Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Value Of A Friend...

The value of a friend is truly immeasurable!  My dear, sweet friend Sandra volunteered her ENTIRE Saturday last week to help me get ready for my upcoming Fairs.



She made it clear that she was willing to help me in any way I needed her.

So bright and early ~ we're talking 8-ish, Sandra shows up with this....


this.....


this....

and this...


But aside from all the goodies, which were so very much appreciated, my sweet friend went on to help me throughout the day and night to craft these one-of-a-kind boxes...



Sandra made the majority while I put finishing touches on these little cuties...











We took a break for dinner which was served up by Broadway Pizza and delivered by sweetest hubby, Ron...

And he was rewarded with some of Sandra's scrumptious, homemade cookies!

Back to work it was, and we continued with holiday dominos and magnets....



And a gaZILLION price tags....


We closed our fantastic day together at 11 p.m. ~ exhausted!!

I don't know how I could have finished up the crafties, were it not for Sandra.  You are always in my heart, dear friend!  I did promise her that the next time she comes to scrap she's to leave all her supplies at home and "shop" in my Studio!!

I'm wrapped, packed, and ready for Unique Boutique ~ this coming Saturday and Sunday...


Here's a peek at what's on my workbench....

 Some necklaces in the making...





And links which will be added to for custom chains....


I'm taking off for a couple of weeks....between the Fairs and out of town company, I'm begin to hyperventilate a little, but if I can surface for some air I will try and sneak in a post.  Until then...

Have a most beautiful week, dear friends, and be sure to treasure your friends ~
Their value?  Priceless!!
xoxo
Karen

5 comments:

lynn said...

karen what a lovely friend to help you.. but i truly can say.. that im sure she enjoyed every bit of it.. sharing time with you .. and creating. your music makes me feel so nostalgic.. hope the sale goes wonderfully and i know they will go to homes who will cherish them . :)
sending big ladybug hugs
lynn

Katherine Wolak said...

You have a fabulous friend indeed!!! What a load of goodies and great help! Reason to smile indeed! :)

Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs,

~*~Patty S said...

You two were busy busy bees and what a most thoughtful friend to be by your side and come to the rescue!

Love your creations...those last jewelry pieces are stunners already!

Have a wonderful time dear Karen
Happy October!
oxo

Diana said...

Oh my look at all of those beautiful crafties! What a wonderful friend you have. True friends are such a blessing indeed. So good to see you enjoying and using the techniques you learned in the Twisted Sistah class. Good luck with the faire.
Tootles

Diana

Gaby Bee said...

What a lovely friend to help you <3 I love all of your creations Karen, but especially your jewelry.
I bet all pieces will probably go like hotcakes:)

Gaby xo