Monday, July 25, 2016

Week 2 . Keeping the Faith

Hello!

It has been such a hot week here in Virginia.  Temperatures maintaining in the 90's.  Not much rain but we are still very lucky from all the rain we had... everything is still lush and green.

Last week was pretty much ordinary for myself and my family.   I did spend two days very sick but have scheduled a doctors appointment for early August for routine testing.





Sharing some Positive

Keeping the faith, even in a world of turmoil.  Turning away from the news media, trying to read just enough to be an informed citizen but knowing that I'll never get the whole truth.  Letting it go and following my heart.  Listening to my soul.  

I still have the dream of simplicity in my life.  I've had it for years... and I have made some changes but I hope to continue to get rid of the excess and live lighter.  Focusing my attention more within.


On Sunday, we went to Bridgewater Marina on Smith Mountain Lake.  It was so very hot!   The grandbabies got to feed some popcorn to the carp and ducks.


We played in their fabulous arcade for a while and then had pizza.  The kids had such a good time.  The live music started as we were eating and more people and boats began to arrive. 








This Week's Website Share




In Crochet....

I'm making some progress on the bed doll.  Right now, I am working on the first part of the first ruffle at the bottom.  Keep in mind, this is 5 treble crochets in each of the 200 stitches!  


Progress.....











Some highlights from the #365happydays

a fun light saber duel!!

a summertime dinner....yumm.





Nature photography




This is a bush at the side of my house.   It is so very lovely.





Swap bot


Each week, I will try to highlight one of the swaps I either send out or receive.  If you love sending and receiving things in the mail.... you should check out

Swap-Bot

This particular swap was a "Mail Art" swap.  
Mail art swaps are just what they are called.  You decorate a envelope or maybe a postcard with your artistic touch.  

The theme of this swap was -- "Hippie Mail Art"

and this is the awesome envelope I received.





I have to high light one more swap this week...

The swap was a color swap - Pink.   You were supposed to send all pink items to your partner.

Just look at the fun stuff I got :-)  This swap was from one of my lovely daughters.



and from the same lovely daughter who also swaps... a decorated envelope she made for me


(and I do apologize... I could not get the photo turned around!! )



Moment of Inspiration







my favorite video/song of the week...



A Prayer to Share





Thanks so much for stopping by.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.






Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Week 1 - Finding the Good

You know, everywhere you look lately you are bombarded with horrific news, politics, horrific news, terrible weather events, horrific news, politics....

And sometimes it just overwhelms me.

I do believe that it is necessary to be aware of what is happening in this world of ours but when I let myself read or watch too much of it... it pulls my spirit down.

I have intentionally looked for "good" news but it falls short on the major news networks.  Even in the small town I live in, it's getting harder to find the good.  But its out there.  

So for me, I challenge myself to keep up with world and local events, but not to dwell there.  

Instead, I plan to check good news websites more often and write a positive weekly blog here at Whispering Horn.




The first thing I want to share with you this week is a couple of the Good News and/or Inspirational websites that I like to visit....

The Good News Network

Daily Good


I have found some of the most heart warming and inspirational stories at both of these sites.  Some days you just need to believe in humanity again.



Things have been pretty steady for me in my life.   Lot's of family time.  Work is going great.   A quick road trip to Maryland to pick my husband up from his three week visit with his mom and sister.  My youngest daughter went with me and other than the traffic on the Interstate we took, it was a pleasant and fun trip.




This Week's Website Share

Loving Outer Space Stuff
Interesting Stuff here if you like outer space



In Crochet....

I've decided to embark on a fun project for my granddaughters. I absolutely love making bed dolls and I thought.....why haven't I made any of these for them?

They take awhile to make so I've very excited to start on one this weekend.

Here are a couple of photos of several different patterns I have saved...







Above are just a few photos from the patterns.

I've decided to begin with the third one.  Her pattern name is RosemaryAnn.

The pattern...

I've decided to make her yellow with white trim.  The ruffled underslip will be white.  The roses I put on will be pink.

Progress....











My on going facebook and instagram challenge of my year 53

#365happydays

is going well. 

Just a few highlights through Day 65













My Nature Photography.

Here are this weeks shares.....














Moment of Inspiration.....






and my favorite video/song of the week...








I wish you each a blessed and beautiful week ahead.


Thanks for stopping by.

A Prayer to Share...