Thursday, July 28, 2016

Today I Woke Up Retired

(the photo from my work badge)


Today I woke up retired...
semi-retired that is... 
 Yesterday was the final day of my 27 years in the healthcare industry. 

 
I started in 1979 working in Accounting and Patient Services at the wonderful downtown St. Mary’s Hospital of Kansas City.  Followed by several years as a health insurance educator to hospitals, employers and labor unions as well as being part of the work force that brought the first Preferred Provider Organization to Kansas City.  After becoming a mother, I stayed home for several years to raise our two sons.  I returned to healthcare in 2001, spending the last 14 years with HCA.

It was a bittersweet decision for me to leave corporate healthcare after so many years, but felt it was time to move on to new beginnings.

I am blessed to have this choice!
 
I want to continue working, but working in positions that are creative and filled with joy.  

Soon I will start two new positions...working at a local consignment home decor store merchandising home furnishings vignettes (and Sales) as well as working more with someone that his very special to me that has Down's Syndrome.

I do believe both cover being creative and filled with joy! 

Thank you to my family & friends, each of you, for your kind words, thoughts, prayers and gifts you have shared with me for my retirement!

I am blessed!   


    

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mermaid Canvas Art

Ribbon trims of blue flow like waves of water
Pearls adorn her with a crown
Glass beads like sea glass are her wardrobe
Starfish and seashells decor her home







Canvas Art by Tami Hacker

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Friends, Crafting...Blessed

When FRIENDS gather to spend hours of crafting, good food, stories and laughter...it is a good day!

We each worked on our own projects...Altered Matchboxes, bracelet making, Canvas art, Christmas tree skirt, crocheting, repurposing Victorian Trading Company 'backroom' items and 
shaving cream-painted art paper.

As I often do, I forgot to snap photos.  Here are the few available photos 

 
 Lee's repurposed Victorian Trading Company's 'backroom' (damaged) item - is now renewed in chalk paint highlights, pearl & metal trims, buttons, a sweet bird's nest where the broken clock once sat and the broken bird's tail now filled with pretty flowers.


 My shaving cream-painted art paper




My young friend Corrine's shaving cream-painted art paper used on her Canvas art
 

Just a sneak peep of my Altered Matchbox.  I'll show more once it arrives to its new home.


Thank you my SWEET FRIENDS for your lovely hostess gifts


(What should I create?)


 





Inspiring arts & crafts, beautiful gifts and dear friendships...I am BLESSED!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A Friend's Birthday

For a friend's birthday

I made a gift bag using a simple vintage pink bag and trimmed it with French pretties.
Inside I tucked the necklace I created for her birthday


What have you been creating lately?

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Vintage Buttons, Lace & Textiles

Loot from my Springtime treasure hunting 
 
Set of Lois Calkins 1950s porcelain buttons, Jack-n-Jill nursery rhyme series.

Black glass, design under glass (DUG)

Leaves and faux pearls-design under/in plastic (DUP)

Glass set in glass, black glass base.


Various fabric buttons


Vintage lace & textiles...makes my heart happy!

 I did a happy dance when I found these unused rolls of vintage seam binding mixed in with
gift wrap ribbons...at gift wrap ribbon prices...score!



 Lace, beautiful lace!


Rolls of vintage seam binding now on my studio shelf...love the colors!

Have you been treasure hunting this Spring?