Friday, July 8, 2011

Pep Talk to my Self *more like Swift Kick and a lecture*

Good morning
*Grumble, grumble, grip, complain, kick myself*
Need I even go on LOL

Every year when summer hits I always say I am going to work work work on inventory because sells are slow
Let's face it folks are outdoors enjoying the heat and gardens etc.

Well every year I do not do what I intend to do and it takes a Strong Force to
get me moving and back in a creative mode

Pumpkin Noise Maker New for 2011 each year I make noise makers and always
design and make new styles for the year

Well here I am now working on Fall and Christmas/winter items
I can't decide which holiday I want to do LOL

And to top that off I am finishing up a Large order of
3 styles of pumpkins 12 each of them
6 Witches and 4 scarecrows
You may remember this witch from last year
Patti purchased this witch and sent this picture to me 

And the scarecrows I sold so many of these last year
If you are interested in one of them let me know

There is a week left to get your name in
and just a little note here to see who is actually reading this post LOL

You will not want to miss The Rusty Thimble's Anniversary Giveaway in August
August marks some major milestones for me and it will be HUGE
Let me rewrite this LOL........I must not of had enough coffee. Leave a comment on this post for an 5 extra chances to win one of 5 HUGE great prizes I will be giving away in August, you will not regret it I am giving away
5 prizes to 5 winners to celebrate my blog birthday

Yet again why I should of been working on inventory
so I am lighting a fire and getting in gear for the season of sales
well ok maybe not a fire with the heat we have had lately

Have I been gardening or outdoors NO
But look we had a cool front *For sure can't be called a cold front LOL*
move through last night

102 sure looks better then 104, temps reached up to 109 in some areas in
Oklahoma yesterday and OH are those 90's I see at the end of the week?
LOL On the rain chances I would go outside and dance if it would rain here!!
It has been so dry and so HOT for so long, the evening 70's do look great though

Our Electric and Water bill should be extremely HIGH for this month UGH!!

but I am not complaining *well maybe a little* I love summer and I always dread
cold weather!!!! I could live where it stays in the high 70's year round LOL

Ok I am rambling here need to finish my coffee and get back to work
Have a great day


  1. Brenda,

    Yes those are 90's in Ohio. What a week for DH and I to be off work. Not a whole lot of outside things this week that is for sure. Congrats on the blog birthday. - Christie

  2. I hope it cools off a bit for you Brenda. Maybe that would help your creative mood. Hate to tell you it's a lovely 57 this morning, windows are open and the sun is trying to come out from behind the clouds that are lingering. Hubs went to cut our first load of firewood today.
    Congrats on your upcoming blog event. I'd love to be entered in your give away.
    Hope you have a wonderful day~

  3. Oh my goodness Brenda!! I thought it was HOT here, but I have to say you've got me beat. I have no motivation to work on projects this year & I don't know why. I can't blame it on Summer because I'm not a fan of the heat & humidity. I've been indoors most days, but am so tired after working that I don't do anything but play on the computer. Hehe!! I would love 5 bonus chances to win your lovely witch. She's fabulous.

    Enjoy your day~Becky

  4. I'd love 5 extra chances.I signed up for the july too....I like fall weather better.I like to be cozy inside.Actually I love each season summer would be perfect without Blessings!~Amy

  5. I am melting with 80's, I would die in that temp, lol.
    I have been stuck inside with the air, but after awhile it gets a bit much, need to get out before I go nuts;)


  6. Happy Blog Birthday Brenda...I love the pic of Patti's witch against the white door. LOL - you seem to churn wonderful creations out left & right - a down day of sewing for you would be a day I could only dream of! It has also been the summer of raising fur babies. In the heat. (Ugh). Keep on creating! ~*~Lisa

  7. Hi Brenda,
    You still put me to shame on all you accomplish. I need the "fire" to get stated!
    It has been hot here too but nomally we don't have the humidity. It is the dry heat but monsoon season is here.
    Looking forward to your big August event. Congratulations on your big month!
    Enjoy your day,

  8. Wow Brenda, I feel for you with those temperatures !Geez here I have been complaining about being in the 90's. Love the new noise maker. Sweet blog birthday bash you have planned.Have a great weekend.Hugs,Jen

  9. Brenda,
    you always make such beautiful things , and how exciting a big blog event , ooo I hope I get entered! But , I gott a know what happened to sitting on the porch for a month? lol Have a great weekend! hugs lil raggedy angie

  10. Yikes! That is alot hotter than here. We finally got summer and it was about 90's yesterday and then 70 today... Please enter me for more chances in your fun blogaversary.. Hugs, Tina

  11. Hi, please enter me for more chances. We finally got our rain, a tropical depression, will send soon your way.

  12. Wow Brenda, that's a big order you are working on. I have been in craft room all morning, but just had to come and check in with all of you. Everyone needs a break, huh? Your upcoming anniversary sounds wonderful as you are such a great artist Five extra chances to win is so sweet of you. Thanks and have a great day. Oh and try to stay cool. Guess it being in the 90's here I shouldn't be complaining.

  13. OMG I could not live with that temp. I hate the heat LOL we are in the high 90s here in NC. But we have had rain every day this week. We so needed the rain. I have a birthday in August too, so I hope I will win one of your treasures. Hugs,

  14. Brenda,
    I think we'd ALL be happy to stay somewhere where it stayed in the 70's throughout the day! We're finally getting some rain from a tropical wave coming in from the south. Just hard to take pics without the sunlight!
    Can't wait to see what you're up to!

  15. Its warm here too but I don't think we are as humid as most of the your creations and can't wait until the favorite season.....drinking iced coffee and trying to stay cool...
    please enter me too!

  16. I started tracing out fall things this morn. would rather be outside!
    I'm behind in my creations too.
    Happy crafting ~ you sound like you got a lot to do.
    Hope it cools done a little for you.
    Happy Blog Birthday!
    I would love to be entered!
    Prim Blessings

  17. Sounds like you are pretty busy with that huge order! Please enter me for 5 chances for you giveaway in August, yes I read all your post! I went by the bank this afternoon and it said it was 108 degrees about 2:30pm...I hate summer down here!
    Have a great weekend!

    Bear Hugs & Blessings~Karen

  18. Woo Hoo!! 5 extra chances to win 5 prizes??!! Really?!! Aren't you the generous, sweet, thing!!! And, yup - I read every word of your posts!!! That is hot....DH thinks we need to turn the air on when they say it's going to get in the low 80's...and that's as far as we're getting these days - although Sunday is supposed to be upper 80's and humid. Your creations are hard to choose....Wish I could have one of each! Stay cool - and happy blog birthday!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  19. 102?!! Yikes girl, I can't even begin to imagine how hot you must be! Congratulations on your big upcoming anniversary and yes, I do read your posts LOL! Stay as cool as you can and love your new creations as always! Deb

  20. Hi Brenda, Congrats on the upcoming anniversary. Your getting more done than me!!! Love the puppies, they are soo cute.

  21. Hi! Would love to get in extra chances! lol I can not get motivated either and I have a show in September! My favorite puppy is the white one! He is so cute!!
    take care

  22. Well, I'm with you Bren. Give me those 70 temps all year round and I'd be happy as a lark. I love your new designs and that pumpkin noise maker. Looks like you've been productively idling along;o) so don't kick yourself to hard.

  23. Hi Brenda!

    You must be running around naked and cooking up eggs on your sidewalk with those temps!
    And do know that even if I don't comment, I read each and every post faithfully!
    Looking forward to the BIG event! ~.~

  24. That must be why I am sitting here on the computer instead of getting up and cleaning... Texas heat! Love your work and glad I just found your site.


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