Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Our Summer Vacation

Sights and sounds on the coast...

If you are looking for a great place to stay on the California coast this is the place. My husband and I honeymooned at the Little River Inn 37 years ago and we still try to make a visit whenever we can! We just got back from a lovely visit with family in California and of course booked a stay at our favorite place on the way back home. I remembered to bring my camera and took a lot of photos of the beautiful flowers in the garden. (I love to garden, my yard is chock full of lilacs, roses, camelias, you name it, I have it!)
We stayed in a fireside room with a view of the ocean. They have rockers to sit in on the balcony and it is sooooooooo peaceful and beautiful. I felt all the tensions of the day just easing out the more I looked, of course the drink in hand also helped! We stayed at other places on the way home too, I will post some of those experiences another day. Hope you enjoy these photos!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sunday Musings

I am up early today so I am using this rare spare time to update my blog. So many exciting things have been happening lately! My daughter and I have decided to try selling our crafts at the upcoming Crafty Wonderland in Portland, Oregon. This will be our first venture into selling at a craft show and I've heard good things about this one. Looking forward to meeting all the artisans and seeing their handcrafted items...If you have done this show I'd like to hear from you! and if you are in the area on Sunday April 13 stop by our booth and say hello!

Lately I have had this desire to do some photography. I used to love to paint barn scenes (there is just something about the look of old weathered barn siding that makes my senses go crazy) but I haven't picked up my paint brushes in too many years so may photography will be my next adventure. I will post up some photos when I get a chance to get out and about to do some shoots. If any of you like to do that sort of thing, any hints would be much appreciated.

Like many of my fellow crafter's I have lots of other interests. One of them is antiquing. I rent a space locally where I sell my antiques and this morning I am heading down there to do a little redecorating. I like to change things up once in awhile so browsers will have new things to see. What I like to personally collect are hand embroidered linens, pillows, old pin cushions, actually anything old relating to sewing and of course old German valentines, cards, etc.

Sometimes I feel like there is just not enough time in this world for me to indulge in everything I want to see, do and experience! So, I better get going... so until the next time, have a great day.

PS I'd love to hear from any of you about your interests, feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Valentines Day Sale Going On In My Shop

In honor of Valentine's Day which is fast approaching I am having a 3 for the price of 2 SALE on my Valentine related items. Here's a chance to get a free Valentine. So don't forget to take a peek at my card shop, jolipapier (which means, "Sweet Paper"). Read my shop announcement for details.

Friday, February 1, 2008


It's Friday and my husband and I went on an outing to our favorite small town we like to visit and had a late lunch at the local pub. One thing about the area we live in (Portland area)we have wonderful breweries selling great Microbrews. Found a few treasures in the local thrift shop. I like to check out the crafting sections, you can sometimes find great old patterns and the like! I've even found a stamp or two there!

Back home now and looking forward to a quiet evening.

Did you watch the democratic debate? Wow, thats all I can say. What a history making time this is! This next election will certainly be interesting...

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My First Blog

Welcome to my very first blog! I love crafting and I have a card shop on Etsy. Here is a peek at some of the things I make.