My husband and I have been having fun recording videos lately. We had a quiet Thanksgiving since my daughter had to work and my grandson was in New York with his father. So, we just played on the computer most of the day with music, and then went out to eat at Cracker Barrel for our Thanksgiving dinner. While there, I saw about 10 friends who were also eating out.
I sang this song in high school many, many years ago and I can't believe that I'm singing it again today. It is one of the most beautiful songs ever written and I recently sang it at a friend's memorial service. The name of the song is "Moon River."
I was thinking about the book of Ecclesiastes and this song came to mind. I don't know if the composer was a Christian, but he was right on with his lyrics. Today, I am thankful that we have more than just this life on earth to live. We have a wonderful heaven waiting for us in the future. But we can't get there unless we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord. Below, I have recorded this song so you can listen to it. Just click it on and you will go right to it. Even though this was a popular song in the 80's, I wonder just how many people thought about what it said. Please listen closely to the lyrics.
I have been making these angels for several years now--I'd say about 12 or more. I like to make changes in them from time to time and I found this beautiful pleated lace. It looked like it would make a pretty skirt and change the look slightly. I don't think I'll ever get tired of making these angels. At one time, I had my whole family involved in making them. But, now I'm the only one who makes them. There will always be angel lovers and I love what they represent. God made His angels to guide and protect us here on earth. And I know for a fact that angels have protected members of my family through their lifetime.
Yes, we had a great day at Elmcroft today selling our arts and crafts! Dee Dee sold about 20 dolls, plus lap quilts and snowmen. And I sold my angels, Christmas pins, cards, bags and earrings. By 2 PM, it looked pretty bare around the tables. In fact, we closed up at 4 PM and just then, a lady came in who lived 40 miles away and said she rushed there after she got off work. She had seen the Channel 3 segment yesterday and wanted to purchase some of Dee Dee's dolls. So I took her up to Dee Dee's apartment, and she bought 4 more dolls! I am very happy about everything--it was well worth it!
For those of you who saw the television show "Three Plus You" that interviewed Dee Dee about her handmade dolls, please scroll down a couple of blog posts to see pictures of her creations. Our "Holiday Bazaar" is on Thursday at Elmcroft Assisted Living on Gunbarrel Road from 10 AM to 4 PM. Dee Dee will be selling her handmade dolls and snowmen if you would like to purchase them for the Holidays.
I'm still trying to come up with new items for my upcoming craft shows. My latest is this little muslin bag. These little bags can be used for anything and I found a really good source on Etsy where I can order any quantity I want. I not only use Etsy for selling my "stuff", but I also order many supplies from that website. I can find items that I can't find locally and their prices are almost like wholesale. And I don't have to order 100 of more of anything. This time, I just ordered 25 and it was really reasonable. It's fun to explore Etsy. I have ordered everything from tatting thread, yarn, to unique beads and stones. I never make any money on Etsy, because I spend it on my supplies. But I sure am having fun. If you haven't checked Etsy out, it's fun to explore. I know that many of the other tatters sell on Etsy like I do and Etsy makes it easy. Well, now back to my tatting . . . . . have a nice weekend!!