Thursday, September 18, 2008

Fun in the Sand

Just can't resist posting this picture of my grandson at Ocean City, MD. They are at the ocean for some much need R&R. Probably not much rest to be had chasing after Jackson, but I'm sure they'll have lots of fun.

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Swap From Linda

Today I received a package in the mail from Linda, Simple Tresures. We're doing a fall secret swap in TDIPT. I was so excited when I got home this afternoon to see a package on my front porch. Thank you, Linda for your generosity and thoughtfulness that you put into this special package for me. I LOVE everything! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11

Today, my thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the brave firefighters and police officers of 9/11, and our Military who are serving our Country so this may never happen again.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Early American Life Magazine, Christmas Issue 2008

It is an honor that my work in Santa's, is one of 46 artists chosen to be published in the Early American Life Magazine's Christmas Issue 2008, Holiday Directory. It was something I never could have imagined, and only by the Grace of God, did it happen. Many of you know that my mother was ill for several months, even more so than anyone knew. I wasn't accomplishing much of my work and finally let go of my own expectations of working full time on my dolls. I decided to concentrate on a couple of Santa's allowing myself plenty of time to work on them before the application deadline, as well as spending time with my Mom, and dealing with health care professionals. As I was completing my last Santa, my Mom took a drastic turn for the worse and passed away. With the loving support and encouragement of my husband, I completed the last Santa who only needed his hair. I thank God for allowing me to work with my hands creating my dolls and for this opportunity as well as the time he allowed me with my Mom.

If you would like to learn more about the selection process into the Early American Life Directory, please visit and click on "Directory".

Sunday, September 7, 2008

After the Storm

After Hannah rolled through our area, let's just say boys will be boys, and my grandson is no exception!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I would like to thank LaDonna Welter for giving me this wonderful award. I feel honored to receive this. Please visit the blog of this amazing paper cutting artist.
I also want to thank all of you who come to visit my blog. I feel very honored that you come to see what's happening in my part of the world.
Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:
*Put the logo on your blog.
*Add a link to the person who awarded you.
*Nominate at least seven other blogs.
*Add links to those blogs on your blog.
*Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.

Here are my nominees:

Nancy Malay of Vintage Folk & Whimsey

Annie of Chickadee Primitives

Mandy of Fiddlestix Studios

Jenn of The Prairie House Primitives

Pam of Goldie Loo Woodworks

Belinda of Pond Creek Primitives

Jane Augenstein - My World in Pictures