Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nie Nie

I read Stephanie Nielson's blog everyday. She is simply an inspiration of strength & faith. If you don't know Stephanie please visit her blog:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Art Journal!!!

I'm going to begin an "Art Journal!" My sweet hubby signed me up for an online course.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

MaryJane's Farm

Have all of you imagined readers discovered this website & magazine?
I love it! I got my latest issue yesterday & as soon as I finish a little housework I am gonna brew a cup of tea & sit down & enjoy my new magazine!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

100 years ago today...

It seems crazy to say but one hundred years ago today my Dad was born. He was 19 years older than my Mom but she always said he was the love of her life & best friend. He died just before I turned 6 from cancer & I have very few memories of him but one that is very clear is of my coming home from kindergarten & him asking me: "How was your day in the garden?" I know that he is spending his days now in God's garden & I can just see he & my mom strolling hand & hand through the blossoms. Happy Birthday Daddy!! Love, Laura

Found some new fun!!

I found some new creative fun this morning!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Crocheting Season

This time of year when it's cold & the warmth of home calls us inside I find myself reaching for a good book (I'm reading; "My Dearest Mr. Darcy" by Sharon Lathan at the moment) or my crochet hook. Right now I am making a lovely gray hat, soft & cozy!! Even Annika was doing a little stitching last night, she made a small purse from some felt & crocheted a nice long strap for it.

One of my favorite places for crocheting inspiration is the lovely blog Attic24 ( her color choices & patterns are so lively & beautiful. She is way beyond me & my skill level but I love to look & learn.

Have a cozy crafty day folks!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Good Morning Monday!!

Brrr. It is still so cold. I celebrated the cold yesterday by making a great pot of soup!!! It was a warm, creamy & chunky potato soup requested by my little lady. After our soup we climbed into bed and watched EMMA on Masterpiece Theater. I loved it & so did she. I'm very excited about the upcoming Austen novels that they will be showing. In honor of winter & trying to find something to like about her (other than Christmas, my son's birthday & fresh snow) here is a favorite poem that I love to read each winter.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening


Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

**I should mention I also love hot chocolate with peppermint sticks that only seem appropriate in winter :)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fun blog I found!!

I love all things British & this blog just takes the cake!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Crafty Blogs

I love crafty blogs. I love seeing how creative other people are. I think I sometimes spend more time looking at and admiring other people's crafts and art than I do creating my own. Right now, I'm OK with that. I am currently working on a dark red & gray granny square scarf to match this great Woolrich hat I have. I'm also going my hand at some Redwork Embroidery. Hopefully I will soon figure out how to post a picture & I can show my wares. Here is a link to a "stitching site" I've discovered.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy New Year!!

Good Morning! Christmas has come & went and the New Year is just seems to have flown by! I love the holidays & just hate to see them go. We were so busy & I was sick & I just don't feel like I got a chance to savor it as much as I wanted to. I guess that's a goal for next Christmas, to savor it all. Hey...maybe that should be my goal for the New Year, to savor. To savor each ordinary moment with my family. To savor each moment with my Savior & each moment he has gifted me. Yeah, I like that.

I do have a goal for this month, it's to blog more & figure out how to post photos to my page. I have a beautiful quilt my Aunt Vickie gave me for Christmas that I'd like to post a picture of as well as some yummy gifties from Ken & the kids that I could share.

Well, keep warm & stay safe out there today!! God Bless~