Thursday, September 25, 2008

Come to my craft fair

My friend Tanya and I are going to sell some of our crafts at The 2nd Annual Pumpkin Patch Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Fair in Sunnyside Queens, here's a link :

Come on by and check it out if you are in the area.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11th-7 Years Later

I can't believe it's been seven years since the fall of the towers. As I sit here watching the History Channel which is showing footage taken by people who were in their apartments nearby and on the street, it brings back the horror of that day and all the days that followed. My family and I were lucky enough not to have lost anyone in that horrific tragedy, but all our lives changed forever after that day. As all the major TV stations had their antennas on the top of the towers, I was only able to get one station that night and for weeks to follow. I would literally be watching the news from the time I came home until 3 or 4 am, in the hopes that the police and firefighters would find survivors. I felt that as long as I was watching dilligently, there was still hope. I had really had hope for days. Had I seen the footage I'm watching now seven years ago, I don't think I would have had any hope. No one could have survived that. Before 9/11, I, like so many New Yorkers took so much for granted. Not only did our skyline change forever, so did our way of life. I will always remember and I will never forget. My prayers once again are with those that were lost and the families they left behind.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bye Bye Summer, con't

Last week when I was at Scrapaholics, Newsday was there doing a video segment for their website on crafty things. Alison helped the interviewer make a paperbag album and then she proceeded to interview me. Not my forte, but I'll post it here anyway.
It's a 5 minute video and I'm featured in the 2nd segment.

Bye Bye Summer

The end of summer has historically been a very depressing time for me. I hate NY winters and once September rolls around, even though the weather is still beautiful, I know what's coming. Thoughts of shoveling snow, mud, ice and slush fills my heart with despair. So, in order to help alleviate my winter blues, I'm going to do the following to get me through the fall:

September- attend the "no expo" event at Scrapaholics on the 13th and 14th

-go the Queens County Farm Fair on the 20th

- see the New Kids on the Block on the 24th @ Nassau Coliseum

- attend the scrap pink crop @ Scrapaholics on the 27th or 28th

- through the month I will also be teaching classes at Scrapaholics

October-3-5 attend CKC in Hartford CT w/Tanya

12th- do a craft fair that Tanya just signed us up for in Sunnyside

31st-my cousin's annual Halloween Party

November -2 Crop for a Cure

3-12 DISNEYWORLD, yippeee

Now that I found out I'm actually doing a craft fair, I need to move my butt into gear and starting making some cool stuff. Here's some things I've been working on, please leave feedback.