Monday, March 31, 2008

Sam Houston

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!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sheep of the Week

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!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

February Card Challenge Winner for Tanda

I WON! The theme was to make an Easter Card for the February Card Challenge at the Tanda Forum. There were so many pretty cards to vote for, so I feel very honored to win!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

First Rose of the Year

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.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

"Sheep of the Week"

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!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Rose Card

I made this card using the beautiful stamp that my friend Lynn sent me from England. It was a Christmas gift from her and I love it!! I wrapped fibers around a white ribbon and used a cheery red.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Sheep of the Week

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.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Sheep of the Week

I'm a day late posting my Sheep of the Week, but here it is. This sheep was a gift from my Mom. She brought it back from New Zealand. When you turn it over it makes a baa sound.

Birthday ATC

I made this ATC for Sian of Tanda's Forum for her birthday. It was late, typical of me. I hope you had a wonderful birthday Sian!!!