Taking a break.

It’s Sabbath Sunday! What do you do to take a break? I know many of you that teach are in the middle of grading and report cards. I know some of you are doing inventory and others are working on year end reports. So when everything is done how do you relax? How do you break up the routine?

For me it means going to a good dinner (not fancy but more comfort food). It means going in to the studio and just creating. Or it means having some fun at the mini golf place. And sometimes it means going to see a movie and escaping reality with a bucket of popcorn. I think today my daughter, Tara, has put in the request to see a movie. So it is off to the cinema we go.

Whatever you do I hope it is restful, peaceful, and rejuvenating.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Giving back locally.

It’s Friendship Friday!  This is the day to focus on giving back or paying it forward.  It has been brought to my attention that one of our local places that gives so much back during Christmas (and the rest of the year too) has been hit hard with some changes recently.


Food For Life is accepting donations for toys for the kids.  This year Toys for Tots is NOT donating toys to any local non-profits.  Therefore any donation of toys would be most welcomed.  I am most happy to collect and then deliver so please contact me.


If you know a family that is in need of Christmas toys, please have them call Reach Out Morongo Basin to sign up for one (760-361-1410).  The toy  will be picked up at the Christmas meal.  The first 300 names will be getting toys.


Food For Life will be serving Christmas dinner at Palms Baptist Church on Adobe Road from 3-5 on Saturday, December 22.  I am sure they can use all the help you are willing to give so please contact me.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂

Orchid and gem show with dinner.

Is anyone interested in heading out on Sunday for the Orchid Festival, Gem Show, and a bite to eat?  I am thinking of starting late morning (10ish) and finishing with an early dinner.  Let me know if you are interested.

Joni 🙂

Contests, host codes, farmers’ market, and encouragement.

This week is jam packed with all kinds of events.  We will start this week on Thursday evening with the Encouragement Class hosted by Sandy Smith.  If you have not RSVP’d please let me know you are coming.  If you need an invitation please contact me.

I will be at the Farmers’ Market in 29 Palms at Bucklin Park on Saturday from 8-noon.  Come see what crafty goodies there are and grab your door prize.

On Saturday evening will be my 12th Anniversary Party.  Be looking for the invitation coming today as well as contests, games, and a drawing.  Come celebrate with me!

If you would like to order online please use host code UAE4AVTN.  This host will change as one of the contests will be for mystery host.  If you prefer to order in person please contact me.  This code will be up until next Monday the 30th.

Happy Crafting!

With inky fingers,

Joni 🙂