Being Grateful

  I really love Thanksgiving. It’s not about the food (we usually eat a small, non-turkey meal on Thursday after volunteering at Christian Life Center). To me, this day is all about being grateful. In the past, I’ve made gratitude journals. It’s a great place to have all of these thoughts in one place. In…

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Cheap Art Journaling

Yesterday I had to get cat litter so why not stop by the craft stores on my way? Hobby Lobby was my first stop. The last time I was in there I bought two large sheets of Archers watercolor paper for 39 cents each. I wish I would have bought the whole bin. My August…

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Giveaway: The Artful Bird

Winner is #3 – Kathy Sands from Illinois – Congrats! Thanks to all who entered. Stay tuned for more giveaways! What a delightful book I received to review recently. I will be giving The Artful Bird: Feathered Friends to Make and Sew away next week. Check out the details below. If you are interested in…

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Review: Havel Embroidery Scissors

I love tools – good tools. When I interviewed Terry White recently for my column, Telling Your Story, for our local Scripps Howard newspaper, as I was leaving she gave me a pair of these scissors. “Try these and see what you think,” she said. I thought that was sweet of her to give me…

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Show and Tell

I’ve been working on organizing my craft/woman cave. I have put together three shelves and a new craft table and organizing all of the crafts into bins and storage boxes. I’m almost done! Yeah! The other day I brought up from the basement all of my sewing stuff. I know I’ll never sew down there…

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Winning and Giveaways

It’s so much fun to give away stuff, but it’s also fun to win. Here are a couple items I won recently. This book is from Craftside blog. If you love crafts and craft books, check out this blog. It is one of my daily reads, and they often have giveaways. This is a great…

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Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign” the song sung by the Five Man Electric Band came to my mind last night as I took a stroll by the river at sunset. If you’ve not heard this song from those ole hippy days – here it is. Anyway, back to my walk. I was walking on the…

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