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Monday, March 26, 2012

Facebook No More

As of 5 PM yesterday I now no longer have a Facebook page. Why you ask? Because, frankly, it was a time sucker. I would say oh, I'll only be on it an hour or so. Before I knew it  three hours or more had gone by. That was three hours (plus) I lost to the day. I just had to read everything those on my friends list posted. The housework suffered, my quilting suffered and I never got to the studio to work on my art. So I said goodbye to Facebook. I will miss the interaction but I'm keeping contact with friends that have become special to me. I will never regret meeting many interesting people on that forum but it was the end of that season for me and on to the next one. Now I have to get into a routine. I fear that is easier said than done but I'll give it a shot.

I'm sharing a picture of crocuses blooming in my garden last week. It's rained a little since I took this picture so now the flowers are no more but I thought you'd enjoy the sight. It is going down to 17 degrees here tonight. We've been spoiled with such nice warm weather the past week. The trees and bushes are budding out but with the cold tonight they won't fair well and have to start their grow all over again.

With more time on my hands, I'll be posting more often here. Maybe I'll even get into a routine.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Liebster Blog Award

 I was selected by Etty from , so now it's my turn to nominate 5 blogs that I love. The criteria is that the blog must have less than 200 followers.

Sheila at is always doing challenging projects. I enjoy all that she posts.

I came across another blogger who lives a stone's throw from my home. Jen from is quite a cook and I enjoy seeing the cool things she purchases to add to her home. 

I'm fascinated with the interesting pieces of art that Nadia from shares with her readers.

Karen, Jen's sister, posts at  She's a new blogger and writes inspiring posts.

Sunny from is a prolific quilter (it would be hard to keep up with her) and shares lots of photos taken in her travels.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring Is Getting Close

One day it snows and the next day it melts. We are on a roller coaster ride with the weather this winter. Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and a bit cool but promising. This morning a little snowfall that melted already. On Friday I saw a red winged blackbird at the feeder and a Flicker (woodpecker) in the front yard. Both are birds that migrate out of our area for the winter. But yesterday was a sure sign spring is just around the corner.  I saw something yellow in the front garden. Yes! The winter aconites have made their appearance.

I've been adding other pages to my blog:  'Gardening' and 'My Art'. Be sure to click on the subject tabs as I will also be adding links you might be interested in. I've been taking free online art classes and participation is still open. Look for the links on my art page if you are interested in joining in with us.