As you have noticed if you have checked in here the last few weeks, I have had a little "blog block" going on. Last week was especially hard as we went to the service for my friend Suzanne' son. It was one of the most touching beautiful memoials I've ever been too. What an amazing family. I always knew that, but under the circumstances, I admire them all so.
That was on Friday. To start that week off, Mr. SS woke up to heart attack symptoms on Tuesday morning. He's okay and it wasn't a heart attack, but we didn't know what it was until a visit to the ER and a 3 day hospital stay. He's had Atrial Fibrilation for 3 years and really needed his meds adjusted and was put back on a blood thinner. None of his army of doctors could figure out why he had been taken off it.
All is okay on that front now and we are thanking God for the warning so we could get back on track.
On to a lighter subject.
Remember, I went to Long Beach a few weeks ago to help my friend get her shop ready for a Fall Open House. I'm really not much of a Halloween fan, but I did get into the "spirit" as we were transforming her shop with all of the scary decor.
If I were to have a Halloween party, I would want this as my table center piece.
There were some quilted tableclothes, tablerunners and placemats that looked like this
Lots of scary stuff and some really cute stuff
I thought the cutest of the cute were the spider headbands
and the spider rings and braclets (necklaces too, but didn't get a picture of those)
The afternoon was spent demonstrating the painting techniques that MariEllen and I learned a few months ago at a two day workshop. The paints are Caromal Colours. We were way too busy to get any pictures, but I hope to do a tutorial soon. It is a process of distressing furniture, that is easier than anything I have ever tried, and the results look so professional.
Dang...wish I had pictures of the demo.
If you are still with me, I have saved the best for last.
Since I have been blogging, I have met many wonderful, creative, caring and sweet women.
One of those, I have really developed a friendship with and she and her husband drove up from Desert Hot Springs to see me in Long Beach.
This is my friend Barbara
Go check out her blog by clicking on her name. She is just the sweetest lady and how sweet is her hubby Carl to bring her up to see me.
I think we could have talked for hours and never run out of things to say, but alas, I had to get to work and I'm sure Carl didn't want to sit around for "hours". We will get together again soon.