Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Autumn QP (png format)

(does not include the cute photo of Amy W.'s Emma...)


Awwwww... Amy W. just rocks. I mentioned to her that my friend Olivia Dorazio was launching her first designs today, and was nervous, and so, even tho Amy's busier than a two-headed dog chasing his tail, she put together a sweet QP for you to have - and even provided a preview with her sweet little Emma in it. That Amy. One day when I grow up and be a real designer I hope I have an Amy in my circle of friends. Amy created the ribbons, as Olivia does not know how to make them yet, and Amy also made the paper too. I hope you'll visit Amy today. Olivia created the whimsical, handpainted pumpkin and the beautiful life-like leaves - you really have to see them to appreciate the texture. Please check out Olivia's designs for her launch today at www.sophiasarducci.com - make sure you look for Olivia Dorazio under the artist menu!

And isn't that really what makes the world go round? Folks helping folks. Someone taking time to mentor to others. This is what makes the world a better place.

The world is like a mirror

Reflecting what you do,

And if your face is smiling

It smiles right back at you.

Jesus said "I tell you this -

anything you did for one of my brothers here,

however humble, you did for me.

Matthew 25:40

Kind hearts are the gardens,

Kind thoughts are the roots,

Kind words are the flowers,

Kind deeds are the fruits.

Take care of the gardens,

And keep them from the weeds.

Fill, fill them with flowers,

Kind words and kind deeds.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

K, no more time to chatter here - I've a date with my friend Becky for a walk in the countryside so I better get some food into me.

Today in History:

1493 - Christopher Columbus set sail from Cadiz, Spain, on his second voyage of discovery to the New World.

1513 - Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa was the first European to view the eastern shore of what later became called the Pacific Ocean, after he crossed the Isthmus of Panama. He named it the South Sea, claiming it in the name of the King of Spain.

1690 - One of the earliest American newspapers, Publick Occurrences, published its first, and last, edition in Boston.

1789 - The first United States Congress adopted 12 amendments to the Constitution and sent them to the states for ratification.

1890 - In Central California, a United States National Park was established. It was named Sequoia National Park after the giant redwood trees growing there.

1933 - Heard on NBC radio for the first time was America’s favorite cowboy, Tom Mix. His show would continue on the air until June, 1950.

1950 - NBC introduced a new daytime programming idea for televisiion, it had Kate Smith debut in an hour long show, which would last for four years. The show's theme song was "When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain".

1953 - Piano player, Liberace, made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Liberace performed to sold out crowd. His candelabra and concert grand piano became instant trademarks that lasted for his whole career.

1954 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

1956 - One century after the first transatlantic telegraph cable was laid, the first transatlantic telephone cable began operation. Consisting of 4,500 miles (7,242 km) of coaxial cable, laid in waters up to 2.5 miles (4 km) deep, the system provided 35 high-quality telephone circuits from London to the United States and Canada.

1957 - Nine black children had to be escorted to class by U.S. Army troops at Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, because of racial unrest.

1965 - The 30-minute cartoon adventure series, The Beatles, debuted on Saturday morning TV, and featured the likenesses of the popular rock group. The show ran for three seasons.

1970 - The family musical sitcom, The Partridge Family, debuted on ABC. The song I Think I Love You, which was launched on the show, hit the Number 1 spot on Billboard's record charts later that year, and David Cassidy became an international teenage idol as a result of the show. It was typecasting that would haunt him the rest of his career.

1973 - The three-man crew of the United States space laboratory "Skylab Two" splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean after spending 59 days in orbit.

1981 - Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female to sit on the United States Supreme Court bench, when today she was sworn in as the 102nd Justice.

1986 - At a California coin auction, a 1884-S Barber Head dime, one of only a dozen in existence, brought in $83,000.

1993 - A Florida judge ruled it was legal that a child could divorce biological parents. The court case surrounded Gregory Kingsley, a twelve-year-old who didn’t want to be with his parents any longer.

Barb's Handy Tip #308

Wow - touchable computing!

If you have'nt checked out the newest technology from Microsoft, then you must scoot over and see for yourself. It's here - technology that allows you to physically interact with the interface! I can't fully describe it - you're better to see it yourself.

Microsoft Surface


  1. See you shortly my friend - I'm all snorfed up today so I'll be filling my pockets with kleenexes again.

    Looking forward to our visit.

  2. I love seeing my cutie everywhere. We need to help Olivia set up her own blog. Silly girl that she is, but it's about right for her to put the cart before the horse. Figures she gets a shop before a blog.
    Well I'm off to scrap!

  3. have a great walk ....wish I was there..one day soon...sis

  4. Thank you! The DigiFree freebie search engine is about to list this blog post at digifree.blogspot.com

  5. That layout is adorable. I love your choice of quotes for today.

  6. Thank you Mrs. Miles for singing Happy Birthday to me on my blog..lol..you are such a Sweetheart..I love reading your blog..its always a little adventure..you are so inspireing and I love the photos you always post..big Hugs

  7. This is a beautiful QP. Olivia did a wonderful job. Thank you both.

  8. Thanks for the great QP!

  9. What a great Fall QP!! I love it!!! As always, thank you so much for your generosity in sharing with us! :)

  10. Good Afternoon Barb:)
    What a cool QP Olivia made us!! Please thank her for us if you will.:)I love her stuff in the shop.!
    Thank you so much for coming to see me.I LOVE your visits..and wanted to let you know..my underwear doesn't inspire me much.LOL
    Had my Mom over today..so not much blogging going on..but had to come say hi:)

    Have a wonderful evening:)

  11. I forgot to say Congratulations on being awarded the "You make me smile" Award and I totally agree with the people you have passed the award to. :) Kim B can be hilarious and a total danger if you're reading her blog with liquids around the computer. LOL

    The QP is terrific and the pumpkin very beautiful. :) It's really kind of Amy the help she has offered to your friend as well as yours. :)

    Very beautiful the poems and reflections about makes the world go round. Thanks for sharing them. :) And I have definitely to check that Microsoft thing. :)

    Thanks for everything and best wishes. :O)

  12. Good Morning Barb:)
    Just checked in to say Hi again.Hope you are enjoying your day.:)
    Amy made a great QP for us..I know..I said Olivia..but..I was W...g.LOL Remember Fonzy?hehe.
    Oh well..guess I will have to wait for the update.:)


  13. Sending huggies for the weekend- LOL, Hope you are'nt tooo busy- need some rest too- hahaha ( says she with a plate full- hahahahahaha). Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friend and will chat to you on Monday-Sending big loves

  14. really nice QP! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Good Morning Barb:)
    Just stopped in to say Hi again.:) HI!hehe.



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