Wednesday, November 5, 2008

How Time Flies!!!

Well Hello again!!!LOL
I can't believe it has been this long since I last posted
Life Happens!!
So lets see, What Has Happened?
The craft show I organised was a Great Success for the Church!!!
I heard nothing but praise, for all the work I did!!
The ladies made about $1000, with the quilt, luncheon
and off thier craft and bake tables!!
Me on the other hand still did about the same amount of sales as I do every year there!!
This weekend is my Biggest Show I have this season!!
I am so calm, I just don't understand!!LOL
I guess because I have more stock then I could possibly sell in a year!!LOL
I am going to sell off my festive earrings at $1 a pr in my last 2 shows!!!
I want to clear a bunch of that stock out!!!
I have been very busy with community events and meetings of late!!
Tis the season!! LOL
I have joined the executive of the BRASS, I am the Secretary.
This group was going to fold so Mom and I went to the meeting to fight for the group!!
Glad it is still going!!
The Legion has been very busy and Me with!!LOL
Tomorrow I have to Cook a turkey for the dinner this weekend!!
Well I picked it up today and I have never seen a turkey this big before!!Ugh!!!
It's huge!!!!LOL
Today was a stay home day!!
I just had to go into town to pick the turkey and a couple parcels!!!
Books and More Books!!!
I got a bunch of crafting books(Of course) and some for the GK's!!
I will try some of the projects this winter!!
Well thats about it for me!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 21st!!!! The First Day of SNOW????

October Snow???
This picture is taken from the door way on the back deck!!

Last year on this day it was 26*c today 2008 SNOW????UGH!!!!

I know I sure wasn't ready for this!!

I'm still wearing open toed sandles!!LOL

It was raining when I left for my painting class,

and as we drove north it got more and more snowy!!

When I got back home at 12:30pm we were covered in snow too!!

Oh well!! It is coming!!Ugh

On a more fun note I did start going to a painting class on Tuesdays!!

It is a water colour painting class and it cost a wopping $3 a class!!LOL

One of my friends mentioned that she goes every week and when she found out I paint she asked me to come along!! We will take turns driving as it is a 1/2hr away!!

This Class is held at a Legion and there is a teacher, she brings in a suject to paint or you can work on what ever you want!!

I took a picture of an elk to paint for DH and the camp!!

They don't hunt elk,

but I liked that it looked pretty easy for me!!LOL

I took lessons a few years back and picked up my brushes again this summer!!

There was about 12 ladies there and 2 men come and they Draw!!

I think the money goes to the legion, not to the teacher!!

Everyone was very nice and willing to help!!

It's nice sitting and creating with like minded people!!

I need to be better prepared for next week!!

I didn't know what to bring this first week!!

When I took lessons before every thing was there for us, meaning water containers, paper towels and such. I guess for $3 I should have clued in!!LOL

I will set up a bag of my needs for next week!!
Well I just got back from the UCW meeting and we discussed the craft show for this weekend!!
Looks like we have a sell out show, all my tables are rented
and the last of the advertising is done!!
The tea the ladies put on was organised and all areas of the show are ready to roll!!
I am doing my baking tomorrow and freezing it for friday!!
I have to get my show stuff ready and at the door for loading ready as
I wont have time on Friday!!
Wish me luck!!!

So thanks Giving was a blast!!
We had 20 people for dinner!!
Yep 20!!!
We had 2 turkeys, 1 roast of beef & 1 ham, I made mash potatoes, c
arrots & parsnips, turnip, Brocoli & cauliflower!!
We had no less than 5 different desserts too!!
It was a great gathering of freinds and family!!
A couple days later my mom said how much she enjoy the dinner and evening!!
I love my house filled with freinds and family!!!
We had lovely weather too, which makes for everyone to be in a good mood too!!
Well my next post wont be till after the show!!
I will try and take some pictures to share on here!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

It's Our Canadian Thanksgiving Long Weekend!!

Wow what a Great day we had!!!
This morning we(DH, Me, DB & SIL headed out early and did a few garage sale,
after that went out to Breakfast!!
I got a few new display racks for the shop!!
One of the sales was selling off a business, and that is were
I got one big whirly rack and plastic bins that hook on the peg board of it!
The other display is a metal tree that hold ornaments but I will paint it
black to hang jewellery on!! I also got about 6 ornament display stands too!!
I didn't even spend $10 on all this!! Got to love that!!!
I will take some pic's tomorrow of the racking!!
When we got back we got out our ATV's and took a nice long ride into the back property!!
I had not been to this area, it was amazing!!
We drove on hunting paths, back into a maple grove, and pinery!!!
It would take 3 people to hug the tree base!! It was great!!!!!
We were on the most beautiful ridge!! I was in awh!!!!
After our ride we went back to my DB&SIL and ended up staying for
dinner and a very spirited game of ucher!!
DH plays for fun, but he saw a different side of my brother and he didn't like it!!LOL
My DB and I played as partners, it is usually SIL & Me as partners, so it was a different experience for DH be on the other side of my DB!!!
I was in stitches, watching DH see the side of my DB, I know very well!!LOL
DH said he never wanted to play cards with DB again!!LOL
I just explained to him, that the way he plays is to win and we play to have fun!!!
My brother and I were born with cards in our hands!!LOL
I love to play, both for fun and competitively!! But I know were to draw the line!!
You have to be on your game with DB or he will eat you alive!!LOLOLOL
DH had a couple drinks so he was not so sharp, so I told him not to drink,
if he did play cards with him again!!
I hope DH doesn't feel picked on as DH & DB are best friends and I want it to stay that way!!!
Oh such little boys they still are!!!LOL

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Wow!! Time Flies!!

I can't believe I haven't had the time to post on here!!!
I have been so busy getting crafters and advertising every were I can for free!!
My hard work has paid off though!!
I am please to say that I have only 2 tables left to rent in the community center,
but if need be, I can open another room that can take another 12 tables if I need them!!
I am hoping that I will need them too!!
I want this to be the best Church Christmas Craft Show they have ever had!!!!!
I must have 10 posts at different web sites in an 80 mile radius!!LOL
I also have submitted free ads for all the local news papers,
which are 5 in this area, ever week since I started.
I have printed off and done up with bright back ground paper,
over 50 show posters, and a few hundred small flyers.
The Ladies of the church have been posting them every where!!LOL
I have just a couple weeks till the show day, and I am very happy with the results so far!!!
I took in my floor plan for the attendent at the community center, and talked to her today!!
Now I have joined and will be sitting on another commity as of today!!
I belonged to a community group called the B.R.A.S.S. and went to an emergency meeting today as it was thought that the group was going to disband, and no longer BE!!!
So mom and I headed out to the meeting and We faught for it to stay together!!!
In turn I found myself putting up my hand to be on the new commity, and they asked me to be the president, but I said I wasn't sure about that, but would think about it and would definetly be on the commity!!!
There was just 3 of us that volonteered,
so we will have our commity meeting and decide then!!
This is a new version of a seniors group, but we changed our name a few years back,
and I have been a member for about 5 years, but not very active with my parents being so ill!!
Dad is gone now but he liked this group, and with mom's stroke this year it has made it hard for us to get to events, but we will turn our attention to this group and try and get it back on it's feet again!!! This is a very wealthy group and we didn't want to see this money just given away to just anyone, so our aim is to do some good with this money in the community!!
Also we need to do a lot of updating, in the events we want to do and the people we
want to attract!!
Anyway!!! That is what I have been doing of late!!!
Hope everyone is doing well!!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Early Morning!!!

Well I don't know what is going on with me, but I have been waking at 5am
the past few days and I hate it!!!
DH is loving it as he has someone to talk to now!!LOL
But by about 8:30 am I am ready to go back to bed, so I do or try to!!LOL
Just for an hour!! I have always been an 8am wake up person, but something must be changing in me??? All I know is I'm not liking it much!!
It has been screwing up my day!!LOL
Anyway I hope to get to bed early tonight and get a good long nights sleep!!
And wake at a more normal time!!!Hahahahaha
Today it was nasty out!! I took mom into town for an apt, but first to the bank
and we got caught in the worst of the rain!!
Mom doesn't move to fast and I have to help get her out of the car,
so we got good and wet today!!
I don't know why I did my hair before we left, but force of habit I guess!!
We got all our running around done and on the way home we hit a detour!!
I went the back way around the detour and came back on the road I wanted.
We found out on the 6pm news that it was a serious wreck!!
I figured as much since we had to get out of the way of a fire truck when we
were pulling into the DR office in town!!
I hope and pray everyone is ok!!!!!
Yesterday I got all the flyer's done for the Church craft show,
so I delivered them to the church so the girls could pick them up to post in surrounding towns!!
I did get 2 calls for tables today and one cancelling,
so I'm still at the same number of tables sold!!LOL
I hope the ads work out as we need to sell a lot more tables to fill just one hall!!
Tomorrow I'm going up to the Artisans store
to pick up some business cards, and call some more people!!!
The BRAG news letter was in the mail today and it had the sale advertised in it,
so maybe it will generate a few more table sales!!
One of the news paper did not have my ad in it today so I will call tomorrow to see why??
I stopped in at Staples today and picked up ink for my printers,
all 3 of them, DH said he would pay half, but he was a little P'd when I told him half was $90!!LOL They had some on sale so I got an extra set!!LOL
Didn't get into the shop today!!
I know I'm bad, but I will get in there tomorrow, in the afternoon!!
I will take some pic's and post them on here of some of my new jewellery
I have made for the fall shows!!
Right now I am working mostly on Earrings!!
They are my best sellers at the shows!!
Well that's about all the excitement I have for today!!HAHAHAHA!!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Nice Weekend!!!

Well it was a nice easy weekend!!
My card partner and I did great yesterday!!
We won 7 of 9 games but the other half of our team only won
2 games so we ended up in 9th place only 1 off from going on to the next tourney!!
We had a lot of fun all the same!!
I signed up for another craft show for Nov. so that is good!!
I think I only need one more booking and I will be all booked for the season!!
I got a commission for a wire and bead butterfly sun catcher yesterday too!!
I guess I will have to design this so I will try and do a tutorial on it!!
I took mom to church this morning.
It turned out to be a nice day!!
I didn't get the shop open thou, I know I'm a bad girl!!!
I had lunch ready for the campers when they got home and we had a nice lunch of
Spanish chicken, rice, salad and garlic bread!!
I have the leftovers in the crock and have made it into a
tomato, chicken and rice soup!!LOL
Michelle I think broke her foot at the camp,
I put her on the couch with a cold pack!!
We will call soon to see how she made out at the hospital!!
Well not much else today!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Ugh!!! What a night I had.....

Oh Man!!
Last night I couldn't sleep!!
I had all my craft shows and the one I am taken care of on my mind!!
I finally made a list of all the things that where on my mind, but that didn't work!!
2 full pages later, I got up and came on the computer!!

I searched out all the local news papers web sites and logged them into my favs!! I wanted to put on ads for the craft show, to advertise for vendors!! I did that today, only 2 of them would let me do that, but it's better than none!! I will search out the town web sites in the area too as I know they will have community calendars to post on!! But that is for tomorrow night!!!

Today I called back some of the vendors we had last year, so so far I have sold 7 tables!! I think I have another 20 or so to go!! Ugh!! I can take 2, but I really don't want to!!LOL

DH, his son, our DIL and our 2 Grandkids, came here to go up to the camp with him!!
They are going to move a hunting hut in the bush tomorrow!!
I hope they get ok weather, as they are calling for rain!!

It was so nice seeing my babies!!
I miss not having them live close to us!!! They are growing so fast!!
I loved it when they all lived with us a few years back!!!
They are all doing great and working hard!! I'm hoping they will take advantage of the house market, as they are almost ready to buy again!! They had to relocate due to down sizing on DSS work place, but he is working steady again and this is good!!! DIL can always get a job in her field, as she is good at what she does!!

Well I took Mom to Bingo tonight and played myself!! No wins for us though!! Usually I work at the bingo, but I helped then played for a change!!
Should have just worked, I would have saved $25!!LOL
Mom played all her games tonight, which is a first since she started going back after her stroke!! She just get so tired!!! She is doing so great!!!!!!

I didn't get any crafting done today as my day was cut short, but sleeping in!!LOL

So laundry, baking and hugging the GK's was all I got done today!!

Tomorrow I am in a Ucher Tournament, and have to be up at the Legion by 9am as we are car pooling to the other Legion, it's about 45 minutes away!! I may take my own car and drive myself as I think I will go shopping in the city after, since I will only be 20 minutes from a Micheals and Wal~Mart!!LOL DH is away, so I will SHOP!!!!!!!LOL

Well I guess I should get into bed since I have to be up and ready in 8 hours!!LOL

Have a Care All!!!


Thursday, September 25, 2008

What A Beautiful Day!!

Well it turned out to be a beautiful day here!! Warm and sunny!! While driving you could really start to see the wonderful tree colours out!!! Wow What a sight they are going to be this fall!!!

This morning we ended up going into town and did the usual, banking groceries, $store!!LOL

I just love the $ stores!! I went to one today and got the "Desperate House Wives" Board Game!! I couldn't believe it!! It comes in a large tin and it looks great!! I bought 4 and have given one away already!! My Sister took one, and was on her way to pick up some too!! I will be donating mine at Christmas time, as they are a great gift!! They were just $1!! Unbelievable!!!!

DH and I had a great lunch out at a spot we have not tried before, being new to the area, we try to see what we might like to try around town! The restaraunt we went to was called Neabours, and we loved it!! Resonable and great food!! We will go back for sure!!

I have taken over the Burnt River United Church Christmas Craft Sale for Dalene, so I have emailed all my Vendor WANT ADS into 4 newspapers and I have called all the past vendors to see if they are interested in doing the sale again this year!! The other church in town is also having their Bazzar the same day so that will help!! Grant and I made big signs last year for the Hwy advertising the sale the week before, so we will use them again this year!! I will also advertise the sale itself when the time comes!! In another town there is a crafters community store so I will go in there and see if I can get a few business cards of vendors and call them too!! I'm trying to fill a second room at the community center and get this show bigger and better then ever!!

Today I drew out the floor plan as I remember it and have started placing the peoples names in their spots!! It's not a lot of work as long as I stay organized!! LOL!!! I may change my mind on this but so far so good!!

For me this is the first show of the season, so it's a good way to get myself organized with my own stock and to get my head wrapped around the show season!! Siked I guess in other words!!LOL

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wednesday September 24th 2008

Well here we go!!
I have decided to get on the band wagon and start .....
My name is NORTH OF 7 aka Patricia, Patty, Pat, Pabs, Trish.
It just depends on how long you have known me!!LOL
I live in Cottage Country, in Ontario Canada!!
Gods Country of the Great White North!!
Before I go on, I must explain the picture of me above!!LOL
It was taken last Saturday at a dance, by..... You guessed it, as drunk person!!Hahahaha
Why? You say is my blog called Re-Claimed Treasures?
Well I'll tell you!!
I have a small Business at my home and I sell small antiques, collectibles, unique handmade
items and jewellery!!
I do shows in the fall and hope to find a few more in my area at other times of the year
as I am farely new to the area, as we have only lived up here for just over a year!!
I am afraid I'm not open very much as I seem to be too busy most days!!Ugh!!
I help care for my mother (just one driveway over) and I am involved with a few organisations
up here in Small Town Canada!!
Anyway I promise to try and do better about getting my shop open a couple times a week and I will let you know if anyone stops by and buys!!
Anyway on most days you can find me at this site at some point of the day, as I am a Moderator and long time member!!
As the days go on I will share life and crafted items with you all, along with pictures of the things I have made and have just created!!
Some of the things I like to make are......
ATC's, Greeting Cards, Photography, Jewellery, Water Colour Painting,
Drawing, Embrodery, Sewing,
Knitting, crocheting(both of these are limited)
Also I have done Quilting, Wood Working, I cut china up and make Jewellery from the china designs, I will share some pictures!!
One of my favourite things to do is to make something ordinary
into something extrodinary!!
You will see when you see the pictures!!
Anyway keep an eye on my blog as you may be inspired to create too!!