Saturday, September 23, 2017


Hello Friends,

I will have to say this was the hottest FALL day I can remember, since yesterday was the first day of Fall!  I think it has been hot in most states, but here it was in the low 90's and even though it is almost 8:30pm it is still 82 outside.  Whoa!  I will miss these temps when it is 32 degree outside!  But I will never complain because I have good air conditioning and electricity, that I know many people don't have.  I am thinking of all the Islands especially that have no electricity.  Let's keep praying for them to be able to restore their power quicker than they think.

Got up early this morning for the grandkids soccer games.  Since Joan's church has a women's breakfast planned this morning, I helped out with the kids at the soccer field.  It was lots of fun, and again, I had brought 3 umbrellas which helped tremendously shield myself and some others from the hot sun.  And I still managed to get a sunburn!

I brought two of my granddaughters home with me for the day.  While they were playing video games or playing with toys I was working on my art at the dining room table.  Here is what I accomplished today.



Art Junk Journal

How I do my personal daily journal pages and then write out my days activities.

Finally, a plate of God's perfect art and creation!  It was YUMMY!

How was your day today?  Hot?  Any art for you today?  Reading?  Visiting?  Cleaning?  Hope to hear from you my Friends!  

Friday, September 22, 2017


Happy Friday Friends!

Another quiet day today, but I did get some art play in.  One of my favorite things is to machine stitch paper to paper and paper to fabric.  Recently my 'new' sewing machine hasn't worked well in the bobbin, but today I somehow managed to get it to work, and I was able to sew paper again.  I really like this look.  Here are my two art projects today.  One was an ATC/art trading card and the other 8.5x11inch.

ATC called Thankful

I added paint and markers to different parts of the picture 
besides sewing the cat to card stock, and the title.
I thing this new cat has taken over!  LOL

Tonight we went out to eat with some friends, and had good company and a delicious pizza!  Always nice to have an evening out with my Honey!

Well, I've got soccer tomorrow, and hopefully some more art!  Thanks for following the blog, and for all your kind comments!  How was your day today?  I love hearing from each of you!  

Thursday, September 21, 2017


Hello Friends!

It has been a quiet day for the most part, with several nice phone calls, and loads of gluing and painting art play!  I think I needed a 'down' day, and I know Kendell did.  I could not even get her to go outside in the morning, or even out of bed.  This is not like her at all.  Usually she jumps right up when I get up and wants right out.  Two hours after I had gotten up I had to force her to get up and go out.  I think all our running around and the heat had gotten to her.  She would just look at me like, "Leave me alone mom, I'm tired"!  Reminded me of a teenager on a Saturday morning!  LOL

Other than loads of dishes today, art is about all I did, and watching You Tube videos.  So I'll just post the pictures, and that is about my entire day!

How was your day today?  Hope you are doing well, and had a good day!

Good Night Friends!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Hope all is well with you my friends!

This has been a busy, but good day!  First I had my Book Club this morning.  Every other Wednesday a group of us ladies get together to discuss the current book we are all reading.  I love these ladies, and this special time with dear friends!

After book club I did a little shopping and then home to meet with my daughter and granddaughter for some Doc Martin time together!  My daughter was putting together a crocheted baby afghan for a friend's new granddaughter.

This evening Don and I went to our youngest granddaughter's soccer game!  The way she plays at the age of 4 will be stories to tell her when she is older!  LOL  She runs in the opposite directions, holds hands with other team players, plays on the field next to the one she is suppose to be playing on, and the best is she picks the dandelions and clovers!!!  LOL  There are several 'real' natural soccer players, but she is not one of them!  Too cute!

Today in the mail, I got a precious new book that my friend BG wrote for her granddaughter Breezy and is for sale on Amazon!  

Upon receiving the book, my daughter read the entire book to her daughter and me while we all sat on the couch.  It is also an activity book, besides a book about Breezy making cupcakes for her school.  We all just loved the book, but my granddaughter loved the picture mazes!  She followed the mazes with her little finger, and when we tried to keep turning the pages she wanted to go back and follow the we helped her find her way out of them!  It was fun!

Here is where you can find it on Amazon if you want a copy for someone special.  It also has lots of baking information....and even pages for writing your own baking recipes!

BG also recently wrote a very precious poem for myself and some other friends....Here is her poem!
Thank you BG for all the sweet things you do and say as my life long friend!  I also thank you for all your prayers for each and every need we've shared in our prayer circle!  God bless you my dear Friend!

No real art today.  Just half an ATC which I hope to maybe finish tomorrow and share with you then.  

Keep Smiling!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Hello Dear Friends,

Another day the LORD has made, and I am happy in it.  I truly am, but I also spend a lot of time lifting my heart up to the LORD with the needs and sufferings of so many, both personal friends and family, and the things going on in the world.  Today, I am praying for those affect by this hurricane Maria, and those in Mexico having to deal with this huge earthquake that stuck this afternoon.  Just want to encourage you to also pray for the burdens on your heart today!  The LORD hears all prayers!

Today my daughter Joan and her youngest spent the morning and afternoon with me.  I always enjoy our time together.  Joan and I worked on our art together, and I fixed spaghetti for lunch.  Joan had a slice of her dad's latest cheesecake masterpiece!  He has become a cheesecake baker with outstandingly delicious results!  This latest cheesecake is my favorite because it is so creamy.   He has also made the best coffee cheesecake.

Here is my two collage pages I made today.  They aren't the best pictures or angles, but didn't realize that until I downloaded the pictures.  I am very happy with them though.

The pencil in the picture is actually a picture!

Here is Don with his coffee cheese cake and the latest cheesecake.

Tonight we went to our oldest granddaughter's soccer game.  It rained on us a little bit, but not too bad with umbrellas.  We both enjoy going to these soccer games so much! 

Well, tonight is a short post.  I have Book Club in the morning.  Will see you tomorrow then!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Hi Friends,
I have decided I will not blog on Sundays, and then catch up on Mondays.  Saturday's blog was so full I decided to save some until now!

Saturday my oldest daughter Donna ran in a half marathon for the first time.  I am so proud of her accomplishment, especially since just 3 weeks before she had fallen and sprain her ankle very badly, and had to pray it would heal in time for the marathon.  I saw her ankle today and it is still puffy but I hope it starts to go down soon.  Also, during the marathon she had 4 blackouts where her vision went, and she almost quit which would have been very understandable.  But she decided she was determined to finish and she did in a very good time.  Out of 1,995 runners in her gender category, she finished 784th!!!  That is Great work Donna!  So proud of you!!!  FYI....Donna completed a full marathon in 2011 I believe, (long with my other daughter and son) and this was her goal of doing a half marathon....her last!!!  LOL

 Lisa and Donna

The sign says RUN not Rum!

Trust me, this was a good picture!  
Once the bruising and injury set in it was not pretty!
So you can see she overcame a lot to run in the 1/2 Marathon Saturday!

Yesterday, Sunday was church.  Our church has been doing a very extensive renovation in it's Sanctuary.  They closed the Sanctuary in June and yesterday was the 1st service in the newly remodeled Sanctuary.  It was so pretty!  The pews had been in need of reupholstering for a long time, and new carpet, and many other things including new sound equipment.  Don plays in the praise Band and he was very happy with it!

This was warm up before the service.

Don has recently started a new work schedule where he gets some weekends off, which we are thrilled with since we haven't had weekends for almost 7 years!  So we went out to lunch and also got to watched our football team, the Cleveland Browns lose!  Boo!  We had delicious fish and chips and coleslaw which was Cod fish.

This screen was right in front of our booth!
Sure hope they have a better season than it is starting out!

Sunday evening we were both yawning a lot, so we took Kendell for a short walk.  Half way down the street my neck and shoulders were in spasms.  Isn't that a funny reaction to being out of shape?!!  I hope to take a short walk daily until I can walk without this happening.  A lady we passed who was probably older than we are, and we commented on the yard work she was doing.  She said it was a better work out than going to the gym!  We liked her attitude!  

Today, Monday was full.  I left at 8:30am to go pick Donna up to go to our aunt's house which we go to every other Monday.  Aunt Mary has my two daughters, myself and any of the kids that aren't in school over for lunch.  Cooking is her way of showing her love, and we appreciate these visits very much.  When she has some extra sort of work in the yard, my girls help her out.  Today was cutting tree branches, and cutting down a tree and cutting out those rapid growing trees that shoot up over time.  I was a tiny bit of help to Donna with a few branches and the picture of me was basically staged to look like I'd helped more than I did.  I did throw a half dozen branches on the pile!  LOL

After driving Donna back home and picking up my granddaughter from school, Donna trimmed Kendell's fur.  You will notice a big difference from the picture of her sitting on aunt Mary's lap!

I was trying to get her to perk her ears up without success.

Tonight has been miscellaneous cleaning, dishes, laundry.  Hope tomorrow I do some art.  I might splash a little paint tonight in my junk journal~  

See you tomorrow!  Thank you to those of you that have commented and sent me emails!  You are appreciated very much!!!