Monday, February 7, 2011

Fallen Behind


When I finished the 31 day challenge on You Tube, I thought I would be ready to host a February pay it forward challenge. However, with my family being ill over the last few weeks, I haven't had the opportunity to get that going yet. The January challenge took a great deal of time so I need to get caught up with things around the house too.  Just hang in there and I will get it posted soon if nothing else happens.  I have to head into the city for a few doctor appointments first and then I will issue the challenge. Lord willing and if the creek don't rise! LOL! Until then, here is a photo of our winter wonderland weather. The photo below was taken from one of the two second floor balconies.  You can see it from the photo above over the main entry of thefront porch. For a better view, scroll through the Victorian house label on the side bar.  I think there is a good photo of the front of the house in there.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Stylish Blogger

Well, I have been catching up on my reading and email today.  I found this award from Mary Rose's Cafe. It was on her Wednesday post. Just when you think that people aren't reading, you get a lovely surprise such as this award.  Awwww thanks!!!  One of the reason's for blogging is to share creative ideas with other people just like me.  My blog has been neglected since I participated in Marion Smith's You Tube challenge for January but that is over now.  It was a lot of work to post video every day but it was also fun to watch what everyone was doing and creating. All of my video are found here.This week, I have been catching up on the home front.  Everyone in my home has been ill except for me and that has slowed me down a bit.
 To get back on track, I will start with this award.  I am supposed to share 8 things about myself and then pass the award on to eight other bloggers. Since I work with the Glitzy Glamour Gals, I won't be adding them to my list but you can always look at their personal blogs for inkspiration. You can find their personal work from this page.

1. My favorite music groups are Third Day and Casting Crowns. I often listen to them when I create.

2. I could spend nearly every day of a cold winter in my PJ's. They are so warm and comfy!

3. I hate temps below 40 degrees and mid winter is very blucky!

4. I miss gardening and hope to do more of it this year. My yard needs it and so does my pantry.

5.I like to preserve food so that I can have a taste of summer during the cold months of winter. It is also satisfying to know that the ways of my grandparents are still alive. Did you know that they use to produce over 90% of their own food?  My dad would say, 'If we didn't raise it, we didn't eat it.'

6. I enjoy collaborating with other artists on group projects and enjoy teaching willing adults.

7.I read a lot. I don't read books often unless it is a mystery but I do read magazines such as Victorian Homes, Countryside, This Old House, and Growing for Market along with a few others.

8. If I am not creating something every week, I go through withdrawals! LOL!

Now for the difficult part of choosing only 8 other people to participate.....

My Romantic Home  This blog has the prettiest photographs and I find inspiration for my home.

Basketmaster's Weavings Although Nancy isn't blogging much these days, I still enjoy what she brings to the table. Nancy found me through my basket making and I always enjoy reading what she has to say.

Scrapping Suzie QTT  Now this gal and her sister know how to create and have fun doing it! She is a new friend who makes wonderful creative projects!

Just a Few Designs Elsa has a great sense of design and color so go check her out!

Randi's a New Creation She makes the prettiest paper projects and cards!

Jaqueline's Craft Nest She does the most beautiful work!

Paper Pleasing Ideas Julie's blog has inspired my creativity, given me strength, made me laugh and made me cry.

Carolyn's Creative Whims I served on the first Scrolls Work design team with Carolyn this year. I enjoy her writing and her art.

It took me several hours to decide who I would choose for this list.   I chose these people because they have something special to offer. If you check them out, it won't take you long to see what I am talking about.  This award was a surprise, it was fun and it made me think about why I read these other blogs.  a big thanks goes out to Mary Rose!




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