Thursday, April 28, 2011

Stormy days

Thinking of those we lost family and friends in the violent southern storms...

I'm feeling very thankful this morning.   

Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring beauties

The weather was pleasant for Easter Sunday. After attending sunrise service we welcomed kids and grandkids for lunch and an egg hunt. Sitting outside after the hunt was very nice even if it was windy. Thankfully the rain waited until today.

The white peony is in our yard, but the pink and yellow roses are at the health care facility. Wish their stunning blooms could last for a longer time. Excessive winds and pelting rains contribute to their short appearances.       

      "Flowers are the sweetest things God forgot to put a soul into." 
- Henry Beecher

Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Decorating Eggs

I was inspired by Town and Country Mom to try the cocktail napkin covered eggs. Her blog shows her beautiful eggs and gives wonderful instructions.
You will definitely want to see her successful batch of these decorative eggs.

Mine were done with some leftover autumn napkins.

I  was not crafty enough to do but a few.

Maybe I'll decorate more eggs in another pattern in another year. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Thought

With a few flowers in my garden, half a dozen pictures and some books, I live without envy. -Lope de Vega

Friday, April 15, 2011

When You Least Expect It

I found time this week to be in the art room and dabble on a few projects. 
When they are nearer completion, I will share them.

I also made it by the booth this week. 

Today I stopped at one marketplace to check on a small Baldwin
candlestick. That was the only thing I planned to buy. Then hurrying down one aisle I saw her.

This statue is very heavy and has some nicks which I don't mind. A price tag of $10 seemed reasonable to me.  She's sitting on the end of the piano near my writing desk. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Appreciating April

I feel like I just got April back. Let me explain. Ever since April 1st I have been calling each weekday to find out whether or not I had jury duty. Well, on Monday I had to report in at the Federal Justice Building in Memphis. The selection of a 14-member jury for a criminal case took hours. Thankfully my name was never called. I don't believe I would have made a very good juror. For one thing my mind might have strayed to my mother. Her confusion is increasing. I try my best to ease her mind when I am with her. Just to be home  today and not in a courtroom was blissful.

upper hutch with
books, tin box, pitchers, oil painting, and birdhouses

loving the new lampshade

starting to fill containers and work in flowerbeds 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Tiny Treasures

#1 green box 

#2 postcard

#3 small white creamer

By the way, this Mary Engelbreit illustration hangs in my closet, and the quote has significant meaning.

#4 bookend rabbit

  • Yesterday's shopping adventure was so much fun.
  • We looked for treasures that were only a few dollars. 
  • These tiny abandoned treasures caught my eye in the shops.
  • They were easily adopted into my home.
  • They are delightful reminders of a special day spent with friends.  


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