Wednesday, October 28, 2009

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Happy Birthday Susan


.   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.   Galatians 5:22-23

This little sweetie is a birthday present for a friend of mine. She is only 9" tall to the top of her tiny pom pom on the top of her hat. Her old bottle is only 1.5" in diameter. So nice to make something just for FUN














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Monday, October 26, 2009

 I was recently  brought to rememberance of a woman who impacted my childhood. Her name was Mary Ann Freeman. Every summer she would come to teach the childrens church at the Normal (yes that is the name of the town ) Holiness Campmeeting. She was an evangelist. She was so vibrant, a regular pied piper. She had all of the noisy instruments from sticks to tamborines and cymbols.  It was so fun to rummage through her big  leather suitcase for our favorite instrument of praise and then march around the open sanctuary making a JOYFUL noise. Before the childrens meeting she would go out and pick up kids in her car. Note, this was before seat belts. Her car would be packed full of noisy children wiggling and laughing. I was camping with my family on the grounds but she would take me out with her on these forays. When the car was bursting at the seams with kids she would stuff me between herself and the door. Oh, I felt special when MaryAnn was in town. Once she took me shopping and purchased a store bought dress for me. It was about 50 years ago but I can still remember...  how beautiful and oh the joy! Thanks Mary Ann for making one little girl feel so special.


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Sunday, October 25, 2009







I had a great time at the annual fund raiser/ arts & crafts show, for the Conrad Mansion. I finished this antique newel post angel just in time and she sold right away. In fact I only had one box of stuff to bring home. It was a success and I am going to  have to get busy because the show I was planning on doing ( I just stuck the Mansion show in for fun) is in two weeks and I don't have much left. Which is a blessing.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009



Old worn out things make me feel all happy.  I love tiny old baby shoes that are so worn that you know many different feet have worn them over the years.  This one I filled with old bottle brush trees and some vintage tinsel garland.

Here is my little snow girl... I love this time of year when it is cloudy and wet and cold because I can sit down and create.  When it is beautiful and the sun is shining I cannot keep myself on task inside.

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

Mother Teresa

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Michael, my youngest son, took this picture last year but I had not noticed how beautiful it was.  This is the dawn of a new day.


I was given the gift, from a dear friend, of a Tres Dias. It was a beautiful and life transforming event.

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