Thursday, December 31, 2009

A Happy New Year Friends!!!







Thank you all for a fun year of blogging. I have enjoyed it more than you know.


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Feathered Nest, A Gift, A Happy Dance





Another sweet giveaway gift, from My Fairy-Blog-Mother, and yours.
It was like winning the lottery, as I never dreamed in a million years my # would come up.
Then her giving spirit showered me with "extra" treasures.
 See the clothes pins, they are true friends.
 I adore it all to pieces.
Thank you Miz Dawn.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Brynwood Needleworks and Sweet Donna's Gift





I do feel so blessed by Donna, as she gifted me one of her needle keeps.
It is so sweet to hold in your hand, there are 2 pockets for needfull things, and layers of soft fine wool for needles and pins.
 I started playing with it and before you know it I had added,,, some,,,things. They just jumped in there.
Donna is wonderfully talented, you can visit her at  Brynwood Needleworks
Thank you so much Donna!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Father Knows Best Christmas

      Do you remeber the episode......... when they went to the mountians and got snowed in.
They made ornaments from paper and nature, and came together as a family.
Here is a partial clip, the only one I could find.
Turn off my music at the bottom first.


Ideals Magazine Christmas 1955

I searched all over the internet for special Nativity images for this post...I  was not getting anywhere. I wanted some that were new to me, and hopefully to you.

 I became still, and "suddenly" I remembered the old Ideals on the shelf.

Many times, most times, the thing you need is right in front of you.



This is not a new experience for me, I know the lesson well. I get off track, forget,,



I'm All crooked, like this image below,



especially when we are struggling in some way,,,, so I will try to remember to be still, and know that God is always holding my hand, and will lead me back on the path like the child that I am.

I thank God everyday,, as,, I am a real mess on my own.



The most undescribable Gift of God's Love is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I can only imagine what the "stillness" of that night felt like...I will know one day.

An Old Christmas Card



When I opened this card, I was surprised it was for Christmas. There is no maker on the back and it has the cut-away corner frame in old gold that has tarnished. It is delicate and soft, I wish you could feel it.
It sort of suits my mood these days, soft and a bit tarnished, and the flowers,,,well, I think looking forward to a new year, new growth, optimism, and kindness.



Merry Christmas my Friends
I wish you Sweet Peace in the New Year

Monday, December 14, 2009

Give-a-way from The Graphics Fairy aka Fleurish-Home

"Midnight In The Garden"
A romantic name for something wonderful, in one of these boxes.
Visit the links below to find out what is inside the Marie boxes!
It's "not" Maarieeee.

Everyone knows Karen of http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ with great vintage images.

Click to enter her give-a-way,,,, that ends "this" Friday.


Karen also has a web site called Fleurish-Home. http://www.fleurish-home.com/
A shop we'd all like to spend time and $ in. She carries great goodies, like, Karen Ottos wonderful Marie paper slippers.

http://amusements.typepad.com/amusements/

 Karen's are soooo Kreative...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Feathered Nest, A Wonderful Giveaway!!

Dawn is celebrating 1200 Posts & 400 followers with this sweet giveaway.
Dawn is such a generous angel.
It is a Gift just to know her.
She is also "My Fairy Blogmother"

On our first phone call, Dawn said "you will love haveing a blog, and meeting new friends,,,,I will introduce you and help you get started". I call her Mamma Bird, she encouraged me, loaded my chosen background and banner, and walked me through many things I needed to learn. It was confusing and scary, but with her patient guidance, I tried my wings, and she smiled. I know she is still there and would welcome me back in the nest anytime. She has a way of folding her soft southern wings around you. I love you Dawn.

This giveaway will be a blessing to anyone who is lucky enough to have their name drawn.
The lucky two names will be drawn this Sunday at 6pm.
God has blessed Dawn with the heart of a teacher,,,,a teacher of love.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Forget Me Nots From Wren Cottage is Madai


An apothocary of Medicinal Magic.
A shot of sweet.
 A place of rest.


Thank You Dearest Madai...Thank You.


For a Lovely Experience visit Madai.
You wont be dissapointed.
Caution: It is habit forming...like fine chocolate.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Winter is the Promise of Spring



The older I get the faster December comes around. We started it with a heavy frost this morning. In this climate the seasons turn faster than in Oregon....more defined. It is a cool sunny day, and I am glad for the light. I am a cold weather person, and love this time of year. Allot of things to do,,and grateful to have another day to get it right. I don't remember where I heard the saying, "Winter is the promise of Spring", but I have always liked it,,,,it says "Hope" to me. Have good thoughts today my friends.