Friday, May 24, 2024

Coffee, Please!

 First day in Turkiye!  I am sure I am still suffering a lot of jet lag.  You all know I have huge trouble sleeping in a strange bed, so what's going to happen to me in Turkiye?  eventually I will just get so exhausted I will sleep. But, I am also SO excited that I go a day or two....how is that possible?  I don't sleep on the plane and the travel time, from time I leave my house until the time I get to my home in Turkiye is over 24 hours.....and still I am unable to fall asleep the first night even though I am SO SO tired, lol. I know....COFFEE.....give me lots of COFFEE




Thursday, May 23, 2024

Love you lots

Now that I'm in the air, just let me tell the DH, LOVE YOU LOTS!  thank you SO SO SO much for the plane ticket, it means so much to me.  I am so looking forward to being in Istanbul today and beyond.  I will miss you so very much.  Huge kisses.


Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Follow Your Heart

You all know where my HEART is, lol, it's time to go to ISTANBUL!!  I am so ready to go and super excited.  I leave tonight and will fly through Amsterdam to Turkiye.  WOO HOO. Please wish me safe travels.  Cheers, Holley


Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Fly away with me

Tomorrow's the day!  Fly away with me, I hope if we aren't friends on FB, check me out, I'm Holley Tondre Barnhart there and you can see some wonderful photos from Istanbul and later a place called Sanliurfa.

 

Monday, May 20, 2024

Hi!

Last week of school! I am going to miss my little ones as the school year ends and I go off to Turkiye on Wed. This is my last chance to see them and I will be SO surprised when I see then again in August because they will have grown so much in just two months.

as the card says, HI! You make me Smile.  Have a wonderful summer kids!

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Guest Designer, Kids in Turkiye

 Well, since I am leaving this week to goto Turkiye, I though my perfect special guest would be some of the projects that I got from the kiddos last year.  Every year I go I visit a school in Turkiye that my dear friend works at.  I see her kids (elementary school).  They are SO sweet.  Just hug, and I love Ms Holley.  What darlings.  I bought them some hearts that are black and you sketch on them to reveal the color backing.  SO many of them gave their artwork back to me as a gift.  I will be sharing them over this summer.  Here's a couple today:




Saturday, May 18, 2024

Home Sweet Home

 Happy Saturday!  Today is going to be rush rush rush and lots of lists to make sure I have everything I need ready to go.  BUT also, time to stop and spend quality time at some point with the DH.  Last year when I left, he was out of town.  That made it really hard, because you know I can't sleep when he is not here.  I am glad he is here this year to say goodbye and spend time.

Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Friday, May 17, 2024

Let your dreams take flight!

 Happy Friday, it's the last Friday of the school year.  I am ready for the last weekend before the trip to pack up and get ready!  I am beyond excited and probably making my DH crazy about now.  I hope you all have a wonderful Friday today.  I am glad I am still working; it gives me something to do during the day to keep me away from home and out of my husband's hair, lol!  ha!


Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Thursday, May 16, 2024

dream big

 It just occurred to me that this is the last FULL week of school.  I can't believe it took me until Thursday to figure that out.  Just three days next week (though the rest of the staff has a full week), so I guess that's just for ME and not for everyone else.  Dream big for the summer. I hope you are all making lovely plans for the upcoming season. I would love to hear about them.

Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Farm Sweet Farm

Happy Wednesday!  I can't believe we are a week away.  I get to see all three of my kiddos today.  It will be one busy day.  I can't wait to see what we will do, I can't believe that two of them are almost grown up out of the program!  I won't see them much longer when we get back, they will graduate out in August.  I had to share a FARM theme card because that's a topic we frequent in class.  It so makes me think of them.

Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Hey Dude!

Just 6 more school days until vacation.  I know all the kids and faculty are getting restless now.  It's nice that this year they are letting us out before Memorial Day.  Next year we will be in school all the way until the end of May (BOO!)  Today is Tuesday which means it's my special day with only one male student.  He likes me to drawn train tracks on the table and we have good fun driving the train around and adding things onto our map.


Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Monday, May 13, 2024

Happy Birthday DH

Happy Birthday today to the DH!  My most favorite in the world.  I hope his day is special.  I would give him anything he wants but all he tells me is that he wants me to be healthy and happy.  awe. isn't that sweet? 


Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Happy Mother's Day

Wishing all the mom's out there a very Happy Mother's Day today.  Have a lovely day.  I made this card from stunning papers by Paper Source and gorgeous Turkish lace.

 Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Saturday, May 11, 2024

Guest Designer Gaye

Here's a wonderful card from Guest Designer Gaye!  I love how she matched the flowers with the beautiful paper (or printed cardstock).  So lovely.  The bling is just perfect.

I'd love to see what everyone makes with their prizes this year.  Send me a photo!  htondre@aol.com or drop me a message on Facebook!

 Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Friday, May 10, 2024

Happy Day

Happy Friday everyone!  Everyone at my school is wired up and on the 10 day countdown to the end.  Even the kiddos (but not my 2 year olds).  the last day of school is May 23rd, with a staff day on May 24th.  I am of course (y'all know) leaving on the 22nd.  I have arranged a sub for the 23rd and won't attend the staff party (sorry, "training") on the 24th.

Check out my store at https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com  only one week left to buy goodies for the summer!

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Hello

 sweet, it's Thursday now and I am hoping to go out and visit with a friend before I leave town.  It's nice to catch up with people before i leave.  Have a great day today.

Check out my lace and embellishment's store.  I have beautiful product from Turkiye  https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Good for the soul!

 Just TWO weeks to go now.  You all know I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.  Ha ha.  The only good thing is that I am still working so that is keeping me busy.  Some years I get out of school and then don't leave for Turkiye for a week or so.  That week or so makes me (and esp my husband) crazy.  I am so glad to be taking off earlier this year.  Next school year we will be working much later, at least a week or more longer into the summer!  Grrr.

Only 10 more days to purchase items in my store before it closes for the summer!

https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Little Mice

Happy Tuesday!  should be a nice quiet day.  My only kiddo today is pretty mellow.  He loves to play with the train, have me draw him complex train tracks on the table.  he loves to sing and do hand motions to the songs.  He's such a delight.  I always look forward to Tuesdays.

Be sure and check out my Etsy store where I sell beautiful Turkish lace and wonderful embellishments! https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Monday, May 6, 2024

But first, coffee!

 Happy Monday everyone!  It's time for a little coffee theme card today.  I am so happy that we are just three weeks from the trip. I am having fun with my little kids each day as we approach summertime.  The kids will get a break for a week and then they (and the same teacher) will continue through summer for at least a month).  Then when I come back in fall, hopefully they will all be there for their last month, August when two of them will turn 3.


https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com  Click on this link to check out my lace store and see the wonderful products that I carry. I see beautiful lace and embellishments from Turkiye.

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Guest Designer Karin

 Here's a stunning creation from Karin, check out her wonderful blog, HERE.  She is using a beautiful die cut that she won from me some time ago.  I just love her colors on this creation and how they POP right off the creation. so gorgeous

Would you like to add beautiful Turkish lace to your cards? your journals? your crazy quilts? your slow stitch or Mixed Media creations?  Drop by my store for some great combos or lace and trims. https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Faery Ink girl

 Are you having a great weekend?  I am.  I am on the last month of sales of the current laces that I have.  I am not sure how much new lace I will get. LOL, I say that, but I know when I get there it will be a crazy amount, ha ha.  I just LOVE it.  I can't wait to check out the stores. I hope new designs have come out this year. I am looking forward to that.


Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Friday, May 3, 2024

Hello

 Woo Hoo, it's Friday and marking just three weekends from the trip at this point.  I will be a lot more serious about the packing and gift buying.  Time to start making a list or two to make sure I have everything!  I hope you all have wonderful plans for your Friday and for your weekend.

Here's a great card from Photoplay, perfect guy theme card, or for those ladies who like to play cards too I suppose.

Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Love Dogs

 Happy Thursday.  Glad the end of the week is approaching.  I am sharing this sweet card today.  I do like dogs and stamps of dogs.  I haven't had a dog as a per since I was a child.  It's really very hard where I live to keep a dog.  It's so hot, you can't keep an outside dog and any larger sized dog shouldn't be kept inside. Well, that's debatable.  I have so much stuff inside my house it would be hard to keep a large dog inside.

Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Sunshiny days

 Happy May Day, I believe that is what they call May the 1st,  just 21 more days to Istanbul now. I leave on the 22nd, but I even have to work the morning of the 22nd.  So I will goto work in the morning, get off work, run home grab my luggage and get to the airport approximately 3 hours before the flight takes off.  WOW.  Gonna be a busy day,   This card says, "Hope  you day is filled to the brim with sunshine."


Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com




Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Heart Bloom

 Wow, it's April 30th.  Happy Tuesday.  I can't believe we are at the end of the month now.  Tuesday's are always very slow as we only get one child who comes.  He's such a delight.  What a sweet little boy, it's amazing to see how much these kids grow and learn.  He's been with us since December and I have seen so much growth in him.


Check out my wonderful Etsy store.   I sell precut lace in wonderful packs so you get 20 or 40 pieces all different in a wide array of colors, beautiful embellishments, or Lace Menagerie which is 6 yard assortments!  You can find the store here: https://laceplacebyholley.etsy.com