Monday, December 24, 2012

Oh let the Holiday festivities begin!! I am so looking forward to the next two days being with my family.  I come from a big crowd so we all gather every year at my brother Larry's house to celebrate Christmas and share our lives with one another. From my family to yours...A very Merry Christmas to you!
The Star lead the way and the trumpet horn sounded!
Jesus was born on this day!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Yes,  I am showing off my painting skills...
No it's not two is wet one is dry..

Blogging sometimes seems as though I am talking to myself.  I would love to hear from you or feel free to come follow me with the side link!!
Today I finished painting and doing last minute touch ups to my studio.  A little over a week ago I wrote about the slow progression of my space and low and behold the next day I went up to Starline to see busy guys working on my studio.  This was an awesome surprise.  My bathroom is just about complete and should be finished by Monday or Tuesday.  Then a little bit of floor cleaning and I should be able to move in.  Yeah!!!
My bead shop is closed from this point on until I am moved in.  But if anyone wants to shop for last minute jewelry purchases please just give me a call at 815-276-3399. We can set up a time to meet  at Starline.
I will keep you updated with the move...until then...Cheers...

Ellie taking a goofy picture of me.

                      I think the green and taupe
                        will make my space warm and cozy!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I am sorry I haven't updated my blog lately.  To be frank with you I have been a little discouraged with the progress of my new studio space and so have been slow to update with no new news.  I have been painting and caulking little open cracks so tomorrow I hope to paint more. I will bring my camera with me and snap a few photos to let you see the progress.  I was again hoping I would be in my space by December 15 but it's not looking to good.  I think God is try to teach me patience and perseverance.
But in the mean time my little websites are ticking away!!
A side note, this week I lost a sweet uncle, my Fathers brother Paul.  May he rest in peace and I pray he experiences the peace that passes all understanding up in heaven.  Rest in peace uncle Paul!!

Paul is the second from the left.  These are the Sheetz boys with Grandma Mamie from back in the day.  My Dad is the second from the left with the mustache.