Tuesday, May 15, 2012

30 years - and random musings

This year marks my 30th year of employment at Memorial Hospital. The anniversary date is actually 1/4 but the hospital honors employees for the 5 year increments during National Hospital Week which was last week. Tom got his 20 year pin and I got my 30 year pin - plus a gift -
a watch with the Memorial logo on the face. It is a nice watch and even though I have not worn a watch in years (don't like the tan line and I had to put on my readers to tell the time ) I will probably wear this one for a while at least. Probably long enough to get a tan line :-)
I was excited about the wrapping also ....

It was wrapped and tied with at least a yard of bright orange satin ribbon - which of course, I saved and put in my craft room. I doubt the person who prepared the packages realized what a treasure they were giving me.

And speaking of ribbon- I am doing a ribbon share for the 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon that is all retiring June 1. I am using the last of my Real Red for the club cards this weekend and need to get some more before it is gone so am going to share all the colors with my customers. You just let me know what colors you want and we will split the rolls accordingly. Cost is $0.35 per yard.
Colors available at this time:

Bashful Blue
Basic Black
Certainly Celery
Daffodil Delight
Early Espresso
Garden Green
Marina Mist
Night Of Navy
Old Olive
Pretty in Pink
Pumpkin Pie
Real Red
Rich Razzleberry
Rose Red
Tempting Turquoise
Very Vanilla
Whisper White

This is the 1/4 inch grosgrain. There will be a similar ribbon in the new catalog but it has a white stitching down the center.

The card is one I found on another demo's website from last year. It is a simple fold but looks impressive. The Celebrate stamp is from a retired set but there are many current stamp sets that could be used to stamp Congratulations or Celebrate on the card.

The inside is lined and I did the ovals because when I stamped the 'enjoy' stamp I smeared it a little. The red oval around the sentiment looks better than just the sentiment stamped on the white card stock. Wish I had found this card before my daughter's college graduation last weekend.

Here is our happy family with the summa cum laude graduate. So proud of her for all her hard work.

And here she is with her hubby. They are hard working adults now - they have supported themselves the past 2 years while full time students.

And totally random here - this is a potato in the bag I got tonight. What an odd shape. We thought it looked like ALF, the alien. Any other ideas? 


JuliaWalling said...

I love your graduation card idea, need some of those, so I will see if I can pull this off! :) As far as the potatoe, it looks like a carved rutamentary doll, held completely opposite from what your direction is held. I am excited about the pretty retired ribbon - love, love, love pretty ribbon! =)

BeeJane said...

Maybe it's just because I've been focused on praying for a friend this morning but I think the potato looks like someone bent in prayer if you hold it differently.
Love the grad card and so proud of our niece and nephew!

windycindy said...

Congratulations on all of the happy times in your family life...