Friday, January 1, 2010 it is a New Year and my sale is over, Christmas is over and all the celebrating is done! The last time I posted I was getting ready for my big Christmas Goose sale, which by the way went very well for me this year. I wasn't going to do it again, but once again I am preparing for what to make next year!

I had a very busy few weeks after the sale....buying gifts, wrapping. As usual, I didn't think I would get it all done...but I did..YEAH! We were at our daughter's home for Christmas Eve. On Christmas we went to church then came home and prepared dinner for the afternoon when Rhonda, Brian and the girls came, opened gifts then ate our meal.
The day after Christmas Will and I took off for a quick trip to Coos Bay to see our grandson, Shane, before he left for Missouri to Whitman AFB where he will be stationed. It was good to see him! We were there on Sunday to celebrate our 48th wedding anniversary..then came home on Monday. Like I said, it was a short trip!
Yesterday was New Year's Eve so had Brian, Rhonda and the girls over for pizza and snacks...and some fun card games...and Apples to Apples. Saw the new year in...then today was a quiet day. Have done nothing eventful. Just trying to go through some of my "junk" which I have plenty of and often find hard to part with! I guess I have to much of my Mother in me. I always think..someday I may need that!!! And nine times out of ten I do...someday!! Of course, there are lots of things I have but don't know where they are!!! LOL
Will is now officially retired (from his temporary job with PG&E) so now have to adapt to him being home every day. I did enjoy my alone time during the day but there are pluses to it too. He can take the girls to errands for me, etc. It will all work out I am sure.
All in all....we are have been very blessed this past year. Brian had his scan and all came out clear! He doesn't have to have another one for 6 months. We are in good health so can't complain. I pray this next year will be a good one for all of us. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I have taken a few pics of my home decorated for Christmas.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Time to relax!

Wow...been a long time since I posted! The last time I was making some progress on my Christmas Goose items. I ended up making over 250 items and did quite well in the end. We pick up our checks in a couple weeks so will know exact amount then. Needless to say, I am SOOOOO glad its over! It is really hard on the body but not so bad when you look back! We have to be there early on Fri morning...decorate and then set out our items...then rush home and "try" to look good (lol) and festive...back down for the show that began at 5:00 p.m. until 9. Then back by 8:30 for the show to begin at 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Then its tear down, itimize our items left over and clean up...then we are done!! Thats a rundown on the show. I stress so much before hand that when its over I really don't want to sew but need to so badly! I did manage to get a few items of my leftovers on ebay and my WSOAPP shop.

It is hard to get pics of all I made...I had them scattered so many places in the house. It took about 6 containers (lg) to load it all up...but did it and now just have to deal with the leftovers...sell or save for next year! I have an order for a santa but otherwise need to just get busy on my santas for ebay!
Today I had a dentist appt in Roseville which was more lengthy than the usual cleaning as I had full mouth x-rays. Afterwards I ventured over to the Antique favorite thing to do after I go to the dentist. Vendors were setting out Christmas much there! Of course, much of it is pricy but did find some little things for santa bags. It is just fun to go down the isles..which I think there must be around 8 long ones and many booths. Made a quick trip to the mall then headed home...which took forever! Traffic was much construction. Tomorrow a storm is supposed to come in so will be nice to just take the day to do some cleaning, maybe cut out a santa and listen to my christmas music! Yes...I have been this week since they Sirius/XM are now playing it on a couple of their channels. I know its early but sometimes I would just rather listen to that vs the stuff on the other stations and tv..some is so depressing!!
Next week is Thanksgiving already..hard to believe!! I am cooking dinner this year so have to head to town on Sat to pick up the ingredients, ham, etc. We are tentatively planning a weekend trip to Grass Valley/Nevada City for my husband's birthday and just to shop!! Our daughter Rhonda and family will go should be fun!!
Guess thats about all for now. Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Making progress..slowly!

It has been awhile since I last checked thought I had better update!! I have been frantically working on my Christmas Goose stuff!! Time is flying and I only have about 5 more weeks till the show. It is a two day sale so need lots of stuff. I have about 125 items made and like to have 200 or more. It is my fault too...since I have all year and put it off till it is July..then Aug..Sept and now October and crunch time!! I don't know why, but it seems I do this every needless to say I will be buried in my sewing room for the next 5 weeks..and sewing non stop!! For those who have seen my sewing room....I could easily get buried in here...well out of sight!! LOL!! It is my favorite place in the whole house though since I have all the necessities other than a coffee pot in here!!

I did manage to get a couple dolls on ebay the last couple weeks. I have one on now, which I have named Endora. She is made from my favorite pattern maker...Veena's Mercantile. I just love her patterns and they are so easy!!

This past week I had a wonderful package in the mail! My daughter Deb, sent me her digital camera since she got a new one. I LOVE this little small and easy to use. I do think it takes better pictures too for ebay...thanks Deb! I will send you a check this coming week!!!
Last Wednesday Rhonda and Brian left for a week trip to I had the two girls for a week. They are easy to have around. Lexi is doing cheerleading this year so did have some running to do for that but it all went well. On Monday Lexi left for a week at camp so just had Ashlyn Monday thru Wed. Rhonda and Brian returned home last night so had the day to bury myself in my room! Tomorrow will be the same..then need to get some shopping done on Sat.
Last Saturday I had to go to Lexi's game and it was 103 degrees!!! It has cooled down so much this week...finally feels like fall. I hope now the heat is a thing of the past!!
Hopefully I can update in a few days and show more of the things I am working on. I also hope to get another thing or two on ebay!! Till next time!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Almost Monday!

How quickly these weeks seem to be going by! I have a huge sale in November and the weeks are just flying by with time running out! I didn't really apply myself until about a month ago so now I pay the price...sewing all the time! Oh well...thats how my life is. Put things off then work my butt off getting caught up!

Saturday we went to watch Alexis do her cheerleading....can't believe how she has changed! I never thought I would see the day she would get in front of people, let alone cheerleading!! She is so pretty too and the tallest in her group. We are so proud of her!

I had to laugh at her sister, Ashlyn. I asked her if she would want to do cheerleading someday and she said...maybe, but probably not! I wanted to be an artist but I think I just want to help animals! She loves them and someday should go into that field. Of course she is a great artist too!

It was such a nice day compared to the game I went to a couple weeks earlier. It was 106 degrees in Redding and the poor cheerleaders just about croaked from the heat. Brian brought the umbrella so we stayed fairly comfortable...but just plain nasty!

After we came home from church....we heard a knock on the door. Rhonda was there and asked me to come out to her car. She bought me this beautiful mum!! It is so pretty, and in a few days it will be georgous!!! That was so sweet and thoughtful of her! While I was taking pics I thought I would take one of my impatiens in the front yard. They aren't as pretty as other years but have filled in so quite colorful.

Last week I received a wonderful box full of goodies! Our WSOAPP group did a swap and my partner sent me this wonderful array of items. I LOVE the little santa...buttons which I love, candies, everything!

They say tomorrow is a chance of rain!! I really doubt it will but will be enjoying the day of cooler weather!! Hoping to get alot of sewing done!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Busy Weekend!!

Gosh...where has the time gone! I can hardly believe it has been so long since I last wrote. This past week was the best of that our son-in-law, Brian, has a clean bill of health from his cancer! For those who have followed the blogs which have mentioned him, he has gone through some very rigirous treatment since the first of the year. Last week he went to his dr in San Francisco and they said all was clear! We are all so thankful and can only praise God for this wonderful news.

Yesterday after going to church and seeing a play in Sacramento at the B St Theatre, the family got together at the local mexican restaurant to have a small celebration of the Great news!

Today was our granddaughter, Ashlyn's, birthday. We went to the local pizza place for their great buffet. Of course, I ate waaaay toooo much!!! Guess Weight Watchers will have to wait this week. I am sure I gained a few # between mexican and pizza!!! Anyway...after the pizza we went to Rhonda & Brians for ice cream cake and then played Apples to Apples..then a game of Pinocle. Was a fun day and the girls love playing games!

I did manage to get this little witch in my WSOAPP shop but most of my time is taken up sewing for the big sale in the fall...the Christmas Goose. I try to get a couple hundred items made and think I have only about 100 made so as you can see have lots to do!
Will try to do an update on things around here. Brian goes in for a recheck (scan) every few months. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. They certainly were answered!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Indiana Trip!!

We left for Indiana two weeks ago tomorrow. We have had a great time! This is a picture take off the deck of Jo and Chris's beautiful home.

This is a picture of the table which belonged to my grandparents. It is probably 60 plus years old. JoAnn and Chris refinished it, and is amazing how nice it looks. Chris built this gazebo for it. He will eventually put a roof of some kind over it...but certainly a nice setting for it. It is so nice to see it taken care of...and my grandparents would be so pleased to see it so well loved!

This is a picture taken of our long time friends, George and Pat Doering at Buckheads restaurant. They were in Nashville so Jo and Chris said they were more than welcome to come up and visit us all in Indiana....which they did! We had a great time at Hubers Winery and then on to Buckheads for dinner. This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Ohio River (seen in the background) We had a great time with them. Will and I before dinner.

Tomorrow morning we will head home. Originally we were going to fly home....but we bought new CRV so will be driving. It had 19 miles on it when we bought it. Guess we will know how much we like it soon!