Saturday, September 20, 2008

Show and Tell Sundays - Figurines

Show and Tell Sundays are back! I have missed visiting everyone's blogs and checking out their treasures! This week's theme is figurines. I have to admit... this is one thing that I do not have a lot of. In fact, I only have one. Yes, it is true. I know its hard to believe that I could have only ONE of anything.... but here she is..... It was a gift passed down to me by my grandmother Mabel, my mom's mom. Not sure why she thought I should have it, or why it made her think of me. Perhaps her only hope was that I might think of her each time I looked at it or heard its sweet musicbox song.... and I do.

I am looking forward to seeing all of your treasures again! Join in the fun and hop over to to see the other participants!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Somebody Loves Me

I sure am glad I bought this four leaf clover.... because look what it brought me.... I cannot believe I found a dressform in smalltown Ontario Canada. I walked into Mom and Pop's antique shop and there she was.... $175.00 too much. I think they noticed I was drooling a bit so they offered her to me for 50% off and I was still going to walk away.... what? Was I crazy?? I having been lusting after these for 6 months and never even seen one! Well.. maybe four leaf clovers are lucky after all....??? And hubby doesn't even mind her.... well, he thinks I should sell it.... but I refuse because I am already in love.....

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I remember

I remember, on this anniversary of September 11th, when a piece of my heart was stolen. It still pains me to remember. I think this date is imprinted on everyone's mind. I really had never experienced much grief in my life until that day. It still pains me to remember it as I am sure it does for you as well. It seems like only yesterday. I feel for the wives and husbands, the children, the families. Such a terrible terrible loss. Whatever or whomever it is that you love, grab a hold of them, and love them today and everyday.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Seasons Change

The signs of Autumn are here. Inside.... my goose down duvet is back on my bed, my slippers are back out from under the bed, my favorite cozy carnigan is hanging on the kitchen chair, and I can hear the whistle of the tea kettle..... Outside, I see signs of the season too......

What's happening in your corner of the world?? Tell me, won't you?

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We Must Go Home

I have really been struggling with time. I have been throwing all of my extra time (after family, home and day job) into my etsy shoppe. Trying to make it successful.... trying to find the "right" things, wondering, waiting, looking. I need to remind myself that it doesn't matter so much. Do your best and see what happens. When I talk to myself, remind myself, that its ok if it doesn't sell, its ok if I don't watch it everyday, I feel better, I feel more relaxed. The whole reason I begun the etsy thing was to support my creative expenses and now I am spending so much time selling stuff I don't have enough time to create.... does this ever happen to you?? I guess it goes back to stop and smell the roses.... stop and remember what makes you happy.... and do it - no matter what.