Friday, March 26, 2010

What a wonderful day.

Let's just pretend I'm posting this yesterday....what a wonderful day I had. My DH and I went to Michigan, boots on and ready for the field...I went and got gourds. I love getting gourds...stinking, moldy nasty things, but I love it. We were lucky as the rain in IN hadn't made it there yet so it was just crisp out. I ended up with 60, that should keep me busy for a while.

Then we went to visit our friends in Niles, how wonderful and giving they are, not just generous, but generous of heart. She is a wonderful watercolor artist, and the peaceful view, just sitting in her family room, drinking Pete's coffee (try it WONDERFUL), and look out into the woods with a beautiful pond and cascading water garden...tranquility at it's finest. I love finding moments like that. We are very lucky. AND she generously let me pick off her wall a painting of my was like CHRISTMAS all day long, but better, there was no expectation of the day, it just was, and wonderful it was at that.

I did find time to work too, in the truck on the drive, I'm almost done with 12 of my new little gals.
Smiles to All,


  1. Would love to see what you do with all your gourds you collected. Sounds like you had a very special day. Happy creating...

  2. Just wanted to tell you, that as one of the past makers of comfort dolls, I have not made any in awhile. But I had one left to dress. Then, unexpectedly , a dear friend and art buddy died this past week. I took what I had learned in making the comfort dolls to make this last doll for her best friend who was so devastated. Only I printed out Kathleen's (lady who passed away) head and decoupaged it onto the face of the doll. Dressed her in a outfit like she used to wear and gave it to Nadine (her best friend). Now she has kathleen the comfort doll. I would not have known what to do without the comfort doll project!

  3. How wonderful Salzanos. I am in awe of what this project has already brought to me, and I was the one "suppose" to be giving. I'm sorry to hear of your friends passing, what a simple but wonderful way to keep her close. Thank you for sharing your life. Smiles to you, Brenda