Thursday, March 27, 2008

Family Tree

My family history has always fascinated me so I was quite excited when my cousin Pat emailed me to tell me that another cousin, Bill, has created a family tree. I have never met Bill as far as I can ever remember. So I emailed him to introduce myself and we have since become good friends. He is full of stories and info about our family! Not only that, he lives about 20 minutes away from our house in NY. My cousin Cynthia has done tons of research on our family which has helped him in organizing the tree. According to Bill, we are at least 12th cousins to Celine Dion, Madonna, and Hillary Clinton. Our earliest ancestors on record date back to 1500 in France.
The photo posted is one that I have had for many years. It is the only complete family photo that I know of. My dad is the little boy in the seated in the middle of the bottom row - he just celebrated his 86th birthday.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Brass Jewelry

A new category has been added to my ecrater shop - Brass Jewelry. Solid brass nuggets are used to make the necklace and bracelet. The multi-colored brass bracelet is very light weight.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Plug Boards & Buttons!!

In reading the forums on Etsy, I came across a thread on using plug boards to advertise. Never heard of plug boards - so continued reading and looking at blogs to figure it out. Easy enough - I quickly downloaded my free plug board. Now - how difficult could making a button be?? After spending about 20 or more hours of my weekend trying to find out how to create the button, I bought one from bittymoose at Etsy. Bitty is great - she happened to be online when I convoed her - after a few messages back & forth, I had my new button. Please scroll down to the bottom of my blog and check out the plug board.