After several months of going back and forth to Portland, we have been content to stay at home. We tend to our small garden and I have really enjoyed getting to eat a cucumber everyday.
Our bees are doing well and their activity keeps us entertained. We have been watching Little League finals in Williamsport, PA. The Mother Hen in me watches every little facial expression of joy, sadness, and the tears of disappointment. It pulls at my heartstrings as I observe them. I hope that they are never told, that boys or men are not supposed to cry. I cheer them on, in the sidelines of our living room. The team from Lewisberg, PA is quite impressive, as well as others, but I give them all a high-five for putting their hearts into what they have a passion for.
After visiting the blog, Alice and Molly, I was inspired to tackle a small creative project. I am one to buy fabric and have good intentions, but I lose my enthusiasm easily. This seemed to be simple enough and I had fabric that I thought would work well together. Here is my completed pennant banner.
I think that the bobbin on my sewing machine is not threaded right and it was affecting my sewing, so I went with sewing by hand. I know what I would do differently next time.
While working on this I kept whistling the song, His Banner Over Me.. I bet you didn’t know that I like to whistle..Lol!
Thank you Grace for the inspiration!
The quaint small town of Brownsville had a community yard sale on Saturday. I am sure I have shared this same link previously. Twenty dollars doesn’t go far these days, but we managed to pick up a few vintage items for under that amount and my conscience did not nag at me for spending too much. While on our way home we noticed a sign for another sale, and we were very curious, so we decided to check it out. The property was a combination of a few homes with lovely landscaped yards, flowers and the kinds of rustic yard art that appeals to me.
Besides meeting and talking to some creative and warmhearted individuals, I was inspired in many ways. I always enjoy seeing how old wood can be used to create wall and yard art. There was a combination of furniture, home decor and jewelry too.
I have had a great time setting up props for experimental photo shoots. I have to laugh at myself for the following. The title of this posts reveals the extent I went to for the look. I am not a painter but I have a desire and I have some of the necessary tools. You can laugh with me, if you’d like…
Winter looms and for some it is no laughing matter. My heart goes out to all that are not seeing light on the horizon.. This time can test ones patience and as I have been experiencing a mental low and slight struggle, I realize that I am the one that has to take the steps to do those things that make my heart merry.. Letting my inner creativity come out to play makes my heart merry. Reading a good wholesome book makes my heart merry. Taking time to pray and mediate makes my heart merry. Letting go of what I have no control over will make my heart merrier… The four seasons will either bring out the best in us or the worst. That is life as each of us go through our own personal seasons. No one else can do it for us.. If we faint not we will reap so much. And as the spring flowers bloom, we will be right there amongst them, blooming and looking pretty good.
Awestruck! Having been a former California resident, I am really liking the vibrant colors that Fall has brought to Oregon. Today I am linking to Kim’s Tuesday Texture. I so look forward to it each week.
I am not a spring chicken. I have mentioned that before and so I consider myself as a late bloomer, when it comes to creative endeavors. I have tapped into my right brain and am having so much fun. I believe we are all given talents and abilities. Many grasp on to that understanding early in life. That’s a good thing! But then there are some of us that have lacked confidence or encouragement to explore and see what we are capable of, if we just try.