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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
I actually found it by searching some more. I was able to get the papyrus font on my header. But alas, that is all I could get yet. I still need to find out how to move it and increase the size. I actually went in to HTML and changed some of the code. Wohoo!!!
Here is the tutorial that I found to change: http://www.betatemplates.com/2009/06/change-blogger-header-title-font.html
It takes a while to do it but I hope this helps. Not sure if this is supposed to be done (giving out secrets? ) but it is always good to help others.
I am still looking to see how I can move the text and enlarge it but at least it is a start.
Well, on to more searching.
Monday, March 29, 2010
I hope everyone is up and moving around on this great Monday Morning. I just have a quick question. I have searched and searched to find out how I can put my new Blog name on my header page in the Papyrus Font. As yet I cannot figure it out. Any help or a place to go find help would be wonderful. Thanks in advance for helping. B. Prim. ... Sherie
Sunday, March 28, 2010
First of all I would like to apologize for not posting in a long long time. I have not been inspired to come up anything good but hopefully things will change. I have kept up with a lot of your blogs and they have helped me. Thanks for that.
I have changed the name of my blog because ever since day one, when I was just learning this blog world, I did not do my research and find out if there were other names like the one I picked. I was inspired by a pillow I had that had Bittersweet Primitives on it. I even typed the name of my blogspot incorrectly and it took. It has bothered me ever since. So, after all this time I came up with a shortened version and came up with B. Prim. Now as many of you know it is a chore to change everything and start again, so I am just going to shorten the name and leave it at that.
I have been kinda busy with work everyday (UGH)…when is retirement going to get here? Sooner I hope. I have been cross stitching some and that has been very relaxing. I did a couple of pin keeps from Primitives by Betty’s freebies and I thank her for sharing her work with everyone. Here are a couple that I did for Valentine’s Day. (I need to send her these photos for her Friday’s Finishes…quite late).
I also found a great cross stitch shop in Salisbury, NC called Spring Robin. Robin was so helpful that day I went there and she even taught be about 1 over 2 and gave me a lesson. Boy, that is not easy without a magnifying glass. That really makes me feel old (needing a magnifying glass…LOL).
I have also been simplifying things around the house. Moving furniture, TVs, getting rid of old chairs, taking clothes to G.W. Speaking of Good Will, the picture below shows the “new” chocolate brown chair and the lamp and shade that I got a GW all in one day. Lucky that day!
Here are a couple of pics I just took of things I have moved around.
The picture above is where my old TV was (it was huge). Now I have no TV in the living room. I have made my DH’s TV room into my new TV room with a love seat and some of my crafting stuff.
This is kind of a divider between my foyer and the living room. It works pretty well for now.
In the meantime I have taken a trip to Florida with some friends who wanted to take a long weekend and visit some other friends (Ron and Barbara) who are camping down there for a month. I was so excited when Roy and Donna asked me to go. I only hesitated for half a day and told them I was ready to go. It was great and we had a good time. Spur of the moment things are good for me right now.
Another thing that I am excited about is taking a short weekend trip with my daughter to my brother’s home in Georgia this coming weekend. It has been a long time since we have gotten away together. I know we will have a grand time. So looking forward to it.
I am also so excited because in about three weeks, my cousin Cathy will be coming to visit for a week and we will be poking around in some new places I want to take her to (the new antique mall outside or in Concord, and many more places) . I can’t wait. We always have a good time.
So, with all that being said, I guess I need to post more often, so the postings won’t be so long. Thanks for hanging in there with me.
As Always, B. Prim…..Sherie
Sunday, January 24, 2010
To all the folks who made just great comments on my blog. I really appreciate them and all of you. Your thoughts mean a lot to me.
It has been a moment by moment time for me. I am back to work and that has helped to keep my mind busy. Just when I least expect it, the tears come and that is good , I guess part of the mourning process. That is the time of memory of my husband. It is getting a little better each day.
I have gotten out and had dinner with our friends and have a dinner planned this Tuesday with a great friend, Cook’e who owns Mount Pilot Antique Mall across from the shop I used to own, Pilot Mountain Peddlers. On that note, I was able to get there and replenish my booth in the Peddlers. It was a long time getting there but I made it happen.
My sister-in-law sent some pictures out to the family of the time they were here in N.C. and they turned out great. It really was nice to have them all here during that time. Family and friends and neighbors and bloggers can really make us feel great and I thank you and thank you all again.
I need to go now and be constructive and get a few things done . Thanks again.
As always, Sherie
Monday, January 18, 2010
Don’t think of him as gone away-
his journey has just begun,
life holds so many facets -
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrow and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how much he must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
in the hearts of those he touched…
for nothing loved is ever lost -
and he was loved so much.
On January 7, 2010 my dear husband went on to be with the Lord. As many of you know he has been suffering with renal failure, diabetes, heart failure and just not feeling good at all. He had a long struggle with his quality of life for the past year or two. His body has been ravaged by the effects of these illnesses and he was worn out. In a matter of three hours he was gone from us, way too quickly, way too soon. I miss him so much. After 38 years plus, we have been together and now he is not here. It is so quiet, so lonely. There is no noise in the house. After an intense past few months with even making sure he was breathing EVERY day, and taking care of him, now there is no purpose to my life. Don’t get me wrong, I am not being morbid or self destructing by any means but the emptiness is overwhelming at times. I want to tell him something but he is not there. I told him when I last saw him at the funeral, that I would be talking to him and I have.
It has been 12 days and each day is a little better . I came to the realization yesterday that now I have to do things that make me happy. I have to get out of any kind of rut I am in or might get into and move on inch by inch every day. I will be going back to work tomorrow so that will get my mind on different things.
The poem above says so much and came on a card that my cousin Cathy sent to me and made me cry but is so sweet and true. Thanks Cathy.
His journey has just begun and so has mine. We will both be starting a new path and he will always be in my heart.
Thank you for letting me tell my story and wish me luck on my new journey, always with him by my side.
As always, Sherie
Thursday, December 31, 2009
in blog land. This has been a wonderful experience to see into everyone’s lives, homes and all our ups and downs! Thank you all for sharing and I hope that each and everyone of you have a great 2010. Just a little while now (if we can stay awake, LOL) and we will be there. Let’s make is a great year for all!
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. THIS YEAR WAS ONE OF OUR BEST EVER! WE HAD ALL OF OUR SMALL FAMILY WITH US TOO.
ONE OF DH’S AND MY GREATEST GIFTS WAS A LETTER FROM ONE OF OUR DAUGHTERS. WITH NOT A LOT OF MONEY THIS YEAR , SHE SAT DOWN AND TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT HER FEELINGS TO US. NOW LET ME TELL YOU SHE HAD US BOTH CRYING MORE THAN ONCE. I CAN’T SHOW THE LETTERS CUZ YOU WOULD HAVE TO GET A TISSUE TOO. THE WORDS SHE WROTE WILL BE FOREVER IN OUR HEARTS AND THE LETTERS WILL GO TO A SAFE PLACE.
ON ANOTHER NOTE, I HAVE TO TELL YOU WHAT I FOUND AT THE OUR LOCAL GOODWILL….I WAS SO EXCITED I COULD NOT STAND MYSELF….LAST FRIDAY AFTER WORK I WAS TRYING TO DECIDE WHETHER TO EVEN STOP AT THE GOODWILL..I GOT IN THE WRONG LANE LEAVING WORK AND THOUGHT, WHAT THE HECK, I WILL JUST STOP. I SURE AM GLAD THAT I DID.
I GOT TO THE HOME GOODS SIDE OF THE STORE AND LOOKED ON A SHELF AND WHAT DID I SEE BUT….
OH MY….A SMALL STARFLOWER WATT POTTERY PITCHER…BE STILL MY HEART!
I TURNED AROUND AND SAW THIS..
A MEDIUM SIZED WATT APPLE PITCHER. AND……
RIGHT NEXT TO IT THIS LARGE (#17) STARFLOWER WATT PITCHER… CAN YOU BELIEVE IT.
NOW THESE ARE NOT REPRODUCTIONS….THEY ARE REAL THING……SORRY I CAN’T TELL YOU WHAT I PAID FOR THEM, BUT LET ME TELL YOU IT WAS A STEAL, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY PAID A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT FOR PREVIOUS WATT POTTERY THAT WE HAVE. I WILL BE TAKING THESETO MY SPACE AT PILOT MOUNTAIN PEDDLERS.
SO, LIKE I SAID IN THE BEGINNING, THINGS WERE GOOD THIS CHRISTMAS. I HOPE YOU ALLHAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY BEGINNING TO THE NEW YEAR. WE WILL TALK AGAIN SOON….SHERIE
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Boy did we get “snow.” It started snowing here in mid afternoon on Friday and did not stop until sometime in the middle of the night. It was gorgeous!
Here is a peak of what we saw this morning…
This is a picture looking out our front door over to the neighbors. It looks like a postcard to me, doesn’t it.
And here are just a few more pictures that I took around the house. I am trying to work with the camera I have (I even went back to the instructions to get some help….imagine that…LOL)
This one if for my cousin Cathy….see I CAN hang up a sign (LOL). It might have not been quick in getting there but hey, I did it…LOL.
And just one more picture what I thought was neat. (without the flash …. see I am learning, I hope).
Well, I am creating this post in Live Writer and saving it as a draft because DRAT, I cannot connect to the wireless network for some reason. I have spent over an hour trying to connect…UGH…so frustrating. I guess I will go start dinner and perhaps get this posted later.
I hope you all have a good weekend and a MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS..
**Sunday afternoon and I finally got the connection back to the wireless network. WOO HOO. Life is too good.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here in North Carolina. I hope every one had a great weekend and now counting down the days til the big Christmas Day.
I thought I would just drop in and show you a few pics of decorating and let you all know how things are going.
Right now I am waiting to take DH to another doctor’s appointment …way too early in the morning. (8:30 appointment). He has been doing somewhat better lately. (I thank you all for your prayers and thoughts - see they work) .
This past weekend our granddaughter spent the weekend with us. We got to go to the movies to see The Princess and the Frog. It was well worth it. It really was a cute movie. I didn’t know what to expect but we were both surprised at what we saw. It was worth going for sure. We had a good time.
Now, let’s see if we can open up some pictures in this new Live Writer.
Small twig tree in the foyer.
Another view in the foyer!
Well, that’s just a little bit of Christmas for now. I hope to show a few more later. Thanks for stopping by. Soon..Sherie