Thursday, January 1, 2009

Have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

It is a bit like Spring inside my home.
My daughter, M.A., gave me some Paper Whites Bulbs when she visited at Thanksgiving.
Today, January 1, they bloomed and filled the house with their delightful fragrance.

Also a friend gave me a lovely Amaryllis for Thanksgiving, and it has bloomed again.

The last day of 2008 was lovely and warm ( 70ยบ) for Oklahoma. I walked around the Duck Pond, the trees are not ready to bud yet, which is good as we will get more cold weather before long. It is just a delight to be able to walk outside without a coat and enjoy the blue, blue sky and warm breezes.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


"Only the artist, or the free scholar, carries his happiness within him". Ludwig van Beethoven

Came across this quote and realized how true it is. Especially, it is how I feel when I complete a project or even finish an order.

These Seven Copper Roses were finished and shipped just before Christmas as I wanted them to arrive in plenty of time for a special 7th Wedding Anniversary in early January.

Although arthritis in my shoulder is slowing me down, there is something special about making things that gives me a sense of fulfillment.

I am wishing all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!