A Little Sprinkling


Today, with so many men and women working outside the home,

it is rare to find time to indulge your passions...like art!

A favorite quote on a Mary Engelbreit drawing gives me encouragement:

"You're never too old to be what you might have been."

Make time to enjoy what you truly love. I'm just beginning the journey.

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Hair Day

I'm so happy today! I delivered them to my niece's salon and spa where they were received with much enthusiasm by everyone there. I was so worried because this is my first attempt at creating bridal fascinators. Anyway, it's such a relief to see that my work has been accepted and embraced by the clientele. I hope I'm onto something new--for me, that is! 

Happy Memorial Day! And, especially, a "Happy Hair Day" to you all!!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

O-o-o, o-o-o, oh-h-h, oh-h-h, youch!!!

Youch! The deck was still wet, this afternoon, as I grabbed my cobalt-blue glass hummingbird feeder and headed down the steps to place it in a new location. Oh! I went flying down those steps and landed right on my tail. I caught myself with my left arm, saving the hummingbird feeder. Unfortunately, I didn't save me! Tomorrow, I'm sure I'll feel it. My shoulder already feels like someone's holding me hostage!

I've been slipping, tripping and falling since I was little. I'd get my shoes caught in my "elephant" leg, cuffed pants, or they'd trip me up going down the shag-carpeted stairs. I've even turned my ankle while wearing a pair of those adorable wedgies. All this in the name of fashion!

Today's little stunt had nothing to do with fashion, just an old pair of flip-flops that tripped me up! Remind me next time I want to play in the water on the deck to wear something "fashionable". If I'm going to fall, I'd at least like to look good doing it!

Happy Memorial Day if you're in the U.S.A!

Art Linkletter Quote

"But as they say, life is what happens to you while you're making other plans." Art Linkletter

Isn't that the truth! I love it!

Good-night to all!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Motorcycle Mama and her Derriere

Well, we got "The Doctor"--as my husband likes to call her--out tonight for a quick ride. It was our first time out this year. She's all polished up bright and shiny, black and chrome. I don't know why the wind in my face is so exhilarating. Riding in the fresh air makes me feel like I've worked out or something, when in reality, all I've done is sit on my butt, enjoying the fresh air, and realizing that I now need to go for a bicycle ride or to the gym, only I don't have much energy left to do those things. Why? Because the wind's been hitting my face.

To add to the problem, my husband always says he's too tired and, so, that's that. We stay home, and I say for the umpteenth time, "I need some exercise", only because I'd like to hear someone say, "...she has a cute caboosey!" (Fifty First Dates) Like, sure, that's really going to happen. On second thought, my sweet husband would say it, for sure!

Oh, by the way, it's not too late to lift my weights. Maybe by summer my flabby arms will be in shape, but, definitely, not my tush!

Motorcycle Mama

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts on Peace and Tranquility

http://coffeeandpaintdrips.blogspot.com/ Dora, a fellow Etsy artist, really inspired me today. We're on the same wavelength. Walking the shore nearby is something I've not realized was available to me. Walking through the woods behind my house is another activity that has eluded me for some time. I need to get grounded again. I need peace in my life. Her blog has brought some things to light for me. I thank her for it and plan to collect more seashells on the shore and natural things from the woods. All nature walks put life in perspective and bring joy and peace. Thanks , Dora.

In search of Peace and Tranquility,
Nature Girl

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday, Monday...

I just visited with a local restaurant owner and friend who actually helped me secure my current job. Always helping people. Anyway, she gave me a book of jewelry that her friend was featured in. She'd like to put me in touch with her in hopes that something might come of it. At the very least, I might learn something.

On to another topic: I'd like to put you in touch with one of our Etsy artists and the treasury she is featured in. She is on my list of Facebook friends, which is how I found her. I love her painting. Check it out..LGraceOriginals (first picture in shown). http://www.etsy.com/treasury/4bfb0c5c97ef6d9102828e93/wings?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Treasury&utm_campaign=Share 

Monday, Monday. That's my day!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Missed and Lost

Oh, dear! Saturday was so-o-o-o busy watching soccer games and photographing, I missed writing altogether.

This evening, I'm lost because LOST is leaving the air. Right in the middle of this season finale', I'm squeezing in a few lines. I can't believe that the whole crew felt the same way about Charlie's death as I did. I literally cried when it happened. Those of you who haven't been LOST fans will be able to see reruns, I'm sure. Of course, you'll like it!

I need some help prioritizing my business. Someone out there, HELP! My husband says I'm becoming "obsessed with it". Of course, I am! I've just opened my own shop, and owning a business is 24/7. The only thing is, I'm afraid I'll burn out if I don't put some perspective on it.

Well, my thoughts for now. Back to LOST. Until Monday, I remain...

Your Lost, but Obsessive, Friend

PS:  Write me a note with YOUR perspective, sometime!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cool Prom, Cool Babe

Well, I've been having fun reading blogs, as if I really have the time! Elsie's blog, Namaste on Etsy, reminded me of one of my senior proms with my friend, Jim. Now, Jim was w-a-a-a-y taller than I was: Jim-- 6', me--just short of 5'4". Slow dancing was, well, let's say uncomfortable...well, you can imagine. I couldn't see over his shoulder! Had a great time, anyway!

Tonight we celebrated my husband's birthday. I found the cutest card. I can't get it into my post, so here it is: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/643091/woman-in-fridge-print-pdf-june-19-2008-7-16-pm-4-7-meg?da=y

Cool Babe (You'll get it when you see the card)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday Bunco

Hey, there! It's past my bedtime. I don't know what I'm doing anymore; I'm so tired!

I won ten bucks at Bunco tonight AND had a couple of whiskey slushes. We Bunco Babes had a great time! Tomorrow, I'd love to make more jewelry or a scarf, but I have to re-photograph so many pieces and finish the bridal fascinators for my niece. I don't know which direction to head in first. For the moment, dreams are calling me. I hope they're pleasant.

Fun B.B.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


I'm LOST without "LOST". How about you? Grand Finale on Sunday at 7.

I'm looking for ways to get more exposure. It's a long, hard process learning to get a business off the ground. I sometimes feel all alone, down and out, totally LOST!

And, most of all, I'm LOST without my Etsy artist friends, my customers, my Facebook friends, and you, MY BLOG FOLLOWERS! And now I'm found!!!

Lost, but Found!
Little Bo Peep's Sheep

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mother-Daughter and Goddess

Wow! Sounds good, doesn't it. Mother-Daughter Scarf Set and Goddess Necklace. Those aren't complete titles, but they sound good   already!

Here are some photos of my latest:

Ooooo! Blue! Turquoise-blue! Turquoise-blue and silver!

And the scarves...what can I say. Cute!

Nighty, night. Enjoy the photos.


Sunday, May 16, 2010

Two Beachcombers

First, I've got to say I truly enjoy reading Namaste's blog. It cracks me up. You can visit her shop at http://www.namaste.etsy.com, or her blog by clicking on her name in my list of blog followers.

Well, this weekend my sister and I were beachcombers. Actually my sister found one piece of brown sea glass, which is more than I can say for myself. As we walked the sandy shore I thought of my new Etsy friend who owns Liliana Designs http://www.lilianadesigns.etsy.com. She makes beautiful sea glass jewelry!

Getting back to the shore, I found a baseball for the kids, some driftwood for my mom, and some seashells for either a piece of jewelry or a scarf. I do have one called "Fishy, Fishy in the Cream" that drips with glass pearls and seashells. It seems to be one of the most popular in my collection.

Pleasant dreams along the shore, waves splashing, breezes blowing, summer on its way...relax, r-e-l-a-x, nighty night!

Beachcomber Babe

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Camp-out

Well, off to bonfires, the lake, sand, sun, s'mores, breakfast outside, fun!!! It's been awhile. I'll check my blog on Sunday, the 16th.

Finished another bracelet in semi-precious stones and silver: Turquoise chips, turquoise-dyed howlite, sterling silver, etc. Will be posting it early next week. Have a great couple of days!

Camper Girl, Therese

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Been Busy with New Adventure

Once again, I'm showing some photos of what I've been up to lately. These bridal / evening fascinators and hair accessories are in the process of being created for my niece's salon and spa. She has a lovely salon and spa named "elevate" in Trenton, MI. Just go to http://www.experienceelevate.com to see the opportunities for beauty.


Here are some of my latest workings: 


The first link is to the treasury. Second link is directly to my scarf. Take a look! I'm always excited when I'm chosen for someone's treasury.

Have a great day!!


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Camper and a New Friend

Going camping near the lake on a cool day. It'll be near 70 this weekend, but not near enough. Chills! 

We're trying out a funny little camper that Mike's uncle built. It's very efficient and even has an air conditioning unit and a shower! I just love to get away. Actually, the best vacations have been a combination of both--roughing it under the pines along the lake, swimming, walking on the beach, making s'mores around a campfire; then moving on to a little more luxury with a beautiful room in town, some nice dinner places, cocktails, shopping for artsy things. Love mini vacations!


Today I asked an Etsy jewelry artist to critique my shop. Her name is Dawn of Soul Song Creations. She was so very gracious to do so for me. I'd like to share her link with you. She has some really cool stuff!

Happy Camper

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

She Sells Sea Shells

Slow in coming one more bracelet has been added to my collection of shop pieces. It's my She Sells Seashells Bracelet. She sells seashells by the seashore. I've always loved that tongue-twister. Makes me picture warm sand and water with a pail and shovel. Anyway, here's one of my photos:

Mr. Sandman's coming.
Pleasant dreams of the beach!
Seashell Girl

Monday, May 10, 2010

Garden Photos

Above: Fox a few houses down and ground-cover and rock gardens.

Wish I could find the beautiful flower photos. These were taken last year near end of blooming season. When I find some, I'll post them. Have a lovely day.

Another Etsy Artist's Story - Very Worthwhile Reading

I've just read a story of bravery, written by Lea Fowler of Lea Fowler Photography, about an incident that happened to her. Worthwhile reading. LINK: .Lea Fowler Photography. The story connects from the INFO box in the left-hand column.

Have a wonderful evening. I have been busy making bridal hair accessories. I'm learning and having fun.



It was a lovely day. I enjoyed a cookout with our daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter. Then came the other part of our family. Visited with my mom yesterday at a birthday party. The weather's been sunny.

Hope you all have had a wonderful Mother's Day as well.

Mother Therese

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday Listings from a Happy Mom

Oh, we had a ball at our grandson's birthday party! So cute!

But, now, on to those "almost as important" things like my new jewelry listings. Finally: the Limesickle charm necklace and bracelet. I love them both. Lime's one of my favorite colors. In fact, I'd like to keep both pieces, but I'll wait to see what happens. I'm offering custom orders for different colors. I can always make myself another one, slightly different, of course! OOAK!

As usual, I'm tired and going to watch some TV for awhile before hitting the pillow. Enjoy your holiday, tomorrow.

From a Happy Mom

TGIF for Photography; Kudos to the Red Wings!

Friday night and totally frustrated. I photographed more bracelets today, and, I can tell you that photographing textiles and jewelry can be one of the most challenging things ever. Not all textiles and jewelry, just mine! What does that say about my talent in that arena! 

I went to bed late last night, after I heard all about my husband's "stinking" experience at work. He got hit with an octopus at Joe Louis Arena, and, even though he didn't relish that experience, all that really mattered to him was that the Wings won 7 to 1. Yes!

So, kudos to the Detroit Red Wings for their victory, and kudos to Mike for enduring the "stinking" thrill of work the Wings games!

And, about my photography: who cares? I don't. The Wings won, it's Friday night and I'm gonna' sleep well tonight! But come Monday, more photography and another playoffs game...Go Wings!!!!!!!!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fly Me to the Moon

My little grandson's birthday is coming up soon. I bought him an astronaut set from the Discovery Channel Store. Here's the verse I wrote for his little card (picture below):

You're 4 yrs. old today.
Tomorrow, you could be,
floating around in the outer space,
and looking around to see,
the sun, the moon, the stars and say,
"i can't believe, it's me!"

Well, that's my sci-fi fix for the day. I will be floating by this evening. I like dreaming; could you tell!

Man in the Moon and Me

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Skipped Tuesday

It is now Wed., and I'm going to be busy making bridal hair accessories for my niece's salon. I put a link to to the salon on my fan page. Check it out. Hair accessorizing is a new one for me. Wish me luck!

Red Wings lost last night by one goal. So upsetting! Hope we'll be back in the running at our next game.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Mowing Monday

Well, another day... I'm s-o-o-o-o tired. I mowed the front and back lawns and the area leading to the woods. My dearest hurt his knee pretty badly. As for me--talk about out of shape. You never know until you try mowing the lawn after not having done so in forever! I could ride my bike all over town and not get that tired. I could weed my garden for three hours and not get that tired. I could clean my whole house and not get that tired. I could shop all day... But mow the lawn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, goodbye to "Mowing Monday". Pleasant dreams to all and a Happy Tuesday to you!

Lawn Mower Girl

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tonight, tonight...

Anyone remember that song? I never liked it, but as time goes on... Well, anyway, tonight I'm working on a few silk flowers with beads and copper and vintage Czech glass buttons. My niece is waiting for some bridal head pieces for her salon. This is my first attempt at creating hair accessories. It'll be more fun once I acquire more experience. Combs, hair pins, tiaras and headbands "out there" these days are gorgeous!!! Wish me luck. So far it's been fun.

Pleasant Dreams, Tonight.
Bridal Baby

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday night's alright, alright, alright...

OK, Elton. Saturday is alright with me, too! Took some photos today, but I have to repeat a few. I'll be posting some things within the next couple of days. 

We had some strawberry shortcake this evening. Um-m-m!!! Summer's on its way, now!

Well, here's another sneak preview...

Saturday Girl

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Art is my passion. My shop at mydreamgarden.etsy.com is just a little jaunt. Please stop by my shop anytime and also follow this blog. Feel free to leave comments, especially positive ones! I invite constructive criticism as well; it makes for continued growth. Write me: mydreamgarden@wideopenwest.com. "itsmydreamgarden" on Yahoo. Google "mydreamgarden" and link to my Etsy website from there. You can also get to my Etsy page from this blog. Go to my Profile and click on the link. Thanks for stopping by. Have a day that's filled with wonder! Therese