Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday's Quotes

When you dance,
your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It's to enjoy each step along the way.
~Wayne Dyer
May he rest in peace.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Happy Birthday, Tasha

Tasha Tudor, one of my favorite illustrators of children's books,
would have been 100 today.
Happy Birthday in remembrance of the few minutes
in time that I got to stand and visit with you.

Seeing Tasha making dipped candles brings
back many memories of all the years I made hand dipped candles
I love how she lived making so many things for her home.

Happy Birthday, Tasha Tudor!
Photo scanned from Tasha Tudor's Heirloom Crafts book.

Happy Weekend, dear friends.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Just Because

Did you know today was "Just Because" day?
Me either.
So "Just Because" I am sharing what I wake up to everyday.
I just love these silhouettes of leisure days, of days gone-by.
Some are painted on the glass and some are paper cuts.
They do make me smile.

The email I got in the mail today telling me it was "Just Because" day
said to share a random act of kindness "Just Because".
Do you think my neighbors want more plums, just because?
Now I am thinking, who knows where that will take me.
Go out and share "Just Because".

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Joey Sighting

A Joey sighting.
He even posed just for you.
No hat or costume.

Joey often follows me around, especially in the mornings.
This is my common view with my morning tea.
Right at this moment he is sitting nearby watching
for squirrels, birds, and one black cat.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

"The Chair"

"The Chair" as we have called it for a very long time,
over 30 years in fact, was found at an estate sale.
I fell in love with the shape and just knew it could be
brought to it's glory.
Over the years it has lived with my daughter and son in a house
they rented full of cats.
Most of all it sat in our garage waiting to be rejuvenated
while moths and other vermin attacked it.
The bottom was falling to the ground, the springs were sprung,
as you can see it was a mess.
Finally it's day has come.
Ta Da!
 "The Chair" in it's new life.
 The texture of the fabric.
Over the 30+ years I had so many ideas for it,
but in the end something simple I could dress in many colors.
The chair is happy!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday's Quotes

Logic will take you from A to B;
Imagination will take you everywhere.

While I was away yesterday sipping tea with friends
 the littlest in the family decided there would 
be a tea party for the fairies.
While no one was looking he found my fairy tea set 
and off he went right here to serve tea to the fairy people.
There were teacups sitting on the ground and a donut
on the roof.  Now two desserts must certainly
have been nibbled by those fairies for they are no
where to be found.  What a tea party that must
have been. 

Oh the places imagination can take us!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Goodnight Sleeptight

The Blue Moon on July 31st.
Did your mother ever say:
Good night, Sleep tight
Don't let the bed bugs bite
If they do, bite them in two.
That's the way the monkey's do.

My mother always said that, such fond memories of words spoken.

I live near the Columbia River, so it wasn't much of a journey to venture
out on a full moon evening in summer to take photos of the moon.
Walking back to my car I snapped this photo and actually ended up
liking it better than the moon.
Would you like spending your nights under the light of the moon
in a houseboat on the river?
I wonder if the gentle lap of the water nearby would lull us to sleep.
Would it be a gentle ride or wild on a stormy night?
Sometimes I dream of nights such as these floating on the river.

But for now I will say, have a dear, sweet night of sleep.
Good night and Sleep tight.

Happy weekend, dear friends.