Saturday, July 19, 2008

A NEW Award and New Projects

Uh-oh, I've been a baa-ad blogger this week! Bad Sher! Bad Blogger, Bad! It's just that I've been so busy (don't 'cha just hate that whine??? I mean, we're ALL busy!)... okay, no excuses. I'll skip that part and go to the good stuff! First of all, I need to thank Margo for my new award, the "Furniture Whisperer Award".
I think I know who I'll pass it on to, but I'll do that in my next post. I appreciate you thinking of me, it's a terrific honor to receive it from YOU!!!! If, by some whim, you don't know Margo be sure to hop over to her blog and check out all the fantastic things she does with the items she finds while curb shopping. Meanwhile, Hubby found this curbside treasure: Cute, isn't it? (Gagging reflexes...) Of course, it had to have a little minor surgery. You know, cleaned up, leg repaired, fresh paint and a new seat attached. Here's what it looks like now: I love this upholstery fabric. It reminds me of a favorite scrapbook paper. Christmas has been on my mind for the past month. No, it's not too soon to start thinking about it. After all, it's closer to us than this past New Years is. I mean, next month is August, for Pete's sake. And next week is my birthday. I've decided that it will be the last birthday that I claim. In fact, I may start counting backwards. Either that, or move my birth year forward by - let's say - 10 or 15 years. Hmm. If I do that, I can still have 15 more birthdays. I'll have to think on that one. But there I go, digressing again! The reason I even brought this up was to let you know that, in celebration of my birthday month, the July Giftaway will be another Big Giftaway. I really have been working on the package (you already know that I'm including one of my decorated tins) and should be ready to download a photo on my next post. You're gonna LOVE this one! And all you have to do to enter the Giftaway is leave a comment. Sooo easy! Okay, back to Christmas. Those of us who sell in shops (online or otherwise), shows, etc. have to work at least two months ahead of the season. Yes, we do have Halloween and Thanksgiving before Christmas but the fact is, Christmas generates the most sales and we have to be ready for it. This is my warning to expect to see even more red here than in the past few weeks. But, just to let you know I haven't completely skipped over Autumn, here's a couple things I've done with those old tobacco tins hanging around my studio: (this next one is hanging from an old coffee cup peg rack) Until tomorrow... Hugs,mysig Sher


katie bean said...

Hey Grinnin Gramma-I love your sites. ...and congratulations on your award from robolady!! You have amazing creations. Being from Tennessee-I bet you have a fabulous southern accent. I'll keep checking out your blog. Thanks for visiting mine-its always a work in progress. katie

TinaJewel said...

I love your tobacco tin can redos! Will have to find some for myself!