Friday, April 30, 2010

Magdalene's Jewels

Our wonderful etsy bloggers' team member, Pam is being featured this month!  She has two great etsy shops and two blogs as well!  Come along with me and see.... 
First, let's peruse her shop full of luscious knits, Magdalene Knits...
Oh, what treasures there are to find withinScarves, neck warmers, and lovely baby things!  Oh my!
antique white crocheted baby booties
 gorgeous crocheted baby boy sweater set  

And so much more!  You must see for yourself.

And now on to shop number 2, Magdalene's Jewels where you will find gorgeous jewelry for yourself or to give as gifts....
such as this lovely Rose Italian Quartz Bracelet
(The rose quartz beads are antique beads from a small town in Italy.)

Make sure you visit Pam's two blogs:
Magdalene Jewels pjk, where in a recent post, she describes crocheting for cancer, and Magdalene Jewels' blogs, where she describes life with her family and cats.
Congratulations, Pam, on being the etsy bloggers' street team blogger of the month! 
photos © Pam Baker 2009 and 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010


The bud is on the bough again,
The leaf is on the tree.
~Charles Jeffreys, 1807-1865, The Meeting of Spring and Summer
Spring, when from the Earth, life bursts forth anew, calls to mind other births I have witnessed.  I remember as a young child, watching, enthralled, as my neighbor's collie gave birth to her puppies.  Later I watched my cats have kittens.  This always seemed such a miracle--new young lives, soft and fluffy, emerging from within an already existing being.
Much later, I witnessed the birth of a friend's child.   And there were my own two children, if witnessing is what you can call what I did.
Being pregnant with my firstborn, a son, was an amazing experience as I felt the life within me stir.  The time of his birth remains a special number to us. 
My daughter was born at home with 2 midwives, an experience over which we still marvel.

This post is for the etsybloggers' street team carnival which asks us to tell of a memorable birthday.  This carnival will be posted on Monday, April 26 on Joey and Aleethea's blog.
Happy Birthday, Sandra!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day 2010

Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
LINKS to my past posts on Glacier:
(includes links to Hidden Trail information and Ken Burns' PBS series) 
Along the Hidden Lake Trail
(several of my photos, as well as links to Glacier National Park and information about glaciers.  See what a glacier looks like close up--fascinating!)
photos by me © 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spring Clouds: SkyWatch Friday

 Yesterday, I was fortunate to be able to sit outside and work for a few hours.  The deep
 blue of the sky and the amazing capricious cloud formations captivated me.
I love the young Spring-green of the baby leaves and the still-bare branches of trees.
See the streak of the plane in this one (above)?
The temperature was perfect with just a whisper of a breeze.   AAh...the gloriousness of Spring!
 This post is for SkyWatch Friday hosted by Wren, fishing guy, Sylvia, Klaus, and Sandy.
Come join us in this awesome meme, link up, and meet folks from all over the globe.
photos by me © 2010

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Easter

love and blessings to all my cherished readers!

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photo by me © 2010