Know first who you are and then adorn yourself accordingly.--Epictetus--

Sunday, May 30, 2010

my guys

allow me to introduce you to my guys, is my son nick! nick is our only child and truly a gift to us. can you believe this almost 17 year old guy was a preemie?! he didn't even weigh 3 pounds when he was born.
this other guy is my husband jim and obviously one of the most important guys in my life. this past may 10th was the 18th anniversary of our meeting. it sounds so corny,but we both knew that we were meant for each other after that first date. jim actually asked me to marry him one week after we met!
jim is dealing with cancer right now,which pretty much means that we as a family are dealing with cancer. it's a difficult road and while we have alot of support from family and friends,the three of us are finding that our greatest support is each other.
please add my husband jim to your prayers.

Friday, May 28, 2010

this holiday weekend will be spent enjoying the gorgeous weather and beautiful roses. my guys and i don't really have plans for memorial day,but right just being home and quiet sounds very good to me.

maybe i'll play around a bit with my camera and try to get some more "reflected" shots!

i'll most definitely work on getting some more pieces done for the chateau de fluers!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

nick and i had a wonderful day at the mermaids mercantile,we love,love,love vending there! the place is beautiful and fun,the people are so nice,and lots of our family and friends come to visit us there. ;o) i met the lovely maija and her friend michelle and that was cool,i follow her blog and love to read about her artsy adventures. i was sorry later that i hadn't thought to take a photo of her and michelle,...maybe next time!
now i really need to get ready for the next show which is the "chateau de fluers" right here in fallbrook! rita and christie put on a great show and i'm soooo looking forward to it! hope to see you there!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

growing things

here at the small cozy home that i share with my family, we have growing things. i am constantly amazed by the things one can see in our tiny yard,things that are growing and things that are helping things to grow. the ladybugs have been oh so abundant this year and i am truly grateful,(no having to use nasty stuff to keep my roses aphid free).
my cecile brunner rose has been in bloom since february and shows no sign of stopping. it's sweet rose scent tickles at your nose whenever you stand on the porch. it is even sweeter to me since several years ago, the bareroot bush was a christmas gift from my husband.
these are my two most precious growing things! my son nick won't stop growing and i know my time with him is getting short since he will be 18 in just over a year and college will soon take up most of his time. shadow,(the cat who owns us),is now 5 years old,so her growing has stopped,although she does continue to round out a bit. i love this photo of shadow sniffing the roses while nick holds her.
to paraphrase,"stop a moment and take time to smell the roses"! i say,"try to not miss the opportunity of noticing something wonderful"!

Monday, May 10, 2010

show time!

in just a little less than 2 weeks it will be time for "the mermaid's mercantile"! nick and i love,love,love this show and all the women involved with it. come on down to see us and all the other talented women,you're bound to find some treasure that you can't live without. *giggles*

Friday, May 7, 2010

working away

i've been working away here! got another batch of the silk acorns almost done. i really enjoy making them and people seem to like them. i've also got a couple of the acorn pincushions ready to go.nick and i will be down at "the mermaid's mercantile" on the 23 of may. it's a week early this month because of the memorial day weekend. come down and see us,and check out the mermaids blog to see what fun things will be happening!