Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hancocks of Paducah

I am in hog heaven! Look at these lovely fabrics! I want to add them to my dwindling fabric stash, but I say to myself, "Amy-you must economize, think sensibly, be frugal!" And so I drool over these new fabrics I discovered at Hanco
cks of Paducah site and sigh...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Ode to Daffodils

"Daffodils" (1804)

I WANDER'D lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the Milky Way,
They stretch'd in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed -- and gazed -- but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.

By William Wordsworth (1770-1850).

Watercolor Painting Courtesy

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Spring Break Highlights

The past week and a half I have spent my time:
  • Listening to Zondervan's KJV on CD
  • A quick jaunt to see Pawhuska's little shops on mainstreet with a friend
  • Organizing and hosting a baby shower for a new Mother in our church with Mum. We decided the colors would be shades of pink, coral, yellow, blue, and green. Using a large punch bowl, we filled it with blue Hawaiian punch, Ginger Ale, Ice - which represented water...then we added a rubber ducky to swim! The party was a grand success. What a darling baby you are Abigail!
  • Devoured the The Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters re-published by Vision Forum
  • Enjoyed a trip to the Tulsa Violin Shop on Main Street for Edward le'Cello's yearly visit which was well over due. No cracks, very little warping of the bridge which can easily be remedied, a new mute, new bow and new strings at last!
  • Organized school affairs for interning, personal affairs.
  • A new license plate for my car, Silver Lining
  • My Grandmother in Texas sent me a vintage kitchen towel. I combined it with some small floral and check and designed a tea cozy and hot pad for future tea time in my own little abode someday.
  • Helped Grandma Betty clear her breeze way of debri and prepare for a garage sale.
and more!

Tomorrow I begin interning at an Orthodontist here in town...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Find of the Week

To my Englishesquey friends you will enjoy a jaunt over to Emma Bridgewater's store. Her stoneware lines have been featured in the drool worthy magazine, English Home. Be sure to read the page, About Us.

Friday, March 7, 2008

John Wesley Quote

"Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can."

Our Pastor Moss quoted this short poem in Wednesday night's Bible Study on "Goodness". I greatly appreciated it. Wikipedia offers a biography on John Wesley.
Photograph courtesy

Thursday, March 6, 2008

April Cornell is going strong!

For awhile April Cornell's web-site was down, and now it is up and running well, with great inspiration. I always love her color combinations and mixture of fabrics.