Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Sunday, January 25, 2015

~I'M SEEING RED!!~

Happy Sunday, friends!

Yes, I am seeing red lately!

A girl can never have too much red fabric!

Those lovely shades of crimson, garnet, ruby, berry, and true red!


Notice the age of this old velvet.....so lovely!

Different textures, like soft velvet!


Favorite little book called AMERICAN COUNTRY HEARTS by Mary Emmerling!

Beautiful red hearts that warm my heart and make it skip a beat!


Love these two together!

An old pincushion in faded red, atop a sweet little painted box in aged red!


Another view of the HEARTS book!  LOVE these cutters!!

The color red and hearts just go together, don't you think??

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Why am I seeing so much RED lately??

Well, it just so happens that Valentine's Day is quickly approaching
and in honor of this special day, 
I am having an update on my Picture trail called......

~I'M SEEING RED!!~  
(You just knew I was going to say that, didn't you?)

Here is a peek at the items I will have available!!


Angels and Birds and Hearts.....oh my!!

It is a mix of angels, dolls, hearts, pears, birds, and pincushions.......all my favorite things in my favorite color......RED!  Well, I guess there are a few other things in black, but that is my other favorite color!!

My Update will be Tuesday, January 27th, at 2pm, PST!  The album will be closed till then so that my amazing hubby Jeff can load all the pictures and Paypal buttons (Thanks, honey!!!), and I can write all the descriptions!!  It will open at 2pm and you will not need a password!

I hope you can stop by and perhaps even find something that makes your heart go pitter patter!!  

A special welcome to all my new followers too!!  Thank you for coming along!!

Wishing you all visions of YOUR favorite color today, my friends~

Julie


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

~HAPPY.........EVERYTHING!!!~

Hello, dear friends!

love my Of Purpose and Spirit new calendar

Since I actually missed wishing you Happy New Year,
and it is already January 14th......(REALLY??)

I thought it best to just wish you,

Happy.......... Everything!!  

Hope that covers it!! 

I truly do wish you A MOST HAPPY NEW YEAR,
and hope it has been just that!  

There is nothing better than starting over and starting fresh!!  

Things have certainly been happy here.....and what could make one more happy than......


all your favorite Disney characters!

DISNEY ON ICE!!!

We were able to go see this spectacular show together and it was absolutely incredible!!

If you have never been, I encourage you to go
 especially if you have some little princesses like I do!!


The show we attended was in Ontario, CA,


isn't she a beauty?

home to the magnificent Queen Mary 2!!!

   She is the newer one, while the original one is in San Diego!  I was able to go aboard the original one back in 1980, and later discovered that my own mom-in-law ACTUALLY sailed on her when she came to America from England as a war bride!!  Can you IMAGINE!!!  She was one brave lady!!!   

We spent some time before the show strolling around a sweet little boardwalk and enjoyed the crisp, 
breezy day!  

Happy princesses with Daddy



hmmmm, that is quite the tropical headdress


We are happy we have these earmuffs on, Grammy!

It was so much fun seeing all the happy children AND adults anxiously anticipating the evening but it was hard to truly capture the moments due to dealing with the huge crowd and trying to corral 2 EXTREMELY excited princesses around, so sadly, there is only one picture to share!!


We had great seats!

  The girls both were on the edge of their seats, clapping, cheering, and even singing!!  It was truly a night to remember!!

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With January quickly coming to a close, I have turned my thoughts to February and all things related to.....

HEARTS and the color......RED!

I have been very busy creating some new items that fit this theme and hope to do an update soon, so I will keep you posted as I get closer to completing things!!

 I have some birds, hearts and pincushions that I hope you will love and look forward to sharing them soon!

  Here is a little sneak peek for you!


I see lots of my favorite color......RED!!

I trust you are staying warm and catching  up on some WIP's, or perhaps enjoying a great book or a new magazine, or even venturing out and just enjoying nature!  Whatever you do, I hope it makes you HAPPY!!


Wishing you a Happy......... Everything!....... my friends~ 

Julie


Sunday, December 21, 2014

~SILENT NIGHT! HOLY NIGHT!~


Silent night!  Holy night!
All is calm, all is bright!




Round yon Virgin Mother and Child,
Holy infant so tender and mild,




Christ the Savior is Born!
Christ the Savior is Born!

(John Freeman Young, ca. 1859)


May the Peace, Joy, and Hope
 that was born this Blessed night,
 fill your hearts and homes
 this Christmas and the coming New Year!



Merry Christmas!!!

Jeff and Julie