Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Good Morning! I couldn't sleep so I decided to get up. Living in Alaska the nights are light all summer long. Sometimes it makes it hard to sleep. While my husband is deployed I promised him that I would get my craft area put in order. It is a complete disaster. I thought I was making a dent in the project due to all the boxes that I have emptied out in the hallway. Well this morning I walked into the basement and thought what have I been doing because I still can't see the floor. I don't know if anyone can relate to this. I can't wait to get it organized. I am itching to get back to crafting. Well I must get busy. I have prolonged getting busy long enough. Have a wonderful day.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Friday!!!! Yes!!!

Yippee! It's Friday!!! And yes, I know that I don't work, (well, I do of course), but I don't work outside the it shouldn't matter, right? But it does! Friday just makes my little heart happy!

So, how was your week? Busy, interesting, restful? All of the above? Mine was definitely all of the above! I did a bit of everything, which is kind of bad, as I didn't finish anything! But, this weekend! Watch out!

We did have sad news this week. Our WASAH Forum Sister, Denia (handcraftedwithlovebydenia), had to leave and go to Birmingham. Her father had passed away. Denia, if you read this? We are all praying and thinking about you! We love you and miss you!

One of the unplanned things that happened was a quick trip for me to the dentist. What I thought was just a quick Meet n Greet visit, turned out to be a "hmmm, let's just clean this one spot, and you have a root that needs to be removed, so how 'bout we just take care of that....." and before I knew it, out went the root, and I thought he was cleaning the whole time! He had me figured right though...if I had made an appt. for the root removal, I would have been a basket case!

I am sitting here, typing and listening to some wonderful music. Max got a guitar this last week, and has been busy playing it. He is learning, but I think he sounds good. He just shakes his head when I say that...but I just parrot back to him what he is forever telling me: "you are your own worst critic". LOL

I'm not sure exactly what I did all week, but it must have been something, because I am just tired!! I did get some more things added to the Blog..check out the right side! AND, now you can also click on the Olde Harbor Saltbox logo above and go directly to the website! Thank you, Sue!! I had no idea that I could do that!

The snowflakes and icicles are ready for their last little dip....Buffalo Snow and Mica! They are so pretty! Sue at Oodlekadoodle has the greatest patterns!

I talked to Brandi this week, and she said "Mom, where are the candles"? So, I promised I would get those candles on by Sunday.....guess what I will be doing tomorrow?!! Taking candle photos! I promise, Brandi!

I will also be adding Lavender Dryer Bags, and something else, but for the life of me, I can't remember what!!!! It must be bedtime! Snowballs!! That was what it was!

Brenda has been BUSY!! Along with doing her special orders, she has added an awesome Harvest/Fall Penny Rug...her own design, I might add. Also a Snowman and a set of Elf Shoes!

Both of us have auctions going now. I have put on a couple sets of Vintage Halloween Postcards, covered in German Glass. They have always been a good seller. I haven't done any auctioning since last Fall, so I had to get re-acquainted with Ebay! The Postcards are printed out on cardstock and then covered with the German Glass. They are copied from cards in my Mom's Postcard collection that she started when she was a small girl.

In the next Blog, I'll post some photos of where we live.....just in case you are interested!!

Well, I better close, my eyes are drooping, and the next thing you know I will fall asleep on the keyboard...wouldn't that be a kick! See you soon!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Good Afternoon

I thought that I would finally show my face so to speak and blog a bit. I have never blogged before so I feel a bit nervous. My name is Brenda my husband is in the military, so we move every 4-5 years. Makes it exciting seeing new places. Currently he is deployed so I am spending the summer creating primitive folk art. We have a little snoodle dog that I just love to pieces her name is Addie. She has been keeping me company while my husband is gone. My craft area is a mess but right now I don't care because no one is here to complain about it ya know what I mean. I have an order right now that I need to get back to so I will talk to ya all later.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Our First Sale! And a Gorgeous Sunset!

Good morning, everyone! It is feeling like Fall here on the Central Oregon Coast! And summer? I think we had a whole 4 days of it!! Of course, from talking to everyone, the weather has been weird everywhere this year, so really I can't (shouldn't!) complain!

We had a very exciting evening here last night. Just before I shut off the computer I decided to check out the mail for the last time, and well, guess what? WE HAD OUR FIRST ORDER! Very exciting!! I had to run to the phone and call Brenda to tell her that she had sold her "Crow, Watermelon, Sunflower" Wallhanging! I have to made our day!!

I have been busy stitching up Snowflakes and Icicles from Oodlekadoodle's pattern, I love them! BUT, I have to say, it is proof that truly, no snowflake looks the same! And my living room looks like it is full of snow!! Hoping to have them on tomorrow early! Also hope to have some Needle Felted Felt Cone Ornies up sometime tomorrow. So be sure to check it out!

Brenda is busy finishing a special order.....well, special orders! She was working on them late last night. Then she will be back designing and putting some new goodies on the website!

I thought I would add a photo that I took last night. It is not the best Sunset that we have had here on the Coast, but it was beautiful! I have been so fortunate to live in several places that just have the most awesome on the Oregon Coast and in the Arizona Desert. When you see one of those sunsets, you just cannot doubt the power of God!

I'll be back to post in a day or soon as I get out of the snow!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Good morning, everyone!! Well, it is DONE! Brenda and I are now officially OPEN and playing with the Big Girls!! We didn't make it on Friday or Saturday, as we found several things that we had missed, but hopefully we caught all of them! Can you tell that we are excited? We have big plans to keep adding stuff daily...we'll see how that goes!

So, here on the Coast, the sun is shining! Can you believe it? No fog, no clouds and no wind...just glorious SUN! Mom F. is out planting her flowers, and Max has already watered, we have happy flowers today! And me? I am sitting back, working on a cup of coffee! I love days like this!

So, I need to close and get busy, (I am a working girl now), but I want to share the URL with you. It is:

I'll see you tomorrow!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

A New Beginning!

Well, here I am, blogging! I never thought that I would actually have a blog! Not that I can't and won't write and bore everyone to death...(just ask my close friends and family....I truly can carry a LOOONNGGG conversation all by myself, and have on many an occasion!)

My friend, Brenda and I have finally opened our store!! Well, technically, it will be open Friday...and all the shelves won't be full, but we will be working our little tushies off to get those stocked!

A bit of history about us, you ask? Of course! Brenda and I have been friends for what seems like forever! We both worked at the same hospital, and then she married, he is in the Air Force, and I retired. Now, she and I have always wanted to open a "real store", but as you can imagine, it was hard to do with her moving about the country, and at times, so did my husband and I. We tried a webstore about 5 years ago, and had fun...but we were SO not brave, and finally, it went away! After much talking and whining, and more whining...we decided to give it a try again! And I have to say, so far, we are very pleased! Of course, as I mentioned earlier it is not open for another day but we have managed to get it together without any tears, yelling, screaming, or running to the fridge for the wine bottle (well, okay, to be honest? I did have a SMALL glass last night, but I swear it was with dinner, and it was definitely after I think I am okay?)

My family will also be delighted that they can see how well Mom (as well as Daughter, Sister, Niece, Most Favorite Cousin, Best get the picture, right?) has been behaving....I seem to have given up on letter-writing, and our phone calls can be full of silences when I say something...and their brains are spinning...."has she told me this before? No? Hmmmm....she should have.....MOOOOOMMMM"

I just want to share some of the goodies that we will have on the I am going to pop some photos up...the Watermelon Lamp is one of Brenda's creations...I love it! It just screams SUMMER!!! And the beautiful Penny Rug is also hers...alas, it has sold, but this will be a pattern that we will be offering in the shop soon! (right, Brenda?)

Well, enough about me today! I'll be back tomorrow to post our Shop URL...