She's got plans! He's hard at work! And that is how the story goes! We are in the process of creating our backyard. Five years ago we finished Gnomeland which is our front yard and now the work has begun on the backyard. We are hoping to have it done by the fall season. My husband is laying the patio foundation and believe it or not we are going to have a stone patio table. It reminds me of the Flintstones. We never create anything close to normal because neither my husband and I fall into the category of NORMAL.We already have a wishing well however we are going to have a corner for elves to live. If the gnomes claim the front yard, the backyard shall house the elves and pixies...This little house reminds me so much of the houses my dad built in Once Upon a Fairyland.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Sometimes you move like a tornado and sometimes all you want to do is be peaceful and putter. That is how I've been spending my early morning hours. I've been yearning for more charm in my life so I added some whimsy candylites to my guest bathroom. I figure poodles and roses and candylites add charm.I adore Pinterest and I have a pinboard under "just do it" so I'm doing it, I'm transferring boxed goods into jar goods...
Friday, May 10, 2013
One of the joys in my life is working with seniors. Adding up all my years, I've realized I've loved working with them since my teens. My mom would haul me down to the local nursing home often, to visit, to play bingo with them and to craft. It's no wonder I've found myself in the role of an activity director. There is a fancy name for an activity director now...Life Enrichment Coordinator. But down at heart, I'm just a gal hanging out with a bunch of great senior people. Today's post is a show and tell from our Crafts with Purpose Class. I call it affectionately our Crafter-AFternoon. Last week we decorated journals. The initials you see are the initials of some of the residents children. I made the one in the middle "Believe"We have a beautiful flower garden (thanks to one of the residents) out on our back patio at the assisted living. We painted rocks for the garden.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
I have to tell you what happened to me this last week! I was feeling like I wanted to get out of the house and do something!I had been hanging around with some friends and we decided to go our separate ways, one friend went to the grocery store, one had to go home and take care of her mom who was ill and I decided to go to the thrift store!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Often on sunny shine days I take a walk in the neighborhood with the senior residents at my work. We have passed by this gate many times and just recently we were invited into the owners garden. Jasmine is a gardener who lives in a whimsical old cottage filled with charm. Jasmine is also an artist. She loves clay, metal and folk art. When I first saw her I connected with her immediately Her kind eyes were wise, her hands were not pretty but dirty, the dirt kind of dirty and I liked that about her. She welcomed us warmly.She did not lead us on our tour but rather she let us roam free. Through the garden gate she made, the beginning of her story. We passed her bay window and our eyes turned away quick. Right smack dab in the window was her clawfoot bathtub and healthy herbs and flowers surrounded the bathtub. We continued to the old swing, hanging from a apple tree and Peter the resident sat down for a swing. Considering he is 86 years old, the timing was perfect.
Side note! I am hoping my blogroll is showing once again. I have bought a great book on blogging and I'm trying hard to make my blog even better and more interesting to my readers. Bless you all...Jackie
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Good morning to you please meet Timble my Elf. I'm on my way this morning to far off places, far off and beyond the safety of Gnomeland. If you blink twice you can see my through the pink flower field on top of the fairy stump in Gnomeland (my front yard)I am on my way to the flower shop to visit some friends and perhaps buy a mushroom or two. The nursery says they deliver so I may add a new front door to my casa.
Hugs from me to you, Jackie (the girl with the curls)