Thursday, December 18, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Well, the Home Show and Bake Sale were successful. I was pleased , considering the economy. I thought that I'd have time to relax, but NOOOOO, it's been a whirlwind!
Serge and I visited my darling niece and her hubby, the wonderful Jason. What a' head on the right way' couple! They're due with No. 1 in January, and we are all soooo excited!!! Their new house was 2 hrs. away, so we stopped in at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, so I could check out Urban Outfitters, which my kids like so much. I liked it, but would've preferred less of the 'In your Face' descriptives. I guess I'm an old fuddy-duddy. I just like my language a little clean , thank you. But , it did have interesting goodies. Then it was on to their new house. It is sooo nice in a lovely neighborhood, kind of' in the country' a bit. It is a 6 yr. old home that looks brand new. They surely lucked out! This super couple play Santa and the Mrs. and go into the poorest areas in Baltimore, and bring toys and gifts, and dinners to some of the poorest there. They are truly Amazing and Inspiring. I could write a whole book on them.
After coming home late I wrapped gifts til even later!
Well the next day was Tina's surprise Baby Shower. Jason had her going til the end when they drove up to the restaurant, and Tina saw the cars. She's no dummy folks. She's got a basketball in there, and is doing a super job taking caring of the baking! The shower was fab, as Mom/sister-in-law Ana always manages to do, and to do with great ease. She is sooo talented. But, more on her later. The food was great, and the cake was from Sugarbakers, so if you are Baltimore area/Catonsville area folks, you'll know how great it was.
It started to snow before we left, and when we hit Rte. 70, we heard of all the accidents and cars were off to the side of the road, all over the place. Too bad the news didn't tell us about this major road being CLOSED. We sat 35 min's away from home for 6 HOURS!!!!! It took 7 hrs. all together, for a trip that should've taken 1 hr. 15 min. at the most!!!EHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
Then the battery went - but I was lucky to flag down a tow truck who just happened to be going in reverse. He jumped us, then ran off. There were 4 of us in the car. There was quiet, there was yelling and screaming, there was laughing and finally giddiness. There was NO ONE to say anything, to help , or ANYTHING!!! Today, I heard of a few people who also were stuck in this mess. They said that they couldn't get salt trucks to us. What a load of crock! There was a multiple car pile-up. Somebody's rear better be on the line for this debacle!
We made it home fine, and I found out my battery was good and strong. We're lucky we didn't get in the crash. You have to count your blessings when these type of odd situations happen. Everything for a reason! We had leftovers from the party, so we ate a yummy dinner in the car at 9:30 at night. Lucky us. We held a blanket when us girls used the 'facilities'.
I just vegged yesterday.
Well, here are a few pictures from the Home Show. I forgot my camera both days for the Kris Kringle Show, where I met wonderful people and artists. More later.
First picture is of the outside- not a great picture, but it did look very nice. Next is above our front door. Before Ken went in for brain surgery, Tina and Jason held a surprise party for Ken at my brother's house with his lovely wife and great friend, Ana. Tina and Jason made these power cards , which are in different rooms around the house-Faith, Strength, Courage and Risk, Love, and the final one is above the front door-KICK ASS- to remind Ken of his job with this lung cancer. :) There is a great definition that goes with it. I'll have to share it some time.
Then there's a poor picture looking into our living room, but you get the picture. Nice and creamy light. Then the stars hanging in the dining room, and lastly the mostly jewelry table in the kitchen, near the delectable Bake Sale goodies(the latter are not visible here-suffice it to say that they were scrumptious, and looked fabulous:) )
Later Aligator! xo
Saturday, November 22, 2008
If you're in town, this weekend, 22 & 23 November, 2008 come to the Kris Kringle Christmas Show at Hagerstown Community College, in Hagerstown, Md. Sat & Sun 9-5. There are 230 vendors, a steady flow of of customers (around 10 thousand, I understand), and it's nice and spread out, with large aisles, free parking, entrance, and golf cart rides for those parking far away. All proceeds go to charity. This year it's Hospice, and a local church that will take care of 100 local families this winter.
SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!
Come try your hand at fun & fabulous Holiday /Gift Pins, and other Holiday/Gift Idea, that cost little, are personalized, fun to make, and preserve the environment. Heck- collage artists have always preserved the environment, utilizing vintage/antique papers , ephemera,baubles, and all interesting 'recyclables'. Give a fab presentation, and you've got great gift ideas to spur your creativity.
...That's 5-6:45 this Tues. , 25 Nov, 2008 at the Boonsboro Free Library in Boonsboro, Md. COME SEE OUR NEW and WONDERFUL LIBRARY- sit back, relax, and enjoy the nice company, music, and art ideas!!!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
WINTER WONDERLAND HOME SHOW and BAKE SALE! If you're in the neighborhood, Please Come! Just email me for particulars:) at: email@example.com
See you at the Show!
PS- The goodies are so delicious! We're talking, all homemade by WONDERFUL Greek, Serbian, Russian, etc. Bakers! Tarts, Russian Tea Cakes, Cakes, Baklava.... and we can take orders for certain items. ..and there might be a free, yummy, sample or two:)
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Actually, it's 3 shows. One to deliver to, one at home - both this weekend -and one big one next weekend, right before Thanksgiving.
The first picture is my unfinished cotton batting creatures/dolls. The next is 10 yr. old Emma's tags. They're great! The rest are some of my friend Jenny's wonderful Victorian Vignette shadow boxes.(Emma is Jenny's talented daughter). Jenny and Emma will be in the Home Show, as well as others.
So please excuse me as I try to conquer all ! Back next week:)
Thank you for all the nice emails and comments about Ken- Later xo
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Alex (I don't know where taken)
best friend Kerry, and Alex
very nice boyfriend Mark, and Alex
a cropped picture of Alex, her brother, and sister
My 1st baby is 22 today! She is funny, kind, generous, thrifty (when necessary), resourceful, creative, artistic, a great organizer, a fantastic friend, assertive, highly intelligent, a good writer, and all around wonderful human being, who is always DOING.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Kiska-(Just click to enlarge any photo)
Home show flyer
Mr. Poufball himself
My former(passed away) kitty, Treesya, made into a paper stuffed ornament
"I said that's my spot in the sunlight!"(Kippy)
massive pouf a la Kippy
You can see where the dingleberries get stuck:)
Big yawn, big cat Kiska(pronounced Keeska)
"I didn't know that I wasn't allowed on the couch"(Puma-alias Meep, Meepy, Skreep...)
Kiska loves to jump up high- by the Dutch reverse painted antique painting
Kiska up high by the Russian antique Blickensderfer, and Sheriff Bunny on horseback(I made a few years back), next to Khokhloma , Russian dishes
I never thought that I'd be tickled about such a mundane act:) But, since we can't get to the wooden floors yet in this part of the house, I'm thrilled that they'll be getting done before the Home Show/Bake Sale. Ah, the simple things in life.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
My wonderful tennis professional husband, Ken, gets rescanned today. We are praying for good results regarding his lung cancer. He is a very good man. Prayers are Welcome. This journey is long and has been very hard. This may be a very important turning point. I pray that the score is at very least- 'Advantage Ken'.
Friday, September 19, 2008
The fashion show in Frederick was last night(click on title link above). It was great. My camera was not good for nighttime pictures, but the pictures were interesting anyway. Joe and hubbie, Michael, own Vibrant Artwear. I used to have a shop next to Joe in Savage Mill. They are great people who get involved in their community and local schools, and they love doing so. Joe's energy is simply remarkable, and enervating. Michael runs the runway and had all the 'gals' fabulously organized and bouncy. There was even a little one who was just adorable!(That's Joe holding her ) ..and some hot moms who were stunning. There were performances as well as the fashion show. And , wow, Shenekwa(sp?) can you rock , girl!