Serendipity (ser'en-dip'-e-ti) :Is the effect by which one accidentally stumbles upon something fortunate, especially while looking for something entirely unrelated.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Drinking from a Saucer

A friend gave me this little saucer
and I came across it today.
  I think it was a gentle reminder from above.

The paper is wrinkled
and a little worn,
but it is still
a beautiful reminder
of my many blessings.

Drinking From a Saucer

I have never made a fortune
and it's probably too late now,
I don't worry about that much,
I am happy anyhow.
As I go along life's journey,
reaping more than
I have sowed,
I am drinking from a saucer
cause my cup
has overflowed.
I don't have lots of riches
and sometimes the going's tough.
I have family that loves me and
that is quite enough.
I thank the Lord for his blessings
and his mercies he's bestowed.
I'm drinking from a saucer
my cup has overflowed.
I remember times when things
went wrong and
my faith got a little thin,
and then all at once the dark clouds
broke and the sun peeped in.
Lord, please help me not to gripe
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I am drinking from a saucer
because my cup has overflowed.
If God gives me
strength and courage
when my way grows
deep and tough,
I will not ask for blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
May I never be too busy
to help another bear his load,
I will keep drinking from a saucer,
cause my cup has overflowed.

Author Unknown

Praise God from Whom
All Blessings Flow


Friday, February 25, 2011

Heart Prints

We had a little dusting
of snow last night.

Just enough to make some heart prints

And just like these prints . . . . .

YOU have made an impression on
MY heart.

For that I am grateful
I feel blessed.

Thank you.


Monday, February 21, 2011


We are putting our house up for sale
in this 
Anyone looking for a home
on the beautiful coast of Oregon?
We are looking
for new employment back in Arizona.
We hope to be making
the move 
back soon
if all goes well.
We are praying
that everything
will be ok and that
we will get through this.

Trust in God.

That will have to be enough for now.

O Christ Jesus,
When all is darkness
and we feel
our weakness

give us the sense
of Your presence,
Your love,
Your strength.

Help us to have perfect trust
in Your protecting love
strengthening power,
so that nothing
may frighten
worry us,

for living close to You,
we shall see
Your hand,

Your purpose,
Your will
through all things.

(St. Ignatius of Loyola, 1491-1556)

Pictures are of our kitty "Surprise".
Her mother was Patches.
I think they look
very much alike.

Hope you are enjoying the day.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lola Has a New Outfit

Got out the feather weight to make Lola a new outfit.

I found some really soft fleece that I thought would make a cute sweater for Lola.

I love my little singer.  She is so much fun to sew with.  I didn't really have a pattern, I just kind of winged it.

There you go baby.  You'll be warm now.  This dog has short fur, she is ALWAYS cold and there just isn't a lot of sweaters made for larger dogs.

I don't know why Lola is so weird about having her picture taken.

Hope you are warm and cozy where ever you are.

The End.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

I hope your day is sweet!

I'm sending a little
your way!


Friday, February 11, 2011

The Generosity of Bloggers

I won not one, but two giveaways and they were waiting for me when I arrived in Oregon.

The first is a giveaway I won from 

Look at the wrapping.  Such a treat in itself.

Look at what was inside.

A wonderful collage created with vintage elements.  A white glove that holds bits of lace and pages from an old book, snippets of antique lace, a sparkly pin,  a darling little photo all against vintage sheet music. She build this collage on an old cabinet card with this darling baby on the reverse.

I love every detail. Thank you so very much Tina!  I will display this piece and treasure it always.

I also won a giveaway from

She sent a package filled to the brim with wonderful goodies all inside a tin piece with a heart punched into the metal.  Just darling!

She also included some supplies to create another cone with.

I just love everything. 
Thank you so much Polly!

Sharing my pretty new things over at


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sights Along The Oregon Coast

I saw Paul Bunyan and his blue ox Babe today.

They were HUGE!

So were the trees.

I saw lots of elk and was able to get close so I could get some good pictures.

I think they were used to cars with people taking their pictures.

Magnificent creatures.

I saw lots of sea lions,

and a pretty lighthouse.

Can you see the bald eagle?

Good thing this guy only eats plants......right?

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

En Route

I am on the road.  I am seeing lots of beautiful scenery
 I am headed here -

Thank you all who had such encouraging words of comfort and love on my last post.  I have always had a great love for animals and when I lose one of my own it feels like a loss in our family.  I know that those of you that have lost a pet know exactly what I mean.  I just wanted to let you know that your outpouring of love really touched my heart.  Thank you.

Be back soon.