Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fall Basket Swap

I am so far behind on blogging. I've just been in my own little world....pretty much keeping to myself and just doing my own piddling around here. I have been busy, yet feel like I'm in a rut. Weird, I know, but that's just how it has been.
I've really needed to post the Fall Basket Swap and apologize to Michele (the host) and Carol (my partner) both for being so late in doing so. It was really a fun swap and Carol sent me the nicest basket full of goodies.

Carol sent me this basket and it was filled with goodies. There is some ribbon, cool Halloween fabric, tea, a coin purse, scrapbook stuff, a wreath, post-it-notes, flowers, a gorgeous bottle, etc...... My absolute favorite thing though is the "Orphaned Clip-On Earrings". They are so pretty and in fall colors. They look just like ones my Nana and Grandma wore. They are such beautiful little treasures!

Here's the stuff that I sent to Carol. I made her a two little bags. One has cinnamon sticks and anise stars and nutmeg in it and the other is to hold some of the other goodies. I also crocheted her a dishcloth and tawashi in fall colors and made some yo-yo's and clothes pins in fall colors too.

These little squares and leaves can be used for scrapbooking or hung up on a banner. I made the leaves out of some collage paper that I made out of scraps of tissue paper, napkins and scraps of other paper. I think they turned out really pretty.

Thanks for a fun swap Michele and Carol!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

A Brown Paper Bag Zine

After I had The Brown Paper Bag Swap, Lori Garver, contacted me and asked me if she could interview me regarding the Brown Paper Bag Swaps because she was making a zine. Lori was so sweet and sent me one of the finished zine's. She did an amazing job and so I wanted to share it with everyone.

The front and back cover

The contents, introduction, some beautiful flowers Lori made and part of the interview with me.

the rest of the interview with me and a picture of the roses my sister Robyn made for me, a wax paper art doll that Lori made and some different types of paper that Lori made.

A paper bead and a recipe for Brown Sugar Cookies, Fun Facts, links and Thank you's.

Lori did a really nice job on her Brown Paper Bag Zine and I really appreciate her including me and sending me a copy. She really does amazing work!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

...and then there was 12!

My daughter and son-in-law, Lexie and Jake, are having another baby!
Their son, Anthony, is 3 now so they decided now was a good time to get pregnant with baby #2. Anthony is very excited to have a new baby coming to his house.

Lexie is 12 weeks now and doing great!

and this is grandbaby #12.
We're hoping for a girl
boys are pretty special too!


My DIL made this up using the pictures of my 5 oldest boys. So funny!

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All 8 of my kids

All 8 of my kids

My 6 Grandkids

My 6 Grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

Me, Earl, My daughter-in-laws, son-in-law, kids & grandkids

The Whole Family

Use This Calculator and the Math Problem to Find Your Birthday

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Birthday Calculator............................................................ You can try this trick on the calculator, but it will also work with a pen and paper......... (With this calculator, you have to hit the equal (=) sign after each operation.)................................... Enter the number of the month of the birthday.......... Multiply that number by 5............ Add 6............ Multiply by 4........... Add 9............ Multiply by 5......... Add the number of the day of the birthday.............. Subtract 165......... The result will show the first one or two numbers as the month and the last two numbers is the day of their birthday.

On what day of the week were you born?

Enter your birthday

(then hit the "Update" button):

Numeric Month (1-12):

Day of Month (1-31):

Year (eg. 1960):

Date of Birth:

Day of Week:

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Well, here I am - this is me, Sherry

Well, here I am - this is me, Sherry

Valentines Swap- video made by Graham Neale from Kirkcaldy, Scotland

In Your Eyes-- Only Sadness by Abby Kaplan

Swaps for 2008

2008 swaps updated

2008 Swaps cont...., Things I Participated In and Awards


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My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!

My spirit is craving to take me here - a quiet tranquil place!
I would love to get away and just find me. Find my artistic side and just be able to let my spirit go!

Personality Test

You Are 9: The Peacemaker
You are emotionally stable and willing to find common ground with others. Your friends and family often look to you to be the mediator when there is conflict. You are easy going and accepting. You take things as they come. Avoiding conflict at all costs, you're content when things are calm. At Your Best: You feel connected, trusting, and fulfilled. You feel at peace with your place in the world. At Your Worst: You compromise your values to make sure peace is maintained. You give in to bullies. Your Fixation: Harmony Your Primary Fear: Causing conflict Your Primary Desire: To preserve things as they are Other Number 9's: Marge Simpson, Ronald Reagan, Audrey Hepburn, Jerry Seinfeld, and Abraham Lincoln.