Sunday, 17 June 2012

I think these words are lovely ....

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Apache Blessing

This is so typical of the Native American Indian culture, and is so beautiful ....

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


This little girl was snapped last Autumn - I'm not a fan of spiders, but her markings are beautiful, and I just managed to snap her as she was producing more silky web ....

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Anonymous poem

I've just been reading through some of MMM Mother and Daughter pieces, and came across this beautiful poem, as far as I can ascertain it was written anonymously, but if I have infringed any copyright I apologise, it was written for an adopted child ...

Once there were two women who never knew each other
One you do not remember, the other you call Mother
Two different lives to make you one
One became your guiding star; the other became your sun
The first one gave you life and the second one taught you to live it
The first one gave you a need for love, the second was there to give it
One gave you a nationality; the other gave you a name
One gave you talent; the other gave you aim
One gave you emotions; the other calmed your fears
One saw your first sweet smile; the other dried your tears
One sought for you a home that she could not provide
The other prayed for a child and her hope was not denied
And now you ask me thorough your tears
The age-old question unanswered through the years:
Heredity or environment, which are you a product of
Neither my darling, Neither
Just two different kinds of Love
-- Anonymous

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Something Completely Different

Just the opposite of normal I think :-)

Thursday, 10 September 2009


This photo was taken in May, in the village of Cong, Southern Ireland. Just looking at it gives me peace of mind, it's such a tranquil setting I love it. Hope you like it too. The setting, for anyone who has seen the old John Wayne film, The Quiet Man,
is just along the road opposite the pub ..... it's just a shame the area is so touristy now, although there are a few tiny gems of cottages still there, and the pub itself has been re-created to make it authentic.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Vintage Fashion

Two scans of a 1939 newspaper advert for clothing patterns - love these styles !! Copy and use them as you will, just please leave me a comment to say you called...

Thursday, 9 July 2009

My Living Will

Last night, my friend & I were sitting in the living room & I said to her,

"I never want to live in a vegetable state, dependant on some machine and fluids from a bottle ... if that ever happens, just pull the plug!!!"

She got up, unplugged the Computer & threw out my Wine!

She's such a bitch ...

Sayings with Meaning

I love these little sayings - they are so true ..

> 'Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is
> fighting some kind of battle.'
> A sharp tongue can cut your own throat.
> If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep.
> Of all the things you wear, your expression is the
> most important.
> The best vitamin for making friends..... B1.
> The happiness of your life depends on the quality of
> your thoughts.
> The heaviest thing you can carry is a grudge.
> One thing you can give and still your word

> You lie the loudest when you lie to yourself

> If you lack the courage to start, you have already finished.

> One thing you can't recycle is wasted time.

> Ideas won't work unless ' You' do.
> Your mind is like a functions only when open..
> The 10 commandments are not a multiple choice.
> The pursuit of happiness is the chase of a lifetime!

> It is never too late to become what you might have been.

Friday, 8 May 2009


Pop over to my other blog, Ed's Place for some gorgeous BLOG CANDY including rubber stamps, punches and embellishments ....the link is on my sidebar.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Karma Award from Ginger

My friend Ginger - her link is at the end of this post has awarded me this lovely Karma Award. Thank you Ginger.
Karma Award
These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.I would love to pass this award on to all the bogs I visit, but have to limit it to max 8!! Here is the link to Loves to Dream which is Ginger's brilliant, informative blog, go visit her to find out so many snippets of interest and 'how-to's ' - so much stuff you will be amazed.

1. Stephanie Queen of Dreamz
2. Kristen Kards and Klay
3. Rosie ATC Exchange
4. Sandie Sandie's Sanctuary
5. Judy Mangaroamade
6. A challenge blog that rocks !!Art on the Darkside.
7. Lynn A Dreams Eye View

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Now That I am Older (Adult Content!!)

I saw this picture, read the words, and thought, 'Oh. boy, but this is true.' Quite a few years ago I was diagnosed with angina, and had a few scary trips to the hospital in an ambulance, lights flashing and sirens going etc..since then, I have slowed down drastically, so what if my arthritis is bad, heck, I am still here to moan about it.. now I do what I want, when I want, and if I don't want, then I don't do it !! Selfish, yes, alive to shout about it, YES. Enjoy this little gem with me please :-)

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

A Rather Lovely Thought for 2009

There comes a point in your life when you realize:
Who matters,
Who never did,
Who won't anymore...
And who always will.
So, don't worry about people from your past,
there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future..


Tuesday, 3 March 2009

I Believe ..

I Believe...
A Birth Certificate shows that we were born, Death Certificate shows that we died, Pictures show that we lived!
I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't
It doesn't mean they do love each other.
I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.
I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
I Believe...
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.
I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.
I Believe...
That my best friend and I, can do anything, or nothing and have the best time.
I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you When you're down, will be the ones to help you get back up.
I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
I Believe...
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.
I Believe...
that it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn't stop for your grief.
I Believe...
That our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.
I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
I Believe...
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.
I Believe...
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.
I Believe...
That even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.
I Believe...
That credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.
I Believe...
That the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.
I Believe...
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;They just make the most of everything.
I believe...
We should Thank God for all the wonderful people who help us throughout the journey of life..

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Put Downs

i haven't posted on this blog for ages, just been two busy on my other ones, but I found a couple of 'Ethel' put downs that I thought were too precious not to use ..hope you agree........

Friday, 12 December 2008

My Thoughts rug

I made this rug a few years ago and it was photographed at our last house. Now it is between our beds and is gorgeous to step onto first thing in the morning. It is called My Thoughts because apart from the red sun, nothing else was planned, just laid colours I thought matched or blended. It is almost 6ft long by 3.5ft wide.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Photo of the Year

As I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my Soul to Keep......

the expression on this dogs face is gorgeous...