Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
This really is our house. My husband does it every year. It seems to grow in the glow every year....bigger. He enjoys it and the whole town enjoys it so it is worth it.
I hope everyone has a Blessed Christmas with family and friends..............spread alittle joy and kindness. DIANE
Monday, December 7, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Yes, it is the little things in life that we can be thankful for. Family, friends and the creative moments. Mostly our health I guess. We don't always think about it until someone we know is going through ill health. So I give thanks for all I have and I pray for the ill, the lonely, the out of work, the down and out and the hungry............DIANE
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Be yourself......I always start my blog with the picture. That leads me to what I will write about. And since a picture is worth a thousand words, sometimes I don't have a lot to say, or a lot of time. Right now is one of those times when I feel I should be up doing something else that is on my long list of things to do today.
This card was made for a swap I am in. Wish I could do more swaps but this is a busy time of year for me at work. This was the first card I made and I had a hard time letting her go. But it will be fun to see who's work I get in return. Have a creative day, work or play........DIANE
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
We had a wonderful visit with our son and daughter-in-law. The Grand kids are growing and changing so fast. We got to watch our grandson TJ play a football game. I didn't know they started them so early. He is 10 yrs. old. The little 2 yr. old is a ball of fire. Always on the go and very independent. We had a fun trip home along the coast of Oregon in all its fall beauty. The weather was wonderful and 65 and sunny. This is the place we stayed at on the beach. Would love to stay there again it was great. Have a great weekend...DIANE
Friday, October 9, 2009
This quote has been sitting on my desk for a year. Yes I have little piles of paper stacked up on my desk next to my computer, and some of them have been here a long time. Call it my filing system if you wish......anyway it some how worked its way to the top of a pile and I wanted to share it with all of you. The problem is I don't know who wrote it or even where I found it (before it came to the top of a little pile). If any of you know the origin or the author please let me know.
GOOD WISHES GREET THEE
GOOD FORTUNE SPEED THEE
AND HAPPINESS CROWN THY LOT.
I just love it.
Here are the SKINNY'S I made. They are called skinny(3"x6") because they are smaller than
a postcard (4"x6")and not as wide
as a CHUNKY which is 4"x4".
The theme was "These are my Peeps" or bird people.
A very fun theme.
Have a happy weekend...........DIANE
Sunday, October 4, 2009
The latest necklace's that I have made were shorter and lighter in theme. I am still using the lovely background which is a beautiful box that is also used to store the finished product.
I have once again broken down my studio and put away most of my beading stuff. Then I realised that I
had joined a charm swap in a altered art group that I am in. Luckily everything is still pretty handy so I didn't have much to do to find the things that would be used in my charms. It was fun to get out my scrabble tiles again. More on that later.
I was really missing my friends on
the site and the fun of trading so...
against my better judgment I joined
a few more swaps. One is a postcard
challenge. Just one card so that
won't be too much and the other is a
Swap of five SKINNY'S. A skinny is
smaller than a postcard 3"x5". The
theme is a fun one and I will keep that
to myself until later. I will share the finished
Have a creative Sunday and don't forget
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Finally ready to get back in the swing of things. We had a wonderful 10 days away from work. It is always hard to get back in the groove. We stayed at my Mom's house and helped her with odd jobs that needed to be done, went out to dinner. My sister and her boyfriend came over, they cooked us dinner. My brother and his wife had us over for brunch. If it is starting to sound like all we did was eat you just about got it.
Yesterday was my Dad's birthday and while we were down there we took him out for lunch...........get the picture.
Oh but the highlight of our trip was the children. They change so much between visits.
My Sister's two youngest came to see us as they are
both in their twenty's with jobs and partners. We were
so pleased that they would take the time to be with us.
We didn't get to see her oldest son who has a 10 yr. old
and a two year old. Missed them.
My brother's oldest daughter has just
had her forth and it was the first time
we got to see her. She is getting ready to
crawl..Next time we see her she will be
walking and talking.....It is so sad to only get
to see them once or twice a year. Their beautiful
red headed daughter came over to see us too.
She had just returned from a trip to Washington state.
My brother's son and his wife just had
their second baby and and we were
lucky enough to see him when he was
brand new. And boy is he cute.
These pictures were taken around
my Mom's home. It is a beautiful
place to just sit and do nothing.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
I have been on a Jewelry Kick lately. My old art light burnt out and I had to buy a new one. I up graded to a bigger model with a nice big magnifying glass attached. It took me a while to get the hang of it. You know how your work space is set up and everything has a place. Well this light has a larger base and a bigger (longer) light head. So after bumping my head a few times I moved everything around and set it on my right instead of in front of me. I am learning to move the magnifying glass to suit my back. I still catch myself looking over it but all in all it is much better. Really helps on the beading.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Fall is in the air this morning and the temperature is down to about 40. I love when the weather starts changing. We had a wonderful summer, very pleasant temperatures not too hot. Mostly I guess we just appreciate it more after all the smoke last summer and the fires. I feel bad about the So. California fires. Hopefully they will get a little cooler temp. today and maybe even a little moisture.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
On the way to visit our Grandson's last weekend, there was a road block for the construction along our road to town. We caught it just right and only had to wait about ten minutes. I put my window down and saw this face on the side of the hill. Of course I had my Nikon Coolpix S60 handy so I quickly took a picture of it. I wasn't sure if it would show up or not and the traffic started moving. Later that day I pulled it up on the screen and there he was. The Indian Chief.