Sunday, February 28, 2010

Where Have You Been?

Good Morning Friends.  Hope you all are doing well.  I can’t believe it has been such a long time since I posted a blog.  After several e-mails from my friends… I thought I would let you all know that I am fine, but staying busy.  Last week I wasn’t able to even get on my computer because I had a virus.  It really screwed things up to say the least.  I was so happy to get it back up and running.  This is my lively hood when the kids are down for a nap (lol).  You spend all this time with children during the week and you long for some adult conversation even if it is just over the net (lol).  Anyway, I am happy to be back and have missed you all tremendously.


Another thing that has been keeping me busy is this…..


Qbert has been keeping me busy to say the least.  He is such a great puppy and a little lover.  He has been great with going potty outside and the sleeping at night is and still can be an issue.  He is getting better with it, but still can get us up early in the morning or throughout the night with his crying.  He is pitiful when he cries, but the crate training is working for him.  That is great news!


Another thing keeping me busy is my wholesale order that I am currently working on.  Here are just a few signs, but there are plenty more from where those came from that still need to be sanded for the first time.


Great News ~ my newest stencils finally arrived.  I will be creating new signs today and hopefully have them posted soon.  I think these will be especially popular.  I received some help from some great gals and I think these will sell like hotcakes.  So stay tuned for those finished projects!


I was at the thrift store the other day and found a couple picture frames.  I needed them for some stitchery's that Lisa from Black Sheep Prims made for me.  Here are some pics of the stitchery's.  Thank you again Lisa for your kindness….. it is greatly appreciated!!


Do you all remember this picture frame that I picked up awhile back from the thrift store? 


This is what it looks like after I re-finished it and added my stitchery that Lisa made for me.  Doesn’t it look great?


Here is another frame that I picked up.


I have removed the picture, sanded the frame a bit and will paint it and re-finish it today.  My other stitchery that Lisa made will go in this frame.  I am sure it will look great once finished.


I haven’t posted in awhile and I have more to share so I guess I will continue.  Let’s carry on ~ shall we?

I was over at my parents home yesterday.  Mom has been tearing up her basement to find certain things that she hasn’t located since the move.  Well, her basement was literally a mess and I wanted to take some more of my stuff down there to store away.  Well, that wasn’t possible because she literally had boxed every where.  It was prim heaven to say the least, but a mess.  So, I went over there and went through every single box.  Do you realize how much stuff two people can have after 44 years of marriage.  Oh lordy be….. they had so much stuff and junk!!  Of course there was lots of great prims and a few things that Mom gave me, but wouldn’t you know it that what she was looking for was not down in the basement?  Yep, it was in the very last stinkin’ box that I looked in which was in their bonus room.  I was tired and disgusted that I went through all of these boxes and her favorite prim box was in a closet.  We found it so that was the main thing and I got rid of more boxes and junk in the process.  Good thing, but there is still plenty more.


Well, here are a few things that Mom gave me while I was there yesterday.  I have a few other items to share, but they are too big to move in the snow ☺ so I will hopefully get them moved once some of this snow melts.  Oh boy…..they are great gifts!  The big gifts are especially nice.  Primtastic and drool material (hahaha).  Here are a few small things.


Don’t you love these old prim forks?  I thought they would be great in my kitchen.  My Mom’s old neighbor gave them to her and she was in her 80’s so I am sure they are pretty old.  I love them!

Here are a few other items that I received.




Another favorite item that she gave me is this.  I love it.  I thought I could put my cordless phone and phone book in it.  Don’t you think it would be great to hide it in there?



Well, that is it for today.  Hope you all are doing well.  I myself continue to be sick of the snow and winter temps, but I have given up with the spring dance.  Heck, I have been dancing away hoping that spring would arrive soon and well quite frankly…. I am getting tired of dancing. (lol)  Stay Warm and Safe!!

Until Next Time ~ Blessings, Lisa


Linda said...

Hi Lisa.............wasn't sure whether you had the virus or your computer! Anyhow, good to have you back.
We have been contemplating a move ourselves and oh, my, just hearing about all that your Mom had to pack and move wears me out! I am afraid I am like her..........have lots of "stuff".
Have a good week.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

So glad you are back and I can't wait to see your new signs, I love the bucket from your mom!


LeeHillPrimitives said...

Hi Lisa, Your puppy is so cute. Love your new bucket and the wood box. Those are beautiful

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Qbert is a little doll! Enjoy every moment with him.

I'll come over and gladlyhelp go through every box if I can come home with some goodies too! LOL Especially those forks! WOO HOO!

I am so glad your sign business is doing well for you. looking forward to seeing you rnew designs!

Willow said...

Hi Lisa =)
Welcome back ! Have missed reading your posts. Can't wait to see your new signs. Wow you got some great things from your Mom !!
Hope your snow melts soon cause I can't wait to see the "big" stuff !
QBert is such a cutie. Hope your having a wonderful weekend.
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Black Sheep Lisa said...

Love the goodies from your Mom! I am happy that you love your stitcheries, I was happy to do them for you. Qbert is such a little sweetie, i am crazy for pups! LOL

Cant wait to see your new signs, I have some new springs stencils i need to work on too!

Heather's Stitches said...

Can't wait to see the new signs that your working on.

Prim perfect goodies!

PrimWyoGirl said...

Glad to have you back Lisa! Love your sitcheries from Lisa. The frames look good for them. What a lot of work at your moms! It was nice of you to help her though. Love the bucket! Have fun with your signs. Can't wait to see your larger gifts from your mom!

taylors*farmhouse*attic said...

Glad you're back girl!...I missed your post!...Qbert is a cutie and I'm sure adds quite a bit of excitement to the household...I can't wait to see your new signs and what else your mom gave you!!..Have a good day!!~~hugs,Jen

Pam said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your new prims from your mom! I am really lovin that box!!! Lisa's stitcheries are great...I just love framing simple little stitcheries like that! They add the perfect prim touch to any display! I can't wait to see what else you got from you mom! Have a great day=)

basketsnprims said...

Qbert is so sweet & adorable. I bet Cameron sure loves him. Great stuff from your mom! Looking forward to your new goods.

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Hi Lisa....
Glad to hear your doing well.
Where do you find all your energy? I wish I had half of it!
I can't seem to get much done these days.

Carmen C. said...

What an adorable puppy Qbert is:) You got some nice things and I love those forks, Can't wait to see what you're up to on the signs!

UPON A HILL said...

Mom has some great things! Glad to see that your back! Love the bucket!


Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

My fav is the PUPPY, next is every single thing your mom gave you!
Can't wait to see all the new stencils.

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Lisa, I am happy to see you posted. I love your blo g.

Qbert is a sweetie, he is so cute.I love the new bucket and the forks, those are great!!!!

I am excited to see your new signs!!!!

God Bless friend,
Hillcrest Home Prims

Angie Berry said...

I'm glad that you are doing well, and yes.. you have been busy!! Our miniature schnauzer trained fairly quick. I am still surprised at how fast he learns things. In one day my husband taught him to go to his crate just by saying "crate". He is a good and sweet dog!

I love your samplers made by Lisa and they look prim wonderful in the frame! What nice goodies you received from your mom. I can't wait to see the rest!