Monthly Archives: November 2012

Gift #182: Acorns

“Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us that we are nothing but acorns and that our greatest happiness will be to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns; but that is of interest only to pigs.  Our faith gives us knowledge … Continue reading

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GIft #181: Fall Foliage Necklaces

“How beautifully leaves grow old.  How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs A few weeks ago when the trees were full of gold and crimson leaves, I made these necklaces in autumn hues.  I … Continue reading

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Gift #180: Beasley’s apple orchard

One of the special blessings about living in Indiana are the abundance of  little orchards and pumpkin patches scattered about.  I love all the outdoor stands and mom/pop farms that sell their produce throughout the summer and fall.  I’m fortunate … Continue reading

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Gift #179: Thanksgiving Cards

Thanksgiving cards are all done and in the mail!  Yay!   Life got a lot easier for me when I realized I could make the same card design for all my relatives.  They didn’t need to all be different from each … Continue reading

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Gift #178: First snow

Today was a big day – we had our first snow!!  Now, to preface this, I’d like to say that yesterday it was 70 and sunny.  We went to bed at the close of a perfect, balmy weekend; and we … Continue reading

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Gift #177: Autumn mornings

“I saw old autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to the silence.”   – Thomas Hood More autumn pictures today!  I’ve taken so many this season as it has been spectacular. Most of the leaves have fallen … Continue reading

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Gift #176: Bird’s nest

On the way out of Hobby Lobby, look what was waiting to be discovered!  It had been hiding in the tree near the entrance, well hidden in the leaves.  But now that the leaves had all fallen, we were able … Continue reading

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GIft #175: Walk in the woods

“If a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God.”  – George Washington Carver A long walk in the woods is one of the … Continue reading

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Gift #174: Phoenix Theatre

This evening I was invited out to dinner and a show at the local theatre with some friends.  We had a wonderful time and it was so much fun.  We had dinner downtown and then walked to the Phoenix Theatre.  … Continue reading

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Gift #173: Brussel sprouts

Oh, how I love brussel sprouts!  I think they are my favorite vegetable.  It’s quite a change from my childhood, in which I couldn’t stand them.  I remember the first time I saw them growing on a stalk, not as … Continue reading

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