Wednesday, November 21

Thankful day 21

Thankful day 21... yesterday I had an amazing experience. I won't bore you with what it was as it's not important to anyone but me. But it made an impression on me and got me thinking how thankful I am for all of the experiences I have had.
Many years ago I meet Wendy Addison when I attended one of her Holiday Open Houses in Port Costa, CA. It is her magical, beautiful studio that she opens each year before the holidays. I think everyone should visit at least once.

Thanks for sharing your wares and your process Wendy! You truly are an inspiration!

Monday, November 19

Thankful day 19

Thankful to have the shopping done,
and looking forward to having family and new friends for dinner on Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 13

Thankful day 13

Man oh man, am I thankful for Pinterest! The only annoying thing is that you have to request an invite to join, or at least you did when I joined. Not exactly sure how it works, mine took a couple of days to come through. But do it, it's worth it... I promise! I have found so many great things like tonights dinner, Homemade Chicken Pot Pie. Here's the recipe...

2-3 lbs. chicken breast, cooked and shredded
2 (12 oz) packages your favorite frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 (10 3/4 oz) cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup bisquick baking mix
1/2 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted

Arrange chicken in the bottom of an ungreased 9" x 13" pan; set aside. Mix veggies with soups and broth, and pour over chicken. Combine biscuit mix, milk & butter, and spread over veggie mixture.

Bake at 375' for one hour.
Let sit for 10 minutes and serve.

Monday, November 12

Thankful day 12

Today I'm working on a few Christmas projects for an upcoming event at Gilding the Lily. I'm am so thankful to have something festive & fun to look forward to. Oh, the planning and planning is fantastic! I'll share more soon....

Saturday, November 10

Thankful day 10

Today I'm thankful to be working on a few Christmas projects thanks to a few talented, generous artists who freely share their work and have helped to teach me this fun, easy medium. So refreshing, and so nice! I learning to do needlepunch via e-mail with Rebecca Lindquist who does beautiful work, and these great videos....

Wednesday, November 7

Thankful day 7

I'm truly thankful for the great job I've had for almost 10 years... this is the view! Bad economy, country going downhill.. I think not!

Tuesday, November 6

Thankful day 6

Today I am thankful for my right to vote! Had I been born 100 years ago, I wouldn't have had that right, today I do. I'm thankful for those who fight for what's fair and right, and for the fair rights of us all. Where ever you stand, what ever you believe get out and VOTE!

Monday, November 5

Thankful day 5

Today I'm thankful for the time and inspiration to create. There are some days where everything comes together perfectly and I get a lot done. Yesterday was just that day. I worked on four different Christmas projects, and then finished this little iPad case for myself. I used a canvas I painted this summer while on vacation with two of my girlfriends. You can see the original cases here...

Sunday, November 4

Thankful for Sundays!

Oh how I love a good Sunday; it's quickly becoming my favorite day of the week. This time of year there is nothing better than lingering in bed with a cup of coffee, the Sunday paper, and an old black & white movie playing in the background. Later today football will be my background music and though I don't really watch, I love the sound of football on TV. 
It's the little things that make life enjoyable, don't you think?

Saturday, November 3

Thankful day 3

Today I'll cheer Ethyn on in the next round of Pop Warner Championship Games. Last weekend his team won the Orangebowl. I'm so happy for him, and I'm thankful for all the men in his life that also cheer him on!

Friday, November 2

Thankful day 2

So thankful for this little one, and to be spending the day with her!

Thursday, November 1


When I've been gone from my blog as long as I have been, I struggle with where to begin. And so... I'll just start. My intension is to post something I'm thankful for every day this month in anticipation and honor of Thanksgiving. Hopefully that will kickstart regular posts as a way to record where I've been, where I'm going, and what's currently filling my days.
Today I'm thankful for Girls Night Out. Every Thursday for the past five years I've gotten together with girlfriends. Not so much as a traditional night of drinking, although that happens too, but more as a standing date with friends. It's one little way we show each other that we value our friendship and want to make time to get together to laugh and share, catch up with one another, and yes... even have a little drinky~winky. Today there will be five friends from all over So Cal sharing various parts of the day together, and I am wildly thankful for their friendship!

*The piece above was made by me in Michael deMeng's workshop at Art-Is in Petaluma last month.

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