Thursday, February 11, 2010

One crazy week...and another!!!

Wow...this has been one busy much to do, so little "they" say!!!

I'm feeling as though I can breath a bit easier now, everything is packed up, I'll be leaving to set up in about an hour or so...I've another show this evening...the same idea as the one in December but with a Valentines theme to it. It will be held in the Living Room at Cecils of course...great room, it actually feels as though it could be someones living room!

"update Feb 21st"...the show was great...I wasn't sure how this one would be received but it was better than I expected!! I've decided my next one will be just before Mother's Day...after that not sure as my Markets begin in May and this kind of show takes a great deal of time.

Tomorrow is the Heart & Stroke Foundations "Soups On"...this will be my third year attending this local is always a great time. Each year they add something new, this year there will be a silent auction, mini health fair and of course my table. Local establishments donate, bread, fruit, and veggies, restaurants donate huge pots of soup for people to taste, really a great lunch for $8.00, all proceeds go to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of course.

I've been thinking all week what I want to do with the gorgeous stoneware heart pendant I received from contemplated keeping it for myself...I love it but, I'm not a heart person and I know I would wear it a couple of times and then it would hang on my jewelry display!!! This is a gorgeous pendant and I want someone who would wear it regularly, to have it...

With that thought in mind, I decided to donate it to the silent auction at "Soups On"...for that reason I kept it simple in hopes it would appeal to a greater number of people at the auction...I wire wrapped the pendant with sterling silver and added a large onyx bead & hung it from a silver plated chain.

I'm going to use the sterling silver heart chain for something else but I'm using the sterling silver heart toggle for the stoneware heart pendant.

"update, February 21st...

I ended up being side tracked and wasn't able to finish this post before I left for my trip, as well I forgot my camera at home and didn't have the photos until my daughter-in-law brought it to me when she arrived..."Soups On" was a huge success for the Heart & Stroke Foundation... great soups were enjoyed!!! My son-in-laws restaurant won the "best cream soup" for the third year in a row...way to go Cecils' Eatery & Beer Society!!!

If you haven't all ready entered, don't forget to enter in the contest for a $1000.00 Artbeads Gift Certificate...contest ends March 4th @ 11:59 pm (PST)...follow the link on the left!
Enjoy your day...

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  1. It's beautiful! Love the pendant with the onyx bead!!Congrats to your son-in-law, how wonderful is that!?!? Does he get to do all the holiday cooking?

  2. I think your idea with the heart pendant was great. Congrats to your Son-in-law's restaurant for the big win.

    I am thinking of doing a week long giveaway on my blog, let me know if you are interested in joining in. Hugs :O)

  3. Are you back from vacation already???
    happy to hear about the event, and cong to your son-in-law and Dawn.

  4. Pearl and Pebble...thanks...yes he does certain holiday cooking which works for me as I'm not a fan of cooking! By the way I love beets!

    Hey Diane...thanks...I'll contact you directly about your giveaway!

    Hello I'm still away but this post was long over due so I took a few minutes to do it...I'll be back sometime next week.

    Thanks for stopping by ladies...

  5. Heather, I figured that you were away....hopefully, someplace warm...:)))...the heart pendant came out GREAT and what a perfect venue for it to be presented...and the soup...WOW...what's his secret??????..a hearty congrats for the 3rd win!!!!

    Safe travels back home...:))))

  6. Good to see you back. I wandered over here yesterday just hoping..... Glad everything went well and hopefully you have some time to take a breather.

  7. I'll bet February is usually a busy month for you. Glad to hear the event was a huge success! That pendant from Art Beads is just lovely.

  8. Hey Amy...yes I've been in Florida, one of my favorite places to be!!! John's chef most likely wouldn't divulge his secret :0)...I've not done any visiting since I've been away, but I felt a responsibility to do this post as I intended to have it up Feb. 12th...once I decided to donate the pendant I felt I had to keep it simple...

    Hello Mikki...nice of you to wander over...I am taking time for myself...I will resume visiting when I get home, which will be next week, I will stop by to say hello!!!

    Thank you ladies for stopping by...

  9. Excellent your blog, congratulations!

    Thank you for being together. You are worth gold, and this special moment, has a gift for you on our blog. I hope you enjoy.



  10. Hi Heather just thought to stop by and see how you are doing. I hope you're enjoying the nice warm weather and relaxing some. I am happy to hear your event was a success :-)

  11. I love the heart necklace! You always have such beautiful designs.


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