Monday, November 12, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
"I get by with a little help from my friends." - John Lennon
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Halloween is probably my favorite holiday and I have a thing for coffee mugs - so I have collected quite a few mugs to use this time of year. When I say I have a thing for coffee mugs - I mean that I pick a mug to use each day that goes with what I am wearing. (yes - OCD I know - it does bother me if my mug looks bad with what I am wearing). I figure if I am going to use something everyday - then I should have fun with it. The people at work think this is a little weird - but then we all have our own little quirks.
"Coffee is the best thing to douse the sunrise with." ~ Drew Sirtors
Monday, October 22, 2007
This is not a very good pic - and not a great bag - but at least I got something made, no matter how small. Jake was waiting to leave and I wanted to send it with him - so I only had 5 seconds to snap a picture. So this is as good as it gets.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
I found this photo online of my home town -back in whatever year it was. Some of these buildings are probably still there. I will have to notice next time I am back there.
I am having a nice relaxing weekend. We went to a cigar show yesterday and then have a birthday barbecue for a friend of my sons. It was a good day. It was a hot day!!! - but a good one.
Friday, July 27, 2007
Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't see where it keeps its brain. ~J.K. Rowling, "Dobby's Reward," Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 1999, spoken by the character Arthur Weasley
Thursday, July 26, 2007
So I have been taking time to do a pedicure every week and using some of these fun summer colors. Plus they look great sitting out together. My husband just shakes his head when I make him come and look at the nail polish on the shelf and how pretty it looks - but I tell you - finding joy in all the small stuff really works. I even get a smile out of him when I carry on about silly things like lime green toe nails.
"I feel like a tiny bird with a big song." ~ Jerry Van Amerongen
"Joy is not in things, it is in us." - Richard Wagner
Monday, July 9, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Saturday, June 30, 2007
I made this clothes pin bag to send to Jennifer's friend in New Zealand. Jennifer saw the one that my mom had made me and mentioned that Marna would like one - because she always hung here clothes out to dry. Adding the buttons really made it cute. I am going to have to make some more of these - it was so simple and after putting the buttons on it - I want to make some in other colors.
"The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest." ~ Thomas More
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
“It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard
Monday, June 25, 2007
I have wanted a clothesline for sometime. But we just never seemed to get around to putting one up. Hanging out laundry reminds me of home, I love the smell of sheets when they have been dried on the line, and on top of that it saves money. So we finally got one up this weekend. Richard came home with the decorative caps - which really makes it look nice - more than I expected. But I love it! I do so much laundry it amazes me and this is definitely not a time saver and I honestly do not like doing laundry - especially since it never seems to end. But I can get joy out of some very simple things - this being one of those simple things.
" We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry." ~ E.B. White
Monday, June 18, 2007
For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. ~ Psalm 91:11
Sunday, June 17, 2007
"I keep my eyes clear and I hit 'em where they ain't." ~Willie Keeler's famous explanation for his .432 average in 1897.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
"A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ." - John Steinbeck.
Monday, April 23, 2007
"Leave everyone wondering which is the more interesting piece of work...you or your hat." - Author Unknown
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Here is a picture of Jake and I - taken when he was home at Christmas. I had forgotten all about the pictures he took when he was showing me the camera on his laptop - until he shared this with me today. It makes me happy to see a picture of us together. He will be home in about a month and I am really looking forward to him being home for the summer.
"There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~Hodding Carter, Jr.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." ~ Dorothy
Saturday, April 14, 2007
"I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul." - Jean Cocteau
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Friday, April 6, 2007
one person that wasn’t ever supposed
to let you down probably will. you will have
your heart broken probably more than once.
and it’s harder every time. you will break hearts too,
so remember what it felt like when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend, you'll blame a new love for things an old one did,
you’ll cry because time is passing way too fast,
and you’ll eventually lose someone you love.
Monday, April 2, 2007
I decided to do something with all of the corks that I've dropped into a jar over the years. I had seen a bulletin board made with corks and thought it would be fun to make one. I think another frame would have looked better, but I just used an old frame that I had. The idea was to make something out of what I had. I thought about cutting the corks in half - so they would lay flat, but decided that I liked the way they looked without cutting them - and that just seemed like way too much work to cut eighty corks in half.
"Who took the cork out of my lunch?" ~ W.C. Fields
Sunday, April 1, 2007
"No coffee can be good in the mouth that does not first send a sweet offering of odor to the nostrils." ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Richard cut out some more baseball bracelets. I have so many people notice this bracelet when I wear it. I think I need him to make about twenty of them - so I can give them to everyone who wants one.
I had the strangest day yesterday - I just felt off all day. I am not sure what it was. At the end of the day I noticed I had not put earrings in - so I will blame it on that. I'm sure it was hormonal - but the earring thing sounds a little more whacky and I like it better.
"The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love." ~ Bryant Gumbel
Saturday, March 31, 2007
"The past is not a package one can lay away." ~ Emily Dickinson
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I have made more of these beanies than I can count. I think Luke used to lose them faster than I could make them. I made these for a friend to send to his son. I started out making them for my boys - then their friends. I sold quite a few to a local skate shop. It seems like someone always wants them.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
This project started with my cleaning out and organizing my "stuff." I admit to being a pack rat, and keep every ribbon, button, tag, etc. that I come across because... " someday I may use it for something"." More often than not - I do use the things I keep, but over the years it has really turned into quite a lot of "stuff."
“It is perhaps a more fortunate destiny to have a taste for collecting shells than to be born a millionaire” ~Robert Louis Sevenson
Saturday, March 24, 2007
This is Sadie. We have had dogs in the past, but more for the sake of Richard and the boys. After putting our dog Kirby to sleep, I did not plan on ever getting another dog. The boys are grown up now and I have always preferred cats to dogs. Then along came Sadie. Jacob mentioned that a friend of a friend that someone knew - or something like that - had a basset hound that they were wanting to give to someone. Did I mention that I did not plan on getting another dog - ever? The next thing I knew Jacob brought the dog over to show us - and I was at Pet's Mart acting like a grandmother shopping for her first grandchild. We have had her about a year and a half now. I was hooked from that first day, but since then she has found a way into my heart - something I did not really expect.
She got out of our back yard one day this winter, and she was missing for nearly 2 days. I was not prepared for how I felt thinking that I may not get her back.
"You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My God, you're right! I never would have thought of that!'" ~ Dave Barry