Phillipians 3:14

I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Very Thankful


We had a really lovely Thanksgiving in our home.  It is the second year that I have cooked for the 3 of us, and the food turned out great, and the fellowship of our close family was sweet.  My cup seriously overflows at the goodness of God and the joy of this season in my life.  My wonderful husband even pitched in yesterday and helped me make my long awaited bird ornaments for the tree.  I took a class last year and fell in love with these,but couldn't find the white birds to make them.  So, I collected the other supplies and when I saw these show up in my local craft store early November I snatched up a box and finally got to make them yesterday!  I am SUCH a dork that I made 13 and every single time I put one together completely I said "this is SO cute!"  My husband just laughed at me, but seriously aren't they darling?  I

Thursday, November 15, 2012

This is a sketch I made last night for my current class from Christy Tomlinson....it looks nothing like her whimsical owl, but it is how my brain took it.....and here is how she came together on a canvas board.  She is all dressed up and ready to go to the holiday gift exchange...bringing more than just her considerably sassy attitude!  Honestly, I was just so happy to have a  chance to get into my craft room for a bit (albeit with many interruptions), that I just made something!  I have no idea what the caption should be....but will add one when I decide how to incorporate some whimsical fun without denigrating what I consider to be a Holy Holiday.  I am VERY blessed to have my husband home and have been enjoying him immensely.  I am also blessed to have such a well stocked craft room that he loves for me to enjoy....so that is what I did today.  There a great many things going on in the world to weigh down my heart and mind, but for today I have whimsical joy in this silly crafty creation and  in the blessing of my family together under one roof and loving God with all our might :0)