26 Weeks Letter Challenge – B

This week is the letter 2008 Sept Hiigh Desert Wine Auction_4574.CR2 :

May 2007 Ballooning over Madras 192a Ballooning…what a ride!

Boats…

IMG_5540 Beans…garbanzos made for us in Greece…delicious!

Bottles…food related…and drink (not our party!)

IMG_6070 Boy and Birds. This kid was really having fun with the pigeons…many in U.S. would think it potentially disgusting! No need to worry, really, he could never catch them!

I noticed there were LOTS of “B” images in my collection…this seemed a nice variety.

This fun challenge is hosted by Lumar…maybe you want to join in!

 

 

Thursday Doors – March 24, 2016

Thanks to Norm for hosting Thursday Doors!

My submission for this week stretches the theme a bit!

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Not sure if this one is really about the plain, white, normal door, the window or the snowy bicycle, but the point is to say goodbye to winter…

and Welcome Spring!!!!

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This welcoming sign and flower pot was snapped in Savannah, GA…it is a doorWAY, so I hope it counts!

Images © Valorie Webster

 

 

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – A

I just saw this on Lumar’s post. 26 weeks…can I do it? There is no question that I have plenty of images. Maybe it will be fun and maybe I will miss some, but I will give it a go, as I have been enjoying lots of old photos lately!

For the week of  IMG_8821 :

Apples and Asparagus

Abandoned…

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Aspen Grove

Aspens and

an Angel…Angels 014

Have a great week!

(images © Valorie Webster)

 

 

 

 

 

Mighty Lucky Quilting Club – March

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I have not forgotten the March challenge for the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club! This month just did not sing to me. I have had some larger scraps laying out since March 1…and playing with them. As I understand it from Rossie Hutchinson, this is about learning colors…contrasting, complementary, etc. Also about color values and hues. It is a good lesson and as with all quilting, it still surprises me how much impact there is with using photos. You can see so much that just does not show up when you simply look at something.

I have so much fabric on hand, I was not ready to go buy more, so I decided to play with this using scraps I have. This would help me with the process she is teaching. So, I am posting the final selection (so far) after culling out several pieces. I am still not sure that the “wrong” color, another thing we are supposed to select and the name of this challenge, is what I like. I picked the green…it may not be “wrong” enough for this lesson.

I am not sure these pieces will actually turn into anything this month. I have to just hang with them and see. Purple is not really my color, so I would have to figure out something that works…maybe into the Etsy shop. That little square you see in the foreground…I threw that in at the last minute as a different addition…it has the colors. What do you think?

If I do go any further with this March lesson, I will post an update. What are you working on?

 

Mondays

The first work-day of the week, for most folks…Monday!

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The subject of many songs and memes on the Internet…

Monday, Monday (Mommas and Poppas), Rainy Days and Mondays (The Carpenters), Monday Morning (Fleetwood Mac), Manic Monday (The Bangles), Blue Monday (Fats Domino), It Sure is Monday (Mark Chestnutt)

Whatever genre you like, you can probably find a song about Monday…usually about how bad it is. They are just a fact of life though! Your Monday could be any day of the week, depending on your job, but the concept is the same. We are never ready for its arrival, it seems.

Do you get the “Sunday night blues”? Not sure why I am contemplating Monday today. Most every day has the same potential for me, as I am MOSTLY retired. That is a blessing in many ways, but does take some getting used to. It requires self-motivation, determination and an adventure spirit to decide of what from all the many options available you are going to partake. At our house, we have also figured out that it is nice not to have to do anything at any time, for the most part. Life has a tendency to make you live by a clock…until you don’t have to any more.

So, whatever your time in life, I hope you get off your duff and find something you like today…if not your job, how about your home (decorate a wall), your kids/spouse/family (love them), your hobbies (paint, read, sing), your friends (share a cup of coffee or soup), your neighborhood (check our the flowers that are starting to come up), your town (check out a landmark), your body (paint your toenails or just wash your face), your music (dance a little), your sports (move a little), your spirit (meditate a while)…there are so many things you can do. I just encourage you to see what is around you and enjoy it!

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Have a happy Monday and remember that the weekend isn’t that far off, but each day of the week will have something special…if you watch, look, and listen for it! That is what I am going to try to do.

What are you doing today?

Thursday Doors – March 10, 2016

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In Palermo, Sicily…this little door and contents speak for themselves. I am not Catholic, but I believe this is a little shrine to memorialize people who have passed. It was on the side of a large Catholic church that also served to house the homeless and provide other services to the community.

I found Palermo to be very interesting on many levels. It is in a beautiful location, but sadly there is still very much devastation remaining from WWII. In spite of this fact and the location of this church, it was well-maintained and a benefit to many.

Happy Thursday…off to look at some other doors via Norm’s hosted blog.