Saturday, November 30, 2019

Small business Saturday but I had to stop these shoppers and tell them that Walmart is not a small business.  They flew off in search of one a couple of minutes after my talk.

Having done my civic duty (grins), I decided to head home and work on block two of fleur.  I finished block 2 and next weekend will start on block three.  I was able to finish it since I took my downstairs neighbor to donate plasma so she could have some extra money over the weekend.  I just stayed out in the car and finished stitching block two.

That was about all I did except I finally cut into my Tilda fabric and did one block on the Intrepid Thread Challenge.  . 

Now it is nap time.  Terrible right?  Well maybe not because it is still Thanksgiving vacation as well as raining outside and listening to rain always makes me sleepy.  YAWWWWN.  See?  (grins).

Everybody have a great evening and I'll try to be more productive. guarantees.  :)

Friday, November 29, 2019

I survived Thanksgiving

That's how I will title this post.  I survived Thanksgiving.  First of all let me say Happy Belated Thanksgiving. 

I got carried up with getting ready to go to my sister in laws that I forgot to post Happy Thanksgiving to you, my readers.   Please forgive me for without you, I wouldn't be having this blog.  I hope you all had a good Thanksgiving too.

This year I took my sister in law up on the offer to go out to her place for Thanksgiving.  I took her up on it and it was nice and relaxed.  She is a great cook.  Here is a picture of my plate.  My first plate since I went in for seconds.  LOL.

I didn't have any salad this year since I wasn't crazy about the salad dressing.  I'm more of a meat and potatoes kind of person anyway.  I managed to corner my sister in law and nephew (her son) long enough to get a picture with them.  With me retiring next year, I'm not sure when I'll see them all together again.

Of course I had to have my nails done.  I was going to wear one color but the day OF Thanksgiving changed my mind to this color.  I thought it matched my jacket pretty good.

Everybody commented me on my nails and my weight loss (100 pounds as of today - YAY) which was nice.  Bobbie (sister in law) didn't mind that I interrupted my dinner to put in an order for Black Friday Nails.  The flyer on them said that last year they sold out within a couple of hours.  That happened this year too with Full Sale Ahead so I was glad to get an order in.

Of course there is a chance it could come back but I don't know since it is a limited edition.  Either way I will have a couple extra if anybody wants them.  Now I'm off to Michael's, Walmart, and the credit union to see if they have anything I want.  I know that the credit union has stuff I want (MONEY) but actually I will be depositing a check and then running to pay rent also.  I want to get all my running around done by 9 or 10 and then just relax at home the rest of the day.

I hope everybody has a great day!  By for now!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Fall cleaning? Spring cleaning? Summer cleaning?

Whatever type of cleaning you call it, I cleaned my area.  :)  I mean REALLY cleaned it.  Here are some snap shots of it.  This first one is the opposite side of where my sewing machine is.  It was really bad but now it is "ok".  It still needs work and I might still need to get some more shoe shelves (where the folded fabric is).

This one is off to the right side of the sewing machine and need to be gone though again.  It doesn't look like it is getting smaller but it is.

Of course one of my favorite places to do my handwork is at my computer.  Out of site is my TV but that is also usually on when I'm at the computer.  :)

These are only one aspect of my work area.  The boxes on the left of the sewing machine is for quilting and cross stitch, etc.  BUT on the right side of the sewing machine, I set up my Color Street station.  Color Street is my way that I hope to make money after I retire (ok, I'm starting early) and so I'm adventuring into retirement work possibilities.

Here is my Color Street set up.  It's just a small little section of my sewing area set up for the nails and such.  That area is a little crowded but totally workable.  Especially when part of it off to the left hand side are some items for a Black Friday Give away.  :)  The box underneath the table holds my packing material and envelopes, etc.

But what IS Color Street?

They are easy to put on and I love changing them often.  This is what I am currently wearing.

Color Street - Interstellar

I need to get the word out more about me selling these.  I am an "independent stylist".  Sounds impressive right?  LOL.  I love what names people come up with for positions and titles.  Anyway, one thing to help promote Color Street (CS) is to send out Twosies.  What is a twosie?  Some call it a sample but CS calls it Twosies.

If anybody in the United States is interested in getting a twosie to try (sorry, can't sell outside of the US) then let me know.  You can email me directly at or fill out a sample request form at:

That link can also be used to put in an order (shop my VIP Nair Bar) as well as to join my VIP Facebook Page (FB).  It is via my VIP FB page that I have little contests to get free products and just to have fun. 

Needless to say that this is keeping me very busy.  One day I am hoping to open up a FB business page but I have to learn a couple of more things before I can publish it and people can see it.  Wish me luck.

My wish for you is to have a wonderful day.