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Sunday, November 9, 2008

EBay Best Match Search

I just wanted to mention again, when you get a chance, do a search on your eBay items to see what comes up. A friend emailed me earlier and told me her items were not in the search results either. This means we MUST put a few auction listings out there to draw business into our eBay stores. I have personally used the .35 cents 30 day listing option and I haven't made any sales from it, however, I may have sold something indirectly by putting items on auction. Search results are not displaying store items. I have called eBay in regards to this, but in the meantime, if you only have a few items in your store, you may want to close your store and simply list on the 30 day auction listing for .35 cents per item. You will save money.

I removed my store banners, quilted throw pillows, bed ruffles and some of my other miscellaneous things. I hope they put our stores back on the site soon, or I may be closing my store. Why have it open if nobody sees the listings due to their poor search engine?

The Weekend Is Over...

Bye bye primitive strawberries! Fortunately, I made a few sales this weekend and the strawberries sold. They are one of my favorite prim bowl fillers to display. I am sure she will love them. The pictures don't show the aged look of the painted osnaburg and the french knots were time consuming. This weekend went by quickly. I have spent an hour alone sitting here sorting through the adorable template backgrounds to choose from. I get tired of the same old look on my blog and love color and change and she has so many backgrounds to choose from, I must have changed my template 7 or 8 times. We spent hours outside today. We raked and blew leaves in the wind. LOL! We were fortunate that most of the time God was blowing in the right direction for us :) As the day progressed, the wind got much colder and now it almost feels like winter out there...

Going to close for the night and want to say a prayer for a dear friend of mine who received bad news recently. *sending prayers and hugs*

The Last Leaf by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In case you missed this on a thread, a poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes

The Last Leaf

I saw him once before,
As he passed by the door,
And again
The pavement stones resound,
As he totters o'er the ground
With his cane.

They say that in his prime,
Ere the pruning-knife of Time
Cut him down,
Not a better man was found
By the Crier on his round
Through the town.

But now he walks the streets,
And he looks at all he meets
Sad and wan,
And he shakes his feeble head,
That it seems as if he said,
"They are gone!"

The mossy marbles rest
On the lips that he has prest
In their bloom,
And the names he loved to hear
Have been carved for many a year
On the tomb.

My grandmamma has said--
Poor old lady, she is dead
Long ago--
That he had a Roman nose,
And his cheek was like a rose
In the snow;

But now his nose is thin,
And it rests upon his chin
Like a staff,
And a crook is in his back,
And a melancholy crack
In his laugh.

I know it is a sin
For me to sit and grin
At him here;
But the old three-cornered hat,
And the breeches, and all that,
Are so queer!

And if I should live to be
The last leaf upon the tree
In the spring,
Let them smile, as I do now,
At the old forsaken bough
Where I cling.