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!!!