Friday, September 28, 2007

Art Show Week End

Good morning,

This Is the week end for the first art show of the year. Saturday from 8:00am to 12:00pm
It Is only a four hour show but It Is a crazy one. My Sis will be helping me out, which will be fun. We have allot of fun when we are together and she Is a great sales person and one of my best customers. Prior to ALS Dennis and I owned are own business. We owned a Sporting Good store, so I had to sell, sell, sell and so hopefully, I will sell, sell, sell this week

I have decided to start taking a Yoga class on Wednesday evening's I am very excited, and I think It will be good for me. I have totally been out of the loop for at least five year's, perhaps It Is a little intimidating. I will get over It, and prevail. I will blog about that experience sometime after Wednesday.
Something special going on at "Care To Bead" from October 15, 2007 Thur December 24, 2007
I will be giving away a free pair of earring's every week. So that will be 10 pair of earring's one pair a week up until Christmas. All you have to do Is leave a comment on my blog or email me through my Etsy shop to be entered and In subject write, Happy Holiday's.

Have to run. Take care and have a fabulous week end. I will report back on Monday...

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A Punkin Card Company

Good morning,

Some exciting news for you fellow bloggers today. Care To Bead Is the feature seller on Thank you Amie for selecting my shop to feature. I truly appreciate your kindness. When your In that neck of the wood's please be sure to check out all of her lovely paper goodies. She makes some of the most fabulous card's and gift tags I've ever seen.

l I have been like a mad women trying to get ready for my first art show, I forgot how much work those really, but I do enjoy It. The rest of my free time Is spent manning the Care To Bead Etsy shop. I have been designing and creating some beautiful addition that I will be listing soon.

I bought one of the neatest bracelet's on Etsy. It Is titled an Inspirational bracelet which I could have engraved anything I wished. I received It Friday It Is just gorgeous. What I had engraved was.

" It was on the darkest night of my life I learned never to give up and my journey began ".

My husband and I have tried to walk through our ALS journey with dignity and grace. When you have had a life changing experience such as ours your whole attitude on life changes, You really truly find that you don't need another pair of shoes and you don't really have to have a new car. What really matter's Is sitting right In front of you, the love and respect of a man that Is so grateful for all you do for him that he tells you daily by only being able to blink three times which means I Love You.

Dennis hasn't been able to talk to me for 4 1/2 year's. He has a smile that will light up a room, a sparkle In his eyes and the spirit of a true hero.

I won't stay away so long. I really enjoy updating my blog. I thank all of you for taking the time to Read my entries. Have a fabulous day and don't forget to tell someone you Love them.


Friday, September 7, 2007

Retail Shop's

Good morning,

Today I will be leaving around 3.00 to meet with a few of the retail shops that sell my jewelry.
I will be getting their order's for the holiday season. You are probably thinking to yourself, It's only September. In order for me to accommodate everyone that I sell to I have to plan ahead so that I have the time to complete the order's. I truly appreciate all my shop's that sell my pieces for me and the last thing I would ever want to do Is let them down In any way. So If I plan ahead I will be just fine. I have always been a planner but much more so since the ALS diagnoses. I think the only way you can get through something like this In your life Is to plan ahead. I say, stay two steps ahead and everything will be allot easier.

Dennis had a check up with the pulmonologist ( lung doctor ) yesterday. The doctor says that he Is doing wonderful. He Is In amazement how healthy he Is. It Is almost unheard of that a ventilator patient not be back In the hospital six months after they returned home for the first time.
We have had the vent for 4 1/2 year's and never been back since...hurray. To date that Is my biggest accomplishment.

I was quoted In the Sunday paper In an article called Love, marriage and Care giving.
It Is a very thin line between Wife and Caregiver and It takes allot of effort not to cross that line. It Is by far the hardest job I have ever done. You have to remember first and for most this Is my husband.

Have a fabulous day and a wonderful week end..Kathi

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Day At The Museum

Well let me share my excitement. Thursday I had an appointment with our local museum, which Is Lake View, to meet with the buyer on purchasing some of my pieces. The meeting was a huge success, I was thrilled. Lake view Museum Is now caring some of my pieces. How cool Is that. If your ever In this neck of the wood's stop by.

Wow, can you believe It Is the end of the summer. Where on earth did the time go.
No special plans here this week end. I will be designing piece to stock pile for the two shoes I do a year. The first one Is at St Mark's On September 29. That Is a short show only from 8-12.
But It Is a crazy one. Four hours of non stop selling..I love It ! I don't get out very much so when I get an opportunity to talk to people lets just say you can't shut me up. You've heard of the chatty Kathi Doll ?

I am running a little special this week end In my shop. Free shipping all the way through Monday just put the word blog In notes to seller I still have a few pieces In the 1/2 off section, and remember, you will always get a little surprise from me and your purchases will be beautifully gift wrapped all ready for gift giving. Remember Christmas In right around the corner.

Take care and have a fabulous week end. See you soon.