Saturday, April 30, 2011

THE LAST OF THE HEARTS AND A FEW USEFUL TIPS

The hearts for the wedding are done.  This last set was done with the new tiny flexible mold that I bought from Penni Jo Couch at bestflexiblemolds.com.  I love her molds.  The other ones I did in lots of colors with Pearlex and Perfect Pearls.  These I did in just white and the color of the flowers and leaves.  I wish I would have done them all in white but I'm not starting over.


Here are some of  the pens.  They have beads at the top with a magnet so it will stick to the refrigerator.
Click on the picture to see them closer.

Right now they just stick to each other.  Now I have to put the rest of the hearts and pens together but I got an order for another frame and they need it right away for a gift.

USEFUL TIPS

I lived with my grandmother for 25 years.  She died when she was 99.
  Grandma started smoking when she was 50 and I knew she always liked beer but until we lived together I didn't know how much.  She had a great sense of humor too.


GRANDMA'S TIP #1
She had a "friend" that would come over unannounced, at odd times and wouldn't leave.  She would help herself to what ever was in the refrigerator and run her fingers over things checking for dust.  One day grandma saw her car pull up and she told me to pull all the kitchen chairs into the dining room and to get the vacuum cleaner out and put in the middle of the living room floor and open the vinegar bottle and pour it into the toilet and leave the seat up.  My grandma was very smart so I did what she told me to do.  In the meantime, she got out all the buckets and put them on the floor in the hall leading to the kitchen.  The doorbell rang and grandma let her friend in.  Her friend looked around and made a sniffing noise.  Then she said to grandma, "I guess I got you at a bad time, I'll come back some other time when you aren't busy".  She left, grandma got herself a beer and a cigarette and sat in a chair and told me to put everything back the way it was.  I did what she said.

If you want to get rid of unwanted guests, make believe you are in the middle of cleaning and get the vinegar or Pinesol out and put it in a bucket in the middle of the floor and put the vacuum cleaner by the chair they usually sit in.  Have all these things handy at all times.







5 comments:

coltpixy said...

Beautiful pieces!
bwahahahaha! I love your grandma!!

Linda K. said...

Oh, Bonnie, I love this blog! Your grandmother was a classic. How you must miss her.

Your pens are beautiful--I expected that they would be--and I love the idea of putting the hearts on them with the magnets on the back. You are just too clever!

Bonnie Kreger at B-LEE KREATIONS said...

Thanks for the nice comments. Grandma was a pistol. She put Crown Royal in her cans of Tab. Sometimes I would forget and take a drink. WHEW

Will do more grandma stories. Have to find some pictures of her. We bowled together till she was 88.

Ellie AKA Claylady43 said...

I LOVE your grandma's wisdom and great outlook on life. Thanks for sharing.
Penni Jo

Lupe Meter said...

Your pens are beautiful, Bonnie! Your grandma was something else! Thanks for that tip...I will have to remember that one!