Monday, December 26, 2011

Making Cards

This Christmas season, I have taken to making some greeting cards using Asian Fabrics.  Here are some of those designs:

Saturday, December 3, 2011

New Candy Bar Cake for Cecilia

Cecilia retired Friday.  She was one of my co-workers.
I wish her the joy, rest, good times, and continued blessings on the road ahead.  Here are photos of the candy bar cake I created for her:


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Candy Cake

I made this candy cake for a raffle at work to benefit an ex-co-worker with level 4 breast cancer.  One of the supervisors gave me money to buy the candy.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Rainy Day

It is pouring rain here today.  We've had some major thunder and lightning exhibitions lately.  Today, I woke up late, turned off the air conditioner and opened both of my windows that open. Then I watered my 2 tiny plants and found a red lady bug on one of the containers.  What a welcome surprise!
I did not realize until much later that I was missing calling Mom.  I used to call her every Sunday afternoon.  She has been gone now since 2008.  I had started back to college to finish my degree and was making A's.  It's funny about weather and how it can bring back cherished memories.

I have also been working on some greeting cards for friends.  This one is for an upcoming swap:

Friday, July 15, 2011

I made this Betty Boop Candy Cake for one of my co-workers who was changing jobs.  She rode the bus to work every day and had heard about an available position with the state.  She applied and was hired.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Country Living

I wrote this poem in 2006 and submitted it to a poetry contest online.  I won a place in a book of poems later that year, but never purchased the book.  The poem reminds me of small town country living and my hometown. ( click on photo to enlarge)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Field Workers

Do you think it is going to be a cold winter?  There are so many bumble bees covering a neighborhood bush, I hated to get too close to it.  These are three of the photos that I took today.  The bush itself is covered with giant pink clusters of smaller pink blossoms.  In many clusters there are as many bumble bees as there are tiny flowers.  In the past I have had allergic reactions to bee stings so I did not want to test out my vulnerability with bumble bees.
 I dared get close enough to the bee for this photo.
Cropped Photo for Close-up of the Bumble Bee
Original Photo
 The Following is a Pencil Sketch of the previous photo.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring Flowers

I love to take pictures of flowers.
It was pouring rain today, but I was able to get these photos.

My Mother loved flowers & always had gorgeous gardens.  Apartment living has its drawbacks, but I am glad to find local plants in gardens and yards to film.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sympathy Cards-Different Realities

A dear friend of mine lost her husband this week to the effects of Parkinson's disease.  Unlike others I have known, this man stayed gentle and kind to the very end.  When I attended his funeral, his children shared the many aspects of their father.  The funeral was more like a celebration of his life and accomplishments than any other event.  The manager of my job knows one of this man's sons and has only glowing words to tell of him.

This  first card is the sympathy card I gave his grieving widow, my friend.

This second card I gave my friends who have been friends of this man and his widow for over 45 years.  Although they live in another state, they came to stay with my dear friend and to help care for her husband throughout the worst days of his illness.

Both of these families believe in the risen power of Jesus Christ and that the husband has gone home to be with his best friends and loved ones in a heavenly realm.

The inside verse thanks the second couple for their level of love unbound by measures and cords in showing true love for a friend, now gone.  And wishes them condolences for the loss of their friend.