 20% off all purchases .Discount refunded Thur Paypal.

We had a fun meeting of the Upstate members of Teamsc in Spartanburg on Monday it was nice to meet everyone and put faces with names. Some of our members brought some of their work for us to see. We have very talented artists check out their etsy shops.

Everyone have a good week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Etsy Shop Banner

Check out my new banner and new avatar. I got them from fellow teamsc member Sandy at

Check out all her banners, she is really talented and gets them to you super fast.


I am so tired. Work started back full time this week and I worked 53 hours. My blood sugar level is up , it seems to go up when I am stressed. I have to figure a way to control this.
I have got a new pillow listed in the shop. Then the camera said low battery so it will be later this week before I get more items listed in the shop.
I hope everyone is enjoying the new year. I was looking forward to the football playoffs but my Panthers forgot to show up last night! Now I am not sure who I will pull for.
But it's 5 weeks til the Daytona 500. It always seems like a long time between Homestead and Daytona.
Everyone have a great week.

Hearts Pillow

Monday, January 5, 2009

Etsy :: Treasury West List

Etsy :: Treasury West List


Check it out I am featured in a treasury!!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Good Advice

A friend send me the following advice for the New Year. I think it is such good advice I wanted to share it.

Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.
Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories.
Share a funny story with someone whose spirits are dragging. A good laugh can be very good medicine.
Vow not to make a promise you don’t think you can keep.
Pay a debt.
Give a soft answer.
Free yourself of envy and malice.
Encourage some youth to do his or her best. Share your experience, and offer support. Young people need role models.
Make a genuine effort to stay in closer touch with family and good friends.
Resolve to stop magnifying small problems and shooting from the lip. Words that you have to eat can be hard to digest.
Find the time to be kind and thoughtful. All of us have the same allotment: 24 hours a day. Give a compliment. It might give someone a badly needed lift.
Think things through. Forgive an injustice. Listen more. Be kind.
Apologize when you realize you are wrong. An apology never diminishes a person. It elevates him.
Don’t blow your own horn. If you’ve done something praiseworthy, someone win notice eventually.
Try to understand a point of view that is different from your own. Few things are 100 percent one way or another.
Examine the demands you make on others.
Lighten up. When you feel like blowing your top, ask yourself, "Will it matter a week from today?"
Laugh the loudest when the joke is on you..
The sure way to have a friend is to be one. We are all connected by our humanity, and we need each other.
Avoid malcontents and pessimists. They drag you down and contribute nothing.
Don’t discourage a beginner from trying something risky. Nothing ventured means nothing gained.. Be optimistic. The can-do spirit is the fuel that makes things go.
Go to war against animosity and complacency.
Express your gratitude. Give credit when it’s due—and even when it isn’t. It will make you look good.
Read something uplifting. Deep-six the trash. You wouldn’t eat garbage—why put it in your head?
Don’t abandon your old-fashioned principles. They never go out of style..
When courage is needed, ask yourself, "If not me, who? If not now, when?"
Take better care of yourself. Remember, you’re all you’ve got. Pass up that second helping. You really don’t need it. Vow to eat more sensibly. You’ll feel better and look better, too.
Don’t put up with secondhand smoke. Nobody has the right to pollute your air or give you cancer.. If someone says, "This is a free country," remind him or her that the country may be free, but no person is free if he has a habit he can’t control.
Return those books you borrowed. Reschedule that missed dental appointment. Clean out your closet. Take those photos out of the drawer and put them in an album. If you see litter on the sidewalk, pick it up instead of walking over it.
Give yourself a reality check. Phoniness is transparent, and it is tiresome. Take pleasure in the beauty and the wonders of nature. A flower is God’s miracle.
Walk tall, and smile more.. You’ll look 10 years younger.
Don’t be afraid to say, "I love you." Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
If you have love in your life, consider yourself blessed, and vow to make this the best year ever.

Everyone have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year,Everyone!
I started off my day by going to pounce on etsy and making a purchase from a shop that had not had a sale yet. This is going to be one of my new year goals to make a first purchase from a shop once a month.
This year I am setting goals that are different from previous years. They are not as focused on changing me but on being more myself and enjoying life.
I do have one big one focused on change and it is the old cliche of better diet and exercise but not for the reason of changing my appearance but to improve my health. I found out in June that I have diabetes (which is very bad in my family) and I HATE shots so I must try to do all I can not to have to go on insulin.
I also want to do things I have always put off to later. Learn to knit, learn Spanish,and take a cruise.
Our youngest daughter graduates from high school in May. So we are hoping to take a cruise next fall.
Tomorrow tax season official opens so its back to work full time. But I will still take time for me and do something everyday that I enjoy.
If you check out my etsy shop you will see how I keep finding things I like to create.
I wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.