May 09 2010

Thrift Shop Kit & Prayer/Card Request

Happy Mother’s Day to all you ladies out there — mothers or not. Today is a day to celebrate us all — hope you had a wonderful day! We did our usual Sunday routine of church, coffee at church, then brunch/lunch out, then we went to visit my Dad. I’ll give you his updated status at the end of this post.Then aquick run through Wal-Mart and home again!

Several of you have requested KITS made up with the Thrift Shop DP by October Afternoon. It has been on my list of things to do for several weeks now, and today I finally got to it. This is a FUN pad of paper, IMO, because it has such a variety of prints and colors, ranging from small vintage prints to larger more graphic prints, with a fun mix of sheet music, newsprint and dress patterns added in as well. Very much a *thrift shop* assortment of fun papers! Here’s what I put together:


Stamp Simply Thrift Shop Kit – $36.00

1 Pad Thrift Shop 8×8 DP by October Afternoon (34 sheets)

6 yds 1.25″ Silk Ribbon – 3 yds each Ivory and Black

6 yds 1/4″ Silk Ribbon – 3 yds each Ivory and Black

4 yds 7/8″ Gingham Ribbon – 2 yds each Red/Ivory and Black/Ivory

2 yds Velvet Zig Zag – Black

2 yds 1.5″ Striped Grosgrain – Butterscotch/Ivory

2 yds 3/16″ Striped Grosgrain – Butterscotch/Ivory

2 yds 7/8″ Crochet Lace – Ivory

3 yds Twill — Champagne

All 27 yards of ribbon are quality ribbons by May Arts that I personally selected to coordinate with the Thrift Shop Pad. You can see samples of cards made with the contents of this kit here, here and here.

Shipping costs for this kit only.

Priority Mail within the US – $5.50

First Class to Canada – $6.25

First Class to the UK or Australia – $13.00

Other country? Just ask.

To order, email me at [email protected]. Include your state and zip, OR country.

Other Stamp Simply Kits can be seen here.

All items shown in this kit are also available for purchase individually as well. That lace is a new width I just got in. It is 7/8″ wide and available in White or Ivory for $1.50 a yard. It’s got the open center allowing us to easily weave ribbon through.


A request for your continued prayers, and cards if you can —

Since last updating here, my Dad did have all toes on the left foot amputated on Friday morning. It appears to be healing well. He has not yet been allowed to try to step on it. Maybe tomorrow. We are all hoping that no further surgery is needed on this foot — that would mean cutting it off up higher. Time will tell. It does appear that surgery is likely needed on the other foot as well. They are just watching and waiting.

I can’t thank you all enough for all your prayers and well wishes, and I ask that you continue to keep my Dad on your prayer list. My Dad’s attitude is super good at this point and with all he’s been through in the last month, I am amazed — truly the work of an awesome God!

If you’d care to send a card to my Dad, I know he would be tickled to pieces! He was an avid Ham radio operator before he had his pacemaker/defibrillator put in and was told not to do that anymore. If there are any Ham radio operators out there, I know he’d LOVE to hear from you! He spent his life workingfor Michigan Bell, later bought out by (gee, can’t remember — AT&T, Ameritech???). Here’s his name and address: Roy Peltoniemi, PO Box 317, Dollar Bay, MI 49922.

Thanks much to you all! It’s very therapeutic for me to be able to share here — it’s just so tough watching this all happen. I know so many of you can relate. Many, many thanks!


Tuesday, May 11, 8 a.m. EST — The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Simply Shabby Blog Hop. Hope you can join us for some awesome shabby inspiration and Blog Candy!

20 responses so far

20 Responses to “Thrift Shop Kit & Prayer/Card Request”

  1. Carla Suto says:

    Hi Sharon. Thanks for the update on your Dad’s surgery. I’m glad he is healing well so far and his attitude is positive. I will definitely keep him in my prayers. I will drop a card in the mail to him tomorrow. My Dad was a Ham radio operator, too. I will mention that in my card. Hugs and prayers to you, too, during this tough time. I know how hard it is to go through this with our parents. Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. Bev J. says:

    Sharon, so sorry your dad had to have surgery but glad he is healing. Hope he doesn’t have to have more. Will keep him and your family in my prayers and drop him a card.

  3. michelle gall says:

    hi sharon iam so sorry to here about your dad surgery that is so scary iam happy he is still doing well even though he had to go thur more stuff its got to be so hard on you i hope you had a great mom day and hugs from across the street 😉

  4. Kathie says:

    Happy Mothers Day Sharon! Thanks so much for updating us on your dad, I have thought of him alot and lifting him up in prayer. Thanks too for the address, trust it will be an encouragement to him and to your mom. Our love to you all. Kathie

  5. Marisa says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Sharon (((hugs))). So glad to get the update on your dad. He is definitely a survivor in life (my kind of person :D) and it is wonderful to hear of his great attitude amidst all he has had to endure. Hope to get a card off to him in the next few weeks as “happy mail” is the best 😀 Thanks for sharing your heart and concerns with us so we can support you in return. Blessings to you and all your family 😀

  6. Stephanie Perry says:

    Hi Sharon, I’m really glad to hear that your Dad’s attitude is positive, so important in moving forward in what is otherwise a difficult situation. I will definitely send him a card this week and keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

    I hope your Mother’s day gave you an opportunity to have an otherwise enjoyable day amidst all that is going on with your Dad. Take care.

    Stephanie Perry

  7. Sharon! Your kit is amazing. I have some Thrift Shop on my desk as I type to be used on a quick card. I am sorry for your Dad. I am glad he is keeping a positive attitude and I have been praying for him. Big hugs to you and happy Mother’s Day!

  8. kathy S says:

    Glad to hear your dad is improving sort of- hoping everything goes well from now on you are all in my thoughts. love the new kit too may have to get me one of those.

  9. Helen L. says:


    I’ll put your Dad in my prayers; so sorry to hear of his difficulities. I’ll also put a get well card in the mail to him: my husband is also a ham radio operator!!
    And your new kit is fabulous! You are certainly a great artist with an artists eye! I’ll have to order that kit soon.
    take care, and my wishes for the best for you.


  10. Joan Fricker says:

    Sharon, I am so glad to hear your Dad is in good spirits. I will continue to keep him in my prayers.

    Great kit and pretty papers!

  11. nancy littrell says:

    Dear Sharon, I am so glad you had a nice Mother’s Day and esp. that you got to visit your dad. Wow…..what an amazingly strong father and role model. I will get a card to him right away. Please know we are here for all of your family. Take care, nancy

  12. A card is on the way to Roy. I am keeping him in my prayers and I hope he has a good day today.

  13. Leigh says:

    All the best wishes to your Dad. So pleased to hear that he’s attitude is good.

  14. Earline says:

    Sharon I will be praying for your father and your family as well what a wonderful daughter you are, thank God for chrildren who don’t forget there parents especially when they need them my God bless you and give you the strength you will need and the shoulders of a friend to lay your hand on.

  15. Love your Thrift Shop Kit…..might have to get that…..sorry to hear about your dad….will keep him in my prayers…..also will drop him a card….I too did some ham radio monitoring………way back when it was cool to do that …..I believe it was 1976…..

  16. Diane says:

    Lovely kit, so sorry to hear about your Dad. I’m from Michigan also, I will keep him in my prayers.

  17. Lorraine Briel says:

    Hi Sharon,

    So sorry to hear that your dad has had to have surgery – I will put his name on our local prayer chains (one will pray every day for a week and another will pray each day for 30 days). We are also going to our weekly Life Group tonite and we will bring him before the Lord.

    Keep cheerful and my prayer is that you will have an Ephesians 3:20 week. Continue to believe that God will do super-abundantly, far over and above all that you can dare to ask, think, hope, dream or pray!

    Lots of Love

    Lorraine Briel

  18. bluemoon says:

    Sharon, I’m sorry to hear your dear dad, and your family are going through so much, I know how worrying it must be for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.Lots of Hugs & Care from Canada!

  19. Sherry Moss says:

    Hi Sharon,
    I will try my best to get a card off to your dad. My husband (Danny Moss–KF4GZR) is an AVID ham radio operator and we have a huge tower outside his radio room on our farm in Nicholasville, KY….just south of Lexington. I am originally from north of Indy, but live down here in KY now with my hubby and our 6 cats and other animals:)

    I will pray that your Dad heals in short order and that the Lord will keep watch over him and continue on with the plans HE has for your Dad.

    Take care and have a great day. Oh….other than ham radio’s, does your Dad have any favorite hobbies, passtimes or anything else he truly enjoys? Perhaps a favorite bible passsage, etc?

    LMK and I will try and incorporate that into his card.

    sherry moss
    [email protected]net

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