Tuesday, February 16, 2010

It's Been One Of Those Days...


Have you ever had one of those days where things just get too crazy.... you know, you're late for work, can't find matching socks, forget your lunch, need to get gas in your car because the light was on when you pulled into the drive on yesterday, dishes are everywhere...walk in the door, tired as all get out, the kids are fighting, the house is TRASHED (nothing unusual there), the dishes still there, the laundry needs to be done so you can actually find your socks tomorrow, the phone has rung a zillion times....you know, just one of those days that makes you feel so overwhelmed that you just want to crawl under your bed. I don't know if its because I am preparing to go out of town and all the prep work that goes into leaving or what...but today I have just felt so overwhelmed that I feel like something has got to give!

I wish it were not so late and I could relax with a nice cup of coffee...thats as strong as I can take it!
I think I'll head to bed now with a a hopeful heart that tomorrow will not be a repeat!
Until next time,
Ophelia

Monday, February 15, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust...

The collage packs, painted paper packs, and beads are going postal, and I still have tons of them left!!!
I have yet to figure out how to make a slide show...and well, after spending the entire weekend in bed with something wicked...I didn't get to try anymore...so, I've put some other things up for the a good cause.
The need of this family is still so great....so, I'm doing it again...
Another baby goes bye-bye!

GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A very gently used Pfaff 7570 is going for the cause....comes with the hard carrying case, feet, cords, bobbins, .....$900....includes shipping....or, hit me with your best offer...




Feet...yeah, I got 'em!! Gotta have a lot of feet!



Did someone need THREAD!!!!! Thousands and thousands of spools!!!
Want Yarn......Oh man, do I have tons!!!!!

$20 gets you a nice selection of yarns or threads. Paypal me at sstaton3@nc.rr.com
Let me know which one you want....and it will be on its way.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Today is the Day....

I woke up this morning, realizing how lucky I am to have a fresh start. I get up extra early so that I have time to go to my studio and create...something...before the rest of the world gets up. By the time my family is up, I am refreshed, and ready to begin my day. I made this page, quite simply, but to me its powerful...letting me know that today is a new beginning, and I can make amazing things happen...today.
So, lets begin.

Until next time,

Ophelia

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Getting Back to Art!!


I am truly grateful at the amazing response to my call for help. I can't thank you all enough for how you pulled together to help me help others and for that, I am truly grateful.
I still have a ton more stuff that I will be parting with, but at the risk of turning my blog into a Flea Market, I will try to make a slideshow later of stuff that I will be letting go of...for now though...lets get back to some art!!
I woke up this morning with just a true attitude of gratitude. I guess we never realize how blessed we are until we meet someone who has nothing, and that lets me know how much I truly take everything for granted. I realized recently just how fortunate I am for even the little things I have - sight, heat, my car, home....I could go on and on, but you get the picture. Today though, I am grateful, and I just wanted you to know.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Did someone say.....BEADS???

The collage, fabric, and painted paper packs will make their way to the post office in the morning....Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you that purchased one so far....and trust me....there is plenty more in store!!!

Want some beads....I have squillions of them....literally!!! Send a $20.00 donation to the cause and I will make you a nice huge mixture of them.... If its specific colors you want...let me know.... I have plenty, and plenty...too many to even photograph...oh gosh, its quite a shame....so paypal me at sstaton3@nc.rr.com and let me know if you'd like to get some of these off my hands for a good cause.

Its one that I had to have....and I mean, I really had to have it....about 5 years ago, my mom gave in and I got this lovely Singer Featherweight for Christmas....WOWZA!!! I have sewn on this beauty TWICE!!!! So, I'm giving it up!!!!
SOLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Email me if you're interested.....I would like $400, which includes shipping, but I will take your best offer. This families need is so huge, and I would really love to help them pay their mortage in a few days.
Also, don't forget the Bernina that I have up... I'm asking $1,200 but will also take the best offer at this point....So email me....if you have any questions about the Featherweight, or the Bernina...
And, don't forget the bead stews and the collage, fabric packs, and painted paper packs....would love to get as many of them sold as I can!!!!
Thanks so much for your overwhelming generosity.
Until next time,
Ophelia

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Sewing Machine Decision......

Sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




I have searched ebay, and Craigslist, and with the help of others, have decided to sell the machine with all of its playthings for:
$1,200.00
This includes shipping......and, I will include a very nice selection of fabrics (commercial and hand dyed) as well as a large assortment of threads for the machine and the embroidery unit for you to play with!!!

If you are interested, you can pay through paypal at sstaton3@nc.rr.com....
Or, forward this to your friends...they may be in the market for some sewing and embroidery fun!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia



Monday, February 1, 2010

Letting it go for a good cause....

I am letting it go......
My Bernina 170 sewing machine...in great condition, with all of the attachments, feet, embroidery unit, cards, and more. I come to you asking if you know a fair asking price for all of this.....


Bernina 170 with the knee lift, extension table, and power cord and such....


feet, feet, feet....gotta have plenty of feet!!!

Embroidery unit....used once....but I had to have it!!!
Plenty of embroidery cards for you to have fun with,,,,imagine some of them never being opened!!
I purchased all of this and I can only imagine that I have spent well over $6,000 for the machine, embroidery unit, feet, cards, etc....but, I'm not sure of what it may be worth today...
I am however going to sell it and give whatever money it brings to my family.
Do you know what a fair asking price would be.....
Do you know someone who is in the market for a sewing machine...with all this stuff..
I have been the only owner of this machine. I thought that I would really love to do some cool embroidery stuff...but, well, I never got around to it...so I think I used the embroidery attachment once...so it is literally brand new!!!
Until next time,
Ophelia