Wednesday, January 20, 2010

That was Certainly Fun!


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I am so glad for the new year, the chance to get going again!  I had so much fun doing the Clark County Show.  I was delighted to be invited to stay with the BH Boys or Barn Boys as Dave calls them.

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Here is the picture on their blog banner,which is a good indicator of  the beauty they create.  I’m still not sure which of them took the photo’s, but none the less they are both incredibly talented. Not just talented but smart too! 

I’m sure you have heard of Google Reader.  I didn’t know exactly how it worked and why I would want too.  Jermonne showed me how it worked, how much faster it was to read the blogs you keep up with, none of the clicking back and forth, waiting for the loading and downloading, not really knowing if you have read the most recent post or not, amazingly cool.

Much like the speed reading class I once took, only better!! You will want to try it.

As a side note have you seen this recent Sommerset copy?


The most talented Robin Laws, aka Bird Tweets, has a beautiful article and photos taken at a Barn House Event. This is one of her pictures that wasn’t in the article, but on her blog.  I totally love her photography she always seems to catch the spirit as well as the image of her subjects.

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Not only do I think Google Reader is a wonderful time saver.  I would like to once again tell you that I love doing my postings in

Windows Live Writer 

a free download.  This makes it soooo much simpler and faster than Blogger.  The pictures go where you put them without messing with HTML and you can write the post off line and then post it when you have internet access. I had been telling Lisa for months she needed to switch and  when she finally did she had to call and tell me how much easier it was!

It was an especially fun time this weekend, because Miss Cindy

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was also staying at BH, helping me at the show and generally just sprinkling inspiration in all directions.

Do you remember Robin’s article this summer

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You will want to join me

Saturday, January 30th at the Barn in Oregon City

I will be there to see what kind of magic the Queen has conjured up for her first show of the new year.

It was great fun being with The Queen and the BH Boys, but I also had a wonderful time visiting with my customers, fellow bloggers and other vendors all weekend. 

I enjoy the shopping, gathering the merchandise. I tolerate getting things ready for sale, I grit my teeth while Dave loads it, delivers it and helps me get it set up.  But the best part, the reason I love this business is the interaction with all of you.  Thank you so much for your continued support and for your friendship

you are the best of the best!



  1. Hi Joy, it was so good to see you!!!
    Shoot me an email when you get the necklace done...I may just have to take a drive.
    BTW your booth looked fantastic.

  2. I love my new Somerset Life. I've been going through it nice and slow. Have you seen Apronology yet? For now it will only be published once a year...the new one will be out any day and I'll have my first write-up in it. Keep an eye out!

  3. Wish I was there....might have a chance to peek by the Queen's barn (am in Scio for my dad's birthday - only problem is his birthday is the 30th - do you think he'd mind?)...
    Have a great day!

  4. It's a secret dream of mine to come up y'alls way to see it all for myself.
    I keep hearing everyone talk about the merits of Live Writer...guess I better try it on for size!

  5. Thanks for the Live Writer tip.....I went right over and downloaded it.......I played with it a bit and you're soooo right.......much easier!

    Warm blessings,

  6. -You- are the best, my friend! It was so much fun catching up today! See you soon for our charming adventure! I'm free all of next week.

    Love you,

  7. Hi Joy!

    Oh gosh, I sure do miss y'all so much! I would love to be able to go to the barn on the 30th! I just know it's going to be amazing!

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

    Big Hugs!

  8. Hi Joy . . .

    I so enjoyed spending time chatting with you at the show!!! You are a kind and beautiful woman both inside and out - not to mention extremely talented!! And I have to say - I absolutely loved your booth!!

    My new "Miss Nellie" (dress-form) can't wait for her debut here on Bainbridge Island!! :)

    All the best to you . . . hope to see you again soon . . . liz

  9. I signed up with live writer last night. like how you can have fun with photos. Thanks bunches for
    the tip!!

  10. Sorry I missed you at the Clark County Antique show. Are you going to be at the Quilt Show in Silverton? Hugs Florence

  11. We're gonna try the Window Live Writer, thanks for the tip!

    Linda & Dixie
    The Funky Junk Sisters