Saturday, May 30, 2009
I also had some help from the niece, the organizational wizard and we used the small shelf I bought a few weeks ago to display my ribbon and rubber stamps. I love how little details are coming together to in my studio. It might actually get done some day, ha, ha! Let's not get too carried away.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Then on Tuesday the new refrigerator arrived, whoo hoo! It is much bigger than the one we had before. Because it has a new configuration; I'm not sure where to put everything. With all the bottles of stuff we have we needed three doors. I can't figure out where to put the large pitchers either. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining I'm just needing to adjust after having the same fridge for the past 14 years. Next on the list is a new dishwasher.
I even fit in a bit of painting. I'm trying to get some things ready to open my Etsy shop but it is going slow. Oh well, it will happen eventually. I'm not really in any rush. One day at a time is what I need to remind myself.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Each of us got a individual shot. My husband ask me if I was going to try out for America's next top model. He won big points for that comment. How very sweet of him.
While the other girls where getting their pictures taken, I walked around and took a few pictures myself.
I just love pictures of old rugged doors.
After our photo session we went to the Farmer's Market and looked at all the booths. I thought this lemonade stand was so cute. Then it was off to her house for lunch, desert and presents. Birthday parties are so much fun. I don't know why we don't have them more often when we are not children anymore.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The quote is from Anne Frank and reminds me to get out in the world on those especially beautiful days. The little tag in the pocket comes out and has a list of some of the things that make me happy :)
- Hearing my family tell me that they love me
- Working in my art journal
- Reading a good book
- Sitting in the shade of a tree on a warm sunny day
- Knowing friends care about me
- Coffee in the morning
- Finishing a project
- Making a difference in someones life
- Worshiping God
I hope you'll leave a comment and tell me what makes you happy.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I stopped to take a picture of the mountains and this really cool, dilapidated house was sitting there just waiting for me to photograph it.
We could see about four mountains at one time. This one is Mt. Hood. So beautiful.
I believe this one is Mt. Adams. On a warm clear day it is refreshing to see cool, crisp snow.
An inlet along side the road as we traveled down the Gorge. I have always loved tall weeds against the blue water. We traveled down the Washington side of the Gorge on our way to Yakima and then came back on the Oregon side. I thought the rolling hills on the Washington side were so amazing. It always makes me think of a movie I saw (The Never ending Story) where the mountains just stand up and they are actual giants. We stopped to stretch our legs at Multnomah Falls. Someday I will hike up there. The sun was starting to set and cast a glow on the falls. I'm so glad that we live in such a beautiful place.
Friday, May 15, 2009
I found a milk glass pedestal bowl to match the plate I found a couple of weeks ago. The rubber stamps look like fun and will be showing up in my journal pages soon. There were so many more but I also picked up a huge wooden barn for my grandbaby and it was hard to look at the stamps with it in my arms. I couldn't even get down that isle, I just had to stand on the edge and reach for what I wanted. It was so crowded at this huge rummage sale that I think I will go back on Saturday when things are 50% off. I also grabbed some trim on my way out that is MY-T-Fine! The other item I purchased was a shelf that I am using to put my ribbons on.
I need to get some more containers but I think this will work quite well for getting the ribbon off the table top. I even think I might be able to hang the shelf on the wall which would make it even better.
I did work in my Paris art journal this week and added to the Bainbridge Island signature. This weekend I am going to spend a couple of days with my niece, who I went to Paris with. Her journal was destroyed on the trip and so we are going to work on re-creating it. I may have pictures on Tuesday when I get back.
Monday, May 11, 2009
The lady doing mine was really into it and paint an elaborate design on my toes with a gem as the center of the flower. It was a lot of fun and relaxing too. I was so pleasantly surprised because my kids are starting to be very thoughtful as they get older. I don't expect it and I think that is even better.
Later that evening we went to dinner with my in-laws to celebrate with them. It was pleasant but the food was horrible. I was so glad that I had Sunday to look forward to.
Sunday we went to church and one of the men there bought red roses for all the ladies. He is the happiest, sweetest person you will meet and he stood at the door passing them out to all the mothers. Then it was home to barbecue steaks and try out our new table. The weather was amazing and we sat for the longest time just eating and talking and enjoying being together. I got so caught up in the moment that I forgot to take a picture of all of us at the table. This happens quite often actually.
We did have some friends come join us who had no family to spend time with and they brought bubbles. Something about bubbles brings out the kid in all of us.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
The train ride was so great. I just ate my lunch and read my book and even took a short nap on the 3.5 hour ride up to Seattle, Washington. It was good to release all the worries and responsibilities of home and just enjoy the beautiful scenery going by.
Bainbridge Island has a huge artist community and so we got to walk through the town and see all kinds of art up in stores and galleries. One of Teri's friends had her paintings up in a gallery for the first time and I actually got to meet her. We ran into her at the art store, go figure?
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here is my ribbon and wrapping center. I hope to get some shelves on this wall and get everything off the table.