Friday, October 31, 2008
Oct. 31, Nov. 1 Holiday Fair—Kendall. Community Hall, 8–3. 608/847-4450.
1 Craft Fair & Bake Sale—Wild Rose. Community Hospital, 9–1.
1 Fall Eagle Festival—Galena. Convention Center. Bird of Prey shows at 10 a.m., noon, & 2:30. Live birds, exhibits, essay & art contest. 877/444-5850 or www.galena.org.
1 Snowflake Holiday—Greenwood. High School-West Gym, 9–3. 715/267-6600.
1 Holiday Bazaar & Luncheon—Port Edwards. United Methodist Church, 10–2. 717/886-1978.
1 Tea & Fashion Show—Mauston. Boorman House, 1 p.m. Reservations, 608/847-7911.
1 Vendors Home Show—Montello. Trinity United Methodist Church, 9–3. Home decor, cooking products, health & beauty, much more! 608/297-2326.
1 Harvest Festival—Adams-Friendship. A-F Middle School. 608/339-6381.
1 Old House Enthusiasts—Platteville. Tour of homes. 608/348-8888.
1, 2 Craft Fair—Medford. Taylor County Fair Grounds, Sat. 8–5; Sun. 9–3. 715/748-4729.
2 Harvest Dinner & Trade Fair—Westby. Coon Prairie Lutheran Church, 11:30 a.m. 608/634-3412.
2 Thanksgiving Dinner—Bocobel. Methodist Church, 10:30–2. 608/375-4565.
2 Harvest Dinner—Westby. Coon Prairie Lutheran Church; Worship service 8 a.m. & 10:45 a.m.; serving 11:30 a.m.
2 “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” Craft Boutique—Green Bay. Green Isle Park, 9–3. 920/834-3374.
4 Donkey Basketball—Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton Elementary School, 7 p.m. 608/337-4846.
7, 8 Baked Goods & White Elephant Sale—Eau Claire. VFW Post 305. 715/877-2372.
7–9 Grassroots Run Deep—Ann Arbor, MI. NASCO’s Cooperative Education and Training Institute. Exchange ideas, learn new skills. www.nasco.coop/institute.
8 Pre-Holiday Craft & Bake Sale—Medford. United Church of Christ, 9–1. 715/748-3206.
8 Le Creuset Cookware Demo—Phillips. The 5 Senses, 11–3. 715/339-2777 or www.the5senseswi.com.
8 Critter Day—Necedah. Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Ellen Allan Learning Center, 10 a.m. 608/565-2551.
8 Craft Show—Arkdale area. Monroe Center Town Hall, 9–4. 608/564-2105.
8 Craft & Home-Based Expo—Neillsville. American Legion Hall, 10–3. 715/743-2964.
8 Growing Green: Wreaths, Trees, & Tea—Cable. Natural History Museum, 8:30 a.m. Learn to identify winter trees, make wreaths. Register by Nov. 7, 715/798-3890.
8 Holiday Craft & Treasurer Sale & Holiday Tea—Phillips. Municipal Building, 9–3. Crafts, tea, baked goods, raffle, Santa Claus, more. 715/339-3990.
8 Holiday Expo—Eau Claire. Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites, 9–3. Huge craft sale.
11 Veteran’s Day Celebration—Neillsville. The Highground. 715/743-4224 or www.thehighground.org.
12 Hunter’s Stag—Chippewa Falls. Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 p.m. Gun raffles. Tickets, $10.
13–16 Quilting Retreat—Cable. Quilting classes, sales, lodging, prizes. 715/798-3999 Ext. 547 or www.telemarkeducation.com.
14–16, 21–23 Country Christmas Holiday—Viroqua. Liberty Pole Store, Fri. & Sat. 9–5; Sun. 12–5. 608/675-3237.
15, 16 Goddess Festival—New Lisbon. The Aquarian Garden. 608/562-5433 or www.theaquariangarden.org.
21 Tree Lighting—New Glarus. Community Tree. 800/527-6838 or www.swisstown.com.
21–23 Holiday Open House—Platteville. Camp Street. 608/348-8888.
21–23 Jack Frost Holiday Craft Show—Minocqua. At The Waters, Fri. 9–8; Sat. 9–6; Sun. 9–2. 715/356-7435.
22 Pie Auction—Lugerville. Flambeau Field, 9 p.m. 715/339-4100.
22 “Old Fashioned Christmas” Craft Fair—Rome. Town Hall. 608/339-6381.
22 Pie Auction—Phillips. Miller Time Bar & Grill, 9 p.m. 715/339-2254.
22 Hunter’s Dinner—Hustler. Trinity Lutheran Church, 4–8 p.m. 608/547-2222.
26 Thanksgiving Eve Service—Boscobel. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 7 p.m. 608/375-5855.
27 Free Thanksgiving Dinner—Medford. Holy Rosary’s Social Center, noon. Reservations, 715/748-3336 Ext. 256.
27 Thanksgiving Buffet—Medford. The Turtle Club, 10–6. Reservations, 715/748-7766.
28 Miracle on Main Street—Platteville. Free movie for kids, lighting of decorations, parade, Santa Claus, more. 608/348-8888.
28 Hunters Dance—Westboro. VFW Hall, 8p.m.–1 a.m. DJ Wave Jammer, gun raffles. 715/427-5614.
28 Lighting of the Lites—Medford. Santa, caroling, Christmas tree lighting. 715/748-4729.
28 Holiday Parade—Tomah. Superior Avenue, 7 p.m. Christmas theme. 608/372-2166.
28 Free Movie & Santa—Phillips. Cinema North Wells Fargo Bank. 715/339-4100 or www.phillipswisconsin.net.
28, 29 Holiday Market—Hayward. Wesleyan Church, 10–3. 715/865-5165.
29 Holiday Bazaar—Randolph. High School, 9–3. 920/326-6117.
29, 30 Open House “Floral Fantasy”—Mauston. Boorman House, 1–8 p.m. 608/847-4450.
Well...tomorrow is the big day! I woke up this morning from a sound sleep to the phone ringing. You know how when you are sleeping sound and you wake up kind of disoriented!?!? Well, that is how I was. And I woke up thinking, where am I suppose to be....what did I forget to do??? Does this sound like a mother of the bride who's daughter is getting married tomorrow? It does to me, and I didn't even realize that I was stressed. And the funny thing is that I had all my stuff done for the wedding on Wednesday except for making the wedding card which I did today! But it has been a very hectic month so it is understandable. Plus Carol and I packed up the flea market yesterday which was another big job. So I have Tastefully Simple sitting in boxes on my living room floor and craft items in the van as I will be selling at Women's Night Out on the 6th, plus there is more Taste Fully Simple in boxes sitting on the kitchen counter that just came that need to be priced but that can wait till next week. As you can see I have been stamping up a storm. I decorated 35 of these treat boxes to be put by each place setting. They are filled with peanut butter m&m's. That is what Sarah wanted put in them. And boy are they yummy!
I made the card with Together Forever. I just love how the mr. & mrs. stamped out. This set is such a wonderful set to make Wedding, and Anniversary Cards with. I just love it! These colors are Sarah's favorites so I think she will like it a lot. I also used the flower border and "to have & to hold" from the retired simply scrapping kit Tie the Knot. The flower, pearls and pin are from my pretties kit. I am such a little hoarder. I love the Pretties but hoard them as I don't want them to be gone. Never mind the fact we know a Stampin Up Demonstrator very well (ME) and can order another box any time I want! LOL BUT....little miss hoarder decided this was a special enough occasion to use them, what can be more special than your baby getting married!!!!
This is a picture of the wedding invitations. I used the stamp set Together Forever and the matching wheel, Forever Flowers. When this stamp camp came out in our catalog last January, I thought "Oh.....this set is so beautiful, it would be so nice to make things for the girls when they get married!". Then I thought, you'd better not do that, they might not like the set. So first of all I ordered the wheel as I just loved that. So when Sarah came to me in May when she got engaged she asked me if I would make her invitations and things. Of course I jumped at the chance! On a whim I showed her a picture of the stamp set and she loved the sample and said that is what I want! (Miracles never cease...tee hee!) So that is where the idea for her wedding invitations began....page 46 of the Spring/Summer 08 Catalog. We made some changes to it and improved it greatly, in my humble opinion! When I CASE (Copy and share everything)I usually change something. That is how it is in the crafting world. An idea begins and gets changed, and then the next person changes it again, etc. Any hooo....Sarah just loved how they turned out and I have had a lot of compliments on them and the shower invitations.
Here are some pictures of the invitations I made for Sarah and Zach's wedding shower. Sarah just loves this swirly stamp! It is from the stamp set Baroque Motifs. The fancy scroll on the top of the invitation is from Frames with A Flourish. It matches the swirl so nicely! It gives things an elegant look. The tag and the stamping inside the invitation is from the set Please Come.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Darla George just sent me a couple of pictures that she took at my sister's house on Sunday during Bobby's confirmation party. I taught the kids how to make spider's with the scallop circle punch for the head, photo corner punch for the legs, and 1/2 & 1/4 circle punches for the eyes and mouth. I forgot to take a pictures of the spider's but Darla took some pictures of us working on them. When Darla took the picture of Jack working on them....she was teasing Jack that the girls would want him to become part of the scrap booking cult and that I should put this on my blog and "Aunt Sandy" would never let him hear the end of it! LOL Any way's you can see my amusement at it all in the picture. Have a great night! Boo
P.S. Here is a picture that I had on my computer of the spiders. The center is a York Peppermint Patty. These would also be cute to make on top of suckers!
Ummmmm......simple pleasure's in life. As most of you know, I love chocolate. Well I just finished savoring a couple of pieces of chocolate my friend Mike Danowski brought me from Germany. We spent a couple of hours together this afternoon having lunch and bombing around. We picked up his nephew Riley from the day care then Mike brought me home and I asked if Riley could come in and see the kitty's. I told Riley to stand still and let the cats come to him and he did and they both walked right up to him which is pretty amazing but I actually think that Molly understood what I wanted her to do. It also helped that I got down in between them I think. Any how, I picked Molly up and she let him pet her, and then when Taffy was on my computer chair, Riley petted her too. I thought you would like to see what my box of chocolate's looked like so I shot some pictures. The minute I opened the cover, Taffy had to get up there and snoop at them! A cute picture for sure! Enjoy your friends! Boo
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Just a quick note, I booked the April 2009 retreat. The information is listed below with the cost and what is included. If you would like to attend, please send your deposit as soon as possible. The spots are on a first come, first serve basis. If you have any questions, feel free to call or email me. 715-325-1845 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Peacemaker Quilt Retreat
Silver Birch Ranch, White
The cost is $135 per person, includes all lodging, meals, all quilting space (8 ft table per person). The lodge is 40’x65’, so we will have plenty of room.
Lodging for the weekend will be in cabins, located 40 yds away from the quilting area. The lodges sleep about 4 per cabin. The dining hall is 40 yds away from the quilting area as well. If you have trouble walking to the hall or cabin, arrangements will made thru Angela.
The meals included are Dinner on Friday evening, Breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, and Sunday Brunch. For an additional $4, you may eat lunch on Friday.
Check in time for the retreat is on
A class will be included in this price, as well as door prizes.
Please mail your deposit of $50 to me as soon as possible to save your spot. The remaining $85 will be due no later than
Hope you can make it,
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I have been enjoying every minute of this but after 3 days of being in a vehicle my back is saying IT does not want to go! So I get a break today from riding and shopping. In between all this, I did manage to get my confirmation card made for my nephew Bobby. He will be getting confirmed on Sunday and I am one of his Godmother's. I have to be apart of the service. Lenore wrote to me yesterday and said there will be a lot of kids ahead of him so that by the time it is Bobby's turn we should know what we are suppose to be doing! Any how it should be a fun day and I will tell you more about that later. In the mean time here is a picture of the card that I made for him. It is hard to believe that he will be 16 in a few days and is getting confirmed! I hope that he likes this card. I love this stamp set. It is a keeper! Boo
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Good Evening! Well, yesterday was the big day. We had Sarah and Zach's Wedding Shower! It was such a joyful day and every one had such a good time. I promised that I would put some pictures on here of some of the things that I made for the shower. So here they are! The little baskets were on the table and we had helium balloon's tied to them anchoring them to the table. I also made sour cream container's that had Dove eggs in them, plus decorated kit kat bars and we used these things for prizes. I am also putting a picture of me and Sarah on here. Oh such a happy occasion! Boo
Friday, October 17, 2008
"Twilight on Water Street"
To our faithful downtown shoppers:
We the Water Street merchants are so excited to tell you about an up-coming event that we know you will just love.
On Thursday, Nov. 6th starting at 5:00 P.M. from 8:00 P.M. you will be able to shop the downtown participating merchants and they will each have specials exclusively for you.
This is how is works?
Purchase a $10.00 ticket, bought in advance and get gifts and goodies all night long at participating shops.
Go to Park Bank from 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. and pickup your gift bag. This bag will contain a gift for you that is worth $21.98+.
Also in this gift bag will be coupons from many different merchants. This bag will also contain a button.
You must wear this button while shopping to qualify for each merchants special for the evening. ONLY people with these buttons will be able to shop. Each store participating will also be serving you food. Food will vary at each shop. For instance, when you pick up your bag at Park Bank you will be given hot apple cider. Ginny's cupboard will be giving you a sample of one of the newest additions to there menu, a wonderful salad. There are over 12 participating merchants at this time but expect the list to grow. You will get a list in your bag of the participating shops. Each time you go into a store you will have a card that you can asked to have punched. You need not make a purchase to get your card punched. At 8:00 P.M. after a fun 3 hours of shopping on Water Street we will gather at Jake's Northwoods. There you will turn in your punched card for a chance to win a beautiful diamond necklace. You must have at least 6 punches on your card to be eligible. Also at Jakes you will be treated to a wonderful dessert and beverage while enjoying an accessories show with real live models.
This is certainly shaping up to be a fun annual event.
Those of you who partake in this event the first year will be given the chance at purchasing tickets first next year. This year tickets will be limited to the first 150 people. More than half have been sold already with very little advertizing. How can you go wrong with an event of this magnitude for $10.00? It it sure to become the talked about event of the season.
So hurry and get your tickets for this great event soon as they are limited. We’re so thankful to all of you for supporting the merchants of downtown Sparta through troubled/construction times.
This is our way of showing our gratitude for those of you who have seen us through the darkest times. Together with your continuing support we’re looking forward to a bright future. None of this would have been possible without you. Thanks and see you there.
Tickets available at: The Greenery, Ginny's Cupboard, Biederman Jewelry.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Hello! I apologize for not posting very much this month. Sarah and Zach decided to get married a few weeks ago so I have been quickly throwing together a wedding shower and wedding! The shower is the 18th, and the wedding on Nov. 1st. So you probably won't be hearing much out of me this month. I have been stamping up a storm!!! I made 60 shower invitations, 17 wedding invitations, 18 sourcream containers and decorated 24 kit kat bars for prizes for the shower, 24 candy baskets to hold the balloons down with the Big Shot, 70 thank you cards, plus finished up the Thrivent buying and grant paper work for Community Quilting, made notebooks and prizes for Bridges of Youths chili cook off, had the flea market stall open a few days this month when it wasn't too cold, and had a cold to boot through all of this! Plus did Beth's party on Monday night which was alot of fun! I know I am forgetting something, but reading this makes me tired enough! LOL It has a busy fun time and the kids are so happy! They bought a house at the beginning of the month and have been busy fixing it up along with trying to work full time and plan on wedding! They are young and nuts, but happy. They are keeping this all pretty small. Just immediate family and a few close friends. So if you weren't invited, please don't be upset. They really want this to be small. Any whoooo...I just got back from the Rapids a little while ago from picking up more wedding things and thought I would quick put up a few pictures from Beth's party. I was too busy running around helping people but Beth took a few with my camera. We had 16 people at this party and it was the largest party I have ever demo'd for. But Beth has a large beautiful home and we all had a great time! Guess who is getting a BIG SHOT!
Monday, October 6, 2008
4, 5 Quilt Show—Boscobel. High School. Crafts, demonstrations, raffle. 608/375-2672.
4, 5 Shihata Orchard Fest—Prairie du Chien. Apple House. Apples, jams, cider, pumpkins, wagon rides, wine, cheese, and sausage. 608/326-2785.
4, 5 Art Studio Tour—Augusta, Fairchild, Fall Creek, Humbird, Osseo. 715/286-2464 or www.fallingleavesarttour.com.
4–5, 11–12, 18–19 Fall Foliage Cruises—Prairie du Chien. St. Feriole Island, noon. 2-hour Mississippi river cruise. 877/647-7397.
4, 5 Gun Show—Eau Claire. Expo. Center, Sat. 8–5; Sun. 9–3. 715/289-5333.
5 Meatball & Lefse Dinner—Westby. Skogdalen Lutheran Church.
8 Wusthof Cutlery Demo—Phillips. The 5 Senses. Cutting/sharpening lessons and food. 715/339-2777 or www.the5senseswi.com.
8 Historic Walking Tour—Prairie du Chien. Fort Crawford Museum, 1 p.m. 608/326-6960.
9 Meatball & Lefse Supper—Redmound. New Hope United Methodist Church, 4–7 p.m. 608/648-2828.
10 Fall Festival—De Soto. Community Center, 4:30–7 p.m. Salisbury steak dinner and raffle.
10 Fall Bazaar—Sparta. Rolling Hills Nursing Home, 9–1:30. Crafts, baked goods, rummage items. 608/269-8829.
10 Comedy Show—Unity. Monster World Campground, 6:30–9 p.m. Limited tickets, camping available, haunted house discounts. 715/223-4336 or www.MonsterWorldInc.com.
10–11, 17–18, 24–25, 31–Nov. 1 Haunted House—Fall River. 7–10 p.m. 920/484-6099.
11 Craft Auction & Bake Sale—Stoddard. North Stoddard Rd., 1 p.m.
11 Great Harvest Dinner—La Farge. Organic Valley Headquarters, 6 p.m. Entertainment, auction, five course dinner. Reservations, 888/444-MILK Ext. 3283.
11 Musky Tournament—Park Falls. Dick & Joan’s Butternut Resort on Butternut Lake, 7–4. 715/769-3333.
11 Holiday Craft & Bake Sale—Pittsville. Veedum Moravian Church, 9–1.
11 Run/Walk—Chaseburg. Village Park. Catfish fry & chicken BBQ, 11 a.m. 608/452-3135.
11 Growing Green—Cable. Natural History Museum, 10:30 a.m.–noon. Incorporating children in gardening. Register by October 10. 715/798-3890.
11 Arts & Crafts Fair—Bloomer. High School, 9–3. Women’s health fair, tour of homes. 715/568-3668.
11 Lutefisk and Meatball Supper—Holmen. Halfway Creek Lutheran Church. 608/526-3701.
11 Lutefisk and Meatball Supper—Hustler. Fountain Lutheran Church, 4–8 p.m. 608/427-6908.
11 Home Energy Conservation Workshop—Rib Lake. High School. Registration required, 715/339-2555.
11 Catfish Fry—Genoa. American Legion Clubroom, 4–8 p.m. 608/689-2222
11 Harvest-Time Bazaar—Dellwood. United In Christ Lutheran Church, 9–2. Luncheon, crafts, baked goods, white elephant table.
11 Tony Rocker and the “Comeback Special” Band—Black River Falls. Lunda Theater, 7 p.m. 715/284-4415.
11, 12 Train Show—Eau Claire. Regis High School. 715/559-0380.
11, 12 Pottery Tour—St. Croix & Pierce Counties. Four studio stops, eight potters. 715/426-7367 or www.scrolfpotter.com.
11, 12 Civil War Heritage Weekend—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center. 608/452-3424 or www.norskedalen.org.
11, 12 Quilt Fest—Bloomington. St. Mary’s CCW. Exhibits, competition, raffle, sale. 608/994-2327.
12 Harvest Dinner & Bake Sale—New Miner. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 3:30–6:30. 715/886-4754.
12 Spaghetti Dinner—Lake Mason. Club 23, 4–7 p.m. 608/254-8633.
16 Sportsman’s Banquet—Fifield. Northwoods Supper Club, 5:30 p.m. Ruffled Grouse Society. Limited tickets. 715/339-4346.
16–19 Book Fest—Eau Claire. Presents writers and their works, audience discussions, various locations. 715/839-5004 or www.cvbookfest.org.
16–18 Great Pumpkin Fest—Sand Creek. The Olde School. Arts, crafts, and food. Thurs. 4–8; Fri. 2–7; Sat. 9–3. 715/658-1372.
17–19 Fall Play—Phillips. High School Auditorium. 715/339-3908 or www.northwoodsplayers.com.
18 Fall Craft Fair—Portage. St. John’s Lutheran School, 8–3. Bake sale & luncheon. 608/742-4222.
18 Fall Rummage Sales—La Crosse. First Congressional Church, 8–1. 608/784-8137.
18 Fall Bazaar—Eau Claire. Lake Street United Methodist Church, 9–2. 715/832-6603.
18 Autumn Fair & Craft Show—Menomonie. Holiday Manor Convention Center. 715/235-3656.
18 Moonlight Moments: Owl Prowl—Cable. Telemark Resort, 7:30 p.m. Barred owl course. 715-798-3999 Ext. 547 or www.telemarkeducation.com.
18 Craft Fair—Portage. Bethlehem Lutheran, 9–2. Bake sale & luncheon.
18, 19 Mystical Soul Festival—New Lisbon. The Aquarian Garden. 608/562-5433 or www.theaquariangarden.org.
18, 19 Breakfast in a Victorian Kitchen—Prairie du Chien. Villa Louis Historic Site, 8:30–12:30. Reservations required. 608/326-2721.
23–26, 30–Nov. 1 Scrapbook and Stamp Camp—Cable. Telemark Resort. 715-798-3999 Ext. 547 or www.telemarkeducation.com.
24 Night Walk—Necedah. Nat’l Wildlife Refuge, Ellen Allan Learning Center, 6:30 p.m. Stare at stars, howl at wolves, crawl among creatures. 608/565-2551.
24–26 Haunted Halloween Walk—Alma. W1656 Cty. Rd. S. 6:30–8:30 p.m. 608/685-3756.
24–26 Fall Play—Phillips. High School Auditorium, Fri./Sat. 7:30 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. 715/339-3908 or www.northwoodsplayers.com.
25 Harvest Festival—Brantwood. Community Center, 4–6:30 p.m. Dinner, raffle. 715/564-2283.
25 Mischievous Geologists—Cable. Natural History Museum, 10:30 a.m. Explore a quarry, break rocks, minerals, and more. Register by October 24. 715/798-3890.
25 Safe & Spooky Halloween—Cassville. Stonefield Village, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Fun for young and old, decorations, treats. 608/725-5210.
25 Fall Wine Tasting—Phillips. The 5 Senses. 715/339-2777 or www.the5senseswi.com.
25 Fall Art & Craft Sale—Elk Mound. High School & Mound View Elementary, 9–3. Over 120 crafters, free child care. 715/559-0209.
25 Harvest Festival Dinner—Brantwood. Community Center, 4–6:30 p.m.715/564-3241.
25 Chili Supper & Bake Sale—Foster. St. Luke Lutheran, 4–7 p.m. 715/878-4575.
26 Pie Theatre “Sorry, Wrong Number”—Greenwood. High School Cafetorium, 1:30 p.m. 715/267-6101.
29, 30 Ghoulees in the Coulees—Coon Valley. Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, 5:30–9 p.m. Haunted hike through the woods. Advanced registration required, 608/452-3424 or www.norskedalen.org.
31, Nov. 1 Quilt Show—Waunakee. St. John’s School Gym, 9–4. Over 150 quilts, vendors, antique quilt bed turning. 608/846-5267.