Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! I was able to say that to my dad until I lost him in 1995. This is a great day to remember the fun we had while I was growing up. We would sit on the front porch and read the Sunday Comics - Dagwood was one of his favorites. He taught me to recognize the different makes of cars and by the time I was 4, I could tell a Chevy from a Ford or a Dodge! In '53 he and mom bought a lake lot and with the help of a lot of uncles and aunts built a cabin. We had such good times! I learned how to drive at age 7 - in a '54 Chevy PU with a clutch pedal that seemed to be a mile long. Dad made sure I could go up hill without stalling the engine and rolling back into the lake. We fished together - my husband is amazed that he married a woman who knows how to clean a fish! I'm proud to say that I live in that little corner of paradise today. Although we bought the lot next door and built a larger home, the little cabin still stands to this day. It has been designated a storage building now, but when I look it I can still hear the laughter and remember the good times we had there. Life does go on.

Monday, June 15, 2009

AMuse-A-Palooza Square Challenge #1

AMuse-A-Palooza is upon us - a funfilled week of crafty goodness from AMuse Artstamps. Contests galore will abound. The first one is to make a card using a square for inspiration. I've always loved inchies, so what better way to use a square - one square inch to be exact. This card used the surfboard and "enjoy the ride" sentiment from the newest summer release. Colored with Copics, and placed on an AMuse square notecard.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Yard Visitors

We had the cutest visitors in our yard this evening - two does and their new fawns. The deer come to graze in our yard just about every evening. I was lucky enough to get a picture of two of them before they moved on. The baby couldn't be more than a couple of days old. All spindly legs and a big appetite. I love spring in the hill country!