Friday, September 23, 2016

Where'd the summer go?

We made several short trips around Oregon this summer.  Here is one of them to Fort Stevens State Park on the extreme Northwest tip of Oregon where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean.

Mouth of the Columbia River, Washington on the other side
Friendly sea gulls
And a walk on the beach . . .

And as this was a grey day in May, it probably still looks this way in this early Autumn season, as Summer is now gone.  Speaking of  that, I am having a Summer Clearance sale in one of my shops.  Many of my older items must be gone to make way for my new "little house" items!  (See upcoming Monday and Tuesday's posts!)

Check it out!  and if you do, use this coupon code for an extra 15% discount:

 Use code:  
Good only thru September 30th

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hooray! Back to Blogging!

Well, It's not Spring . . . . It's the first day of Autumn!  Long Hiatus! I won't explain, just a few pics of what I have been up to:

Spring trip with my daughter to see my mom, friends and also visit my dad's & my first husband's grave-sites--

Road trip to home town

generational morning newspaper

First Husband and daughter's dad's grave site
And a trip to our old home place in the Sierra Nevada foothills full with springtime flowers--

White flower patch

close-up of fence line


Road to a friends place

Well, you get the idea.  I've been busy with trips, health issues, and plans for moving that fell through (pooh), and now getting ready for the holidays!

I'd love to share some of my other adventures for the last six months-- trips to the beach, cosplay costuming, picnics, etc. and I will in future posts.  For now, it is great to be back to blogging!  Also, Watch for updates on my new "house" line of gifts with a sewing tutorial or two thrown in.  Stay tuned!

And as a . . .  

"Hooray, I'm back" promotion, 

You can use this coupon code in any of my shops for a 15% discount
 thru the end of the month--Sept. 2016!  

Use code:  Hooray16

And, don't forget to come back later this week to see what's up in Linda/Abby's creative-land!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Sorry, this blog is taking a winter hiatus.

Webster's:  hiatus--any gap or interruption, as in continuity or time

I am working on a book, and helping another person get started with his blog.  

You might want to check out some of my older posts:

1) if you are interested in writing:  (all time favorite post) The original inspiration for my first novel.  Or you might search 'JOP' in the search bar to see several other short creative writing entries from the past Jumping Off Places series.

See also, the small stones page or search 'Haiku' for a series of haiku writings.

2)  if you are interested in crafts, sewing or Etsy, you might be interested in these highly popular posts:

or just search 'creativity'

3)  if you are interested in art:

Or just search, 'art', 'watercolor' or 'sketches'

4)  Also, I have another blog, which I will post to occasionally; it may have more current posts.


Thanks for visiting and I hope to be back to blogging here in the Spring! 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Hope your Christmas was as inspirational and 
as awesome as children feel with Santa! 
(My hubby, my youngest grand-daughter and great-grandson; and yes, I am that young!)