Thursday, November 19, 2009

What I've been Workin' On and of course Ramblins =)

Good evenin' ya'll ! Hope this post finds ya'll in GREAT spirits ! Well maybe I shouldn't have said evenin' seein' how it's almost midnight ! It's been a doozy of a day around here. Had lovely ol' reviews at work uggghhh and I got the shock of......well It was a shock I tell ya's. I manage an outlet store that sells bread,snacks.....things of that nature. We have been open 8 yrs and my district manager pulls me in for my review and lets me know that our store is on a reprieve. I'm like o.k. and..........She proceeds to tell me that they were goin' to close our store in Dec. (whattttttttttt !) but have decided to give me 6 months to try and bring my sales up to where they want them. Honestly we work our patooties off there and have hit sales goals 5 outta the last 6. To me that's a pretty darn good! So I had nooooo clue they thought we weren't up to par per say. Soooo she says as well..... not to put alot on your shoulders but.....the ball is in your court and it's up to you to make the shot. Ohhhh just what I needed right before the holidays !!!!
So I have been brain stormin' ideas to get more business and lemme' tell ya' my poor ol' noggin' is steamin' lol I have 4 co~workers who depend on this job as well soooo I really feel like I gotta go above and beyond to try and make this work. I'm also NOT gettin' younger and I sure don't wanna start all over somewhere else =( Shoot I have 4 weeks vacation here now and I use everyone of 'em too ! lol.........anyway anyone have any suggestions send 'em my way !

Sorry to start my post out like that but I just hadta' get it off my chest. I honestly sat and cried and cried as soon as I got home......and then I picked myself up and thought........I'm NOT gonna' let this get me down ! and I started sewin' and creatin' and it sure took my mind off of it for awhile. I also stopped at my lil prim shop on the way home (shoppin' seems to help some right ?!? lol) and bought a couple things...

Here is the picture of the Frosty Hat and Cardinal I made tonight......


I hand drew the hat onto some fabric and my son drew the cardinal. I think he did a pretty darn good job !
Here are a few more pics of it.....





Close up of the Cardinal



I got this candle wrap at the Prim Cellar. The lil prim shop on my way home that I lovvvveee to stop at lol


I also picked up a few of these cute picks and tealight holder....




These look like they'd be soooo easy to make. I may hafta' try my hand at doin' a few. The Prim Cellar is gettin' ALOT of Christmas goodies in and I want 1 of everything they have right now lol. I started puttin' up my fall decor and some of my Thanksgivin' as well. I am sooooooo ready to decorate for Christmas. I actually have a few things out all ready ! I will probably have the tree up by next weekend. Well my Prim Friends it's gettin' late so I better try n get some sleep. Till next time............
Prim Huggs n Blessins

14 comments:

Janene said...

What a crappy way to hear at work!
I wish I had some ideas to give you...but I am a SAHM, and all I can think about are cartoons! LOL
The items you picked up are great...I hope they gave you a good pick-me-up.
Your son drew the cardinal? All I have to say is WOW! He most definitely gets his talent from his MOM!

basketsnprims said...

Best of luck to you with your job!
Love your new prims.
hugs,
Pam

PrimWyoGirl said...

So sorry about your job. I really hoep you can figure it out and make everything work. I really love your snowman hat! Can't belive your son drew the cardinal and you were able to put it all together so wonderfully! Hang in there! Jayne

TeresaM said...

Best of luck with getting your store back on track for your boss!!

Love your Santa hat and your son did a wonderful job on the cardinal!!!

Hayley @ Prim it Up! said...

Cardinals are my favourite bird and that one is gorgeous! Excellent job!!

Jody said...

Wishing you the best of luck with your job situation! Love the new things..that cardinal is adorable!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi there!....Thank you for visiting my blog!....You asked about the pine candle ring that I have on my blog and if I sell them so I wanted to get back to you to tell you that I did purchase a few for my shoppe and they are already almost gone! I wish I could have bought more!....Thanks again for visiting and I love your cardinal!!

Janet

Niki :-) said...

that candle hugger is adorable. just found you and bookmarked u thru primmart. :) niki

Hayley @ Prim it Up! said...

Wow.. nothing like being the scapegoat!! Hope you feel a bit better having gotten it off your chest.. that's what bloggy friends are for, right? We're all wishing you well. All my best to you and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! That Christmas shop was pretty cool, they had toys and linens too.. and really good prices. It's on my permanent list now when I cross the border!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

All you can do is hang in there and do the best that you can. :> )
That Frosty hat is soooo adorable! What a fantastic job he did on that cardinal too!

Janet - underthewillow said...

Hi TJ!....I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on my blog this evening....it really helped to hear about your son, the car, and trust....thanks again!

Janet

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Happy Thanksgiving TJ! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Wanda

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Talk about pressure at work! I wish you the best of luck. Love your hat and cardinal, that is so perfectly prim. Your other prim finds are fabulous too.

~willa~

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I worked retail for many years and actually have a fashion degree. I was in mgmt and received many a reviews like that. I'm thinking I know what store you work for as I too worked at an outlet mall. Anyway I've learned they will find any reason they can to close a store and then blame the employees. Its not like you can run your own sales. The only thing I can think of pick a product and run a contest with your employees of who can sell the most by using suggestive selling. Then offer a little prize to the winner.
Mary