Friday, January 25, 2013

I'm Back !!!

It has been a year and a half since I last signed into my blog !!!   Time flies when you are having fun.  ;0)

I highly recommend retirement to those of you thinking about hanging up the 9 - 5 work routine.

To catch you up on what has been going on in our lives ---  We have been doing a lot of traveling.  This Thanksgiving holiday we took the whole family, son, daughter, son in law, and 2 grandaughters to Disney World.  Although the rest of the family has been a few times,  I had only been once 25 years ago.   It was interesting to watch the crowd of people manuvering back and forth.  What a mad house !!!  We have taken a couple of trips to the beach,  and a couple of day trips to the mountains.  We also attended 2 military reunions, one in Ohio and one in Florida.

Most recently we have started to do some sprucing up around the house, long overdue, painting, carpet, and hopefully updating the kitchen and both bathrooms.  Since we are not adept at any form of carpentry, tileing, carpet laying, etc.  we will be hiring all of that work done.  We are pretty good with a paint roller though, just slooooooooow !!!   LOL

Now don't think that is all I have been up to since I closed my retail store,  I am still doing all the needlework and crafts I have always done.  Just on my own time schedule.  No special orders and no deadlines.  Just work when I want to and make what I have a whim to make.

I am enjoying playing with paper these days, making cards, tags, and decorative pieces.  I have been designing some graphic on my computer.  I am not very computer literate and can't figure out all the different techniques to altering graphics.  Especially the transparent backgrounds or PNG.  Their are lots available to purchase on Etsy so I guess I will just have to use them for now.

My all time favorite,  I still love making Lavender Sachets using vintage graphics, vintage lace and vintage linens.

Here are a couple of pictures of things I have made and listed on Etsy.  Hop on over and check them out.

I will try to get back in the swing of things here in Blogland.  BTW -  I have been following the rest of you out there even though I haven't been posting myself.

Bye for now.

1 comment:

  1. Well, long time NO SEE! Retirement is wonderful, isn't it? I have been retired for almost 11 years and enjoyed every single minute of it! It sure sounds like you have been enjoying it too! Love all of your pretties! Stay in touch sweet friend, HUGS!