Thursday, February 7

Being Creative, Wacky Weather, Apologies and Thankful Thursday

I've been feeling rather creative lately. Tonight I decided to make some Easter cards. I made Valentine cards a couple of weeks ago. So I thought I'd experiment with some for Easter.

I posted photos of my great-nephew, Griffyn a couple of days ago and so the first Easter card I made was for him.

This will be Griffyn's first Easter and I thought a card was in order. The inside of the cards says, Have a joyous Easter.

The card below is for a friend. Inside it says, Green in the treetops, tiny pink blooms, Fresh air and sunshine refreshing the rooms.. Warmhearted feelings and gratefulness too. It's all part of springtime and thinking of you.
Then I made one for my brother and his wife. I will send the same one to my sister and her husband. All of these cards will be personalized. The verse inside this cards says, Happy Easter to you two birds of a feather. So that is what I was doing today. I enjoyed being a little creative. I have more cards to make for Easter but decided I'd better give up for today.
Today we had more wacky weather. It's been icing most of the day. The schools were closed, which made all the kids happy. There has been a lot of snow days this year. Sometimes we don't get any and in the last two weeks there's been two. I wouldn't be surprised if the schools are all closed again tomorrow. It is still storming at almost 10 pm. The world looks pretty, but roads and sidewalks sure are slick.

My apologies to Brandy at Mommy's Quiet Spot. Brandy won my Valentine giveaway and yesterday I told all my readers that Brandy had delivered a beautiful baby. Well, the baby isn't Brandy's. It is her friend Emily's baby. My sincere apologies Brandy. I'm sorry for the confusion.

I haven't participated in Thankful Thursday for a while. I always seem to forget until my post is done. I am certainly thankful for many things in my life. Here are a few of them:

1. Thankful that I still have my mother with me. She is 80 years old and in fairly good health. She has been having some problems with congested lungs the last year, but she never lets it keep her down. I lost Dad in 1981 and will be lost when Mom goes to be with her Lord.

2. I am thankful that my oldest grandson is high functioning autistic. His disorder could have been much worse.

3. I'm thankful for a roof over my head, a paid gas bill so I can be warm and food in the cupboard and refrigerator. Some are not so lucky.

4. I'm thankful that I have talents that I can use to create pretty things and write stories about my life.

5. For friends both online, locally and abroad. Friends are a very important part of life. I've been blessed with many and have made so many more through my blog. May each of you be blessed.

6. Thankful that all my blogging friends and other friends who live in Tennessee, Kentucky and Arkansas are safe.

If you would like to participate in Thankful Thursday, please visit Iris at Sting My Heart.

Not much other news from here. I'm staying in where it's warm and cozy. I do have to take Meeko out for his nightly walk, but will be very careful. If it's too bad, I will leave him for my husband to take. I don't want to be falling and injuring my knees again this year. Been there and done that last year.

Take care and please remember to do a kind deed today. Kindness brings hope. ~Blessings, Mary~


  1. I really enjoyed your thankful list sweetie. The cards you made are so cute, you are a very talented lady. I love you.

  2. I love seeing the crafty side of Mary.... good job..... I too worked on things today but I need to be able to take pictures as you ladies do..... I am terrible with the digital camera,,,,,,,, I did two embroidery designs today ,,, One I am going to give away for Easter...... I hope to have it ready in a few days...... but time will tell,,,,,,

    Dr appointment Friday will dictate what I do for the next few weeks,,, bummer.......

    hugs x0x0x0

  3. Mary - your cards are really cute. You did a great job! The weather is crazy here too, with quite a few snow days.

  4. Hi Mary,

    These cards are absolutely beautiful. Wow!

    So glad you joined us for TT. I enjoyed readingyour post. Have a blessed week.

  5. That's a very awesome thankful list! Truly humbling to read and inspiring too!

  6. Your cards are great! Do you use a software to make them, or do you draw them? You're very talented, either way! I loved your thankful list--especially with the tornados, I'm thankful for a roof too!

  7. Good Evening Mary,
    Your cards you done are so beautiful. "THANK YOU" for sharing them with us. You are very talented and very artistic. You do a great job. I know Gryffith will look back on his Easter card one day and think of you. Homemade cards and crafts always seem more special. I enjoyed your THANKFUL THURSDAY list. We do have so much to be Thankful for after the other night. I hope you don't have to get out on the streets for anything. I would just stay in till it melted some. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

  8. I'm thinking you mean Easter card instead of 'first Valentine's'. That bunny is so darned cute. Now, tell me, just HOW do you make and print the cards? And can I do it too? LOLOLOL With my printer that is.

    Oh, and I think I have it all figured out by your clues....October 12th!!!!!!?!!! [That is my Mother in Law's birthday]

    And I know what you mean about losing both parents. I have, and it's something you NEVER get over.

    Thanks for the visit dear lady. I emailed you yesterday afternoon after the mail was delivered. :o)

  9. Mary,
    It is ok, please don't worry about. I just didn't want you to think that I had a new little one. I still haven't got to see her though, I had to leave before she was born, then I got that virus and now I think I may be getting a cold. I don't think I will see her until she is twelve. LOL. I love your cards they are so pretty!! Have a very good day!

  10. How wonderful that you still have your mom with you :) - What a blessing. I too am thankful that my friend in Tennessee is safe after all the storms they had.

    Your cards are very beautiful - thank you for sharing them with us.

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

    Blessings to you and yours.

  11. Mary, my little grandson, Deshun, hasn't been diagnosed yet, but we think he may be autistic. He has many of the characteristics at four. He sees a developmental pediatrician in June, but it has taken us so long to get this far. I would love correspond with you and learn from you what has helped Brandon along the way.

  12. Thanks to Everyone for your kind comments. I have answered any questions on your blogs. I appreciate your visits. They brighten my day.


    You can contact me through my profile. I did try to contact you, but there is no way to do so posted on your profile.


  13. Happy TT Mary,

    Your cards are really nice, and I love your grateful heart.

    What a blessing it is to still have your mother! I sure miss mine.

    Have a great week.

  14. SWEET cards..
    have a great day..
    and you know..
    take good care ya

  15. Mary,

    You are one very crafty, talented lady. Your cards are beautiful!!

    Our wacky weather seems to be playing follow the leader with yours. Yesterday, I read about your ice storm and last night we had one, too. This is the second day this week that school openings were delayed for two hours. Finally, this afternoon it is just snowing lightly.

    Be careful out there. The day before yesterday, it was so icy when I took Oscar out that I had to shuffle along in little baby steps. He is more sure-footed than I am, so he was in a big hurry to get back into the house!

    Think Spring and remember, May is getting closer every day! :-)

    Love & Hugs,

    Think Spring!!! LOL

  16. I like your entry its nice and interesting. Thanks for sharing. mine is in The Joy Of Life Forever

  17. Wrong site this is the correct one

  18. Your cards are so pretty. The one you made Griffyn will be treasured, I'm sure.
    I also love the pictures in your side bar.

  19. Your Easter cards are so pretty, Mary! Easter is such a joyful time. I enjoyed reading your thankful list too, so many blessings! Stay warm!
    P.s Thank you for entering my giveaway. :0)

  20. Mary,

    Your Easter cards are so cute. I love the bunny one for Griffyn! That's a keepsake for him.

    You are fortunate to have your Mom with you still. That is a big blessing!

    I agree about wacky weather. We've had some of the wackiest winter weather I can remember.

    Stay warm and safe.



  21. friends are important. Have a wonderful night!

  22. Thank -you for thinking of us. The storms were bad but we in our small town are safe. The Easter cars are beautiful. I see all this beautiful stuff and wish I were as talented. Smiles to you my Friend...Mary

  23. Mary, your cards are great!! Very thoughtful of you to send them. You are Blessed to have your mom:)

  24. Beautiful thoughts Mary. I'm hoping to get around to making some card this week too.