I hope you like these Rope Closer elements – I think they are sort of cool! I would love to see how you use them. I’ve also just prepared two new Major Grunge products to hit the store on Monday. I’m posting them here today because I’m taking the weekend off to celebrate Mother’s Day.
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I hope you will all slip over to my dear friend Amy’s blog and encourage her and hold her up in prayer. She’s been having some health issues, and will actually be going in for surgery next week. To be transported (via virtual stretcher) to her blog, just click HERE.
Also, my friend Valinda is giving away goodies all the time and right now she has some bright striped papers to download. While you are there, promise me you will go down one or two blog entries until you find her daughter Cristy’s video. Get a coffee and take five minutes out of your day to join her as she models ears onto one of her handmade dolls. It is FASCINATING. It reminds me of being in the art room and getting totally absorbed watching someone paint. Such Talent! And she had me totally LAUGHING with her banter as she models. I hated for it to finish and I am dying to see her next one! To visit Valinda’s blog, just click HERE.
Yesterday was a great day for birds. I was working away in my window which overlooks the lake and there was a continuous ballet happening mid-air outside. I wonder if the birds woke up in the morning and got excited just to be alive – sort of like a surfer, waking up to find the perfect wave conditions. The whole bird community was out and about in their doing their bird-idol competition. I saw eagles, osprey, hawks, crows, sparrows, swallows and many more kinds. Right, so the quail were not doing any in - air acrobatics, but they did their funny little strut all along the hedges, and even the hummingbirds were squabbling in their little cartoon chipmunk sounding little peeps over the feeder.
The crows were very interesting indeed. I often find myself drawing comparisons between certain airplanes and birds – and they made me think of a war plane of some sort. There were three of them out there, and two of them were attacking and tormenting the third. He/she was very dexterous and did some pretty cool manoeuvres like the acrobatic airplanes do, like flipping over and dive-bombing.
The swallows are so graceful and fast. They zip along up and down and along the line of the hedges, weaving in and out with each other. They make me think of a speed skating competition. Sometimes they barely miss the edge of the house!
believe it or not, this is the SAME dirt - one has been improved organically!
I learned what weak roots look like compared to healthy roots. Healthy roots get nice round little nodules on them. If you are an avid gardener the next photo will make you drool at the healthy nodules. I’ll fill you in on our next organic farming outing.
In the meantime, I hope you moms get celebrated, and that you celebrate your own moms too. Lets not forget all the single mom’s out there, why not reach out to one, pamper her with something nice.
Lord I pray, with all of my sisters, and brothers
For the grace to honor the glory of mothers
Like the flowers of the earth they somehow impart
The beauty of the pure love that dwells in their heart
by Michael D. Nalley
I’m so very disappointed that HELLO is going down. I still can’t actually believe that nobody received notification. Thank goodness word spreads fast in the scrapping community. So, what program will YOU be using?
I tried out a cool new slideshow beta program I had applied for. It was by invite only, so I put in my request a few weeks ago. Its pretty cool. IF you want to see it without leaving me a comment here, then go to the next sentance, but IF you want to leave me a comment (and I LOVE comments) then leave me a comment BEFORE you click the link at the end of this blog entry. And, and and... IF you watch the slideshow then you have to manually click through it, in case you don't figure that out for yourself. SOOOOO, if you would like to see how it works, you can view my little YELLOW slideshow by clicking HERE.