"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paddling Up Stream, But I'm Still Alive!

 Thought I should check in 
so you all would know I am still alive!
I've just been so busy creating some art orders
for others before Christmas. 
I'm really tired but it's a good kind of  tired.
  I know things will slow down soon.
Then I will be back to see you all  and 
get some new posts back up on this blog.

I've been in to personalizing 
many art pendants for others lately.
At first, I was a bit afraid
 to say I would put names on them,
but I'm so glad I took the plunge and did it.

They are really quite fun to create.
There is just something about putting a name 
with what you are creating. 
Somehow when I'm painting the picture,
 I look at the name and think about
 how special this piece will be 
because I'm making it for
 that someone special.

These were made to give to four sisters.
 Their grandma ordered them for Christmas presents.

So as I prop my eyes open,
( that is why they look scary big here)
 I tell you this, I promise I have not deserted
you, my special blogging friends!  

I'll be back soon!
I'll be leaving the day after
 Thanksgiving to spend a few days with 
my Pennsylvania family- daughter, son-in-law
 and the oh so special grandchildren of ours!
 (hubby has to work! I sure wish he could go too!)

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving
 with all of the trimmings,
but especially, may you be blessed
with friends and family all around Y♥U.

Love from me,

140.  God blessing me with art orders
141.  His provision and how he makes a way when there seems to be no way
142.  our insurance covering a water leak and the wonderful and kind contractor who is 
        remodeling for us.
143.  an early Christmas present when the hospital called and thanked us for making our 
        payments regularly and  they wanted to write the remaining 2 months off as a gift. 
        Wow!  Bless that hospital God! Who does that nowadays?
144.  my hubby transitioning well to a new 3rd shift position at work
145.  the wonderful ANTICIPATION brought on while planning a trip to see our daughter and 


Denise said...

Hi Lee Ann,

The pendants are so adorable~what a wonderful gift you have to share! :)

Hugs and blessings for a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!

Jennifer Richardson said...

I can feel your aliveness from here
and celebrate the stuff that keeps
your days beautiful and bountiful and busy!
What a fantastic gift from hospital
....a real kiss from heaven!
I love the names on your delicious art bites....little love bombs
directed right into an individual's life:)
So enjoying your gratitude bites, too. It's a beautiful heart, yours:)

Big bountiful blessings this holiday,

Mary said...

have a wonderful Thanksgiving Lee Ann, i know you are so excited to be spending it with your girls!!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that you are busy doing things you love. I hope you have a very happy Thanksgiving and you enjoy every minute with those precious grandbabies!

Please know that when you get back around to blogging, your bloggy friends will be here to welcome you back. Enjoy


Bren said...

love the personalized pendants, I think it's a great idea.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and grand-kids.

Cottage Remnant said...

O.K....can I say WOW!!! What an Awesomely wonderful "about Me"....
You are definitely one who Encourages and Uplifts....
Good job....Good and Faithful Servant♥♥♥
May you and your families be blessed to overflowing.

Tricia said...

Oh my, those little pendants are so cute, Lee Ann...very fun and colorful. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving :)

BearShe Cottage said...

Thanks Lee Ann for visiting my blog. I like your blog too. Love the pendants you have made. It is very nice to meet you also.

Cottage Remnant said...

Evening Lee Ann.... I just stopped by again to see your wonderfully inspiring, and encouraging site.
I absolutely love your pendants, such color and life♥
I have been "creeping" your blog, trying to find some more of your work.....I can't seem to find any... :0(

Nancy said...

I love these pendants; they are so sweet and so glad too that you decided to take the plunge and put the names on them...

I know you are loving being with your grandbabies....make lots of memories and soak it all in.....

Love you girlfriend

Cottage Remnant said...

Just wanted to say thanks!!! For what you ask :0)
Well, I spent a bit of time wandering around your site looking at your art work.
I had forgotten that years ago I loved to "doodle"....I have been struggling with "finding myself" in my painting.....seeing your ink art work has helped me refine what I love to do....So Thanks!!! ♥