Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Afghans and Popovers

This is what I've been up to lately....on the extremely strict Candida diet...losing weight, feeling better, hardly any fibromyalgia symtoms...finishing one afghan and starting every meal I eat, which includes coconut flour popovers this morning...going to a scrapbooking mini album class with a friend yesterday...traveling up to Madison to see the grandkids work tomorrow for Veteran's Day....gotta love those Bank holidays!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Books and Illustrations

When I visit the thrift store there is one thing I can not leave without purchasing....children's books with great illustrations. I'm a sucker for them. 

Time and Measuring by Adelaide Holl and Seymour Reit. Pictures by Harry McNaught. Golden Press New York. Distributed by Encyclopaedia Britannica. 1970 Edition. 

The Thinking Book by Adelaide Holl, Elementary School Teacher Worthington, Ohio. Pictures by Dagmar Wilson.  Golden Press New York 1970 edition. 

The Magic of Everyday Things by Seymour Reit. Pictures by June Goldsborough. Golden Press New York 1970 edition. 

I hope my grandkids enjoy thumbing through them as much as I do. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

A New Redo!

This photograph is in the newest issue of Artful Blogging magazine. As soon as I saw it I knew that it was time to redecorate my work cubicle around those colors. 

Enlarge the picture and check out the adorable Kleenex box!  Now check out the artist's blog. Recently I finished the last Kleenex in the box, but I was unwilling to get another (dull) box so I carefully refilled this one. I hope it lasts forever because it makes me happy....and a girl at work has got to find her happiness wherever she can!

It's always good to have something new to look at. No one should be forced to stare at dull cubicle walls day after day!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Orange you happy to see me?

Doodling via Microsoft Paint and a mouse....not the easiest digital tools to use. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grandchild #12 Makes His Entrance

He has 6 older sisters...wait make that 6 extra mothers.

BHB born yesterday 5 weeks early. Weighing in at 5 lb. 10 oz. 18 1/2 inches long.

Welcome to the world baby boy!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Remember When?

Remember when I used to sketch at work?  I miss being able to do that.  So today I made a fast drawing using Microsoft Paint.  The program is pretty limited, but I think I like the results.

She has a bit of a split personality....but she has plastered a smile across both sides of her face.

It's been a while since I've posted anything, 
Hope everyone is doing great.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Time for another Redo

It was time to redecorate my work window last week. I wanted something to make me feel springy and alive.

And when I came across this artwork in an issue of Artful Blogger I knew it was right for me....obviously there is another little birdie out there somewhere.

The golden/pink color scheme of this office corner is so fresh and new....I wish I had lots of these colors at home.

The number cards are two purchases from Ikea a few years ago.

But my favorite thing of all is the saying, "Masquerading as a normal person day after day is exhausting

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Happy Easter!

Please celebrate the risen Christ along with me and may your Easter be blessed with God's love!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Random Photo Day

Refracted light, cast shadows, contrasting patterns and color = a random photo day!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Official!

Spring arrived today.
And what could be better for a little boy than playing in the dirt while daddy
works in the the garden.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring is Here

This pink azalea has just about reached its peak. The white one hasn't gotten started yet. The Redbud tree is blooming. The forsythia (here in the South we call them yellowbells) are covered with blossoms. At this rate, I'm afraid everything will have bloomed and be gone by the time Easter arrives.

Spring always comes and goes too fast to suit me.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ever Have Days Like This?

When I'm at home I never feel this way...too many possibilities.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday Random

A drive by view of some of the area tornado damage...lots of rubble and debris has been cleaned away, but it still looks really bad.

A friend and I went to the Birmingham Museum of Art today to see the "Look of Love" eye miniatures exhibit. No photography is allowed at special events, but I did stop by my favorite permanent room and take a couple of photos

See the reflection of my fingers?

My friend had never seen Railroad Park, so we stopped and people watched until a chilly breeze sent us on our way.

I know the calendar says Sunday, but I actually drew this yesterday...see, I do still doodle at work sometimes.

Hope you have had as nice of a random Saturday I I have!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Make It Soon Please!

Season 3 of Downton Abbey please hurry! I can hardly wait.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A dear friend sent this cute little guy to be my Valentine. Who could resist that face?