Prest-o, Change-o AND I’M BACK!

By Janet Hickey / January 29, 2014

Hi and thanks for staying with me. A couple of minor issues in conjunction with a major one caused me to drop out and not leave a courtesy “see ya later” – sorry about that. The minor – *  I had some health issues I had to deal with.  I changed my diet and to…

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Book Sale – Artists and Crafters Heads Up!

By Janet Hickey / March 7, 2013

I made these two boxes from repurposed hard back books  (standard size) : I’ve spent the last two days volunteering for Cobb County Library – assisting in the unpacking and sorting of books for their semi-annual book sale that starts tomorrow (Friday, March 8th) at 9 am and goes thru Sunday.   The sale is held in two…

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Happy Holidays!

By Janet Hickey / December 23, 2012

We wish you Merry Everthing and Happiness Always! May the New Year bring you more Happiness and Peace than you know what to do with!

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Forgot to put out the "Gone Fishing" sign.

By Janet Hickey / December 18, 2012

Just Hey. Since I’ve been away (sorry I didn’t put out a “gone fishing” sign) I’ve gone to Oregon Crater Lake (look it up – you gotta go!!) Canada BC was gorgeous – the people were awesome! This is a picture taken with my IPhone at the BC museum – HA!  Washington (Seattle) What a…

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April is my Birthday Month

By Janet Hickey / April 24, 2012

My 60th Birthday Month For some of us, as we get older, we have Birth-Months vs Birth-Days. I wanted to do something different for my 60th Birthday.  This is as “different” as it gets for me and all I had to do was mention it to my husband and off we went. One of my…

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Surf’s Up

By Janet Hickey / February 22, 2012

While I gather photos to share with you my latest thin thread let me share some fun sites and projects I’ve found during a quick surf of the net… Plastic Milk and Bacon Roses? This interesting web site shows you how to turn milk into a substance similar to plastic called CASEIN ( gives you the…

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2012 Declaration

By Janet Hickey / February 17, 2012

My “Inner-Me” said to me while driving the other day (she always interrupts when I’m driving)… “You’re not an Impulse Buyer (my favorite excuse for having so much STUFF) – You’re an OPPORTUNITY SHOPPER“. Whew!  I was getting concerned.  “Impulse Buyer” has somewhat of a negative implication where as “opportunity shopper” puts a positive spin on the hoarding…

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1 GOOD Excuse, 5+ Reasons and a Flower Press

By Janet Hickey / February 13, 2012

It’s been over a month since my last post!  First and foremost…Is this the cutest picture you’ve ever seen? Gabi opened her dress-up trunk Christmas morning (when this picture was taken).  Stripped down to only the tutu, fairy necklace, magic wand and crown, and holding her new Dora Doll – she twirled on one foot…

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Merry Everything!

By Janet Hickey / December 23, 2011

HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Carolers 10″ Porcelain – Made by JH c 1999 Merry Christmas Today…i wish You a day of ordinary miracles. A fresh post of coffee You didn’t have to make yourself.  An unexpected phone call from an old friend. Green stoplights on your way to work or shop. I wish…

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13 More Sleeps Til Christmas

By Janet Hickey / December 12, 2011

A lot has happened this month… My long list of “firsts” without Mom is at an end (first Birthday, Easter, Mother’s Day, etc).  She passed away December 3rd, 2010.  I could hear her talking to me as I was lamenting my need to make this year’s Christmas cards.  First she would tell me how pretty…

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What if?

By Janet Hickey / December 6, 2011

11-20-2009 – Laura’s 40th BD Cruise – Rainbow seen off balcony A sign seen yesterday… What if we woke up today with only the things we thanked God for yesterday?

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BE NICE! plus a few more rants…

By Janet Hickey / November 29, 2011

BE NICE… I’ve done a little impulse shopping around town in the last week and I have to tell ya – folks are PRE-occupied. I wish folks would (this goes for me too):–  be “in the moment”.  Be aware of where you are.   Be aware, unless you’re on uninhabited planet, that everything you do involves at least one other person. …

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Day 332 of 2011

By Janet Hickey / November 28, 2011

Self imposed stress trying to create every idea that comes in my head (visual of this came to me last night as I was taking a shower – more later). Shout out to self (at 9:30 this morning)…GET OFF YOUR ASS AND ON YOUR FEET! Stepped away from the computer, washed and dried shaped bottle…

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Who Packs Your Parachute?

By Janet Hickey / November 23, 2011

In 2002 my son, in the Navy at the time, emailed the document below to us.  I would forward it on at this time of year to the team I used to supervise (pre-retirement), and to my friends, to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for them “packing my parachute” – I couldn’t have said it any better.   I feel that MY LIFE is…

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40th Vase Sculpture

40 Already?

By Janet Hickey / October 28, 2011

My son’s 40th Birthday is today, October 29th. Geeze – can he be that old? CAN I be that old? Yep and yep. At 40 he’s a successful business man, husband and father of three. We’re very proud of the man Michael has become. I made Michael this sculpture to celebrate his 40th year. The…

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By Janet Hickey / October 21, 2011

My daughter Laura is a very talented artist, writer and singer. None of that is what she does to earn a living – but she can’t get away from it. She painted a picture (11 x 14) to accompany one of her “internalisms” and gave it to her Aunt in Florida. I scanned it before…

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Red Chair Thoughts

By Janet Hickey / July 23, 2011

Finally! I hit my weight loss goal of 40lbs! It took me a year and a half utilizing the Weight Watchers program – but I did it. I’m more aware of some odd things… my watch, once snug on my wrist, hangs down 1/2″ away from the wrist. Last week I noticed the feeling of…

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Germany Trip – Good reason as any to make a book.

By Janet Hickey / April 21, 2011

Time has passed by so quickly in the last few weeks and I don’t have much to show for it other than the three days (three FULL days) it took to clean my half of the garage. Just cleaning the garage (only my half) and taking care of some of the last of Mother’s things…

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Simple Saturday

By Janet Hickey / March 26, 2011

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see. ~John Burroughs These are pictures I took last year from the Gulfport, MS coast:

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On your mark…get ready….

By Janet Hickey / February 11, 2011

OK – so I’m hosting the Book Arts Club this Sunday at my house. At this very moment this is what the left, and cleanest, side of my art room looks like (the metal arts work tables). I have a dilemma – clean the house, clean the art room, clean the house, clean the art…

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