Turns out that WildEarth has a promo! So, I thought I'd give you a highly editted (nothing ever happens this fast on a drive) view of why I love these safaris.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The retreat was wonderful. The director was terrific, the kids were amazing and the whole experience, once we got there (we won't talk about the prep which was hectic, stressful and full of drama), was inspiring and renewing. I not only got some good spiritual time for myself, but the time I spent with the kids again reminded me of how incredible our students are.
DH spent my birthday weekend at spring training in Florida (his Christmas present from me) and brought me back PHILLIES EARRINGS for my present! They are SOOO cute!
I got some FABULOUS birthday cards which I will share over the next several posts. Here's one from Shirley:
I wish you could see how GORGEOUS this card is IRL. It is done with several layers of super-shiny paper and cardstock, the flourish in the upper corner is gold embossed, there is sparkle and glitter all over the place, the vase is finished with diamond glaze- just INCREDIBLE!!!!
Thank you SOOO much Shirley for the amazing card and the really great message inside- it made me so happy when I read it.
Shirley's blog is Card Art, Etc and is one of my favorite blogs- you have to check it out and see a real card artist at work.
I also got a papercrafted gift from Etha which I will show you once I can get a good picture of it- scanning just didn't work. It is truly amazing- I was stunned by the beauty and complexity of it. Etha is SOOOO talented- if I didn't love her I would totally hate her, lol!
I haven't had time for more than a week to check out all my favorite blogs and sites. I hope I can get to some of them tonight and catch up by the weekend. So, if I have been ignoring you, it's not because I wanted to- and I'll be back soon. For now, it's time for more migraine meds and another nap to let them work.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I'm going away on retreat with students this weekend. I love this experience- I hope I am helping them and I also appreciate my own spiritual renewal, which they help.
I have been listening to a lot of music over the last few days, searching for just the right pieces that include messages that will touch and inspire.
I don't know yet if I will use this one, but I am certainly including it on the CD I am burning to take along. I hope you like it.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
The one piece of embroidery that I must see sometime in my life is the Bayeux Tapestry. It was stitched shortly after the Norman conquest of England in 1066 and tells the story of William the Conquerer and his invasion of England.
The Bayeux Tapestry is not a tapestry at all, but an immense piece of embroidery, measuring 20 inches high and 250 feet long! (Sort of like that mural history of America that goes around the inside of the US Capitol dome, only made of fabric and almost 1000 years older!) The idea of the Bayeux Tapestry has fascinated since I first learned of it!
Here is a really fun animation of the Bayeux Tapestry!