Well, the rest of the family left today. Kristen has been busy cleaning and I have been surfing the Internet for jobs. Peace and quiet reign once again. Until the kids get home from school. I am still trying to find a legitimate way to earn money on the Internet, and having a hard time of it. My son that was here has found something that might be what I need, and if so, maybe things will get a little better. If I can earn enough money then maybe my husband can stay home and fill his time any way he wants to. We'll work on it.
I think Spring has finally sprung! We are having gorgeous weather here in southern Oregon. Today it's in the low 70's and beautiful. I hope it will stay this way for a while. I want to explore and walk and go to the local parks, etc. etc. etc. The trees are starting to bloom with tiny pink and white blossoms and I need to go to the library and check out a book on the trees of this area. I got one on wild flowers, and so if I get one on trees I will be armed and ready. I love to collect wild flowers. I need to start a new book. I dry a sample and put it in a book, along with the name and when and where I found it. My old book got ruined when we had a flood, so its time to start a new one. I will enlist the aid of the grandchildren as I teach them the proper ways of collecting wildflowers and keeping them for others to see. I love to introduce children to nature. They are so amazed, as am I, at the beauty and oddities that abound in the outdoors. Maybe we'll paint a few water colors this summer, too.
OK. Here is the next installation of the ABC book photos. We're almost done! And the patterns are coming along, too. I have most of them drawn up now, and I just have to make the PDFs, so you can access them online. Working hard, now that the house is back to normal.
|I collect sheep paraphernalia, so there had to be lambs in the book somewhere. The first book I did had "Lambs in Leggings." The lambs were at a gym exercising in their leggings and headbands.|
|We had just been to Disneyland.|
|The first "O" pages I did were cute. There were "octagon" windows through which you see the "ocean".|
|We like postcards, and the little grandson receiving this particular book calls everyone a pickle, so.....|
|I think "Q" is the hardest one to come up with cute ideas for.|
|I got these drawings from the dictionary.|
I heard something really good at church last Sunday. The young man giving the talk in Sacrament meeting said "This life is for testing, not for resting." I don't do a lot of resting, but I'm not sure I'll pass any testing, either, so I better work on that, soon. Keep smilin' and matchin' those socks! Gramma G.