somethin’ fishy

. how do you get a fish to smile? cj and i took a drive so that we could take a walk someplace differentthan down the nearest road.  we went a few miles into town where thereare sidewalks and stores (even though it was memorial day and most ofthe stores were closed).  as we walked…

farm . the one word carnival

. etymology~ farm (n.)c.1300, “fixed payment (usually in exchange for taxes collected, etc.), fixed rent,”from O.Fr. ferme “rent, lease,”from firmus “firm.”Sense of “tract of leased land” is first recorded early 14c.;that of “cultivated land” (leased or not) is 1520s. drawings found herethe one word carnival is hosted by peter pollockand the word this week is…


. from stories told i remember you from freedoms i hold i remember you from songs you sang i remember you in war still fought i remember you with the Love that comes through my heart i remember .


. This photo is a print from a stamp that i just made.  To make the stamp i used a dense rubber blockmade especially for carving.  This material is much softer than wood or the usual linoleum block. To do the carving i used tools that are made for wood carving. This summer i have planned to spend…


. Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t. Pete Seegerborn May 3, 1919 (age 92)

fabric and foundations

. “Do you wish to be great?  Then begin by being.  Do you desire to construct a vast and lofty fabric?  Think first about the foundations of humility.  The higher your structure is to be, the deeper must be its foundation.” Saint Augustinenovember 13, 354 – august 28, 430

apply Love

. Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do…but how much love we put in that action. …agnes bojaxhiu .

eggs, grain and grandma

. These eggs are pretty.  Not? Eggs remind me of my grandma.  Let me explain… My maternal grandparents had a grainery which was a short walk from their two storywhite farm house.  They also had a white shed that had little cubbies for the hens to lay their eggs. As a small, tow-headed girl with time…

mere christianity . by csLewis

CONTINUED BOOK READING WITH SARAH AND JASON“MERE CHRISTIANITY” .. . THE PRACTICAL CONCLUSION . . … “In dime stores and bus stations,people talk of situations,read books,repeat quotations,draw conclusions on the wall.” bobby zimmerman . Bobby and Jack have both expressed the choices very well.They sure have a way with words, don’t they?. ♥ MORE AT…

sight seeing

. . ♥ if you click on a picture you will see where it came from. .. ♥


The posting of the Champoeg quilt show is now finished.Twenty photographs in all. If you want to take a gander, head on over to daisies and dandelions. For those that might want to look later, i put the link gadgetat the bottom of this blog, with all the other gadgets and doodads.