Friday, February 28, 2014

The Stitched Journal Project - February

Happy Friday, friends. I hope you all had a nice week.

I have joined a challenge hosted by Lola Nova. It is simply a stitched page of where you are personally, or artistically, can be anything really. I found it as an encouragement to get going on something, anything as long as it is forcing me to get my heart and thoughts together in an artistic way.

My journal will be on thankfulness.  The first page was a given for me.  It is an abstract paper (magazine) piecing of the view from my front porch her at Little House.

The only actual 'stitching' is the card stock begin attached to the felt page.  The paper is the medium that I ended up being led to use.

The thankfulness part of this is very deep in my heart.  I will share it with you now.  I didn't tell anyone about this at the time, but a year ago last October when they found I had cervical cancer, the only thing I heard in that phone call was 'stage 4'.  So, when I packed up the car and headed for Portland for the real diagnosis at Compass Cancer center, I feared the worse.

I stood on the porch and looked at that view and felt that I would not be coming back and that would be the last time I saw this.

As it turned out, the actual cancer was stage 1 and a good prognosis...So thankful, I am.  Very thankful indeed for this view. 

I thank the Lord for never leaving my side.


I am joining the rest of the group over at Lola Nova's.

Have a happy weekend.  xo

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mr. Bunny Holds Auditions

It is way too early to decorate for Easter, but with winter being so brutal to many across our nation, it seems only right that we start dreaming about sunnier times.

With that in mind, Mr. Bunny decided to hold auditions for positions in the decorating scheme, very wise indeed.

Out they marched from drawers  and boxes in closets.

Some are new this year and have just been adopted from the thrift shops.

Others are old, wise friends from years past and are there to welcome and guide the young ones.

Mr. Bunny is happy about this good turn out and will be doing further auditions as others show up from far away storage units.  He says.."This will be a very good Easter indeed".

Hope you are all having happy Spring time thoughts.

See you tomorrow.  xo

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last Minute Goodie

I woke up this morning and realized that tomorrow is Valentines Day....Actually I knew it was the big day but had forgotten that if I wanted to send special goodies to the coworkers with the Mister, I would need to do it this morning as there will be no work tomorrow....Oh, what to do? 

Since it had to be all done and ready to go at 10:00 this morning when he comes home for 1st lunch, it needed to be fast, easy and tried and true.

Well my friends, I did it...yeah!  With the help of the Pioneer Womans recipe for chocolate sheet cake.  Not just any chocolate sheet cake but, "The Best Chocolate Sheet Cake Ever."  If you haven't tried it you must, and I really mean must, you will not be disappointed.

Luckily I had some Valentines sprinkles and a few things to make an arrangement, I think it will be appreciated.

And to you, I wish you a very Happy Valentines Day in what ever way you choose to celebrate.

Much love to you all.  xxoo

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Rare Rant

Please bare with me for a short rant.  Normally, I try to keep this blog free from downer details but I would be amiss if I didn't share this.

Isn't it nice that we have a money tree in Washington D.C..?  Do you know what fertilizes that money tree?

Would you like to see all of that 'free money' in action?  

You can find it right here...go ahead, take a look.

Thanks to the lawmakers in the House of Representatives, a 'Clean Bill' passed, raising the debt ceiling once again, with no strings attached... on it goes to the Senate to be passed then to the President for his signature.  Here is the link for full info.

Can any of you imagine what your financial situation would be if you just kept getting one credit card after another and every time you got to the borrowing limit on the last one, you just go ahead and get another ?!!!  Yes, you are all comes to a screeching halt eventually.

We had better prepare our children and grand children to be hard workers and not mind turning all of it over to the government because 'payback time' is coming.
Thanks for listening.  xo

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Alternate Magazine Winner

Hello, I hope your week is going well so far.  I am just popping in to make a quick announcement.

You may remember the magazine giveaway last month for Country Living.  The winner was Cindy but, unfortunately, she left no email my efforts to contact her have failed.  I feel it has been long enough and  so we must move on to another winner.

This time the winner is ...... Lola Nova!  Congratulations my friend!   Please email me your address and I will get this ordered right away.

My sweet hubby has been bringing me flowers on Fridays...the store were he buys the pretty bundles is conveniently located close to the gun shop, so that may have something to do with it.  :)

Have a great day friends..see you later this week. xo

Monday, February 3, 2014

Introducing Audrey

Happy February my friends! Can you even believe how fast January passed seems we were just taking down Christmas lights!

Now that the new year has been well established, I thought it a good time to introduce you to my new studio assistant.  Any one that has visited here, for any length of time, knows all too well that I have grand(iose) plans and ideas that don't always come to fruition.  Miss Distraction stops by for a visit way to often..uninvited I might add, and shortly after that, all plans are lost.

The Mister set about to find a nice lady to keep me on the straight and narrow and after interviewing several prospects, decided on this nice, straight forward helper.

I am pleased to introduce to you, the lovely Audrey.  She has already been busy sorting and organizing the studio and has three boxes ready for donation.  I must say, "Is that the light at the end of the tunnel"?

In the future, you will be seeing more of Audrey and the projects that we will be doing together.

I wanted to share this thrift find from last week. 


A container of old thimbles at a good price of $2.00.  :)

And...look at this unusual one with a moving part.  I looked around the Internet and found that it is a thread cutter.  It looks to me like it might be something else also...Any guesses?

Have a lovely Monday.  xo