Monday, August 29, 2011
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
His prostate biopsy is negative. His bone marrow biopsy is negative, his renal doppler showed no cancer, blockages or obstruction in the kidneys. His urine is still showing high levels of protein but that is caused from his high blood pressure which this week is under control ! He saw his E.N.T. today and his sinuses are finally clear with no more infection. He still has to use the nebulizer once or twice a week but if that is what it takes to keep that infection away, have at it!
This has been a really long hard year for him but I think he is finally back on track and feeling better.
Thanks to all of you for your continued concern and prayers.
So I will be gone all next week. See you when I get back and I will take many photos to share with you.
Have a wonderful week!
Friday, August 19, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
She said she was going to give them to her daughter and a couple other girls that do a show about The Andrew Sisters. Their show is called "The Sisters of Swing"
Anyway after she received the tins she said she would love to have some note cards to go along with these tins to give the girls. She wanted to know if I knew of anyone that could make cards. Well you know me...I used to make cards and I still have cards so YES I told her I would make the note cards too.
I mentioned that it would be great if I had a photo of the Sister of Swing so I could make some of the cards with their picture and some of The Andrew Sisters.
A return to Stoneham — and sisterhood
Trio form bond in retelling Andrews story
From left: Kimberly Robertson, Laura DeGiacomo, and Kerri Jill Garbis play the Andrews Sisters in “Sisters of Swing’’ at Stoneham Theatre. (Neil Reynolds)
STONEHAM — They’ve been singing and dancing together for years. Backstage they laugh and cry and argue and tease. They’re the Andrews Sisters onstage — and more than a little bit offstage, too.
At the Stoneham Theatre through July 24, Laura DeGiacomo, Kerri Jill Garbis, and Kimberly Robertson don wigs and classic mid-20th-century American garb to play the Andrews Sisters in “Sisters of Swing.’’
“I play LaVerne, and I’m the most important one,’’ Garbis says, and all three crack up. “I’m really bossy — and by I, I mean Kerri Jill Garbis.’’
“Patty is more of the clown, and she’s the baby. She tends to get the big silly moments in the show,’’ says DeGiacomo, who plays her.
“And then there’s Mackie,’’ Robertson says, using the nickname for her character, Maxene. “Mackie just wants to be noticed. So Mackie does what she can to get that.’’
Sitting in a basement rehearsal room a week before the opening, in T-shirts and sweat pants, the actresses form a very modern kind of sisterhood. All three cop to being well suited to their roles. They first appeared in “Sisters of Swing’’ here in 2008 and made it the theater’s best-grossing musical ever, until a recent production of “42nd Street.’’ They remained friends after the run and took occasional outside gigs as the Andrews Sisters at corporate events, fund-raisers, and even a parade or two. Now they’re thrilled to be back together in a remount of the production.
Garbis compares the Andrews Sisters to the Destiny’s Child or Spice Girls of their day.
“And American as apple pie,’’ says Robertson. “They stood for so much.’’
The real-life trio was as big a singing group as America had in the 1930s and ’40s, with hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’’ and “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree.’’ They were especially popular during World War II, often performing for the troops overseas. But the actresses say the real-life sisters were also ahead of their time in their independence. The show includes a scene in which they stand up against racism in the military.
“Don’t you think if they were here today they’d be all out for equality and equal rights?’’ asks Garbis. “Absolutely,’’ say the other two.
The production also includes Steve Gagliastro in multiple roles — Carmen Miranda, for instance — and an eight-piece band conducted by musical director Mario Cruz, who plays piano onstage.
The three had never met before their auditions in 2008, but as the show went on, they bonded. Just after the end of the run, a vocal coach connected to DeGiacomo arranged a conference
The rest is history.
It would be such a pleasure to see these girls perform. I am honored that Laura DeGiacomo's mother thought enough my work to ask about a custom order. Wow.....
Monday, August 15, 2011
If you were going to search for one of the items in my Etsy shop what would you type in to find it?
I am having a problem with that. Normal people looking for something, myself included don't search using fancy words or descriptions so I thought I would pick your brains and see what you all come up with.
Right now I have Tin Boxes, cigar boxes and jars altered.
Etsy says to use seven words to put in Google for the search engine.
How would you search for an altered altoid tin or an altered cigar box or jar?
They are decorated by hand but would you search for a handmade tin? They are decorated but would you search for decorated tin.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
These are made with pieces and parts of old jewelry used as embellishments and decorative paper .
Thought I would try something different and not use a collage.
Heads Up Ladies..........
Yesterday I was notified by Etsy that they had removed 2 of my items for copyright infringement of the Zumba name. The Zumba Legal department sent a notice to Etsy.
I had made two tins and decorated them with bright colors and the word zumba on them. That is a no no girls...don't do it.
Here they are.
It is not like I was trying to make millions on the Zumba name.I didn't use the logo or any photos and I didn't even use the same font. In fact the reason I did that is because I love Zumba so much and wanted to make something cute for others that love Zumba. Wasn't trying to get rich by using Zumba's name !
I had to laugh as I read the email. Surely they are not serious. I am sure they were not just targeting my shop as these tins were only listed for 10.00 each and had not sold yet. Now that just might break the Zumba bank right?
These two tins are deleted from my Etsy shop and will be going to my Zumba instructors as GIFTS.
Just wanted to give you heads up. Be careful when creating. I always have been but this bite me in the butt. Actually made me laugh.
So if I go to prison will you all come see me ?
The Mast barn stands on a hill above green pasture lands of Lee Valley, east of Coquille, Oregon.
It is a Century Farm, established in 1872 and now owned by Ann Mast and her son Bill.
The Masts recently joined several dairies in Coos Bounty providing organic milk.
Sunday, August 7, 2011
It was inspired by the song by Carrie Underwood. Sometimes in life when you pray and that is all you can do, you just have to turn it all over to God.
Jesus Take the Wheel
Saturday, August 6, 2011
This will make a very nice gift for someone.
Friday, August 5, 2011
This Barn is an Organic Dairy. Located west of Myrtle Point, OR on Old Broadbent Road. It is owned by Tom Brown. He has modern barns used for milking his Jersy herd and this older one is now used to store hay. It was rebuilt in the 1960's when it was owned by Duke Davenport who once milked 20 cows there.