Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Some Link Love

The pictures of my mother's parents
always give me a little pause.
I think they look quite at home 
among the Christmas items.

I've finished the latest,
and probably the last Santa for this year, 
but haven't taken a picture yet.
Time is flying...
I'll be keeping Bryce Eleanor on Thursday,
Erin, Mila, and Max arrive on Friday.
We will be attending a play,
The Little Mermaid,
at The Little Theater on Saturday.
Both children and adults
should enjoy that!
I love the creative mice I've found
 all over the web,
 but some of my favorites 
are those of Stacy Meade, 
 You can check out some Stacy's work on her blog
 and on TDIPT Mercantile
 Stacy's mice are collectibles; 
not just decorations, 
but creative little personalities.

Another TDIPT artist is 
Rhonda of My Glory Stars.  
Her hooked rugs are so charming.  
I would love the Hooked Frosty 
in either the blue or the brown.
  Here is a link to her TDIPT page.

Jacqueline Hurlbert - artist, visual philosopher
You may be there a while.

Miss Fitt - hats, mittens, scarves;
 fashionable, whimsical.

                Afsoon Cap - Pewter and PatinaViola - Doe and Verdigris - LeftDear

Creativity at work over at Stuff You Can't Have
 Boro patching on worn/torn tennis shoes.

found via l.a.s. fibers:

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland ,
Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
  It is the most requested column I've ever written.

  My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey
is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God
never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is
up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for
an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't
save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will
this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did
or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."


  1. Every segment of this post was like a little gift. Thanks Jenclair. Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks, Valerie! Merry Christmas to you, too!

  3. Hope you had a great holiday. Your decorating is just great. You find the neatest stuff on the web, too!


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