Saturday, February 27, 2010


The Miracle of Family

There's a "miracle" called Family
That dwells within the heart
And you don't know how it happens
Or when it gets its start
But the happiness it brings you
Always gives a special lift,
And you realize that family...
Is God's very precious gift!!

~Author Unknown~

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


I got my old paints out and made some shamrocks
to hang in my windows. As you can see my
table was over run with paints, brushes, paper towels,
etc. what a mess. I used an old pattern I had left from
my craft days. I cut out the shamrocks from green
construction paper then painted the design with acrylic
paint. Below is a picture of the finished project. They
are painted on both sides.

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Lake near where we live.
I had to get a picture of the sky with the jet

We had some visitors. The geese came from the
other end of the lake to where we were but they
stayed across the lake from where we were eating.

I do not know what type tree this is but it looked
old and a little scary. Same tree.

Hugh cedar tree.
We have had three days of beautiful weather. Today
my husband and I went on a picnic. As you can see
from the photos we had a nice day. The lake is close
to where we live so we gathered up our food and off
we went. Hope where you are it is starting to warm
up and spring is in the air.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
But today is a gift
That's why they call it the present.
Time is too slow for those who wait.
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice.
But for those who love,
Time is eternity.
~Author Unknown~

Wishing everyone a blessed
and loving day. Madeline

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


I had a very nice Valentine's Day. Pictured
above is the lovely bouquet my husband gave
me and he also took me out for breakfast. Hope
all of you had a great day also.

Monday, February 15, 2010


My youngest grandson, Bryce, is
celebrating his Fourth birthday today.
May he have a fun filled day with
lots of surprises. Love You

Sunday, February 14, 2010


Essential Valentine

On Valentine's Day we think about those
matchless people who give extra meaning
to our lives -- the very special few.

Without them, skies would turn to gray;
things wouldn't be the same;
life wouldn't be as colorful;
it would be a duller game.

And when I conteplate that group -- friends
and family who are mine, I appreciate and
treasure you; you're essential, valentine.

~Joanna Fuchs~

Saturday, February 13, 2010


This is a picture of the start of the snowy day
we had yesterday.
This is the after the snow stopped in the afternoon.

We only got 3 inches but it was enough for the
kids to have fun playing in it.

Our front yard showing the snow and more of
my valentine decorations.

Front porch with my little bird house all covered
with snow.

We always turn the bowls of our bird baths upside
down in the winter so they do not freeze and break.
I thought this was a cute picture. It looks like my
figurines are under an umbrella.

You can just see our neighbors house that lives
behind us.

Another view of our front yard.

This was taken in the late afternoon. I love the
sun set. I remember my mother saying red clouds
at night sailors delight. I hope I have not bored
you with all the pictures but it so seldom we get
enough snow to talk about. The sun is shinning
this morning so I know it will be gone soon only
to be a memory once again.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


My valentine bunny my daughter, Deann, made
for me. I have had it for some time now.
My valentine tree.

Gold wire napkin holder. Wood craft hearts
on stand I painted many years ago. This is my stuffed valentine bee that plays the
song You Made Me Love You. These are just
a few of my valentine decorations I thought I'd
share with you.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Another pair of pillowcases done. These are the
ones my daughter, Debra gave me for Christmas.
I did learn a new stitch with these (fish bone) it makes
the leaves look like they have a vein in the center.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Love has hands to help others.
It has feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
This is what love looks like.
~St. Augustine~

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


"Away in a meadow all covered
with snow the little old groundhog
looks for his shadow. The clouds
in the sky determine our fate if
winter will leave us all early or late."
~Don Halley~

Monday, February 1, 2010


' "Freezing cold winds, biting chills, and
white snow fluffed hills.
Valentines day, oh how gay! Presidents'
day is coming our way.
February, sweet and small, greatest
month of all"
~Eric Lies~