Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday 6 19 18

We had spent a Spring day clearing brush along the fence line so when it was ready, the grandson came and helped grandpa burn it. We spent most of the day after it started watching it burn down so as to not let it get carried away. It wasn't that huge of a fire, and no wind so was a nice sunny day to be outside. Razzy enjoyed it too as he got to run loose a bit even though he drags his leash. Otherwise, he tends to think he has too much freedom. We tried letting him off leash but since he's always been leash trained, after a few tries of it, he abused his new privilege by running after a bird and right across the road so no more Mr free guy for him. :)

Look forward to your sharing what you've been shooting.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles~


Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings 6 17 18

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbling blessings~ as we celebrate Father's Day today. Have a great week ahead and thanks for visiting and sharing.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday 6 12 18 Link Up And Some Knitting

Some may remember that I've always crocheted, loved to sew and do crafts since forever. Now though, I'm learning to knit. Below are a some pictures of my projects. I've made two hats and have followed along with The Casting On Couch on how to make a cable scarf. It's in process as well as making a very easy first shawl. Actually, I will be working on two shawls as I just purchased yarn today to start another bit more advanced one.

Some may have already seen my 2nd hat. Done except deciding if I want a pom pom  or tassel on it.

This is the cable scarf in process that I am following the pattern from The Casting On Couch. Check out her site for some great knitting information and pattern tutorials. I also found some great tips at WOOLANDTHEGANG YouTube site. If you click on my cable scarf and see the purple strands of yarn, I found that tip at woolandthegang and it is a life saver for if you goof up and have to go back. Just sewing it through where you know you've done okay so far and then if a mistake is made you can pull the stitches out back to that point and continue on. (And of course once the knitting project is done just simply pull out the sewn in threads). She explains it better than me. You'll find this tip at the 18:45 point in the video, but all the other tips are worth watching especially if you're new to knitting.

I had thought I might make stitch markers since I use to make jewelry and also saw that others make them too. These are the two I've made so far. (sorry not a great photo)

This shawl pattern I found free at loveknitting.com. It is done in three colors with white as the top color, but I'm only doing it in this rose color with white at the top. Not sure I'm really liking it, but is giving me practice on such a large set of circular needles. The next shawl that I'm going to start looks to be much prettier.

This is one of some of my first practicing with just knitting and learning not to drop stitches. Wasn't sure what to do with it, but then I found this really cute clasp on clearance at Hobby Lobby and then this practice became Voila - a small purse.

Just some of what I've been keeping myself busy with besides other crafts. Also trying my hand at learning Calligraphy, but that's for another day.

The Lilly bulbs that my son bought and planted when he moved back home for a bit about 7 years ago have bloomed. It's like a gift each year all over again.

Thanks for visiting Pictorial Tuesday. As always, I look forward to your photography sharing. You're next for linking up your photography, photography art from a photo or graphics.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles~


I learned to make a digital prong so I'm sharing it today. You can download it HERE as a .png 
Hopefully you will enjoy using it in your digital scrapbooking or however. Would love to see a link to how you used it. 

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings 6 10 18 with Link Up

16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as [b]presenting all that I Am], He may give it to you. John 15:16 AMPC

15 I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
John 15:15 AMPC

You're Next for sharing a Scripture Blessing. Thank you.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Book Review ~ The Angry Christian

The Angry Christian Author: Bert Ghezzi
Publisher: Paraclete Press

I wanted to read The Angry Christian because as Christians sometimes it is easy to feel guilty for any amount of anger displayed. We are to love one another. With anger, it doesn't seem like we're portraying a very good example of the Love of Jesus. Reading The Angry Christian puts into perspective how it is not necessarily a bad thing to have anger and express it at times. We can have anger, and he speaks of having righteous anger. Sharing anger in a positive way when it will be helpful does not make for a bad example of a Christian. The books gives many examples of anger, why we have anger at different times in our lives and different ways we express those angers. If you're looking for some answers about anger and how to channel those angers in useful ways; especially as a Christian, this book is a good read.

About The Author:

Bert Ghezzi Bert Ghezzi is a popular author and speaker. He has written twenty books,

Bert has seven adult children and 16 grandchildren. He is an active member of St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church and lives near the church in Altamonte Springs, Florida.
Note: about the author was taken from his website at http://www.bertghezzi.com

The Angry Christian is available at the following:

Paraclete Press



Note: I received a copy of The Angry Christian from the publisher. No review positive or otherwise was required. All review opinions are my own.

The reviews on my blog are specifically my own interpretation of my like or dislike for a book I read.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n reading squiggly reading~


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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday 6 5 2018 with a Free Digital Paper Pack

Just messing with a photo of my flower to make it look like art. Also used a texture from French Kiss Textures. Check out her site and if you sign up she gives monthly free textures if you like using those.

Original photo below:

Said bye to May with a cookout and some bag toss and ladder ball games. Two of ours were able to come with their family and spend the holiday. One of the two, our son and his family, stayed for few days to help his dad with some needed chores around this place. We're the age even with just our small acre, it gets harder and harder to maintain so we were glad for his help.

Please share some of your photography in the link below. Pictorial Tuesday is for sharing your photography, digital graphics, or photos manipulated with textures, etc. Thanks for visiting and sharing. Try to visit a few links and say hello to other photography lovers. :)

If you don't have a photography blog to share, hellos are appreciated so we know you stopped by and we can visit you also. 

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Pink Flower Paper Pack Freebie 4 You

I've been having fun making digital papers. This one is from some flowers that I had a few Summers ago that the son and DIL gave me for Mother's Day. I'm sharing this pack of 5 papers with you as a free download. The download link is below. You're welcome to use them however you like for personal use. No link back is needed, but credit is always welcome. Simply your choice.

Since I'm not selling them, I prefer they not be used for commercial unless permission is asked, and please don't sell them as your own.

Sharing below is an example of how I used a couple of the papers. I didn't add many embellishments for this one because I was going for a more simple digital scrapbook page. The picture I'm using is from pexels.com

You can download the Papers Pack HERE (note, if the download is from Dropbox, you don't have to sign in. Just x out of that and download). Thanks. If you use my papers would love to see how you used them.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings 6 3 18

Psalm 124 NIV
A song of ascents, of David
If the LORD had not been on our side-
let Israel say-
if the LORD had not been on our side
when people attacked us,
they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
the raging waters
would have swept us away.

Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler's snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 120 begins the 15 song of ascents, of David. 
I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. Save me LORD, from the lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
What will he do to you and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? He will punish you with a warrior's sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush.
Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar! Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.
Psalm 120 Footnote:


  1. Psalm 120:1 It is possible that the fifteen psalms known as the “Songs of Degrees or Ascents” were sung by the caravans of pilgrims going up to attend the annual feasts at Jerusalem. But it is equally possible that the title has reference to some peculiarity in connection with the music or the manner of using it.

(Footnote is taken from Bible Gateway online Psalms 120 AMPC)https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+120&version=AMPC;KJV

And again I probably repeat, the months just seem to melt away. May is gone and we now say hello to June. Happy June to everyone and hope it is a good month for all.

Please share a Scripture Blessing link and try to visit at least one other and say hello or comment on one another's scripture blessings. Thanks.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n blessings~


Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday with Link Up 5 29 18

Welcome to Pictorial Tuesday where we celebrate our Photography and share with others. No need to be an expert photographer; all that is required is the love of taking pictures, the love of making graphic art out of our photographs or just doing graphics.

Today, I'm sharing a yellow Zinnia that I planted in my flower bed this year. Since I'm not much of a gardener, I'm hoping it flourishes and makes it through the Summer season. Also, I think it looks much like a Dahlia, and I love Dahlias.

My kids and grandbaby are coming over the Memorial Holiday week so I'm hoping I can talk them into taking a trek on some trails with me so I can take some photos. Mostly right now my latest are flowers, which I love, but feel I need a photo shoot out in nature.

You're next for sharing, and have a nice Memorial Holiday.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles 'n salutes to our Veterans~


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Sunday Scripture Blessings with Link Up ~ A Salute To All Veterans ~ 5 27 18

When young, all I knew of war was my grandparents and mom telling about the world war. They still hadn't gotten over being so careful to save and the bread lines, but times were getting better. I knew nothing of war until after I was first married. The draft in America was common. At 18, the young men had to sign up. Then Vietnam happened. The young friends were beginning to know what their draft number meant. Some worried when they would be called, some were excited to go and serve in a foreign country. Some had never traveled any further than our home town.

By the grace of God, my new husband was saved from the war because President Kennedy said any married man didn't have to go. We were relieved.

Then we received the news that my younger sister's boyfriend and friend since middle school who had been drafted right out of high school was killed within the first few months that he was in Vietnam. He was only 18. If you knew Allan, you knew a smile would be on your face because he was always ready with a way to make you laugh. Day by day we would hear of friend's names that were killed. It was a long war. It was a hard time for quite a while for my sister. Life had changed drastically from the carefree years of youth.

This Memorial Week-end and every day, I honor the ones who make my America safe by their heroism. Thank you to all Veterans who serve in any capacity. I admire and respect them, and hope all have a nice Memorial holiday. I say a prayer for all veterans that life blesses each and every one, and if it doesn't that God intercedes and gives them all that they need and deserve. I know America is lacking in how well we do take care of our vets, and that is sad.

Below is a link to a list of ones who died from Ohio during Vietnam if you would like to look at it. I honor their names:

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends. John 15:13 NIV

Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 82: 3-4

A poem I wrote to honor my adopted POW

Bring my baby home.....at least for a day
Even if I can't wipe the tears away -
At least I can see him one more time...
And then in my heart, I'll know he's fine -
He was so young when he went away....
he had no idea it would be such a long stay -
He has suffered so much for you and I...
please bring my baby home before I die -
I just need to gaze on his face once more...
So long since he left our shore -
I'll hold him in such a long embrace...
Ahhhh..just to see that face -
It's weathered, It's worn...He looks so forlorn -
He has longed to be home for so many years...
He long ago forgot how to cry many tears -
He doesn't even know or remember who he set out to be...
He only remembers that he saved you and me And
the wonderful land once more that our forefathers named
when they reached this shore
That's what my baby did for you and me -
He didn't ask much...
He was so proud to go do his duty with the rest of the crowd -
But he just wants to come home now and rest...
He is so weary -
Author/Trabonet (peabea)
Copyright © July 1999

Please share a Sunday Scripture Blessing in the link up below. You're welcome to share the name of a veteran you honor in the comment section also. Have a nice Memorial Holiday.

~hugs 'n giggles 'n scribbles~


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Pictorial Tuesday Link Up 5 22 18

One of my new flowers in the flower garden this year ~ a Takion Blue Bellflower. Hoping it is hardy where I planted it because I really like it. Says bloom season is Spring so didn't really realize that when I bought it, but will grace my Spring each year. I'm partial to blue so liking the color.

Excerpt about the flower taken from perennials.com
The Peach-leaved Bellflowers are popular old cottage garden perennials, cultivated for centuries. This is an outstanding compact strain, with the classic cup-shaped violet-blue bell flowers but with a more showy outfacing habit. Excellent for cutting. Removing individual faded flowers will keep plants blooming for weeks on end. Easy to please in any sunny border setting and terrific in containers. A recent introduction, this F1 hybrid was developed by breeder American Takii.

Thanks for sharing your photography, digital graphics, and photography artwork at Pictorial Tuesday. Please try to visit one or two others that have linked and leave them a hello.

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