Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oh Wow!  I can't believe it.  I went to my blog today at work just to see if by chance the Picture issues I had been having were finally fixed.  And Lo and Behold,,,they were!!!  I am so happy!  I just wasn't getting use to Word Press.  It was easier with the pictures but the composing and placements of pictures were not that easy.  Today must be my day too because I came home from work and found a VERY LARGE BOX on my deck.  It was from my Dear Friend, Jilly!  And it was full of some wonderful goodies!
Earlier this year, Jill and I decided to do a cuff bracelet swap.  Well, it took me forever to send Jill's to her and she was pretty much the same way.  We just couldn't really decide how we wanted to make them and it just took a few to decide.  But we are good friends(she's a Bama girl like me),,we have even got together and had a artfully good time, so we weren't stressing about the swap.  We both work,,(yes,,I went back to work this week,,just for a little while) and we knew we would both enjoy whatever the other made for our swap.  Below is what was in my WONDERFUL box!

She Altered a Jewelry box for me and it is way cool.  I LOVE IT, JILLY! I am going to keep it in my Art Room and store some of my favorite beads and findings in it. And some cute little shells and whatever I treasure.  It is going to be my treasure box cause I do so treasure it.  Jill is an amazing Artist and I have always treasured any pieces of Art that I get from her.

And the Cuff bracelets are so awesome!  She made me two!  I only made her one,,I owe you, Jill!  I Love both of them and can't wait to wear them and show them off.
The details in the bracelets are so cool. They are very Vintage looking and I do Love any thing Vintage!  She also made me a necklace that is awesome too!  I can't wait to wear it too!
Love the red bead on it. And also the wire wrapped turquoise beads!  And she had alot of goodies in the sack that the necklace is laying on it the picture.

She also had it packed with some great tissue paper that I am keeping to do some collaging and make some great backgrounds for Journaling.   And I was so excited that I tore into the package and didn't take a picture of it.  But it was wrapped in the neatest dragronfly paper.  Yup,,I am keeping that too for some art projects.

This absolutely made my day.  It was a rough day because I came down with a good case of Bronchitis yesterday.  I went back to work on Tuesday.  By Tuesday night I was feeling really bad and coughing and having chills.  Went to the doctor yesterday.  I got a nice shot of Antibiotics/cortisone and some antibiotics to take by mouth.  I went back to work today but I sure didn't feel like it.  
Yes,,,I said I was retiring,,,and I still am.  I just felt like I should go back and help with the beginning of school as it's hard to start out with a new person that doesn't know what to do.  I Love the Lady I work with and didn't want to leave her in a bind.  She is a good friend.   I am going to have a bone spur taken out of the top of my foot at the end of this month and then I am retiring for good. 
So other than being sick today,,the rest of the day was wonderful.  I can blog happily again, and I recieved a wonderful box of some great Art from a Precious Friend!  Thanks again, Jilly!
And I am going to try to finish up the rest of my trip to Riverside with my Darling Friend Rosie this week-end.
I am back and I truly intend to stay current as I have alot of catching up to do!
Hugs to you All!


Kim's Treasures said...

Welcome back!!! Sure hope your feeling better soon!

How sweet of Jill to send you such a great box of goodies! It's so nice when we really connect with people through our blogs!

Take care and get some rest!

Rosa said...

Yay!!! I am so glad you're back here and able to post pictures! FINALLY!! Geesh. Gotta love booger. Your goodies are wonderful. Wow. Great swap. Maybe this fall I can get involved again. Let me know when you're going to be available. Time to get together. xoxo PS Capn' sends his love. <3

jet1960 said...

I am so glad you like your goodies and that they may have helped you feel better! I enjoyed making them for you, still I worry over whether what I make will be something someone else likes. I tried to put things on the box that reminded me of you. The shell is there because I know you enjoyed your time at the beach so much and the various others bits and pieces because I know you are like me and love the little treasures you can find here and there.

You do owe me anything, missy! So don't even think like that! I sent extra because I wasn't able to get hostess gifts done for the Halloween swap we did LAST year, so I still owed you! And I took SO long to get this all to you, anyway!

You are a girl after my own heart. I chose the tissue paper hoping it would be something you would be able to reuse, so I'm glad you liked it, too!

Thanks for being my friend and for inviting me to do the swap. I'm still enjoying the fabric cuff and necklace that you made for me. My daughters have enjoyed them, too! I have to keep an eye on them as you can see!

Love ya friend! Hope you get to feeling better!

jet1960 said...

I reread what I posted and that should say you DON'T owe me anything. Sheesh, can't type sometimes!

Jeanie said...

Oh, Beth -- what a bounty of treasures you received from Jill! All beautiful (her work always is!)

Glad you are finally to post on blogger. Again!

Shopgirl said...

Stay well Dear Friend! What a wonderful gift from Jill, so sweet!
Hugs, Mary

Annie said...

Beth, I'm so excited to read that you still plan on retiring. Once you do, you will be so thrilled. You will never look back except perhaps in pure relief that you don't have to "punch a clock", so to speak, anymore.

Jill's altered jewelry box totally inspired me. I have had a box similar to that tucked away forever for just such a resurrection. I love what she did with it. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, Jill . . . :-)