Tuesday, November 25, 2008


My teal and soft blue lariat was chosen as This Week's Showcase at Beader's Showcase. You can see it here too http://www.beadersshowcase.com/ Three artists are chosen each week. It certainly is an honor. Even though I've only been there are short time, Beader's Showcase is a great place for beaders to show off their work and meet some great people.


I'm part of a great group called the eSMArts Team. Recently we opened the eSMArts Team Shop which is created to Pay It Forward in helping others in need. Members voluntarily donate an item or more, in some cases, to the store.

There is something for everyone!!

You will find children's clothing, jewelry, quilts, oil paintings and prints, and supplies such as copper wire and findings at super prices. They are all handmade by artists that really care about their work. Some of the artists are even including free or minimum shipping.

Take a look around at http://www.eSMArts.etsy.com/ and start your holiday shopping. It sure beats all those crowded malls and you will be getting one of a kind items.

Happy Holidays!!!!

Monday, November 24, 2008


Thanksgiving is just a few days away. People will be flying or driving home to see their families and friends. There will be big meals with all the trimmings and lots of talking and laughing at the table.

Each one of us has something to be thankful for. Even sometimes when everything seems to be going wrong in your life, you can still be thankful for waking up every day and looking out the window to see all the little things we take for granted. Or your little dog or cat that keeps you company as you sit alone watching tv.

Please don't forget to be thankful for all the men and women in the service who keep our beautiful country free. My husband missed many Thanksgivings and holidays to do just that - let us live each day in a free and independent country where anything is possible. Even when you have people around you, it can be a very lonely time as you think of your family back home. We forget there is a war going on. We also forget about the wounded or those who gave their life for freedom (the ultimate sacrifice) and the war veterans of past wars. They are all heros in my eyes. Today would be a good day to remember them.

So hug somebody on Thanksgiving and whisper a little thank you in their ear - just because. I know that's what I will do for my husband on this special day where it's just the two of us.

And I wish all of you, wherever you may be, a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.