Sunday, November 22, 2009


As the end of the year approaches I tend to reflect on my life.  The things that I have enjoyed, the people who have enriched my life. Growing another year older, the love of family. My aging parents and the troubles they are having almost daily it seems.  I think a lot about the loneliness's they each have, having lost their partners in the last few years, living alone. The unwillingness to change and downsize their homes.  The forgetfulness that comes with age and the memories of their childhood that become so strong. Stories that I have never heard are coming out.  The bike that they shared with their brothers.  One bike and three kids.  This week my mother-in-law locked herself out of her car with the groceries on the front seat. Today the locksmith comes to open the car..luckily she didn't by ice cream.  My mother got out of the hospital only to find that she couldn't get in her house.  The neighbor that so lovingly took her to the hospital, carefully locked my mothers purse and keys inside the house. Luckily my niece found a front door key.

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

A Charming Swap

Lost in WEB land....................I had a post all written and somehow lost it out there. Anyway to make it short and sweet this time, here are the charms that I received from a group that I am in.. It was a fun swap and I'm glad I could fit it in......Have a beautiful Day.......DIANE

Friday, November 13, 2009

Just in time for Christmas

Tricky to photograph....these necklaces are long, and not real easy to photograph. I cleared off my mannequin to show the length. The last one is done with copper chain. They would look good worn with a plain chain or two of different sizes. I will list them on Etsy as soon as I get a chance. It is quite a process to photograph, up-load and re-size and then up-load to Etsy and do all the descriptions.....really sorta a pain...It goes against the artist in me to even sell my stuff...that's why my collection of stuff I have made is bulging to overflow. I did better selling my stuff local. It is a touchie/feelie type of thing.................Have a warm and fuzzy day................DIANE

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Be Yourself

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

My little treat

I tried to get this picture of our little dog in her Halloween costume loaded on the 31st. but the system must have been on overload or something I just couldn't get it. Anyway here is Tilly. She has been dressing up for the children for nine years now so she is a pro at it. We have a parade of grade school kids all in their costumes and they always delight in seeing her dressed up. This year I wasn't much in the mood for it but at the last minute went to her past costumes and put her in her very first one so no one would remember. She was way too little for it then but it was fun. Anyway I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween. The time is just flying for me...........Hope you have a beautiful day. DIANE