New Endeavors

I love crafts but I’m not very good at them, so I’m learning. I want to make my own greeting cards. Here are the ones I made for two of my nieces whose 20-year birthdays (I think they’re turning 20) are coming up soon. I have patterns for the designs, but they have to be enlarged, something I’m not good at doing by hand. My printer will enlarge but it’s out of ink so…..

I had to lay the scissors on top to keep the card flat for the picture.

Casey's Birthday card outside view 2014

Casey's Birthday card inside view 2014

Katie's Birthday card outside view 2014

Katie's Birthday card inside view 2014

An Unexpected Sunrise

I’m a night owl, or late night bear, whichever wildlife you prefer. I love both animals. But I digress. Last night was one of those typical nights in which I just couldn’t get comfortable. I tossed and turned, thought about my grandkids and their struggles, and tried to ignore aches and pains. At close to 5:30 this morning I gave up and got up. I turned on the pre-set coffee pot, made myself a cup of Red Zinger tea, turned on my computer, and took my husband his coffee and I-pad. As I sat down at my computer and looked out the window, the colors of the dawn began settling on the leaves of the trees. There is nothing quite like the color of dawn gold outlining tree leaves. What a beautiful way to start the day. Hope your is wonderful.