Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I just think this card is so darn cute I had to share it!
class at the ALC Youth camp
today. It was a class in which
the 7 girls got to put together
a personalized scrapbook and
then a matching keepsake
box to put it in. The one below
is the one I made to show them.
It always amazes me to watch
a group of kids put their own
personality into a project, so
that by the end of the class
you have 7 completely unique
projects for them to take home.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I was in Central OR last month and found this
abandoned house out in a field. It was kind of
strange standing in the yard and realizing that a
long time ago someone lived and farmed here. So
I decided to get into the feeling of the place and
be a "cowgirl" of sorts! Lots of people are surprised
to find out that I have always loved western things,
cowboys, horses, fences, old barns etc. I guess this
day I just lived for a moment in that world.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I have been a regular library user since I was 5. My parents were strong supporters of reading and brought us to the library every week esp in the summer. My Dad built me and my sister a reading platform high up in a fir tree and I would sit up there for hours reading and dreaming. So I am so excited about our new library in Battle Ground and stop in there every week. Where else can you get so much for so little cost? I have been using a servicable but UGLY canvas book bag for several years.
One day my daughter said "Mom why don't you make yourself a really cute library bag since you've started sewing again"...in other words "could you get rid of this ugly bag thats always hanging around!" And I said "Yah! I even have a bag pattern " So I dug in my bin of fabric and this is what came to be...now I'm stylish and literary!
That reminds me to thank my daughter for challenging me and believing I can do whatever I set my mind to! I'll do that today.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
The little cares that fretted me,
I lost them yesterday,
Among the fields above the Sea,
Among the winds at play,
Among the lowing of the herds,
The rustling of the trees,
Among the singing of the birds,
The humming of the bees.
The foolish fears of what might pass
I cast them all away
Among the clover--scented grass
Among the new-mown hay,
Among the rustling of the corn
Where drowsy poppies nod,
Where ill thoughts die and good are born-
Out in the fields with God!
This poem was given to me by a friend in my Bible study group and every time I read it, I think THIS is me! Enjoy