"I have found that all ugly things are made by those who strive to make something beautiful, and that all beautiful things are made by those who strive to make something useful." Oscar Wilde

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

O Come, Emmanuel - Christmas Version - ThePianoGuys


Friday, November 23, 2012

Horseshoe Mountain Pottery

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Last summer this family came to my brother's potter shop and made this film with their children. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Rag Quilts

Finally I finished them!  I have been saving old denim pants for at least 30 years.  I'm not sure how much denim I have left.  It took me 3-4 days start to finish working everyday, all day working on the top quilt.  The bottom one took much longer.  I think things would have gone a lot faster if I had the scissors I bought at the Quilters Nook in Custer, SD.  They are wonderful, very sharp and just the right kind of leverage when gripping the scissors.  They made cutting through two layers of heavy denim and two layers of flannel much easier.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Gran'ma's Fruit Salad

I made the salad but my son made the bowl!

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Piano Guys

Now this is taking playing the piano to a totally new level.

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Saturday, August 11, 2012

What have you done today?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Civility, Civility, Civility

In this world we live in we need more of this.  And it needs to start with me.  If you choose you may join with me. I think it's time to dust off my 100 random acts of kindness unit again for the next school year.

Monday, July 23, 2012

My Family's History

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Have I Done Any Good?

I'm going to have to find this on a CD!

Monday, July 2, 2012

I live in the Rocky Mountains. I need to find a way to bake all these wonderful sea level recipes I've found.  I'll have report later on my success and or failure.


Saturday, May 26, 2012

My Efforts at Gardening!

I know this isn't much but it's the first time I've been serious attempt at gardening in many, many, many years.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Calon Lan

My great great grandfather left Wales 170 years ago.

To be born Welsh is to be born privileged.
Not with a silver spoon in your mouth,
But music in your blood
And poetry in your soul - Wilfred Wilson

I’d not ask a life that’s easy,
Gold and pearls so little mean,
Rather seek a heart that’s joyful,
Heart that’s honest, heart that’s clean.

Heart that’s clean and filled with virtue,

Fairer far than lilies white,
Only pure hearts praise God truly,
Praise him all the day and night.

Why should I seek earthly treasures,
On swift wings they fly away,
Pure clean hearts bring greater riches
That for life eternal stay.


Dawn and sunset still I’m searching,
 Reaching on a wing of song,
 Give me Lord, through Christ my Savior
 That clean heart for which I long.
 — Alternative Translation in rhyme (by permission of author Malcolm Cowen )

Friday, March 16, 2012

A Beautiful Heartbreak

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Little Green Bag

My daughter in law was able to buy several of the little green bags at an incredible price. She gave us each one and said we needed to turn them into some kind of a kit. This project needed to be finished by the end of January. Well January’s end is coming soon and I need to get busy!

This is my Flower Fairy Kit! I have several Flower Fairy books. My grandkiddies love Flower Fairies. I also added a small kit of how to make Flower Fairies.

This is my Flower Fairy Kit! I have several Flower Fairy books. My grandkiddies love Flower Fairies. I also added a small kit of how to make Flower Fairies.

This one is Gran’ma’s craft kit. It started out a crown making kit. It has glitter felt, glitter, fabric and craft glue, Velcro, elastic, jewels, and very stiff Pellon. Then I found some Playdoh and some colored pencils.

The last kit is Gran’ma’s babysitting kit B. It has some soft farm animals, books with puzzles, board books, a Curious George puzzle, and a My Granny’s Purse.

I also want to make a picnic kit but it's not a good time to go looking for picnic plates, cups, and flatware. I'll have to wait until spring to buy those things.