We went to Huntsville, Texas for the weekend. Our first stop was the Sam Houston Statue. This statue is clearly seen miles away as you drive up I-45. I remember the first time I saw it. I remember thinking what in the world is that, its so BIG. This statue stands 67 foot high. For those of you who do not know who Sam Houston is...a little history lesson. He played a big part of Texas history. Houston was statesman who was President of Texas twice, a U.S. Senator for Texas. He was Commander in Chief of the Army of the Republic of Texas. He was Governor of Tennessee and of Texas. He lived a very colorful life. Houston, TX is named after him. While we were in Huntsville we also visited the Sam Houston Memorial Museum and his gravesite. We went to the Texas Prison Museum, which was interesting. And last but not least we went shopping in downtown Huntsville. Love antique stores!!!
I bought this adorable sheep last Easter. I think I got it at Hobby Loppy. I love it! I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I know I did. My son's are too old for Easter egg hunting, but it doesn't stop me from making them a Easter bag full of Easter candy. My precious husband gave me a large Chocolate Kiss, one of my favorite candy! He also gave me a beautiful Easter Lily. When I came home from church there was an adorable yellow bunny holding a chocolate Easter Egg, a gift from my oldest!!!! But I can't talk about Easter without telling everyone why Easter is so special to me. It's because this is the time of year that we celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus. He is Alive!!!
Here's a photo of the first rose to bloom in my garden this year. I almost waited too long to get the picture, I should have taken the picture yesterday, but I still think its pretty. It smells good too, You'll just have to take my word on it.
This weeks sheep is the smallest sheep in my collection. I can't remember when I got it or even where. She is made of plastic and for some reason is always falling over. Maybe the bigger sheep are pushing her over when I'm not looking!
My "Sheep of the Week", is a Jim Shore collectible. I love this sheep because it has a folk art quality and I love the quilt. My husband, Billy bought it for me on one of our outings we took together. Can't remember which one and exactly when, but that's case with most of my sheep. Some of them I remember all the details, who gave it to me or where I got it from, the year etc... When I look at some of the collection of my sheep I draw a blank, I can't recall anything about it, just that I like it.
I'm Donna from Texas. I am married to my wonderful husband Billy. We have 3 grown sons. You will usually find me out in my craft cottage that my husband and sons built for me. I love to scrapbook, rubber stamp and do mix media art.I also like to do fabric art. I collect sheep, tea cups and tea pots. I enjoy having tea parties. I teach art and craft classes to home schoolers. I also love gardening and baking!! I am of follower of Jesus Christ. I try to reflect Him in what ever I do or make.
In this blog I hope to share my art, my life and my love of Jesus.