Monday, November 30, 2009

Gazing out the window...

This is a birthday card I came across this morning and it just happens to capture my thoughts today. On the back is written:

A person needs a place to
unfold their truths and
extract the humor.
That place is the
Pondering Pool.
Perhaps I'll see you there.

I seem to be having a
so to lift my spirits I'm heading over to
Smiling Sally's.
Blogging is a surefire way to lift the blues ;-)

And I am touched by the sentiments
on thePondering Pool cards,


Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankfulness & Gratitude

BLUE MONDAYS aren't quite so blue
when I get a visit from you!

And this message is especially dear

to my heart this year

as I think upon things I count so dear.

I will be wishing that each of my encouraging
blogland sisters could share a table with me.

But not being one for mushy sentiment...
corny~yes~mushy~not so much,
(I'm the clown that keeps the family laughing)
I'll just say, "May God so richly bless each and
every one of you as you'll gather together for
this season of Thanksgiving.


And of course Monday should have a
MOSAIC loaded with last minute ideas.
Holidays crafts and creations

Monday musings...
BLUE MONDAY with Smiling Sally
MELLOW YELLOW with The Drowsey Monkey
MOSAIC MONDAY with Little Red House

Thank you all for making this adventure
so very much fun for me.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Every room needs a little PINK!

May your day be filled with
PINK dreams.

Thanks Beverly of
How Sweet The Sound
your faithful service to



Sharing Warm Feelings

My world is wet outside as God waters my thirsty garden. So today I'm looking forward to playing domestic goddess here in my little inside world, cleaning and creating...where ever my mind and mood takes me. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday and don't forget to smile...makes folks curious and sometimes even a little nervous. So I will be dreaming of taking my blog friends by the hand and dancing around in delight...after all we're just little girls inside.

Went up in the attic and brought down
my box of saved Christmas cards.
Feel free to use this one
as you create things to share
this coming season of Thankfulness.

Marie Reed is The French Factrice
factice = postmistress
hostess of

Warm Fuzzy Feelings


Thursday, November 19, 2009


Little things can make the biggest memories.

Wish each one of you a day of joy!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A Bit Shy? Part II

Well finally found the picture from last
year's program. Seems everyone of you
gals wanted to see me playing

The Dollar Tree strikes again!
I had bought three elf hats and
turned two of them into my shoes.

As I had mentioned before
we do just about anything to
bring a smile to the people.


A Bit Shy...

but oh so lovely. Just a glimpse of some
great things offered at

Still missing all you gals but today I am off to ukulele practice, two different bands where we are dusting off our Christmas music for the Holidays. Last year I wore a big box as I 'danced around the Christmas tree.' The tree is my friend Sandi...Sandi & Candy Rockin' Round the Christmas Tree.

Hope you all have a rockin' Wednesday!
Rock, Rock, Rock on over to


Monday, November 16, 2009

The Cat's Meow

1-2-3 little evening bags hanging on the wall.
Latest find at my local thrift store,
gold metal shell shape, pretty neat.
Another thrift store find, nice but not old.
Black beaded body with a carved metal top.
Now this one is old and has been in the
family treasures since...well before my time.

And I'll sneak in this little creation I put
together with a trivet from the thrift store,
vintage taffeta ribbon, and the picture...
my MIL in her early years, what a beauty.

And all these items are on their 2nd Time Around
Around my house.

Today I was killing a little time while my son was in Spanish class at his Community College in the big city...Austin. (Dual credit courses for high school and college.) While flipping through the pictures came across this sweet black cat and he just jumped right into my cart.
Have done a little web search which seems promising. Dr. David Kwo was known for his ink paintings in which 'he blended the disciplined art of Chinese calligraphic brush strokes and with Western emphasis on freedom, creativity, and improvisation.' There is mention of a painting of his black cat, Kim which was given to his daughter. I think I have a little more investigation to do...could this be Kim?

Life is so busy around here lately,
I am so missing out on blogging and visiting,
but hope you have time to check out

at The Gypsy's Corner
at A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Saturday, November 14, 2009

Now its off to the woods...

Puttin' on my hikin' boots cause I'mheading for the forest with the guys.
But I bit our tent won't look like this.
And I just know that when we gather round the fire
for some grub, it ain't gonna look like this.
But a girl can dream
can't she?

I'll be thinking of all you
sweeties as you all
visit each other.
Remember the list is at
How Sweet the Sound
Thanks, Beverly.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Off to the hilltop...

here in Wimberley to honor
our protectors of liberty
and freedom.


If you have come to see
White Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday
please look below.

A Royal Affair

The purple mist is in full bloom and the butterflies
are putting on quite a show. Monarchs, Queens,
Red Admirals, and a host of small winged creatures
are in court to honor the occasion.
The Red Admiral sports bars of red across its shoulders.
The monarch is loading up for its migration down
into Mexico where it spends the winter.
Clay pots have been on my list all summer in order
to build another tower. Had the big
one for the bottom and recently found these
three for $2 each at a garage sale. What a
great deal...already loaded with dirt!
Can't wait for the morning glories and
moss rose to put on a show.

My Texas garden has come alive with
the cooler temps and refreshing rains.While out in the garden I didn't forget about
as I captured these shots.
Fall...a great time to be outdoors and
A Southern Daydreamer is the place to
show off whatever is in your corner of
the globe.

Tis the season for reds and more is
popping out at It's A Very Cherry World!

Faded Charm is a place to visit if white,
chippy, vintage, fade charm is your thing.
And with the reds of the season,
the soft white glow of candles
are a wonderful accent.

Hope you gals have a great day!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Season for Shopping & Sharing

Pour a warm cup of your favorite tea
like apple cinnamon and.....
put on your magical RED shoes because
'there's no place like home'
to do a bit of shopping.
and don't forget your pocket book because
I just know you're going to use that
'add to cart' button.
You may even buy
of something
just watch out! that you don't
go crazy!
These cute little babies are just waiting
for a 2nd TIME AROUND cause
they jumped in my basket at
the thrift store yesterday.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit...
TEA THINGS - Shabby, Pink and Pretty
RUBY TUESDAY - Work of the Poet
THREE OR MORE - The Gypsy's Corner
2nd TIME AROUND - A Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words

All this wonderful shopping can be done at
Victorian Trading Company

and remember...

Let your light shine before men...


Monday, November 9, 2009

Spining more ARTWORK!

Hot off the press for
at Susan's Between Naps on the Porch.

Posted in my
RockCandy Shop and will be taking to
the booth here in town.

Hope your Monday is measuring up!

~Crafting CANDY~