Treasures, Treasuries, and Thoughts

I swore I would never do a blog! So much for swearing. I didn't think that I would have much to say or share. I was wrong! I have been so blessed with a wonderful family, loyal friends, sharing colleagues, and the support from so many that I will never run out of topics to write about.

I have opened an on-line store at a place called Etsy (rhymes with Betsy). The items on the left are available for purchase there. These will change from week to week to show you my latest creations. The link to the store is in the upper left corner of this page.

I also have items for sale listed on Art Fire. The link to my Art Fire Studio is

I hope you will visit this blog, my Flickr page ( and my Etsy and/or Art Fire stores often. (

So come along on my Trail of Treasures! It will be a Spirit Journey for me and I invite you to join me on the trip.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A Red Letter Day For The U.S of A !

It doesn't matter whether you are a Republican or a Democrat. It doesn't matter if you are red, yellow, black or white. It doesn't matter if you are male or female. It doesn't matter if you are young or old. November 4, 2008 was a history making day for all of us!
Grant Park in Chicago was an awesome sight last night when the President Elect, Barrack Obama, talked to the world. All of those people were jubilant. They were laughing, crying, and most importantly.....waving the American flag.
The photo above is of an Etsy Treasury made by Joonbeam. Joon is a fellow member of the Etsy Bbest team. She included my earrings (first item, third row) in her wonderful Red, White, and Blue Treasury.
Joon has two delightful Etsy stores, Joonbeam: and the Flying House Wife: Joon has recently moved with her family to Austin, Texas. Joon says, "I love rescuing things, especially if someone else deems them trashworthy. My special affinity is vintage fabrics, notions, trinkets and papers, although I will incorporate any intriguing castaway, regardless of age. I love collage and cobbling things together. I believe that the small stuff does matter. One person can make a difference. And character and environment are everything." Please visit her stores.
I hope you will find Joon, Joon's Treasury and my earrings titled The Eagle Has Landed a fitting tribute to this Red Letter Day for the U.S. of A.!


joonbeam said...

Wow, Joni! This is fabulous. Thank you so much for including my shop information and links. I was happy to curate that treasury. I was totally unprepared for the opening and the idea/title came to me in an instant. It was another hour before I had it filled! So happy I found your beautiful earrings. When I taught 2nd grade (4 short years) I was the only teacher in the entire school who led the children in the Pledge of Allegiance. They loved it. I am so glad I followed my heart. Thanks, again and God Bless America.

Sixsisters said...

Joni I agree with you whole heartedly! I was so happy
when I heard the news. I was taken back to the 60's
and the sense that something wonderful is happening.
We can !!!!

AltheaP said...

Grant Park was so wonderful compared to forty years ago! Joni, I know you've been a news junky like me these past months and are as relieved as I am!

jstinson said...

Janine, you are so right about that. Actually, I had a touch of withdrawal yesterday....however, the talking heads aren't going to let up. Now it is transition!