Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter swap regret

Thanks to Elizabeth for the image

Hang on, hang on ... the only regret is that I didn't participate in an Easter swap this year.  The main reason I started a blog was to swap and share with crafty girls in blogland !   I found blogging through Elizabeth at Creative Breathing, I remember reading about her fear of disappointing (no way Elizabeth !!)  But I understand and let the same concern hold me back.  It takes me forever to gather my thoughts and then get my "crafty" on ... I get so aggravated with myself that at times I'll blurt "JUST DO IT for gosh sake" !!   So all that to say, I love the thought of the swaps, love looking at all that is shared, and envy the wonderful goodies I see.  I'll hop into another one soon, however the moon and stars have to be perfectly aligned  :)   

Here's the hand made goodies I made for my swap partner for Sandy's Easter Swap last year. 

Today I'm playing with this stuff ... think I'm positioned to make a spectacular mess !!  Anyone have experience with this?  I am trying to use it with plastic candy molds (?) all suggestions welcome !  Thanks for visiting, E

Friday, March 23, 2012

Here comes Peter Cottontail

I'm so happy Spring is here; a few days this week it's been down right hot !  Yesterday I had to rise'n shine at the crack of dawn but today I have Spring fever and taking a break. It's a challenge for me to change decor for each season, and more so being scattered between two States.  But I've picked a corner to decorate and today I'm playing.  

I found a few vintage goodies a while back, and paired them with a few new goodies and put them together in my little spot. 

 I think I might play in another corner tomorrow !  
Happy Spring everyone :)


Saturday, March 3, 2012

Thankful for a dirty house to clean !

I hate to clean house, but today I am so thankful to have a house to clean.  It's a sad day in the "hollow", especially over on "Daisy Hill".  I am sending prayers to friends, neighbors, and family who are suffering.  Yesterday we had one of the deadliest tornadoes in our history rip through my corner of the world. The Associated Press is reporting the following death toll numbers by state: 19 in Kentucky; 14 in Indiana; 3 in Ohio and 1 in Alabama, my thought and prayers to all. 
From the State of Indiana Response to Tornado Activity in Southeastern Indiana, "The single best way to help disaster survivors in southeastern Indiana is with a cash donation to a legitimate relief agency, such as the American Red Cross".
March 3, 2012

Deadliest tornadoes in Indiana history

Here are some of Indiana’s deadliest and most destructive tornadoes:

— March 18, 1925: A tornado known as the “Tri-State Tornado” traveled from southern Missouri to southwestern Indiana, killing more than 730 people, including 74 in Indiana. The tornado, which traveled more than 200 miles, struck Posey, Gibson and Pike counties and destroyed nearly half of Princeton.

— April 11, 1965: 10 tornadoes struck Indiana on Palm Sunday, killing 137 people and injuring more than 1,700 in the state’s deadliest ever tornado outbreak. Following the disaster, which caused more than $30 million in property damage, the state developed more comprehensive tornado planning.

— April 3, 1974: 21 tornadoes raced across 39 Indiana counties, killing 47 residents and injuring at least 1,000.

— June 2, 1990: 37 tornadoes hit 31 Indiana counties, killing six people in Petersburg and one south of Bedford.

— Nov. 6, 2005: A tornado struck Vanderburgh and Warrick counties in southwestern Indiana, killing at least 22 people.

March 2, 2012: Tornadoes strike southern Indiana, killing at least 14 people in Washington, Jefferson, Ripley, Clark, and Scott counties.