Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Ever receive that perfect bouquet of flowers and never want them to die? I love flowers and I don't care if they are going to die, I will enjoy them while they are alive. Hubby knows the quickest way to soften me up is to bring me flowers. It melts my heart. He thought of me during the day and stopped to bring me alittle joy. And when I want flowers I say " It sure would be nice to have some flowers" sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. This bouquet was sad and started to die within a day or so. So I went ahead and hung them up in the ceiling of my studio. I have enjoyed them alittle longer. And soon they will be dried and I can carry them to the store and use in decorating. Here hoping someone brings you alittle joy. And if they don't, pick some up next time you are in the grocery store. I am sure it will brighten your day.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

This is the other version of the clear stencil. Along with a few unusual sea shells I got at auction last night. I love sea shells and bought a big box full. So I had to go through and pick and choose a few special ones. You can see in the pic there is jars full behind grandson #1. Check back for more pic of my lasted auction finds.

Hope you are having a happy Sunday.
Sunday is my laundry day. I relax and do my laundry, it is a terrible exciting day for me. But today I woke up with a headache and washed a few loads of cloths. The first was bed clothes so I hung them on the rails to dry in the wind. And then a load of whites, you know little socks, lots of socks. And lo and behold the knob came off my dryer. Oh, my goodness now I am chasing clothes all over this porch trying to get them to stay on the rails just long enough to dry.
This is a page I completed at a crop recently. I bought this clear stencil type deal to use. Look for another post later using this stencil and markers, I like it.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Been reading a Rosanunda Pilcher novel. So I am in the Ireland type mind today. Oh, how I want to visit Ireland. Day dreaming.......Live in a cottage for a year and relax. I might even take my hubby. No, he is not in this daydream.I am by myself. Working my little garden, walking to the shops in town. A cup of tea and all that.
Don't you love where books can take you. I wish I had more time to read, I still like to dream.....
Friday challenge #3
What is your dream???

Thursday, February 22, 2007

***********GOOD MORNING********
It was a beautiful day yesterday in Cleveland. And as my local weatherman has said today will be even better.
And I will be at work, boohoo
Oh well, everything seems so fresh and new, outside yesterday I noticed spring flowers awaking from their winter sleep. But my gardens look so bad. I was lazy last fall and did not clean them up. So I have to deal with them now. Or sometime this spring.
My dear Dad has had the timber cut on his land recently, and they are preparing to burn and re-plant in pines. I walked out yesterday to see they had thankfully dig up a tree that had (in my yard) broke from a storm. Then I noticed they also got my Mimosa tree. I loved this tree. It was a memory from my childhood. We played in a Mimosa tree at grandmothers, and now it is gone. Boo Hoo. What do you do, can't get it back now. Boo Hoo!!!
The picture is a few tags that I am making for a swap. They are alittle on the funky side. No they are wierd. What do you think?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

This is a look at my class page . I wanted to use the pre-cut hearts, this is what I came up with. You know the simple truth is I have fallen in love once again.........

Friday, February 16, 2007

Quick post.....Been extremely busy this week. If you are a regular to my blog you know I post in the morning while everyone is in bed. This is my time..... Well this week I had doctors appointment ( nothing but that appointment we woman all dread each year) , hair cuts, shopping and I helped cook for our Annual Daughters of the Nile Silent Auction this Saturday night. And on top of all this Valentines and Grandson #1 birthday this Saturday , Grandson #2 the next weekend. So no blogging time. I hope each of you had a fun romantic Valentines. As you know it is crowded in our house lately so hubby got us a room for Wednesday night. It was a great night. So busy , Busy , Busy is what I am this week. So I am skipping Friday Challenge once again, got to get to the store and bake cup cakes, I promised Grand son #1 he could have a sleep over guest tonight... What was I thinking.....

Monday, February 12, 2007

Worked on a little Altered book this weekend. I started it a long time ago, it is about the ocean. Thought I would let you see how simple it is. Covered a book I got at the thrift store, older ones work best. Glued in a piece of a Simplicity pattern, pictures I got off the web and sea shells. You can't tell but I sprinkled glitter on the page while the glue was still wet. Not bad for a Altered Artist wannabe......

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Okay I got this off Jenn's blog ( It tell you what is your favorite snack in 8 questions.
I always thought I was chips and chocolate. Oh,well you know these quiz knows best.......

Friday, February 09, 2007

Valentines Day is fast approaching and each of us will be thinking about our loved ones. Picking out the perfect card, that special box of candy, or maybe you are the type to give flowers.
My Friday challenge for you today is......
We all know of someone that needs a little surprise.
Make a card and send it to someone that needs alittle lift.
Maybe send a e-mail or if you are in a drive thur, treat the person behind you.
Use you imagination.
I think this random act of kindness will make you feel good in return.
Happy weekend before Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Don't you just love this???
I run across it on one of my web sites. And now I am going to the basement to see if hubby has a ruler like this. I can remember my daddy having one, but I havn't seen one in years. Stay tuned....

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Okay the picture is not the best in the world but look at those colors......this is a basket of ribbon that sits in my space. some rolled, some tangled , some unopened, some in knots. But all together in this basket, it is loose and free, but contained.

And what wise advise or moral does this mean......Not a darn thing, it just looked good and caught my eye.

Have a good Tuesday yall.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Do you have a junk drawer or junk room. How in the worlds do I come up with so much stuff. I have bowls, jars, drawers, boxes, 3 over night suit cases, baskets and note boards full. And this is just in my studio. This is a little Florida spoon rest I found in a shop. I had to have it and now it's home is on my table holding many treasures. The shell bowl is new and will soon be flowing over with found objects. I love finding objects in a parking lot or in a box lot from a auction. Many times I have bought a box of items just to get the small stuff in the bottom. So how many of you are junk collectors? Don't be ashamed, it is a talent. To see something in a small object that someone else has discarded. Maybe it is a button or a bottle cap, somehow they become treasures. This week look at items different and see if you can come up with a dish full of treasures.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

This is a test for the next 60 seconds.................
This is a test blog for the next 60 seconds........
Well, I just typed up this nice blog about the snow and my childhood memories and it is gone. Where did it go? Is it floating around in cyber space, bumping into other lost things, like the lost sock from the dryer........Anyway I will try and re-write.
Well, January is gone and once again we have missed out on the snow. I can remember snow days when I was younger..... We loved those special days. And it seemed to be more of them....
In the 70's dad put in a wood heater. Mom hated it, the dust, the bark on the floor, the ashes and we loved her cooking a stew or soup on the top. She always put on a pot of something when it snowed. The power might go out and, we would have nothing to eat, ha ha. I can remember only coming in when our hands were so cold, wet and red. And fighting for the perfect spot in front of the heater. Oh, how fondly I remember those days. And if it snowed a lot mom would make snow ice cream. With a spoon and a bowl she would go outside and find a spot. She would rack back the top layer, and fill her bowl with the whitest snow for the best ice cream. Yum Yum!
Oh, well back to reality. Have a good day!
Well, January is gone and once again we missed out on the snow. I love the snow! Getting out of school, hot chocolate and mom always made beef stew or chili on snow days. In the 70's dad put in a wood burning heater to cut the power bill and in case of power outages. Mom hated it, the smell, the bark on the floor, the ashes, but loved the warmth. And we loved the stews/soups that cooked all day on the top. We would only come in, when we were made. Hands and feet cold, wet and red, we would push to be close to the heat. To feel that tingling when they would start to thaw. I still love to back up to a heater and get my jeans hot and then sit. Did it snow more when we were children? Oh, the things we remember...........