Friday, April 22, 2011

prayer box??

Does anyone remember who wrote a post about a prayer box?

Merry Christmas to Me

 Well as you can see by the pictures it is still snowing in Maine. However today after checking the mail I am thinking "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas". So let it snow.
My summer time swap gift from Kim at Old Road Primitives. The patriotic mouse she made and it is wonderful. She has cut nails for hands and feet. Love it and you can get the pattern on her blog. She sent me a recipe for a summer salad, yum. Seeds, gloves, hand pampering supplies, oh yeah. And her favorite tart scent which i don't even have to burn and they smell so good.

Now this whole package came today. There is so many wonderful things here I don't even know where to begin. This is all from Patti, Raspberry Lane Primitives. We decided to swap on our own and this is our second swap and I love it all. There's carrots, bunnies, pumpkins, a heart, primitive tags, tarts, more eggs, a candle bag, candles that look like candy corn, (which makes me a little hungry)  oh and the cat is just awesome, and did I mention pumpkins? Well they are worth mentioning twice.  Oh it is all just amazing. I think she covered every holiday. I hope she likes hers as much as I love mine.

Thrift store today for 25 cents and they are the ironstone. I would love a whole set of these, I love this pattern. I mean I love this. If not for Misi's scavenger hunt I don't think I would have looked at the back to see what they were. It made me smile. anything that makes you smile has to be a good thing.

Earth Day/Week

In honor of earth day I promise not to waste water by doing dishes or laundry. Promise not to waste electricity by running the vacuum or oven and I’ll go out to dinner so I don’t waste the gas on my stove. And just because it is such an important holiday I am celebrating for the next week. Who is in with me? Save the planet. 
Good idea "slice of suburbia".

Thursday, April 21, 2011

47 Degrees and snowing

This has been the weirdest year for weather. It is almost 48 degrees outside and it is snowing. Snowing hard actually. We got like 6 inches last night. The robins are like hey what is this mess. If I had some worms I cold scatter them for the birds to eat. Lol
Weird yup it is.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

No yard work for me,

St. Francis Reports to God
GOD: St. Francis, you know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there in the world? What happened to the dandelions, violets, thistle and stuff I started eons ago? I had a perfect, no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honeybees and flocks of songbirds.. I expected to see a vast garden of colours by now. But all I see are these green rectangles.
ST. FRANCIS: It's the tribes that settled there, Lord. The Suburbanites. They started calling your flowers "weeds" and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.
GOD: Grass? But it's so boring. It's not colourful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees, only grubs and sod worms. It's temperamental with temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently so, Lord. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.
GOD: The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.
ST. FRANCIS: Apparently not, Lord. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it, sometimes twice a week.
GOD: They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?
ST. FRANCIS: Not exactly Lord. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.
GOD: They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?
ST. FRANCIS: No, sir-just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.
GOD: Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?
ST. FRANCIS: Yes, sir.
GOD: These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.
ST. FRANCIS: You aren't going to believe this, Lord. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.
GOD: What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. Plus, as they rot, the leaves form compost to enhance the soil. It's a natural circle of life.
ST. FRANCIS: You'd better sit down, Lord. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.
GOD: No. What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter and to keep the soil moist and loose?
ST. FRANCIS: After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.
GOD: And where do they get this mulch?
ST. FRANCIS: They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.
GOD: Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St.Catherine, you're in charge of the arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?
ST. CATHERINE: "Dumb and Dumber," Lord. It's a real stupid movie about...
GOD: Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Very Productive Day

It is a holiday in Maine so we had the day off from regular work. Very busy day at home though. I got a lot of new things done for the store and I actually cleaned my craft room some. I feel like I have way too many projects going at the same time and I love it when I get some of them completed.
I would post pictures but some of the things I got done are for my swaps. And are now packed for shipping. Since it is more fun for it to be a surprise I will just wait to post pics of what I have been working on later.
I hope everyone has a really relaxing week.