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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Rest At Last For My Sewing Machine

Okay all you guys, I am soooo tired of spending day in and day out upstairs in my craft room.  Today I got all my sewing done yes DONE for my craft show .  And I still have exactly 14 days left before we start our set up.!!!  My constant companion, my dear sewing machine is closed away in her cabinet to rest ... a long deserved rest.  All my items are priced and packed and ready to go.  Even Mr. P. has finished in his workshop.  This is the first time EVER in over 20 years that we are ready.  Kinda scarey.  But I am so thankful.

I still have a few painted items I want to do, and a few stitcheries to make, but if those few things don't get done that won't be a big deal.  I have worked so hard making a few things every month since January. And with Mother taking a turn for the worse, I am so glad I did.  Spending more time with her had I not got started early, I would not have nearly as much merchandise.

I have really missed visiting everyone as often.  I haven't just sat and visited new blogs in such a long time.  Hopefully after the show and our vacation (if we get to go) things will get back to normal around here.  We have so much going on the rest of August.  A housewarming shower, a day at the park with our church for the end of the summer and back to school celebration, a day of shopping and lunch with WMU ladies from our church out of town; at least these are all fun things to look forward to.

I know so many of you are working just a hard as most of you have shows back to back.  Oh girls, I can't imagine more than one show.  Just hoping we have cooler weather and no rain.  Wishing the same for all of you whenever your show dates are.

If you haven't signed up for my 100th post giveaway please go to my last post and sign up.  Thanks to all of you who have entered.  Your names will be in the drawing.  I did not take the time to respond to each entry but rest assured I have your name. 

What are my plans for tomorrow?  Well it might just be a day to stay in my p.j.'s and do absolutely nothing.  Mr. P is having leftovers for supper and I might just grab a magazine, read my book, and thank God for once again letting us be prepared and ready for our Labor Day show.

Hope you all have a great day and find a  little time to sit and be thankful for life.  Until we talk again........


  1. Bless your heart! I hope you do get a day in your pj's, drinking coffee, and reading. It sounds good to me too. Andrew is spending the night with me tomorrow, so I had to clean today. Even mopped the floor!
    Have a great day and I pray you get to take your vacation.

  2. Oh Angela, how wonderful that you are all ready for your show!! In my 27 years of doing shows...I've never gotten done 2 weeks before. Some years I'm done a few days early and some years I'm working right up until the day before.
    I like your plans for tomorrow...yep, you should stay in your pj's and do nothing!! You've work hard getting everything ready and a day of rest tomorrow will be good for your soul.
    I wish you a great show!!

  3. That's just great that everything is done. You should take tomorrow off. I hope all goes well with the show & you upcoming activities! God Bless You!

  4. Wow Angela, Your done and packed!!!! I wish!!! I'm one of those who work well under pressure and I'll be doing things up till the final week!!!!
    I wish you all the luck for your show and hope the weather is nice for you too!!!!


  5. Angela
    Please be sure you take photos of your goods when you are all set up! I can't wait to see everything.
    I hope you do take a rest day tomorrow-you deserve it.

  6. What a good, good, cozy, feeling that must be! I've never done anything like that - but have helped a friend with her hooking shows - and I can't imagine. I know I would be one who would be up til wee hours the night before. Break out the jammies and magazines/books....Hope a gentle rain comes your way so you can snuggle in homey comfort! And then sunny skies, of course, for your show!! Breathe.............Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. Hi Angela, You deserve a rest, I know all about sewing until you can't sew anymore. Bet it feels good to be done a head of schedule. Hope you have much success with the show. Well back to my sewing, I am going to start earlier next time, thats a good idea you started early in the year. Hugs Vicky

  8. Hooray for you Angela! It's wonderful that you got all your crafts made & can relax before the show! Every year I say I am going to start my crafting in January. The next thing I know fall is here & the shows are just a couple weeks away & I have nothing prepared. If you are going to be sitting around in your jammies today, you might just want to start that CCS kit : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  9. Hi Angela~

    So glad you're all ready for your show & can relax. Want to help me? I have so much left to do & am running out of time fast. Enjoy your "me" time.


  10. You deserve a day off! Enjoy! Keep us updated on your Mom!

  11. Angela,
    I'm sure being done feels realllly good! It sounds like both you and your sewing machine need a good relaxing day or more off! Good luck at your show, hope you sell everything! Looking forward to seeing photos!