Saturday, January 24, 2009


Hello Everyone!

Yipee! Today's the day my honey arrives back from his trip to Dallas. Well, not today, it's tonight actually, or maybe tomorrow. Oh, I'm so confused! He has a late flight that will come in at the airport around 11 p.m. and with the return trip, will get here a little after midnight in the wee hours of Sunday morning.

He will return to a sparkling clean home (don't look in the closets, I was not that lonesome!) and a BIG hug! I have truly missed him for the few days he has been gone. I have tried to occupy myself with housecleaning, tons of laundry and craft projects with a friend from church and have not been terribly lonesome. My mother-in-law called yesterday to see if the Mr. was back. I told her that he had just left the day before and wouldn't return until late Saturday night. She said, "Are you staying by yourself?" I replied, "Yes". She then said, "Well, you'll be alright, nobody will get you." Then I said, "If they do, they'll bring me back!" (something Mr. Plant Lady tells me all the time!) Really, I haven't been nervous about being home alone. My daddy never raised a scaredy cat! Except maybe when it comes to those little, green rain frogs that cling to whatever they land on, which is usually ME! I have a real FEAR of them. My daddy says I got that from my grandaddy, who was afraid of them also. I had rather have a snake on me than a frog!

The day is planned for a trip to Wal-Mart for grocery shopping, lunch somewhere in town and who knows what else! Oh, by the way, I have been invited to a beading class a local craft store is having Sunday afternoon. I have noticed a new beading studio open a few miles away, in another town. Several times I went by, but they were closed.(on vacation) Thursday afternoon, I was by and saw that the OPEN sign was on the door. I went inside to find they had a wonderful selection of beads, supplies and other craft items. The owner and his wife were very friendly and inquired if I was a jewelry-maker. I told them that I did not know where to start and they invited me to a class they were having Sunday afternoon, all FREE! The store is closed on Sundays, but some of their customers meet there once in a while and bead and learn new techniques. So, I guess I'll be there.

When I got to the studio, the owner asked if I need assistance. We walked over to the beads- all kinds, glass, wooden, stones, etc. and asked about my project. When I told him about my gourds and how I use beading and weaving techniques to embellish the gourds he asked to see some of my work. I told him that when I came back, I would bring some to show. Then I remembered I had some in the back of the car (items for the Garden Club presentation). I got one and returned to the store. He was very complimentary and asked if I would allow him to display some of my work in an enclosed case in the store with my contact information. He was sure I would get quite a few inquiries from the display. I did not commit, but I am convinced it might be a way to market my art to another clientele. What do you think? Would it be worthwhile?

Mr. Plant Lady just called and said he was trying to get an earlier flight from Dallas. Could he be missing ME? I hope he can because I'm sure missing him!

More later. . .

Be Encouraged!
Plant Lady


FlowerLady said...

Good morning and have a happy reunion with your DH.

I would go for putting your gourd work on display at the bead shop. It can't hurt that's for sure. The more you are 'out there', the bigger chance for sales.

Have a great day.


Becky said...

Sounds like you have been a busy girl. Good Luck with your gourds in the shop. I hope you do get some response.

From the Heart said...

Anything free is worth a try. Who knows your art work with the gourds just might be what that store needs to draw people in and up your work as well.
God bless you and Mr. PL,

Mar said...

Isnt it wonderful to have our honeys back home? I get lots done when mine is away, but for sure the old saying "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" applies to me.

And----your own little corner or cabinet or display could be a wonderful "window of opportunity." I loved the previous comment about it being a blessing to the new shop owner also. Did I mention my friend who makes jewelry from natural gemstones and goes to craft shows, etc.? I should send you her link - if I can find it.....

christi28 said...

i can't wait to see what all you made with your beads.

i would go for ptting your gourds in his shop. what a great way to showcase your art and maybe make some extra money and who knows how God could use this for His glory! you just might meet someone who is looking for Him and you can be Jesus in skin to them. i try to always look at things that way.

glad your honey is home! im sure he missed you!

blessings ~

JnL4God said...

I've done some stuff with beads and it is so fun. I would say go for the display of your gourds. Try it for a while if you don't like it then stop. What a great opportunity. :) Glad you're honey is home now, with my honey being my best friend I'm happy that we get to do things on our own, but like you miss the heck out of him.
Hugs and loves,