Blogging Buddies

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2012 by pjack214

Hello everyone,

I am reading stuff about Google Friend Connect blogging being gone, leaving us. I am not sure if that effects my Google Blogspot Blog but to be on the safe side I am looking into moving my blog to wordpress blogging.

I will keep you posted on that, and where I go. But in the mean time I wanted to let you know that I started another blog. If you are interested jump over to and check out the new blog. Its not my normal crafting or photo blog, its a blog about Sleep Apnea, Fibromyalgia and other stuff that go hand in hand with all that stuff. I am going to be telling about my experiences with the Sleep Apnea and the illnesses that have come along that are connected to it. Stop by often and check it out daily.

Thanks for stopping in,

Cup and Saucer

Posted in Uncategorized on February 26, 2012 by pjack214
Another PINTEREST find.
Cup and saucer – $1.50
from Goodwill.
Gorialla glue and seeds on hand.
Nice look from the regular bird
Thanks for stopping in,

Antique Table

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2012 by pjack214
Several years ago my neighbor was
throwing out an old antique table.
I would call it a side table maybe
cause I think it was to small to be a
coffee table.
There was the top of the table, two
legs that went down and
connected into a smaller
wooden piece. Off that
piece were  four curved legs
that sat on the floor.
One of the curved legs had broken off so
she was tossing it. I thought even back then
(probably 2002 or 2003) that it could be
used for something more.
I had planned on painting a pic on
the table top but since decided against
that. But my thoughts were always
to make it a tray. As is was, it has
been in a closet all this time.
Here is what happened to the two legs.

Candle sticks.
I had my brother cut one down so that the size
would not be the same. I then stained a
couple of clay saucers and attached them
to the top. That was it…I did not touch the
finish on them…I like them like this.


is the wooden piece between the two legs
and the curved four legs. What to do
with it….there were two holes in it
where the two legs attached. I bought
two glass door knobs and put them in
the holes and attached a hook in the center.
This is what all my necklaces hung until
I really got into making more and this
would not hold it all. But I still hang
things on it.
And now….the thing that sat and waited
for years to be redone…the table
top turned tray.

Primed, painted and the stenciling done.
I have attached two cabinet pulls to the
side for the tray handles. All that
is left to do is to seal it so
it will be protected but I could
not wait any longer to share this
with all of you. I love it.
Thanks for stopping in,

Some Projects – From the Wine to the Neck

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2012 by pjack214
This is a project I found on
I had a brown wine bottle,
wrapped some rubberbands around
it in different places and
whipped out the green
spray paint.
Let it dry, remove the rubberbands and
this is what you have.
Next, I had an order for a necklace.
Also found this on PINTEREST.
A chain, a round charm and a
cross. Run the chain through
the round charm and the cross
at the end of the chain.
Next I made the same type of necklace
for my daughter in law. She recently
lost a favorite cat so I found her
a charm of a cat….think she will
like it. It went in the mail
Thursday and it should be
delivered tomorrow. Hope
she likes it.
Yay…another order. I had made a necklace
like this for myself. Lady at work loved
it and wanted one to match a jacket that
she has, plus she wanted a bracelet.
She loved it.
This is just a bit of what I have been up too.
But I have so many other projects in
Thanks for stopping by,

So Busy

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2012 by pjack214
Whoops~ I have not been holding up my end
of the promise I made to myself….to blogmore!
Just been so busy…I have so much going on.
I have my photography, my oil painting,
crafting, making jewerly, spending some
time with my grandkids, giving Dakota AKA
The King (my dog) the undivided attention that
he feels he needs, working full time, working
overtime, keeping house. I have a new Esty
account and I blog…..or need to be.
I have been failing at reading blogs and
following them.
So now that you have read my excuses….
oh wait, that was not all of them.
I love facebook and I am so
addicted to
I have so many things that I have pinned
and if I ever get around to making them
I could stay busy all year long, if
not longer.
If you have not been on PINTEREST you
might want to check it out. To be a member
you have to have a facebook account.
But check it out….they have
~Neat things for the home~

~Craft items~

~Things for the home~

~Garden Ideas~

~Food ideas~

and much, much more!
I will try better on following your
Thanks for stopping in,

My Granny

Posted in Uncategorized on February 9, 2012 by pjack214
Whoops…..not been blogging much, and I said I was going to change that!

Oh well. I actually have not been crafting much the past couple of weeks, I guess you can say that I have been gathering! Yes, gathering things to possibly craft with!

Okay, with that said let me go on with my short but sweet blog today.

This is my Granny. I have written about her before but today as I sit at work it hit me about something that my Mother just told me a couple of weeks ago.

My Granny always, and I remember this, always had a thing of sweet tea made. Not only that, she always had bottles of coke on hand. I don’t recall ever seeing her drink a coke, but they were there for whoever wanted one. 

As for the tea, Mom told me although she always had it there, she never, never drank any. Instead she drank water from the faucet with lemon in it. I tried to remember back and although I remember her drinking the water, I could not remember ever taking notice that she never drank tea.

Granny drank that water and most times I remember seeing her with crackers in her hand to eat while sipping her drink. Every Sunday, until age and health took over, my Granny also cooked one of those BIG Sunday dinners. My aunts, uncles, and cousins would be there to enjoy that Sunday meal. We were at a disadvantage since Granny lived in Georgia and we lived in Tennessee but I recall those good meals when we were there to visit. Do you remember BIG family Sunday dinners with the extended family? What a gathering that could be.
During this conversation with my Mom she also told me that my Granny did not and would not eat lettuce. I kind of laughed cause that is one of my lest favorite items in a salad. I prefer my salad to a little of that and lots of other stuff. I never put lettuce on a sandwich or anything….so now I wonder, did I get that from my Granny? Stop for a minute and look back on your life, ever wonder what traits, likes, or dislikes you got from your parents, grandparents or great grandparents?
I do know one thing, my Mom’s side of the family, not sure if it comes from Granny’s and Granddaddy’s side, carry’s a strong gene. You can compare pics of family members, you can put your children’s pics up next to cousin’s pics, or your grandkids to your grandparents and you see it……you see the grandparents eyes or mouth..etc. So next time you wonder where you got that shape of eyes and color or that certain way you turn up your nose, the color of your hair or whatever, look back on those older family pics and enjoy! That is where you came from……
Maybe in my next blog I will show you some of those pics and how much
the family favors.
NOTE: Correction…even though I don’t remember seeing my Granny
drink COKE….my Mom said she did and she loved it.
Thanks for stopping in,

Key Ring Collection

Posted in Uncategorized on January 31, 2012 by pjack214

                      Come join in the fun at A diamond in the stuff
and link up, its time to shine.

A few years ago I decided that it was
easier to pick up a key ring when I
traveled somewhere then to bring home
bunch of other stuff.
My friend Nancy’s husband
travels a bunch so he picked me
up a few, and when they took a cruise
they picked me up a few more.
I had them balanced in my printers
tray hanging on the wall but
I was running out of slots in that so
I wanted to make something that I
could display them on….
I found this great frame with a wooden
backing instead of cardboard.
Found it next to my daughters
trash can to go out with the trash….
I could not have that….
I had a plan.
It worked out perfect and I still have
room for more!
Thanks for stopping in,