Happy Memorial Day 2016!


I give a heart felt Salute of gratitude to
all veterans & troops past & present
for all they’ve sacrificed for us,
and for the security & liberty that
they continue to give to us.
I also give a special Salute of gratitude to
their families who sacrifice much more
heart & support for us than we realize.
Wishing everyone a Pleasant
& Safe Memorial Day!



Doe, Honeysuckle & Crafts

IMG_1829Looks like there’s going to be a new fawn in the neighborhood in the next few weeks. This doe and a young buck came strolling across our land. I wasn’t fast enough to get a good photo of the young buck, but I did manage to get this fairly good photo of the doe. She’s a really good size deer. I hope she’ll bring her baby by sometime. and I hope I can get photos of it.


IMG_1571Every time I step out of the door I’m greeted with the sweet aroma of honeysuckle. It’s really spread alot more this year than previous years. It must’ve been a perfect winter for it to flourish.


IMG_084900kI’m trying to make a project using these colors, but so far I have had to salvage two attempts. Sooo, maybe it’ll be 3-times-charm and I’ll actually get my project finished and can share it here soon.


2014-memdayHave you ever finished a craft and as you look at it, you feel like something’s missing.That’s what happened to me with my Memorial day wreath. I like it and thought it was finished. I displayed on my wall and on my blog, but something about it bugged me.
Well, today as I was getting some supplies together for another craft, I had one of those ‘Aha!’ moments and it clicked what was missing on the wreath… it needed gold trim around the roses to make them stand out more.
It alot of work, but I got the trim on.
I updated the photo in the sidebar and the original post .
I’m much happier with it now. I hope it looks better. 🙂


This is all for me at the moment.

Wishing you all a great rest of the week!





Happy Memorial Day Weekend 2014!

memdy52608Wishing everyone a Safe & Pleasant
Memorial Day weekend!


As a small gift from me to you to celebrate this special long
weekend, here’s a couple of my coloring pictures.
I hope you’ll print these off for a child or children to color.

Before you print this picture off:
Click on the image to open it in it’s own window.
At the top of your browser on the far left hand side choose ‘File’, then choose ‘Print Preview’
At the top of the print preview page is an option for ‘portrait’ or ‘landscape’
Try both and choose the one that fits the picture to the page best.
Then print the picture off.




Memorial Day Wreath


2014-memdayI made this wreath in honor of our Military for Memorial Day.
It’s a small but sincere effort on my part to show my appreciation to the troops past & present and their families for all they’ve given and still give for us. Their sacrifices are great.

Using polymer clay, I sculpted one rose for each month of the year and the pearl centers are for the tears shed for the troops continual sacrifices 12 months a year.

The wreath base is made from newspapers and covered in camouflage fabric. I covered the base with blocks made on a cardboard loom using camouflage yarn.

Here’s wishing you all an awesome week.

Here’s why I’m making a ‘Wreath of the Month’ for every month of 2014.