Little Robin Red Breast
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
**~~ Janie ~~**
Janie will receive two sets of my 5 x 7 notecards. One set is a print of my original Angel and Dove painting and the other set is my Miss Country Fair USA Doll print. Both are pictured below:
Don't forget! I'm also doing another drawing for April. So if you haven't already joined my email list do so now by filling in the form at the bottom of my blog or by emailing me at email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE: My email list uses a double opt-in feature. Meaning, after you sign up for my list (even if I add you manually) you will also need to respond to the automatic email that will be sent to you. If you do not, you will not be added to my email list. Some of you were not included in the prize drawing because you did not complete this verification step. :(
Friday, April 11, 2008
My great-aunt and uncle both passed away last year within 3 months of each other. They had been married for 65 years. Aunt Tee & Uncle Corny....
On Wednesday their 50 acre farm sold. This farm was where we gathered at holidays. There are pictures of me as an infant enjoying thanksgiving there and 30 years later there are pictures of my son having his first Thanksgiving. Aunt Tee was an avid gardener. If a good gardener has a green thumb, my aunt had 5 green fingers. Before closing on Wednesday, I went back to my hometown, to my family's farm for the very last time. Of the 50 acres they owned, at least 10 of them were covered in flowers and trees my aunt and uncle planted. I spent 5 hours there, unearthing everything from pecan trees, plum trees, dogwoods, camalias, conferderate roses, rose bushes and thousands of bulbs - everything from daylilies, glads, irises, daffodils to amarylis. I dug, I dug and then I dug some more. I was a diggin' fool. I never could keep up with my aunt, even when I was little. I have a distinct memory of jogging along behind her in the Kmart when I was five. Even then, when she was a full 60 years older than me, I couldn't keep up. I knew her spirit was guiding me when well into the third hour of digging my four year old said 'where can I lay down mama?'. He couldn't keep up!
I have the 17 trees planted already. Just in time for the frost that's expected for next week. Arrgghhh. Now all I can do is pray that they make it. The blooms, pecans and plums will be so much sweeter just because of where they came from. There are still thousands of bulbs that need planting. Maybe I'll get to those this weekend. For now, I leave you with pictures of my inheritance. A living reminder of my family and the beautiful world that God created. Imagine the beauty my family is enjoying now....in heaven.
Some things to look forward to this weekend:
1) My E-mail list give-away winner
2) The TDIPT Mercantile updates on the 15th
3) My website update. I will be adding some new things!
4) I will be listing some new pieces on eBay!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
The very talented Katie of Punkin Doodle Boo is hosting a give-away on her blog. Just hop on over, leave a comment and viola'! What could be easier than that? And for such a cute Peter Punkin' Eater...you better believe I'm entered! To visit Katie's blog click here!
I'll be announcing the winner of my email list drawing in the next day or so. Also, I have another give-away coming up! Stay tuned....