Saturday, February 27, 2010

Meet Simon


My friend Joy asked me to make her a pendant that looks like her cat, Simon, and she made this pretty hemp necklace to go with it.

Check out Joy's shop. She makes wonderful hemp jewelry and hair clips. We do some collaborations which are for sale in both our shops.

Here's a fun, one-of-a-kind cat and fish necklace.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Like a little lamb

 

Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the Lord who made us.
For He is our God,
and we are the people He shepherds, the flock He guides.
Psalm 95: 6-7

It's the season of Lent and this is one of the psalms we sing. I love feeling like a little lamb with God's protective arms around me. 


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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Sweet creatures

These adorable photos came in an email. Just had to share.


Friday, February 19, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Snow at the beach!


Last week when there was snow in 49 states, there was snow at the beach in Wilmington NC which doesn't happen very often. My friend's family who lives there made this snowman with a fisherman theme. I think this might be the most creative snowman ever!



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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Featured Etsy Shop


I got this beautiful bracelet from Joys Hemp Jewelry last week. Her hemp work is very creative and expertly knotted. She has over 200 items in her shop, all unique in a huge variety of colors and styles. Take a look and treat yourself or stock up on gifts.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Little Critters



The other day I was walking down the hall at work, and here is what I saw. Isn't he adorable? I was excited that he didn't seem afraid and waited till I could take his picture with my phone. (Of course I had to delete a couple of pictures to be able to take new ones. haha) I need to bring him some nuts soon.

Yesterday was my grandson Ty's 10th birthday (Happy Birthday, Ty!) and he got a little hamster at the pet store. Here he is with his sister Paige, welcoming her to her new home.

Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. ~ Psalm 150

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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Fingerprint Friday - Baby, it's cold outside

 

 

We've had more snow this week and so far today we've had ice, sleet and rain. I have a hard time being thankful for weather like this but I can think of some good things! I'm very thankful that it's my day off from work and I don't have to drive in this, and I am thankful for our nice, warm house. Time to go make a big pot of soup. :)


I Thessalonians 5:18 – In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.


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There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know it's true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God

So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them? To find out how to join "Fingerprint Friday" and see links to other posts, visit Beki at The Rusted Chain.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Perfect for a cold winter's day

Just enjoyed some wonderful black bean soup! (Takes a total of 2 1/2 hours to cook.)
Makes 4 servings.
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups black turtle beans
1 1/2 quarts of water or vegetable stock
1 T oil (olive or vegetable)
1 carrot
1 onion
1 potato
2 stalks celery
1 bay leaf
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/4 tsp savory
2 tsp salt
pinch pepper
minced fresh garlic or pinch garlic powder
2 fresh lemons

Wash black turtle beans, put in saucepan with water or vegetable stock and oil. Cover tightly, bring to a boil, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Check periodically, stir, and add liquid as necessary.

Add chopped onion, chopped carrot, chopped potato, 2 stalks celery and seasonings. Bring to boil, then simmer for 1 hour or until everything is tender. Again, check periodically and add liquid if needed. Just before serving, add juice of 1 lemon and garnish with thin lemon slices. Bon appetit!


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