Thursday, September 30, 2010

A touching excerpt...

Once again, my sweet Theresa in her pj's for pajama day at school. And to accompany her today~ a touching excerpt from a book by Morris West.

This passage is from a book entitled, The Clowns of God, by Morris West. In the
book, a deposed pope has gone through many trials and tribulations and it is the
time of the Second Coming. When he meets the Returned Christ, the former pope is
afraid and unsure much like the apostles when Christ first arose. This passage
takes place in a mountain hideaway where children from a school for Down
Syndrome are among those present. The Returned Christ is speaking about one of
these children as he holds her.

"I know what you are thinking. You need a sign. What better one could I give but
to make this little one whole and new? I could do it; but I will not. I am the
Lord and not a conjurer. I gave this mite a gift I denied to all of you--eternal
innocence. To you she looks imperfect--but to me she is flawless, like the bud
that dies unopened or the fledgling that falls from the nest to be devoured by
ants. She will never offend me, as all of you have done. She will never pervert
or destroy the work of my Father's hands. She is necessary to you. She will
evoke the kindness that will keep you human. Her infirmity will prompt you to
gratitude for your own good fortune... More! She will remind you every day that
I am who I am, that my ways are not yours, and that the smallest dust mite
whirled in the darkest spaces does not fall out of my hand... I have chosen you.
You have not chosen me. This little one is my sign to you. Treasure her!"

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Please take a few minutes to watch this inspiring collection of beautiful faces. Remeber, October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

Thank you for your time.


This card was made for the Artful Legacy Design Team. I have combined 2 stamps to look as if they are one. The stamps are "Be Joyful Always 239" and "Praying Hands 492".
This card can be used for several different occasions, and I have left the inside blank. By stamping the praying hands in a lighter color, It showcases the verse, while greatly enhancing it at the same time. I think it gives an elegant and serene look to the card. You caould also achieve a similar effect by stamping one of them in vellum and using that as an overlay.
The rest of the card is pretty straightforward. The scallop puch is by EK Sucess, and although I like using it, it always sticks pretty bad for me in the middle of punching, and I have ripped several sheets of paper that way. Be sure to check out Artful Legacys newly enhanced web store.
Many thanks for stopping by...

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Happy weekend all!!! One of the highlights of our weekend is to go yardsaleing. We get up early, as around here they start at 7 am!! After checking our local paper, we are off. My town is quite small, so there arent usually too many, but its just enough for us. We almost aways come home with a great find.
As I love anything vintage, I am always excited to find things like I found yesterday at an estate sale.
The coffee service is silverplated, and I love it just as is~ tarnish and all. It will stay that way. The plate under the creamer may be real silver, and that only cost me $1.00! We need to look into that a bit further. Arent the 2 wicker trays so pretty?? I love to get my hands on old wicker, especially when its not broken. I think Im all ready for a tea party~
The sticker below, was on this beautiful compote, and it was only $5.00! Again, in perfect condition. Its pretty heavy also.
This is a shot of the whole compote. It will look very nice in my dining room filled with seasonal bits of nature~ shells, gourds, pine cones, little robins eggs, etc.

There were also a couple of postcards from the fifties, One is of some older ladies selling flowers on a street in Raleigh, NC. The others are the same- all from a motel of the the same time period, but in Florida.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend as well.
After our yardsaleing was done, my husband and I snuck off to our favorite little breakfast place in town. I love Saturday mornings!!!
Many thanks for stopping by...