Wednesday, January 9, 2008


Is that a word? Randomness? Hmmm.....well, it is my word for today. Thought I would do a post, but I really don't have a specific topic to blog about.
Here is Sweet Girl and her Grandma (Hubby's mom). She made Sweet Girl this cape for Christmas. It is so nice because we can slip it on while she is in her stroller/wheelchair. It was such a pain to try to get a jacket on her while she was strapped in to her chair. Now we don't have to mess with that.
I made this card a while back. I don't think I have shared it before. You can "click" on it to see it better. The bird image and scripture are from some notecards I bought at a garage sale. Speaking of birds, a friend from church just gave me this huge Audubon book - hundreds of beautiful birds! The book is falling apart so it will be great to use in some projects.
A birthday card I made just before Christmas. And speaking of Christmas....if you usually receive a Christmas card from me and are wondering why you didn't this year, it is because I didn't get any sent out. Too much craziness (more on that at the end of the post).
Is it an illness of some sort if you buy a box of paperclips at the thrift store because.....

...they have a beautiful patina?! These aren't the usual shiny silver. They are a beautiful brownish copper. I like them. Does that make you worry about my mental state?

Actually, my mental state might be questionable lately. I mentioned Christmas cards earlier. Well, right before Christmas my husband accepted a new job, in a new town. I'm struggling with this one. I'm not ready to leave this place. Anyway, when I should have been writing the annual holiday letter and addressing envelopes, all I could think about were the upcoming changes. I've decided to postpone the letter until I know more about the move. That way I can update everyone on our new address, etc. Right now the plan is for Hubby to start the job at the end of this month. He will live in an apartment on campus and the kids and I will stay here and try to get the house sold. I really don't like to talk about it, so that is all I will say for now. I'll share more as I can.

Well, the guys are off to a Harlem Globetrotters game. Sweet Girl and I are home alone for the evening. She's not happy right now. I think she is tired. So am I. I think I will go snuggle with her on the couch for awhile. It will do us both some good, I'm sure.


Dixie said...

Love the cards and the new find. Glad the cape is working for Sweet Girl. Will pray for your "mental state". We love you.

Heidi ( said...

The card is lovely! Oh, I would love it if someone gave me an Audubon book! Just think of the bird things I could make... I needed birds for my spoon magnets I made at Christmas (as gifts)...and I had such a hard time finding pictures. I'm going to try and find this book!

A move. A change. A stretch. I'm not sure if I ever posted this on my blog, but we moved so many times when I was growing up that I don't even know how many times! My father specialized in starting churches. (He'll be 81 in a few weeks and STILL is a pastor of a church!) Your blog name is sort of a premonition of what's to come: Bloom where you're planted, cut it's right here, no matter where you are! God bless!

Darla said...

Hope you are feeling better, Vanessa. Many blessings to you all during your time of transition.

Love Sweet Girl's cape :)

cindy said...

Well, I tried to leave a comment, this might be a duplicate. Love your bird card, it's gorgeous! And those paper clips, well, we are in the same "state" cause I would have grabbed those two. Enjoy snuggle time with your sweetie girl.

ELLIE said...

The cape is awesome and so beautiful - your daughter looks so sweet in it!!
Love the cards and the find...I hope you all have a great weekend - take care of you!!!

blessedme said...

The cape is lovely and I love the items you've made. I too have a hard time with change. I was just telling dh that I am much happier in my own little abode than anywhere else. Good luck, sweetie, with the move.

Corene said...

Love your thrift store finds, and the beautiful cards you made...I know every time I've found out we have to move, my world comes crashing down. Wishing you strength... and now I'm curious what part of the US you'll be in!