Sunday, February 20, 2011

Just when you think you’ve seen Everything!!!

I was shopping the other day at Michael’s in the jewelry making department when I saw him!!!

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After trying to look at him, without just Staring I finally walked over to him and said, “I like your jewelry”  He told me his name is Gene and his great- grandfather was a chief and his g.grandmother was an Indian princess!  Lots of his jewelry was his grandfathers and lots of it he has made.  Even his shirt and boots!!!

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He seemed very pleased to be photographed and I told him that it’s great to be proud of your heritage.  He said his family at home asked him if he was going to wear this get up to Springfield!  He told them, you betcha.  It just so happened that that day I was also wearing all my turquoise jewelry and he admired mine too!

I’ve never won much as far as contests go, but I did win one!  From Maria Barton of Star Rug Co.  This cool mixed media Valentine hooked piece.  She has used scrapbook paper on a canvas and embellished it even more with the curled wire hanger with the felted balls on it!  Love It!!!  Thank you Maria!!

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Friday I had the opportunity to go “pickin”!  Mickey’s friend, Don was in town from Tulsa to start the process of getting ready for an estate sale at his late parents house.  Mickey said he was there almost every day after school starting when he was 16 and they have maintained a great long distance friendship over the years.  That’s why Don immediately thought of me to come over and look through the stuff before any official selling starts.  There was a garage and 4 FOUR out buildings!  I went nuts!!!  He kept saying pace yourself, pace yourself.  We haven’t even been in the house yet!  To tell you the truth I liked the stuff in the sheds much better than the house stuff!   I’ll show you pictures tomorrow.  Great fun, but of course it put me in bed the next day.  Totally worth it!

Have a great week and




katie said...

Can't wait to see pictures of your pick. Rest up so you can go again.
Take care of yourself.

Orange Sink said...

Congrats on that win Sheri! Maria does such neat mixed media art! Thank-you too for your sweet words of encouragement on my blog and wool! It means a lot to hear it from a pro like yourself!
Can't wait to see the pics of all those great treasures! I remember having a few of those chances to get into an estate sale before the crowds when I was in the business..... a few times it was a let down but one could always find some little treasure!
Take a break and rest up now!
Cathy G

Joanne said...

Way to go on your win! Oh my what fun to go thru stuff first! Too funny "pace yourself".

summersundays-jw said...

Every antiquer's dream -- to get to go through someone's "stuff". I loved the man's jewelry & that you told him you liked it. He probably feels totally different about Springfield just because you were nice. Have a great week! Jan

Ter'e said...

All I can say is "HOW"!
How did that man fit all that weight around his neck?
With all that beautiful jewelry around his neck - what was he doin in Michaels?
Loved his mocs!!!!!!
Bless your little heart - rest up and slow yourself down a little!!!!! You'll have a ball goin thru that house and I can imagine Mickey will have lots of stories to tell. Maybe you will get to "pick" something that has some sentimentality to Mickey!

dulcy said...

I was also at Michaels on Sunday! Must have been that 50% off coupon. I missed you guys though Congrats on your win.... nice prize! Can't wait to see your new treasures.....

Ragamuffin Gal said...

That heart is an adorable win! Once in Hobby Lobby I saw a Harley Santa.
Very cute fun post.

Taos Sunflower said...

Yahoo!!! I want to go pickin' with you!!! I'd be in hog heaven.