Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Calendar, vintage goodies, Valentines and my new Niece!






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I have been working a whole lot and just came off a terrible January. I guess it is the roughest month of the year in furniture sales...I am pretty stressed about how I am going to make it on what I made thru February! I just keep plugging along and rely on faith, hope and grace...What else can I do? Pray for me guys....I need it so I am not under the %$#@#@#$$%%'s thumb. I need to be self sufficient again and it has been a struggle for me.
There is happier news though! My new little niece, Ava Suzanne was born on Wednesday. She is a little doll and I was able to sneak out of work and be with Julie when she was born. I don't think anything is better than a new baby and I have smiled all week about her! We expected Jace to be jealous and he has his moments but he loves his sister. All is wonderful on that front.
I have been making cupcake boxes for the fancy cupcakes that Missy and I are making to sell for Valentines Day. I am starting to hope that we dont get TOO many orders or it is going to turn into cupcake hell....I love these little boxes though. Next I will use my cricut cake and cut out toppers from fondant.
I am still working on the pink quilt. It has grown quite a bit and it is ready for borders. I may do a black dot just cause I love black with pink and there are bits of black in the pink fabrics. I also finished Jen's row for our round robin..Everyone is starting to get their quilts back. I cant wait to see them finished! I decided to machine embroider my blocks for her with flowers. At first, I wasnt real thrilled with them but once I finished them with some of her fabric, I decided I really like the row. It is a beautiful quilt top so far!
I am making fabric Valentines for Jean's grandkids again this year. They give them to their teachers and I enjoy doing them. This actually will be the third year I have made them. Boy, does time fly.
I alos want to thank Laurie (indulge your shelf) and Deb (garage sale gal)!!! Deb sent me a box of the greatest vintage stuff in return for me doing a doggie portrait of her three dogs...I have already got it started and it is going to be fun to see it come together...In the picture all the little treasures are lying on a vintage apron. I am hoping that I can bear to use some of these pretty things...I can be a hoarder at times! Laurie gave away a Holocaust Museum calendar on her blog and I won it. It has excerpts from diaries and pictures that are heart rending....I love it and it is already on my wall.......Thanks again you too and I hope everyone has a great week!!!

16 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Good to hear from you and that you are still pulling along! It's so good that you have this job, I sure hope it will give you what you need. Hang in there, things will get better! :D

PeggyR said...

I wondered how you were doing! I think this winter has been rough for everyone in more ways then one!

Laurie said...

I'm always glad and relieved when you post Melinda, you're on my mind and in my prayers alot. As for the pillow, I'll gladly make you a new one!
Have you seen the documentary, "Paper Clips"? It's about a project a school in the Appalachians did in memory of the Holocaust victims. It's the most amazing, touching, film I've ever seen. It's been on the Documentary Channel, but if you can get a hold of it, it's well worth the time to watch. I've watched it several times, and each time I have the tissue near by!
Take care my friend, God will see you through.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Keeping BUSY, is Good! Now I'm hungry for cupcakes :)
Don't forget time for "YOU"...
Warmly,
deb

Hands Sew Full said...

Nice to hear from you Melinda! I hope things pick up for you, it really has been a hard January in so many ways. Hugs.....
Penny

Laurie said...

Oh! I clicked to post my comment, and forgot to tell you what a beautiful little baby Ava is. She's gorgeous, and it is good to have this new little life to help get you through the low spots. Bless You!

roc said...

oh melinda...a new baby..how awesome! babies are just the best!
good luck with those cupcake orders! if we were closer i'd have to order some! i just love cupcakes!

Jenny said...

I'm glad to hear you are still doing the Little Engine that Could!

I know you can, I know you can.

Sending hugs and prayers your way during this time of introspection and healing.

BEAR's Mom said...

Hey girlfriend...
Happy when you show up!
You can do it...
You can make it happen!
You know your friends in
Bloggerville are pulling
for you big time!!!
I can't wait to see how
you do DEB's portrait...
Her Sweet Pea is adorable!
BEAR HUGS
~victoria~

Barb said...

Ohhhhh my little friend....you are so lucky to get a new grandbaby....I am so jealous.

I think of you all of the time, it seems you are very resourceful and well...I just hope it all works out for you....hang in there.

Lorraine said...

spring is on its way a time of renewal so things will get better for you..lovely to have a new baby to go and visit

Joanne Lendaro said...

January is a rough month, just hang in there kiddo! When people start seeing the $$ from the tax checks it will put them into the buying mode again. LOVE seeing your pictures and post.

Yarni Gras! said...

so glad you posted..like everyone else, I look forward to the little things you share. I hope February looks up and that things even out for you!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your Niece is adorable! When I was looking at the picture I was thinking how she looked like a little doll. So cute.

Your cupcake boxes look amazing. I hope you get just the right amount of orders. Not too many so you go crazy but enough so you can enjoy the process.

I think January is rough on everyone. Hopefully with tax season here people will be looking for new furniture. I know I have a new recliner on my wishlist.

Jenxo said...

your little neice is beautiful, hope the furniture business picks and im sure your cupcakes will be delish!!!!

Laurie said...

Wow! You got some great stuff from Garage Sale Gal!! I'm so glad you liked the calendar and are using it. I also saw the paper clip documentary another commenter mentioned and highly recommend it! Ava is GORGEOUS! How fun! I hope things are better for you very soon, Melinda.