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Earth Day Celebration!

Finally it Bloomed!

02 The Rain, the Park and Other Things

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It’s Earth Day, and like a cute little curtsy greeting in this very important Earth Day, I was awakened to pretty little blooms from my Flowering Quince bush! It’s a blushing color, a soft and delicate shade of coral! I just love this little bush! It’s right off my patio, so I can sit next to and enjoy during it’s way too short bloom time! I like to put flowering bushes where I can easily enjoy them!

And while you are enjoying gazing at this beautiful bloom, I hope you take a moment to hear the happy little song that I have included. I do LOVE that song!

Enjoy the rest of this special day and enjoy the wonders that our Earth brings to us each and every day!

As you all know by now, I feel nature is rejuvenating! A walk along the pond or sitting and watching the birds or enjoying all the blooms that spring presents to us….how could anyone feel anything but balanced!

I also enjoy what this good Earth brings to us naturally in the form of rocks and gemstones! I have always loved rocks. I love searching for the prettiest colors, shapes and a stone with a story….one with real natural character! I think I love collecting rocks and gemstones as much as making jewelry with them. Take a look at my little shop to see some of the lovely NATURAL organic jewelry and gifts

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Until next time….

Love and Peace

Linda

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Another Beautiful Morning!

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todays flower buds

13 A Beautiful Morning Click to download the music and enjoy!

It’s just another beautiful day today! As I lay in bed this morning, I told myself I would regret if I did not rise up and walk around outside with Savanah and check out the new blooms! That’s one thing so sweet about Savannah, she’s always ready and willing to take a walk with me! So finally, we lifted our bodies up, eyes still heavy and sleepy, and unfortunately had to search for the glasses to see how late I overslept. Hmm, not too bad, after all, it is a Sunday….and we should kick back once in awhile!

We need days like these! Days like these miraculously lift the spirit and spring clean the dreary feelings left inside!  And that’s exactly what this short little jaunt in the yard did! It made me happy!

I was hopeful my Flowering Quince would have bloomed this morning, but it is still in bud form. The lilac blooms are still budding, along with the Crab Apple Trees and the other perennials and flowering trees around! But, it’s still glorious out there with the little color that is available to enjoy! The pond is really sparkly this morning and the sun so bright on my sleepy eyes it was a bit blinding! But it felt good to soak up the sun!

So, little flowers and little buds today, that’s what I’m sharing with you…Pink Bleeding Hearts, The Flowering Quince Buds, White Bleeding Hearts, and yes, still enjoying the Magnolia buds and flowers!

I need to sit on the porch with a morning cup of coffee and feel the cool wind and the warm bright sun and enjoy the morning! I already feel outdoorsy :o) as I have my mocassins on…original Minnetonka ones I had to get on our last camping trip to Copper Harbor, ohhh how I love that place!  So, lets all get off the computer RIGHT NOW and go outside and enjoy the simple pleasures we are blessed with….before you know it the WONDERFUL spring blooms and the chilly sunny mornings will be gone and we will be welcoming in another season!

And later, when the casual coffee time outside is over, and you’re browsing the web….then it’s time to check out my Etsy shop. It’s so pretty, so many nice things, and, I’ve been very inspired lately and have added many items to my shop! I have a lot more to add…but, I have to enjoy the morning right now!

Love and Peace,

Linda

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Baze!

06 Duet (Click to enjoy)

I woke up to a vision….then a thought…Baze! OMG!

If you knew me you would know that this is both highly unusual but terribly typical! I’m not much of a TV person, in fact, I never turn it on! The last few months, my evenings have changed quite a bit! And so, watching tv is a  bit more typical. I must say, I’m enjoying the change in my lonely routine :o)!

So, there are two shows Mike and I sit and watch together…Life Unexpected and The Mentalist!

I was doing some of my Etsy work when I received my first text….it’s 7:03….it’s Sarah. How could I forget it, Sarah, Maureen and I talked about it all day! Well, I had to reply STOP! I don’t have the TV on! Mike wasn’t home and I got sidetracked and didn’t have the tube on! In fact, there are so many remote controls, it makes my head spin and my preference is music anyway! Music everywhere, the iPhone or iPod and then I’m happy! Then the next text after the show, poor Baze! I had to text again to Maureen, NO MORE, I haven’t seen it!

So, after dinner, we sat down and watched LIfe Expected together. Yes, it’s a predictable story line, but I love the darn show! And now, I’m dreaming about it! I mean who can’t relate to a heartache!

Well, I have to go to work! Enjoy your day and visit me this week on Etsy. I didn’t get my photography done last night because of the show! But, I have tons of new items to list….a little bit every night hopefully!

Till next time…Love and Peace

Linda

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My Favorite Little Girl!

I Love My DogAnimal Assisted Therapy(Click to download and enjoy the music while you read my blog! Cat Stevens/Yusuf one of my favorite artists!)

We live right next to Hooved Animal Human Society. It’s a non profit organization that rehabilitates abused and rescued horses. So, they had a fund raiser one day and we decided it would be a fun thing to bring Jaden to! Jaden is our WONDERFUL little grandson! So, he loved it and we had a great time. So, we had one more place to look….let’s go in the barn and see what’s going on! In we walked and we see Collie Rescue!

I couldn’t believe my eyes, I saw the most beautiful collie ever! The year before we camped next to a couple who had two beautiful tri-color collies, and before that, it had been years since I saw one. Growing up, the farmer next to our family had a collie for a pet, and of course there were Lassie memories. Well, I fell in love with that beautiful collie! We had been talking about getting a dog, and what nicer way than one that needs a home! So, we filled out adoption papers and went home to see if they would indeed have one for us!

So we went home and talked a bit about bringing a dog into our family again. Mike of course tried to reason with me, although it was his initial thought that I needed a dog to keep me company when the nights were lonely and I was alone! He made sure to remind me it was all the things I didn’t want, a big dog and hair to name a couple of thoughts! Of course I immediately dismissed the practical side of those reasons and immediately justified it with the comment, but it’s Lassie!

Well, a short time after that, we were visiting the foster home that Savannah was staying at until she had a permanent home to go to. She was super quiet and of course just beautiful and we thought she liked us! The next step, we had to pass a home inspection and her foster parents had to approve of our home and her environment she’d be living in! So, a couple weeks later, in came Savannah to visit. We were all ready for her, new dishes and beds and so curious to see how she would be! Our shy little girl liked her new home! We couldn’t officially adopt her for one month, just to make sure she was a good fit in our family!

Instantly I knew I was blessed with a little angel dog! She followed me everywhere! Sat by my side, slept on my side of the bed and oh, she gave me so much love! I told Mike that I felt like an angel brought her to me, I couldn’t believe how sweet she was. I knew she could make anyone feel better!

Mike came home one day with a clip out of the newspaper. A hospital about an hour from our home wanted to bring a new type of therapy to their hospital…an Animal Assisted Therapy program. The Team would be the animal and their trainer. The team would go room to room to visit the patients. So, immediately I knew that Savannah was the right candidate!

The inspection and qualifications of the team were pretty tough! To be awarded this position in the hospital required strict training and certification. The first group had over 45 applicants, and out of all those interested, 14 of us were approved and awarded this honorable position.

The program is a success and now dogs visit patients on every floor. I immensely enjoyed the time that Savannah and I were a team there!

There are many books available on the subject! I couldn’t get my hands on enough reading material! A nice subject to read about!

I wish that  you could visit with my girl in person! We just love her!

Love and Peace

Linda

 

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I’m Just So Excited!

My New Pendant!

2-03-im-so-excited1Click to download music and enjoy the song while reading my blog today!

So yesterday as I was driving into work, I started planning my day….what I’m doing at work, and how ’bout dinner, and do I really want to exercise tonight, and oh, I really feel like doing my pendant tonight! So, the day progressed and my plan was set! Stop by my new favorite don’t feel like cooking place (Panda Express), right on the way home from work. For fast food, it’s really, good! And, no dishes and no exercise and workshop, here I come!

Mike couldn’t wait to have a workbench downstairs, so he got a beautiful bench! Well, it started out, his workbench was built and soon filled with clock parts and all the things he wants to putter with! Then,  I moved my jewelry bench in there (how fun, we can work on things together).  Mine was a small art table that I used to work on in one of the bedrooms. And I moved my little cabinet  with drawers in there to to brighten up the place, not much for dreary!  My little cabinet has heart boxes, cute little framed quotes (“let all that you do be done in love”, “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Dream, Today is what counts”) and a cute Grinch ornament….to cute to put away,  and E-T nightlight, a teeny little box filled with worry dolls from my daughter, and I’m sure a few more things too! Well, my gemstone collection grew, my interest in my craft expanded, Mike bought me more tools and well I now have 4 workbenches in Mikes workshop! tee hee hee!

So, back to yesterday! Dinner was through,  Mike was sitting in his favorite chair, feet up, browsing on his MacBook and I retreated to the workshop. I got all the necessary tools out, and then the gemstones! That’s when it all happened. I placed the first gemstone in the bezel, ran out to the family room, oh Mike look! I get so excited! I must admit, I can’t stay seated long without expressing myself! But, eventually I finished. I was SO EXCITED! So, first I made a leather necklace, no, didn’t work, I thought for sure it would, but no! Then, the sterling silver snake chain, perfect!

So, I picked a pretty little jewelry case, packed up my pendant and protected it with nice soft cotton pads, and placed it in my workbag. The girls at work, are quite supportive and interested in what I’m doing. So, of course I showed the girls at work today. Then I thought, hmmm, I want to show all of you this. It’s not often I make myself something first, but the first three metalsmithing projects I have done, I have kept myself! I always like to perfect things a little bit before I offer them to others. So, pretty soon, I will be adding pieces that I will post in my Etsy shop!

So, this has been fun making and just a taste of so many things I’m dreaming up in my head that I am SO EXCITED ABOUT!

ABOUT THE PENDANT: The pendant’s gemstones are: the large cabochon is a Ruby Zoisite,  (Ruby Zoisite is said to amplify the entire energy field of the body, which helps us to realize and reach our potential) and the two small cabochons are round Rubies!  I set the gemstones in a high walled bezel in a thick piece of sterling. I soldered the two pieces together with thick sterling bent wire. To add some interest to the bottom gemstone piece, I curled the bottom of the sterling. I love the results. Do you? Let me know your thoughts!

So, visit my Etsy shop and look at some of my other creations.

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Enjoy your evening and see you next time!

Love and Peace!

Linda

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A Brand New Day!

05-brand-new-day(click to hear the music, it will download and you can enjoy listening to while you read this post!) It’s early in the morning and still very quiet in the house! Not too early as I like to take my days off of work a little slow. Rise Naturally! This morning, I was awakened by the raindrops –  softly tapping on the roof and windows. The light was soft and hazy, peeking thru my bedroom window. And, as usual I lay and think of the things I would like to do today. The thoughts roll over and are revised in my mind. OK, so now I’m up with a cup of coffee and a notebook. I want to enjoy the soft light so, I decided the living room, on my sofa with my favorite pillow is where I shall write this morning!

It’s the day before Easter. Thoughts of years earlier and Easter baskets and colored eggs and blooming flowers….all collage in my mind. In Illinois, one never knows if the flowers will be in attendance for Easter or the snow will still be on the ground. I’m happy to say, the weather was glorious this week, so flowers it is! It felt perfect driving with the windows down, the music on, and the sun shining. Spring has SPRUNG! So along with the beautiful weather comes the rich rewards this good earth brings to us! FLOWERS! Not too many blooming, but enough to instill in me hope for a brighter tomorrow! Spring does that to me. Things always seem more cheerful when the flowers are in bloom. Something new happens miraculously all on it’s own, each and everyday! Perennial flowers, flowering bushes and trees are my favorite. Just when you thought you couldn’t take another moment more of winter, a little tiny bit of color overnight pops up to show the world it’s beauty! The daffodils, how I love them….dressed up like little Easter bonnets. Crocus, purple ones are my favorite and the magnolias-all that blooming commotion is going on right now. My neighbors white star mognolias are the first magnolias that I see blooming so far! My Crabapple trees and Rhododendrums are still a bit sleepy, not yet ready to show their colors. As, I walked around my home yesterday, absorbing and observing-my calculation, a week of warm weather and the blooming will begin! I already see the bleeding hearts up about 4 inches, the poppies have a nice crown of leaves already bursting, and the Clematis is getting anxious too!

Well even with the haze and rain, I hear the birds anxious to begin their day – perhaps I should too! I feel like the days go waayyyy tooo fast! Perhaps age does that to me, or perhaps just wanted to hold onto early spring and it’s magic.

Everyone have a wonderful holiday! Enjoy the early blooms and look forward to more flowers ahead!

Love and Peace,
Linda

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Hello world!

15 Hello Old FriendHello! I have wanted a blog for a long time! But, where do I start! So much to say, so little time!

In time you can find out a bit about me, my creations, maybe my life, whatever seems to hit me at the moment. Sometimes I can say a lot, others times I’m pretty quiet! But for today, I will start simple!

HI! Welcome to my blog! Until I really understand all about blogging,  you will find some things interesting about me and my creative side at my little shop that I love oh so much!

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Thanks for visiting me!

♥ Love and Peace  ♥

Linda

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