Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Artist Josephine Wall's Harvest Celebration

Have a safe and fun filled holiday, and an all around wonderful weekend! I will be giving out treats to all the little neighborhood children who drop in, and eating lots of marshmallow pumpkins....gosh how I love those things!



Thursday, October 23, 2008

Catching Up On It All.....

Hello to each of you! I hope you have had and are having a wonderful week! Wow I tell you, I looked up and a whole week had past since my last post! :o) Sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself just where has time gone! I am still trying to play catch up! You take a few weeks off from your normal routine and oh my gosh! :o) But all in all I am doing just great!

Many of you may remember the photo above from last Autumn. I find it hard to believe a full year has past and we are celebrating a brand new Autumn season. I remember clearly last Autumn Honey taking a stroll around to our local nursery, one of his favorite places for photos, and took this beautiful photo! What beautiful pumpkins! I think I am one of those people who spend far too much time in the pumpkin patch looking for that pretty blemish free pumpkin, and these fit the bill just perfectly! :o)

By the way this is my 100th post!! :o) I finally reached that number, and I am so at awe when I read that some of you are celebrating hundreds of post! It is indeed a time for celebration! I feel absolutely wonderful about this, and I am looking ahead to many many more! :o) I wished to have something special ready for this post, but though a little belated there will be something delightful for the occasion!

While on my recent blog break, I received a sweet email from a lovely lady name Laura at Our Scented Cottage. A new blogger and a very nice person. Do get by to meet her, and be prepared to linger a while and share a cup of tea! Laura's place is beautiful and offers some of the most yummiest recipes, her lasted being "Hot Spiced Tea"! So when time permits drop by and say hello! I also received the beautiful Kreativ Blogger award from sweet Carrie at Oakrise Cottage! Thank you so much Carrie! Not only is the award a lovely one, it means a whole bunch to me. To see this award, just visit my sidebar to the right. There are so many talented and gifted ladies out there who are designing such beautiful awards.....thanks to all of you! Well I guess I better get this day started, plenty for me to do! You all have a beautiful day!

And God saw every
thing that He had
made, and, behold
it was very

Genesis 1:31 (KJV)



Thanks to so many of you who have visited Betty Jo in her time of great loss. Let us all continue to remember her in our prayers. Thanks so much my friends.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Good Report!

Hello! Oh my how happy I am to be doing this post! I have missed you all a whole bunch! :o) I have so much to say, but I promise not to wear you out with details! :o) First of all, thank all of you so much for your lovely comments, e-cards, emails, cards, and letters. You sure know how to make a girl feel special! :o) From the bottom of my heart I thank each and everyone of you so much!

Well the surgery is behind me, and I must say I am feeling a whole lot better! My cheek is a little swollen and there is quite a bit of soreness, but better for sure! :o) My path report came back just great! Those recent little cyst are benign but are pesky little things that are causing my mandible quite a bit of trouble. During this last surgery my doctor was not pleased with the growth of this bone and the conclusion is it must be removed, something we were all hoping would never come to be. Let me say, I thank God for this team of doctors they are the greatest! I actually look forward to seeing them! :o) The removal of the mandible will be scheduled after the holidays, this gives me the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas! Bone will be taken from my tibia to help rebuild the mandible, the surgery will take eight to nine hours. I have been assured that cosmetically I will be fine, the jaw will retain its natural shape and look quite natural. I will keep you posted, but in the mean time I will be crafting, enjoying the holidays and having a wonderful time with all of you!! :o)

During my break I did do a little crafting! What do you think of these lovely birds! Taken from a vintage Victorian scrapbook, I had them sent out and reproduced on premium smooth acid free archival card stock. I brought them home and made these images into beautiful tags! I am simply amazed at how vibrant the colors are...just beautiful! The Victorians loved beautiful birds and lovely flowers, and it surely shows here. The tags are large and make beautiful bookmarks! I even made a set for my self! One for my bible, and the other in a very good book I am reading. The tags come in a set of four and are tied with lovely seam binding. I guess you can tell I am really excited about these. Birds themes are truly beautiful during the holidays. Make sure you drop by my Etsy Shop and take a look!

I am excited about setting time aside these next few days and visiting all of you! It will take a few days for I am a little behind, but rest assured I will be by to see you! :o) My next post I will be sharing a very sweet lady who is new to blogland, I also have a 100th post to celebrate! I will be thinking just what I can do to make that a special post. :o) As you know, we are facing some crisis in our country right now, but please do remember God has got it all in control....He really does. There is absolutely nothing that goes unnoticed by Him. I remember my Mom use to say to us kids "God sits high and He looks low, even when a tiny sparrow falls He is well aware of it". He knows our needs, and what is so wonderful God has promised to supply all those grand is that! Enjoy your week!

Don't Fret Tomorrow

I don't know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day...
I don't borrow from its sunshine
For its clouds may turn to gray...

I don't worry about the future,
For I know what Jesus said...
And today He walks beside me,
And He knows what lies ahead.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand...
But I know who HOLDS tomorrow,
And I know He holds my hand...

Trust and obey...

This poem was found in the pages of my Mother's bible.



Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Am Home!

Hello there! Well I am home! The surgery went well but I did spend a little more time at the hospital than planned, but I am home and resting. I am feeling a little worn from anesthesia and a host of meds, but in a few days that feeling should wear off. Thank you my friends for all your prayers and support, you all are absolutely wonderful! I will touch bases with you in the coming days. For now I will be a good patient and rest for a while. God bless you my friends.