Tuesday, November 6, 2018

T Stands For Thanksgiving For The Seasons

Hebrews 13:15  "By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name."

Here we are already celebrating T Stands For Tuesday!  I have decided that T will stand for Thanksgiving the whole month of November instead of just that week.  In fact like our November Bible verse says, we are to be continually giving thanks!  I am so thankful for God's wonderful world.  This past week I have enjoyed the changing of his seasons.  Where we live in a fairly new addition,  there aren't a lot of trees like where we formerly lived.  So, I am sharing with you today the view out my window. This was before the wind blew all the leaves off the tree.

 For What's On Your Work Desk? Wednesday I show my desk below!  This is my computer desk, but I do a lot of work here, when I am not turned around at my craft desk. When my stamping buddie comes over , I pack away my laptop and she sits here and crafts.  Check out the other deskers over at Stamping Ground, where Julia hosts this occasion.

ow all those leaves are on the lawn! But it was pretty. I enjoyed my view while it lasted!  But here is a photo of what the trees looked like in November where we formerly lived.  One of the reasons we downsized!  We love trees, but with the upkeep, trimming, leaves, disease, etc., it just became too much for us.

We took a day trip this past week-end and I will share my two photos with you!  I am so bad about remembering to take photos, yet I go to scrapbook them, I have way too many!  

 It turned out to be a glorious day Saturday!  We drove to Quivira Wildlife preserve. We saw birds, ducks, gulls, and even hiked a trail.  See that little hut out there, we walked down to that. Then we drove all through the area.  Just gorgeous.

On the way home we stopped here for lunch.  And no photos!  They have wonderful comfort food!  We brought home their gigantic cinnamon rolls!  We warmed those up for Sunday's breakfast.  So, for Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover for T Stands For Tuesday, where we share drink related posts, I took a photo of our Sunday breakfast!

This is a luncheon size, not pie, plate.  The two rolls were over a half pound each, because the package said 18 ounces. I am trying to give you an idea of how large they are.  My husband says lets split one today and one tomorrow, but no, I wanted the whole roll.  We both ate them, just fine, but weren't hungry for dinner!

Thanks for stopping by, be sure and check out the rest of the T-Gang over at Bleubeard's & Elizabeth's at Altered Book Lover.  Sorry this is so late on Tuesday, but the good news is it is early for Wednesday!  I was gone all day.  I started it before I left early this morning and couldn't get it done before I left!    Happy T Day!  Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 29, 2018

T Stands For Too Old

  Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his  compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I had a birthday yesterday, and that makes me too old for all this technology!  I just read an older article written several years ago that at that time  Facebook's Zuckerberg was an old man of 28 and that was the average age of his employees.  The average age of Google's workforce was 29.  Sure makes me feel too old for all this technology.  I only bring this up because the last few T Parties, I haven't been able to figure out how to comment on some of the T-Gang's blogs.  I write the comment, and push submit, and the comment goes away, but I can tell it didn't take.  So, I think maybe it is a matter of comment moderation, and I go back later and comment is still not there.  So, I will try this week, again!  Thanks for your patience while I try to figure this out!

Meanwhile, here is a photo of all the wonderful homemade cards and goodies that were sent me for my birthday! 

And a few more of our Maine photos.  Even my kids don't look at all our vacation photos, so this is it;  promise!  We went to the Penobscot Marine Museum, which was very interesting.  So much history that I never knew!  I guess that is why we go to museums to learn more history!  Searsport's early history was very interesting.  It's major industry was shipbuilding and cargo handlings and the town is famous for it's sea captains in the mid 1800s.  It was once home to 10 percent of all American deep water shipmasters.  That is a quote off the website.  We went through a house that a captain had built.  They displayed  photos on the walls,  hundreds of photos of the sea captains from this town. Over 500 ship captains came from Searsport!  They had 11 shipyards and built over 200 ships.    Some families had three to five captains in their families.  The sons, fathers, and grandfathers. Some of the wives even went on their trips with them!  I just found all of this amazing!

This is a big thing in Maine, the Museum in the streets, where you can do a walking tour and see historical homes and sites.  

I had to take this photo because the ship ropes were the railings.  I thought that was pretty cool.

I wanted to sail! 

 And later that day we stopped for lunch at this quaint little place.
Lobster, lobster and more lobster!  Love it, and the lighthouse border, too.

In this photo is a cup and a bottle up in the window.  That is my drink related post! :)  I forgot again to take a photo of our drink or our meal!

Don't you love it?  Lobsters R Us!  This is the back of the cute inside restaurant.  It doesn't look it, but it had a very pricy menu!  We ate salads this time, since we had eaten so much for a week!  This was last local restaurant before coming home.  We stayed the night in Portland and flew home the next morning!  Loved our trip to Maine!

Stop over at Bleubeard (who just had a birthday yesterday, too) & Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover and see some more of the T Gang!  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great T Day! 

Monday, October 22, 2018

T Stands For Taking a Break From Our Maine Photos

      Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his         compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Hello to the T Gang and all my other followers!  I have been sharing our August Maine trip photos for the past few posts, but today I am taking a break from those to show more current ones.  These are from our excursion a few weeks ago to the Seniors Expo.  We like to go every year and visit the venues and see what the venders have to offer.  We usually get our flu shots at the Walgreens Booth,  get our photos taken at the Say Cheeze Photo Booth besides seeing the venues.  This year it was held at the our new library,  the Art Museum and the Botanical Gardens.  

It was our first time to get a chance to see the new library.  It is really something, too, with places to eat,  to have coffee,  to meet.  They had  little media niches, and of course lots of books.  
I was a tiny bit disappointed that you couldn't see the river from the outside terrace on the second floor of the library.  I had hurried up to the second floor to see the view, and no river.  They were setting up for a lunch for the seniors when I was up there, and for sure a very nice setting for an outside luncheon.  Lovely library!

I think the river is on the other side of those trees.  Notice the chair inside the window on the left?  What a lovely view as you sit and read there.

We didn't stay for lunch, we had more to see and other lunch plans.

What beautiful art work and can be seen from below on the first floor.  Are those chairs art or to sit in?

Next we visited the museum where we got our flue shot and photos taken. 

Just took this to show what a gorgeous day it was!

Photo of the art work hanging at the museum and of all the Seniors picking up info and freebies at the different booths.

This was our first chance to visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship, a Scholar-style-inspired garden design at Botancia.

My dear hubby posed for me in the Chinese Garden.

I couldn't get over all those fish!

Art work on the Chinese Garden walls as we left.

I was so glad to see these, as I had heard the woman who is restoring them speak last year.  She was so interesting, because as a child she road these horses on the Merry go round and now she was restoring them.  She said they talked to her.  These will be wonderful when all done, but each horse takes many months to restore.  The Botanica Carousel Project :  These are the first of the restored horses of the  merry-go-round that once stood as the heart of the now-shuttered amusement park here.  They will restore the carousel and have it in Botnaica  for future generations to enjoy. 
Well, I said we had other plans for lunch and although they served special lunches at each venue, we went to TJs.  I am sure our hostess will recognize this place!

Great nostalgic décor, but I only took one photo of it!  I thought I took more!

At least I remembered this time to take a photo of our drinks for our drink related post for Elizabeth!
And this is the best chili cheese burger in town!  Their French fries are great, too.  We split the fries.  We should have split the burger, too, because we each took half home!  We had our usual water with lemon.  Is that a senior thing?

So Hi, T Gang!  I am hooking up with Bleubeard & Elizbeth over at Altered Book Lover for her T Stands For Tuesday!  Go on over and check out the rest of the gang's TSFT posts.

Happy T Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

T Stands for Too Lazy to Post!

Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  & 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

I am joining the T gang after a couple of weeks off!  Just too lazy, I think to take time to post!  I think today for the T gang, I will post some more photos from our Maine trip.  I am interested in old cemeteries and this one was near one of the  motels we stayed at.  I took a walk through it to get my steps.

 I like to look at the dates, and these were all quite old.

 I liked the fence around these stones.

 And, I am not sure of the significance of these  balls, just to be ornate, I guess.

Below are photos of another place where we ate in Maine.  I loved the décor and food; we had lobster rolls again!  Love them!

 When I was taking a photo of this bear, someone offered to take my photo with the bear!  I declined! LOL

 Loved this definition of what a fisherman is!

 I took a photo of the  name of the restaurant as we left, but we didn't stay at Baits Motel! 

I forgot to take a beverage photo when we were at the restaurant, so I am showing you a teapot card I made several years ago.  I found this photo in my archives, the card was given to someone a long time ago!  I love making tea related cards.  This was using a favorite old tri teapot stamp I have and the background was stamped with an older SU! stamp and the die was punched with a SU! boarder punch. I even did some paper piercing on this card!   That is my drink related post for T Stands for Tuesday over at Elizabeth's Altered Book Lover.  

Nice to see you all again!  Thank you for stopping by!  Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

First Time in a Month at WOYWW

   Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  & 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Posting days come too quickly for me!  I don't know how some of you post every day!  I just can't do it!  But today I will post my area which is a mess, because I have been trying to scrap book as well as make a card for today's Alpha Challenge on SplitcoasStampers. 

Here is a shot of two sides of the room:

Working on some layouts here, and printed photos off on my Canon Selphy, not pictured.  Also, you can spy my book chair which our hostess Julia enabled me have to have a few years ago!

Ok, I was madly going through my notebooks for a label for my sentiment on my card.
 I need to try to clean it up, so I can find my black ink stamp pad!
Thanks for stopping by.  Please let me know you were here.  I will go by and see you, too.  

Oh, and why am I showing you my desk?  It is for What's On My Workdesk? Wednesday hosted over at Stamping Ground by our lovely hostess, Julia.  Stop over and see some more desks.  What is fun is to see that deskers all over the world have so much in common!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

T Stands for Things To Do After I have Tea!

       Lamentations  3: 22 It is of the Lord 's mercies that we are not consumed, because his             compassions fail not.  & 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

Good Morning!  It is Tuesday again and time to join Bleubeard  and Elizabeth over at Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday! I am sitting here, with a cup of tea,  looking at this while I post my blog. This is something I made for my desk last year for a challenge on SplitcoastStampers VSN. (Virtual Stamp Night challenges to make something in an hour)  So now,  I need to make a list of all the things I need to do today, besides what is already on my list!  Post Blog, Get cards in the mail, Organize craft room, Do challenges.  Call friend about getting together, call another friend to see how they are, call aunt to see how she is, call my sister to see how her eye surgery went!  So much to do , so little time!  I think I better post, and get busy!  Have a wonderful TSFT!

When I posted this in my gallery on SplitcoastStampers this is what I said: 

"Oh, my goodness, this was so easy! Once I thought of it an remembered this stamp "Things To Do". I bought these tea stamps before I retired as well as the paper, too-eight years ago! I have used the cup, pot, and bag, but hadn't used the "things to do" stamp. At the stamp show where I bought it , they used it in a similar way, so this wasn't my unique idea. I just cut the teapot paper and slid it into the  acrylic frame. I put Velcro circles on the sticky notes and stuck it to the frame. I cut the oval and stamped in green the images with my Misti, then cleaned the stamps and inked up with Versa Mark and stamped again. (that is what is great about the Misti) Then I heat embossed the images. Thanks Deb for a great VSN April Fools challenge. I will definitely use this. The striped paper is the other side of the teapot paper. I loved it and got it in 2009 because someone on SCS had made a card with it and I had to have it. Then, I hoarded it! LOL
Thank you everyone for your suggestions last week about my dried up products!  I will let you know how it all works!  So good to have friends to help with these situations!  You all are great and I appreciate you!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

T Stands For A Little Bit Of Everything!

This month's memory Verses:  Eph. 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Hello Bloggers!  Welcome back!  Today I am posting for a couple of challenges and for T Stands For Tuesday!  And I have some questions for you, too!  And I will share more of our Maine trip.

First if you are not in the T Gang, please check out Bleubeard & Elizabeth's over at Altered Book Lover, where they host T Stands for Tuesday to see what it is all about!  We link up with her with our drink related posts on Tuesdays!  So fun and  Elizabeth is our  very gracious hostess,  and I think that Bleubeard keeps her in line. 

Also, today, I am taking part with Try It on Tuesday.  Their theme this week was to slap it on.  That is why I am a tad late, because I have been slapping on the paste, inks, and I don't know what all!  This is also for the Art Journal Journey  World of Fantasy Challenge.

I applied some Gesso to my Multi Media Canson paper,  and then put down a stencil and sprayed with Memories Mists.  After it was dry I stamped the Dylussions Birds.  Next I used another stencil and applied Inca gold.  Then I used a brass dragonfly stencil and applied screen ink. I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment.  Oh, I also slapped on some Washi Tape.  I slapped on some distress inks.  After I slapped on ink over the butterfly stencil I slapped the leftover all over the page.  I got rather slap happy!  Also stamped some texture stamps around the birds.  I think this is a lot of slapping and rather a world of fantasy  as one bird is telling the other to be herself!

close up

close up

Here is a photo of items used:

almost everything use, I forgot to put the Nuevo drops in there that were the birds eyes.

This is  where I slapped the extra off the stencils, to kind of clean them! I didn't apply any extra, just what was on the stencil, even the dragonfly was only what was left on the stencil.  I don't know what I will do with this yet.  It is about as big as a tag or ATC.  So, it will be a background for something..

There was another challenge: Eileen and Halle challenged us to show our Washi Tape:

I don't have that much, and rarely use what I have.  There are packages not even opened yet and they have been in that drawer for a long time!

So those are the challenges, now for more Maine photos:  These are on a day where our son took us up into the mountains to see many things we wouldn't have seen otherwise!  We had a wonderful day!

Moosehead Lake

Our son took us to a wonderful restaurant on the lake, where we enjoyed a wonderful lunch.  My drink is in the photo as well as my tote bag, but not me.  I have to take the photo. Hubby and I had our lemon water, but son had Maine Root Beer. 

It was on my bucket list to walk a little of the Appalachian Trail, emphasis on a little", we even walked on the dangerous last 100 miles trail.

We took a detour off the AT to this little falls.

Me in front of the Falls.
 Lastly, if you made it this far... my questions!

Do you watch videos, and see craft items used and buy them, just to put them away and forget to use them?
Do they get old and dried up before you remember to use them?  
I am talking pastes, paints, and sprays and such.  When I made my journaling page, I found  a lot of my stash was dried up.  Some of it had never even been opened. These cute little jars of lime color, turquoise, and pink modeling paste by ART have never been opened, and they  are dry!  My sprays won't spray!  And some of my  Inca Gold jars of whatever are dried up.  I added water to one and it did absolutely nothing, so threw that one out.  I am so frustrated that I let this happen.
My last question is : Is there anything I can do other than throw them out?

One more thing, I apologize for last week's post having the long empty space before the comments.  I could not correct it no matter what I did. I tried and tried to edit it out, but couldn't.   I had a lot of trouble with last week's post anyway.  I hope this week's post doesn't do that!  I am not electronically smart!  I am blessed to have a blog at all, and blessed by all of you!  Thanks for stopping by!  Happy T Day!