November 29, 2012

New Friend #2

Here is wild kitty Number 2, now known as Blitz, that has joined our household unexpectedly.  This beautiful cat was so scaredy just 2 weeks ago that you couldn't approach him at all.  You can see now that this has radically changed.  I just hope that Mr. Slinks and Blitz keep their new good fortune under their hats. 

November 28, 2012

Home is Where the Heart Is


Asher and I put white carnations in different colors of food colored water.  They did a fine job of decorating themselves for Christmas!

Deck the Halls

November 13, 2012

New Efforts

The beginnings of a new prayer box based on Psalm 62:8 are underway...
Doing lots of stitches in preparation for this years annual Deck the Halls Sale at the Sawtooth Center.  I only do these brooches for this show, so it is a little once a year treat to sit and stitch.
Brought a little fire into the house...
This beautiful cat's new efforts have been to win us over and he is doing a fine job of it.  We have named him Mr. Slinks and he now finds his daily bread with us.  He just showed up at our door about a week ago.

November 8, 2012

Sweet Things

I had such a sweet evening setting up shop with my sweet friend Marie at Reynolda Village.
I found this paper lantern that had been eaten away all except it's shell. 
I counted 50 blooms on my wildly faithful Christmas Cactus.   Very Sweet!

October 27, 2012

At Last!

                         I joyfully can say that I have completed my lastest painting titled 
                                                           To God Alone Be The Glory


October 10, 2012

Signs and Wonders!

Autumn is fast approaching and I just love all the beautiful indications that we get...
Beautiful Changes

September 15, 2012

I remember this!

I stumbled upon this box this afternoon while I was looking for something else.  This was a box of stationary that belonged to my mother long before I was born.  She gave it to me many years ago.  I have always treasured it for the softness of the image. 

September 5, 2012

The Unexpected

a perfect little mushroom growing on a friend's front porch
a duck with a doo we spoke to at Lake Tomahawk
beautiful handiwork we found at the park early in the morning

an amazing double-bloomer I found in my end-of -summer neglected garden bed
One of the things I love most about unexpected things you find, is that they seem to point a thought to God so much easier than the things we tend to expect.  Entitlement takes the grace and wonder out of gifts.  When we come across the unexpected, it is clear not only that it is a gift, but the sense of the grace by which it was given and the wonder that it was there at all, magnify the experience of the receiver. 


July 31, 2012

For Today

finished a gift for my friends...

and recieved a gift as well!

July 25, 2012

I've been a bit melted

Being that I am a moderate weather kind of person, when summer is at it's finest, I am likely struggling to string thoughts together.  Still, with the help of my trusty Alice and Asher, we have managed to glue the days together with projects and such.  I am a thankful, melted girl...

We gathered up and dusted down each and every knick-nack  before repainting the living room bright yellow. 
My garden is till hard at work.
I started coloring my design for a prayer box I'm making for some very dear friends...

Got a base down for one of the birds in my painting.  Honestly, I will hardly believe whenever I finish this one!
It has been a while since I indulged in reading a novel.  I chose to reread one that I read years ago.  If you have never read this yourself a favor and read it!

June 25, 2012

Summer Greetings!

My window sill gardens are full

and the yard is full

I'm still working on my painting...

I found this sweet picture today that has a bit of summer fun in it...
by Sarah Silwell Weber 1919 magazine illustration
I hope everyone has a fine summer day of their own!


June 4, 2012

Look at what I just got!

Last Thursday I read The Wonderful World of Sparkle Girl and Doobins to the children in my magical friend Nancy's kindergarten classroom at Sedge Garden Elementary School.  Look at how richly I was rewarded! Wow!  I got 20 self portraits for my kitchen wall! 

I am so delighted!

June 2, 2012

Today's Garden Gifts

It has been another Saturday in the garden.  It is just such a sweet place and I am just so thankful for all of it.