Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!!

2013 has been a good year for us.  We were blessed with happiness and health!!  I talk about my kids and grands all the time, so I thought I would show you who they are.  Happy New Year! Hoping 2014 is great for yall, and filled with many of God's blessings!!!

"Finish the year and be done with it.  I have done what I could.  Some blunders and absurdities have no doubt crept in, I will forget them quickly.  Tomorrow is a new year.  I will begin it serenely and with a high spirit and hopes.  So goodbye 2013....you will soon be over, done and in the books!  No New Years resolutions for me...I will take each day as it comes, live each day to the fullest, try everyday to make someone else's life a little better and most importantly know, beyond a shadow of a doubt that God is GOOD and HE alone is in control.  HE HAS GOT THIS and for that I am most thankful!!!!!

(Taken from an insert of Ralph Waldo Emerson's take on a day and my dear friends post on FB.  I am blessed beyond anything I can ever expect!)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

What I have been up to

Here are some of the projects I have done lately.  The first is a bench that was made from my childrens baby bed.  Since it was the Jennylynn style and that is now considered dangerous, I had my carpenter friend make me a bench--as a matter of fact two benches.  I did the painting with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and I must tell you if you have not done anything with this type of paint, you should.  I used the clear wax to seal it.  I have not decided where I am going to put it.  I was going to put it on the porch at the studio, but I put a red bench there that we made out of a twin bed.  I am concerned that someone might take it since there is not anyone down there all the time, so I think I am going to use it inside.  The second bench went to my daughter.  She did a great job with it and has it under her carport.  The second picture is one of the frames I have been making.  I was given a block of wood and this is what I came up with.  It all started when I needed a frame for new babys picture, and refused to pay what they were asking at the gift shops.  I think mine is cuter than all those I looked at while shopping.  The last picture is a new whimsical Angel I have been making with my pottery.  I love how carefree and flowy she is.  I have had real good comments and luck with her so far.  She is one of my hot items at the studio. 

Well, I just wanted to show a little of what has been keeping me busy.  Today, I glazed for several hours, so I should have some new stuff later on this week.  I mixed glazes with my best friend and pottery buddy yesterday, and went back today and glazed about 37 pieces.  I have really worked a lot lately on Daddys house and I am about half way with getting it totally turned into a studio/gift shop.  I have set up the living room as a show case area and I am working on the 3rd bedroom turning it into a show case area also.  The kitchen, dining room, utility room and carport are where I work.   Still undecided about what to do with the other rooms but I will keep you updated.

Yall take care; Be safe, healthy, and happy; Smile and laugh; Hug those you love; Do something daily to help others; Pray and may God bless each and all!!!

Thursday, September 19, 2013



Well, I have resurfaced.  What an adventure I have been on. Let me give you a quick update.  Since I saw you last we have added the little brunette Angel.  I am an official Gammie of 2.  She is a doll!!!  Happy, fun, giggles, smiles all the time and not afraid of anything.  Big sister is still as adorable and fun as always--a real diva!  She loves her little sister and really has been a great help to her Mommy.  They all are doing great!  Son #1 has a new job and I expect I am going to get a daughter-in-law soon.  She is already a part of our family, but I think an official anoucement of a date is on its way.  #2 son is a freshman in high school.  Living life to the fullest and enjoying every minute of it.  He is a great kid!!  Actually all of my kids have really made me proud!  I am truly blessed to have 3 wonderful children that have never given me a minutes trouble.  I also have gained two more grandpuppies since I saw you last--that makes 3 now and I have been known to babysit the dogs as well as the kids!!

     I have gotten back into my pottery and have started fixing up my Dad's house as a studio and place to showcase what I do.  It is troubling at times, going through the memories, but my parents would have been so proud of my creativity, so the good moments outway the troubles.  I am still working fulltime and love my job.  I just wanted to pop in to resurface and connect with all my blogging friends.  I plan to keep more updated--I know I say this everytime--but maybe.....  Be sweet, stay kind, pray for our troops and our country, Hug those you love, and God Bless Ya'll!!!!