Thursday, October 30, 2008

Missy Piglet ....

.... says a sincere thank you to all who have left such lovely comments on Bless This Mess!

Cause enough to do a jig! Don't you think?!?!?
Missy Piglet says goodnight and have sweet dreams and she looks forward to surfing blogland tomorrow and admiring all the wonderful art that has been produced while she's been in lala land.


Sunday, October 26, 2008

It's .......

.... awfully quiet in blogland tonight!

Soooooo, I thought a little smile, maybe a chuckle to start the new week would be in order!?!?!?!?!

Two brooms were hanging in the closet and after a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.

One broom was, of course, the bride broom, the other the groom broom.

The bride broom looked very beautiful in her white dress. The groom broom was handsome and suave in his tuxedo.

The wedding was lovely.

After the wedding, at the wedding dinner, the bride-broom leaned over and said to the groom-broom, "I think I am going to have a little whisk broom!"

"IMPOSSIBLE !" said the groom broom.

Are you ready for this?

....Brace yourself; this is going to hurt!!!!!!....


Oh for goodness sake... Laugh, or at least groan.
Life's too short not to enjoy... Even these silly....little cute............. And clean jokes!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sounds to me like she's ......been .....sweeping around!!!

Why two images, you ask!
I don't have a clue and I couldn't make the second 'pair' of rabbits disappear!
No amount of magic wand waving helped!
So, please enjoy them twice LOL!
To all those who celebrate Halloween, have a 'spooktacular' week! and to others who don't (like me) have a spectacular week!
Thank you so much to all who have left such lovely comments. I do appreciate them!
Hugs to all

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Celebrate the open heart ...

and the beauty and mystery that surround us with The Heron Dance Book of Love and Gratitude. Now through October 29th, Heron Dance is offering the hardcover version of this popular book for just $19.95 (regularly $23.95).
Living with love and gratitude is at the center of a well-lived life. This enduring compilation of art and words, printed on 100% post-consumer recycled paper, is a beautiful source of inspiration and comfort for anyone interested in the gentle art of life.

The things that matter most in our lives are not fantastic or grand. They are moments when we touch one another, when we are there in the most attentive or caring way. This simple and profound intimacy is the love that we all long for. These moments of touching and being touched can become a foundation for a path with heart, and they take place in the most immediate and direct way. Mother Teresa put it like this: “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”
– Jack Kornfield from A Path with Heart; excerpted in Love and Gratitude

I can't even begin to put this in my own words!
Hugs to all

Oh My ……

….. it’s nearly Friday again. Where has this week gone? In fact, where has this year gone?

Here’s my arch, in response to the challenge over at Linda and Rosie!

I used Making Memories Fabric Swatches for the background and the backing of the image, which I then ‘sewed’ using a ‘blingy thread’ LOL (I couldn’t sew a hanky, even if I tried) The edging is a velveteen ribbon and little silk flowers to top it off.

Yes, I know, the photo is not the greatest!

Hugs to all and thanks so much for all the lovely comments.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

It's in ....

... the Can! It's Canned! It's not Baked Beans ....It's my altered Can!
Thanks Linda and Rosie this was quite something!

I slapped two coats of acrylic paint onto a piece of callico and stamped and then coloured bits and pieces with Faber-Castell Colouring Pens and then added ric rac and some prima flowers!
Don't look tooooo closely, because then you will see that I smudged the stamp but then, in the words of Eugene Delacroix ....
The artist who aims at perfection in everything, achieves it in nothing.
This was fun and something different!
Hugs to all and thank you so much for your lovely comments!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Webster's Pages

How stunning is this collection?!?!?!?! and it's a give-away over here
Every part of this collection is absolutely F A N T A B U L O U S !
Follow the instructions and you're in with a chance of receiving this fabulous collection!
Take care everyone!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Just Living ....

..... is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower!
H C Andersen

So here's a sunshine Daffodil for you!

Have fun this week and just enjoy!




Sunday, October 12, 2008

May your ...

..... week be filled with gratitude, joy and peace!

Enjoy and appreciate another of Rod's beautiful watercolour paintings!
Love and hugs to all

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Breast Cancer ...

....Awareness Month. My Precious Friend Cookie is having a give-away (one of her delightful and gorgeous drawings) to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please hop on over to read all the details. This is such a worthwhile cause.

and then I was .....

by Jaqi

Five random facts about me:-
1. I don't wear dresses. Much more comfortable in jeans and a t-shirt.
2. I eat chocolate very very very seldom and gave up coffee a looooong time ago (had to, I was on 15 cups a day)
3. Just love quiet at home weekends with my family.
4. I am a dedicated hoarder (still have our first grocery list and till slip from 33 yrs ago)
5. I say thank you everyday for my family and my friends.

... and now I would like to tag the following lovely ladies ...


Thank you for stopping by and your much appreciated comments.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


..... thank you so much for your wonderful comments....
... they really have lifted my spirits. Heaven knows, at the moment I need all encouragement !
Hugs and love to all

My ...

........ take on the challenge over at Linda and Rosie! Being the first attempt there's loads of room for improvement and more experimentation LOL but it was fun!

Thank you for all the great comments and encouragement!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Happy Spring ..

... to all in the Southern Hemisphere...
... just a little card, playing with decoupage and quilling. It's not the greatest scan, but it's the thought that counts, hey!
Thank you to all who have left great comments and encouragement. Here's wishing you all a wonderful, fantastic and fulfilling week!
Love and hugs