Beverly Parkison aka Lateblooming Designs

So much hate, so much destruction brought on by hate, so much hate inspired by fear. We wonder what we can change the world and then we realize we can’t. So we wonder what we should do …… at least I wonder. Out of that wondering came the thought that I am only one person […]

via I Am One — The Chicken Grandma

Here are ten SBC realities I wish the average Southern Baptist church member were more aware of.

via 10 Things I Wish Southern Baptists Knew About Southern Baptists — Michelle Lesley


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This picture is awful but not bad in real life. The background flowers can barely be seen in persons and the wooden bird is really  cute and not a stand out ugly like my photo. Good grief woman…learn how to photograph..Patience! Even an old lady needs to learn.

A few days ago I posted the beginning of watercolor backgrounds for some cards. Here is one. Not the best quality photo but some of you ask to see. dscn1630-2

Thanks to Central Electric Power the big oak in my parents front yard is no longer . She had been losing branches almost every day for a while and we were really thinking the next big storm….…

Source: Big Oak Down

Thanks to Central Electric Power the big oak in my parents front yard is no longer . She had been losing branches almost every day for a while and we were really thinking the next big storm….Booom ..and she would be in the middle of the house.  Things will be different but hopefully a lot safer. Now for the clean up. Anyone need firewood? We have plentydscn1635

Good Grief…Rats

Well this new year is starting out kinda pitiful.. My #1 son, the one with the big birthday coming up, cut down a big cedar tree. It was dead and his wife wants to fashion a beautiful mantel for their fireplace. It will be really cool if it all works out, but now here is the pitiful part…poison ivy.  Yep…growing all over the trunk. Even though I didn’t help with the falling he did stop by here and yes I stupid me touched one of the vines. They are dead right.?Wrong…poison ivy never dies. Now I don’t have a life threaten case of it but good grief I really could have done with out this challenge. Yes, he got some too.

Now that  Christmas,New Year and Thank Yous are out of the way it’s time to come up with a gift box of cards . My sweet thoughtful cousin who does so much for so many people is always sending a box of goodies this way.Sometimes it is for the Grands;coloring books, paints, reading books, games even a couple of rag dolls  that I made a dress for and was part of the girls Christmas. My winter project, well some day project since winter is here, is a doll house, really a miniature house . I’ve always wanted one to distress and make  look real only small. She sent that too. One that she or someone had started but never really got into it. Any way …she needs a box of cards since that’s about all I can do for her.

Did I tell you earlier that on her last visit, her husband was an angel and put down a new floor in my parents bath and a roof frame over my back porch? Well…the roof is finished and the rain on the tin today was wonderful. We have a metal roof on the house but because of the insulation we can’t hear the rain and now Babe can stay out of the rain and sit in the chair that come Spring  I will sit in to read or draw or just watch nature.  Life can be so good sometimes.

Here is proof I have her on my mind and have at least made a start. Watercolor! Always has been my interest but adding it to cards is really fun.

dscn1627Next blog I’ll catch up with other projects I remembered to take a picture of. This is something I need to work on. I’m just too eager to get things sealed up and out to the mailbox.     Remember..this is the Lords day…. Rejoice     Til next time xoxo