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Friday, August 20, 2010

A Bridal Shower,Artwork, and Paperwork

My beautiful niece, Lindsay. Soft spoken, multi-talented, knowledgable, organized, kind, gentle, and drop dead gorgeous:)
Larissa and her blueberries.
Getting ready for the last show. Art nouveau table for sale, and will be at Boonsborough Days. I often use display pieces that I sell. Gold paint underneath, and it has some age.
Homemade, delicious, handmade Margharita pizza. Yum. Very easy. I will tell you how another time, including my Russian teacakes as I promised.
Pretty cake from Safron bakery for Serge. Even though his birthday was a month ago, I thought I'd show it. Safron Bakery makes fabulous French butter cream cakes. Pretty flowers.

So, sorry for not posting recently. I did not realize that it has been nearly 2 weeks! My daughter , Alex , is her cousin Lindsay's maid of honor. So the shower was 3 states away on Long Island on the 14th. Lindsay was surprised and the shower was very nice. I haven't taken the memory stick out of the camera yet to see the pictures, though.

Everyday, I have been trying to get to artwork. I have shows coming up very soon. Boonsborough Days is very big and is creeping up very quickly. Stores have been asking for artwork to sell, and I keep 'not having enough' to bring in. Not good. And we have so much to put on Etsy, but we have been very negligent- although with very good reason.

And the paperwork is never-ending , it seems. So , I have been trying very hard to do some paperwork every day. I have been very good at it, but still need to plough away. I came onto the computer to start a rough draft of an appeal that I am submitting, and got diverted by this blog post. And my kitchen, family room, and dining room tables and island are loaded with glazed pins and ornaments in the making, along with a gazillion other items I uncovered to work on. My kitchen table holds about 17-24 canvasses all sketched in ready for painting/collaging.

I know, terrible- to have to eat meals at different loacations. Ehhh!!!!! BUt, out of sight is out of mind. I could move them easily, but....

And I am invited to a friend's house this evening. Either she will cook, or she and her husband will take me out. Who can say no?haha......

Hopefully soon I will post pictures of all the work that I am working on around the house. And in between all this 'fun' , I am interviewing, etc for jobs. Sometimes, ...alright, often, I do not know which to tackle first. But, I just start doing. It's not easy keeping all the eggs in the basket after losing one's husband of 27 years just less than 3 months ago. We still miss him big time, and still are finding our way.

Stay blessed.


Laurie said...

You are strong, stay strong, and keep finding and loving the beauty. My heart goes out to you, my generous friend!

Patti said...

You are doing a great job Lydia.
I am glad to hear you are keeping busy.
Dinner tonight? Good, you need a night out.
Your niece is beautiful !

God Bless You all

Arlene said...

I am glad you are getting more involved in your art work. This gives me a sense that I can and my creativity starts flowing.
I am back, after a long period of absence. Check out my blog. Surprise! Surprise!

Kathy said...

Sweet Lydia...
Glad to hear your creating and trying to move along....Praying for you my friend and your family.
Thank you for your concern and the
We've had the book "Outsmart your cancer" for a few months now and Dave has been on Protocel since the lst of August when we decided not to do anymore chemo.
We're also incorporating a few other natural things into his diet and at this point he feels well.
We are thankful for every single day!
Cancer or not...we will give God the glory for every day we're together.
I'm praying my friend that your finding the Lord to be everything He has promised to be when we call on Him.
He loves you and your family with a passion...He will provide for you.
God Bless Your everyday and every hour.
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lydia said...


I hope you read this, because your name does not link and I have no way of visiting you. You have me wondering now! I am wracking my brain:)


Lydia said...

Praying for you & your family Kathy!