Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Check this out !

I have a friend who just started a blog. She will be posting the adorable cards she makes. You can visit her here: http://deebi27-atouchofme.blogspot.com/

Here's my desk after making a card for my FIL and his fiance.

Here's the card I made.
Wishing you inspiration !

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hello Again !

I am baaaaaaack ! I have been inspired by various other blogs to get back in the swing and post cool stuff on mine ! As you can see at the top I have added to my title.....Teaching An Old Blog New Tricks.....meaning, I will be posting ideas, pictures of the beauty around me and challenges to help you become aware of the "new tricks" that surround us.

If I can get this computer to work right, I will be adding Mr. Linky so you can add your ideas here!

This should be fun but it may take me a bit to get it together and get it started.

Please hang in there with me !

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yard Sales

Yesterday we got up early to head to a town-wide yard sale. When we got there we saw some people standing in the road handing out something. Maps to (most of) the yard sales in town! How nice that was! DH made a game of it, as he does with most stuff, and wheeled us around to view the goodies everyone was selling. I am not into baby stuff right now, so if it looked mostly pink or blue we passed it by. We stopped at an interesting looking sale-lots of ephemera. As I looked through the tons of linens, sewing items and dishes, I found two small snowflake-looking pieces of tatting. If you know handiworks at all, you know tatting is made with thin cotton thread expertly tied with thousands of little knots that somewhat resemble crochet. It is a form of lace that for some reason really strikes a nostalgic chord in my heart. I am not a tatter nor an expert crocheter, although I like to piddle with making basic stuff now and then. I can appreciate the time and effort it took to make those beautiful pieces. And at 10 cents apiece, who could pass THAT up????
I also spied two wooden cheese boxes full of pens and pencils, erasers and shoestrings. They marked them $1 each. I scooped those up too. I also have a weakness for old wooden things. Today I sorted through the boxes and found a plastic coin that was interesting. On one side it says: 100% less accidents with 2-B SHUR BIRTH CONTROL "PILL". On the back side it says: Use externally only. When romantic situations get beyond control, place 2-B SHUR under left knee and hold firmly in place with right knee. Caution: Excessive use can cause callouses on right knee cap.
What a HOOT !
I also found a type of fountain pen that has a reservoir tube inside the barrel of the pen. I am going to see if I can find a replacement so I can USE it ! HOW FUN!

The rest of the sales were not as interesting, but a fun day we had.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Happy Holidays

I hope your holiday was wonderful, as mine was. DH and I went to his dad's Christmas Eve and then to my mom's to spend Christmas Day with her and my brother.
I ate too much, received too many gifts and laughed constantly ! (Sofa King----sorry, inside joke)
Despite DH's layoff, we enjoyed Christmas. Ü

Next holiday, New Year's Eve. We will probably just enjoy it in the comfort of our home, quietly. Probably we will hit the hay well before midnight. Why is it so much more important when you are younger to celebrate the changing year? I'm not THAT old, but it just doesn't seem as appealing to go out in a smoke filled, crowded venue and drink too many drinks and stay up way too late only to wake up mid-afternoon the next day feeling like you've been hit by a Mack truck........ Not my kind of celebration. Sorry.

Call me a wet blanket.....call me a Negative Nancy......whatever.

Maybe I can think of some "goals" for 2009.

1. Think positively, speak positively, live positively
2. see #1

(I thought 2 goals looked better than just one anyway.)

I finally have begun reading the Twilight series......OMG, I'm halfway finished with the first book and I just started last night !
I don't know what it is about that book, but it's hard to put down---it MAKES you want to read it. It's hard to explain. Read it if you want to know.

Adios 2008-----glad you're through with us.
On to 2009-----please be kind to us !!!


Monday, December 1, 2008

It's been a long, long road....

I'm sorry I have been neglecting you for so long. There have been many things going on since I last posted. I will try not to bore you with all the deets.
Hubby has been laid off from work as of today. SO, we will be penny pinching until he gets called back OR he gets something new. Oh Joy. Great timing too! =/

For some fun I will be posting my 24 days of Christmas gifts I have been sent. I was in a swap and I sent 24-ish things to my swap partner and I got sent a box of goodies to unwrap every day until Christmas!
Here is today's gift, a cute little "congratulations" stamp from Studio G.
OK, well it looks like since I had my computer worked on, the pictures I just took aren't working.....I'll have to get DH to see what's going on.....