Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Early Works and Fall

On a beautiful September afternoon it's actually getting up to 80 today!!  
Some leaves are starting to change already and I can't wait til Fall is in full bloom!!

Just wanted to mention I'll have a couple new things in my Early Works Shoppe on October 1.  
You can click the logo to the right to go there.

~ Blessings my friends!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Early Works and Website Sale!

 Well I can't put it off any longer - it's time I take care of me. At the end of September I have to have hand surgery - carpal tunnel and tendinitis. There's also arthritis, but that's not happening now or maybe ever the way the doc described it! Yuk! So this is also why I haven't been creating as much as I used to. This will be my first surgery so I'm a little nervous, but this is supposed to fix me up and get rid of this horrendous pain, so I'm just doing a lot of praying on this one to get through it.

In the meantime, I'm  getting a couple of things ready for my Early Works Shoppe updates for October 1st.... they'll be some extreme prim since it's a bit difficult right now doing eyes very well!! LOL  There's a Santa and a Punkin' Dude! Santa has had his photo shoot and Punkin' Dude will be this weekend... I'm still trying to figure out what else he might need or just leave him be!


For a sneaky peeky... here's an extreme prim Santa that will be on EW:

Santa~Sheep~Blocks~Bottle Brush
Santa is about 11"h - Sheep about 4"hx5" - Wood Blocks spell Santa 1/2" high - plus tiny 1 1/2" bottle brush tree and grapevine staff!
$29.99 + priority shipping
Feel free to email me if you'd like to purchase now!


** SALE ** SALE ** SALE **
I'm having a Fall sale!

50% off Your Entire Purchase before shipping!
This includes everything on my website including patterns and sale items!
Sale ends at midnight Oct. 26!
When you check out, put this code in, EXACTLY as shown:


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Fall and Car Shows

We aren't one's to take big 'ol vacations to exotic destinations or visit other countries. (and I'm not knocking those that do... our country and world is filled with so many beautiful places to see!)  However, we do cruise, only on 4 wheels!  This is our baby, a 1955 Chevy. We found each other about 2 years ago. She is a loving work in progress and every year she gets a little more done to her.  That's part of the beauty of it. They say the fun is in the chase... or in doing a little as you can to make her yours!

Last year my husband concentrated on the safety issues of new brakes, motor, etc... all the stuff you can't see, but is oh so important!

This year our girl got wide whites and the front and back seats recovered.  The covering on the seats prior... oh boy... if you know the name Herb Tarlick from WKRP in Cincinnati show years ago and how he dressed... you'll have an idea of what embarrassing fabric was on this poor girl!!  She is much happier now with her new look and  non-cloth seats  - you can see her smile!  The wide whites was my husband's big thing and the seats were mine!  As we can, we'll get the side panels and other interior pieces redone as well.  And someday down the road she'll get a paint job... but we love the look of her now.

I don't know what it is about her.... but we can come home from a hard day.... hop in our gal and it's like the worries and troubles of life just melt away and disappear with every mile. We don't usually have a particular destination in mind... sometimes it's just right... or left.... but I wouldn't trade this feeling for the world.  With winter coming... she'll get tucked in, but you can be sure we'll be cruising if there happens to be a nice day!

As I mentioned -- Car Shows!  Most of these old cars do not have air conditioning.... so the majority of car shows are Spring and Fall.  What are they you ask? Basically a destination where people from all over the state or country (depending on which event it is)... cruise to parking lots, parks, even the local racetrack. We cruise there with family and friends in their old cars, we park, we set up the pop ups (cause these are held rain or shine), we look at all the old cars (most places are 1972 and older), we get ideas, we eat, we generally have a great time. Last Christmas I got a shirt for my husband that reads: Will Talk Cars With Anyone -- oh boy is this true!

Last weekend we went to the 'Ol Marais River Run in Ottawa, KS. We had some rain and some dry but it was still an amazing weekend! All these pics were taken there.

Here's the set up for the rain part! This is a view from the back of our little gathering.

One thing that is so awesome about this annual event.... is cruise night. They shut down Main Street and all the cars that want to, cruise up and down the street strutin' their stuff!  It's like a 21st century American Graffiti! Many of the store fronts along this route look like they haven't been changed since the 50's or so! It's awesome! We cruise once then park on the street and watch all the cars til dark.

This year was the 25th anniversary of this event and they did an awesome fireworks display!
The people that spend all year organizing this event (The Over The Road Gang) and then running it are just the bestest ever! Everyone is so friendly and accommodating and it's all about the cars and the fun.
The grounds are filled with spectators, food booths, games, car booths (yes you can save some shipping and get yer parts here folks!), and loads of prizes!
These are the fantastic memories we're creating for our family!
Thanks for spending a couple minutes with me as I share

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Eric Update

I thank you all for your prayers for Eric.  He is now undergoing skin graphs for his 3rd degree burns. Not sure when he will get out of the hospital.... he has a pretty long road ahead of him. He did get out of bed yesterday and stood for the first time since his accident, which is very encouraging. Thank you again my friends for keeping a complete stranger in your prayers - you are a blessing!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Emergency Prayers Please

I don't normally do this on my blog - but a guy my husband works with at the power company, took a 13,000 volt fire blast to his face and arms this afternoon.  He's in the hospital and it's too soon to tell what will happen. His name is Eric.

One reason I'm writing this is because on Sept. 29 of this year, it will be 2 years since the same exact thing, same 13,000 volts, got my husband in the face.  Any of you that have followed my blog that long might remember.  So to say the least, my husband is pretty emotional and having flash backs about this. He knows exactly what Eric is and will be going through and we know what his family will go through.

The POWER OF PRAYER is awesome, my friends and I ask that you take just a minute to pray for God's healing hands to work in this situation.  Thank you so much!

Just found out that Eric has 3rd degree burns on his face, neck, chest, arms. He took the blast full on in the face. Not trying to be graphic folks, this is such a dire situation. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

Let Us Never Forget.....

On the eve of 9/11, I'm sure many of us are thinking back to where we were... what we were doing.... when we first heard or saw this horrible tragedy on American soil take place.  I happened to be home, sipping coffee and watching Good Morning America. They broke in with the 1st plane after it hit, and as the cameras were on the Twin Towers... here came the 2nd. There was a brief moment when I thought... why are they replaying this... never thinking there could be 2.... and then there were more.

My youngest was just 10 and so... he doesn't remember anything of a pre-war world or hearing of the World Trade Center... and of the nearly 3000 people that lost their lives.

It always amazes me how people will flock to church's and "religion" when something like this happens.... and 10 years later... how many have kept that faith they professed so loudly in times of trouble? God is there for you in the midst of your sorrow and joy, every minute of every day!

And as hard as it is to remember a time like this... we must never forget. History teaches us the future... are we listening?

Okay, hopping off my soap box now - -
- No matter where we were,  our whole country was affected by this -- prayers to our country -