Thursday, August 26, 2010

Witchlette Orphanage

What have I been doing?  I realize I've been silent.  One item I cannot show is for the Villain Challenge at Cloth Doll Artistry (see badge at right). The other is the 6 little Witchlettes for the Cob Web Orphanage. The are all dressed in matching jumpers to identify their witchlette status.  They have hats and well, I think they lost some of their things, I'll have to go find them. Their hats are all different, they had to crochet them and some of them don't hold the hook too well. The teens are managing them, but the Director overseas all of them.  They are on Etsy and you can catch a glimpse on the right below.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Betty Boop's Birthday

I found an article in the Herald newspaper offering free coffee to celebrate Betty Boop's Birthday. She was born in 1933 (77).

This week, Maine Gold and the Sugar House Cafe is celebrating the birthday of Betty Boop by giving free coffee to any customer who says, "Happy birthday Betty!" (Rockland, ME)

Betty Boop pictures are copyrighted. . . therefore, I have not included them. But I have included my FABRIC!

Let's all celebrate.
Blessings, Janet

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I have been Spotlighted on the Etsy Treasury

My Halloween apron has been included in the not your grandmothers apron Etsy Treasury Check out the aprons.  They are amazing.  Deena also has a blog  
Blessings, Janet

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Daughter Birthday

August 14 is my daughters birthday. We had a conference call where we all sang happy birthday to her last night.  JODY Royal (Molly the Owl's last baby was hatched on Aug. 14).  An exciting day all the way around.
When I was her age, I have a picture to commemorate that day for me too.  Happy times at Key West for me.
Blessings, Janet


There will be a High School reunion this October 1 in my hometown.  It sounds like fun.  There are 70 out of over 200 in my graduating class that will be attending.  Of course there have been quite a number of losses. I am anxious to see what everyone has been doing. Nothing I thought would happen did, it's all an illusion.  However, what did happen was amazing.  I look forward, but can't help looking backward at times like these.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

2nd Annual Rooster Party - Friday Aug. 6

It's that time again.  Barb has whipped up another Rooster party and it's time we show our Roosters.  It was difficult getting through the list last year, took several days, but she will keep the list up for 2 weeks.  Yay

      I have a Clock, a hanger and place mats  -   new rooster items

My Roosters from last year.  Grandma's rooster is on the left, the larger beat up bird.


I made Rooster aprons and bought Rooster plates


Have a Happy Rooster Party 2 weekend.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I got the Call

No one wants to get The Call.  I learned that one of my dear friends, Bernice, passed this weekend. She was not old.  She has been in the hospital and had emergency surgery last month.  However, she was getting well enough to be able to drive, go to the hairdresser and looked like on her way to recovery.  How were we suppose to know it wasn't to be. I will miss her wit, her wonderful encyclopedic mind - as far as I'm concerned, she knew everything.  There wasn't a solution she didn't have for everything any of us could think up.  I told her:  you really need to write a book, or at least a pamphlet, we all love how you know all the tips and tricks in the world.  I will miss just being with her.  We haven't been friends a very long time, but it was deep. My tears are for all the days that this friendship couldn't be longer. It has been a shock. Blessings, Janet

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weight Loss help

At different times in my life, I have been a bit too heavy.  20 years ago I used a weight loss tape with total success from Potentials Unlimited.  I have, over the years, replaced 2 tapes and given them as gifts to people who wanted help in losing weight.  At that time, I lost 30 pounds.  I say over the years b/c I also used it to stop smoking, yes the weight loss tape.  I was with a smoker and had picked it up fortunately only for a few years, but it was still hard to quit.

Now, I find that I have gained weight over the past 10 years again, I had decided to eat nothing but fresh fruits and veggies and to eat meat only without antibiotics, fillers, etc.  Fresh Market is THE store for all your grocery shopping.  They do have Greek yogurt too.  The diet is for the healthy blood tests, but I find that the combination of diet and tape, I have also lost 16 pounds so far.  For exercise/weights I also use the total gym, the easy shaper and the treadmill.

I look better, I feel better and the food tastes so much different than anything else when it's fresh and cooked only slightly.  I hope this helps.  Blessings, Janet