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As most of you know, I am not a big fan of Facebook.  It is my belief that some of the hackers use Facebook to get into your emails, etc. I do know of one instance where my email was hacked and I traced it back to a Friend Request on Facebook.   Usually, I would open Facebook two or three times a week.  Recently, it has been once a week.  Now I have decided it might be even more infrequent.     So, if you are getting replies or comments  a little late, that is the reason.

Some things I learned from this “Facebook Fast” is that it can be such a theft of your time.   I would open it, intending to read one comment or post, and maybe an hour and a half later cut it off.  Most of what I had read was not pertinent or important to my every day life, SO—-I have decided to open it even more frequently. If you have a message that you want me to see or respond to, it would be better to email me.

I am not criticizing those who are on Facebook constantly, but just wanted to express my feelings about it being such a time stealer.  Enough of my soapbox for today.    See you later.


2014 in review

This is what the WordPress helper monkeys came up with as my recap of 2014.   Enjoy!!!!!              And a HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Lavinia Stamps–UK

There is a stamp company in the UK that has some wonderful stamps, both regular and digital.  Of course, I had to try some of them.    They have a challenge each month, and the month of August is to add glitter to the card you make.  I chose to do this one for the challenge – stamping the image on a hand painted background.   The scan doesn’t make the glitter show up too good, but hope you can tell I used clear Stickles on the fairy dust and the wings.



And the winners are—

all of you who commented on my July 16 blog.  I waited to see if more people had a comment, but have ended the offer as of today.   I need a mailing address for Grady and Becky.  If you will email me your address, I will add it to my list.   I am waiting on some rigid mailing envelopes I have ordered, and will get an 8 x 10 drawing off to you as soon as they come.

We have had some much needed rain the past few days, and things are beginning to turn green again!

Have a new template from Ben Kwok for a Mallard duck, but haven’t had time to do a drawing yet.  Will show you when I have one finished.

Thanks for stopping by today, and I will see you again soon.

I can’t believe a year has gone by ——

—–since I did my first post on this blog.  At any rate, it was a year ago today!  And this will be my 50th post, so I reached the goal I set for the first year.

In appreciation to all of you who have faithfully followed my blog this year, I want to offer a little give away.  It seems I have been doing so many Zentangles®, ZIAs, and drawings from Ben Kwok templates that I am running out of storage space. HA!  SO– I am giving away some of them to those who leave a comment on this blog.  I will draw the names at random from the comments,  and announce the winners on the 22nd.  If you are a winner, I will ask you to send me your mailing address.   I will give you 5 days to comment, so if you comment on this blog by July 21, your name will go in the pot.

Some of you have said you couldn’t leave a comment.   If you will click on the title of this blog, it will take you to the actual blog, not just the email version.  You can scroll down and see the comments that have been posted, and then leave a comment in the box below.  I would love to hear from you, and to know if you are enjoying what I am sending.   Thanks for stopping by, and I will see you in a few days.

The good news I have today is that we got a good rain last night, and we should see the vegetables, flowers and (of course, the grass) to start flourishing.  We are so thankful for the rain.

Update on Barn Quilts

Some of you may wish to know more about barn quilts that I showed you a couple of days ago.

There is a “Barn Quilt Trail” in Northeast Tennessee.  This link will show you some of the barns and other buildings that have quilts painted on them.  I didn’t know there were so many there.

Also, there is a site that tells about the history of how barn quilts got started, and some great pictures.

I am sure there are more if you just Google “Barn Quilts”

Hope you enjoy looking at some of these.


What I was looking for ——

What I was looking for when I did my last post, was my book in which I kept all the birthdays.  It had been lost for some time, so if any of you did not receive a card on your birthday, please forgive.  I do have it now and will keep it on my coffee table, and hopefully not miss any birthdays in the future.

To bring you up to date, the big toe problems I had was gout.  We tried Prednisone, but that didn’t work, so had to take some expensive medicine to cure it.  Each pill was about $6. Fortunately, I was able to get a coupon for a trial containing 7 pills, and that was enough to do the job.  Also, the weather is getting better, so maybe I’ll feel like doing posts more often.

Hope to see you soon.