Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Gifts, Awards, and Kind of a Project

Thanks for your prayers for Kade. It is not looking very good, but we continue to hope for a miracle. It is hard to see these teenagers go through this. Most of the kids in my son's class and his group of friends have been buddies since kindergarten or before so they are close. He said the school is pulling together and that is good to see. Please continue to pray. You can go to if you want to read more. Thanks again.

I received a lovely package last week from Sondra at Aged Essence. It was wrapped up so cute. Here is what I got. Don't you love the bracelet? I wore it right away. And the notecards are wonderful--I have already used a few. The little spool of fuzzy yarn is so cute I don't want to use the yarn--I have it sitting out as a decoration. Thank you so much Sondra and don't forget to visit her at (P.S. How do you get these to show up as a link??)

I got my first blog award from Sher a.k.a. grinnin' grandma at and from Joy at

The rules for this award are: You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
  1. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his/her blog to be visited by everyone.
  2. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award itself.
  3. The award winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of “Arte y Pico’ blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
I will pass the award on in a few days. I think I will wait until I figure out how to post links. Thanks so much Sher and Joy--I am honored.

Now for a sort of project. I took out some new things I hadn't shown you to my antique booth today and totally forgot to take pictures. I was a little distracted--managed to break two bowls and a glass at my booth and the shark cordless sweeper that belongs to the antique barn. I bought them a new one. My brain has understandably been scattered.

For the project I liked the best that I took out there, you will have to use your imagination so close your eyes and picture the red vinyl covered, white iron little bench I showed a while back on project seven day. Got it? Now picture the rose quilt bulletin board I showed as a quick project. I took that same pillow sham and covered the stool. It was so cute and quick. I also took some more candlesticks like these. Can you guess what the shorter one is made of? It is a pepper grinder. The wood ones from the 70's and 80's are abundant at thrift stores. Unscrew the top, take out the metal middle and paint it up and you have a candlestick. The taller candlestick is a brass one that I painted. Just use a little primer first. I did get a call tonight from the antique barn where I have my stuff and one lady came in and bought 5 pieces--a few that had been there from the beginning that I just moved around today. She also bought the bench that you imagined and the matching bulletin board.


  1. Tutorial on links...

    You type everything as you want it,( bec sent me a pkg.)

    Highlight the name you want to link

    click on the icon(top of your text box) that looks like an earth w/glasses. I have a popup blocker that I have to click to allow and then I reclick the icon.

    There will be a URL box pop up that has the "http://" already in it and you type the address and click OK.

    Hope you can get it to work.

  2. My thoughts are with Kade and his family. Having a teenager makes it hit very close to home.

    Just remember, the brain can do amazing things. He is young and obviously a fighter.


  3. I read the Kade Page. What a horrible thing to happen. I hope they get him all back, keep us posted.
    Love the bracelet.



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