This part of my blog is all about the things I collect or the things I make myself. I love so many things, I paint and draw and want to learn oils and pastels. I knit and crochet but want to learn tatting. I embroider and can turn my hand to most things given a chance. So much still to learn and do. I live in hope of some day reading all my books, learning all I want to learn and now I am learning to blog. You will often find my original poems, poor as they are I offer them here. I also appreciate other people art and will feature things I find that I have enjoyed. That includes pictures of fairies and fantasy or maybe just anything beautiful.
I try to use my own photo's as much as possible, sometimes I borrow from the web. If I inadvertently use your picture without giving credit, please do let me know and I will either credit or remove it, I hope you will do the same with mine.
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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Window art,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Well maybe it's art? I am not sure, but it was fun. My friend Nancy asked me to go over and decorate windows with broken glass. She said she had made a couple with her daughter and had a lot of fun doing it. I am game I took over my broken window that I got free last time we went on a shop hop (you quilters will know what I mean), we were leaving one shop and saw some old windows laying by the garbage at the building next door. We went and asked if we could have them. window and broken glass to play with, we set to it. I took over my glass that I got at a garage sale a long time ago along with my stained glass equipment. I figured I may as well use up the glass somehow. No point in keeping it all and never doing it. ITs hard to do in my house with animals and kids. Breaking up glass that is. This is the first attempt by me. You just glue the pieces to the glass in the window. 101_0236 The point is to break up glass, any glass. Old tumblers, bottles, plates .....anything glass. Glue the pieces on in any design pleasing to you. When you are done then hang it up. I wanted to put it by my garage to catch the light. It was hard to get a good picture but here it is. I think its pretty in the light, the sun catches it. I do want to do a couple more, maybe using more colour next time. I did like the white glass though. 101_0251 I added a few "jewels" on top of some of the pieces and liked the effect. I experimented at first using my stained glass and found one can make pictures with the broken pieces. Will do that next time. 101_0255 On the same day while waiting for the glue to dry, we went to a place that sold building supplies along with used furniture and stuff. I found these 3 lamp covers. I think if I stick some coloured "jewels" on them they will look nice in the garden next year. Could always put a candle inside. 101_0233 Linking with Make the Scene Monday At Alderberry Hill also linking with Wow Me Wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Alexandra's birthday.............

How can you be gone? I still expect you to come bursting through the door......a flurry of hyper activity, a burst of noise and energy......silent now. So many things every day make me think of you. Time passes quickly your son is 3 now. So much like you, that same energy and attitude. Soon it will be your birthday except for you time has stood still. Forever young, forever beautiful in our eyes. We will visit you and maybe take some flowers. Liz says hello!!!!. We will stand and gaze at your grave and wonder why? We comfort ourselves in the knowledge that we will see you again some day but for now I miss you more than I can say. Al6

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Pretty Birds.............

It will be a time before I get back to crafts and sewing. I am still catching up after my vacation. So this time I will share some pictures I have found of really cute little birds. I like to show things I have found in any case and this is the place to share. blue_zpsb5e7e0e6 How cute is this? there are so many pretty hummingbirds but this one is just so cute. howcute_zps4270aa38 hummer_zpsf01c42ad hummm_zps65bfd555 Nature comes up with so many varieties and colours birds_zps5d287f34 This is an angry bluebird mad_zpsb83b9e81 Seems many are quarrelsome funnybir_zps34974037 The pride of the Peacock............he is in love with his image. pea_zpsfb2e9087 This has to be some kind of bird of Paradise...............or not? parad_zpsb40c482b This be no bird but what a cutie and he is a Poodle Moth can you believe it? poodlemoth_zpsb288f9c8 Well I hope those who follow enjoy these pictures as much as I did. A blog if nothing else is a place to keep the treasures one finds no matter what they be. Linking with Blue Monday with Smiling Sally

Thursday, September 20, 2012


I do so love to hear from people who read my posts on all my blogs. I must apologize to those who sign as Anonymous, I can not bring myself to answer your posts simply because I am trying to avoid "spam" and virus's............If you are legit, please sign a name of some kind because I do truly appreciate your comments. Janice violets_zpsfd291447

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

She Dwelt Among Untrodden Ways.............

She Dwelt Among Untrodden Ways by William Wordsworth. digit-art-girls-angeles-angels-bellas-Album-My-Fairy-Pics-favorites-my-album-fantasy-Magzies-favourites-cute_large She dwelt among the untrodden ways Beside the springs of Dove, Maid whom there were none to praise And very few to love: A violet by a mossy tone Half hidden from the eye! -- Fair as a star, when only one Is shining in the sky. She lived unknown, and few could know When Lucy ceased to be; But she is in her grave, and, oh, The difference to me!

Aint that the truth..............

ATT000055 As you can tell, I have not done much of late. I am still catching up from my trip to England. I am working in the garden and catching up in the house. Maybe soon I can get to actually getting back into some crafts or art. I am also reading for a change. I was inspired while at Battle and found a book in the gift shop that I bought. Its called "Conquest" (go figure) and so my spare moments have been in reading that. Watch this space..............I will return.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Tristen goes to school.............

Well the big day came and I forgot the camera. Was so eager to get him there and settled that I forgot to take pictures. All was well............he was so excited. I packed him a lovely lunch.He had a sandwich, bologna and cheese and some potato chips. A packet of cheese crackers and a bowl with apple slices and orange sections. A package of gummies. He ate the gummies. Sigh!!!! 105_0426 We got to class and was shown his locker. Took care of that and got him settled at a table with another little boy named Jay. He was all set and didn't mind at all when I left. He was as happy as can be. I guess he was a little disruptive on his first day.........another teacher said he was enthusiastic. Well 2nd day I got pictures because he is so cute with his back pack. He calls it pappap..... Photobucket With his lunch bag as well it seems as big as him. Photobucket He is so eager to go to school and I hope he always will be. I hope he will be a good student and I hope and pray for a good life for him. His mother would have loved to see him on this day. Photobucket