Thursday, December 30, 2010


Wishing all of my blogging friends a new year filled with peace, abundance, good health and LOTS of creativity!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

A New Book!

These photos show the cover and a few of the inside pages from a wonderful book I received for Christmas!!! There are many more amazing photos inside! I have really become fascinated by mandalas this year and the more I learn about them the more interested I become!!! And I hope to be creating a few of my own VERY SOON!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

A Gift from Elena!!!

This is what I won in Elena's giveaway!!! Isn't it beautiful?!?!? I'm going to hang it somewhere where I will constantly be reminded to take that giant LEAP!!!!
Thank you Elena!!!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Around the House

Just a few of my favorite Christmas things!! I cross-stitched the mouse picture for my mom back in 1982. The group of 4 Santas was made for my by my sister-in-law. and the "Birds" sign is something I made back in the days when I did a few craft shows!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!!

The next few days will be might busy so I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas before I start to go crazy with last minute stuff!!! I am so thankful for all the bloggers out there sharing their lives, thoughts, ideas and infinite creativity!! I am inspired by all of you every day and I am so happy to be on this journey with you!! Thank you!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I received this little ornament from one of my Sunday School teachers when I was VERY young, so it has been around a long time! Probably about 50 years! I have always loved and treasured it and it hangs on the tree every single year. The glitter has discolored and it's just cheap plastic but it has a lot of meaning for me. And it's only about 2 inches tall!! Sorry for the blurriness.

Friday, December 17, 2010

This is the Christmas stocking my mom made me when I was a very young child. It is definitely one of my most prized posessions! By the way, the photo I posted yesterday of Mary, Jesus and camel were all cut out of wood (by me) and painted by me! Back in my folk art painting days. I miss working with wood. Have to think about that after Christmas!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

It's Coming!!!!!


I am finally figuring out this whole uploading of photos deal. Just thought I would post a photo of my favorite Kankakee barn quilt. This was done by a group of homeschooled teenagers. The detail is amazing!! I only saw 10 of the 30 barn quilts in Kankakee county but hope to see the rest in 2011!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Past

Yes, that's me with the camera! Christmas of 1962 I believe. Boy do I feel old! I'm the only one in the photo who is still living!! Time flies and life changes quickly! I need to focus more on appreciating NOW!