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Friday, December 26, 2014

Week 52 Gather

Well this brings us to the end of Year 2 of Sally Russicks' Focus on Life and I think this interpretation of this weeks prompt is stretching the topic to the limit; but how about "we gathered round the patio door on Christmas night to watch the gorgeous Sunset over the cove after the storm".

Lord's Cove Christmas night Dec 2014

Wishing everyone the best in 2015 May you be safe and Happy!

Also I posted a Pay It Forward Boxing Day blog Friday morning if you want to see what I got or sign up for my Pay it forward 'surprise gift'  click on 'surprise gift' !

To see what other people 'gathered' click on the following linkz links!

Pay-IT-Forward ... Happy holidays!

Friday Dec 26 2014

 Along with my Christmas Ornament from Becky Pancake that I received last week in Sally Russicks 2014 holiday ornament swap I received a Pay-it-forward ornament,  I signed up on Becky's blog a year ago...Play-it-Forward

Isn't it pretty?

Now it is my turn to pay it forward.   Three of the people that comment on this blog will receive a pay it forward gift from me sometime in the next year.  (I'll put all the names in a hat and draw three names)  Up for grabs .... well I think it should be a surprise, however you can tell me your favorite colour(s)  in the comment and whether you wear jewellery play with beads... like home made ornaments,  etc....

And I promise even though it is Boxing Day many places including Canada I will not be sending you unwanted/unloved  gifts or left over food!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

2014 Holiday ornament swap & Week 51 'ornament'

My partner this year is Becky Pancake    I love the ornament I got from her, I just wish she'd signed and dated the back.. It will have a place of honor on the endless supply of Charlie Brown trees my husband brings home every year.  This year he was so proud of himself when he brought in the tree... He didn't even have to cut it down it had fallen in the hurricane on July 5th...  Does it look like dead fall... sort of!  I will say that the ornaments all show up beautifully on it!

This is what I sent  (the mistletoe bead can be taken out and worn as a pendant) I added a hook after I photographed it...

And this is what I received   I love it my tree will love it!

I hope everyone spends a little time checking out the rest of the ornaments in this years exchange!

11. Alicia Marinache  and Susan Kennedy  

Saturday afternoon... my blog was hacked yesterday finally got the errant code removed so will now go get dressed then start hopping! 

And to see what other people posted for week 51 follow the linkz links.....

Friday, November 28, 2014

Week 48: Bliss(ful)


:extremely happy; full of joy
:providing perfect happiness or great joy.

Well I'm going to point out that 6 inches of wet snow with a layer of ice on top is neither blissful nor does it make the house shoveller happy or full of joy... fortunately he is home or there would have been a crooked little trail one shovel wide escaping up the driveway....  
I don't see many breakfast coffees on this deck in the near future a fact which I find totally depressing, I love sitting out here in the summer....

I am happy that my birds did fly west this week... and that all the rest of my Christmas orders are done
and should be shipped by Monday!

To see if anyone else found bliss this week click on the following linkz link!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Week 47 ~ Hope(ful)

After two weeks in my cold unheated dungeon I am hopeful that my bird order will be flying out of here Monday... I have a few birds left to solder then final cleaning and packing...  Here's a few of them  waiting to fly west (for the winter)....
To see what other people are hope (ful) about click on the Linkz link below!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Week 46: ~ Faith(ful)

Focus on Life week 46   Ugh..   That means there are only 6 weeks left in 2014 where did it go?
What does Faith(ful) mean....
:loyal, constant, and steadfast.
:having a strong belief 
"The toughest thing to do sometimes is have faith.  Faith in yourself, your path in this big crazy world.  We get so down on ourselves and its tough to climb out of the hole.  This week we will focus on being full of faith and  happy with our everyday lives."

Anyone who follows/friend-ed me on FB will be familiar with the following image..  I have enameled copper poppies in my etsy store  Nov 10 I had a custom order for 8 red poppies with black centers... The woman thought she was ordering something from the image in the store... she wasn't but I had faith that I could figure out how to do the order  and this is what I made....
"Least we Forget"

The same day at supper I got a call out of the blue from a store that I used to make stained glass birds for in the 90's wanting an order  I haven't made any of them for over 5 years but the glass is still in the dungeon so that's where I'll be for the next couple of weeks...  Our basement is really damp and unheated and as the snow falls outside the window I'd even rather be shoveling the driveway then stuck in the dungeon making birds... but I said I would do it and have the order shipped by Dec 1... & I know my faithful companion will not help.... She'll wonder why I am ignoring her .... while she sleeps in front of the oil stove....
Faith (less) Companion !

  Off to play in the dungeon!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Week 45~ Grateful

I'm back; After  32 days 11.865 km (~7,400 miles), 5 provinces, 24 states and Washington DC.. what am I grateful for... the fact that the snow held off until Nov 2, the day after we got home!

Couldn't resist taking a picture of this poor lost beach ball in the stream, it showed up in our yard half way through the sunner

This tree was turning colour  when we left at the end of September, I'm surprised it still has leaves!

The other thing that I'm grateful for is that our brakes failed in a gas station in central Tennessee not going down the mountain into Chattanooga 3 hours later.... Also it was a nice warm sunny day to sit on a curb in a parking lot and read a book for 5 hours!

To see what other people are a grateful for  follow the linkz link below!