Saturday, January 30, 2010

Need a Classy Calendar?

Order your AGLF Calendar here!
This beautiful calendar was created to help raise funds for the legal action taken filed against a disgruntled former glass bead seller on etsy. Deb explains the situation on her website so much better than I ever could. And I really don't type well either.

Anyway it is a beautiful calendar so if you need one please consider purchasing one from Deb's site (link above) Here's a couple of pictures from the inside, drooling allowed, lol.

That's my work in the last photo, bottom right. Yes, I was one of the people falsely accused of being a tax evader. Been paying taxes on my art and craft work before I even had a computer or the internet. I was a rather ADD type of crafter, little bit of this and that, throw in some wearables, cute hand painted kidswear. You get the picture, if I liked it I'd go home and get the stuff to make it.

I would like to extend my condolences to "Betsymn" who lost her husband recently. She has been one of the driving forces behind the AGLF and is the one who put the calendar together. She & a few others have worked countless hours collecting and posting info, keeping us all up to date on the legal stuff. It is because of their hard work that we are able to pursue justice in this matter. Thank you is not enough. Betsy, may God bless you with peace and comfort.

Busy next couple of days. DH has friends in town from the UP (MI's upper penisula) so we're meeting them tonight. I have to make more beads to get up in the store pronto. Really need to clean my work table, think the mess is messing with my creativity. Monday I have to get my tax records together for the accountant. Nice thing about hubby being in business, we've had the same CPA over 25 yrs. Just collect your stuff and drop it off to them. Have a sewing project that I absolutely have to at least get started soon. It's a big one and needs to be done by spring.

Pet Peeve of the Day- when someone scraps dirty butter back into the butter tub. lol, am I the only one that hates it when I open the butter and find a bunch of yuck on the side?

Monday, January 25, 2010

January Bead Giveaway!

It's that time again! Well, actually it is a bit overdue for me to do another drawing from my mailing list recipients. The lucky winner will receive this set of 6 handmade lampwork beads, just right for making a spring bracelet and earrings! Remember, to be eligible to win you have to be signed up to get my newsletter "Glassbits News". I'll pick a winner from my list on Jan. 31st so there is still time to sign up and be entered in this drawing.

On another note I read last night that the fund raising drive for Tanya's surgery expenses has raised the most amount of money in the shortest time. I believe that was posted by the pledge website owner. Nice to see the generosity of the artist community in action. If you're wondering what I'm referring to, read my previous blog post. Just over 2,000 more to go and she'll be able to have to this life saving surgery.

The more I hear stories like hers, the more I hate insurance companies. To deny people a procedure that will save their life is morally wrong in my book. They still deny surgeries that they call experimental even though these operations have been performed over 20 years. Its ridiculous, and the fact that our government here in the US lets them get away with it puts much of the blame on them too. Same with the situation involving our banking system today and the grand fiasco created by greedy financial executives while our political leaders stood by all the while catering to these idiots.

Anyway, enough of that crap, its too depressing to think about and I've got work to do. Adding more items to my etsy shop today.
Hope all is well with you and yours!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Have A Heart for Tanya

In the past few days I've been seeing this "Have a Heart for Tanya" on both Facebook and Etsy. Tanya is in a fight for her life because her insurance company won't cover a relatively simple surgery she needs ASAP. She is an Australian teacher living in Thailand. Many artisans have been helping raise the money for her surgery. More of her story can be read at these sites.
The facebook group started by Brenda Roberts.
Tanya's blog.
This is the site where you can donate a pledge. Any amount, even $1 is appreciated. We are so blessed and don't even remember it most days. Almost 80% of the funds have been raised already. Surgery is scheduled for Jan. 31st., only 7 more days to raise the last $2,600. (at the time I posted this)

I'm off to list something for a donation for Tanya. Hope you can help is some small way too. Thank you & God Bless.

Stayed tuned for the next free drawing coming up next!

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