. ~ digital collage above by filigree moon ~ .

May 13, 2012

~ Happy Mother's Day ~

Happy Mother's Day!

I have a smile on my face as I reflect on the sweet, sweet
memories of times shared with Mom, Dad and my siblings in days of old.
I am grateful for times shared with my own family
(thank you for the roses and wonderful home cooked meal today!)
as well as those shared with my father and siblings as we visit Mom
and reminisce and share good times.

My mother is one of a kind.
A superior cook.
A kind and compassionate woman.
A wonderful singer ~ such an angelic voice.
An excellent caretaker.
Housekeeper extraordinaire.
Loyal, loving, doting and devoted wife.
Best mom in every aspect.
A true friend.

Alzheimer's has taken its toll on Mom.
But her sweet, genteel spirit is still present.
I so miss being able to share a laugh
or tender moment with her as we used to on a daily basis.
Now, as we visit, those laughs are few and far between.
But when they do occur, they are so very special.

Have a beautiful week and share a smile or two!

April 2, 2012

~ Petticoats on the Prairie ~

Petticoats on the Prairie was such a great show!
The Rodeo Queens rustled up some
great vendors for the event. 
"Under the Big Top"
was the theme, and
I jumped at the opportunity to
create a zany hat
for the top hat contest.

It was great to reconnect with old friends and finally
meet friends from blogland ~
to name a few.
So glad y'all made the trip!

Karla and Beth
taught classes at the mixed media art retreat,
which took place the same weekend
in Waxahachie, Texas.

Friday night was preview night.

Ladies from Paper Cowgirl,
showed up to gather
earlybird treasures.

The show continued all day Saturday.
historic Chautauqua auditorium
provided the finest venue.

It was great to "get back out there" and
share a fun weekend with my eldest daughter,
friends old and new,
~ and cheerful crowds ~
out and about for a
fun-filled shopping adventure!

February 13, 2012

~ Realllly Big Show! ~

Gearing up for a really big vintage and crafts show and sale in Waxahachie, Texas.

 A little less than two years ago I closed two antiques business to help care for Mom.
  Her Alzheimer's disease has progressed to the point of private caretaking in a facility equipped to fully handle her care.  I've been slowly creating, crafting and regaining my mojo.  What better opportunity than this to jump right in!

mixed media artist extravaganza of classes and fun
and has coordinated with the Rodeo Queens to present
this vintage and juried crafters show.

You can sign up for gorgeous classes at the Paper Cowgirl website
Check it out!

Ya don't want to miss it! 
I'll be posting photos soon of a sampling of my
creations and vintage wares, and I am going to be in
good company of other creative vendors! 

 It will be a beautiful and grand time!

January 25, 2012

~ Back in the Saddle Again ~

Save these dates in March!

I am so excited to be a part of the Cowgirls and Petticoats roundup
March 14-17!

I will be a vendor at the

Saturday, March 17,


at the historic circa 1902 octagonal
Chautauqua building.

The shopping extravaganza is a part of the


Paper Cowgirl is a creative mixed media art event, with
a variety of classes being taught during that March weekend.
Check out the website and sign up for a class or two
and then saddle up for a grand shopping experience!

I will post more details as they become available.

This event is sure to be a great one!

See you there!