Sunday, January 30, 2011

Getting Ready for Valentine's Day

I have a nice collection of vintage valentines and I've been busily scanning them to use in some of my craft projects.  I think I'll make some tags and try and sell a few on my other Etsy site, Etsyshop2, "Just a Little Something".  I remember in grade school how excited we were to get valentines from our friends.  The teachers always decorated the classrooms so nicely and we had a large box covered in hearts that we would put all our valentines in until it was time to pass them out.  Just like going to the post office : )

I don't know if they do anything like that now, but I suspect some teachers make a special celebration of it.  We need all the positives in our lives that we can get nowadays.

Here's a couple of the vintage valentines I'll be using.  Have a good weekend and upcoming week.  Look out for all the snow coming on Wed. if you live in New England.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Snow Is Falling

The snow is finally falling in New Hampshire.  Now my grandkids can ski locally (where they don't have snowmaking equipment).  They enjoyed some skiing at Ragged Mt. in Danbury last weekend but it will be nice to be able to go closer to home.  I don't ski anymore but I do go and watch them and of course take pictures!  My adult son will be especially happy it's snowing.  He doesn't ski but he does love to snowmobile and every year he can't wait for enough snow to get out there.

I had a lot of birds at the feeder today and enjoyed taking lots of photos.  Some I will certainly put into note cards to sell on my Artfire and Etsy shops.

Stay warm and Drive Carefully if you have had this storm!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Our Deer Antler Jewelry Featured On Beading Gem Blog

I was pleased to agree to have our jewelry featured on Beading Gem's Blog.  Pearl did a very nice write up and added a video from You Tube about finding deer sheds.  Many thanks to Pearl and I hope you'll stop by to visit the feature.
http://www.beadinggem.com/2011/01/jewelry-made-from-deer-antlers.html

Video re: Susan Carlson, NH Quilt Artist's work

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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Now let's see what 2011 has in store for us!
On New Year's Eve we set off some fireworks that were just so beautiful.  I took some pictures with Ronnie's new camera while he lit the fireworks.  It was so mild outside we weren't freezing like the last time we tried this.

RJM Antler Jewelry and Buttons News:  We have been asked if our product could be featured on a website and of course I said yes to that!  I'll post the link once I hear it's up on line.  I'm in the process of designing a bracelet using the antler slices because of a request from my daughter Karen for a bracelet.  We'll offer those for sale too if I'm successful it making one.

Today the weather is so mild it feels like early spring instead of Jan. 1st.  I'm going to get outside and probably visit some friends and enjoy good cheer!

Happy New Year to All!