Hi to all my friends!! My first post for 2013. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday. You know how mine was going but this year is already getting better, thank the dear Lord!!
My check finally arrived on the 4th and I was able to actually get the gas company to fill our tank that same day. The first thing Mark said was “Crank up that heat!!” We are now warm and cozy.
Dad came home from the hospital last Friday and is doing better mentally since he got home. He always seems to get so disoriented when he’s not there. They don’t know for sure when they will be able to leave for Florida but are hoping for sometime next week.
Penny is doing better. She has been released to drive now and that helps just knowing that she can go somewhere if she needs/wants to without having to have someone else take her. She feels less like a burden.
I got a special treat last week too. I was checking our stats on the shop and there was a message showing. When I opened it, I was delighted to find an invitation. It was from Main Street Artisans. They asked if we would be interested in joining their group of artisans and displaying some of our “art” in their online store. I asked them to e-mail me the particulars and said I was honored that they would like to include us.
When I received the info, I was thrilled to find out that it is actually a local shop and they have invited us to put stuff in that shop as well. We can either rent a booth or do it on consignment. Isn’t that cool?!!
I had been working on some new clay techniques anyway and thought I would share a few things with you today along with the update.
First up are some jewelry sets that I created using canes I bought from a lady on Etsy. I even made rings to match with these sets.
And now, these are from canes that I made. The first two sets are pins with matching earrings.
I hope you enjoyed the display as much as I did creating them.
Thank you for your prayers and support over the last few months, they helped tremendously!!! Looks like this year has gotten of to a much better start and I am encouraged that it will continue on that path!
Love and hugs to you all, God bless,
First of all, I want to wish you all a very blessed and Merry Christmas!! I pray that you all have a safe and happy holiday.
Second, I wanted to let you know that dad is doing much better. He and mom are planning on going to Florida after our Christmas party this weekend and Penny is home from the Nursing Home, doing much better also. Thank you all for the prayers sent their way. They appreciated it immensely.
Third, I have my store up and running. I’ve made 3 sales now and have been working on getting it stocked up with goodies. I’ve been trying my hand at making my own polymer clay canes. I think they are turning out pretty good for a beginner. I’ve had two of them “favorited” already, so I guess they aren’t too bad.
Here’s some new pic’s for you:
Hope you enjoyed these!
and Happy New Year!!
Love and hugs,
Well, the title says it all! First off, let me just say again that I appreciate all of the wonderful comments that you have left me since the last time that I posted. Your kind words, thoughts, prayers and encouragement mean the world to me and I wouldn’t know what to do without them!!!
On Thanksgiving day, right as we were getting ready to leave to go to mom and dad’s to meet Shawna and the kids so that we could follow them and my parents to my sister’s house, the phone rang. It was my mom calling to tell me that they had just gotten home from the emergency room.
Dad had gone out to get the newspaper out of the driveway and fell. He broke his other collarbone this time (and his ribs, we think, even though they said the x-ray didn’t show that they were). He is in a lot of pain. Mom said she almost called 911 last night because he was practically screaming from the pain. They went to his doctor’s office and saw the nurse practitioner and she gave him stronger pain meds and dressed his arm that he had skinned up so bad that it peeled his skin all the way off and now they are afraid it may get infected.
Then I get a crying phone call this afternoon from Penny, I asked what was wrong and she says, “I’m in the hospital”.
Come to find out, Sat or Sun, can’t remember which one she said, she was leaving her son’s house and tripped on the sidewalk outside. She did what we are always afraid dad’s gonna do, she broke her hip! Through to sobs and gulping for air, she said that it hurt so bad that she didn’t know what to do but cry. They took her catheter out today and they’re making her get up and walk to the bathroom!!!! I know they want to keep that hip from freezing up on her but come on! She said she cries all of the way there and back ’cause it is excruciating.
God bless them both!! I feel so bad about it and am helpless to do anything for them.
I’ve had almost 70 visitors to the store but haven’t sold anything yet. It’s discouraging but I’m being as patient as I can be. I know that I’m not overpricing things. Compared to what others are charging on their stuff, I’m way under-priced but I want to start getting customers before profits. I’m just looking at the positive side of it, at least people are looking at what I have on there!
I am working on some more stuff and I have sent for some books, supplies/tools and DVD tutorials about working with clay to that I can start making my own kaleidoscope canes and such. I really like working with this type of medium and it’s good for my hands. I get up all stiff and sore but after I’ve worked with the clay for a while, they loosen up and feel better. Good therapy I guess.
I will leave you today with a few quotes to bless and encourage you.
I miss you all very much!
Love, mega hugs and abundant blessings,
|“Do not add to what I command you and do not subtract from it, but keep the commands of the Lord your God that I give you.”|
|“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”|
| “My motto is: Contented with little, yet wishing for more.”
Hello my friends!! I have missed you all very much. I have been extremely tied up right now with my jewelry; Sara and going back to school things; family crisis; and today my mother’s eldest brother passed away.
So there has been a lot of hectic stuff to deal with, along with my normal health issues and a slight shingles re-occurance
I had a few minutes and decided to take the time to catch up with you all and do a few quick posts.
It will probably be another week or so of the hit and miss posts/responses, I’m sorry.
I hope to be back on a regular schedule soon though!
Love and hugs to you all!! God bless, Terri
Image Credit: by Meredith Storm via Wordle-Create..